• Report: #491343

Complaint Review: WWW.MAINSTREETHOST.COM, SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, WEBSITE MARKETING COMPANY, INTERNET MARKETING COMPANY

  • Submitted: Mon, September 07, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, January 26, 2010

  • Reported By: UR A SCAM — Nevada USA
WWW.MAINSTREETHOST.COM, SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, WEBSITE MARKETING COMPANY, INTERNET MARKETING COMPANY
WWW.MAINSTREETHOST.COM Internet United States of America

MAINSTREETHOST.COM, SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, WEBSITE MARKETING COMPANY, INTERNET MARKETING COMPANY SEARCH ENGINE COMPANY, WEB MARKETING COMPANY, INTERNET MARKETING COMPANY, SEO COMPANY, OPTIMIZATION COMPANY STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!! IT'S A SCAM! Internet

*Consumer Comment: MAINSTREETHOST - SO SO CROOKED

*Consumer Suggestion: THE TRUTH ABOUT MAINSTREETHOST - IT'S A SCAM

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Be aware of WWW.MAINSTREETHOST.COM!!!!!. They call themselves an SEO company.Whatever you do, do not give them any credit card or check information over the phone. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

This operation is based out of Amherst and Buffalo, New York. They opened an office in Las Vegas due to the plenty of telemarketing scam artists that are attracted to this kind of sales. One of our business associated in California was contacted by a woman named Judy from the mainstreethost.com office in Las Vegas.

She tried to convince them that their website needed some kind of diagnostic report the cost $19.95/$9.95 and would show them in detail what was wrong with their website and then have an internet specialist go over the report to explain what is wrong and what is needed.Fortunately, our friend declined the offer and had called us and explained the high pressure sales pitch she got.

I had contacted a friend of mine who had experience exposing these type of boiler room operations. She is quite experienced at it. She and two of her other associates called the Mainstreethost sales office and spoke to someone named Karen who identified herself as the manager and was very rude. This Karen person made it sound like they are really helping business' by providing this low cost
analysis of their website. On the Bullshit/Lying scale of 1-10 she rated the phone interview an 8.

What most small business owners don't realize is that if they really need to have any type of diagnostic report done on their website all they have to do is use the Google Analytics feature. IT'S FREE!!! and more reliable and you won't get a high pressured call back from a telemarketer trying to charge your credit card for more money.

THATS THE OBJECTIVE OF THEIR TELEMARKETERS IN LAS VEGAS AND THE BUFFALO OFFICE. ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO SO THEY CAN RELENTLESSLY HARRASS AND SCARE  YOU TO UPSELL YOU AND DING YOUR CREDIT CARD THEY HAVE ON FILE AND MAKE UNAUTHORIZED CAHRGES.

The Las Vegas operation uses craigslkist to find these boiler room predators to find unsuspecting business owners. Their underlying motive is to get your credit card or check information over the phone. DON'T DO IT, YOU'LL BE SORRY.

IF YOU WANT TO OPTIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE, DO IT YOURSELF OR HAVE A KNOWLEDGEABLE FRIEND DO IT FOR YOU. YOU CAN FIND ALL TYPES OF SEO/OPTIMIZING TIPS WITH GOOGLE TOOLS. IT'S FREE. OR JUST GOOGLE  "FREE SEO TIPS". YOU'LL FIND TONS OF TIPS. JUST DON'T GIVE INTO THE B.S THIS COMPANY FEEDS YOU.


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#1 Consumer Comment

MAINSTREETHOST - SO SO CROOKED

AUTHOR: Al Griggs - (United States of America)

I specifically created a profile so I could comment or reply to posts about Mainstreet Host.

I was cold called by some commented out from this commented out company as Incredible Help stated he said Im returning your call about SEO servicesthis was LD from New York area so I was a little puzzled and said I never called you. When he insisted that I did call him I told him he was an idiot. He laughed as if he was some harmless soul who only wanted to help me out.

He went on about their services and how they are the greatest and that they can put my website on 6,000 search engines withing three months! I didnt even think there were that many SEs this was about 4 years ago but dont even think there are that many today, are there? Anyhow, innocently, I told them that I wasnt ready for SEO yet as my website had still to be finished. When I told him my budget was under $600.00 he immediately went on about how his websites are the best, awesome, I wouldnt be sorry, and he would skyrocket my status on the web in no time and create my site for only an extra $400.00!!! So the total would be about $1,000.00 for website, support, SEO, website creation and maintainence etc for one yearI thought that this was ok since a good site was approx 5K back then.

I warned him that I was very picky and that Id be a pain if things didnt pan out the way I was promised. Well, the webmaster called me finally after two weeks (I had to email them about 5 times first), and we started working out the site plan. I spend countless hours sizing and resizing pictures, figuring out the text, fonts, backgrounds etcbasically I did all the work and they simply put it in html.

The site actually never launched. Why? Because it took them 4 months to complete two pages and poor ones at that. The graphics were horrendous, cut the wrong way, streched, discolored and too small. Layouts were horrible. I spend many many hours at one point in the whole frustrating process, actually designing the page myself on Word which turned out fantastic and eyecatching the only thing it needed was HTML!

