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Posted by Tim Ireland at 3 September 2015

Category: Consume!, Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, Teh Interwebs

Way back in 2003, on the same weekend that Jemini were bottoming out in the Eurovision Song Contest, I released my very first animation. It was a music video for JPEG Baby, a song written by me and composed, performed and produced by Koit.

I am proud to announce that this interwebs classic has a brand new video and is now available to buy on iTunes. The song and the video are both mildly NSFW, but not graphic in nature. Just a wee bit naughty.

I trust that those to you who are new to the song will appreciate its subtle cautionary overtones.

Buy this song now on iTunes!

JPEG Baby cover art








Posted by Tim Ireland at 22 April 2015

Category: Consume!, Teh Interwebs, The Political Weblog Movement, Tories! Tories! Tories!

The recent controversy about a Guardian story apparently linking Grant Shapps to a series of Wikipedia edits led me to review my email correspondence with Mr Shapps back in 2012, when I was seeking a statement or denial over the Wikipedia edits referenced in this article and his wider adventures as ‘Michael Green’ (latest). This began as a private conversation, and agreements were made about data of a personal/sensitive nature but (a) I made it utterly clear to Grant (twice!) at the end of the conversation that if he left it at the point that he did and the matter was not pursued through official channels, then I would be left with no choice but to lobby publicly for an investigation/inquiry, and (b) happily, I can do so without revealing any of the more sensitive data in our correspondence.

That was over two years ago. I apologise to the public for being so preoccupied in the months and years that followed (long story), but I’m here now and ready to lobby for justice.

During this 2012 email conversation Grant Shapps and I spoke about the incident at the 2007 Ealing Southall by-election, when his official YouTube account was involved in an alleged sock-puppeting incident. Grant publicly claimed at the time that his YouTube account was hacked, and he in part blamed his use of “a very easily guessable password”… ‘1234’ (source). Here is what Grant later claimed happened after that event, at the count for that same by-election:

“That 1234 thing was over 5 years ago, at the count a man came up to me and explained about using brute force to unlock the page. Apparently this is software that runs through combinations. He was proud of the fact that the password was quick and easy to crack and mentioned it hadn’t taken long. Although we discussed legal action at the time, after the campaign was over we never pursued it on the basis of time and cost.” – Grant Shapps

I am hesitant to cast doubt on Grant’s story because of the pressing need to call this unknown person to account (should they exist), but the simple fact is that Mr Shapps has “overly firmly denied” once too often, he is the subject of widespread mockery as a result, and if I do not raise these obvious points/questions in an objective manner here, then my own credibility will suffer, and that will harm any attempt to bring this unknown person to justice (should they exist). Police do not take kindly to people who cannot determine the difference between speculation and fact.

1. You can’t just wander into a count for an election. If you are not an official helping to conduct the count, then you need to be either (a) a candidate, (b) their agent, or (c) formally appointed by a candidate or a candidate’s agent as a counting agent. Somewhere, there is paperwork with this man’s name on it, or this unknown person (should they exist) has committed a criminal offence by giving false information.

2. The Returning Officer, the first person you would be expected to report such behaviour to, would have been present at the count, throughout the count. It would have been a very simple matter to bring this matter to the RO’s attention and make the key allegation against this unknown person (should they exist). I am left wondering why this did not happen, and if it did, what Mr Shapps can tell us about the reasons why it was not followed up by the authorities, because…

3. ‘Time and cost’ are factors Mr Shapps might consider in a civil case, but in a matter that involves criminal law, a crime is a crime, and it should be reported, especially if you are not the only victim. This unknown person (should they exist) strikes me as an extremely reckless individual who has sought to betray the wider electorate, and it is on this note that I leave you with the guts of my reply back in 2012 (I ask you to excuse my cynicism, as it was expressed privately at the time):

“re: ‘1234’… This is an unsubstantiated anecdote that is far too close to ‘a big boy did it and ran away’ to be taken seriously. Twinned with this is the fact that you are denying pretending to be more than one person in one instance while defending your pretending to be more than one person in another. There is also the not-insignificant matter of the account you describe involving at least one unmistakably criminal act. This is something that should have been reported regardless of any intentions about civil action. If you are going to sincerely put it to me that this happened as you describe, then I am compelled to lobby for an investigation or inquiry into the unknown man who sought to influence the outcome of an election with criminal act(s) and confront you personally to brag about it. Such a person, if they exist, has so little regard for the law that the matter would be pressing still even if it weren’t for the recent interest in computer hacking (see: Murdoch)” – Tim Ireland

So, there you have it. A mystery to be unravelled. I am uncertain what the statute of limitations is on any relevant offences under the Representation of the People Act (answers on a postcard, please), but the hacking allegation alone deserves a full and proper investigation, and it is long overdue.

Did an unnamed man make edits to a YouTube account under false pretences purely to make Grant Shapps look guilty? That certainly appears to be what he is implying in this recent statement about the ‘Contribsx’ Wikipedia edits. We could be looking at a pattern of behaviour here:








Posted by Tim Ireland at 13 April 2015

Category: Consume!, Tories! Tories! Tories!

As many of you will recall, Grant Shapps (aka ‘Michael Green’) and/or his wife Belinda Shapps (aka ‘Sebastian Fox’) used to own a site called ‘TrafficPaymaster’, which was one of a series of ‘get rich quick’ schemes that Shapps used to peddle online both before and after he became an MP. The good people at HowToCorp.com had a curious philosophy about this product that was designed to cheat Google and its users: they figured that cheating didn’t count if you didn’t get caught.

“Shoplifting is victimless crime. Like punching someone in the dark.” – Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)

Because Shapps was in such a hurry to do away with some of his sleazier sites, he carelessly threw the domain name trafficpaymaster.com away. It became available at auction recently… and I bought it.

So today I have brought the site back to life with a new purpose: to expose Grant Shapps as a liar and a bully.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… the chocolate-sandwich room: TrafficPaymaster.com

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Cheers all.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 17 March 2015

Category: Consume!, Tories! Tories! Tories!

I want to start today by making it ab-so-lute-ly clear that what Grant Shapps sold and promoted under the pseudonym Michael Green was a series of low-rent scams dressed up as self-help and marketing products (example). Further, the manner in which they were promoted was demonstrably fraudulent (example). More journalists should be looking into that detail. It is the root of Mr Shapps’ embarrassment, and what led him to engage in the following further wrongdoing…

What Mr Shapps did recently that was so wrong was to use money and libel law to bully critics into silence, when he had no legitimate grounds to do so. It was an audacious abuse of power, and something that would normally trigger resignation(s) from any position of authority. I am here today to show you that Shapps engaged in a deliberate and calculated deceit in order to cover up an earlier deliberate and calculated deceit.

Let’s take a close look at the text that Shapps forced Dean Charles Archer to publish when that constituent dared to suggest that he had misled the public (more):

“I recently made a post suggesting that Grant Shapps MP had lied over the use of a pen name. I now accept that such an assertion was entirely false and that Mr Shapps MP has at no time misled over the use of a pen name. Indeed, I now understand that he openly published his full name alongside business publications making it clear that he used a pen name merely to separate business and politics, prior to his entering parliament. Since I was not in full possession of the facts I was clearly wrong to make that post. I wish to apologise (unreservedly) to Mr Shapps MP for any harm or embarrassment caused.”

