With the second post for mindshark.ca I am going to explore their seo skills, which pretty much amount a weak show of smoke and mirrors. My first post can be found at http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/spammer/mindshark-ca.html. I am still waiting for an email from a spam expert in regards to what mindshark.ca sent me. Netfirms.com contacted me in less then 24 hours and has already indicated that they will shut mindshark.ca down if they spam again. I have made them aware Mindshark.ca used a third party “over seas” to phish/harvest my email. I know this has nothing to do with hosting companies or fake hosting review sites. But I have to admit I am really out of the grove on writing blog content because of a rather hectic March, and I am rather fired up by this spammer. Not to mention I really hate spam. That sentence alone does not tell you just how much I hate it. So the next part brings me to the very heart of who they claim to be, which is seo experts.
Now keep in mind I am no seo expert. Before I got into the hosting business I did graphics and simple html. When I got into the hosting business I ran the billing, purchasing, and staffing. Someone else was in charge of tech support (Even though I seem to be the one that would knock heads around when there was a problem) and another was in charge of sales, advertising, site design and seo. I was no longer a graphics person. The last was/is the person I contact when I need help in getting this site or any other site noticed. There are also experts that he works with that I have to pay when I need their field of expertise. It would be a mistake to employee my services for SEO, granted I know the people you would employee. I also know people that have ethically questionable methods of obtaining seo. Autoblogging, fake pings, spam commenting on blogs, article spinning, and other things that I think are no better then spam, as it clutters search engines such as Google with useless results.
So with my limited knowledge of SEO, let me tell you why you should not go with Mindshark.ca
When it comes to finding experts in the field of seo, you would expect their site to be a shinnying example of their skills. There are alot of tell tale signs that their seo knowledge is not what they claim. Looking at compete.com I find the most interesting thing, which is nothing.
I find it odd that despite having a Alexa score of 387,496 which is double mine (the lower the score the better), and 284 sites linking in ( I only have 32 according to Alexa). Despite all those numbers Compete.com has no data. Perhaps their domain whois might explain the problem:
I find a few intresting things about that.
1. Their site is a little over a year old.
2. They recently updated something on their domain. Which might be that they just moved to netfirms.com.
So far the only thing they have me beaten on is sites linking in on Alexa.com.
Intrestingly enough I find another site that also does seo.
Mindshark.ca’s video tells me exactly why you should not trust them
The quirky thing about this video thats hosted on youtube.com it seems to be the opening for a reputation cleansing service. For which there is not an active website for: mindsharkdefense.com. I guess Zamir Javer got to be an expert for a Canadian News station – Global News, where a model that had nude shots taken of her got leaked on the internet. Zamir explains that the best way to cover it up:
- “Hide” Negative Material by posting positive content
- Increase Credibility = Blog on Professional Sites
- Look Like an Expert
- Ongoing monitor = Free Google Alert
So the problem is she has nude photos with her on the web. In order to compete and put “positive” feed back, she is going to have to go to professional sites that deal with photos. After all which do you think is going to stick out when type in “*model’s name* photos”:
- The nude pics?
- Her attempts to talk about jogging?
So that means that she would have to write things in regards to “*model’s name* photos” on professional websites, and every other term that shows up when you try to search for the nude photos. She might have problems if she had to deal with trying to compete with the term “*models name* nude photos”.
But here is what I find interesting about the video, all of the people that have posted postive feed back on Youtube.com seem to have only created their user name to comment, rate postivly, and to make this their favorite video. All of which was done the same day they created the account. Every user that has comment on this videolooks like this.
After which these accounts have zero activity.
Frankly I am surprised they did not use a service that fakes your comments and views. It would have made it far less obvious. Or better yet have all those over 450 seo experts comment and view the video with some real youtube accounts.
Also I did comment on the video, and as you can see I put the one negative vote on their video. Unfortunately my comment was deleted. I guess they did not like that I drew attention to the fact that the comments were not real.
Then there are the sites that link in to Mindshark.ca
While I am not going to point you to the link at Sharenator.com that links to Mindshark.ca, I find it interestingly that hosting-reviews-exposed.com has 1 of every 117,647 internet visitors.
Many of the sites that are part of the back links, linking in, and what ever else seem to be a combination of sites like this, some sites that tell you what you can do your site.
Which tells me I need to talk to one of those seo experts I mentioned.
Then their is a site that tells me I have a terrible domain name: http://websiteshadow.com/hosting-reviews-exposed.com
Some sites like http://qeoz.com/1-hosting-reviews-exposed-com show nothing you could not find through going to Alexa.com directly
Then there are sites that I consider spam like http://feeds.joe.to/recent/page-2. While I find that on second page of search engine results for “mindshark.ca”.
Here is the first thing to show up on the second page of their search engine results.
“Once again I did not opt-in or authorize use of this email address for their marketing / spam purposes.”
I am almost tempted to believe they just took part of my content and re-spinned it.
I have yet to find any of what Zamir recommends of posting on professional blogs.