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ACCREDITED GOOGLE ADWORD AGENCY - www.sponsoredlinx.com.au

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We have received a call from http://www.sponsoredlinx.com.au who asked to log on to do a health check on our Google account and were very forceful.

They suggested that they were an accredited Google Partner.

They suggested to go to their site to confirm their accreditation however I wanted to Verify via Google to ensure that they are indeed a reputable Google Partner and this is not a scam.

Kind regards

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Re: ACCREDITED GOOGLE ADWORD AGENCY - www.sponsoredlinx.com.au

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Hi @Frederick F,

 

Along with the info PPCBossman provided, I would add that any company contacting me outside of my request is put at the top of a highly-suspect list and rarely do they hear back. And any company that is on that list and is aggressive and insisting on accessing my client's accounts (any/all) are told to hit the road with even more force. 

 

Further, Google does not validate any Google Partner, they merely present them all for the end user to decide for themselves. The company trying to brute force their way in is most-likely wanting to add the accounts to their AdWords Manager Account (old name: MCC/My Client Center) to boost their bottom line or muck things up and charge to fix it. 

 

Once you grant someone access, what happens is solely on you, not Google AdWords... so think sharply on this. I would not do it, personally, no way at all. I would tell them I was quite healthy and that I would like to access their internal systems to do a health check on them.

 

If you are really wanting to get probed by them, you should search the web for their name, their web address and add terms like "scam" or "safe" or "reviews" or terms like that and see what comes up. Dig into their website and look for social links and see how many they have, what people are saying, etc.. In other words, carefully investigate who, what and why they are. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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You have to decide for yourself whether or not you want to work with any specific agency. The Partner Search tool returned a valid profile for this agency.

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Hi @Frederick F,

 

Along with the info PPCBossman provided, I would add that any company contacting me outside of my request is put at the top of a highly-suspect list and rarely do they hear back. And any company that is on that list and is aggressive and insisting on accessing my client's accounts (any/all) are told to hit the road with even more force. 

 

Further, Google does not validate any Google Partner, they merely present them all for the end user to decide for themselves. The company trying to brute force their way in is most-likely wanting to add the accounts to their AdWords Manager Account (old name: MCC/My Client Center) to boost their bottom line or muck things up and charge to fix it. 

 

Once you grant someone access, what happens is solely on you, not Google AdWords... so think sharply on this. I would not do it, personally, no way at all. I would tell them I was quite healthy and that I would like to access their internal systems to do a health check on them.

 

If you are really wanting to get probed by them, you should search the web for their name, their web address and add terms like "scam" or "safe" or "reviews" or terms like that and see what comes up. Dig into their website and look for social links and see how many they have, what people are saying, etc.. In other words, carefully investigate who, what and why they are. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Google My Business & Google Ads Top Contributor
Google Partner | GYBO Agency | Local Guide | My Profile