More recently, Shapps has issued statements suggesting that there was some form of minor/inadvertent overlap between his career as a ‘marketing guru’ and his job as an MP, and that denying it was merely an error, because so much time had passed that the overlap slipped his mind. Focusing on a recent radio interview rather than this event where he bullied a constituent into capitulating with threats of legal action, the following statement was issued on his behalf by the Conservative Party:

“Like many authors and journalists, Grant wrote with a pen name. This was completely transparent: his full name and biographical details were permanently published on the company’s main website. Given that this was a decade ago, and was mentioned during the cut and thrust of an interview, he referenced that his writing career had ended when he became an MP: in fact it ended shortly afterwards.”

[MINI UPDATE – The assertion that Grant Shapps was “studious in publishing his full name and biography alongside” the ‘business books’ he released and promoted under the name Michael Green also appears in this letter from lawyers acting on his behalf dated 12 November 2014.]

So, let’s break this down:

Was ‘Michael Green’ merely a ‘pen name’?

In a word: no.

If you look here, here and here, you will see three different profiles of Michael Green from external websites (i.e. websites Shapps has not been able to delete or censor). All of them use the same stock photo of a man who (a) is not Grant Shapps, (b) is younger and more handsome than Grant Shapps, and (c) has considerably more hair than Grant Shapps.

(Please also note the text bragging about his status as an MP who “actually flies his very own personal plane and also lives in a fabulous mansion”. More on this later.)

Grant Shapps is a handsome liar

There is also the small matter of ‘Michael Green’ not merely billing himself as an author, but as ‘President (of) How To Corp’ (a “limited liability company registered in the United Kingdom”). This screen capture is from one of Shapps’ own websites:

Grant Shapps is the President of Liars

But if the ‘HowToCorp’ website itself made it entirely clear who Shapps was, then no harm done, right? Well…

Were Grant Shapps’ full name and biographical details “permanently published on the company’s main website”?

In a word: no.

When all of this blew up in late 2012, Grant Shapps was careful to remove the many, many sites he used to sell his spivvery, including the main site ‘howtocorp.com’. He also took the added precaution of excluding a list of relevant domains from the Web Archive. Normally, this would make it impossible for anyone to go back and check his assertions about what used to appear on this website or that, but there’s more than one archive available, and Mr Clever Clogs here used them to check up on a few things.

I can confidently state as a fact, that yes, at one time, when you visited the main page of howtocorp.com, if you scrolled down to the bottom, you would be able to see a link to ‘Michael Green Biography’. Further, the page it linked to did assert that ‘Michael Green’ was a ‘pen name’.

However…

1. This link/page was removed after Grant Shapps was elected to be an MP

2. The page itself (when it existed) made NO mention of Grant Shapps by name. And here’s the relevant evidence that Mr Shapps tried to hide from us:

Grant Shapps is professional liar with no formal computer training

(Psst! I won’t be showing him where I found it just yet. Last time I did that, he was in a terrible hurry to hide the evidence I was linking to, and I’m not done browsing through it yet.)

Did the name ‘Grant Shapps’ appear “alongside business publications” published in the name of Michael Green?

In a word: no.

The following are all domains owned/operated/promoted by ‘How To Corp’, and I have checked archives/copies of the relevant websites/products in detail, and I can confidently state that none of the following web sites/pages made any mention of Grant Shapps by name alongside any of his so-called “business publications”. You know that old saying ‘three strikes and you’re out’? Here’s thirty:

affiliate-defender.com
create-a-product-seminar.com
createandsellproductsonline.com
easy-download.com
easyezinetoolkit.com
email-policy.org
ezine-editors-list.com
howto-jointventure.com
howtoachievetheswingingolf.com
howtofindhappiness.com
howtopromoteaproduct.com
howtopresent.com
howtopdfcreator.com
howtostartaforum.com
howtowriteanewsletter.com
instant-movie-making.com
internet-policy.org
meaning-of-dreams.com
salesletterpersonalizer.com
ezineformat.com
ezine-promotion.com
howtocorphelp.com
howto-createpopups.com
howtocreatesmartpages.com
howtopriceaproduct.com
management-stress.org
marketing-strategy-internet.com
michaelgreenconsulting.com
web-audio.info
workingdocs.com

Here are two versions that are still accessible in the main Web Archive. Check them out for yourself:
How To Add Audio To Your Website and Dramatically Increase Your Sales Conversion Ratio
How To Create Popups – Easy Popup Generator

The best that could be said on the ‘transparency’ front was that these sites all included a prominent and visible link back to the website ‘howtocorp.com’, which at one time did assert on a single page that ‘Michael Green’ was a pen name, but made zero mention of the name ‘Grant Shapps’, even when it did exist.

(Interesting fact: The fee for a one-hour telephone consultation with ‘Michael Green’ of michaelgreenconsulting.com was a mere US$297 . Also, this was one of many sites where ‘Michael Green’ billed himself as “the owner of the World’s Largest Internet Marketing Forum”.)

When Grant Shapps became an MP, did his work as ‘Michael Green’ end “shortly afterwards”?

In a word: no.

Grant Shapps has at one time made a vague claim about his wife continuing to operate the business in his absence and perhaps even being Michael Green herself from time to time sometime after May 2005, but the audio I linked to in this article clearly dates to August 2007 (more than two years after he became an MP), and there’s no question about it being Shapps himself posing as Michael Green in interview.

Speaking of interviews, here’s ‘Michael Green’ bragging about how easy it was to balance his two workloads in a ‘product’ titled ‘Diary Profits’ (also featuring ‘Peter Twist’):

PETER: Now I think what I always like to point out about yourself is that before
people start saying things like, ‘Oh, I’m so busy. I’m on holiday’ and everything
— I’ve got to explain that you were involved very heavily in public life so this
kind of a — possibly quiet time for you where you don’t have to be in parliament
and such so.

MICHAEL: Well, there is that, but I mean basically this is a hobby for me. This
is — when I want to — it probably sounds like a strange hobby for some people
— but when I want to get away and I want to relax from the daily hustle and
bustle of politics and what have you — then for me — for my weekend or
whatever when I am not doing that stuff — this is relaxation for me. This is how
I relax. I do internet marketing to relax. How about that?

Was this Belinda Shapps writing as ‘Michael Green’? Obviously not, because Belinda is not a Member of Parliament, and the document is based on this audio file featuring Grant’s voice (via).

There’s also little question about Grant Shapps himself being the author of the ‘product’ titled ‘How To Bounce Back From Recession’. I secured an original copy of this document from howtobouncebackfromrecession.com before Shapps managed to throw most of his shady past down a memory hole, and the properties of the PDF file give a creation date of late 2009. By now we’re more than 4 years past the date when Shapps became an MP; almost a full term.

As for any contention that any overlap was inadvertent and easy to forget, it is quite evident that Shapps was as ‘Michael Green’ cashing in on his status as an MP rather than accidentally allowing the two roles to overlap. Plus…

Did Grant Shapps merely make a ‘mistake’ in the ‘cut and thrust’ of an interview almost a decade after the original event(s)?

In a word: no.

Firstly, this defence ignores the legal bullying, which was careful, calculated, and quite deliberate.

