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Original content by Bartley Wilson

As I was just getting to enjoy my coffee (perfect temperature) my cell phone rings. 

It's a sales call from a fast talking telemarketer from

"I found you on ActiveRain," he says "...and I wanted to let you know that you can own keywords for your area."

I ask him, What keywords and since 92% of my traffic already comes from Google and I am already page one #1 and page one #2, how can I get any better than this?

He explains, "Because you get to own the key words and we're the biggest out there. We've combined Yahoo, Google, MSN...blah blah blah blah"

The rest became white noise for me.

I tell him I am going to and I enter in the key words, virtual tour camera,  360 virtual tours, and broker agent software.

I'm already on page one on your site now.  I ask the pushy fast talker, HOW CAN I GET ANY BETTER?  (This guy is starting to irritate me now)

He says, "Because you get to own the keywords, you pay once..." I cut him off. I say thanks but is it too much to ask that you guys at least QUALFIFY your prospect before you call them?  Geez, man it saves a lot of embarrassment here. 

So we hang up.

But here's my concern for my fellow Active Rainer's.

They are snooping Active Rain for prospects.  So here's my concern for all of you who right now DO NOT have a natural first page presence on Google.

Stay away from these guys. It's clear to me they are only patrolling the Active Rain portal to scoop up leads and if they call you, it might sound impressive. But you have to understand the importance of PLANNING THE SALES CALL.

Since they didn't bother pre-screening me for any top page rank key words, this means this firm practices the classic READY, FIRE, AIM which simply means this firm is not looking after your best interest.

They only want your money and a slick voice will tell you lots of interesting things -- but if they are not doing any research on you or your domain name before they call -- this simply smacks of unprofessionalism and greed to me. 

But for me, this firm is no better than and ePerks a similar firm went bankrupt and it looks like funds from that firm have gone to start up  But I have not done a lot of research on this yet. You can read more about ePerks and LeapFish here. 



Comments (3)

Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Vlad are you subscribed on Bart's post?

Did you see the comment today? 

Non member?  Not signed in  to ActiveRain anyway... left this comment with an interesting link:

"This thread is rather old, but if any one is interested, there is one law firm in San Francisco currently investigating possible class action lawsuit against LeapFish:

It is probably not the best way to recover your losses with these jerks, however it may help to stop them from prowling after unsuspected business owners like myself."

Jun 16, 2010 03:39 AM
Vlad Zablotskyy
Go Beyond MLS - weblog. - Jackson, NJ

Yes Maureen, I am subscribed to Brat's post. I am not surprised at possible lawsuit. Sooner or later this had to happen. It would be interesting to see if that lawyer is serious or is he just looking for traffic/attention?

Jun 16, 2010 03:57 AM
Vlad Zablotskyy
Go Beyond MLS - weblog. - Jackson, NJ

I am going to put few links to this lawyer from my blogs.... I get bunch of related traffic.. now it want be wated. :)

Jun 16, 2010 04:04 AM