If you were looking for an honest Just Search SEO Review …
.. apologies. If you were looking for an honest and impartial Just Search SEO review, this post has now been disabled due to pressure from Just Search, they clearly don’t want honest and truthful seo reviews. Just Search deemed my experience with them as something they don’t want on the Internet – which would be pretty boring place if everyone agreed and no one had an opinion. All the facts contained within the original post were verifiable and based upon upon actual events of my personal experience with Just Search and the SEO they performed (or are still performing) on a small website inherited by myself, for which I perform additional web development. The findings are also all backed up via industry standard tools such as Seomoz’s Opensite explorer and Google Analytics.
As a result of the review, Just Search decided to email (and Tweet me!) and instructed me to remove my post. After 2 over weeks of me replying to their email, Just Search have not replied to explain exactly why they think the post was inappropriate. Also, Just Search, copying in mutliple people really doesn’t make your email appear anymore “official” or serious. Personally, I’d just like to know out of interest what was specifically wrong with the original post. Some of the reviews posted on your Review Center page are much worse, highly impartial and don;t provide a balanced view at all.
In the past, I’ve blogged about encounters with larger companies, like Just Search SEO. As a result, I have decided that it’s not worth the time or stress to keep the original post alive. It’s a shame that a genuine and honest post is now no longer here, but I’ve experienced first hand how much pressure a large company will put on you to remove content they disagree with – I’m not saying Just Search would ever become as bad as before (that frankly, was bordering on harassment …), but bigger companies seem to work in a very particular manner when dealing with reviews. If you were looking for a Just Search SEO review, I’d advise you do your own research, use Google to search for the company extensively and ask around for honest reviews – which is what was previously here. The Review Centre is an excellent resource for reviews on potential SEO companies, so I’d advise you start there see www.reviewcentre.com.
Unfortunately, nowadays it seems having an opinion about a company on the Internet isn’t allowed if that view isn’t fully commending the said company.
EDIT 06/11/2012: I’ve received several emails over the last few days (interestingly from anonymous Google mail accounts …) asking me to send them the original post. Due to reasons outlined above, I’m not sending copies out to anyone. In all honesty, I don’t have the time or inclination to deal with emails and pressure from Just Search – I’ve seen this type of effect in the past and don’t want to get involved in it again. End of story. Fin
EDIT 14/11/2012: After I replied to Just Search’s email (on the day they emailed myself) they haven’t emailed me back at all – that’s over 2 weeks ago, with no response – pretty disappointing. Nothing to even acknowledge the fact I replied to their email. This goes hand in hand with what lots of people seem to cite on Review Centre about Just Search (use your common sense in deciding which reviews are genuine and fake …). Also, the the pleb who keeps using variations of bill_seo_uk_8544@ gmail accounts – I won’t be releasing the original Just Search SEO Review, it’s not worth the hassle from them. Simply changing the end four digits and emailing me from a different gmail account won’t suddenly make me changing my mind! Nice try though 🙂 Also, to clarify – I am not any of the following: an annoyed Just Search employee, a competitor or from any other seo company – I’m a web developer.
EDIT 26/11/2012: not sure if Just Search have decided to pull their Review Center account at http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews173642.html, but that have isn’t working for me at all – the rest of the review center site works fine. Very, very fishy Just Search, although not entirely unexpected.
EDIT 28/11/2012: It seems the review center page of Just Search SEO is now back online after a couple of days downtime, with lots of new comments approved. According to commentors (see below) Just Search have registered a new domain name too, not sure what the purpose of that is though. I’ve also noticed at justsearchseoreviews dot co dot uk is now listed in Google. This is a site with no content at all and is simply there for SEO purposes to influence Google. Yuck.
Also, the Review Center have also contacted me via Twitter as they want to speak to me “about seo reviews” – which is extremely odd to say the least, as this blog post is the only SEO review I’ve ever written and I’m not sure how my opinion, concerns them. But still, I’m quite intrigued as to what they could possibly want to talk about. Must be important as they sent me a direct mention on Twitter, and a later, a few follow up messages, urging me to get in touch. All cloak and dagger stuff.
EDIT 30/11/2012: I’ve spoken to the review center about their message yesterday. It concerns a comment made by someone on this article, see here. It turns out the Review Center suspect Just Search of paying their customers for positive reviews and would like me to provide the contact details of “Stephens Plumb” to them. It doesn’t feel right to simply pass on commentor details to a third party, without consent from that commentor. I’ve decided to email the commentor (“Stephens Plumb”) directly so he can make his own mind up. I don’t feel it’s my decision to make and know I;d be pretty annoyed if it was the other way around. However, kudos to the Review Center for noticing things like this and working to keep their site clean – kinda refreshing in this day and age. So, “Stephens Plumb”, the Review Center would like to have a chat if you wish to follow this up, as I’m going to assume you wouldn;t want me to pass on your private email address.
For whatever reason, there are an increased number of comments on this post. I have zero objections to comments that contain a valid email address or link to the website in question. However, comments that are simply slating a company for no good reason, with no mention of your site or nothing specific to verify your point will not be approved – I’ve just deleted 17 comments for this reason alone! Such comments amount to nothing more than spam and are helping no one. You’re welcome to comment, but please keep things clean and base them upon actual, live websites.