Support » Plugin: Web Push Notifications - Webpushr » I don’t do business with spammers

  • I’d give them 0 stars if I could, since I just got spam pushing this plugin.

    NO, I will NOT do business with you or any other company that uses spam to drum up business.

    “Webpushr guarantees a 100% increase in repeat visits for sites like” mine? Sure: by spamming visitors’ notifications. Nope: not for me — I respect my readers WAY too much to unleash that sort of garbage on them.

    How about letting your work speak for you, rather than spam? That’s how LEGITIMATE businesses, such as mine, do it. Instead, spam speaks for you: you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

    P.S. to moderator Marius L.J.: fair enough! Thanks for your note.

    12/22/20 Update: I want to say I appreciate that my simple review caused the company to IMMEDIATELY rethink their marketing and pledge to stop using spam. I give them great credit for doing that, and so quickly. They also asked me to retract this review. My answer to that as the author of the Internet Spam Primer is no, and I fully explain why in my blog.

    Please don’t EVER do business with spammers, but I do believe Webpushr when they say they won’t do it again, as reinforced by their founder and CEO’s email, reproduced in my blog post.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Marius L. J.. Reason: Removed employee name
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    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by thisistrue. Reason: Added update
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Yui. Reason: review link removed
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  • Plugin Author webpushr

    (@webpushr)

    It seems that you received an unsolicited e-mail from one of our employees promoting web push. We understand that it can be very frustrating to receive unsolicited e-mails and we apologize for it.

    The intent of these e-mails is to promote the advantages of push notification technology to highly targeted websites that we believe can benefit from implementing web push (based on website’s niche). It is most likely that your website was identified as a good candidate for web push, and hence someone from our marketing department reached out to you, nudging you try out our plugin/platform.

    As a result of your review, we will look at our marketing efforts internally, specifically as it relates to e-mail marketing, and see how we can make it less intrusive and less annoying.

    Thank you for your feedback. Please email us at support@webpushr.com if you have any additional questions, concerns or any additional feedback.

    Update: All e-mail marketing efforts have been completely stopped as a result of your feedback. We’ve take your feedback very seriously and will no longer pursue cold e-mails as a marketing strategy.

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    Plugin Author webpushr

    (@webpushr)

    Update: All e-mail marketing efforts have been completely stopped as a result of your feedback. We’ve take your feedback very seriously and will no longer pursue cold e-mails as a marketing strategy.

    Thread Starter thisistrue

    (@thisistrue)

    12/22/20 Update: I want to say I appreciate that my simple review caused the company to IMMEDIATELY rethink their marketing and pledge to stop using spam. I give them great credit for doing that, and so quickly. They also asked me to retract this review. My answer to that as the author of the Internet Spam Primer is no, and I fully explain why in my blog at (link been removed by moderator as per forums guidelines)

    Please don’t EVER do business with spammers, but I do believe Webpushr when they say they won’t do it again, as reinforced by their founder and CEO’s email, reproduced in my blog post.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Yui. Reason: link removed
    Thread Starter thisistrue

    (@thisistrue)

    Yui wrote: @thisistrue i have removed link to your blog from your latest post, please do not use reviews to promote your website, thank you.

    I wasn’t “promoting my website,” I was providing a link to the explanation of why I refused to remove my review here. It’s absolutely not fair to the company reviewed to not have that information available for context.

    Moderator Yui

    (@fierevere)

    ゆい

    @thisistrue
    fair or not, but we’re not permitting links in reviews, not even for images,
    no exclusions, sorry.

    Use your words here only, no linking. You are not obliged to remove your review.
    But considering explantations and actions taken by plugin author(s)
    you can reconsider your review and change it and its rating, anytime.

    Thread Starter thisistrue

    (@thisistrue)

    Well, I suppose I understand, Yui. So the only reason there is the function built in to the editor on these pages is to give moderators something to do by entrapping us users who are actually foolish enough to think it’s there to be used.

    No reply necessary.

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