Rogers Outrank / Scripted sales
I got a call from a very skilled sales person from Rogers Outrank, They said they can have my name in search engines from key words and would be seen by anybody in as little as a day. I set up an appointment for the following Monday where he said he would give me a 10 min presentation, turned into 2 hours. After which they push and push for your credit card number. Based on the presentation, it sounded amazing. Getting new business as soon as tomorrow.. I was sold and gave them 700 bucks. The initial price was 1400. They gave me the old I'ill talk to my manager a few times until I got it down to a less risky amount. I asked them. Can I have a day to think. It was an absolute no or the special offer cant be guaranteed tomorrow. I bought it and was stupid. The offer a dashboard site to track your calls, where they come from and to see how your money is working for you etc.. Very enticing, they also offer a template site and lots of traffic and SEO with ad words. After I signed up I had a bad gut feeling.
I went online to look up reviews and I was shocked. I have never seen so many bad reviews about one product. I looked just to find one to feel better but anything good about the product was from Rogers themselves. Not from real customers. I called to ask about the reviews and was given so much BS I couldn't help but laugh, Things like oh, all those bad reviews are our competition, 40 bad ones out of thousands of happy customers that are generating more business because of our product.. Here we go again, Being sold over and over, They have an answer for everything because they are trained and read off of professional scripts designed By Rogers to make the money. They don't care about getting you business, they care about their commission. So far, I can only get a hold of sales reps, no one in CS and no one to talk to about cancellation. They say I have to wait until my very own special dedicated CS and web design rep calls me.
Go with a smaller local SEO business, most charge $ 200 to $ 300 a month and can do the same things Rogers can. I haven't started yet and I cant wait to get out of this.
Everything about outrank screams over sold and under delivered. I admit, I haven't given them a chance yet but I don't want to after all the bad things I have heard. Even my current Web designer and so company said they hear complaints from them on a regular basis.. Another thing is they don't even use your own phone number on the site for people to call you, you get a special ring from Rogers if you get a sales lead.. $ 700 bucks a month and I was just told that that gives me 13 to 26 calls in the 3 month contract trial period, .. As I have been told, after the 3 months, they start pushing you for more money or you wont get more business.
This is one of those cases where I should have gone with my gut and ran, I was sold on the scripted sales tactics and now I feel like I cant even talk to anyone except someone who keeps repeating how good they are, Its stupid.. Save your money. Go with a local, smaller SEO company, Most companies will charge $ 200 to $ 300 a month for good SEO to your actual site with your actual phone number.
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