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My business has been listed under the local listings on Google and Yahoo for 6 months now, and I have been really happy with the company that has been servicing the account.
Last week I got a call from Norma - which was funny because I had tried to get a hold of her for weeks and she never would return my calls - but what she had to say was not funny.
She was talking a mile a minute, going on and on about how they were changing their name, and something about them being the corporate office of the company I have always been with, and on and on... it was actually so spastic I couldn't follow it, I kind of just said OK and hung up.
The next day I got an email from the company that I have used and been happy with, and it stated that Showcase Listing was a reseller - I gather just telemarketers - and they had gone on their own, but that they knew Showcase was calling their clients and telling them different lies from they were out of business, to Showcase being the corporate office all along!! I couldn't believe it - she totally lied.
My original listing company even offered me free service over the headache of dealing with Showcase and their lies!!
I can not believe that Norma has the nerve to call people and straight out LIE to them! Showcase never did anything but take my information and pass it on to the professionals to handle - she totally LIED.
Shame on them.

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  • Co
    Corona Mar 11, 2009
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    This is not true we use to resell for a company called Top Rank Listing.They were not taking care of our customer so we left them and went on our own.We called our customer that we had signed up and told them what had happen they were happy to know that they were going to get taken care of now.All the customer that are with us are up and happy.I have been doing this kind of work for the last 5 years I know what has to be done to get the customer up.We did not lie about anything.Also this was posted by Top Rank Listing not one of our customers.They are just trying to hurt us.They are the one that are lie.

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  • On
    onlineuser May 25, 2009
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    so it looks like Top Rank Listing also has a bad reputation - http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/top-rank-listings-c148402.html. I'd stay clear away from all of this.

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  • Om
    omarabs Jun 24, 2009

    they claim to have a contract with google and yahoo to bring you #1 which is impossible, check google policy page at http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35291
    all they do is take your money for few months until you find out it's not working then cancel with no refunds.
    ask yourself: If what they claim is true why their website is not indexed in google, page rank is 0, wouldn't you bring your site to number #1 if you really offer this service?

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  • De
    Delay Me Not Jul 20, 2009

    I am a client of showcase Listing and they are a great company. they do as they promise and they are friendly, their customer service department is knowledgeable and prompt in their work. This Complaint is false and was posted by their former partner to create doubt about the company. Don't pay it any attention.

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  • An
    angry consumer1111 Aug 06, 2009

    i also have had a bad experience with norma. i agree she is a liar and she does give the run around. i have no idea how the state of california is still allowing them to screw people over.

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  • Mi
    mikemc Aug 17, 2009

    I have been a client of Showcase and they made my business listing rise toward the top of the local Google listing in just a few weeks. I stopped using them for a while and then my page rank was not as good. AS soon as I called Showcase back and started my subcription up again, all of my URLs and Google local listings move back to with in 2nd or 3rd place of the top rank. The results were impressive. My phone rings more and I rank above my competitors. I'm a real person with a real business. Norma and her staff treat me like family when I call.
    I HATE TO SEE PEOPLE MAKING THESE BAD COMMENTS WHEN SHOWCASE been so good to me and my business.
    Sometimes I go out to a new customer and they are unhappy with the service they are getting from their present vendor. But they never mention the name of the Vendor they are unhappy with. I have always been taught never to bad mouth another business because it ends up being a poor reflection on me and my business ethics. I stumbled onto this page because I was doing a search for Showcase's website to see what else they do because I am so happy with what they have done for me. Mike Mc. Nashville, TN

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  • Pr
    pretty-hot-and-tempting Oct 22, 2009

    I as well have a had problems with SHOWCASE LISTINGS. Im a escort service provider. They had called me one day out of the blue, wanted to know if I wanted to put up my website on the main page of google. So if you go to the google search engine, and type escort adult services, detroit, Ill be the first, and my website will pop up. Of course I had to pay for it. At first the gentleman who I was speaking with, whom I totally forgot his name stated that it was only gonna be like 150 a month, then he said he had to be 350 for the first month. So I asked him, you know will it be worth my while, will I make some money from this. He said oh yeah, youll do great with a pretty girl like you" I only booked one appt off there within a month. That is not good at all. Not only have I been trying to call them for the past month now, they have not returned one of my phone calls. This is where I really got pissed, yesterday they decided to take money out of my bank account without even calling, seeing if I liked the website, or I wanted to go another month. That is very poor communication, and not good business techniques at all. Im very angry with these people, and would like a phone call returned, so I can cancel this ###.

