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This Indian Is A Complete Cowboy

The Ace Internet Marketing story turns out to be bigger than we thought.

You’ll probably recall these people stealing material from Mulley and republishing it on their own commercial site.

When they were caught, they blamed some Indian for accidentally taking Mulley’s copyright material, and when people started to laugh at the Indian, by reworking the old Ali G is it because I is black? joke, what do you think Ace Internet Marketing did?

Yup. They came up with a pathetic and utterly spurious whinge about racism, as if that would somehow intimidate everybody into silence. Shame on them, and shame on some of our fellow bloggers who swallowed the bait. Of course the ploy didn’t work, but Ace continued to play the racism card, and eventually this character called Ankur turned up on Derfen as well, complaining that he was being victimised. Indians, according to Ankur, are very ethical and follow good business practices.

I was fooled, I have to admit. I thought this was Ace playing more games and pretending to be an Indian, but I was wrong about that. It turns out that Ankur is very real indeed.

His full name is Ankur Patel, and he describes himself as a PHP hacker and SEO expert.

Have a quick look at Ankur’s site and in particular, have a look at his list of previous posts.

Google them and notice how many of them appeared on other sites before Ankur published them and passed them off as his own work. It seems to me that almost every single entry on the site run by this very ethical person has been taken from somebody else.

Have a look here as well: —  Dev Shed Forums. You’ll notice that Ace Internet Marketing are permanently banned from these forums because Ankur [Biography: PHP – SEO Guru(Expert Person) ] has been posting this kind of ridiculous reply on every thread:

… if you want we can provide you FREE SEO ranking report to drill down the problem further. Just send email to me at Ankur@aceinternetmarketing.ie -I am SEO Expert at AceInternetMarketing. You can also visit us at:

Ace Internetmarketing – Website Marketing in Ireland

So there you have it. The cowboy turns out to be an Indian. Far from being simply a small operation working from a garden shed in Kildare, we can trace the pirating operation to Ankur Patel, a fly-by-night in Bombay, who steals material from legitimate writers and passes it on to his clients, chancers like Ace Internet Marketing, who then pretend they wrote it themselves.

Don’t forget one more thing: old Ankur has an email address on Ace’s server, which suggests to me that their relationship is fairly snuggly, wouldn’t you think?

Here’s a little game you can play.  Call it Ankur-Man.

Search for the words Ankur and SEO. Then do Ankur and aceinternetmarketing

Scan the articles you find. Pick out some keyphrases and google them. See how many duplicates you can find. Figure out who owns the copyright.

It’s fun!

Here’s a listing to Ace with the link owner identified as Ankur Patel. And here’s another.  And another.  And here’s what Ankur says here:

Just send email to me at Ankur@aceinternetmarketing.ie -I am SEO Expert at aceinternetMarketing. You can also visit us at: Ace Internet Marketing – Website Marketing in Ireland

You’d have to conclude that Ankur and Ace are pretty damn close, wouldn’t you?

Get googling guys!

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One Last Thing

Out of curiosity, I had a look at the Technorati ranking of Ace Internet Marketing.

You remember them, don’t you? The Search Engine Optimisation specialists? The people who can show you how to make your web site a big success?

That’s right: the plagiarists.

Well guess what? If it wasn’t for all the posts calling them gobshites, these renowned SEO experts would have precisely no Technorati authority at all.

Oh God, I love it.
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Mulley

Ace Internet Marketing Are a Bunch of Gobshites

How Not To Manage a Publicity Crisis

Daithi

Derfen

Green Ink

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Spot the Difference: Plagiarism or Coincidence? You Decide

No doubt you’ll have been following the little soap opera over at Mulley‘s place involving the theft of copyright material by Ace Internet Marketing.

Well, here’s a little game for you.

First I’ll show you an extract from an article on the Ace Internet Marketing site. Not the entire article, you understand, as that would be plagiarism. No, just a little snippet.

Then I’ll show you an article from another site, unconnected to Ace Internet Marketing, and you have to SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!!

Exciting isn’t the word for it.

Here we go.

First up we have this, from Ace Internet Marketing: Then we have this from Cape Web Design:
Add Historical Product or Service data: Let’s say that you sell iron rolls. What’s the history of iron rolls? Creating a page outlining its history is quite appropriate. In fact, taking it a step further, creating pages that compare it to copper and other types of piping; what causes rust; how strong is iron; how valuable iron rolls really is; how long will iron last; and on and on and on will create a whole section of extremely valuable content to a Web site. Historical data. Let’s say that you sell steel pipes. What’s the history of steel pipes? Creating a page outlining its history is quite appropriate. In fact, taking it a step further, creating pages that compare steel to copper and other types of piping; what causes rust; how strong is steel; how valuable steel piping really is (how steel piping is used in almost every building, etc.); how long will steel last; and on and on and on will create a whole section of extremely valuable content to a Web site.

Isn’t that just an incredible coincidence? I love the way the Ace uses words though: how valuable iron rolls really is. Is our children reading?

Oh, you don’t know the Ace?  He used to be a member of parliament, or something like that, but now he runs a set of extremely questionable web sites of which I will write more in future posts.

