Hi readers, I hope you all had a fab weekend! For those of you that let me know about the issue with not getting emails to say I had updated, I think this has been fixed? Please let me know. We have well over 30,000 visitors now so word is spreading and I just can’t keep up with my facebook inbox, I’m so sorry! Please be brave and comment on the blog, it is all Anon and I remove all email addresses.
For those of you that haven’t subscribed, there is a subscribe area on the left hand side of the screen for those on computers. For those on phones, hit the three little lines in the top right and it will pop up with the side bar and you will see where you can subscribe. There is also a problem with the stat counter and I’m manually updating it based on unique views, hopefully it will be working properly by the end of this week.
Anyway, on to the first blog post of this week. When I started this blog, many people who were in favour of it were worried I would run out of things to blog about. That was also a worry of mine too, but Baby’s Days just keep giving me more and more material! It’s very helpful!
They have a strategy that they use with competitors whereby they buy competitors domain names and then, in a sneaky bid to get more customers, they divert these domains to their own website. I know to many of you this might not make much sense. So let me simplify it.
There are two companies, both are hairdressers. One if called Cutz and the other is called Styler. Styler will buy up lots of shops and put signs over the door called Cutzz or Cuts in the hope that unsuspecting people don’t notice. Then in these “fake” salons, they have a secret door to their actual salon called Styler. I’m not sure that makes sense but I hope so! In this example, Bbay’s Days are acting like the salon “Styler”. Very underhand indeed, I’m sure you will agree!
Take this example.
Here is a screenshot taken a while ago, this shows that Mark Kahl (The Director of Baby’s Days) owned the domain nobleminder.com. Nobleminder was a company just liked Baby’s Days that provided a software solution to childminders for the EYFS. They dissolved back in May 2012 and a lot of customers lost a lot of data.
So either Baby’s Days is/was somehow affiliated with Nobleminder OR they bought Nobleminders dot com domain to essentially lead customers through the secret door to Baby’s Days software.
Anyway, the reason I’m going on about this is because my blog domain, www.babysdaysreview.co.uk has many similar alternatives, such as www.babysdaysreview.com or www.babysdaysreviews.com all of which have been purchsed by Sys Iq Ltd. The director of Sys IQ Ltd is Mark Kahl, and Mark Kahl is also the director and creator of Baby’s Days.
So, because my blog has reached page one of google results and because it is gaining in popularlity, the director has chosen to buy up domains in an attempt to “drown out” my blog, hoping that it will get lost amongst his domains. He has also started a review blog of his own but as you might expect, with everything related to Baby’s Days it is heavily censored and my factual and fair review was not published. Here is what it said:
Why don’t you leave a review for them and see if it gets published? The address is www.babysdaysreviews.com. I’ll personally be contacting everyone that leaves a review on their new domain with a link to this blog so that the can ensure their data is safe.
Pop back tomorrow for an update on retrieving my data via the ICO investigation, later in the week I will also be publishing my 4th legal letter.