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Our Nasty Experience With Simon Emery’s OIO Publisher Plugin

A few months ago, we bought a plugin licence from OIO Publisher which has Simon Emery as its executive. OIO Publisher was a WordPress plugin that promised, among other things a marketplace for publishers and advertisers.

Some members of our team had discouraged us from buying OIO Publisher licence in the first place. They said this because the OIO Publisher team has the nasty habit of not answering customer emails.

But the team decided to buy the licence anyway because we wanted to access the vaunted OIO Publisher advertisers Marketplace. Vaunted by who? Vaunted by a top SEO expert whom we will not mention here.

What was the bargain? OIO Publisher promised (among other things) to give us access to its marketplace of advertisers.

After buying the plugin licence we never saw any such marketplace. It was then we remembered a bad review someone had written about OIO Publisher before our purchase.

In the review, the person complained about the OIO Publisher team’s habit of not replying customer distress messages.

The person advised OIO Publisher to consider closing its plugin and stop collecting money from unsuspecting clients if it has abandoned the plugin.

Fast-forward to early this month, we went to the OIO Publisher website and we just got a message that the plugin has been discontinued. Just like that. No offer to refund monies of those who recently purchased the ‘service’.

Our experience: Simon Emery took the money but didn’t give the service paid for.

To Simon Emery and the OIO Publisher team. You have betrayed the trust of online customers in your products.

A business paid you for something. You pocketed the money but never delivered. You probably knew you’d close your business in a few months but unethically kept collecting payments for services you never intended to render.

People, strongly consider this before you do any new business with the former OIO Publisher team. If they don’t answer your emails, consider it a Big Red sign.

Lesson To Publishers: Always seriously consider your gut feelings/hunch before making a purchase decision on the internet. Don’t depend just on ‘expert’ opinion. That opinion might once have been relevant, but companies and people do change.

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9 Steps To Blogging Success By enniefawole

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Bloggers Come And See 4 Reasons People Read Blogs

If you are a blogger, its important to know the motivations of your audience. That knowledge can help you better shape your content to suit them.

The more you know, about what drives your blogs audience (and all blog audiences), the better you can give them what they want.

That’s why Facebook is a $200 billion business, isn’t it? They really try to do their homework in this department (appart from Cambridge Analyitca et al, that is).

Socrates said ‘know yourself and know all things’. I could add ‘know your readers motives and know ‘all things’ about blog traffic. Lol. But seriously: Find below 4 reasons people read in no certain order, according to a recent audience research of US readers:

  1. For Pleasure: In the US, women (84%) are more likely than men (75%) to