I worked for a "sister" company of Appstack for almost two years, until I (and another manager) began putting together the pieces that our company, as well as appstack, were absolutely scamming people out of their money.The CEO, CFO and other managers pretend to work with management level employees to obtain information about what was going wrong (customers weren't getting any actual results, most times the ads never ran, etc).
They were a actually using the information we provided as ways to continually change things up and keep scamming people from their money. Changing the layout of the site, along with the name of the company(ies) is one way they do this. Customers sign up for recurring monthly charges (most often $299 or $399) for a certain number of ad views, YouTube video ad views, or ad clicks. They set up your account with the notion that you will be able to monitor how many views your ad is receiving.
This makes customers believe they can watch their ROI themselves. Fact is, only about 30% of customers actually do monitor them, and once they see their account isn't working, most often cancel. Those who don't, were likely told they're dashboard was down, or they were contacting YouTube or google to identity the problem. Sounding familiar to any of you pissed consumers?
Figure about 5-10% of customers take their word for it and continue to dish out the money, sometimes even forgetting about it entirely. The other 70% never think to monitor their dashboards at all. This company and its sisters, continue to grow and make money while its customers, you small business owners, lose hundreds of dollars a month. I talked to handfuls of small businesses who told me our company was their last resort, that their struggling business believed in companies like appstack, pixelfish, citysquares, backyard, and now, sightly, would provide them the advertisement services to save their business.
Do not trust these people.
Recently the 'christian' CFO bought his new girlfriend a house, after leaving his wife and four children behind.These are the people you're paying.
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