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alphainventions - scam?
Thanks for your quick reply, raincoaster. And I'm really sorry for not having read that before.
No worries, the search doesn't work that well in the forums and I don't think it's been discussed recently.
Thanks for verifying berinjelachic's question. That was fast.
I did get confused a little when I read your question, and yes that's me in the pic.
everyone at wordpress show up through there? So what if I want my blog private? Can I stop it from popping up in alphainventions?
OK...I get it now but I am not really thrilled about it. I know that there is nothing wrong with creating something that takes advantage of the work of others but many blogs are purpose driven and specifically "narrowcast".
A series of random hits from what is, essentially, a robot does nothing for the blogger except, perhaps, add a little ego stroke. I would rather know that my two blogs are being read by the people they are intended for and not just because of some random series of circumstances. A referral from alphainventions has none of the impact that a referral from, for example, Google that is based on search terms specific to the topics I am writing about. I wish there was a way to opt out.
Just my opinion. I respect your ability but don't really like the invention.
Many people have thier blogs set to ping services like weblogs.com when thier blog has been published or updated. You would have to set your blog completley private to the world in order for it to stop it from showing up at alpha Inventions, but you can email me, and I'll create a script to block your blog from being read if you'd like.
If someone is on Alpha Inventions when you publish your blog to the public, it will be read by a visitor(s) of mine.
I have no problem helping you with the situation. Contact info is available on the site.
All of what you explained to me has been covered on the previous page on my longest post. You may have not gotten a chance to read it all, because it is pretty long.
The entire time reading Please keep in mind that mostly bloggers, and webmasters use alphainventions.com , and not the average googler, or reader. This should help you to see how the site is more beneficial to people like you. You are thinking in terms of SEO, and things of that nature, and Alpha Inventions is designed to be more on the Instant communication side of things, but I will make adjustments to improve targeting as mentioned in previous posts.
I do take your feedback seriously.
Alpha Inventions is far from a robot, because it's controlled by the visitors, and blog publishers. If you don't publish a blog nobody will see it. If nobody is on alphanventions.com nobody will see the blogs you published or updated. Simple. It was coded this way to avaoid being a spam site. Once the site has grown more, I will get more into the coding part with you, so you can better understand how it works.
It's just not about finding something interesting to read.
The purpose of Alpha Inventions is to connect bloggers with each other in a faster way, so there are no gaps in communication. Targeted communication will improve.
The fact that someone knows that they can contact you, or provide feedback to you almost instantly make your blog more interesting even though they did not search for your content.
Youtube.com , and weblogs.com uses a similar method.
Again for the records the adjustment will be made in the near future to provide more targeted results.
As the site grows I will implement a system that will show readers blogs very similar to blogs they have created themselves. This will be cool.
If you still have your doubts I would like you to keep me informed on small things I can do to make the site better for you while still keeping everyone who benefits from it now happy.
If I can't help one person with a small problem, how can you help millions?
Good job providing feedback everyone.
Hi, Alphainventions! since you are an advanced human, how about going to my website, http://www.mooreinspire.com and see what you think. I'll send you a free hypnosis cd of your choice for your honest opinion. thanks for you site. I appreciate the hits. kathy moore
I some how like this alpha guy but somehow don't. I like the idea that my blogg now is a breaking news type thing. As soon as I post it will appear on that site. I'm thinknig what I don't like? Oh that his site posts all languages ,>>>> I only speak english.
I'm impressed not only with what he's trying to do but also with his determination at returning here. I'm going to make sure my blogs are on the list.
Wow. I'm really impressed that you've got back to everyone so quickly!
I like this idea and I'll be checking out your site a fair bit in the future.
Grow big, alpha! We're counting on ya!
Anyways, this language deal would be a good thing. I write in Portuguese (Brasil). Maybe there's a way to improve this with a filter. One could choose to see a couple of languages or only their own.
berinjelachic & paul8bee
I've recently changed the languages to English only for a few days to see if things improve for English speaking bloggers. Just a test.
I will be working on a way for readers to toggle languages.
Thanks for the positive, and valuable feedback everyone. Good job. Keep it up.
interesting, now it costs in order for your blog to be seen? There's always a catch. Everybody's always out for the dollar!
No it's still 100% free to notify readers about your blog.
You saw me in the proccess of creating a system in case my current users starts to lose readers because too many people are submitting their blogs. I get many email about how people have tripled their traffic by using alphainventions.com
It never hurts to have a backup plan, especially if it benefits you all.
I suggest people get the most out of alphainventions.com before too many people start to benefit from it. This will take about a year, so don't panic rhinorun, and all.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
I wasn't trying to be a jerk about it. I just noticed the number of hits stop completely, then came here to check it out and saw that. You gotta do what you gotta do!
I ended up here cause I was checking on where traffic to my blog is coming from. What a novel idea you've come up with here. More power to you.
I just saw someone came to my blog through here so I found this site. This is a fantastic idea! I will be sure to check you out more often!