Secondly, I have in my archives a copy of a forum post made by Grant Shapps, which is still live if you would care to look into the detail for yourself. The following are some clear denials by Grant Shapps that date back to June 2005 (highlights are mine):

Anyone who has struggled and fought as a self-employed person building up their own business would take some offence from being lumped in wiith those who get elected and as a result of their position, accept paid consultancies. I hope you’ll accept that what I’ve done is entirely different. Just for additional clarity, my print biz now operates without my direct input, so I am a full time MP and completely focused on Welwyn Hatfield.

Interesting debate. The point I was trying to make is that I’m a full time MP. That’s what I do. Those who take the train in the morning will sometimes see me going to London, though my schedule is different everyday due to the unusual business hours at parliament. Before I get on the train I’m working in the constituency on day to day case work, either from home, the constituency office or out and about visiting people and places in Welwyn Hatfield.

In terms of outside interests, I don’t have anything that takes up any significant time. In the past three or four months I have visited my print business just once for a meeting which lasted around one hour. That’s it! I’ve worked hard for 15 years to specifically get the business running without my input.

Naturally when it comes to declaring for the register of interests I will mention my print biz (which as founder, I am still a Director of) and my online marketing company that I run alongside. Salaries are not actually declared in the Register, which is not intended to be a wealth index, but out of interest, I draw very little salary indeed and will be remunerated by dividends at the end of the year if my print business makes money (not a given as anyone in print will tell you). Nothing that I do outside being the MP takes up any more time than say running this forum as a hobby for example and probably far less time than that, as I’ve described.

Shapps was denying being anything other than a full-time MP all the way back in 2005, while at the same time posing as ‘Michael Green’ and busily creating new scams targeting dumb and greedy Americans. If you read the exchange, you can even see the throwaway comment about his “online marketing company”, then someone bringing ‘Michael Green’ up about 6 months later; Shapps responds to this query by changing the subject and defining such queries as ‘personal’. He does not return to the topic.

Thought that dealing with the serious problems of the break-ins in Brookmans Park were more important to post on than a discussion about my personal business, which I’ve properly declared in the members interests – without which we wouldn’t even be having this discussion.

So there you have it; Shapps was actively avoiding the issue while engaging in a pretence of transparency all the way back in 2005. It’s not a mistake he made in recent days a decade after the fact, it is an ongoing deceit that he has maintained for a decade.

If it were otherwise, he would not have gone to such extraordinary (but ultimately futile) lengths to hide his tracks.

There is nothing in the recent statement in defence of Shapps that stands up to any scrutiny. A man of any honour would resign. A party of any integrity would force the issue. But the sad fact is that Shapps is a greedy and dishonest liar, and a valuable member of a deeply tribal group that rewards such behaviour.

On this note I will close by declaring an interest. Recently I passed a confidential letter to Grant Shapps for the attention of the Prime Minister. My letter was about a rather personal and sensitive issue: Conservative fundraising executives who had used false identities to make anonymous allegations of child rape for political gain. Shapps not only refused to take any action himself, he went on to share this confidential letter with people who had no business reading it. He has since refused to answer any questions about that, so I won’t pretend for a second that I’m not enjoying any of this.

UPDATE – More on this subject is available in a full video report hosted at a domain name that used to belong to Grant Shapps, and now belongs to me: trafficpaymaster.com.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 16 March 2015

Category: Consume!, Tories! Tories! Tories!

In recent months, Grant Shapps has been issuing threats of legal action against some people who dared suggest that he was running ‘get rich quick’ schemes under the name Michael Green while he was an MP. Shapp’s aggrieved contention was (a) that there was no attempt to deceive, as this was merely a ‘pen name’ that he used, and (b) that he stopped acting as Michael Green when he became an MP.

On the first point, I have only ever seen evidence of Michael Green being described on the relevant websites as ‘a Member of Parliament’, and certainly not specifically identified as Grant Shapps. We would be able to go to older versions of his websites and check if Shapps and/or his wife hadn’t deliberately excluded the howtocorp.com domain from the Web Archive, and in any case the existence of text bragging that Michael Green is an MP rules out any accidental overlap between his two lives. Grant Shapps was deliberately cashing in on his status as an MP, and he is preventing us from seeing older versions of his site that might allow him to demonstrate that he did so merely in the spirit of transparency.

Further, after several stringent denials, Shapps has since been forced into a humiliating change of position about what he said or did when; he now claims that he ceased operating as Michael Green “shortly after” becoming an MP. My records show that Grant Shapps was still operating as Michael Green over two years after becoming an MP, so I guess your position on this depends on your definition of ‘shortly’.

The new line being wheeled out today by Shapps and other Tory high-ups such as Jeremy Hunt is that this is was all sorted out a long time ago and this is merely a Labour-led plot to undermine that nice Mr Shapps because they fear his campaigning abilities (*cough*) and/or because they “hate business”.

It was after seeing this that I began to take a renewed look at the business interests of Grant Shapps, his wife Belinda Shapps, and his sister Marla Coutts. What I recalled about earlier versions of this ‘web empire’ was confirmed on the first site I checked. Sites like ‘auctiongirl.co.uk’ are clearly registered as if the operation and its key operators (Belinda Shapps and Marla Coutts) are based in the US, and not the UK. This raises questions about what/how any income/profits/earnings are declared in this country; the Tory spin about Shapps being a ‘wealth creator’ depends rather heavily on his family generating wealth in this country and paying a full and fair amount of tax on any associated income.

All of this is mere background to today’s story, but as that story unfolds, I will produce a full shopping list of websites in the Shapps ‘wealth creation’ empire, and I invite bloggers and journalists who are interested in the tax/earnings question to explore the many sites involved at their leisure.

[snip]

UPDATE (17 March) – I was in the process of researching domains in the shopping list I mentioned (which you are still welcome to browse) when I discovered evidence giving Mr Shapps some deniability about the fate of one specific domain (‘savenewbarnfield.com’). I am voluntarily withdrawing the associated text purely because there is now significant room for doubt, but I’m sure you’ll be delighted to learn that what I found instead was much, much juicer:

Grant Shapps is a lying liar who tells lies

:o)

Cheers all.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 23 October 2013

Category: Consume!

Just me wearing a t-shirt out the front of Downing Street the other night. No biggie.

You too can look this cool*. Find out more here.

Pleb at Downing Street

(*Come on, who are we kidding? There’s no way you could look this cool.)








Posted by Tim Ireland at 15 October 2012

Category: Consume!, Tories! Tories! Tories!

We begin today with a hat-tip to data spotter @jolyonjenkins. I urge you to listen to his highly relevant report for BBC Radio 4; Jolyon has been looking into exactly the kind of ‘get rich quick’ spivvery that HowToCorp has been engaging in, and he recently brought to my attention the presence/activities of ‘Sebastian Fox’ in an internet marketing forum hosted at warriorforum.com

Putting aside for a moment those serious unanswered questions about how this product is/was sold (as ‘Michael Green’, Shapps describes something called ‘Joint Level Partners’ in a manner suggesting that his is some form of ‘multi level marketing’ scheme, more commonly known as a ‘pyramid scheme’), here/today I want to focus on the legitimacy of the lead product itself.

The following are two different captures of the same discussion thread at warriorforum.com;

BEFORE: HowToCorp discuss ‘TrafficPaymaster’ at WarriorForum – Thread #1 (Sep 2012 version)

AFTER: HowToCorp discuss ‘TrafficPaymaster’ at WarriorForum – Thread #1 (Oct 2012 version)

What you will notice first is that all mention of detail of the product has been removed on the pretence that the product is now “only available to existing clients”.

