Oct 3 2007

Getting ‘Scammed’ Got Us Mentioned on John Chow Dot Com

All it took was someone stealing our feedcount.

It may be silly, but it’s been a long time goal of mine to be mentioned on John Chow. One of the best ways to get popular is to be affiliated with popular blogs.

Blogging Dosh has faced quite a bit of controversy lately, started to when they “borrowed” our RSS feed count. Cashquests was the one to catch him, I had know idea.

What’s the Problem?

It really isn’t a big deal until you think about how having a higher feed count can benefit you. The way it benefited Blogging Dosh was that he was able to sell reviews for more. To me at least, a review is worth a lot more with a rss feed readership of 200+ than 50.

Blogging Dosh still claims to have a count of over 200, but it has been proven that it’s only 66 readers.

Blogging Dosh’s Newest Scam

The drama that got us mentioned on JC in the first place was that Blogging Dosh owner, Anthony Feint, ran another scam. Of course there are two sides to every story. It is possible he didn’t know, but he definitely is getting slammed hard by readers, bloggers, and Deal Dot Com and the owner of the graphics package in question.

DealDotCom featured a graphics package at 10$ (regular value 17$). Blogging Dosh went to go sell the same package for 7$ on another site of his, then called Deal Dot Com a scam etc. This lead to other websites like Cashquests to post about it. After realizing Anthony was the one running the scam, Cashquests have since removed and apologized about the post.

The problem with him selling it at 7$ is that it violates the resell agreement that Anthony claims not to know about. A reseller isn’t allowed to resell the package at less than 17$. DealDotCom was given the permission to sell it cheaper, Anthony was not.

What Does This Mean?

Besides it being a lot of drama it has hurt Anthony’s reputation as a blogger and a merchant. Some people think the lesson is don’t get caught. Isn’t John Chow the one behind evil blogging in the first place? One can question how evil… someone should be. I think the lesson is be careful about what you say. What it had been me who thought I could sell the product for 7$? A lot of the drama could of been avoided if handled right.

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  1. Having Integrity While Blogging wrote:

    [...] all of the drama going on and bloggers “selling out” to make a buck, I think reputation, honesty and integrity [...]

    October 4th, 2007 at 12:11 pm
  2. October 2007 Stats and Earnings wrote:

    [...] Getting ‘Scammed’ Got Us Mentioned on John Chow Dot Com [...]

    November 3rd, 2007 at 1:31 pm
  1. K-IntheHouse said:

    Congratulations on getting mentioned bu JC! :-) I would love to know the traffic spike that gets you!

    October 3rd, 2007 at 1:42 pm
  2. Matt said:

    if we get one ill let you know lol

    since we werent the featured website we’ve received about 50-60 visitors from the post

    October 3rd, 2007 at 1:49 pm
  3. Tad Chef said:

    If John Chow is evil, I am the Saddam Hussein of blogging!

    October 3rd, 2007 at 3:03 pm
  4. Jennifer said:

    I don’t read John Chow. Yeah, there is one person.

    Anyways all this stealing and drama is really sad. Why do people have to be better than they are…66 readers isn’t that bad with all the competition.

    October 3rd, 2007 at 4:02 pm
  5. Jamaipanese said:

    i’m proud of my 48 subscribers ^_^

    October 3rd, 2007 at 9:59 pm
  6. Insane Seb said:

    I recently started all over again after 2 years of pro-blogging. It’s hard to get back to where I used toi be but this whole process is a learning tool for my new readers which I’m trying to boost as of now.
    I used to have over 1500 readers for my other blogs and now after a few weeks of blogging in this new venture, I only have a couple hundred. I’ll get there.. and no I’m not gonna go for a John Chow “Review Me” crap paying post.. lol

    I’ll subscribe to yours right now, you seem to have some interesting posts.. thanks

    Insane Seb
    http://insanemoneymarket.com/blog/

    October 6th, 2007 at 12:20 pm
  7. Matt said:

    glad to have you as a subscriber :)

    Id love to be able to afford a 400$ post lol

    Ill be looking at your blog as well

    October 6th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

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