And while I’m on a roll, so to speak, what’s with Iron rolls? This is copied written by someone who clearly never did a day’s hard work in his life and has no idea what a steel pipe might be.  Or an iron roll, for that matter.  You’d imagine Aidan could have thought of something that made sense.  Copper pipes.  Plastic pipes. Concrete pipes.

But no.  The Ace decided it was going to be iron rolls.  Dear God.

Let’s try another.

Here’s our genius on copywriting: On the other hand, the Copywriting Information Centre has this to say on the subject:
One of the most important priorities of evey online business should be their copywriting. Online copywriting skills are a must have for anyone who is thinking about real success with their online business.

It doesn’t matter if you’re marketing a product, a service, a network marketing opportunity, or if you’re an affiliate selling someone else’s products; you need to know a little bit about online copywriting. You don’t need to be an expert at it, but you should know some basics to help with constructing landing pages, content pages, or just simple ads for advertising.

One of the most important priorities of evey online business should be their copywriting. Online copywriting skills are a “must have” for anyone who is thinking about real success with their online business.

It doesn’t matter if you’re marketing a product, a service, a network marketing opportunity, or if you’re an affiliate selling someone else’s products; you need to know a little bit about online copywriting. You don’t need to be an expert at it, but you should know some basics to help with constructing landing pages, content pages, or just simple ads for advertising.

Incredible! But the coincidences don’t stop there. Even the typos have somehow been reproduced: evey online business.

Aidan the Ace has great tips on beating writer’s block.

Here’s his reassuring advice: Great minds think alike: the guys at the Copywriter’s Crucible have this to say:
If you catch writer’s block then don’t panic, and just accept it as part of the ebb and flow of the creative process. You can’t expect to nail it in every sitting.

Painters will go over areas of their greatest masterpieces repeatedly until they’re satisfied. Writers enjoy the same luxury. A blank screen is merely your canvas and you’re free to sharpen, mould and enhance to your heart’s content.

Just sit down and start splashing words onto the screen and eventually your creative genius should kick in and do the rest.

If you catch writer’s block then don’t panic, and just accept it as part of the ebb and flow of the creative process. You can’t expect to nail it in every sitting.

Painters will go over areas of their greatest masterpieces repeatedly until they’re satisfied. Writers enjoy the same luxury. A blank screen is merely your canvas and you’re free to sharpen, mould and enhance to your heart’s content.

Just sit down and start splashing words onto the screen and eventually your creative genius should kick in and do the rest.

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It all reminds me of Borges’s classic story, Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote.

God, isn’t the world just full of coincidences?

And bullshit.


Other links

Ace Internet Marketing Are a Bunch of Gobshites

How Not To Manage a Publicity Crisis

Daithi

Derfen

Green Ink


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Ace Internet Marketing Are a Bunch of Gobshites

Poor old Mulley is in the wars again.

This time it’s due to a crowd of fucking wankers called Ace Internet Marketing.

Or actually, probably one single illiterate wanker calling himself Ace Internet Marketing.

(Sorry about the annoying links. They’re put in so the fool gets the pingbacks: he disabled comments, the fucking fool).

Mulley caught him pirating his content for their commercial site, and since then the gobshite has been spamming Mulley and threatening ill-informed legal action, the fucking fool.

He’s been threatening and spamming Daithi for reporting what happened to Mulley, as well as sending him intimidatory emails and warning him not to publish them.

This is a seriously stupid man, unfit to put in charge of a public toilet, never mind an internet marketing strategy, unless, of course, your marketing strategy involves the use of original work, stolen from other people without their permission. His site is full of material lifted from elsewhere, and of course I can see immediately how that would increase your internet credibility. Can’t you? It’s a no-brainer, literally.

Well, this looks like another Chewing Gum Killer case. If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know how spamming fuckers get treated. I hope the fucking fool emails me, and he can have fair warning now: nothing he sends will be confidential.


UPDATE More fun with pingbacks.

Now I’m starting to feel a little sorry for him, but not much. The world is laughing at him and he just keeps digging. Can you believe that he spent all day yesterday manually spamming two sites that wrote about him? I’m talking about cut-and-paste. How sad is that?

The latest is that he wrote to Mulley apologising but at the same time threatening him, which, as we all know, is not a good plan.

I like Derfen‘s take on it, and also this, from Green Ink.

Since Ace Internet Marketing is really an idiot with no sense of humour, you need to be careful about the sort of insults you throw at him. For example, it’s perfectly true that Ace Internet Marketing stole material from Mulley and therefore that Ace Internet Marketing is a dimwit. However, you can’t accuse him of other things. You can, however, legitimately state that Ace Internet Marketing is a self-important prick. Or you could simply say Fuck off, Ace Internet Marketing!!

Have a look at these and you’ll get the idea.

http://tinyurl.com/38curp

http://tinyurl.com/3cew2a


UPDATEI got this from Darwin.

The (only) man behind Ace, Aidan Doran, is looking very pathetic after this. In fact, Aidan Doran is a gobshite.

Darwin says: I notice that Aidan from Ace’s profile in Technorati shows 95 fans. Hmm, odd that most of them joined the same day with spam nicknames like wats995 etc. Sad bastard.