There has been a pattern of this kind of behaviour from HowToCorp in response to scrutiny. As Grant Shapps has been assuring the public that everything is above board at HowToCorp, someone has been cleansing the web of visible traces of what he/HowToCorp have been up to; this has included changing the settings/preferences of several domains in order to remove any trace of them from the Web Archive.

There is a lot more detail in the 28 September version to be noted and discussed (as with my earlier/initial post about Wikipedia edits, it is a treasure trove of delights for other bloggers/journalists) but a key point I wish to highlight is ‘Sebastian Fox’ (Grant’s wife) openly bragging about how the product is designed to outwit Google rather than actually meet its content requirements, even after a now-famous update specifically designed to address the problem of junk and/or misappropriated content:

06-28-2012, 07:33 AM

howtocorp
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Re: How To Build An AdSense Empire – here’s the PROOF you can do the same!

Quote:
Originally Posted by seoslug

also in terms of spinning…Google is catching up with spin articles…anyway of making it more unique?

People who say that “Google is catching up with spun articles” simply don’t understand how search engines operate.

Take these two sentences for example:

1. She walked along the road and before long she reached the corner.
2. Strolling along the street she quickly reached the street corner.

Question…

Which of the two sentences above is the original unspun version?

Answer…

Neither. They’re both spun!

The point is that a search engine has absolutely no way of knowing whether a piece of content is “original” or not.

We use TheBestSpinner as our API in TrafficPaymaster. It’s as good as article spinning gets. And it’s way better than is required for a search engine ranking.

Seb.

TrafficPaymaster | Where Will You Send Your Web Traffic Roadblock?

The patronising lecture about search engines is 100% horse hockey, by the way, but what really matters here is that something that is normally very difficult to prove – intent – is very clear.

For all their talk about this product being an alternative to cheating, it is clearly designed to cheat Google and by extension their users, and hard working creators of original content (the system appropriates content written by other people and falsely presents it as original copy).

I would very much like to hear the Tory party chairman Grant Shapps and/or his wife resolve their demonstrable intent with issues such as copyright infringement especially, but – happily – HowToCorp’s position on cheating Google is already crystal clear; it doesn’t count if you don’t get caught!

Here’s another cleansed thread including incriminating data that HowToCorp have tried to erase, and an extract from same. Check out the text I have highlighted in bold:

BEFORE: HowToCorp discuss ‘TrafficPaymaster’ at WarriorForum – Thread #2 (Sep 2012 version)

AFTER: HowToCorp discuss ‘TrafficPaymaster’ at WarriorForum – Thread #2 (Oct 2012 version)

04-18-2012, 04:24 AM

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Re: TrafficPaymaster can send you NEW traffic in 2 hours!

Hi Sandy,

Google may or may not like a particular approach, but the real question is whether there are any signs about how a page has been created. If the answer is no, well then it doesn’t much matter what Google officially thinks.

And that’s where pages produced by TrafficPaymaster are completely different from other WordPress auto-blogging packages. TPM doesn’t produce blog pages at all. In fact these are regular HTML pages which aren’t based on other blog software.

So there’s nothing that distinguishes pages produced by TrafficPaymaster from pages produced by you.

And that’s really the key to the success of TrafficPaymaster | Where Will You Send Your Web Traffic Roadblock?

Check out the TrafficPaymaster blog for loads more detail, feedback and success stories… TrafficPaymaster | Where Will You Send Your Web Traffic Roadblock?

Seb.

Summary: It doesn’t matter what Google thinks; if we can fool it into thinking the content is legitimate, we will have met their requirements for legitimate content. Genius!

What is most incredible about this attitude is how liberating it is. It doesn’t matter how fast you drive; so long as traffic cops/cameras don’t clock you doing it, you’re OK. Further, while police and people generally often frown on burglary officially, so long as no-one catches you coming, going or taking, no offence has been committed. Brilliant, eh? One wonders how much Mr & Mrs Shapps use this thinking outside of their business interests.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 11 October 2012

Category: Consume!, Tories! Tories! Tories!

I’ve just watched Michael Green Sebastian Fox Grant Shapps on #BBCQT and I find myself awe-struck by his chutzpa. I mean, I knew he’d have no choice but to lie to some extent, but to pretend that some irrelevant edits on his Wikipedia page undermine anything published recently about his business interests is extraordinary!

Anyway, I wasn’t going to stand by and allow Grant to hide crucial data from the public while pretending everything’s above board and ship shape and tickety-boo and cleared by the ASA and what have you, so here for your reading pleasure is the full front-page pitch for Michael Green’s 20/20 Challenge; a sales vehicle for his TrafficPaymaster product. To be clear, this is the ‘$20K in 20 days or your money back’ offer that Grant would have you think was being described inaccurately in some quarters. I thought it would be for the best if we could all read the actual text as published and decide for ourselves.

On the subject of that product or any other HowToCorp product that deals/dealt with success in/via search engines, I happen to be a position where I know that Grant Shapps recognises my expertise in this field, so I will ask here, ever so politely in front of all of you nice people, if he might allow me to review his TrafficPaymaster product and/or any of his products that deal/dealt with SEO.

In the meantime, while we wait for Grant’s reply, here’s what he was promising back before Michael Green became his wife. Enjoy.

[NOTE – Random strings of text result from the page being archived with all text, including navigation and any ‘ALT text’ for images.]

At last! A simple… no fuss and proven approach to making money online…

Dear Friend,

Let me ask you something…

What would you do with $20,000 in your bank account in just 20 Days time?

Obviously it’s entirely up to you, but I’ve been surfing the net and here are a few ideas…

You could buy this brand new fuel efficient, environment friendly hybrid Toyota Prius for just $20,419 [okay, you’ll have to find the extra $419 — hint: run this program I’m about to tell you about for an extra day or two].
At 60 miles per gallon and a range of 714 miles on a full tank, it’s no wonder people rave about this remarkable vehicle. So imagine having the money in your bank account to buy one of these money saving gems in just 20 Days time!

Price $20,419

Or maybe you’d prefer to go on a luxury vacation? Hmm, now let’s see for $20k you could go somewhere pretty damn exotic. And obviously you’ll want to do your own research, but how about these lavish surroundings that you could enjoy without stress next month with $20,000 tucked away in your bank account.

Price $20,000/week

This is just one real-life example of what you could do.
Stay in an exquisitely furnished, sophisticated five-bedroom colonial home in Edgartown village with heated luxury pool. Spacious bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, gracious living areas and central air conditioning to cater for your comfort.

At $20,000 for just one week’s rental, it’s not the sort of thing you’d do at a drop of a hat, but if you could earn $20,000 in just 20 Days — well then why wouldn’t you take a well-earned break and relax in these comfortable surroundings?

But Is Earning $20,000 In 20 Days Actually Realistic?

You bet… and in a moment I’m going to show you how almost anyone can do this. And best of all, you don’t even need to have your own product (as of this very moment). Oh, plus you’ll only need to do this very much part-time over a 20 day period (or you can take longer to complete it if you prefer — I provide the timetable, but you can extend it out as you like).

Better still… this is a completely tried and tested system. And in a moment I’ll even show you the evidence!

But first, let’s just check what else you could do with your $20,000? Back to vacations and I’ve found a luxury cruise that might just take your fancy.

