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RioSEO /Covario - RioSEO'a automated SEO doesn't work. They over-promise / under-deliver

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Review by Me4478 on 2013-08-14
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- We were referred to read RioSEO by a friend in the industry who spoke highly of them. We were told that they were the best when it came to "automated SEO".

Our conversations with their sales Team were inspiring. They told us we could estimate 25,000 clicks per month From natural search, organic search, Google, Bing and Microsoft search engines.

The price quoted – $120,000 – seems really steep but the benefits promised looked very alluring. They wouldn't put any projections in the contract.

So we ran two tests--one with RioSEO and one with the website that we built herself for $2500.

After six months it became very clear that our site we built for $2500 was getting 2x more traffic and 10x more orders than the site that we were paying through the nose for from RioSEO.

RioSEO promised lots of improvements and changes but they were very slow to get back to us. Meanwhile, they invoice then selected with a passion. None of the improvements that they promised to our site materialized. And eventually they told us that they had given up on our site.

After investing tens of thousands of dollars and RioSEO we gave up. They refused to refund any money or take any blame for the drastically lower performance then they had projected.

Choosing Covario/Rio SEO to do our organic search/ SEO work on our website was the worst decision I've made in my career at this company.

I would go out of my way to avoid them. The best they over project and under deliver. At the worst they actively rip off customers.
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