    2 Votes
  • Qu
    Quality Assurance Nov 11, 2009

    In reply to "PRETTY-HOT-AND-TEMPTING, " I have to say that this doesn't seem like a ligitament company that we would work with. First off we never tell a customer we are going to advertise their website or that it will "pop up" when someone searches for that type of service. We specialize in building profiles to market your business information on the most powerful search engines. Another thing mentioned is that you can't recall the name of the representative that helped you because most customers get as much information from the vendor as possible before releasing their billing information. What seems to be very unreasonable are the prices mentioned because they do not coincide with our prices for our service within the last year. When we sign up with a customer we state that they will be on reacurring billing. Unfortunetly we cannot be available 24/7 for our customers but if you call Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm PST our customer service will be more than happy to help you with questions or concerns you may have or cancellations even. We never guarantee you'll get more business with your key words but we do send updates on how your words are working out. We have much competion whoch leads me to believe they are the ones who posted this add not a real customer.

    Joanna Vergara
    Quality Assurance
    Showcase Listing

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  • Pr
    ProveMeWrong Feb 05, 2010

    if you notice, all of these complaints from showcase listings supposed "customers" don't even list their business name or any info to prove what they are saying is valid. So until I see any proof i cant believe any of this. also this company has plenty of customers on board and they only have like 3 bad reviews. not too bad. McDonald's has thousands of bad reviews but they are still serving millions of customers. that doesn't stop you from going their. showcase is number one in my book.

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  • Sh
    ShowcaseListingsSuck Mar 18, 2010

    HINT!!! Try clicking the profile name it comes up with a location... don't talk out of your rear end do some research... and when you were established in 1925 and actually "serve" your customers with real service instead of harrasing them with cold calls every month and interrupting THEIR business only to pitch BS and then when they complain you can't handle it? WOW

    BTW Prove Me Wrong... those business with a testimonial on this page never gave out their info either... you sure Showcase is not behind it all... come on showcase come up with an answer

    2 Votes
  • Ch
    Chris21 Apr 03, 2010
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    all i have to say is they did what they said they would showcase is alright in my book and im a real person feel free to search for and call my company Hou ston Cu sto m In sta llers(sorry about spaces i dont want my competitors finding this in the search engines and calling showcase also) in houston tx. norma has never lied to me and neither has anyone at showcase to be honest i thought it was to good to be true but the risk was worth the reward it has increased my business like 30% if not more im even having them build me a seo friendly website so for all the losers on here talking crap about showcase go suck it.

    -2 Votes
  • Im
    imfrustrated May 11, 2010

    Ask any SEO Specialist this place is a scam. They don't know what they're doing except harassing potential customers and naive clients. If you think all the positive comments are legit then who bother to post negative?? Only frustrated customers. Positive comments are faked and written by Showcase Listing themselves.

    2 Votes
  • Da
    Dannyfromshowcaselisting Jun 17, 2010

    STAY CLEAR OF THIS COMPANY !!! THEY WILL SCAM YOU THEY PROMISE YOU THE WORLD AND YOU GET NOTHING BUT EXCUSES. THEY WILL BILL YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND DRAIN YOUR MONEY

    2 Votes
  • Ca
    caddilac Jul 05, 2010
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    ha ha this company is a joke...joanna im sure your getting paid peanuts there, save urself, dont waste ur time with a company like this...everyone who works there on 1099 contracts because most of them have criminal records beware people!!!

    2 Votes
  • Ca
    caddilac Jul 05, 2010
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    ha ha i felt bad for customers, they purposely dont answer the phone if they think you bug to much

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  • Lo
    LOLseo949 Aug 19, 2010
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    want to use the tool that Showcase Listing uses to get your listing onto Google ? Places . Google . COM (remove the spaces) ... that's it. All you do is go there and type in your business information and it's FREE. Why is Showcase Listing charging for this free service and not delivering?

    2 Votes
  • Bo
    Bob Mezzo Sep 17, 2010

    Show Case Listings has been a complete blessing to our company for our advertising needs. They are efficient, and put in effect exactly what would best benefit your company for their overall production. I have been with this company since October 2009 and I would highly recommend this company to anyone that is looking for advertisement. They are excellent and my review would be 10 out of 10!

    Thank You,
    Bob Mezzo Plastering

    1 Votes
  • Ms
    msacademypestcontrol Sep 21, 2010

    Hi Darek
    I'm impressed with you work, Showcase Listing, I'm up and hopeful this will generate income, so we can do more work together in the future. Again I'm Impressed.

    Mark Sumpter,

    Academy of Pest Control
    Claremont, CA

    -1 Votes
  • As
    asapautoglassirvine Sep 21, 2010

    Thank You So Much Showcase! We are so happy with Showcase Listing. We would recommend this service to all our friends in the business, and recommend others to Showcase Listing. They kept their promise and executed it very well, as it shows. Our business is now BOOMING! Thanks again!