Now you may have been cruising before, but this is something completely different. Every room on this 700 guest ship has a balcony and dining is by the famed Le Cordon Bleu® of Paris.
In fact, this is one of the most spacious cruise ships afloat with her staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.6 providing the highest level of personal service in the six-star tradition of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. For $20,000, it’s a special vacation that you’ll never forget!

Price? Well you’ll have no trouble spending your
$20,000 on this six-star cruise liner

Or perhaps you’d like to pursue your own sport or hobby, using your $20,000 towards whatever takes your fancy. Again, I’ve lined up some suggestions, but you’ll know best…

$20,000 can buy you a pre-owned Cessna 150 aircraft.

$20,000 can buy a sports boat to enjoy life.

$20,000 could help you own and keep a horse.

$20,000 could pay for a memorable ski vacation.

$20,000 down payment towards a house or car.

Spend Your $20,000 As You Like
Because The Choice Is Completely Yours…

By now you’ve probably got the idea. You can use your $20,000 for whatever you like. Buy yourself (or the kids) an education, put $20,000 down towards a House or Car. Donate some or all of your newly earned wealth to your favorite charity. Just fill in your own dream below:

Type in your own $20k dream in the box below as a reminder about how you’ll spend the money!

I’ve got to tell you that one of the great secrets to making money online is to actually know what you’ll do with it once it has been earned. By filling out the box above, you’ll help to define your own dreams and goals and in the process you’ll dramatically increase your chance of success with The 20/20 Challenge toolkit.

Once you’ve completed the box above, please carry on reading below…

Who Else Wants To Put $20k
In Their Bank Account In The Next 20 Days?

The problem with most internet marketing programs is that it’s very hard to know whether they actually follow the right money-making strategy. This 20/20 Challenge is completely different.

Why?

Because it actually works. And I can prove it!

You see most internet marketing products revolve around some sort of “get-rich-quick” scheme. Often as not, they’re based around ill-thought-through concepts which have been stolen from other marketers.

This program is completely different. Introducing The 20/20 Challenge Toolkit:

“This Extraordinary New Toolkit From Michael Green
Will Earn You $20,000
Within The Next 20 Days.”

…Or You Can Get Your Money Back!

Now before you dismiss this as sounding “too good to be true”, check out the detail below to get your head around how The 20/20 Challenge will benefit you:

It’s absolutely true. You could realistically haul in $20,000 within just 20 Days!

You’ll be using a tried and tested approach which actually works. I’ll even provide a glimpse of the day by day program at the heart of this system.

The system works from a standing start. No existing product, qualifications or specific skills required. Note: You will want to be computer literate enough to use a computer, create a webpage and understand how to FTP files to commercial server space. In other words, have the first clue about using the internet.

Crazy! Launch your own quality product (without ever having to write or program a single word). Yep, it’s absolutely true and I’ll show you how inside.

This is a self-contained toolkit. It includes absolutely everything you’ll need to succeed. With the only exception being a float of around ten bucks and a domain and webserver space.

Be admired as an expert or “guru” for your work. Sshhh. No need to mention that you didn’t create the product you’re about to sell to great popular acclaim J

Works in just 20 Days even if you only work on it part-time. Plus it’s completely flexible and you can pick and choose when you work on the system.

You can take longer than 20 Days if you prefer and either way you can slot The 20/20 Challenge project around the rest of your life — so there’s no need to feel rushed about achieving your own personal objectives, once you own this toolkit.

Ongoing earnings! Although the system is designed to net you $20,000 within 20 Days (assuming you follow it), there’s nothing which stops the set up from continuing to generate revenue for evermore. Imagine this. An ongoing passive form of income for years to come!

Spend the money as you like! That’s right. I can tell you how to earn the cash. I can even drum up some ideas above about how you might like to spend it. But ultimately the choice about how you spend the money is entirely yours.

Actually earn any amount of money. Yep, that’s right. The 20/20 Challenge targets $20k in 20 Days, but in reality there’s nothing to stop you from earning two or three times that amount using the exact same formula. I have and I’ll show you how to make it happen for you!
Stop Press! Having used the toolkit once to earn your targeted $20k, you can simply use it again to earn another $20k from scratch. Oh, and then you can use it again… and again… and again… and…

Example Of Your Day-By-Day
Cash-Generating Schedule…

Unlike other internet marketing packages which make some vague promises about how you might make some money through your online activities, my 20/20 Challenge toolkit actually gives you a day-by-day program to follow.

Click here to review the full 20 Days schedule.

And while nobody can say precisely where you’ll be on any given day during the program, the table on the left gives a reasonable overview of what you might reasonably expect.

So as you can see, The 20/20 Challenge includes a complete schedule of where you might expect to be with your money-making venture on each on the 20 Days during the program. But what this table doesn’t reveal is that the income generation doesn’t stop at day 20. It just keeps going on and on…

But It Doesn’t Stop At Day 20 –
…Because Your Income Will Continue To Grow!

Just because you’ve reached Day 20 and your $20,000 earnings target, that doesn’t mean that the tap suddenly turns off. Far from it in fact! Perhaps I should explain…

What The 20/20 Challenge does for you is to provide a straightforward approach designed to rake in $20k within 20 Days, but that’s not the end of the story.

Having successfully completed the program everything remains in place and there’s no reason why the sales won’t just keep on coming. In fact my last product called Traffic Czar used The 20/20 Challenge approach and despite the 20 day promotion now being over, I still make ongoing sales. So what you have is an ongoing passive form of income that simply doesn’t stop just because you’ve reached your $20,000 goal.

Actually this couldn’t be easier, but before you go thinking that it’s just too good to be true, check out my real-life example which easily eclipsed the $20k+ target.

And Here’s Yet More Evidence That This Approach
Really Does Work And That You Too Can Bust
Through The $20,000 Target…

In April 2007 I added a new product to my popular ‘How To’ range and called it Traffic Czar.

The product was produced to categorically prove that The 20/20 Challenge system really does work like clockwork. And here are the results…

On the left is a product that I developed and marketed using The 20/20 Challenge system.

That’s right… in just 20 Days, Traffic Czar generated $24,823.00 in pure profit. But then by simply leaving the website up and running that profit-figure continued to grow.

… By Day 37 the toolkit had generated $30,930.00 profit!

And just in case you’re still even just a tiny bit sceptical, I’ve included the full sales data below:

Still want to see even more proof? No problem. You can download my full Excel Sales Spreadsheet here.

“But Won’t I Need My Own Product
To Succeed Online?”

You’re right that virtually every successful online entrepreneur has his or her own product to sell. And The 20/20 Challenge is actually no different.

BUT…

Unlike every other ‘How To’ program, The 20/20 Challenge doesn’t actually require you to personally create your own product. How come?

Well there are literally thousands of sources out there for products which are already complete and just looking for someone to market them. Get this right and you can make money by applying simple marketing techniques.

But before you go imagining that this is therefore some kind of affiliate marketing opportunity… stop right there!

It’s not…

With this toolkit you will own and promote your very OWN product, because that’s the only way to make real money online. It’s just that you won’t have to create it yourself!

I’ll Show You Where To Get Your Own
Products, Without Ever Having To Write A Word
Or Learn A Single Line Of Programming Code!

