I am somewhat interested in this company, but Chris S. mentions in his review that they may be reviewing themselves illegally on Google and other sites.he mentions several individuals who should look into this. Personally, I would think Elizabeth Warren would be the best person to review the supposed shenanigans Regal Assets. It would be nice to know if they were actually reputable or un! Middle of the road rating based upon extremely negative vs. extremely positive mass information, leaving the consumer clueless and confused.
Regal Assets is a gold IRA dealer owned by a gentleman named Tyler Gallagher. This is one of the most interesting and unique businesses in the area of gold IRA dealers, since it seems like they figured out a method to get to the top of the Google search engine without much effort. Unfortunately, this has led to many allegations that they may have taken steps which are unwarranted. It may even show the owners and officers of Google that they could implement some new protocols in order to prevent this type of thing from happening in the future.
So, what exactly happened in this game between Regal Assets and Google? It seems that many different reviews were written for competing businesses. Most of these reviews were specifically written to highlight the worst features of many of these competing companies. In some of these reviews, features that did not match up very well in comparison to regal Assets were highlighted. Many people who have become aware of this strategy, which was apparently carried by a gentleman named Kelly Felix, have begun to wonder if these review writing tactics were illegal.
The next phase of this strategy included the writing of another review, this one for Regal Assets themselves. This final review mentioned all the great things about this gold IRA dealer and highlighted everything which could show even a small advantage over their competitors. This high praise has been questioned by those watching the situation unfold, with many asking if this these techniques could be considered as a type of fraud? Additionally, the head honchos at Google, folks like Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal, have also observed all of this unfold. Although Google has not really weighed in officially, they certainly would not appreciate any attempt at trying to game or beat their system of ranking a website through the systematic use of competitor reviews.
Political figures have also been mentioned during this scandal, primarily for their lack of action. This includes Kamala D Harris, the California Attorney General, who should certainly be concerned about state residents potentially trusting a financial services company on the basis of possibly falsified or misleading information. Since the Regal Assets gold IRA dealer is located in Santa Monica, City Attorney Marsha Jones Moutrie should also have taken notice regarding the situation, yet she has refused to make any kind of statement. The well known fraud fighting New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is another political figure well-known for battling and taking on fraud wherever it is found. Yet even he has remained silent up to this point. Because of this silence the question must be asked...do these politicians bear some of the blame for the situation?
This review campaign seems like an incredibly simple plan it almost doesn't seem possible that no one had thought of trying anything like it before now. The main problem is not that political figures are not speaking out, starting investigations, or even issuing any warnings. No, the problem is that this has the
potential to really confuse and fool ordinary people. Good, everyday investors who are simply trying to determine the best place in which to put their money. If this is really a concerted effort to deceive, then you might even be convinced there is only one solid gold IRA dealer out there, against all the other potential choices.
Then again, are just a few fake reviews really a gigantic issue? Could this just be an overreaction? Consider that there have been more than 200 different websites and different reviews written for Regal Assets. Clearly, whoever is behind this is not playing games they are very interested in putting their own spin on things.
Someone should get to the bottom of all this and then determine if anything illegal occurred.
