• Report: #679751

Complaint Review: increase visibility

  • Submitted: Thu, January 06, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, September 15, 2011

  • Reported By: pissed off ex employee — fullerton California United States of America
increase visibility
laguna niguel, California United States of America

Increase Visibility REVIEW: Increase Visibility, jim Lisi executive team employees committed to customer satisfaction. "Increase Visibility a unique approach to business that is focused on providing the highest customer satisfaction in the SEO industry.
*UPDATE: Jim Lisi, Increase Visibility pledges their commitment to always improving their operations by joining Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits the consumer by increasing their confidence when doing business with a member business. Increase Visibility recognized by Ripoff Report Verified

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: jim lisis and increase scamability- dumber than previously expected

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I am available to discuss unresolved business matters

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: another sad attempt to cover the truth

*UPDATE Employee: Rebuttal Statement

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EDitors UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Increase Visibility Inc. for its commitment to excellence in customer service.
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The information provided in this report is based on comments made by Jimi Lisi and Team Leader Mike Svetliz during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Increase Visibility.
Ripoff Reports discussions with Increase Visibility have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. Increase Visibility listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Increase Visibilitys founder, Mr. James Lisi, has informed us that his personal philosophy is that his clients are a precious commodity. As a successful businessman for 21 years, Mr. Lisi feels it is critical to listen to his clients and respond accordingly. By always putting his customers first, Mr. Lisi hopes to maintain Increase Visibility as a successful enterprise since 2005 and for many years to come. Another top executive of the company told us that Mr. Lisis personal business philosophy is based on the premise that "strives to add value in its Internet marketing services as they understand that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and premium client care. Increase Visibility is all about better service equaling better results. From team calls to monthly reporting, their optimizers and account managers are driven to exceed clients expectations with professionalism and unmatched expertise. Accountability is part of their corporate fabric which shows with their 96% client retention rate!

Some of the other things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its investigation: typical customer feedback reads: Increase Visibility (and Mr. Lisi) Increase Visibility has helped our company increase ranking of our most important keywords and phrases, increasing ROI in our SEO channel. This allowed us to cut back on spend in costlier channels. They also helped our company kick off our SEO efforts on two new websites and we saw immediate benefits from natural search on these sites as well.

Increase Visibility provides an internet marketing service to clients of all sizes. Their marketing services are based on writing high quality content for the search engines, which includes handling link building, content creation, keyword density and press releases. Through these services, Increase Visibility aims to generate more quality traffic for their clients, and thus more revenue. Although they offer their services to clients of all sizes, their target market is medium sized businesses who generate $1-5 million per year, do around 5-10h ppc (pay per click) and want to diversify their marketing. To generate leads, Increase Visibility states that they pay lead brokers, are ranked #1 on toptenreviews.com and are also ranked well on Google, all of which provide leads and inquiries.

Increase Visibility's sales process starts with a website evaluation report, which helps indicate weaknesses with a potential client's website. Leads are walked through these reports while given recommendations for conversions. Services are then suggested based on the size of the website and the keywords desired by the client. Increase Visibility prides themselves on their customer service and accountability. They offer a back-end client center where their clients can receive daily reports of the work that is going into enhancing their company's internet visibility.

Jim Lisi states that he has spent the last 11 months improving the operational structure of Increase Visibility and that they are now at 95% efficiency. To improve upon their structure, they have held bi-weekly meetings, training, and team members have attended seminars in order to improve their processes. Team members are advised to "go above and beyond" to ensure their clients' full satisfaction, address any concerns, and they now boast a 96% client retention rate.

Common complaints made by customers are generally based on traffic not increasing quickly enough. Team leader Mike Svetliz states that each client's website has variable chances to rank online. Their sales team takes that information into account and tries to avoid making promises or giving their clients unreal expectations. One instance in particular involved a client wanting increased revenue after 3 months of service. Although traffic had increased on their site, sales were not reflected. Increase Visibility took extra time to consult for conversions by adding heat map tracking and goals in analytics to produce a higher conversion rate while maintaining services.

Since Increase Visibility has been a part of the Rip Off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, they have increased the transparency of their operations and allow their clients to view all tasks, reports, and deliverables in their third party project management platform. The company feels that it is great to be working with Rip Off Report and they are proud to be a part of this program.

At Increase Visibility, they incorporate a comprehensive search strategy to maximize your online brand visibility on all channels thus maximizing clients overall exposure. Their focus is long term business partnerships not short term monetary gains. Increase Visibility works with their clients to not only build traffic, but also enhance their online marketing & advertising strategies. Thats how they differentiate themselves from other marketing agencies. It is one thing to drive new traffic, but they help you convert that into dollars

Increase Visibility views employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this: "Mr. Lisi provides a very positive environment to work. Opportunities for improvements and suggestions are encouraged. James is truly concerned about our contribution to the company and provided solid growth opportunities for us. He takes the time to listen and communicate with his employees and customers." Rip-off Report was pleased to learn that Increase Visibilitys past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.

