As I was just getting to enjoy my coffee (perfect temperature) my cell phone rings.
It's a sales call from a fast talking telemarketer from LeapFish.com
"I found you on ActiveRain," he says "...and I wanted to let you know that you can own keywords for your area."
I ask him, What keywords and since 92% of my traffic already comes from Google and I am already page one #1 and page one #2, how can I get any better than this?
He explains, "Because you get to own the key words and we're the biggest out there. We've combined Yahoo, Google, MSN...blah blah blah blah"
The rest became white noise for me.
I'm already on page one on your site now. I ask the pushy fast talker, HOW CAN I GET ANY BETTER? (This guy is starting to irritate me now)
He says, "Because you get to own the keywords, you pay once..." I cut him off. I say thanks but is it too much to ask that you guys at least QUALFIFY your prospect before you call them? Geez, man it saves a lot of embarrassment here.
So we hang up.
But here's my concern for my fellow Active Rainer's.
They are snooping Active Rain for prospects. So here's my concern for all of you who right now DO NOT have a natural first page presence on Google.
Stay away from these guys. It's clear to me they are only patrolling the Active Rain portal to scoop up leads and if they call you, it might sound impressive. But you have to understand the importance of PLANNING THE SALES CALL.
Since they didn't bother pre-screening me for any top page rank key words, this means this firm practices the classic READY, FIRE, AIM which simply means this firm is not looking after your best interest.
They only want your money and a slick voice will tell you lots of interesting things -- but if they are not doing any research on you or your domain name before they call -- this simply smacks of unprofessionalism and greed to me.
But for me, this firm is no better than MerchantCircle.com and ePerks a similar firm went bankrupt and it looks like funds from that firm have gone to start up LeapFish.com. But I have not done a lot of research on this yet. You can read more about ePerks and LeapFish here.