That’s right… someone else will actually do the work for you. In fact incredibly they’ve already done that work in advance and the package that’s going to earn you $20k in 20 Days is already sitting waiting for you!

So now all you need to do is turn up, choose which product you’d like to market, make it your own by branding it as yours (don’t worry, I provide full detailed instructions about how to do this) and then market your own product to a ready-and-waiting marketplace!

It really couldn’t be easier.

But before you go imagining that this is all too good to be true, just remember that this is precisely the route that I’ve already taken and proven with my own Traffic Czar toolkit. The bottom line is that this approach works as the evidence above proves.

So how is it done?

Well nowadays there’s an abundance of bright and intelligent writers and programmers out there who spend all their time generating impressive scripts, source code, software and books.

Typically these clever people might be in Eastern Europe and beyond.

They spend their time developing these first-class resources, but typically then never actually get around to marketing the products. Instead they allow their work to be rebranded via what’s known as Private Label Rights and generally that’s the last anyone sees or hears of their truly excellent work.

Now since they’ve lost interest in the project, you have the opportunity to pick up where they left off. By using Private Label Rights (or PLR) resources and combining them with a rebranding approach that I’ve devised, plus some great marketing that I’ll show you, you can take what might otherwise be mistaken as apparently worthless products and turn them into huge money-spinners. And I mean really BIG!

The result… you can earn $20,000 (or more) in as little as 20 Days!

“But Won’t Buying The Full Rights
Cost Me An Absolute Fortune?”

No. Far from it when you know where to look. In fact it’s likely to cost you as little as $1.99 and almost never more than 5 bucks or so to own the kind of high-quality products you need in order to earn over $20,000 in just 20 Days. Now how about that for ROI?

And remember. You’re not going to have to write a word or program a single line of code for yourself, but you will need to take the raw product and have it branded as yours.

If you’re fairly computer literate then you might choose to carry out the rebrand yourself. If not (and this is the option that I prefer and use), then you’ll have someone else rebrand the product for you. But don’t worry about that because I’ll provide you with the full detailed instructions and show you precisely how to go about making a 2 buck purchase into a $20,000 mini-fortune!

The 20/20 Challenge Contains A Simple
Day-By-Day Approach To Making Money

Because you’ll want to make your $20,000 by the end of the 20 day program, I’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure your personal success and detailed the entire program.

On the left you can see a copy of The 20/20 Challenge program which comes with this toolkit and details precisely what should be happening on a day-to-day basis (by the way — the right hand column keeps your running accumulative total).

But perhaps the most exciting thing about this program is that it is a part-time program, designed to fit around your busy lifestyle. If you want to take longer than 20 Days to complete the program then that’s fine. But even if you work to just 20 Days, most of the time it still isn’t full time work (not even close in fact). So this will fit around your existing work and life.

Here’s What You’ll Get With
The 20/20 Challenge Toolkit System

The chances are that by now you’d like to know exactly what to expect from this unique toolkit, so here’s where I’m going to let you get a glimpse of the inside track.

The most important thing to know is that with The 20/20 Challenge you won’t be expected to make large additional investments or purchases after you’ve got your hands on this toolkit. In other words, this is not a ‘sellathon’ for other products that you’ll require to succeed. There’s no big so called ‘back-end’ sale. I’m including everything you need in the toolkit itself.

In fact I’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that you’ll get everything you need to succeed with this package. However, you should be aware that you’ll need a couple of inexpensive additions including a domain name, some commercial webspace and a few dollars in change to buy some carefully chosen Private Label Rights (PLR) products — I’ll show you where to find them for as little as 2 bucks! — and possibly some money to spend with a service like Elance or similar (don’t worry I explain this in great detail and you might actually handle this part yourself). If you do go down the Elance route (which is what I did), then you could expect an additional cost of around $30 to $50 probably for a number of products rebranded ($50 bought me 5 excellent rebrands done for example).

I hope that you’ll agree with me that none of these investments is out of kilter with earning $20,000+ online within just 20 Days. But if you’d prefer not to invest anything at all in your future, then click away right now!

Ah, you’re still here, so let’s take a look at what I’ll be showing you inside The 20/20 Challenge Toolkit.

The complete step-by-step instructions detailing the exact system that I personally used to rake in over $30,900+ in just 37 days. With this information in hand, there’s really no reason why you can’t do the same.

Discover how owning your own product is crucial to your own internet marketing success. But…

… Find out how to own your quality, in-demand, product WITHOUT the need to create it yourself from scratch.

Become the rightful owner of *hot*, must-have, products that will have the public biting off your hand to own.

Discover how to construct sales letters that have people pulling out their credit cards when they’re barely one-third of the way down the page. That’s right, all the little tips and tricks that no one else bothered to tell you about (or perhaps they don’t know either).

Find out how to market your product in advance of its completion using a pre-release technique which is so powerful that it’s netted hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past couple of years. And yet barely anyone is using this approach. You will and you’ll benefit — guaranteed!

Revealed: How to vacuum up Joint Venture partners to the point where you’re virtually having to fight them off. I mean it. You’ll be able to pick and choose who you work with and on what terms.

Attract affiliate marketers to your product and receive a secondary boost as your sales accelerate through the roof and off the chart.
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Experience the eye-watering phenomenon of daily sales levels that you may never have experienced before online. It’s all do’able because of the unique combination of The 20/20 Challenge approach, not found in any other known online product!

Experience how this system shows you how to automate your online business like never before. As part of your 20 day challenge you’ll be leveraging partners from around the globe for your product and your sales drive. And don’t worry, I show you how to do it all in step-by-step chunks. This really is almost child’s play!

Discover how simple pointer emails from you can quickly and easily multiply up your income with alarming efficiency.

Find out how deadlines sell and then use this information to your own advantage by ramping up your sales and income during the final 72 hour of the 20 day period.

Delight in building a range of products that goes well beyond the $20k in 20 Days target and carries on providing you with passive income forevermore!

Now you’ve learned the ropes, making your first $20,000 in 20 Days, just repeat as frequently as you like.

So What Have You Got To Lose?

Let’s face it. An opportunity to earn $20,000 in 20 Days doesn’t come along very often (perhaps never again in your lifetime) and as you sit there reading this you have two options:

1
Ignore this by clicking away to the next website. Result? You definitely won’t make $20,000 through this program in the 20 Days after you get your hands on the toolkit.

2
Take positive action and find out whether you’re still in time to own a copy of this strictly limited availability 20/20 Challenge package.

And the crazy reality of the situation is that as of this moment, you have absolutely nothing to lose by giving this a go!

That’s because the system is 100% guaranteed and if you decide that it doesn’t work for you, well then that’s your decision and judgement, not mine. I won’t be asking you for evidence or proof as to what really happened. In fact I’m prepared to make this straightforward pledge and put it here in black and white for you:

But This Sounds So Simple That There’s
Got To Be A Catch — Will I Be Able To Afford
The 20/20 Challenge Toolkit?

First of all you need to understand that just like anything else in life, this program isn’t going to work for you if you simply pick up a copy and then leave it lying there. Ownership alone isn’t going to make you money!

But what makes The 20/20 Challenge such a remarkable package is that if you’re successful in getting hold of a copy and you simply follow the day-by-day instructions, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to replicate the success that others are having and make at least $20,000 in 20 Days.

So how much should a package like this cost?

Well we know the potential income is $20,000, but that’s only over 20 Days and there are two other factors we need to bear in mind.

