WTF is Referral Key… Is it right for me?
We have been asked by a few clients and we have experienced a spike in emails about referral key. WTF is it and is it right for you?
MarkUBiz did some research on Referral Key and here is what we have come up with:
Referral Key is a legit program. The main issue we have found, it has a spamming problem. It takes emails you have from your social media accounts and emails them without asking for any permission. There have been a few people saying they may benefit from the program, but most get upset about the amount of email it sends out.
Here are some links:
Referral Key Website: https://www.referralkey.com/
Blog from Chris Rizzo talking about his experience with Referral Key: http://www.rizzotees.com/blog/referral-key-clogging-the-arteries-of-my-inbox-with-spam
Blog from Jeffrey Donefeld: http://jeffreydonenfeld.com/blog/2011/10/referral-key-spammed-my-linkedin-contacts/
LinkedIn discussion: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Referral-Key-2250735.S.57544922
Although this program is legit, our recommendation is to stay away. There are just too many issues and complaints to make the program worth it. Although the goal is to get referrals you will likely upset your current and potential referral partners by spamming them.
P.S. If you are using it and seeing results please let us know.
Thank you for reading!!