Increase Visibility recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Reports Investigation Increase Visibility has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with Mr. Lisi and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that Increase Visibility is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

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

Read about Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,.. A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.

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 insure that the member business did right by their customer ..


increase visibility jim lisi, james lisi, IV poster child for "snake oil" SEO is only the beginning with this joke of a company and CEO laguna niguel, California

I worked as a contractor (just like all his revolving staff) for long enough to get to know this character jim lisi and his company, and can honestly say that you would be better off going with almost any other company out there than these jokesters.

jim lisi is a nothing more than a bully, a strong arm salesman and a horrible individual at heat. He treats his staff like garbage, talks down to people, threatens them with their job on a weekly if not daily basis and is basically a horrible individual to work for or even be around.He is a yeller, a name caller, a pusher and worst of all a lawyer happy person.

I can honestly say that in my 25 years of experience, I have never worked for such a toxic and destructive individual and will never again. jim lisi is a loose cannon at best, and a misguided child at worst.

the lies, false claims, empty promises and shady deals were just part of business, but what actually got me to leave was the thought that I was actually contributing by being a part of this company, ripping off clients, and simply could not do it anymore. i turned down my commission checks and sleep much better at night knowing I am no longer a part of this scam.

Dishonest, devious, litigious and ignorant about sum up jim lisi and the folks left at increase visibility. last count there were about 4 people left in the company even though they like to present themselves as a big thing.

I would encourage business owners to give Jim Lisi a call. if he can talk you into it, then you deserve to dig your own grave with them...you have been warned.

Let's not forget the "clients" listed on their website - don't believe this for one second. Actually, call the companies listed and ask them if they have ever heard or Increase visibility or jim lisi and see for yourself. And the certification lables...even worst. Ask Jim Lisi to prove that he is personally certified in ANYTHING relating to SEO or online marketing and you will find the truth that he doesn't really know anything about it and outsources everything. His main job is to sell you, sell you and sell you some more. Once he gets your signature..good luck because you are in for a long and frustrating 6 to 12 months.

I really hope this helps at least 1 person save time and money by not choosing jim lisi and his rag tag team of thugs at increase visibility.

Increase Visibility is an exact reflection of its CEO jim lisi, a complete out of control mess that is in line for a huge exposure because karma is a mother ******.!

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

jim lisis and increase scamability- dumber than previously expected

AUTHOR: Unbelievable lies by Increase Visib - (United States of America)

Nice try you crook. do you really think anyone wants to talk to you? everyone who has ever come in contact with you knows what would happen..you would curse, threaten to sue and fly off the handle.

the good part is that no one cares anymore and you have absolutely zero control over the truth that is being told about you.

and why would you have so many disgruntled ex employees or contractors anyway? seems to me like another sorry attempt to cover the truth. what you forget is that people who have worked for you know better and can't be bullied, tricked or intimidated by you anymore.

as far as new clients looking for an seo company, they have been warned. i sincerely hope they give you a call because anyone with any sense will be able to recognize your sleazy sales tactics and if smart and concerned about the health of their business will stay clear of doing any business with you.

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I am available to discuss unresolved business matters


As stated in my original rebuttal, I am not interested in continued dialog with an anonymous individual as this might be a competitor posing as an unhappy client or contractor which often happens on the ROR. Whoever you are, you can call me vs. this on-going posting. I am available to discuss unresolved business matters with anyone as always. I run my business ethically and honestly, I really resent these false allegations, it is totally unprofessional.  Jim -cell #949-874-6923
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

another sad attempt to cover the truth

AUTHOR: Unbelievable lies by Increase Visib - (United States of America)

wow, here we have another template response from a current employee who hasn't been there long enough to quit....surely it is just a matter of time.

This company is a rip off, the owner has no value or morals and will do anything and everything to get you to sign a contract, then will use legal strongarm tactics to keep you too it.

you have been warned!
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AUTHOR: Dina A. - (United States of America)

This is a rebuttal statement in response to inflammatory posts which are purported to protect the consumer.

Unfortunately, many complaints are simply slanderous, insulting accusations without due process  of an unresolved matter. Information is taken public solely on the side of the accuser, without prior notice available to the accused to establish arbitration.

We agree that consumer protection is a valid and necessary part of commerce.  However, an anonymous blasting of a good business, in essence, does not protect anybody. A legitimate complaint should not require anonymity.

Our request to readers of these complaints:  Please consider the one sided nature of these posts when you are reviewing them. We are a solid business, with valued employees, satisfied customers and our efforts continue to strive for satisfaction and good will.

If you are considering a business relationship with us, please feel free to call us for reliable, verifiable references. We have no need to remain anonymous!  877-736-2384

Our company made the 2010 Inc.5000 list at #855. We were also voted #12 out of 100 in this years fastest growing privately held companies in Orange County.
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