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★★★★★

“Smart Traffic got the party started”

Written on: 01/07/2014 by PASHAustralia (1 review written)

As an Australian BRW Fast 100 Company, we consistently seek to drive our business results further and I’m pleased to say that working with Smart Traffic has greatly increased our website traffic, the result has been a sharp rise in enquires and bookings for hosting Pash Parties. Their approach was consultative and they made every effort to understand the needs of the business, and how to commercialise these online. We have worked with a number of SEO companies in the past and Smart Traffic… Read Full Review

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“Great SEO service!”

Written on: 14/03/2014 by Pleasedphotographer (1 review written)

Can I just start by saying this is a genuine review based upon 2 experiences of Smart Traffic over the last ten years for two seperate unrelated businesses. My first experience was back in 2006. I had employed a different seo company to promote my website which resulted in a google penalty where I disappeared from the rankings. I then contacted Smart traffic who sorted out the issues and within 9 months had me ranking for on the first page for all my target keywords. My main keyword at the… Read Full Review

Smarttraffic's Response to Pleasedphotographer's Review

Written on: 18/03/2014

Hi

Thank you for the great review, I will pass on your kind words to our team who will be thrilled! We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to work for you.

Thanks again from all the Smart Traffic team.

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“no SEO strategy”

Written on: 28/11/2013 by carmen5 (1 review written)

This is a company hiding behind a few old awards. Be very aware....they will gladly promise results and then impose a penalty should you try to get out after month on month of tedious excuses. I would sum them up as initially friendly, excuse laden, tending towards agression should you question lack of improvement in search ranking… Read Full Review

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“Persistant and rude!”

Written on: 25/10/2013

This company is persistent to get sales and rude once questioned on their approach and proposals. After countless missed calls from them in a few days. They hung up on me while I was explaining that they had not understood our market. Their proposal did not relate to our site and they would have taken our money and we would have gained nothing in return… Read Full Review

Smarttraffic's Comment

Written on: 01/11/2013

Dear Reviewer

I head up the sales and account management teams for Smart Traffic in the UK.

Your report was very concerning to us, we work very hard on making sure our sales approach is both well considered and courteous. I'd really appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience with us in more detail so we can find out what happened and fully assess how we can improve in future.

At a time convenient to yourself, please give me a call on 0845 331 3512 so that we can discuss this matter further.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Kind regards

Craig

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★★★★★

“Great Service”

Written on: 17/07/2013 by Jellybox (1 review written)

I have been dealing with Smart Traffic since December 2012 and within 3 months had 10 key words on page one. These key words were words that actually drove traffic and subsequent orders and I was able to sit with Smart Traffic and decide what these target key words would be at the outset. Another bonus ,is that ,unlike other SEO companies I didn't start paying my monthly fee until these 10 key words were one page one. Therefore the ongoing monthly fee was self funding. I have full visibility… Read Full Review

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“The results outweigh the cost. Simple as that.”

Written on: 18/04/2013 by KidzShooz (1 review written)

I 've been working with Smart Traffic since October 2012 and their service has helped and improved my website immensely. With a dedicated and experienced team always available to help and excellent communication from my campaign manager I can see the value in their work. Smart Traffic is very transparent and I know where my money goes each month. With updates happening all the time, this company has been very proactive in their approach and any question I’ve had have been promptly… Read Full Review

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“Great results - have been invaluable in growing our...”

Written on: 02/04/2013 by cathywisker (1 review written)

Smart Traffic has played a vital role in ensuring Saracen Interiors always rank above the competition which in turn is having very positive results for our company. Their advice and enthusiasm has been invaluable and as a consequence we have won several new clients as a result of our Google ranking which is delivering an excellent ROI for our growing business. Managing Director, Saracen Interiors… Read Full Review

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“Rankings dropping out - Unethical approach to SEO ”

Written on: 28/03/2013

We had employed Smart Traffic a bit over 2 years now. Results were initially great - until January 17th when our site went from page 1 to out of top 100 search results. I asked my campaign manager at the time what he thought about that outcome and why it came to be, he responded back with "We had over optimised on our anchor texts leading to penalisation with Google". To be factual about this review, we had spent in excess of over $25,000 AUD, and now our results are nowhere near page one. I… Read Full Review

Ritaki's Comment

Written on: 01/05/2013

we can help your business get over this. we have done it for many businesses in the past and in the 12 years we have been working in SEO none of our clients were ever penalised. if you would like more info please contact me

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Moza2013's Comment

Written on: 30/10/2013

I share your pain. I have been talking to this guys for over a year and finally gave them a go.
first month I went from no where to page 1 and after that kept dropping.
they promised the world and delivered nothing.
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY WITH THIS GUYS

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★☆☆☆☆

“The on results sales pitch is rubbish”

