Recently I've been getting hits referred from alphainventions.com, which describes itself as some kind of tool for keeping webmasters notified when other blogs are updated. Are these real hits? When I look at the site it seems to just generate hits by loading blog after blog in a frame in my browser. Is this something malicious or a scam? thanks
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Oooh, watchign the answer, cuz I'm getting them too.
yeah, I was wondering the same thing,I got 4 hits from them yesterday. Some cheap way of advertising or what? I'm also getting hit a bundh from adgridwork.com Whats that about!
ME TOO !!! Like already 30 hit stoday ... is it phishing ?!?!?!
PS Do the support folks at WordPress read these forums and can they supply an answer? I can't seem to find actual support links ...
Yes we do read the forums. We're not sure what to make of that site yet, but if we find evidence it's spam or a scam then we'll do something about it.
As far as I know it's a new site functioning as blog aggregator or such but of course I could be proven wrong.
this is what I found on there about page.
Alpha Inventions connects webmasters with each other in real-time by
providing traffic to webmasters from other webmasters as soon as they publish
a blog from Blogger, Word Press, Type pad, and Msn. Simple.
source link » About Us
Tellyworth : ) Thanks for the quick reply! That's good to know... yah, this bears watching; it has piqued my curiosity.
Hello Curious People,
First off i'm just a regular working guy with an apartment and an old car with a big imagination. I don't think like anyone in this world, because if I did I would not have been able to create alphainventions.com I just ate a McChicken, and i'm a little sleepy.
The blogs and links appearing on my site are just the most recently updated blogs from people like yourself.
At first I was mad to see this, and frustrated to have to go through with getting an account with Word Press just to explain how my site his more helpful then harmful, but I'm now glad I have an account, and this might stimulate you check out the site more often. I'm a friggin blogger now yay!
Ever thought of this?
If you were to comment on a blog right after the webmaster published (updated) it, you would get a faster response, because most likely the webmaster is still online, and shocked to see that someone has commented so quickly. This is either very simple, or i'm an advanced human.
It's just an experiment to help webmasters (bloggers) connect in real-time. It looks simple, but it took me 3 months of coding to build this thing. I'm bored, in my 20s, and this thing is cool.
Thanks for starting the small buzz about my site being a scam. The more exposure to the site means more traffic to your blog you from alphainventions.com when you update it.
That's how the site is made to work.
The huge truck got stuck under the bridge, and many men tried to get it out for hours and failed until the creator of alphainventions.com told them let the air out of the tires to set it free.
If you are concerned that it's a scam, then contact the government, or whatever it takes, because they are going to tell you how cool it is when they get done with the investigation. I may even link to this post.
Thank you for stopping by to explain I think it's really cool what you have
done here & would like to thank you for coding this program to show off our newest
posts... I also think that if a enough bloggers wrote up a promotion article your
site would become more known around the web... Hey you have a WordPress, account now
that would be a great starting point on getting your experiment known on the web. :)
Hey there alpha,
Thanks for the explanation! Just what the blogger ordered.
Thanks, and please let me know if you have any ideas on making the site more interesting, and beneficial. Please post in public, because I'd like everyone to be involved.
It's funny The guy with the picture of the monkey was the one who figured how the site works first.
Because I, too, have a human cerebrum?
I dont really understand most of that, but it sounded sincere and anything that gets people reading my site is great I guess.
keep up the good work
(two chimps in a row. And here was me thinking I was being sooo original)
Hello. I just got my first referral from your random, real-time aggregator. I think thedarknight and others are concerned that the referral appearing in stats was caused by your site displaying their blog's feed, and not a reader of your site clicking on it once it had appeared. Your project seems very cool, it satisfies a fascination our media culture has with random access, shuffle and mashup, and happens in my favourite blogging forum. I like that it has the character of a 'channel'. I will continue to watch it and maybe comment more.
I've been getting lots of referrals from this site. Can someone please explain in English how it works and why I'm getting them?