1
As you’ve seen from my actual profit example above, this approach will continue to earn you money after 20 Days (it earned me $30,930 in 37 Days for example) and so the value of the toolkit is obviously greater than $20k.

2
Having earned your first $20k, there’s absolutely nothing to stop you from using The 20/20 Challenge toolkit again… and again… In fact you can keep rolling this program out each month, making the total potential income $20,000 x 12 months or $240,000 from this incredible program!

So here it is…

If you put this toolkit to work then you could repeat the system every month for the next year and potentially net nearly $1/4 million.
Now this isn’t an earnings guarantee and you should read the earnings disclaimer. But that said, we know that this system works because I’ve posted the evidence above. I include day-by-day instructions about every step that you need to take to make the program work for you and on the basis that it could net you a vast fortune this is one set of instructions that must be worth a fair amount.

So what’s a fair price tag for The 20/20 Challenge? Well it’s tempting to sell the system for around $10,000.

That way your Return On Investment would be doubled when you successfully complete the first month of this program and earn $20,000. And in many ways that sounds fair enough.

However, I know that there are some folks out there who simply won’t be able to stump up $10,000 in one go, even though they might be prepared to take the risk. So I’ve contemplated a lower price break…

How about if I cut the purchase price in half and offer this incredible, money-spinning, package for just $5,000? I know that this would mean that many more people would enjoy the benefits of The 20/20 Challenge. And so for a while I’d fixed the price at $5,000. After all, when you set that aside my profit from using the system over just 37 Days, then you’ll see that $5,000 would be great value for money!
My mind was nearly made up with regard to the price point, yet something still continued to play on my mind.

While I know that at $5,000, this toolkit would be worth every penny, I was also pretty certain that this figure would put off some of the very people who I’m most keen to help. So I went back to the drawing board and tried to imagine a price that would allow more people to participate.

How about I charge just 10% of the true $5,000 worth of this toolkit?

That means that you could pick it up for only $500, rather than $5,000. Whoa, now that seems more than fair! Okay, I’ll be giving away a lot of value at a deeply discounted price, but I also understand that some folks won’t be in a position to take the $5k plunge right now, whereas $500 would be plausible.

And that’s it, this toolkit will sell for $497 after the launch offer. That’s a real bargain because as you know the anticipated first 20 Day income is $20,000 and you’ll immediately appreciate the incredible ROI with this toolkit.

So for those who act right this minute (and I mean today Wednesday September 12, 2012Monday September 10, 2012 ), I have an extra-special treat in store.

If you go ahead and order your own copy right this minute, then I’m going to let you have the entire 20/20 Challenge toolkit at half price!

Yes that’s right, rather than paying $497, you’ll pay just $247. But you’ll still receive everything that you’ve just been reading about, plus an incredible extra bonus below, as a reward for acting during this post-launch period.

How come I’m making this one-off offer to you?

Simple. You’ll notice that although I’ve posted my own compelling proof of success on this website (see right hand graphic), but what I want is a few individuals to provide me with their own testimonials once they’ve put this toolkit to good use. So what I’m prepared to do during this post-launch period is let a small number of people get hold of a copy at half-price in return for a testimonial once you’ve encountered the success I’ve been telling you all about.
Here’s my actual Excel Spreadsheet with all the details.

Although I’d appreciate a testimonial, there’s no absolute requirement to provide one. That’s because I want it to come from your heart and as a launch owner you’ll still enjoy all the benefits of the toolkit, plus this very special bonus which won’t automatically be available to full-price purchasers later on.

Act Today Wednesday September 12, 2012Monday September 10, 2012 And I’ll Throw In 10 Products
That You Can Rebrand And Sell Immediately!

That’s right. In addition to getting your hands on this groundbreaking toolkit at 50% discount (only during this post-launch period), I’ll also throw in 10 products that you can immediately take, rebrand and sell as your very own!

Yes, it really is that simple because with the The 20/20 Challenge toolkit, I’ll show you how to earn $20,000 in just 20 Days by taking ownership of a single product, branding it as your own and marketing it. So now imagine what you could do if you actually owned 10 products to use right off the bat!

Remember the system I’m about to teach you enables you to go out and find literally thousands of potential products to take, rebrand and sell. But what I’m about to do here is take away the work and provide you with 10 suitable products, ready to use to make you rich.
But remember, this is a bonus that I’m providing during this launch period and in addition to the 50% discount. It represents an astonishing deal that will be gone if you walk away now. So pick up your copy right away.

Let’s Quickly Recap On Exactly
What’s Included In This Incredible Package

You’ll get everything that you’ll need to succeed with your 20/20 Challenge!

That’s right. You’ll receive The 20/20 Challenge toolkit which includes the valuable owner’s manual, packed with all the detail you need including every single step that you must take to ensure that you achieve your money-making $20k target.

You’ll receive access to The 20/20 Challenge Client Only Forum where help, support and comradeship; even split down into assistance on a day-by-day basis will be available. And you’ll get your own 20 day marketing challenge schedule to keep on your desk or pin on your wall to help you follow the straightforward step-by-step guidance.

Then as a special bonus you’ll also receive 10 ready-to-be-rebranded products, each of which are individually capable of earning you your $20,000 target!

And as a special thank you for acting right away, I’m throwing in yet another secret bonus, which you’ll find out about once you’ve completed your purchase.

Don’t Miss The Boat —
Book Your Copy Right This Minute!

The sad fact is that, much as I’d like to, I can’t allow everyone who would like a copy to get their hands on the remarkable 20/20 Challenge toolkit.

You see, I don’t believe in spreading my secrets too widely and when a program works as effectively as this one and could genuinely sell for $5,000 to $10,000 a time, I’m simply not prepared to let it get out there at this ultra-low launch price for long.

Copies remaining?

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The traffic light currently indicates yellow. This means that copies of The 20/20 Challenge are currently available. However the light can turn red at anytime and then no further orders will be accepted at 1/2 price with the additional bonuses. Click here to order now before the launch offer ends.

I’m keeping a close eye on the copies sold and the traffic light system above indicates how many copies are left and the moment the light turns red, the pre-sale will be withdrawn and you will have completely missed your chance to own a copy.

Act Immediately To Secure Your Copy
By Clicking Here Now

Special Order Notice:
This toolkit has only just been launched meaning that you’ll receive a huge discount for booking your copy now, as well as additional bonuses, including 10 ready-to-rebrand products.

Please note that this toolkit is delivered digitally over the internet. This means that I can provide updates and enhancements without physically reshipping.

(Order now to guarantee access to The 20/20 Challenge Toolkit
at this hugely discounted post-launch price)
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Note: You will be able to get immediate access your The 20/20 Challenge Toolkit

Yours sincerely

Michael Green

P.S. Let’s just do a reality check here as you weigh up your decision as to whether to purchase this The 20/20 Challenge toolkit. If someone walked up to you and offered you the chance to earn $20,000 over just 20 Days and give you your money back if you weren’t successful, shouldn’t you be grabbing the opportunity with both hands? Well that’s precisely what’s on offer here. So please grab it before that traffic light turns red!

