Honest KeywordXP Review
I was excited about trying out KeywordXP as I’ve purchased some great products by Paul Clifford in the past. Unfortunately, there was one thing that caught me off guard…the license agreement:
KeywordXP employs various methods including cookies to track your use of their product and reserve the right to use and sell any anonymous data they collect on keyword searches, volume, etc.
I have a major issue with this…I love purchasing great tools, but I don’t want my use tracked or usage data sold.
I’m requesting a refund on KeywordXP and unable to write a review on how good or poorly the product performed as I can’t get past the notion of my search activity being tracked whether anonymous or not.
What are your thoughts on software / app developers tracking your activity?
Think about the implications? You invest a bunch of time researching your niche and then all of your search activity can be sold to a potential competitor.
I also feel it is a slight conflict of interest for a software developer whether it be KeywordXP or any other Internet marketing tool to ask me to trust them to use their tool(s) and then sell my usage data.
Sorry Paul Clifford and KeywordXP, I’ll have to pass on this tool for now.
Maybe in the near future Paul will give users the ability to turn off tracking.
Thinking about purchasing Commission Ignition from Hitesh Juneja? Please read this review first.
First, let me say, I think Hitesh is a pretty brilliant guy, but his business ethics are questionable. Let me also say that it pains me to yet write another negative review about yet another Internet marketer.
I purchased Keyword Dissection (Premium Membership $997) back in January 2011 at the recommendation of Marty Roz. He spoke highly of Hitesh and Hitesh made lots of promises about what he was going to deliver.
Below is current screen shot of keyworddissection.com site. As you’ll see, the site does not work and is being reworked (possibly). The forum is gone and login buttons do not work.
While writing this, I’ve been doing some active research and the forum is still up at http://keyworddissection.com/forum and the premium membership link is up at http://keyworddissection.com/premium – I’m now running some tests to see if any of the functionality is still working…brb I’m going to let process run for 5-10 minutes and see if it delivers any results. Also, take a look at the forum posts, you’ll see other purchasers of keyword dissection and the ongoing issues they. Again, Hitesh was no where to be found with support for a product he developed.
Ok, so I gave the long tail keyword compiler 10 minutes to run and nothing.
So back to the reason for this post….Hitesh and some of his new partners may be developing new IM products, but as you can see, Hitesh let a whole community of people down and has never publicly acknowledged customers for Keyword Dissection in the forum or via email.
So go ahead, purchase Commission Ignition Review, I hope Hitesh provides better support for this product than he did Keyword Dissection… I can hardly wait for KD2 to arrive as I’m seeing some posts about version 2.
Please feel free to post comments if you are a previous purchaser of Keyword Dissection, Commission Ignition Review or any of Hitesh Juneja products below.
Reilly Labs Review
Some of you may know or heard of Reilly Labs through the Warrior Forum or through some of the WSO’s he promotes. My review is based solely on two products I’ve purchased from Reilly Labs:
- QR Code Generator
- Google Maps Generator
These are plugins for WordPress that are generated by using Adobe Air, neither worked. I filled out multiple trouble tickets that were never answered and as recently as last week i called his PayPal listed phone number (Google Voice) and left a message asking for help with these products. My calls and messages went unanswered.
Reilly Labs Website
Reilly Labs is still around and active in the Warrior Forum. I get numerous emails from him or his company promoting the next big WSO, but no responses for product support.
Reilly Labs Emails
Bottom line – order from this cat at your own risk.
If I do here from Reilly Labs, I’ll be happy to post any resolution, but as of now I have two products that I’m unable to use.
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Are you sick and tired of all the self proclaimed Internet marketing gurus? I am!
The final straw for me was about a week ago when I purchased a GMail secrets offer for $97 – Since I’m in the field; I invest money in all sorts of different products and marketing services that I like to test.
After testing this product out for nearly a week, I couldn’t replicate a single test as outlined in the video tutorial. Each time I contacted customer support it would take two days for me to get a one liner that didn’t answer my questions.
Additionally, none of the screen shots looked anything like what I use every day in my Google Adwords account / MCC. While I would have really liked to test out this potential insider secret for Gmail advertising, I just asked for a refund out of frustration and the lack of any real customer support.
In my testing, I found that normal settings in Adwords interface for the content network proved more successful in getting my ads to show up in Gmail than the tactics outlined in the video tutorial.
Over the course of the week I received numerous emails from other gurus promoting this product. I came to the realization that half of these Internet marketing gurus never test any of the products they promote. They just affiliate market something that another guru put out.
I also found several companies that I respect that recently began promoting products or services they’ve never tested. I’m not sure what value they are providing other than buy “this” product because so and so is a really good guy or gal.
Here’s what I’m proposing to do more of in 2010; provide “real” results for guru marketing tools with an honest assessment of how they did or didn’t work.
I’ll also contact customer support and see how long it takes for them to respond and then grade them on how well they respond to my support request.
What Internet tools, products or services have you used for your business and they did not perform as promised or the customer support was horrible? Share your stories with our visitors.
Thinking about buying into the Magic Bullet System, Hexatrack, or Google Goggles? My advice, don’t do it.
Every product I’ve tried from Amish Shah and company comes with lousy customer support. When I purchased a package from these guys last year it took weeks to deliver on promised bonuses.
My most recent experience has been with their Google Goggles product. It stopped working. When I contacted support they closed my ticket out twice without ever responding to my request for help. They didn’t mind taking my money or my monthly maintenance payment.
What’s my conclusion? If you spend $3,000 and a huge monthly support fee, they might take care of you, but as of this writing I have two products from Amish Shah that don’t work. Hexatrack is down for maintenance so you can’t run any new campaigns and Google Goggles doesn’t work.
If anyone else has had issues with Amish Shah products please reply to this post.
I’ll be starting a “Guru Reviews” section for visitors to post comments on how well or poorly the gurus support their products.