Yeah I know Seclists.org is not a host, for that matter they are not even a review site. This post is more of away to try and get their attention. This is even a site that I can honestly say I respect. But Seclists.org and the author of one of their posts have ignored my emails:
To be percise this is the exact reason I am trying to get their attention, they accuse me of:
“Here is a list of Host gator google bombing with fake websites and prolifically self-aggrandizing sponsored conversations to bury negative reviews:”
Based off one of my first posts: hostgator bad web host read honest hostgator review
In short he pastes part of my post:
“Hostgartor.com [sic] likes to brag about numbers”, “Even though Hostgator has their own building, it does not appear they have their own server center, and they to [sic] like the first three companies I reviewed that are also using theplanet.com.”, “Even though Hostgator.com is only in number 5th position, they probable [sic] should be in the top position at webhostingstuff.com.”
That is not an exact quote from my site. For that matter the miss over the details that prove I am not “google bombing“, nor am I “prolifically self-aggrandizing sponsored conversations to bury negative reviews“. Hostgator is not paying me to write about themTo be honest yes I was copying what those so called Google bombers have done, and those Google bombers have even accused me of such. Over time though I have not done it so much as it gets a bit boring. While I do enjoy a good link, I would be happier if it was in a proper context. I honestly really love it when some one is trashing me for what I am really doing. But calling my site fake? Not so much. This Seclists.org author did not do his research.
Seclists.org – I am not “google bombing“
First off let me explain I claim to be no expert at blogging, and this site is not making me a income to live off of. I started this because back in Oct 2007 I found a site called webhostingstuff.com that thought it was a good idea to remove my positive feed back given to my company by customers. In short when I confronted this so called review site he blocked me from further communications. Long story short, hosting-reviews-exposed.com was born.
Which lead to the creation of this video.
So Seclists.org do I need to show further proof?
A little after that post on Seclists.org, I got spammed from hostgator’s affiliates:
Which I am sure I will see happen again before November, and have friends that have promised to send me Hostgator’s advance warning to cj.com so I can do an advance broad cast next time.
So Seclists.org how about issuing a correction?
I can respect not liking hostgator, after all they used to be one of my competitors. Not to mention they fuel fake review sites like webhostingstuff.com. The person who choose to post their rant on seclists.org did not read my post in full before grouping me with others.
“You would think they could at least beat Arvand. Perhaps hostgator paid in advance for their “advertising” on webhostingstuff.com for that 5th spot. I would suggest contacting webhostingstuff.com to get a push up on those rankings, perhaps hostgator can get in a bidding war with iPage for that number 1 spot …… sorry I meant advertising Webhostingstuff.com does not “sell” rankings *eye roll*. Did I forget to mention the mysterious disappearing negative fee back.”
Perhaps my sarcasm was not evident? I am still wetting my feet, and I make no claims at being a professional blogger. But I make it a point to read before I post links. What I find interesting, that the only mention of webhostingstuff.com (who is doing the damage your writer was worried about) was mentioned by me. Yet this is absent on the seclists.org post.
Come on Seclists, everyone makes a mistake so please issue a correction.