Category: Technical Discussions

June 30, 2018 / / Technical Discussions
March 12, 2018 / / Fun and SEO Games

This is an Ingress post and I’ve had over 700 AGREEMENTS since I went to Poor in OPR’s rating system. I don’t know which portals we’ve had agreements with, and which were disagreements. My % of agreements has stayed steady which implies that my reviews are just as awful as ever, I guess. You’d think when you have that many agreements that you’d be doing something right!

To help with self-review I’ve just started a spreadsheet of my reviews and the ratings I’ve given. That will let me go back and check to see if the portals have been approved – although their absence doesn’t mean they’ve been rejected, they could be still in the process or in limbo.

November 15, 2017 / / Technical Discussions
March 5, 2017 / / Technical Discussions
November 15, 2016 / / Search Engine Optimisation

Yesterday I found this new post over at Digitalpoint: Do a black and white multifunction machine really save the cost?

It has turned out, fairly predictably, to be spam but I felt like trolling so I posted a reply and let them run with it. All the brand new users who have posted in the thread are using the same IP address. What blew me away was when the inevitable link got dropped – it was to an official Fuji Xerox website.

That begs the question:

  • is someone really trying to do negative SEO against Fuji Xerox?
  • has someone conned Fuji Xerox into buying a Social Media Marketing package?

My next step was to alert Fuji Xerox that there might be a problem but their Customer Services Rep, Suki Chan, wasn’t interested because I wasn’t a customer of Fuji Xerox in Hong Kong. So much for international cooperation!

The lesson for the big corporates is that if someone takes the time to alert you to a problem that might affect your company’s reputation you need to take a look!

I always view facebook with most recent posts selected and that ensures that I see new posts and hopefully I see ALL the posts. I don’t get any choice like this on my phone.

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You can’t avoid, however, the bleating posts from people complaining that their posts aren’t being seen and asking people to like or comment on their posts to help them beat the odds. 

It may be a little OCD of me but I get really annoyed when TradeMe users post items in completely the wrong category. Take these two… they’re in the iPhone 6s+ category for complete phones and not for accessories – and the screen protector is for a 4s, what a waste of time and effort?!

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November 21, 2014 / / Technical Discussions

Google’s adsense program is well established, highly developed and, no doubt, employs highly motivated programmers whose primary goal is to ensure that Adsense is successful. That’s my view.

I’m not entirely sure how other people see them – there seems to be a belief that it’s easy money for publishers and that they’re easily fooled. Companies like Hewlett Packard (HP) didn’t take me seriously when I tried to tell them about a scam being run from their call centres.

The latest clown to catch my attention was over at the digitalpoint forums and here’s some of his posting history (from his profile he appears to be male).