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Anyone watched "The Attack of the Trip Advisor" On Channel 4? (UK)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ardley216, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. ardley216

    ardley216 Elite Member

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    Ok, so a month or so ago, 7878 posted a GOLDEN post (now moved to Exec VIP), about online reputation management, and how he made $17,000 or something with 3 letters.

    WELL, watching this program you saw the faces (we all know..) of the people who like to bully businesses into bankruptcy by checking the water in the kettle and so on, and giving them 1 star reviews, basically lying about the businesses.

    This is basically what reputation management is about; keeping controls of what people are saying about their business and making sure people see the GOOD reviews.

    Near the end of the program one of the owners said , "I have concidered finding a group of hackers and taking down the whole site!!" .. And I thought.. hmmm BHW... Lol

    It reminded me that online reputation management is SUCH a lucrative section of the market right now, and almost totally unsaturated!

    anyway the funniest part of the show (for who ever saw it), was an Australian woman writes an awful review about this place, and was invited back for a free meal, then ask to talk about her review, and she could not take it! She knew she was just being a total bitch, and walked off.

    Anyway the point was, this program shows you how much there is to be made in Online Reputation Management, and it's a field that will become competitive very soon!

    Also for anyone who hasn;t watched it and not from the UK, get a fast proxy and watch it on 4oD :)
     
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    I missed It, I really wanted to watch it.
    One bad review can bankrupt a small hotel or guest house
    and put hardworking people out of business.
    Some of them deserve it but some people can just be assholes for the sake of it.
    I'm going to try and download it and use out takes as part of
    a presentation.
     
  3. ardley216

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    Damn, it was very eye opening, it consisted of the hotel owners, generally fun, but hard working people. And, the reviewers; cowardly, vindictive people who aim to rip to shreds a place just because they think they have a skin condition and don't change the sheets even if they're still crisp clean.

    One man (a supermarket manager, single) brought his grandmother, who called him pathetic, for what he does.

    I actually felt sorry for all the owners, and at the end, one of the people in the documentary has sold her business.
     
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    I wouldn't call her a bitch. They invited her for a meal, with the ulterior motive of discussing and eventually having her remove her review. That, in my opinion was completely inappropriate. It's obvious the hotel manager is a joke and lacks any concept of "professionalism". You don't visit TripAdvisor and leave a comment on a negative review telling the reviewer that their time would be better spent helping "terminally ill children".

    On point, definitely a good watch for those looking to get into online reputation management.
     
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    Sounds cool - downloading now
     
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    i didn't watch it either, but i read a pretty interesting article about tripadvisor and review fraud not too long ago:
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2032997/TripAdvisor-investigated-ASA-fake-reviews.html
    tripadvisor has/had 75 million reviews at that time, 50 million is already out of date because it's more than a year old, so you're left with 25 million reviews and the article states that 5 million of the most recent reviews could be fake, can you believe it?!
    i guess everybody knew there are fake reviews on the site, but 5 million?! it is way too much
     
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    My god what a bunch of terrible people! Especially the woman that got invited back into the restaurant. It's basically blackmail isn't it?

    The worst part is that they don't complain to the restaurant/hotel staff while its happening they leave a bad review afterwards. If i have dirty sheets or a dirty toilet brush or whatever i tell the staff about it and they will probably solve it.
     
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    Those were the sort of people who got bullied in school, and still never made any success of themselves.


    I agree this is a watch for anyone who is interested in Online Reputation Management :)
     
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    LOL, saw this the other day and it was funny. The reviewers featured were pretty arrogant and rude. The grandmother of one of the reviewers said he used to get picked on in school and this was pay back. That pretty much summed up all the reviewers. Being a reviewer gives them power they can't obtain outside the internet and some type of self worth. There are some people out there that can't and won't be satisfied. They will bitch and complain about anything. Kind of sad that they are ruining peoples businesses and thinks its okay.
     
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    Internet gives the powerless, power.

    But LOL at the woman, I have a feeling she's a feminist. Had a client like her who looked me up on a facebook and saw a 'blonde' joke, then dropped me. Bitch :)
     
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    Just watched it on 4oD catchup, I cant believe those reviewers man so harsh.
     
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    Any download/video link for this? Sounds interesting :)
     
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    Link?
     
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    http://torrentz.eu/search?f=attack+of+the+trip
    just searhed torrentz.. there ARE 2 files there no seeders.. just do some digging you'll find it.. I highly recommend for offliners! :)
     
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    i'm downloading the video from a private torrent site and will uploading it on megaupload as soon as it's finished downloading, so bhw users can see it


    sorry for the off topic, but couldn't help not reply to ardley216 signature ... wow.

    ardley216, your signature got my attention "I don't understand bus lanes. Why do poor people have to get to places quicker than I do?"

    i wonder how could your brain spit that shit out :)
    with that sentence alone you've showed your ignorance, stupidity, lack of emphaty and above all, how you lack basic humor .. wow .. and the list continues, but it would mean for me to get in to much details.

    if you need me to argument this post, np ..i'll do it .. better later than never.
     
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    Come on, man. I think he's just being ironic by impersonating an snobbish guy. Take a look at "Location" in his profile. The same kind of joke...
     
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    Hey dude, not going to get in an argument, nor is that offensive to me. But, it IS a quote, from Jeremy Clarkson. But BHW won't let me add that.

    And yes, I am being ironic, I am from cambridge, and we're not all uptight snobs.

    I think you would agree, that by saying what you said, there would be an even bigger list to say about you. But I'm not that shallow. :)

    PS. Thanks for downloading and uplaoding, much appreciated.
     
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    :p

    claudia, here are some more "ignorant, stupid, apathetic" quotes from Jeremy Clarkson:

    "Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you."

    "I've seen better looking gangrenous wounds than this."

    "Now we've been told in this new series, we've got to feature more green cars. So here's one. It's really the greenest car we could find, really. (A bright green Lamborghini Murcielago)"

    "The Suzuki Wagon R should be avoided like unprotected sex with an Ethiopian transvestite"

    "This car is more fun than the entire French air force crashing into a firework factory."



    Please don't get offended ;)
     
  19. Claudiu

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    my last post got some heat :)

    here's down link for The Attack of the Trip Advisor
    http://btjunkie.org/torrent/aota/4239259f98cae994e62bb87bd70a570429546c407595

    off topic ... it was silly of me to comment on the signature, even if i don't like it. the work load must have gotten to me :)
    all in all, i still don't like the sig, even if it's a quote from a celebrity :) i will redirect my "kind" words to the celbrity tho :p

    Edit: the torrent is being seeded by me, so if you see no seeder i might be sleeping, but will continue uploading when i'm awake ..
     
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