– Hypocrite doing what other Hosting review sites do Part 1 finds its way here because of an email I got from someone that did not know better but thought was a great resource. The person who emailed me thought I might want to reference as an unbiased source.  The page on I am referred to claims to be against “affiliate splogs (spam blogs/sites)”.  Going further to claim “These splogger sites simply list the companies that pay the best commissions, and the top site is always the one with the highest payout.“. Now to add to the interest adds their own top lists. No surprise but I don’t see a company that does not offer an affiliate program. Which I notice while I am clicking on those hosts I am getting affiliate cookies.

Once again (because apparently a few hundred times may still not be enough), I am not against making money or affiliate programs. But I am against what is attempting to do.

I have often been called a hypocrite because I have ads on this site. I am not sure how me having ads (which can often not be about webhosting), makes me the same as someone claiming hosts on a list are the best, giving out “awards”, or unverified reviews all for the sake of a payout. Also the payout when it comes to reviews sites is not always focused on high payments. Some companies like,, and have ways of profiting off the really low. was promoting a host that pays out less than $5 per sign up (

I don’t endorse the ads on this site (i.e. making false claims about some company being too good to be true). is engaging in the very hypocrisy that I have been often accused of. While I on the other hand don’t mind anyone being suspicious of me having personal agenda, so long as you realize that it’s very possible that the sites I am trying to warn you about may have their own agenda as well. If you’re not open to exploring the possibilities of what I am trying to disclose read no further

I honestly would not have a problem with doing their own recommended hosts if they actually validated their recommendations with facts, not to mention disclosure upfront that they make money if you sign up with a host they recommend. Instead when I first reviewed it there was no disclaimer, now there is one that is at the very bottom of their long winded fact less “trust me just buy from these guys”. I suspect has been called out by others that saw “hostname here”/affiliate/(affiliate id) when their browser was redirecting to one of the’s recommended hosts.

Never mind how much tout they have been with, their domain whois information suggests last change something back in November 14, 2012. Plus since loves so much why does and other companies get a far bigger banner. Bigger banner means a better chance of the ad being clicked on. I suspect from the ads I have been seeing they are all affiliate programs.

Over the next couple of days I will be posting a dissection of what is doing and how they are like most of the hosting review sites out there.

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