Link Scam by Smart Traffic

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“Link Scam by Smart Traffic”

Written on: 13/02/2012 by ABacus185 (1 review written)

We bought a package off the Smart Traffic sales guy who cold called us thinking that it would get us the results. He was a good salesperson, a little pushy and only called each month to get the money.

We saw some rankings a couple of months later. They then wanted us to pay each month which we did. But after 10 months we got no increase in customer calls or emails.

After being disappointed with SEO and Smart Traffic we did not go ahead with them and after about a year, started to look with another company.

We went back on and checked the links that we had bought but could not find the report in the Campaign Centre (We could no longer log in). We were told that they only stay there for 30 days and that we could not copy the report.

So how do we check that the links that we paid for are still there?

We got the other SEO company to check the 'backlinks' and we had only 31 links and 12 were from our own work. But we had been paying to have 20 links per month over 11 months! 220 Links total easy and at $40 a link we had spent over $11,100 with nothing to show for it.

We called Smart Traffic, but the Campaign Manager had left the company, so this other guy told us that the backlinks check was incorrect and that it takes Google time to find the links. That is not what the first Smart Traffic sales guy told us. This second salesman even tried to sell us on buying more links.

Does it take Google a year to find the links? No, they either did not build the links or they

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Honestysthebestpolicy's Response to ABacus185's Review

Written on: 30/10/2012

It's pretty outrageous to that out of 220 links built to your site @ 20 per month x 11 months you wouldn't have a higher volume of links indexed. Even if your links were 3-4 levels away from the homepage, it would be reasonable to assume that they would be indexed within a 4-6 week period and I wonder how this could happen?

I'm wondering (and I'm sure others who've read this are too) what methods/tools were used to review your backlink profile?

Hope things went well with the new SEO company!

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