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Dex Media Reviews Uncovered A Scam (DexYP) – Empty Promises

Dex Media reviews. Let’s talk about how I uncovered a scam and how to spot this one. From my experience, I realized Dex Media was a scammy company. Firstly I had a website where I put my poetry and blogged. Secondly, I had no idea how to reach the world.

I searched for 2-3 years for a way to improve my ranking on google with improved SEO. SEO was something I didn’t understand, in addition to that, I didn’t know how to get my posts ranked number one on google. All I ever wanted to do was reach the world to help others with inspiration and self-improvement.

I did find some companies that promised to help, but none were as harmful to my well-being and self-confidence as Dex Media was. It is important to note that DexYP is the new Dex Media. Today I want to give you a better understanding of their mission, what they offer, and why no one should ever use this company to better their business.

Dex Media Reviews Pursued Me

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I received numerous calls from this company. Or should I say they harassed me unmercifully? They promised various SEO enhancements but did not follow through on any of this. Not only-but also will we talk about my review of this scammy company, but I will also talk to you about how you can learn SEO enhancements without a scammy company like Dex Media.

When the representative from Dex Media called, I asked specific questions about how they could help me rank on Google to reach more readers. The representative gave me all of the right answers and said I could have a 6-month contract at half price rather than a one-year contract at full price.

Even at the discounted price and the shorter contract, my affiliation with Dex Media was a BIG mistake, and I have to say that Dex Media is a scam.

DexMedia slotted me into a part of their company called Thryve. I still do not understand the difference between this part of the company and the actual Dex Media, now known as DexYP.

DexYP Mission Promise

“At DexYP, our mission is to help America’s local, independent business owners thrive, as we have for decades. Because they represent the backbone of America’s economy and the heart of its communities.”

Does this mission state what this company does? It says it helps local businesses, helps independent business owners, and helps businesses thrive. How do they help? I don’t know because it is not clear.

Their webpage goes on to say they;

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  • Run and grow your business from anywhere
  • Maintain and cultivate your online reputation.
  • Drive traffic to your business
  • Promote your business online, where customers are searching.
  • Easily drive traffic to your business’s website.
  • Show up in more places where more people search.
  • Help search engines focus on your business.
  • Search Engine Optimization

Now, this sounds good for a website owner who doesn’t understand the internet however DexYP targets people who do not know any better.

More Promises More Lies From Dex Media Reviews

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  • All-in-one management software, built for small business
  • A software to manage customers and contacts
  • Is a software to manage Social media
  • Only one software to manage Text and email marketing
  • Total software to manage Payments
  • One software to manage business

Dex Media led me to believe their company had software that would do all of these things for me. Read further because this was not true.

What Dex Media Reviews Did That Was Harmful.

What Dex Media company did to help me is precisely NOTHING however what they did do was make empty promises and take my money.

They promised to call me to get more information on my website so the company could set up all of the services needed to help my site but consequently that never happened. But by the same token, they told me they would set up an automated email, manage my social media, send text messages to customers and followers, and optimize my website. But of course, that never happened either.

I was under the impression DexMedia would handle the management of my site. A month into my membership, when I received a phone call, imagine how shocked I was when DexYP (Dex Media) informed me that I would have to manage my site. Not to mention they were charging me to take care of all the things they were supposed to do.

DexMedia lied to me and led me to believe they were a website management company. I already had an email management system so why would I need another?

Furthermore, the email account they offered did not work. I could not send text messages to my followers. After a great deal of frustration, I called Dex Media, but they never called me back.

But they did place me on the yellow pages as a website without a phone number. What good did that do? NONE!!!! It harmed my site. The yellow pages now link to my website 348 times a month and hurt my ranking.

And additionally, they registered me as a business with Google. What good did that do? NONE!!!! I have spent months trying to convince Google that I did not set this up.

Dex Media Reviews Uncovered A Scam

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DexYP ( Dex Media) has 71 reviews on YELP; to point out, 69 people made statements about DexYP that went like this. I do wish I had checked these reviews before signing with them.

Dex YP:

  1.  Is a total SCAM
  2. Isn’t just bad. They are horrific
  3. Absolutely horrible
  4. Calls constantly, make promises, and deliver NOTHING!
  5. A big scam
  6. Has the worst customer service ever
  7. Gave absolutely zero results from any of their marketing
  8. Will never let you out of a contract

I could continue to list complaints, but; in reality, this is enough to say that Dex Media does not follow through on its promises.

My Recommendation For Dex Media Reviews

DO NOT USE Dex Media, DexYP or any extension of this company!

First of all, I’m not particularly eager to use strong recommendations about a company unless it is true; with this in mind, Dex Media looks good in print, but they do not follow through with their promises. Their reviews are horrible, and the reviewers repeatedly state that Dex Media is a scam. 

DexYP (Dex Media) requires a contract, needless to say, if they were a reputable company, they would not need a commitment to keep their customers. It appears this is how they continue to make money without delivering on their promises, to put it differently, Dex Media is a horrible idea!

After my experience and this review, I can only say, please, please do not use this company. They will not help you with anything to promote your online business.

My Mistake Is Your Gain

An affiliate marketing business is a great way to make a passive income online from home. My growth is tremendous since my affiliation with Dex Media.

I did learn SEO optimization and how to rank #1 on page 1 of google when I write an article. I will share my experience with you. My mistake is your gain.

Have you had any experience with DexMedia? We would love to hear your story. Please leave all comments and questions in the comment section below.

