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Kim at Later Levels
Somewhere in the south of the UK
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Later Levels defends Community and Collaboration
The company responds to allegations about their product
London, 15 November 2017 – Following on from the announcement of their product on 13 September 2017, Later Levels has come forward to dispute allegations surrounding the effectiveness of Community and Collaboration.
Advertised as the latest innovation in the blogosphere, the company made bold claims about their product stating its use would result in new visitors and an increased follower count. A number of writers however have declared this ‘secret to blogging success’ to be nothing of the sort after seeing extremely limited results.
“We’re shocked and dismayed to hear that bloggers are losing faith in Community and Collaboration, tempted once again by dubious SEO deals and offers to purchase hundreds of followers,” said a representative. “Let us state right here that these methods do not work in the long-run and make it clear when a writer isn’t willing to put in the hard work. For example, take the case of the blogger whose site showed they had 11,896 followers but only 5,866 views.”
Under the Community and Collaboration scheme, Later Levels advised customers to follow blogs they admire and leave comments on posts, declaring this would result in the sharing of ideas and building of relationships. Rather than remove their product following on from allegations of misselling, the company claims that those who have seen limited success are in fact using it incorrectly.
“In our announcement, we clearly stated it was important not to spam and that a blog may deteriorate through neglect if its owner failed to maintain the required level of effort,” the representative continued. “However, we have since been made aware that certain bloggers have not taken this advice fully on board and are therefore using Community and Collaboration in a way which was never intended.”
Later Levels has made publicly available two pieces of evidence to support this statement. The first is a comment by a ‘motivational and positive stuffs’ blogger which included a link to promote their own site; this was left on a gamers blog party post without any context or full participation. The second is a remark from a ‘petrol-head and motorsports fan’ about an ‘F1 2017 game’ review, made on an unrelated article about weird gaming habits.
Their representative said: “Cases like these are clearly ‘copy-and-paste jobs’ left on hundreds of sites, by bloggers who are obviously hoping for a quick-win without the hard work. This is bad practice which goes against everything Community and Collaboration stands for. We distance ourselves from this exercise completely and will do everything we can to help those who believe in and want to use our product in the correct manner.”
The company has issued the following guidance:
“We hope this statement clarifies our position and clears up any misunderstanding regarding Community and Collaboration,” said Later Levels’ representative. “Using the product in the way it was designed has been proven to successfully build relationships and increase morale. Anybody who would like further advice is welcome to contact our helpline and we are open to hearing suggestions for future collaboration opportunities.”
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