The web has so many cool looking websites now. Don't be fooled by the clean fancy looks though. I'm actually quite disappointed as someone who is trusted by many people on the Internet turns out uses deceptive practices. Actually, I'm quite pissed and that's why I'm posting this.
Neil Patel claims "I'm kind of a big deal". (Not sure if the Anchorman reference was intended or he thinks he came up with it.) He has been a part of a few useful Internet marketing tools.
I'm going to expose his deceptive practices and why I'll never use his services.
Free Website Analysis
I went to his website today (quicksprout) and analyzed my website. The tool seems really cool and he claims he's spent thousands of dollars developing it. I'm not sure if I believe that now.
After my analysis was finished an info bar popped up at the top of the site.
I was curious so I clicked on it. I was then taken to another analyzer.
I entered my domain name and low and behold it found 11 errors and I got this page.
I'm not sure what prompted me to do it again but I tried several websites and guess what? They ALL returned 11 errors. I entered "SCAM" and guess what... same results.
I've been a developer of fancy websites for a long time so I was curious to look at this code and see if indeed they were even checking the website for errors.
Here's what I found.
UPDATE: I tried to contact Neil and found his personal website had the same code.
Neil Patel and Quicksprout are using deceptive business practices to try and scam your business. Steer clear!
I'm totally disappointed and will never do business with Neil or ANY venture he is involved in.
Lesson: Trust is earned. Be honest and work with integrity.