Do Baby’s Days pay people to “like” them?

So as you can imagine this weekend has been so busy! We moved house, had a dinner party for 10 people and then the usual Christmas bits like visiting Santa and shopping and wrapping etc and it’s my birthday tomorrow too!  Hectic, to say the least!
The data centre post will be quite time consuming so I have decided to blog about a different (quicker to type) issue this evening.
When I was looking into the posts made by MAKUK on the freelancer website I came across some that seemed to suggest that you can contract people to get you a certain amount of facebook “likes”.  I even saw from other posts that you can contract people to ask questions about your product in certain groups as a  form of advertising!
If this doesn’t make much sense to you have a look at this:

So it looks like user MAKUK which I have speculated could be an acronym for the initials of the director at Baby’s Days/Sys Iq Ltd, is contracting people to gernerate facebook “likes”. 

The post was from the end of December 2011, and given that Baby’s Days claim to be the most popular provider out there, it makes me wonder why they may potentially be paying contractors to provide them with facebook “likes”?  Surely they have enough legitimate fans and do not need to create a smokescreen by over inflating their number of likes?

When companies do things like this like this you also have to question whether members of their Official Support Groups are also real and if all the posts about them are made by actual customers rather than contractors posing as delighted customers.

Nothing is ever as it seems unfortunately.

Pop back tomorrow for a short blog post about my ongoing complaint that I have raised through the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding Baby’s Days and then on the 24th I will blog about the data centre.  Blog posts will be sporadic over Christmas so make sure you subscribe to be kept up to date.

Have a fab Christmas everyone!

Babys Days Support Group

It’s just gone midnight now and as I only have time to blog in the evenings I am finding it slow going to get through the messages and blog requests that everyone has sent, I promise I will get back to you all and where I am legally able, I will blog about your concern.

I am actually going to post a non requested blog post today concerning Baby’s Days Official Support Group run by Kel Thomas.  I don’t rally want to post too much about this group because although they are affiliated with Baby’s Days and do censor posts which is important for others to be ware of, they ultimately were not responsible for Baby’s Days terminating my account for no valid legal reason.

Anyway Kel Thomas posted a very long post in her support group, which is grossly exaggerated and innacurate so I wanted to clarify her comment here.  Below is a screen shot (that several readers of he blog sent me) of the post Kel made and I have annotated her post post to highlight the inaccuracies.

Even though Kel has posted about me in this nature I do not want to make this a personal issue and do not want readers of this blog leaving personal comments about Kel in the comments.  Any such comments will not be published I am afraid.