PSA: Upgrow.com – Beware of Imitators

by | May 31, 2024

I wanted to formally and publicly announce that Upgrow has an imitator, Upgrow.com, which is in no way affiliated with our company.

While they are not a direct competitor in the performance marketing agency space, they have an Instagram following service (presumably bots or click farms); Upgrow.com has gone to great lengths to leverage our brand and reputation.

For example, they have pretended to imitate our founders and team as their own, as seen below.  I promise Danny and I are not the founders of this company:Upgrow.com Team Scam

Upgrow.com has also set up social media and review website profiles that reference our Upgrow website and social media profiles, as a way to confuse users and make themselves appear more legitimate.  They’ve filled these review websites with fake positive reviews and have also listed our Upgrow business address as their own across their review and social media profiles:

Upgrow.com scam address

Doing a Google search for “Upgrow” or “Upgrow marketing” will not return results for our brand as well as this imitator.  This is clearly confusing to users and has led to our traffic accidently going to their website as well as their customers coming to ours.

I’ll also note that we get emails and calls almost every day from Upgrow.com customers disappointed with the service and attempting to reach their customer support unsuccessfully.  The Upgrow.com service creates many public bad reviews which are occasionally mistakenly given on our Upgrow profiles.

While we are currently pursuing trademark, legal, and other means to put a stop to this, it is a slow process.  In the meantime, we wanted to inform the public to be aware of this deception and provide clarity into the situation.

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Ryder Meehan

Ryder Meehan

Ryder has been on a 16-year journey to master digital marketing from every aspect. His resume includes Razorfish, Slighshot, Fossil, Samsung Mobile and Tatcha before launching Upgrow. Ryder is the acting CEO, heading business development and account services. He has been featured as a digital marketing leader on Forbes, PRNews, Business.com, Workamajig, Databox, Fit Small Biz and other outlets.

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