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Poor Experience (but they knew it and paid me back)

Sponsoredlinx - Poor Experience (but they knew it and paid me back)
I was targeted and sold the opportunity, onboarded and then explained my business and model, reply was "we will get back to you with a strategy and budget that suits your business"....... Nothing for about two weeks..... Once I followed up and requested to cancel, I was provided with some poor reason as to why I wasn't followed up in the first place. They did do one thing really well and on time.....The refund......On time and as promised

User's recommendation: Shop around before being pressured into this.

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#3402015 Review #3402015 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sydney, New South Wales

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WARNING - ABSOLUTE SCAM. ZERO DELIVERY, MAXIMUM MONEY DRAIN

My partner explained her budget was extremely small as she started an online business to be a stay at home mum. Due to Sponsored Linx her business has been sent broke. Their customer care manager Ahna even agreed that she should receive a FULL refund for the misleading sales tactics employed by their telemarketers and total lack of performance by her numerous account managers. Aparently Sponsored Linx senior management cares more about draining money from vulnerable small businesses than they do about providing an actual service. Read the independent reviews, the real star rating is 1.8 and they are known for being a scam.

User's recommendation: AVOID SPONSORED LINX COMPLETELY.

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#3204842 Review #3204842 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Scam
Loss
$2500
Preferred solution
Full refund

Wasted money

Terrible service. I feel as though I wasted my money on them. Didn't get anything in return. They didn't show up to our scheduled calls ( twice) even after I gave them that feedback. Do not waste your money on this company.
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#2752171 Review #2752171 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Scammed by these guys

Started charging me a weekly service fee before even setting up the ads, I cancelled all the links to them after not getting any replies to my emails and then all of a sudden they start calling me..... I also think that they themselves are the cause of the impressions and clicks because after I cancelled their access to my accounts and without making any changes to the way they set everything up , all of a sudden my impressions and clicks almost went to zero...... Are they clicking on my google adds to make it look like my traffic is higher?????
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#2267646 Review #2267646 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Sylvania, New South Wales
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Stop calling us!!!!!!!!!!

We get a call from them every week and from so many numbers in QLD!!! it is truly unbelievable!! if you have to change your number so your potential customers cannot block it - its says a lot about your business - its a scam!!!!!!! So far 30 different numbers are recorded in our system! We have told you to stop calling but nothing works - We have told our staff not answer any calls from QLD!

User's recommendation: Read all the reviews!!!!!

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#2241732 Review #2241732 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Preferred solution
do not call
New Reviewer

Just a quick thankyou.

I have to say, one of my guilty pleasures is to jump online at night time with a rum and coke and read the ongoing, awful reviews that genuine staff and clients post about SponsoredSux, GetMoreBullshit and DisruptNothing (the worst companies in australia to work for, period). Really, I'd like to thank the clueless owners of the company, especially, the *** CEO for helping to generate the type of awful reviews that gives me such great pleasure to read. Thanks to these reviews, I don't even need to look at *** anymore, I'm satisfied. So thankyou again and regards, Mick Featherstone Like

User's recommendation: run like ***.

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#2118177

Is this Mr Featherstone in charge actually?

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#1917077 Review #1917077 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Liers

They called and said they are from google! when I said wait a minute from google? and he said no from google something. Basically one of those scam overseas call centers just running from Australia this time.
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#1621264 Review #1621264 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Kenthurst, New South Wales
Service
Sponsoredlinx Seo Service
New Reviewer

Scammers

These guys are complete scammers. They did absolutely nothing for months while taking my money then refuse to cancel and refund your money. Avoid! It’s not worth the hassle of cancel
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#1296681 Review #1296681 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Sponsoredlinx Customer Care
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
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Resolved: Do not use this company

Update by user Apr 23, 2018

Sponsored Lynx agreed that I had not been made fully aware of their process during the initial sales call and have agreed to refunding me the last few weeks and crediting my account for the next weeks to see if they can get us some better results.

Original review posted by user Apr 22, 2018
I have been with...
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#1576721

What would you expect from a company who hires faked liars, who think the {{Redacted}} dont stink. Especially SEO adminstrator and her lying *** family. All tarred wi5h the same brush.

