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SEO Godfather

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by justmeron, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    Warning, A new product called seo godfather or sometimes called seo rule book is a scam. I purchased this product over a week ago. First of all it took me 5 days just to get the unlock code. Then after I unlocked it, part of the files are missing. I re-downloaded it and still not complete and unable to fix. Was missing a .dll for my system vista. which isn't available to use per microsoft. The program doesn't even work. I sent emails daily only to be ignored, no response. Basically I was scammed for $100 bucks. No refund or resolution. My only retrobution was to file a complaint with pay pal. Which they arent able to help me and to warn people on forums like this. Do not purchase this product, unless you want to give away your money. In that case pm me I'll be glad to help you out.
     
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    Cant you try running it under vistas winxp mode right click properties sometimes helps me with programs not compatable
     
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    why the hell do you pay for products without asking advice here beforehand?
     
  4. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    yes luther we did discuss this. At that time I had already purchased it and still haven't gotten any replies from them. I did as we talked about and filed a complaint with pay pal. But they haven't helped any. And yes nick i did make a post on here prior to purchaseing the product but really didn't get anyone who had used it or knew much about it. I had used a very similar product, (I think it may have been a earlier version) about a year ago with great results. I guess I jumped the gun and went for it. Thanks hapro for the tip. If I understand correctly right click and select run as winxp?? I hill give it a shot. But it took me a while to install it. I turned off my vista uac and lowerd my security just to get it to install. Then I received an error that a specefic .dll that was required to run the program was missing. I clicked on find a soulution and per a search of microsoft site there was no fix found. Since there is a missing component do you think it could still run under winxp?? I guess what makes me so frustrated is the fact that the developer wont even respond to my emails or try to help out. You guys have offerd more help than the seller has. Thats why I classified it as a scam.
     
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    What is the .dll error message and file name you are missing? You can also try right clicking on the file and say "run as admin". If the programmer is a one man show, he could be on vacation and away from his computer. Hell I am taking my family on vacation today and will not be back till the end of the month. I will still check the forum though while on vacation, so I will try and help resolve the error message you are getting. I will see if they have a demo version and if they do I will install it on my laptop, it has vista home on it and see what error message I get.
     
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    Justmeron send me it via pm or something and i will get it working for you and then show you how.
     
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    Yeah I kinda thought that may be the case. He did respond once after my pay pal resolution email and said he had contaced his programmer about this and it didn't sound good. Since then I have sent 3-4 emails over the course of 3 days. With no response. If he would have just responded that it was still being worked on or looking at it, I think it may have eased my mind. But no responce at all is what made me so frustrated. I used all 3 diff. emails and looked up the site ownership and even sent an email to the registerd email. Seems that the pay pal email got the only response. He stated he has been having problems with his mail server??
    As far as the missing .dll I didn't write it down. I would have to remove the program and re install it again and I could get the exact .dll if you think you may be able to offer a solution, I will do it. I tried to do it a few times and got the same error everytime. It had a bunch of letters and some numbers in it. Seems like it started with a M but it was fairly long. I searched microsoft and there was no resolution found there for my operating system.
    thanks,
     
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    just in regards paypal, I have a vague recollection if you have been scammed with a downloadable product the only way to get a refund is to say that you did not receive it. They wont resolve issues regarding the quality of a product or anything regarding a money back guarantee that has not been honoured.

    This has worked for me in the past when the dodgy vendor doesnt respond but at least it will give you a fighting chance as once they close that dispute it cant be opended again. The next step would be your credit card provider but I havent found them very helpful either.
     
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    thanks,
    I tried to re open a new dispute after this one closed and couldn't. I sent pay pal an email no response yet. I will try to open a new dispute tonite. In reality I didn't receive the whole product. Funny pay pal put a stop on my account cause I moved and forgot to change my phone number and when they tried to call to verify my account they froze it. But yet they won't back someone trying to get help such as a case like this. I can understand if I got the product and didn't like it. That's one thing, but this product is defaulted and will not even run or load properly. I have a friend who has agreed to look at it for me in an attempt to fix the bug.
    Thanks,
     
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    Yeah that's f'd up! I am sending it to harro tonite. Will let you know how it goes.
     
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    Hey I reinstalled the program and the missing component was MSVBVM50.DLL
    thanks,
     
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    Got it working!

    Ok i got it working but i dont have a key to fully try it works 100%, but it loads so this should help.

    This is what i did

    I went into My Computer then travelled to Program Files/SEO Godfather

    I right clicked on SEOGodgather.exe the main file. Then went to Properties/ Compatibility, then checked the little tick box to run under Windows XP (Service Pack 2 and then went down to the tick box under Privelege Level, and ticked the Run this program as an administrator, it works fine then. :) Let me know if this works.
     
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    thanks,
    I did everything you said to do and the damn thing still will not work on my system! When you installed it did you get the missing component MSVBM50.DLL error? That seems to be the key. I can load a project then on step two its like some parts of about 3 different screens are partially blackend out and makes it impossible to use correctly.
     
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    Id personally now, even though it works on my machine after that click the paypal button for refund, say you never recieved the product. And forget this tool it looks crap anyway man, :p I didnt get that component missing but i have a lot of Coding tools on my machine so the dependent files could be Visual basic related, and i probably run smooth because i have that installed.
     
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    thanks for trying. I did everything you suggested and still doesn't work. It almost has to be because you have those other programs installed. We both are using the same windows vista and I did everything you did and still not working. I will try pay pal again. Hope they don't review and see my previous complaint. This time I will say I never received the program cause I really didn't. Thanks again for looking at it. Seemes to be more than the seller has done for me.
     
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    my vista is just vista home basic. Yours sounds like it's upgraded with additional programs I don't have.
     
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    Bummer since I previously filed a dispute with pay pal they will no allow me to refile. If there ever is another time at least now I know to check the box that states product was never received. I previously checked the box stateing product not complete or working properly. The seller doesn't respond to my emails. Guess this one I will just chalk up as experience.
     
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    Id try running it under someone elses machine, if you have a friend with XP id let them try it then maybe sell it for a little less with the license, atleast then you will get some back. Then you might actually profit when paypal finally refund.

    Mine is Vista Business for your information, and its loaded with all sorts Visual Basic etc... which could be a reason for it to run on my machine.
     
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    did u unlock it and try it out?
     
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    Didnt unlock it your key wouldnt work with mine, the key did not match with the number i had, must work by computer name generating the keys, i tried the demo.
    Not my kind of program, to be honest, just be careful in future mate, and if you phone paypal they will and should sort it out quicker they have a feature call me back. Or a toll free freephone number.