Written on: 23/03/2013

The pay on results is terrible, they don't have a model for that, I phoned inquired for the pay on results and not once was I offered this service, instead I was offered 'guaranteed' search rankings - as long as I paid up front. Once can only assume that the good reviews on here are from company employees etc. IF you are daft enough to approach this company after reading these reviews, you will be shown a very glossy online presentation which by all accounts is a very good presentation but… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Professional, friendly, no-nonsense effective SEO ”

Written on: 21/03/2013

We have used Smart traffic for a while now to increase our ranking in Google mainly, and we are steadily getting better and better positions. So the work and the cost are paying off - despite constant changes in Googles algorithm. Jamie Levon has so far been our campaign manager and Bradley Pearce was the guy who got us on board. Both very professional guys - and super friendly. I can only warmly recommend this team in the very wild jungle of SEO... Lars Bruun CEO… Read Full Review

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“Pay on results - perfect business model”

Written on: 19/02/2013

Unlike so many other so called SEO companies - perform the work upfront and only when your keywords appear on page 1 do they start to bill you .i.e. you pay on results - the perfect / safest business model. Provided plans and campaign centre are very clear and show us exactly what work has been completed and the results/progress to date. Ask for [name removed] - he is very responsive member of the team and professional/knowledgeable about his work… Read Full Review

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“SEO Company that works !”

Written on: 31/01/2013 by BlackSheepStore (1 review written)

I had heard many things about SEO company's in the past good and bad, its tough when you are spending a big chunk of your marketing budget on something with no guarantee's. Well thats not the case with Smart Traffic we did not pay one penny until our chosen search terms hit the first page of Google. Try finding another SEO that will do this ? Smart Traffic lived up to our expectations and then exceeded them by continuing to help us rise up google rankings and there support was excellent with… Read Full Review

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“Worst company I have ever had the misfortune of...”

Written on: 30/01/2013 by Harry51 (1 review written)

Thought I'd try these but didn't search for reviews beforehand, which I really should have done. They will sell you a package then try hiding behind their CONtract when you don't get when the sales guy sold you! The only pleasurable experience was before I signed the contract, after that, once I reviewed the work that was being done and how my money was being spent I cancelled it very quickly (£70 for a link, thats not a typo, SEVENTY POUNDS for one link!) Avoid this company like the plague… Read Full Review

Hughestom2's Response to Harry51's Review

Written on: 24/04/2013

We are having the same problem with Smart-Trafic. They don't deliver on any level.

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★★★★☆

“Consistently deliver what they say they will”

Written on: 16/10/2012

We have been using Smart Traffic since 2009 for our SEO work and have had good and consistent results with their campaigns for us. The targets set and agreed in advance have been achieved and this has allowed us to reduce our spend on more conventional advertising so for us it has proved to be very good value for money spent. Throughout each campaign there has been good communication keeping us up to date with how it is performing and the people we have dealt with all seem to have a good level… Read Full Review

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“We had worked with several seo companies in the past...”

Written on: 19/07/2012 by traceybgg (1 review written)

We had worked with several seo companies in the past as well as doing a lot of seo work ourselves. When we lost traffic on one of our keywords we worked with another company, signed on for a year and it was a disater. I wish I had spent the money on a nice car or holiday. We then found Smart Traffic and approached a little cautiously. From the outset however I had a greater sense of confidence. Sam, our initial contact, was efficient, polite, professional and committed to gaining results for… Read Full Review

Georg3's Response to traceybgg's Review

Written on: 24/08/2012

Written by SMART TRAFFIC ! All the money is wasted once you get onto the service. It is expensive and absolute not worth the time / money ! Seriously Smart Traffic - stop writing your own reviews !

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Alextrox's Response to traceybgg's Review

Written on: 07/09/2012

Totally agree with Simonkl's comment.

Reviews written by the Smart Traffic team. It's not a clever way to do business.

Regardless of the fact - to this day, I still have not made my ROI back. Checking over the link reports, the links appear artificial and some already have been deindexed by Google.

Everything that was said and promised was not delivered.

I have a lot of colleagues and friends in similar industries that I would not recommend Smart Traffic at any given day.

You may as well spend 500 english pounds with an Indian SEO firm and get decent results than it is with them.



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Georg3's Response to traceybgg's Review

Written on: 29/08/2012

Slightly suspicious to get a response an hour later where my review has been posted. I assume reason being is that A) smart traffic has received a e-mail notification that a comment has been posted to their review. B) scanning your reviews - which is not surprising as there were dozen of reviews from disappointed clients who had written that it's a funny coincidence that after each negative review a positive review follows.

There is an interesting blog I have posted here but has been censored, where you can read actual reviews written by past clients. Everyone has the same story to tell. Type into google "smart traffic reviews" and there are tons of reviews of people who have the same story to tell.

Without spending more time on this: Please Smart Traffic - think again, how much you charge, what you promise and what you actually deliver. I think we were sold a absolute super duper quality link for £25 - I simply didn't know better. It is a rip off and a ridiculous thing to do so!