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#1238766 Review #1238766 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brisbane City, Queensland
Service
Sponsoredlinx Customer Care
Reason of review
Problem with delivery
Loss
$1130
Preferred solution
Price reduction

Good customer service but not impact on businesses

Got contacted by SponsoredLinX in November and kept on calling back saying that they will be a positive impact on my sales. Decided to give them a try. My sales was sliding but going with them had little to no impact. Sales my kept on going down with Xmas 2017 being worse (down by 40%). Pausing my ad for 2 weeks did not see my sales underperform any worse (was still getting similar number of queries through generic search). The point being SponsoredLinX has no impact but cash flow was worse off after paying their setup and weekly fees.
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#1175144 Review #1175144 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brisbane City, Queensland
Service
Sponsoredlinx Seo Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

What happens in Sponsoredlinx

Sponsoredlinx is a business that specialises in churning a huge number of clients to gain the cashflow from setup costs and the first couple of weeks of management fees. Basically its a churn and burn operation with little regard for results and customer service. They run about 120 clients per manager where the industry average is about 60. This means that managers have no time to properly manage their clients and so clients get billed pretty much for 0 service. Average active period of a client with this company is about 3 weeks. When it comes time to cancel, sponsoredlinx uses the unethical practice of making it very difficult for clients to cancel and will keep their billing active for as long as possible so as to squeeze out another couple of weeks of management fees out of the unsuspecting client. Its the same practice used by alot of gyms around the country to maximise cashflow and they rely on clients to not complain about it. Seriously, sponsoredlinx have burned many thousands of small unsuspecting businesses in australia and continue to do so on a daily basis. A couple of points for finding a credible adwords management company – 1. Ask the company how many clients per manager they have. If it is 70 or under then you will get good customer service. If its under 50 you will get great customer service. But if its over this, its just another churn and burn operation and you are their next victim. 2. Ask about their billing policy. Be absolutely clear on the policy and do not proceed if you are uncomfortable with it. If they cross the line with it while you are client, be prepared to complain and threaten action and you will get you money back immediately, as they are desperate to avoid negative publicity. 3. Ask about the experience of your manager. A good manager has a couple of solid years of experience. Most sponsoredlinx staff have 1 months experience as the place is a revolving door with staff. I think the staff are churned almost as highly as the clients due to high levels of staff dis-satisfaction.
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#1118898 Review #1118898 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brisbane City, Queensland
Service
Sponsoredlinx Customer Care
Cons
  • Service
  • Billing policy
  • Staff treatment
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy

Appalling customer service

I have used Sponsoredlinx for the past three years and am appalled at their shocking level of service. The sales team promise the world and do not deliver! My nominated google add word consultants changed every three months. I was always told the same story i.e. ......
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#1449976

This also happened to us

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#969816 Review #969816 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Sponsoredlinx Seo Service
Reason of review
Bad quality

Avoid Sponsoredlinx

This mob milked me for 4 years. They promised the world and delivered nothing except for some obscure, noncompetitive keywords that they chose. These key words may have ranked number one, but geuss what, nobody ever surched for them so these rankings were a ***. Their trick is to talk the talk and milk you for as long as possible until you finally walk away pissed off. They also have a high turnover of staff, so you don't end up with the same case manager that you start with. I regret giving them the benefit of the doubt for so long as my competitors reall got the jump on my business in the market place. Avoid them at all costs
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#969176 Review #969176 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Sponsoredlinx Seo Service
Reason of review
Bad quality

Short Review on November 16, 2016

they just rip off people don't get any service from them they don't do anything just charge money from ur card . out of 10 give them 0 and I will give them 0 star rating
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#956351 Review #956351 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Current Employee @ SponsoredLinX

This is the SCAM-ZILLA of them all... We must do everything it takes to keep the customer to even 'appearing surprised' when knowing it was our fault... It all seems legitimate and you are promised the world when starting, however within 2 months the sugar hit fades...
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#955884 Review #955884 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brisbane City, Queensland

SEP Assassination

Be careful who you let into your house!@ When trying to log into my website at http://www.sydneyaccessconsultants.com.au, it redirects to http://www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au. The public (frontend) side of my site seems ok fortunately, but the backend admin side is...
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#951330 Review #951330 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Bankstown, New South Wales
Service
Sponsoredlinx Seo Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

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