It's not a scam, but it's most certainly not the kind of referral that I want.
It's already driven some traffic to my blog. I appreciate the time and effort you put into this!
Hello AlphaInventions guy...
I'm just having trouble understanding how this works! I've had a hit on my (relatively boring) blog through your site - how does it work, how does a blog end up on your site, etc? (I'm also a teensy bit intelligent, and I've poked around on your blog, but I can't figure out how it works.) Just curious.
Happy Day - hope it's a good one!
(And yes, I've read the last many many many posts here and some of your responses. I still can't figure what your site actually does to reference all these other bloggers?!?)
Hello Singinal, and all.
I apologize to you, and everyone for not providing a universal understanding of how alphainventions.com works. I'm great at coding the site, but at the moment not so great at explaining it's benefits and features. I tried to make it as simple as possible to understand, and I didn't even put that many buttons, links, or fun junk on the site. but I know people have a craving for more understanding.
I might as well make this post my about page lol :). Real laughter out loud not the text message kind.
Here is how it works. (simple as possible I hope).. Ready?
If you update or publish your blog at the same time my visitors is browsing blogs in my site then my visitors will get a chance to see your blog in real-time. BAM! (the entire blog is in their face instantly) It's not even annoying to watch. Is it alpha addicts??
I also provide a link to your blog in case they want it to open your blog in a new window, or bookmark your blog . The links provides your title, and description to help my visitors get a better understanding on what your blog is about, and get more interested. Alphainventions.com is useful for wordpress.com , typepad.com, spaces.live.com, and blogger.com I love it, and want to grow it like a tree. Yahh!
To get more traffic from alphainventions.com just keep your blog updated . It's so simple.
A realistic goal of mine for alphainventions.com is to provide a way for us to see only blogs that we are interested in update in real time, because this will provide more quality, and blogger interaction.
Interaction part is why I built the site. It's fun to see people come to your site and find it interesting as soon as you update or publish, so I want to provide a faster ways of doing this.
Earlier in the project I tried to make a fair, and logical way for people to submit their link every so often to get more readers for a short period of time, but so many people didn't understand how the site worked so I guess they may have overlooked it. I'm thinking they didn't know why they should submit their link.
Everyone wants their blog to be read instantly, and I want to provide everyone with that experience.
If anyone here can provide an example of a full explanation on how the site works in better terms it will be greatly appreciated.
Good job to those who do understand how alphainventions.com works. If I looked at it from outside of my webmaster box I'd probably be a little confused about what alphainventions was at first site.
Thanks for all the wonder-full and wonderful things you are doing. As a little ole senior in the Northern part of Alberta it is a great thing to watch someone "connect the dots'.
Mr. Alphainventions, this idea is brilliant!!@%$@^#% Do you have a blog yourself? I feel like adding you to my blogroll for such an effective contribution. Amen. Ninja vanish!
Thank you for being interested in alphainventions.com , and it's good to see older people interested in things of this nature. Keep it up!
Yes I now have a blog because I was forced to get an account with wordpress.com to explain how my site works to you all, and it's alphainventions.wordpress.com of coarse.
Good job for noticing I'm trying to help instead of gain you all.
Two Words..... VERY KEWL!!!!!
Mr Alpha - Thank you, thank you. How can a set up my Blogger blogs on this wonderful creation?
You're welcome. Great question. I've just recently added a feature that allows you to submit your blog to get more readers in a fair, and logical way.
Just adding to the great and fair discussion here... I was wondering if there's a way of knowing if the stats show real readers' activity or just the mere appearance of my blog update just because it has been caught by alphainventions.
I don't broadcast my blog, my friends don't know the url, my content is read just for me (therapy?), I don't feel I have anything interesting to share. My blog is my journal. If, by chance, anybody reads it, that's ok, he's welcome. Anyways, it's kind of disturbing to have so many hits and not knowing if there are real people behind it.
Maybe I was too confusing, I apologize. If you understood, please reply.
Another thing, is this your real face, alphaman?
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