The commented out didnt even know how to do the html properly! Didnt know how to crop and size the photos or centre text even! Agoninzing I tell you. So after about 6 months the 5 ugly webpages were finished. I told them over and over I didnt like what they were doing, not what i asked for etcto deaf ears.

At one point, the commented out that originally called me out of the blue heavens, called me and sort of threatened me also. He said what do you expect for $1,000, miracles?? You should have gone with the higher package. I had originally told him that I could not afford the fee at the time and thats when he went into Ill give you a great discount and create a package to suit your budget.

He didnt tell me the that the package was worth nothing. I had sucker written all over me because at the time, I knew NOTHING about SEO etcbut I learned real quick. So after commented out me around for months and withdrawing the money from my card, they still had not even submitted my site to ANY of the search engines!

I was investigating them long before the six months were up. I had tried also to get my payments stopped but, VISA doesnt do that for their patrons, be warned! Before I launched them to the curb, and after for months, I investigated submissions, link popularity, the html on the site, just everything that you check for to see if a website is done correctly to be fully optimized.

What do you know, the commented out never submitted my site to ANY SES! At all. I did multiple searches with multiple keywords on multiple engines on a routine basis. NOTHING. I also did robot checks, spider checks, you name it. NOTHING. EVER.

And on top of this, I found numerous errors in the site and in the meta tags, keywords; all of it was wrong and poorly designed. Im sticking to the main details but I have a folder two inches thick with all the facts. I had asked for a refund but of course the commented out said no way. He did his part. Tough. Sol.

So I decided that I would go to VISA and get the refund there. WRONG. Visa are a bunch of commented out also. They dont give a fig about their clients. Before all the money was paid, VISA said the whole amount had to be paid before I could file a claim to get it back! I should have lost my card and stopped services immediately. I did do this as soon as the amount was paid after a few payments.

I got someone else to steal the site from under their nose and host it elsewhere. I waited on VISA for an answer after spending months putting together my report which was 16 pages long. I spoke to numerous reps at VISA only to get commented out around some more.

In the end, they sent me a letter stating that I was not eligible for a refund as I had authorized the sale. DUH, VISA. I commented out know this. If thats that was their policy, why didnt they just say, know what, youre sol, take a nap, have a nice life instead of telling me to write this report which took me a LONG TIME TO DO.

Because I was so thorough in my investigation and had the facts and proof of poor service printed from the web onto paper, I thought surely, they would see the obvious. I even printed out the site I had requested and the site I got and that wasnt enough. I checked thousands of SEs, large, small, all kinds and typed them onto a chart along with details of whether or not my site was listed. Well that goes to show you we are controlled by commented out.

I also want to say the Mainstreethost.com is seriously run by commented out, or commented out. I mean this honestly. I was also afraid for a time when I got crappy with them and they were a little threatening. I dont recall exactly what the guy said but I remember thinking that if I pursued this and won, I would probably be hit.

So even though I went to VISA, I also felt a little relieved that I lost although I shouldnt have, because they had my address and knew where to find me. Since then, my credit card is new (different number), my addresss and phone number are also different from the info they had on me before.

So the moral of the story is: if you can do something on your own, dont hire anyone else to do it. I have learned a lot since then; I do my own submissions and all that and have pretty decent luck. Mainstreet Host did absolutely nothing but cause me extreme anxiety and stress and robbed me $1,000.00. Sorry about this long post and probably some spelling errors as Im going fast here. Had to get it out. Hope someone gets them one day and puts them out of business for good. Then again, we have forums like this one and there are blogs arent there? Yup.

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

THE TRUTH ABOUT MAINSTREETHOST - IT'S A SCAM

AUTHOR: You''ve Been Had - (USA)

I ran across this post on craigslist in Las Vegas. It looks like mainstreethost is once again looking for

more telemarketers for their bogus and misleading boiler room. My wife knows someone that now works there and tells me that she knows that what she is selling is

a misleading tactic and a ploy to get the credit card number from peple but her friend's response is, "Well I need the money and if these people are stupid enough to buy the report then thats on them".

This is the attitude of their salespeople, they don't care if it is a lie to get the credit card info. Her friend that works there is a married woman and has children. What I don't understand is why do they have to lie and rip off people to earn a living.

The place is run like a boiler room. The GM runs a round the office trying to sweat people and constantly yells out "Just get their credit card number, that's all I care about. Thats what we pay you for".

If this company Mainstreethost calls you, HANG UP. They're going to feed you a bunch of lies. Apparently they moved some of their people out from Buffalo,NY to Las Vegas to start up another Vegas Boiler Room. All the compalints and negative reports are true. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY.

Oh by the way, to the woman who says she's my wife's friend and you know who you are, don't bother contacting us.

You go around town bragging about how much you make and that you are the top writer of this company. You forget to mention that you are misleading and lying to your customers. Don't bother contacting us

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