I am an internet marketing consultant for a Minneapolis Landscaping Company in Minnesota. Yesterday the owner asked me to review an offer he received from a company that cold called him. We listed his company in Yahoo Local and that is how Reliable Listing got his contact information.
The company sent over a fancy 10 page report “analyzing” the client’s site. They highlighted in RED the things he needed to change in GREEN the things that were good. I can’t express in words how much I despise companies that do this because each one of them is a waste time.
The are produced many times overseas in India by people that don’t analyze your business.. The companies just try to create a fancy report (cookie cutter template) to put fear in the website owner’s mind. They don’t look to see what the website or each page is about, they are only interested in the end result.
Here is what they sent: Reliable Listing Proposal
Here is my response: Reliable Listing Response
This report is to (1) inform internet business owners not to do business with companies like this (2) to specifically tell customer not to do business with Reliable Listings. On top of all this they have only been in business for a year; that is barely enough time to achieve good search engine goals. In the next 1-3 months look for this blog post to be on the first page of Google when you type in “Reliable Listings.” We will see who really knows a thing or two about search engine optimization & brand awareness.