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SEO spyglass and linkassistant recurring payments????

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DebbieSprules, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. DebbieSprules

    DebbieSprules Senior Member

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    I bought my software, in-fact I bought 3 types of software with weeks apart a few months ago.

    Hardly used it.. now they want MORE money for EACH software to keep it up to date..

    What a rip off. It certainly was not made clear I was purchasing something that would stop working after a while. I would have not ever made that purchase..

    Anyone else had this query? You paid like $99 for the software thinking that was it?
     
  2. fizz707

    fizz707 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    according to providers comments on here soon enough users of all seo powersuite tools will be able to use them when live plan has expired - the live plan itself wont go away but at least you ll be able to use the tools
     
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    No, I paid nothing. I downloaded the demo version and full licence codes from BHW downloads. :D
     
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    That's what turned me off from their package. Pay a high price and it was only good for a few months and it quits working. THey probably got a lot of complaints and finally are switching it.
     
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    upl8t Regular Member

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    Good online software is expensive to maintain. Everything is constantly changing...so it it's not updated it can become worthless very fast. That means a vendor can either charge alot and include all updates for free, a base charge plus update charges or charge monthly. This is why a ton of tools are now moving to a monthly subscription service. What's not fair is when the vendor isn't upfront about their billing and update methods. In fact it could be fraud if their not disclosing things properly or misleading you.
     
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    britcpa Power Member

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    nope. i paid $599 for the enterprise edition thinking that was it & i paid that much so i could do branded SEO reports for clients. imagine how pissed off i was when i found out the software didnt work without the maintainance package: thats right, i was verrrrry pissed off.

    of course, that was well before i found bhw - the amount of goodies ive picked up from here since then has more than made up for some of my earlier forays into high end software at high end prices, but that company really doesnt make it clear that you NEED their monthly maintenance programme for their software to work after 6 months - i thought they were referring to some kind of insurance for gthe software when i skimmed over the headline of their product offering. ok, its my own fault for not fully investigating their order page, but the way thats its written, there's no indication that you MUST commit to an additional monthly cost with them.

    anyway, lesson learned: always check bhw for whatever you want before making a commitment elsewhere.
     
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    yep, reading forums and (non-affiliate) reviews definitely helps when shopping around for software, esp if you are going to pay a lot of money for it

    what the provider is trying to do in this case is appeasing people who still want to use the tools without live plan (at the expense of accuracy, especially in the case of rank tracker) and leave an option for paid users to get SE maintenance updates for the sake of data accuracy. actually, quite a few other software providers (supporting multiple SEs) make paid search engine updates voluntary so by switching to voluntary updates seo powersuite is merely patterning after guys like awr and such

    providing se updates for nearly 800 ses in seo powersuite for free - thats surely not cost-effective for the provider
     
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  8. DebbieSprules

    DebbieSprules Senior Member

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    Is there then a decent thing that you use, I CAN get from here? That might work on a mac? I managed to get Market Sam for my windows machine but its buggy and probably out of date...
     
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    Don't but it download it from here.

    They con people with that liveplan, I nearly fell for it ages ago as they hide it.
     
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    Why not choose SEO Backlink Finder? Just 97US$ one-time-payment. Updates are free and they really update it. And in fact SEO Spyglass has not 800 search engines to maintain, because they count every search engine for every country as a single search engine. Google.com, Google.de, google.co.uk would be already 3 search engines in their calculation. So they will get already 150 search engines from Google.
    By the way: SEO Backlink Finder seems also to be able to crank out much more then SEO Spyglass. I have cranked out over 600k backlinks for pligg.com with SEO Backlink Finder. Impossible with every other backlink checker. Also monthly subscriptions like ahrefs or majestic limit there delivered results to something like 30k or 50k backlinks per domain.
     
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    Either something on their end has gotten messed up after version 5.#, there was a stark change in algos, or a crazy influx of new users that decided to get the 'cracked' version because:

    SEO Spyglass is slow as balls now.

    The same curse that recently plagued marketsamurai? Everything was peachy until tons of posts showed up about how to bypass that, and in the past few weeks there have been multiple threads about [GET]SEO SPYGLASS!

    This is why we can't have nice things.