P.S. I wrote this review nearly 4 years ago. Since that time, I have continued to learn and set up websites in affiliate marketing. My mistake was difficult, but it did help me grow and continue to learn. 

Update To Dex Media Reviews

Dex Media still sends me a bill each month. It is a credit of $102, but I can not collect it. I cannot cash the check. Why?

Well, because my name is not on the check so I can’t endorse it. Dex Media writes the check to my company URL, not the company name but the URL that one would use to search for my site on the internet. I mean, who signs a check with a URL from the internet?

When I attempted to get my money, they would not release it unless I had an I.D. stating I am Well, of course, I don’t have an I.D. saying that because that is not my name. It is the name of my website. They would not allow me to prove that I owned this business.

I have written to them numerous times with letters that are kind all the way to horribly nasty, yet they do not respond and continue to send the bill once a month, stating they owe me $102

Second Update To Dex Media Reviews

As of today, 3-27-2021, I have stopped receiving checks from Dex Media. I suppose there is a clause that if I don’t cash the check after a stated period of time, they can keep my money. All things considered, I believe, this was a ploy to keep my money all along.

Please do not get mixed up with this company or the extension of Dex Media, they do not follow through on their promises, and they will keep your money as they did mine.

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16 thoughts on “Dex Media Reviews Uncovered A Scam (DexYP) – Empty Promises”

  1. I had a horrible experience with Dex Media. The sales rep quoted me for two different companies I was looking into launching. These were QUOTES. He proceeded to put both accounts into force. When I called him on this he stated he would pay for them so he does not get fired, if he did not get his accounts in force he would be fired. I told him I was not interested and to cancel the accounts immediately. The accounts were never canceled, I reported it and the rep rather quit or was fired. I spoke to several people at Dex and was told it would be removed and the outstanding billing was to be deleted. A year after I was told this and not receiving any invoices, I received a call from a collection agency. What a mess, my credit was damaged and it should never had went to collections. The biggest scam ever.

    • Heather, This is a lot like what I went through years ago. And to think they are still in business and still doing the same scam. I think they pass the problem from person to person so they can get money without doing anything. It is, as you say, “The biggest scam ever.” I am so sorry you had to go through all of this also.

    • Excellent, thank you! After reading your review of Boostability, I see the scam is far-reaching. Dex Media or DexYP, or Thryv are all three the same company, but there are too many other companies to count. This information is good to get out there to help others know that Boostability is one of the culprits. Our readers need to check each company they consider to see if it uses Boostability for its SEO and steer clear of them.

  2. Great review. People should know that this sort of scam is very possible and that can occur to everyone. I still can’t believe what people will invent to fraud other people. I am online for so many years and I was scammed a lot times with kind of programs. People should pay more attention where they give their money.

    • Thank you Daniel. I too have been scammed by many companies and if I can help others bypass any of these companies then I have accomplished much. 

      I have trouble believing companies like this are still in business with so many bad reviews. 


  3. Hey Laura and Dave:

    Thanks for the heads-up about Dex Media Reviews.  (Sigh!)  The scams do proliferate, don’t they?  

    I’m sorry for your trouble.  When promises are not kept, it leaves such a bad taste behind, it seems to me.  It’s fortunate that you’ve found a better way with Wealthy Affiliates.  At least you know that there are good guys out there….

    • Hi Netta, I just want people to know and use my review to not make the same mistake I did. And yes it took me years to find Wealthy Affiliate. I am so happy to be affiliated with a company that is honest and trustworthy. i just hope it doesn’t take others as long as it took me to find Wealthy Affiliate to begin their business. 

  4. I love these sites that sniff out the scams.  You can buy services to help with SEO but they tend to be pricey and usually reserved for much bigger companies.  The fact of the matter is you are right.  Getting into a great company like Wealthy Affiliate will train you slowly and properly how to use proper SEO on your websites.  Thank you for the great review and exposing a scam that can hurt so many desperate people.

    • Hi Dale, I know you are right. We don’t have to pay for SEO. We just have to understand it and apply what we learn. I have made the mistake of paying to have my website optimized more than once. I just don’t want others to make the same mistake. 

      At wealthy affiliate the training teaches all we need to know. 

  5. It’s so sad how these scams are reaping what they would not have cultivated. I still remember, back in 2015, I ended up strangled in an with debts that led me to sell my only car by then. I learnt a lesson of my life, there is never a short cut on getting rich, you have to work hard. I was lucky to find Wealthy Affiliate, with it I found accommodation and the community is just but a family of like minded people. I have achieved great things, which I had never dream of. But its out of hard work not get rich quick.    

    • So many companies on the internet now promote get rich quick schemes. Nothing in life that will make money is quick and easy. We get out what we put in. With that said yes this company is bad news. I hope others do not fall into the same trap I did. And I hope it doesn’t take them years to find a place like Wealthy Affiliate to help them learn all the ins and outs of internet marketing. 

  6. This is one reason why I read reviews on almost everything. Usually the reviews will tell you any and everything you need to know about a company, product, service, etc. 

    I’m glad you created this post to let potential customers come by and see that they may be getting involved with a scam.

  7. Very good article. thank you for sharing. Articles like these are important especially for people that are starting out in affiliate marketing. exposing scams like this one will help so many people from making costly mistakes. I agree with you. Wealthy Affiliate is in my opinion the best platform in the market. 

    • Thank you. When ever a company says they will do it all for you it is probably a scam. Affiliate marketing is a business and no business is built in a day or by turning it all over to someone else. 

      I am hoping people will see how much I trust and love Wealthy Affiliate. It is an incredible community with unparalleled training. 


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