This is not the first time I have encountered greengeeks.com, the first time when I decided to start keep an eye on the sites that appeared on webhostingstuff.com. I decided to cover their “green” angle, which amounted up to green washing, and proves at least one part of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is useless. http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/uncategorized/greengeeks-sucks.html. These days they are no longer on webhostingstuff.com’s top 25, now they appear on another site I am starting to keep track of hostingsthatsuck.com. The whole premise of hostingsthatsuck is that you do a search on “*host name* sucks” and you can find out rather a host sucks or not. They are so kind as do that research for you, and then they go through and tell you how many of them are valid.
Too bad its not that easy. After all “sucks” is just one of many English words that will tell you if something is bad. But this time they really are not even trying, or are they? Keep in mind hostingsthatsucks.com is not doing this out of the goodness of their heart.
“When you bring customers that sign up to GreenGeeks, you will receive $50.00 up to $100.00 per referral.”
Hostingsthatsuck.com has a very good reason not put too much research into their own failed methodology.
Here is why you should not trust anything hostingsthatsuck.com has to say about greengeeks.com
First off, lets take the very first company that brought me to this hostingsthatsuck.com, justhost.com.
This is where you find another hosting company that points out that hostingsthatsuck.com does a rewrite, which is not the first time they do this with a host.
You would think after almost a year they would remove mochahost.com after that, but no. To continue getting affiliate commisions they put the warning below the how that host is so wonderful.
The number one reason not to trust what hostingsthatsuck.com has to say about greengeeks.com
The whole philosphy of a site is a good host because they have no negative complaints gets turned on its head when 2 of those hosts have not even been business for a month.
Back in January I got two emails one from Zyma.com and another from serverclub.com asking me to do a review on their company. Zyma.com offered a free hosting account (like I am going to trust a serious site on a 4.95 pound a year account), and Serverclub.com offered to pay me for a review. I gave them both free reviews after I found them on hostingsthatsuck.com.
The owner of Zyma.com would love for me to pull my review, I would love to see hostingsthatsuck.com remove the glowing endorsement which links to their affiliate link with Zyma.com. Which makes me doubt Zyma.com canceled the affiliate link.
But there are only 5 hate pages in regards to greengeeks.com?
Keep in mind their determination on how many hate pages is : “If you go through each of Googles result pages, it seems there are very few unsatisfied customers of GreenGeeks. If you search for the keywords “GreenGeeks sucks”, you can see that there are a few search results but you have also heard elsewhere that GreenGeeks is one of the most reliable web host. Is that a lot of bad things said about one hosting? Assuming all those result pages really talk about why this hosting provider sucked in some ways. There may be a few more result pages when you search for “GreenGeeks scam”, “GreenGeeks issues“, or ”GreenGeeks problems“. Should these hate or complaint pages worry you after you have read so many positive reviews? Did the hate pages make you wonder if GreenGeeks hosting is any good?”
Which they come up with 53,000 pages about Greengeeks.com, and less then 5 total hate pages which = less then 1%.
So lets see if I can find more then 5 hate pages, or better yet more then 5 negative reviews.
4 negative complaints with our good old buddies at webhostingstuff.com
19 negative complaints at web-hosting-top.com
More then 25 negative complaints with webhostinggeeks.com ( I gave up counting after 25)
1 negative blog article at momblognetwork.com
1 negative review with Hostjury.com
So that makes 5, oh an they mention the Better Business Bureau “Think again. However, do not dismiss the fact that GreenGeeks receives a B rating from Better Business Bureau, which means they have quite a high rating. BBB acknowledges companies with this rating level to have demonstrated good business-consumer relations, and BBB would expect any consumer complaints not to be of a serious nature and to be satisfactorily handled by the company.”
Going to BBB, I find a rather intresting link to a rating site:
3 out 5 customers gave Greengeeks.com a low review.