Report: #694911

Complaint Review: Matt LaClear

  • Submitted: Sun, February 13, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, October 16, 2011
  • Reported By: Anonymous — Miami Florida United States of America
  • Matt LaClear
    503 W Columbia Street
    Mason, Michigan
    United States of America

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors..., Matt LaClear, Kathy LaClear and Stephen Reed I sent payments to via PayPal for what their web site that stated these back links were to be "High Quality Back Links" and a "Guaranteed First Page Google Listing".  What I received, in my opinion, after checking out all these back links they sent me, were garbage, Spammy, low-quality Xrumer back links that will eventually damage my web site.  My Google ranking have stayed exactly the same., Matt LaClear, Kathy LaClear and Stephen Reed, in my opinion, are using an internet marketing forum, which I am omitting at this point in time, to lure prospective "Newbies" in the internet marketing World into purchasing these services, not knowing exactly what they are getting themselves in to.  Google does not like spammy xrumer black-hat internet marketing techniques!

I initiated a PayPal dispute  against them, but have not received a full refund as of yet.  Matt LaClear of contacted me via email and through posts on this forum with name calling and threats.

Upon further investigation of his other posts on this forum, I found, and took screen-shots, of other posts on the forum where he explains to other vendors how to minimize the risk of giving refunds back to unsuspected "Newbies" by creating "Buy Now" buttons as opposed to billing customers directly via PayPal.  He also explains his intentions on this forum of being able to spam back links in direct competition of a refunded clients "key words".  Perhaps this is his way of "Getting Revenge".

In my opinion, Matt LaClear is an abrasive individual who is taking advantage of people who want to try their hand at internet marketing.

Matt LaClear and have a lot of friends on this forum, and it is my opinion, that all of the various testimonials about his services are coming from these friends.

If I had received "High Quality Back Links" and a "Page One Ranking On Google" like his services describe, there would be no issue here!  However, I received a list, from what looks to be xrumer black-hat back links which are Garbage and NO Page One Ranking so far within the last  2 months!  I realize that this type of SEO rankings takes some time, but I never see myself or my site getting there with xrumer black-hat techniques, like I believe he's doing.

Matt LaClear is quick to respond to my complaints on the forum with abrasive, curt and snide remarks as he knows that such complaints will alert the public as to his service practices.

In my opinion, one should steer clear away from Matt LaClear and and spend your money elsewhere, perhaps on eBay, where there are quality sellers...ones who will work hard for the buyer.
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#1 Consumer Comment

Profile Backlinks

AUTHOR: DarenJones - (United States of America)

If the Forum Profile Backlinks were labeled as High Quality then they were definitely falsely advertised. Forum Profile Backlinks are the most worthless type of Backlink you can aquire in s****..
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#2 Consumer Comment

Matt LaClear is a stand up guy with great services

AUTHOR: anontruepost - (United States of America)

Hi, in the internet marketing business it is very very difficult to please everyone.

Matt La Clear is far from a fraud. In the last 6 months I have known and done some business with him, I find if you treat him how you want to be treated act with professionalism that he really set high marks to try and please his clients.

If you look further you will find hundreds of positive consumer experiences with Matt LaClear.

I find Matt to be at the top of the game and enjoy working with him and his awesome team.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Matt LaClear is Legitimate

AUTHOR: William Clements - (United States of America)

I'm not sure what you're talking about.

I've hired Matt LaClear to promote several web sites and I've double-checked his work.  Everything is professional and well-done.  Everything Matt LaClear's team has done is actually more professional than other SEO companies I've hired.

For the record, I'm a real person and I would definitely hire Matt LaClear again.  Actually, I will be shortly.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Matt LaClear Delivers! Period

AUTHOR: EdwardDennis - (United States of America)

I'm just one of his hundreds, if not thousands happy customers. He delivers results, period!

SEO takes time, and if you're are not patient, that's simply out of anyone's control. I had some very competitive keywords with Matt. It took about 6 months reach page one. And I was not complaining because I knew it will get there eventually.

Sometimes people just post negative review out of the blue on forums without even asking for an update for his/her campaign on the ticket. That is just pathetic, in my opinion. Matt has a FANTASTIC customer support. Probably one of the best I've ever experienced. 
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#5 Author of original report RipOff Update

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America), Matt LaClear, Kathy LaClear, Steven Reed

What a relief!  PayPal has sided with me on this claim as they have refunded my money that and Matt LaClear took from me.  This firm and its owners are well known spammers.  Just Google them and search deep enough and you'll see for yourself.  Don't go with an outfit just because they dominate a particular internet marketing forum and they have nothing but fake testimonials.  You'll be sorry!  Thanks PayPal!, Matt LaClear, Kathy LaClear, Steven Reed
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#6 Author of original report

SPAMMER, Matt LaClear, Kathy LaClear and Stephen Reed

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America), Matt LaClear, Kathy LaClear and Stephen Reed

I did receive back links from you, but they were NOT what I ordered!  I ordered high quality back links, NOT Spammy xrumer (BLACK-HAT) garbage links.  Your "pitch" might work well the the "Newbies" you sucker in from the forums, but it doesnt work here.  All one has to do is Google you and they'll see all the other complaints if they search deep enough.  You do a good job in burrying complaints, I must say...but I'm not going away!

You use Black-Hat techniques and take advantage of New, novice internet marketers so you can beef up your bank account.  All your reviews, in my opinion, are from all your buddies on the forums.

Oh, and yes, in my opinion, you are abrasive, condecending and and a general scammer., Matt LaClear, Kathy LaClear and Stephen Reed

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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Matt LaClear - (United States of America)

Are you reporting me for being abrasive with you or because we ripped you off?  I'm in a position where I do not have to kiss the bums of folks attempting to rip us off.  You paid for profile links and you received them.  I ought to file a report here for you trying to rip us off.

I am including a link to our testimonials for folks to judge for themselves regarding your claim.  By clicking here anyone can see that we are a legit company with many, many happy customers.
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#8 REBUTTAL Owner of company

We're still not refunding your money

AUTHOR: Matt LaClear - (United States of America)

We take great pride in the fact that our positive reviews outnumber negative reviews like this almost 125 to 1.  This person purchased several profile links package from us and then was upset that the links we provided him were forum profiles with his anchor text and url.  The complainant then called our sales manager stating he was going after every backlink vendor he has ever purchased links from if we didn't give him his refund.  We declined given the fact he received what he paid for and has received link juice to his site as a result.  We did however refund the money on four campaigns that hadn't gone out yet when he requested the refunds.  I am in fact very abrasive to those individuals who blatantly try to rip us off.  Also this person disputed the charges with Paypal and they sided with us.  When he came at us attacking us on the Warrior Forum he was quickly banned.  Not sure what else I need to do to defend against this individual but rest assured I'll fight this to the end of time if I have to.
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