Please don't take our word for it. The best way to see for yourself the scope of this review campaign would be to go and visit Google itself and then do a search. Some possible terms to look for would be: Regal assets, gold dealer reviews, and gold IRA reviews. These three terms will provide you with some very interesting results. In almost every case, the same company will control at least the first three or four pages of search results. As you might imagine, this isor at least it should bea big problem for Google. At the very least, Google will not be too happy to discover that someone may be manipulating search results. The question that many people are now asking the internet giant is whether or not they will even respond. If so, what will be done from prevent such an organized campaign of review writing from manipulating their algorithm in the future? For the answer, we will need to wait and see. Deciding to take matters into my own hands, just for a moment, a true test was in order to determine what could be discovered regarding the current Regal Assets situation. Since I was already interested in holding some additional American Eagle gold bullion coins in my IRA, calling them for a price quote seemed to be an easy a logical next step. Sadly, things went downhill from here, with the quote being about 8 percent over gold's current spot price. Very high, considering there were many other IRA dealers that charged only about half as much. So, for the privilege of reading a potentially false review and then placing trust in Regal Assets we can now pay double what we should. This leads to additional concerns. You probably don't care whether Matt Cutts or the Attorney General of your own state end up paying an extra 50 percent on the price of gold coins. But the average investor being fooled is a problem. Also, think about your elderly parents or grandparents being manipulated into trusting a gold IRA dealer who might be on the up and up. In the end, what is the total financial cost that will need to be borne if it is determined these reviews are false.But it does not end with these reviews. There are additional places and websites which focus on reviews. And many of these other sites do attract a large number of visitors, since they are known to be fairly good sources of unbiased advice. Consider the Trustlink website, which has a number of reviews for Regal Assets. The main thing to notice here is the fact that this gold IRA dealer already has literally hundreds of top ratings. Normally, it would take a long time to build up this kind of reputation. Especially considering the reviews all seem to be five stars (the highest rating) and all sing the praises of Regal Assets). Even the recognized top companies in this business tend
not to have such a strong portfolio of ratings. It is also a fact of this business that customers will tend to check out a few different companies and generally review more than one, yet almost all of these reviewers stopped after leaving their rating for Regal Assets. Seems very suspicious and would make even the most innocent onlooker wonder exactly was going on here.Here's the regal Assets Trustlink reviews: http://www.trustlink.org/Reviews/Regal-Assets-LLC-206068373 Another politician who should perhaps be interested in finding out what is going on here would be Burbank City Attorney Amy Albano. Along with the others, Santa Monica City Attorney Marsha Jones Moutrie, California Attorney General Kamala D Harris, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, not a single member has conducted any type of investigation. No one has looked into the business practices of Regal Assets, especially concerning how they have been promoted online. It's possible that these politicians have simply not noticed anything, or they are also as confused as the typical investor. Despite all of this, there has been some movement. A number of people are beginning to recognize that something strange may be going on here, and they are now asking questions. Since a lot of this should be concerning to Google, it is ironic to note that a lot of this newly begun discussion and debate is happening on Google forums. You will probably find it at least a little bit encouraging after reading some of the comments being made here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/webmasters/leaciQbfNVs/yKAb50I3B7MJ Affiliate marketers like to promote certain online only businesses in exchange for a commission on whatever products they are able to sell. This could even include things like leads and potential new customers being directed to the websites of gold IRA dealers. Now, we are starting to see a number of these affiliate marketers raising questions about what is going on. This type of marketing is probably more in tune with and aware of fake reviews, since they have seen this sort of thing for a long time. However, this Kelly Felix incident may include the largest number of possibly fake reviews yet discovered. You can learn more about this discussion here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/926680-legal-threat-affiliate-marketers-us.html The discussion also continues on sites like the RipoffReport Here, the talk is much more directly focused on the legality of what was actually done. They also have some good points about whether or not this was likely to have been perpetrated by the company itself. Read more for yourself:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Regal-Assets/Burbank-California-91505/Regal-Assets-RegalAssetscom-Regal-Gold-Affiliates-Burbank-GoldIRACustodianscom-http-1134251 You probably also already know that gold and gold IRA's is the type of business which has already attracted a large number of scams. You can find websites that try to describe and outline many of these along with how to avoid becoming a victim to some of the most common. Much of the information offered is also appropriate as to why public officials need to become involved if anything illegal or immoral is going on. Here is the link for more information: http://gold-ira-scams.com/2013/09/19/here-are-some-more-fake-review-sites-for-gold-ira-companies/#.VID8iTHF_Qh Never forget that you do the power to make a difference. Especially with technology and tools available today, everyone can raise themselves up and make their voice heard. State your opinion and show the politicians and officials how you really
feel and what you think needs to happen. Once they understand that we are not going to sit idly by while gold IRA dealers continue to use brazen and potentially illegal tactics, then eventually something will change. Forcing our officials and lawmakers to hold all types of financial services businesses accountable for what they do will end up keeping us all safer. Why not contact all of the officials mentioned in this report? For Amy Albano, the Burbank City Attorney: http://www.burbankca.gov/about-us/city-officials/city-attorney-amy-albano Here is the website for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: http://www.ag.ny.gov/about-attorney-general Kamala D. Harris, the California State Attorney General: http://oag.ca.gov/contact And, the link to the Google Web Spam Team: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/spamreportform?hl=en&pli=1
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