Is Virool a fake scam? So everywhere you turn you see Virool.com. You can find their ads on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, and the list goes on. What most people don’t realize is that Virool.com has been around since March of 2012. Being in the same viral marketing and video seeding industry, I must say it’s nice to see a “big dog” step up to the plate to take on the other “giants”. So there is no envy here. I’m sure there will be enough scraps left over for us little guys. What I am having a hard time figuring out is why is there no reviews for this company?
I searched for days to find some good news about this powerhouse of viral marketing, but NOTHING! Strange, maybe they need their own viral marketing services? So as I continued down the path thinking that Virool.com must be a scam, all I could find is article after article about Alex Debelov, Virool’s co-founder. Impressive articles about how Virool raised an impressive $6.62 million funding round from an all-star group of investors, including Gmail creator Paul Buchheit, Loopt co-founder Sam Altman and even Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter.
Now, I really started getting worried. Let me break this down for everyone out there, the independent musicians, record labels, artists, actors, actresses, small businesses, and Fortune 500 businesses;
1. Virool has been around for almost a year with no reviews.
2. Only articles I can find is about how much money they RAISED, not made.
3. Not 1,000, not 100, not 10 comments, reviews, or raves about Virool?
4. They state their prices start as low as $10, but what does that really tell you or further more going to do for you?
5. Is this how a multi-million dollar company gets out there? Throw more money in marketing and advertising until enough suckers are talking about it or gives in and try it?
Well this is just my opinion, but wait. Then all of a sudden one of my clients sent me over this article they found. Was I right?
“I haven’t tried _____________ but I did try Virool.com
It’s quite lame and I’m convinced the traffic is not real. Minimum cost of 4 cents per view. They claim to post your video on various blogs and other sites but All views come from virool.com (according to YouTube Analytics).. I blew threw $10 in 1 hour. I received an Impression to view ratio of 27.96% which is just ridiculous and says cheating/spamming to me! There is no way 27.96% of real people who saw my video thumbnail would click through to watch. When I do advertising via YouTube adwords my CTR is less than 1%.”
That was just one article sent over, then there was this!
“Virool – Thief Lost $5,000 from Scam Artist”
They claim they can get your video at a low cost 0.04 cents per view.I spent $5,000 to try to get my views up.
When that happened YouTube flagged my video.I posted the video a week ago and I asked the company for a refund. What there answer was no we don’t care if your video gets flagged on YouTube. If you have any common sense avoid this company so you don’t get your YouTube video flagged..I made the purchase on 2/17/2012 and my video was flagged and taken down on 2/20/2013/.
Please avoid this company at all cost.
Ahhhh, do I feel better? Yes, the truth shall set you free! My Dad always told me, “Son, sometimes in life it’s not what you know, but it’s what you don’t know that can help you make the best decisions.” I didn’t know what was out there (Virool), but something told me I didn’t know enough to believe the hype.