    Victoria C.
    President and C.E.O
    Asap Auto Glass

    -1 Votes
  • Ac
    a+ carpet cleaning Feb 11, 2011

    Brian G, www.apluscarpetcleaningslo.com Ya showcase listing they got me to. they called me and i was hook line and seanker. they asked me to pay 169.00 a month, so i gave them my cc# . they toled me i would be geting a pass code sent to me and call them when i got it, i thought this was not right but i did it.after that.I got the code and called them i told them them that i dont feel right that i payed $169 dollers and nothing was done but put me on a free listing.that i could do my self. after that i started looking in to them, and boy was i worryed, so i canceled the service. by email and fax and called.and no reply so i left a message and told them that if they dont get in touch with me i was going to report them for fraud and they got back to me.I told them that i felt they were a scam they said that the reviews were from .descruntel employes.i said i still want to cancel and i want a refunde the ucused of stealing advertizing then it was on.so i whent to my bank and desputed it the bank said it was between me an them.well and told me i needed to cancale my card what a pain in the @ !% .so i did thank god because even after i canceled, I got a call from them on the day that they were going to bill me agian. i ansewred the phone and said who i was and they hung up tryed them back and it went to voice mail . so it was pretty obivos that they tryed to bill my card. and did not no who they were billing, so im calling them to try and get my money back .all let you no how it go's somone needs to put them in jail for robbing pepole .if anyone would like to contact me you can go to my web site www.apluscarpetcleaningslo.com

    1 Votes
  • Ac
    a+ carpet cleaning Feb 11, 2011

    lets see if they leave a bad comment on me now.

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  • Bi
    Big Nasty Feb 21, 2011

    I think Showcase is a reputable company. Not only do they have good customer service but the women that work there look damn good too!

    -1 Votes
  • Rj
    rjaxkc Feb 24, 2011
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I just received a call from Showcase Premier Media's billing department looking for their monthly charge of $169. Unfortunately for them I have cancelled my card specifically to prevent this. I count every cent spent with the service as a total and irrecoverable loss. I know Im to blame for not checking the reviews but this is where it ends. When I first signed up my account was overcharged by $200, it seemed odd that prior to signing up for the service I couldn't go more than 12 hours without receiving a call and now that I was looking to get money back It was like they disappeared, the only way I found to finally get in contact was to call from a different number. I didnt want to go through the same ordeal again so cancelling my card was the only option. Now I am being threatened with being blacklisted from Google. I was informed that the only way to cancel the service is in writing and Im sure the mail dept will take plenty of time getting to my handwritten letter. I learned my lesson dealing with this company I hope not many more will have to learn the same. If you are looking for internet advertising this is not the company to do it with. DO NOT USE SHOWCASE PREMIER MEDIA.

    1 Votes
  • Ma
    Matt Johnson Jun 16, 2011

    My story is almost exactly the same these people are the worst. Do not do business with these people! Derrick is the leader over there, he's the one that contacts you with the threats. I was told that his uncle, a gambino, was coming to see me. The whole expreriance was out of control. I guess he really likes sapranos. I canceled my C.C. So I would not have to deal with there lies. I was threatened with jail time by derrick for theft of services and the loss of my business. LoL, I had to laugh. This was a felony in CA. and I would be extradited to CA. When I missed my court date. I told him that I'll be waiting for the police, he the US marshalls would come get me. He said the last guy they dealt with he got 10 months and 7 years probations. This is a true story, lol. Do business at your risk.

    1 Votes
  • Us
    U.S ARMY GRANT Jun 24, 2011

    Matt Johnson~ As someone who is in the Military and not having all the information that you suggest that you have. I have looked up the accusations that you are saying were put onto you. I have looked up case law for you and if you goto this link you can read for yourself: http://californiacriminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/theft-of-services.html. This can be construed as a serious matter and with you posting that you in deed did steal services from that company you have admitted to everyone that you are in fact guilty. You can read more about is at this site: http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/502.7.html. I have done research for my family on this company and they are able to place a lot of businesses on the front page of the internet. I do not know who Derrick is, but my dad said that he has been working with Danny and he likes what is being offered! If Derrick is trying to collect money from you because you have failed to pay your bills, then it is understandable that you do not like him. What I may suggest is to pay your bills and then you do not have to worry about people in collections. No one likes them. Here is one last link for you to consider: http://www.experiencedcriminallawyers.com/criminal-charges/theft/
    I hope that you read this and understand where Showcase Premier Media is coming from. They provide a service and expect compensation for that service. Do you not get paid for the work you do? How would you feel if you were told you were not getting paid. I understand that times are tough, but come on and pay your bills. People like you make it harder for everyone else!

    -1 Votes

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