Report: #1052825

Complaint Review: SEP Connect is a phony seo company

  • Submitted: Tue, May 21, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013
  • Reported By: Exposing Scammers — mesa Arizona
  • SEP Connect is a phony seo company
    8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 507 Vienna, VA 22182
    vienna, Virginia

SEP Connect is a phony seo company SEP CPnnect uses bogus seo techniques to scam it's clients. SEP Connect steals other companies rank and redirects their site to a bogus landing page of sep connect. SEP Connect shows their clients nothing but a magic trick full of deceipt and deception. vienna Virginia

*Consumer Comment: Not a Rip Off

*General Comment: Do you know what you are talking about

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Official response from SEP Connect

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Sep Connect hacks into free press release sites and then looks for articles of other companies that show up high in the search engines.  They then seem to hack the title of the press release for other companies and add content to a worthless landing page that takes people to the sep connect website.  Sep connect uses deceptive services to sell clients a worthless system.  The FBI has been notified and so has PR LOG and the attorney genrals of both California and Virginia where this company operates from.  SEP Connect is a joke and knows nothing about seo. The prcies they charge are outrageous considering the worthless service they are selling.  This looksl ike a total SCAM.  Beware of Sep Connect.  They have offices in Virginia and in Eldorado Hills, California

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#1 Consumer Comment

Not a Rip Off

AUTHOR: Mrs. Lawson - (USA)

Having personally utilized this companies SEP services for a couple years with phenominal proven results and zero issues, I can personally say that this is not even close to being a rip-off. In fact, you don't pay anything until you see results and your profiles are up and active. It is an incredible program that sounds like it could be too good to be true, when in fact it isn't. They simply use different methods than SEO with the same basic concept to make things happen in a specific area. It's simple...but definitely not a rip-off. It does not belong on this website! These are hard-working real people that work their butts off to get companies great results. Period. 

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#2 General Comment

Do you know what you are talking about

AUTHOR: GoogleMaster - ()

It is very obvious in reading this that the person that initally filed this report has no idea what SEP technology is or SEO for that matter. In fact im not even sure they know what the internet really is. SEP connect does great work with proven results. I have seen them myself all over the internet, They have many companies placing on the first page of google with over 100,000 keywords placing on the first page of search results, in the organic section non the less.


if you want to see their software at work, do a google search for "process server, placerville,ca"

Also another reason why SEP connect is not a scam is because they are exclusive, they have agreements with many search engines that states once they sell a location term they will not sell it again while it is being used. If they were scammers they would be selling the same location to everyone and telling them it is exclusive. 

To the person that wrote this report, you should really know what you are talking about before you make your comments known worldwide.

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Official response from SEP Connect

AUTHOR: 4354 Town Center Blvd #114-256 - ()

If the claim is read carefully, it is obvious that this is one of many SEO Companies writing the complaint about what SEP Connect does and the product we deliver. The most important part about what SEP Connect does is SEP and not SEO. Here are the details:

SEP Connect is extremely concerned about the allegations made in regards to this fake SEO complaint. We strive to treat all of our customers and business partners with honesty, integrity and respect so it is deeply disturbing when these sorts of allegations are made against our company. We are also an open and transparent company. And so it is with that in mind that we must not only provide a response to the allegations made here, but also offer anyone with a legitimate business complaint the opportunity to voice it directly to us.

First, to the person or company that made this post, please contact our Customer Service Department at 916-218-4800 so that we can rectify any problem you may have with us. Second, for everyone else reading this complaint, SEP Connect asserts that the claims made in this post are without merit, have no basis in fact and have no bearing on what we do as a company. If after reading our response, you would still like to contact us, please feel free to call the number above.

The first allegation made is that “Sep cpnnect (Connect) is a bogus seo company.” In fact, we are not an SEO company at all nor do we claim to be one (If you take the time to read our About SEP Connect page here then one would understand that we are not a SEO company). SEO companies optimize other company’s websites in order to increase their visibility in search engine rankings. Conversely, we specialize in SEP or Search Engine Placement.

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The second allegation made is that “SEP Connect steals other companies rank.” This is not possible without modification of the site sending PageRank. Per our end-user agreement we do not touch any portion of our client’s websites and therefore cannot manipulate or “steal” the PageRank. Additionally, Google would de-rank, and subsequently black list our sites if we either stole or passed page rank, both of which are against Google TOS. Quite to the contrary, our ranking methodologies are based on a relevant content based approach that is prescribed by Google in the publicly available guidance that it provides to all professionals engaged in search engine marketing. And, our methodology works 90% of the time. Therefore, engaging in black hat ranking methodologies or violating Google’s TOS would be a poor business decision that is not in the best interests of our clients, our company or our employees. In regards to PR Log and many other Press Release websites, we do use those websites to release "Press Releases" regarding SEP Connect and our news, this is what PR Log is for.

The third allegation made is that “SEP Connect shows their clients nothing but a magic trick full of deceipt (deceit) and deception.” Again, we are an open and transparent company. Our promise is simple – We will place your business on the front page of Google in 45 days or less and we will not charge you until you get there. And, we deliver on that promise 100% of the time, with a 90% Positive results getting our clients information on the front page through our exclusive local directories. We also work consultatively with our clients. We allow our clients to pick the most searched key terms in their industry, and author the list with our clients before the list is finalized. We then build individual pages on our optimized websites using original content from the client’s website or from our content writers to place businesses organically on the front page of Google. We also provide a back end dashboard to monitor keyword performance.

The fourth allegation made is that “Sep Connect hacks into free press release sites and then looks for articles of other companies that show up high in the search engines.” First off, this allegation is completely without merit and has no basis in fact. We do not in any way take content from another company and claim it as our own. Second, free PR sites are just that, legitimate businesses that syndicate content for profit. We, like many other companies, license that content for use on our own site as well as distribute our own content through their networks. It is a common, legitimate, arms-length business transaction.

Finally, we pride ourselves on our business practices, our relationship with Google and a strict compliance to their TOS, as well as customer service and satisfaction. We currently have a price of $199/month for our service with only a one time set-up fee of $197 due up front. For exclusive organic Google placement with a financial guarantee, we believe our price is quite low compared to industry standards and the value that we provide to our clients.

Again, to the person or company that found the need to make this post, please contact us to discuss this matter. If you are a past client that feels like you have been ripped off, please call so we can rectify the problem. SEP Connect will not be making any additional comments on this post. All future questions about this post or any of our business practices should be directed to our customer service department at the number above. 

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