Legal Help on SEO Scams Grand Rapids MI

Being scammed is the worst. Any scam is bad but the ultimate is one that you personally invest yourself into in good faith. In the world of online business that usually means some kind of SEO or Internet marketing. This article will help you avoid scams and even get your hard earned money back.

Jeffery S. Crampton
THE BOARDWALK 940 MONROE AVE NW APT 250
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
White Collar Crime, Litigation
Education
Michigan State University,Detroit College of Law
State Licensing
Michigan

Amanda May Fielder
(616) 752-2404
111 LYON ST NW FIFTH THIRD CENTER
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Employment, Litigation
Education
Michigan State University,Western Michigan University
State Licensing
Michigan

Boyd A. Henderson
(616) 831-1719
250 MONROE AVE NW CALDER PLAZA BUILDING
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Defective & Dangerous Products
Education
University of Michigan Law School,University of Michigan,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Michigan

William John Leeder III
(616) 742-3979
171 Monroe Ave Nw Ste 1000
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Michigan

Nikole L. Canute
900 MONROE AVE NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Employment
Education
Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame,Alma College
State Licensing
Michigan

Mark P. Hunting
(616) 831-1763
250 MONROE AVE NW CALDER PLAZA BUILDING
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Construction, Criminal Defense, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Personal Injury
Education
University of Michigan Law School,Colgate University
State Licensing
Michigan

George E. Pawlowski
300 OTTAWA AVE NW STE 650
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
State Licensing
Michigan

Terry L. Zabel
161 OTTAWA AVE NW STE 600
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Tax
Education
Valparaiso University School of Law,Valparaiso University School of Law,University of Michigan, Ann
State Licensing
Michigan

John M. Roels
40 PEARL ST NW TRUST BLDG
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Defective & Dangerous Products, Real Estate, Construction
Education
Calvin College,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
State Licensing
Michigan

William D. Howard
(616) 235-6000
25 Ionia Ave Sw Ste 230
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Litigation
Education
Kalamazoo College,Washington University in St. Louis
State Licensing
Michigan

Legal Help on SEO Scams

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How to Avoid SEO Scams

Author: Scott Jason

Feeling like you have been scammed is the worst. I hate it. And believe me, it has happened more than once in my life. But the ultimate low is when you believed in the scam to the point that you invested yourself wholeheartedly. As if losing the money were not enough, you lost precious time into the bargain. Of course, in the world of online business that usually means some kind of SEO or Internet marketing situation.

SEO itself is not a scam I am happy to assure you. I have been an SEO consultant since 1999 and can readily testify to the possibilities of getting to the top of Google, Yahoo and MSN. There are a lot of very talented SEO professionals out there as well as plenty of Web business owners who have mastered the art. Unfortunately there are still more who must rely on others to optimize for them. Or worse, purchase expensive software and gimmicks to help them do it themselves and trust to the integrity of the developer.

While I believe that most people are honest I have to shake my head and wonder about some of the software and informational packets I see being sold. Some are worth every dime and more but there are a few that leave me wondering what the author or developer was thinking.

All that being said; here are three steps to avoid being scammed on SEO or Internet Marketing products and services.

Step One: Try not to purchase anything that guarantees top search engine placement. No person or product can do this except for the search engine itself. Just remember that if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

Step Two: Return any SEO products you have recently purchased if they are not doing the job for you. Do not feel foolish for ordering it or bad for returning it. You trusted that the product would work as advertised. If it does not, return it. Unfortunately this is often easier said than done but if you purchased through a third party like ClickBank, it is easier than you think, but often hard to find a link for. Just go to http://www.clickbank.com/csinquiry.html and fill out the short return form. It takes less than two minutes and you are credited usually within one day. This is also where to go if you need tech support and are just not getting it anyplace else.

Step Three: Avoid working with SEO pros that guarantee top placement. As I said before, nobody can guarantee your placement. The best they can do is warrantee that you will obtain specific ranking or get a full or partial refund. But even then, be leery. Nobody is able to work for free and warranties such as these usually come at a high price.

Bonus Step: Avoid paying upfront if possible. It is not as crazy as it sounds. I recently found a consulting service that answers SEO and Internet Marketing questions over the phone for one dollar per minute. It is called SEO by the Minute http://www.SEObytheMinute.com .

I tried it out by calling their toll free number at 1 888 SEO WISE and was pleasantly surprised. I spent a total of seven minutes on the phone but only four were billed since the first three were before I asked my questions. I did not even need a credit card. I received an invoice from PayPal after the call was complete so I could choose my own method of secure payment. Nice touch!

Companies always claim there is no risk to your money due to their refund policies. But experience teaches us that once they have our money, getting it back can be an uphill battle. It is refreshing to find a company that actually trusts you to pay after they have delivered the goods.

Once more, be on the lookout for companies that are willing to work with you in good faith. It may take a while to find but it is well worth it.

About the Author:

Scott Jason has written three SEO books and has been an SEO professional since 1999. He can always be reached through his SEO copywriting Web site http://www.bestseocopywriting.com.

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