No harm done.
thebovine & ashleybayles
Thank you for your kind feedback, and I hope you continue to get more readrs to your blogs.
More readers = More readers.
The Twitter feed is pretty awesome, too. WordPress.com is all over that, I note.
Congratulations, it's a great job you're doing.
I've been noticing your referrals and I've also been noticing that I've been getting more commenters pretty much immediately after I've posted something and I had't put two and two together until I read this thread, so thank you!
I'm like the other person who's just kinda messing around. I like that pic. I look to much like either Forest Gump or a meth freak to put mine up there. It depends on the weather, though and how much sleep I get. I respect people trying something new and diving in. That's what makes the machine run. Thanks for taking the time to explain it.
I can see how some are wary, because it tends to muddy the hit counts when people are only visiting so they can advertise their blog on your blog sometimes or they aren't serious in the content. But, since he said he'd block the blog if requested, I can't see too much issue with it.
Take care, alphainventions and I've met some good people at wordpress, glad the "scam" post got you to get an account.
I look forward to trying new tools and ideas!
I do NOT think I am getting real readers. I saw an incominglink from alphainventions, wasnt sure what it was. Hoped over to the site, submitted mine (after going through here) and in just some time I had like 70 hits (and they were counted). So, I again submitted my link and waited to see my blog in the cycle, it appeared and disappeared in less than 2 seconds as happened with other blogs. I think all it does it like refreshes your pages, which appear as links. I did not hop over to any site which it displayed and don't think anyone did visit mine either. Will have to have a look at the extended statcounter stats to see the unique visitors.
The site does not refresh the page over and over. This would be spam, and I hate spam as much as anyone else. Quality first.
You may have had computer errors, because there is no possible way that your site appeared and disappeared in less than 2 seconds unless someone submitted a blog right after you submitted yours.
You may have hit the "go" button too many times, or a user may have hit the "who's on alphainventions.com now" button too many time while you were on alphainventions.com
I apologize for the inconvenience, but this is not how alpha inventions works. Please continue to work with it, and let me know if you experience this again.
Actually, I've had the same, the site is constantly loading another blog, most of the times it's so fast the site doesn't even fully load and I'm on quite fast broadband.
All I can see the site do is load for no reason without me pressing any buttons.
So to be honest, even after reading this thread and your answers, I do not know what your site's trying to achieve or who it's designed for.
When I am on alphainventions, users are bound to press who's on alphainventions? Aren't they? And there are going to be loads of them, so that means effectively I will be seeing a blog for no more than a second or so. I checked, changed browsers and I still see the same thing happening as carocat also mentions, pages just keep refreshing.
And in like an hour or so I have had a 100 visitors (I usually hit a slightly higher number in a day), so if they were real visitors, I would atleast expect that 1% would leave a comment? But none did? I have had no comments pouring in, other than the ones I usually receive. Not that receiving a comment is too perfect a way but still it should tell me whether I am receiving real visitors.
I just had a look at my extended stats:
I have about 100 entries from a single IP address (in US) and each visit is spaced at most at a 30 second gap.
I request you to kindly remove my blog URL from your lists. I would not like your software to crawl my blog. Also, since when I submitted my URL it asked me to press OK twice, so I don't know what ToS you might come up with later on and I might have agreed to something I never knew.
PLEASE remove my blog URL from your site ASAP and I would have nothing to do with your site and wish you good luck.
I'm sorry that the pages could not load all the way. This is no fault of mine. I also use high speed internet. You may be having personal computer problems.
Jesus Christ help me for real (seriously) it's Sunday. I honestly don't think you understand how the site works whatsoever, and I've did all I can to explain it here.
I will not try to embarrass you in public, but since you did not contact me in private I have to be direct.
The fact that someone loaded, or clicked (there are links too) your page from alphainventions over 100 times is no fault of mine.
This is the same as someone clicking your site from Google, or Yahoo 100 time. They can't help it either. I wish I could help. Just because I'm not a popular people tend to pick on me. (a little)
When someone submits their blog, then your blog will be removed automatically. There is no database.
I've noticed that you've submitted your site many many times. If you don't want your blog shown, don't submit it to alphainventions.com, and set your blog to private to keep it from pinging blog services, and it will never be show on alphainventions again. This has been mentioned before. Read the threads.
There are many people who get plenty of comments to their blog from visitors, and I'm sorry nobody found your blog interesting enough to comment on it. People do have to be interested in order for you to get comments. This is no fault of mine. If you went to the store looking for beans, and a clerk tried to sell you rice, then you will reject him or her.
I ask you all to get a better understanding on how blogs work before we get emotional. A lack of understanding can ruin things for everyone.
I hate to seen so direct, but I guess it's needed. If anyone else has statcounter, or analytics please verify that the readers are real readers located from different IP address and different places around the world.
The site is designed to help, and not hurt. If you have any ideas to improve it let me know. Great job providing me with your feedback.
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