• Report: #1097985

Complaint Review: 180 Fusion TRUSTED BUSINESS | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. 180fusion created thousands of successful search engine marketing campaigns; managed millions of digital spend, helped clients increase sales driving qualified traffic in a profitable way. 180fusion Named #176 on Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies.

  • Submitted: Fri, November 08, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, November 21, 2014

  • Reported By: 180fusioncom — malibu California
180 Fusion
Malibu, California Malibu, California USA

180fusion TRUSTED BUSINESS REVIEW: 180 Fusion clients feel safe, confident, & secure doing business with 180fusion. 180fusion considers client satisfaction as minimum standard; aims for client adoration through customer success. Dedication to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. A program benefiting consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction & confidence when doing business. Los Angeles, California; Draper, Utah.
*UPDATE: 180fusion recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to 180fusion for its dedication to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with 180fusion reveal an ongoing focus by the company to total client satisfaction. This means clients can expect 180fusion to seek a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. 180fusion listens carefully to client concerns and views them as a chance to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in its services and support.

This was evident during our interview with them. 180fusion employees expressed their passion for driving success to clients. After reviewing the steps they take to ensure that every client has the best opportunity for success, we are able to confidently recognize them as a Verified and Safe business. [continued below]....
..... 180fusion offers solutions for enterprise level clients as well as for medium and small sized clients. Client teams at 180fusion are focused on optimal, positive customer results.

Additionally, we found their passion didn’t end at client success. They are also very interested in the wellbeing of both consumer and community. 180fusion Cares is a program they created to provide service, donations, and support for community projects, individuals in need, and non-profit organizations.

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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Micah Lauret during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward 180fusion.

180fusion is a company specializing in assisting small to medium sized businesses with marketing, specifically internet marketing. Leads are acquired through affiliate partners, pay-per-click ads, etc. Any potential customers who have expressed interest in 180fusion’s services will be contacted by a representative of the company to discuss the sales process and services they offer. “The sales process has 3 components: opener, closer and consultant. We use the opener to get them excited about it, the consultant will analyze their products, and the closer will close the deal,” explains Micah Lauret, a representative of the company.

180FUSION CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION

At times, a customer may not feel satisfied with the services they’ve received. “One [complaint] that I can remember was a lady with a very niche market – dog vests for service animals. She signed up and was thinking she should see better results after a couple of weeks. The service she picked was slated to see slower results (3 – 6 months). We do have services (pay per click) that provide faster results, but they cost more,” Micah explains. This particular customer was offered one month free. Additionally representatives of 180fusion spoke with her on numerous occasions to come up with alternative ways to market her business outside of 180Fusion’s services. “We helped her contact local businesses and boutiques that would probably show better results. We ultimately gave her a refund,” explains Micah. Once this complaint was closed out, the customer was satisfied. 180fusion’s follow up procedure is focused on finding results for their customers, even if 180fusion can’t provide the desired results. “They expect us to help them with their business. It wouldn’t be great customer service to press them to use 180fusion’s services if there is truly nothing else we can do for them. When we have a solution, we contact them,” states Micah.

180fusion is listed on TOP SEO’s “Top 10” list every year. To further ensure their clients are receiving the best product and services possible, 180fusion is a certified Google partner and their CEO participates in Google’s GEO roundtable committee. 180fusion also employs the use of an EXPRESS team, whose sole responsibility is to respond to customers’ inquiries in no more than 4 hours, to ensure their customers always receive answers and solutions as quickly as possible. If a situation arises where a client does not feel satisfied with the product, the team at 180fusion focuses on doing everything they can to rectify the issue and keep the customer happy. “We try to educate them on the services and find out what the real problems are. We want them as customers and we know we can help - we sometimes just need a bit more education. But if it gets to a place where there is nothing else realistic [that can be done], we provide refunds,” Micah explains.



Since receiving complaints through Ripoff Report, 180fusion has revised their reporting structure to provide more timely reports and more mentoring education. “We also instituted our ‘Voice of the Customer’ program, which really delves into the needs of our customers,” Micah states. 180fusion has also implemented a new training system for all employees who need certain amounts of credits in order to support certain products. In response to the complaints posted to Ripoff Report, Micah states, “There is one ‘troll’ out there that we think we know who it is, but he isn’t an ex-customer. He’s a competitor who stirs up all sorts of garbage just to give us a bad name. Our results speak for themselves.”

Micah and the team at 180fusion recognize the value of working with Ripoff Report. 180fsuions supports the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program and the platform it provides for businesses and clients to interact and resolve issues. “We love it – we want people to know we are legit and that we treat customers fairly. Excitement, excellence and adoration is how we want every customer to feel,” Micah states.

180FUSION / STATEMENTS FROM THE OWNER & MANAGERS

"180fusion is dedicated to their employees AND their customers. Excited & dedicated employees lead to excited and satisfied customers. We’ve put a lot of weight on our customer’s comments and will continue to make it easier for us to listen to the Voice of our Customers. By putting our employees and our customers first, 180fusion expects to surpass client satisfaction until our clients literally adore us.” ~ Steve Bulpitt, COO

A comment from 180fusion’s Director of Client Relations rang true, “As we strive for excellence, we need to remind ourselves that we’re not perfect. Only by admitting that there are opportunities for improvement are we able to continue to grow and build this business.

These comments show us that 180fusion is humbled and willing to receive feedback in order to confidently drive success for their clients.

STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM 180FUSION

180fusion recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. They already created a program to ensure their clients are being heard. Whether through a phone call, email, or if posted online, 180fusion takes each comment seriously, ensuring those concerns are approached delicately and fairly. Additionally, 180fusion will continue to expand this program with their Voice of the Customer initiatives, allowing more feedback opportunities for clients. 180fusion is listening and works hard to ensure concerns are made right and improvements are in place to ensure a positive and successful consumer experience.















