SEOJuice aka UpWeb SEO - Frauds Well Worth Avoiding

 

Following on from the first instalment of my blog about SEOJuice who also became known as UpWeb SEO on 10th February 2016, part two of this saga shows that despite farming work on my website out to a company in India who used black hat SEO techniques to build thousand of spammy backlinks, this cowboy still hadn't learnt his lesson.  I was determined to get every penny back that I'd paid to this phoney search engine optimisation company but Dave Adamson clearly wasn't going to give up without a fight.  Having blogged in detail about the work that SEOJuice carried out on my website and included screenshots of his phoney promotional material along with correspondence that had been exchanged between us, he understandably became a little upset.  The last thing a fraudster wants is to be exposed.  This was someone who at the time had been working from home for just a couple of years running a search engine optimisation business with occasional help from his fiance so when I received the following email from their "human resources department" it made me laugh out loud.

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The Window Centre Harrow | What a Headache

Some of you may have noticed that I've been rather quiet lately but you'll be glad to hear that's about to change.  Over the last twelve months or so as well as flying around the world I've also been dealing with a wretched company called The Window Centre who are based in Harrow.  They fitted replacement windows and doors at my property in June 2016 which not only were installed by two incompetent installers who caused a significant amount of damage in and around my property but just two weeks after they'd left, problems began and have continued ever since.  After more than a year of amateurish adjustments on both windows and doors which included some being removed and refitted on more than one occasion, I was told the windows had not been manufactured correctly hence needed to be replaced.  That came as no surprise at all considering all the problems that I'd had and by that point in time, every single window in the house was either scraping or catching as it moved.  I'd also had continuous problems with a kitchen door that was unbelievably draughty and despite it being adjusted several times and being removed and refitted twice, the second time under the supervision of the director of The Window Centre Harrow, it was still draughty.  When I told him I intended to have it replaced because it wasn't the high quality door I was assured I was buying, I was completely ignored and in his subsequent correspondence in which he confirmed the windows would be replaced, he said a further adjustment would be carried out on the kitchen door.  By that time I had already informed him that I wanted a full refund for the entire installation and was taking legal advice.  A few weeks later as the weather turned colder I discovered that the patio doors which had also been adjusted several times, were still draughty.  In addition to the afore mentioned problems there were many other issues that I was dealing with as well.

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SEOJuice aka UpWeb SEO - Black Hat Search Engine Optimization

 

screenshot of a phoney promo posted in a digital marketing forum

 

In today’s world search engine optimization (SEO) is big business and there’s no end of genuine companies out there touting for trade but along with many genuine businesses, there's also plenty of fraudsters like SEOJuice based in Australia who now also trade as UpWeb SEO.  I used the services of this search engine optimisation company run by Dave Adamson for six months to help promote my website in search engine rankings but instead of achieving positive results, it ended with me receiving a penalty notice from Google because of their black hat SEO techniques.  In just a few months they caused an enormous amount of damage to my website and instead of it appearing more often and closer to page one in search results it plummeted like a rock and my online sales dried up completely.  In this article with the help of screenshots, forum posts and extracts from actual email correspondence I will expose this fraudster for the liar and cheat that he really is.  Dave Adamson of SEOJuice / UpWeb SEO is someone who needs to be avoided if you value your business.  Sadly he learnt nothing at all from his experience with me and continues touting for trade using all the same tricks as he used in 2013.  What makes him so dangerous is that as well as being a prolific liar and cheat, he is also very convincing as most fraudsters are.

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Shungite and the truth Behind Crystal Healing

 

elite grade shungite stones

 

Shungite is a curious stone which comes exclusively from Russia, it's relatively rare, virtually unknown and the finest grade is known as elite shungite. As well as being surprisingly light weight it has a black residue similar to soot that's produced by coal and is naturally lustrous.  The fact that it can only be found in Karelia which is in the north west of Russia means that stones tend to be expensive and are highly sought after by rock and mineral enthusiasts around the world.

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Crystals Rocks Minerals - Understanding the Difference

 

coloured crystals, rocks and minerals

 

Crystals rocks and minerals are the building blocks of the universe and something that man has had an inherent attraction to since the dawn of time. Their use for personal adornment can be traced back at least 82,000 years and throughout history they have remained a constant source of intrigue and fascination. We have used them to create tools, carried them as talismans, we've carved them into luxury objects and have long associated them with status, wealth and power. The belief that they hold magical and medicinal powers also dates back thousand of years and the myths and lore associated with these curious inanimate objects has been passed down from one generation to the next.  In today's society the practice of using crystals rocks and minerals to promote health and well being is widely known as crystal healing and despite it being considered by some to be a pseudoscience, it remains hugely popular and is without doubt a multi billion dollar industry.

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Lumina Jewellery Caught Plagiarising Our Work

 

screenshot of a jewellery website

 



Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's ideas and work in order to then pass them off as your own and whilst it's a massive problem online, most perpetrators are savvy and discreet enough to cover their tracks and make sufficient alterations to the stolen material to ensure that it can't be identified as someone else's work.  It's also pretty well known amongst online retailers that duplicate content doesn't rank well in Google which is another reason why pages of text that have been plagiarised tend to be altered before being republished but more importantly, plagiarism also violates Google's User Policy. Despite that Sarah and Picky Saund of Lumina Jewellery made a conscious decision to steal ideas and policies from a competitor and I can only assume that was because they were unable to come up with anything original and exciting of their own. Sadly for them on this occasion they picked on the wrong person to plagiarise from and what I discovered after having landed on their website at luminajewellery.com purely by chance, was that they had a very unhealthy interest in my business.      

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Plagiarism also Known as Stealing

 

Bart Simpson writing lines on a green coloured blackboard

 

 

 

 

Trying to find decent articles to read online about crystals rocks and minerals can be a real challenge because so much of what's available is repetitive, unoriginal and in many cases has been written for the sole purpose of improving a website's search engine ranking. I research extensively in preparation for the articles that I write for Stone Mania and have been writing articles to post online for many years.  One thing I can say for sure is that plagiarism is a massive problem and one which Google is working hard to eradicate. According to the Oxford Dictionary plagiarism means "the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as your own". The word plagiarism originates from the Latin 'plagiarius' meaning 'kidnapper' and it causes a huge amount of inaccurate and misleading information to be circulated online.

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