Apparently people had been sued in the past for leaving negative comments. Well, I don't think young entrepreneurs who lack on money should be treated like this! The quality of work that has been received in the past equals the quality of work we would have got for £200 from India. We paid a lot more with you guys.

Just think about it ..... we learned our lesson and for anyone who is starting a business and relies on the internet I give you the following advice - we are ranking well today without a SEO company. All you have to do is this (and google loves this!) :

- Offer information that matters to users on the website (you will be well ranked for what you offer - especially if niche market)
- Bear in mind you don't want to be found by everyone - but by those who will pay eventually for your services/product.
- Make sure you have unique and appropriate Meta data in place - describing each site.
- Put sufficient and relevant information on each page
- plan the website in a way that it is well structured.
- don't be shy and make use of social websites to advertise
- advertise on related pages, submit articles you have wrote, that match what you offer, that gives information of current events, products, news, etc. (it takes a few minutes to write an article)
- post stuff and ask friends to share it.
- don't copy from other websites offering similar services/products - be unique!
- OFFER A PRODUCT AND SERVICE THAT SELLS (you will have hundreds of natural links in no time if it matters to people)
- forget about all those crappy and meaningless posted links on random pages.
- if you wish to comment, engage in conversations on blogs and say meaningful stuff. I am convinced if you own a business you are passionate about what you are doing. So engaging in blogs should be fun and benefit everyone - not just for the sake of placing a back link.

So there it is - no need to spend money. Better you make it !

SEO companies are completely useless. Once we stopped searching for SEO services and started focusing on our marketing efforts and do it ourselves in a very natural way we started ranking well ! SEO is a natural thing you have to do yourself - it's not something that can be paid for or can be forced.

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Smarttraffic's Response to traceybgg's Review

Written on: 29/08/2012

Dear Simonkl,

Thank you for your comment. I can assure you that we absolutely do not post our own reviews.

I can happily provide references from several clients willing to endorse our services should you have any further queries. Feel free to contact me at marketing@smart-traffic.co.uk with any more questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Smart Traffic Marketing Manager.

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★★★★☆

“Made a Real Difference to our Business”

Written on: 03/07/2012 by JPearce_Oltco (1 review written)

Getting new enquires was always expensive for us, as we are based in Cornwall but cover the whole country. I knew of Smart Traffic through a friend but didn’t really have a clue about how to get started with SEO. Jay at ST has managed our account really well and we have seen new business through the website up by over double in the last year and has won us big contracts with some big names that we would not have got in front of without being top for non-slip floors. Much cheaper and much more… Read Full Review

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“They won't leave us alone, and they get angry!”

Written on: 28/06/2012

We've had several phone calls from these guys. We've made it very clear that we're not interested in their service, but they're extremely persistent! They use lines like "We're contacting you because your name has come up by a client who regard you as a competitor" erm.. something not quite right there. They've followed up with long emails trying to explain that they're not like all the other SEO companies who ring us every week (email was from a guy called Ryan) The last time they called… Read Full Review

Smarttraffic's Comment

Written on: 02/07/2012

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your comments in relation to Smart Traffic. I believe we are working with you separately to resolve the situation to your satisfaction, and can only apologise again for any inconvenience we may have caused. You can contact me personally on 0117 329 1191 to further discuss this matter should you wish to.

Yours Sincerely,

Smart Traffic Marketing Manager.

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★★★★★

“Success with SEO”

Written on: 19/06/2012 by andytucker (1 review written)

Following limited success with SEO and after making inquiries with several other companies, and with only a small budget to work with, I decided to place my business with Smart Traffic. They were the company that didn't try to blind me with science! Having now worked with Smart Traffic for a year they have taken my site from having only three key words, on page four, to having all my 12 key words on page one! This has quadrupled my visits and, subsequently, my orders. Some months the… Read Full Review

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“First Class Service”

Written on: 09/06/2012

I run a small Pub/Inn, The Crooked Inn, Cornwall. With all the big players around me ie travelodge, premier inn, etc my business was beginning to lose out to the monster SEO budgets these companies have. I contacted several SEO & PPC companies and SmartTraffic were the ones who gave me the most succinct & straight forward answers. I have seen my online enquiries rise & my rankings are up there with my much larger competitors. SmartTraffic have continued to provide support & updates with… Read Full Review

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“All of B.S from a B.S company”

Written on: 06/06/2012

This company has 100's of "inhouse" staff but what I think they do is use those inhouse staff to send emails to the "outhouse" staff in the Phillipenes as they are the real guys making producing the completely stupid backlinks to your website… Read Full Review

Smarttraffic's Comment

Written on: 14/06/2012

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your comments in relation to Smart Traffic. I can assure you that our staff in the Philippines are all in-house employees and work very closely with our expert Search Marketing Consultant and Campaign Management teams, all of who are based in our offices in the UK.

I am happy to provide you with more information if you wish further clarification. You can email me at marketing@smart-traffic.co.uk and I will happily aim to resolve any queries or concerns you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Smart Traffic Marketing Manager

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