Overall, 180fusion strikes us as a real company consisting of real people who provide real service. Based on client reviews, they are very successful in driving customer goals. Additionally, their focus on excellence and customer adoration gives us confidence that they will do all they can to ensure a fair and reasonable solution to any issues that arise. We trust 180fusion and verify them as a safe company.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

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As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can ensure that the member business did right by their customer.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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180 Fusion 180fusion.com, 180 fusion internet seo complaints 180fusion STAY AWAY TOP-SEOS SCAM Malibu California

180Fusion.com Complaints

Stay away from these idiots. They call you by scraping information from a Who-is database with some foreigner who can barely speak english. They do not do anything but take your money and rip you off. What makes things even worse is that Top-SEO's a SCAM that allows you to pay for top rankings has 180 fusion listed as one of the best seo companies which is obviously not true.

Stay AWAY FROM companies like 180FUSION and TOP SEOS: .ripoffreport.com/r/Topseoscom-Top-Seos/internet/Topseoscom-Top-Seos-Independent-authority-on-search-vendors-SCAM-LIE-FOR-MONEY-DISHONES-798597 these companies extort their clients for money and are no different then the BBB or brand.com and reputation changer paying for top rankings when they are not the best: ripoffreport.com/r/Brandcom/internet/Brandcom-Brandcom-is-a-scam-Buyers-Beware-Internet-1067251 stay away from 180 fusion seo company based in California you have been warned.


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#1 Author of original report

180 FUSION IS A HUGE SCAM

AUTHOR: 180fusion sucks - ()

So now I am very confused you continue to respond to these scam allegations and the majority of complaints online then calling out one of your previous clients who made a complaint against the company and also filed a complaint to their credit card to not pay you because you didnt do any work?


What is the percentage of employees who are Indian at your company?

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#2 Author of original report

180 Fusion IS THE WORSE SEO COMPANY

AUTHOR: John Adams - ()

You continue to prove how bad your company is. DO NOT USE 180 FUSION YOUR SEO STINKS. IT IS THE WORSE THERE is. GOOGLE 180 FUsion SCAM or 180 fusion complaints. You will see for yourself.

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#3 UPDATE Employee

Let's find a fair and amicable solution you can be happy with.

AUTHOR: 180Fusion Customer Care - ()

Hi linsanjo,

Thank you for relaying your situation here.  The description helps us understand the situation from your point of view.  It sounds like you are not satisfied with the resolution we came to with the help of the Better Business Bureau or the resolution with your credit card company.  Understanding you are still unsatisfied we would be happy to open this situation back up for resolution directly.  There seems to be remaining confusion around what keywords were actually being targeted and the cancellation policy found in your terms of service, which is driving the anger and frustration here.  Let’s work to understand exactly what service was provided and come to a fair and amicable solution that you can be happy with.  Please reach out to us at support@180fusion.com or 877-678-4180 x805.

Best Regards,

180fusion Customer Care

877-678-4180 x805

 

.180fusion.com/case-studies/

.180fusion.com/testimonials/

180fusion.com/company/press-release/

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#4 UPDATE Employee

Honest Reviews: Listen to Real Customer's Review 180fusion

AUTHOR: 180Fusion Customer Care - ()

We appreciate honest reviews that help us improve and help people make educated decisions on choosing the best SEO company.  We are disappointed to hear the negative tone here, but we do hope you take the time to approach us directly to address your specific situation.

In general, we are happy to receive such accolades from review companies such as Top-SEO’s and the BBB.  We don’t claim to be perfect, but we do focus heavily on customer satisfaction and campaign results.  We don’t brush off clients who bring up concerns.  We respond to every client and work to come to an amicable solution.  We’re an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau because of our dedication to answering and resolving our clients concerns. 

To continue your due diligence, please see some of the links below with successful case studies from 180fusion clients.  With both sides of the coin at your disposal and the knowledge that we always work to drive our clients success, We believe we can be a great option.

 

Sincerely,

180fusion Customer Care

877-678-4180 x805

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2sdmGHEADqrmEzNB-CG9Q

http://www.180fusion.com/testimonials/

https://www.180fusion.com/case-studies/

http://www.180fusion.com/ppc-managed/180fusion-seo-services-featured-as-case-study-on-google/

http://www.180fusion.com/company/press-release/

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#5 Author of original report

Eric Ward Link Moses Scammer

AUTHOR: matt cutts fan - ()

They are not legitimate and they suck. Eric Ward Link Moses for the win.

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#6 Consumer Comment

180Fusion defrauds their customers

AUTHOR: OCR Solutions, Inc. - ()

I am another unhappy customer that paid over $6,000 only to have my website rankings go down. There are several complaints on this vendor in the Better Business Bureau, please look them up and check for yourself. I have put in a complaint myself. They did not create content as they said, did not manage nor log into my site something I paid for, and caused me to go back in rankings. 180fusion uses the fact that Google changes its algorithm and they need to regroup thus you should pay more money so they can get you more negative results. Very insulting the way they treat you after payment. 

If you are a business that has been harmed by this company I urge you to tell others so they will not spend their precious hard earned dollars on this very unethical company. 

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#7 Author of original report

180Fusion SCAM

AUTHOR: Rebuttal - ()

Nope they cold called trying to promote SEO services but it was an incompetent idiot who couldnt even speak good english none the less run a successful search engine optimization campaign for a client. The reviews on this company are all negative.

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#8 General Comment

really now....

AUTHOR: Tyg - ()

 You do realize that you are complaining about being scammed BECAUSE you were attempting to "fix" search results? Thats kinda like running to the cops after your crack deal goes bad.

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