P.P.S. Think about this. You have absolutely nothing to lose, and absolutely everything to gain by grabbing a copy of this toolkit while you can. Let’s face it, even if you only make $10,000 over 20 Days, then the chances are you’d find a useful home for all that cash — am I right? But you could make the full $20,000 or even more (I made over $30,900+ in just 37 Days and all I did was to follow my own clearly laid out advice which you’ll find in detail in the The 20/20 Challenge toolkit. Sometimes there are opportunities which are just too good to miss. This is one such occasion. So book your copy now.

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UPDATE – Almost forgot this special treat; a sneak peek behind the scenes of the 20/20 challenge, with all content officially approved by Michael ‘power of veto’ Green:

Behind the scenes of Michael Green’s 20 Day Challenge

UPDATE – Via @AnyaPalmer, a part-archive of ‘Michael Green’ products, and an illuminating audio interview!

UPDATE (12pm, 12 Oct) – More illuminating data for you, folks. Let’s start with this quote from Grant Shapps:

Before I was in politics, I used to write business publications under the pen name Michael Green” – Grant Shapps

That’s what Grant Shapps said on BBC Question Time last night when confronted with text describing his now-infamous ’20/20 challenge’.

This is not the first time that Grant has claimed or implied that certain HowToCorp products pre-date his activity as an MP, and I have no regrets blowing this outright lie out of the water.

The entire site for the ’20/20 challenge’ only came into being in August 2007, two years after Shapps became an MP, and that is evidenced by the original registration date of the relevant domain name; the2020challenge.com

Domain: the2020challenge.com
Cache Date: 2007-09-10
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Server: whois.godaddy.com
Created: 2007-08-02
Updated: 2007-08-02
Expires: 2009-08-02

Registrant:
HowToCorp
326 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: THE2020CHALLENGE.COM
Created on: 02-Aug-07
Expires on: 02-Aug-09
Last Updated on: 02-Aug-07

Administrative Contact:
Green, Michael michael@howtocorp.com
HowToCorp
326 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
United States
2069841365 Fax —

Technical Contact:
Green, Michael michael@howtocorp.com
HowToCorp
326 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
United States
2069841365 Fax —

Further, when confronted with evidence like this, what Grant likes to do is pretend that his wife has been Michael Green (and/or perhaps ‘Sebastian Fox’) and handling all of the business since 2005.

That’s even easier to refute; here is the unmistakeable voice of Grant Shapps posing as Michael Green in an extended audio interview promoting that same ’20/20 challenge’ that he now pretends was conceived/produced before 2005 (untrue) and/or without his involvement (equally untrue).

Grant Shapps is lying. Grant Shapps is lying shamelessly, and he just did so on national television on a crucial question about his business interests.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 9 February 2012

Category: Consume!, Teh Interwebs, The Political Weblog Movement, Tories! Tories! Tories!

I’ve recently had cause to submit a subject access request to the advertising network MessageSpace. After spending weeks dodging the issue, Jag Singh finally issued a cursory response, but ultimately refused to disclose the data he had earlier acknowledged I was due under the Data Protection Act. Jag Singh also failed to disclose paperwork involving my ex-directory home address and how he came by this sensitive information.

When first confronted about the source of this address, which was not readily accessible by any legitimate means, Jag Singh claimed that he “forgot” how he came by it.

When compelled by law to produce any and all paperwork that included that same address, Jag Singh claimed that it had been “thrown away”.

So please be advised that you would do well to avoid sharing any personal data with MessageSpace, because if you find yourself on the wrong side of Jag Singh or anyone involved in the offshore company that operates out of his open-plan office (see: Global and General Nominees, the contraceptive device used by gossip bloggers Paul Staines and Harry Cole), then there is a very good chance that those personal details will be handled inappropriately, if not used against you in a needlessly intimidating manner.

[Psst! Click here to see Paul Staines complaining about someone handling his personal details inappropriately.]

UPDATE (16 Feb) – I can confirm that Jag Singh has no comment to make about any of the above. Instead of facing up to serious questions about their handling of sensitive data, MessageSpace choose to avoid the issue, and for as long as this post remains live without a further update, that’s the way it stands. I mention this last bit because Jag Singh has an unfortunate habit of pretending matters have been settled when they have not.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 23 January 2012

Category: Consume!, Old Media, Teh Interwebs, Tories! Tories! Tories!

Well, my scanner had flatbed kittens last week, but in the end this minor delay turned out to be a very good thing indeed. Not only did Tim Bell fail to offer any challenge to my publishing quite clearly (and accurately) that he was a shameless liar and convicted public masturbator, he made it absolutely clear that he is entirely unrepentant about deceiving the public, and fully deserving of what is to follow.

So, before we go to the PR industry with this one simple demand…

PR companies/professionals should reveal the name any profile(s) they use to edit Wikipedia, state this plainly in the ‘About Us’ section of their website, and link back to that same website from their Wikipedia profile(s).

… we are going to warn the public about this shady operator and in doing so (a) reveal the limits of Bell Pottinger’s reputation-management capabilities (b) display the capacity of powerful lobbying tools now accessible to the general public, and (c) show quite clearly why PR/marketing professionals can no longer afford to conduct themselves in the way that Tim Bell has been for most of his adult life.

If you would like to join this lobbying group, all those who agree with the above stated aim are welcome, and from today I begin the first round of recruitment by inviting experienced bloggers especially to contact me with:

1. Name or nickname
2. URL of your main/personal blog

[MINI-UPDATE – Note I said ‘experienced bloggers especially‘. This does NOT equate to ‘experienced bloggers only’. New(ish) blogs will still carry sufficient authority to be useful, so don’t be thinking your blog is too insignificant or not good enough. So long as your blog is mature enough to have gathered a positive response or three, you should be good to go. Happy to make this clear.]

Shortly after, I will then send you a random* chapter from Mark Hollingsworth’s book The Ultimate Spin Doctor: Life and Fast Times of Tim Bell, along with a copy of the Index and Notes/References (for participants who may wish to explore a relevant chapter/publication for more information).

From there your task will be to publish an extract of the book from your chosen chapter, and write an original article to accompany it that attempts to put the material into context or otherwise educate your readers about its significance.

I’m greatly tempted to list some of the wonderful revelations lurking in this book that have yet to become properly evident to Google and other search engines, but rather than ruin any surprises, I will simply ask you to imagine a version of Forrest Gump based primarily in the 80s and 90s, featuring a far less sympathetic lead character who staggers from one disaster to the next with barely a thought for anybody but himself and those who might contribute to his success.

It is about to become clear to anyone who searches for Tim Bell’s name why he should not be trusted with anyone’s reputation, and that the main reputation he has been working on all these years is his own ill-deserved reputation in reputation-management.

If you’d like to join the project, and you have a seasoned blog in good standing, please do get in touch.

PS – Yes, I am perfectly happy for anonymous bloggers to participate in this stage especially for as long as Tim Bell continues to pretend that it was (and is) acceptable for Bell Pottinger to edit Wikipedia anonymously and otherwise engage in secret lobbying. You will not be expected to withdraw your article should he suddenly change his mind on this front (not least because your actions will not equate to his unless you’re an opponent or business rival of Bell’s who just happens to have a long-standing anonymous blog in their arsenal), but personally I will cease handing out chapters to anonymous parties and linking to same should Tim Bell suddenly pledge to change the habit of a lifetime.

(*Where I am familiar with a particular blogger’s strengths, I reserve the right to choose a chapter that best suits their unique capabilities and/or their familiarity with some of the relevant names/issues.)








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