iLSuL6ana is a LIAR! And it’s all for $$$.

Lots of readers commented and emailed me because they wanted me to make a post about iLSuL6ana, a blog that as far I can tell consists of nothing but boring advertising. There doesn’t seem to be any effort at all in the posts and you can tell because a lot of it is copy pasted and any attempt at original writing looks like smeared beans on a grill.

Whatever, what else is new with for greedy bloggers in Kuwait? But then I clicked on the Advertise With iLSuL6ana page and two things caught my eye.

First, iLSuL6ana has such a difficult time keeping up advertising for the site that they actually hired a company called Ghaliah Technology to take care of all their advertising upkeep. I guess clicking a couple times to put an ad in an ad space requires you to be a rocket scientist, or at least that’s what iLSuL6ana believes.

Second, there is a straight up lie on the page. Check out this screenshot they posted for views for May 2012:

Bullshit. No way did they get over 1 million views for just one month on their sad attempt of a blog. And you can easily prove that it’s fake by checking their Alexa Page. Under the page views you can see there was a slight bump in views during the end of May 2012, but no way did that bump give them over 1 million page views.

And using other sites that give information about website views supports this argument, like this graph from SiteLogiq:

Based on that graph their average page views on May 2012 was 10,000, but let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and say on average they had 15,000 views per day. 15,000*31 days in May = 465,000 page views for the month. Half of what they’re claiming it is.

I know what you’re thinking. “But it’s a screenshot! It must be real!” Hah. What’s so fishy about this very case is that usually when someone posts one of these “page views images” they directly link to a site that shows the stats, or at least provide a larger screenshot providing proof that it’s their own stats for their website. Instead, they posted a screenshot which could easily be faked. Hell, here’s my best attempt using Microsoft Paint:

So why would they do this. Easy answer: $$$$$. They put that screenshot right on the “advertise with us” page so that companies can see that they get “over 1 million views a month” and quickly pay iLSuL6ana to get their ads up and get lots of views. That is really dishonest and just goes to prove that iLSuL6ana cares about nothing but money.

But hey, I could be wrong. So that’s why I’m calling you out iLSuL6ana. Show us proof or come clean!

45 comments

  1. mishref

    i check ilsul6ana to entertain my wife iand see what bullshit is going on in kuwait while we are abroad. It should be a log of broadcast rather than a blog.
    I can even go further and stamp it with “Cheesy” Stamp if one exists

  2. Caesar Fernandes

    mOST OF kuwait’s blogs are riddled with obtuse , dull and creativity-challenged posts. If you extract their My SQL schemas, you’d probably find 0.1% text content, and 99.9% youtube embed code.

  3. JJ

    She spray paints female model’s upper chest and thighs when using fashion shots. Totally retarted. I told her she should work for the Ministry of Information censorship division, the guys with the happy black marker.

  4. Na

    You have creative crIticism and just plainly attacking people ( your making it a personal issue) , with your attacks on random blogs you are going to be sued in a week tops, and already a few bloggers have mentioned suing you already..we do have freedom of speech but you also can’t go around stating things or just randomly attacking and pin pointing people, so enjoy it while it last because with the way your writing all it shows is your jealous and pretty much have nothing better to do..

  5. TheyReallyDoSuck

    Sued? Jealous? You really do take yourselves seriousely “Bloggers”. I mean you guys REALLY still think ilsul6ana is a blog anymore?? It’s a blog as much as Alwasset is.
    And as for that Mark dude, he was sued by a restaurant that refused to pay him for a good review, I can’t believe how ppl made big drama outta of it and couldn’t see that.

  6. miszbuf10

    It is quite possible to get sued for dumb ass shit like making fun of someone here. Lol, me being American, my husband warned me not to give anyone here the finger if they pissed me off because if I did they may sue me. seriously?

  7. Bo Bader

    وايد تذكر/ تذكرين الإعلانات والفلوس اللي ياخذونها البلوقرز (هذي القمندة) وهذا اللي ذابحك/ذابحج، شوفلك شي مفيد تسويه بحياتك وإترك الحسد عنك، بوستاتك اللي فيها هجوم عالأشخاص تملل

  8. Anon

    Suing? Really?

    It’s funny how “bloggers” think they’re celebrities x”D

    For those who don’t know why mark got sued, because he reviewed a restaurant that is rival to his ex-company (Not exactly THE company but a branch or the mother company). Doing so would give false bad publicity (regardless if it was an honest review or not).

    If mark wasn’t employed back then benihana wouldn’t have been able to even approach him legally.

    Again, most of our bloggers think they’re celebrities… KAK!

    • kuwaitblogssuck

      Kuwait bloggers think they’re celebrities because they’re put on a payroll from companies and invited to big events and given free stuff all the time. So then, they don’t post any real reviews and instead just post good things 24/7 because if they don’t they’ll lose all the money. It completely contradicts what a blog is supposed to be.

      And now some of these bloggers are scared to lose their advertising because big companies are going to find this page when they google their blogs and find out the truth, so they’re coming here and screaming “personally attacking me” and yet I haven’t.

      • Shiz

        “Kuwait bloggers think they’re celebrities because they’re put on a payroll from companies and invited to big events and given free stuff all the time.”

        I’d do a little bit of research before making this claim. Not all bloggers go to these invitational events and not all bloggers receive free stuff. Some bloggers will be given something (like electronics or a car) for a limited time to write a review but that’s about it. Some will write honest reviews others wont. Also, bloggers make revenue from advertisements placed on their websites, not by getting paid by companies who send them invites to big events.

        And you have personally attacked a few bloggers in your earlier posts, you might have thought you were writing satire or whatever, but it can come off as an attack. For example your post on CrazyinKuwait (you called her stupid lol) or your Marky Mark post.

        • kuwaitblogssuck

          I think you should make the logical connection between me saying Kuwait celebrities do these things doesn’t mean all Kuwait bloggers are like this. Just the ones that act like celebrities. I have done my research. I follow Kuwait blogs and have been for a couple of years. I’ve seen the degradation with my own eyes.

          I suggest you read the crazyinkuwait post and come to your own conclusions. I call it like I see it and backed up my claim, and made a second post where crazyinkuwait herself came out with the truth. The point was to criticize, not attack.

          The Marky Mark post was user submitted.

          Please read the posts cutie. You jump to conclusions way too quickly. Hehe❤.

      • Shiz

        Well you kind of give the impression that you’re generalizing. As for CrazyinKuwait, it’s still a personal attack when you call her stupid, there are other ways to go about criticizing people without calling them names. Also, even if content is submitted by a user, it’s posted on your blog, saying that a user personally attacked a blogger isn’t an excuse. You have a good thing going here and I understand you don’t want to “censor”, but you can choose your content, at the end of the day, what did that post accomplish?

        • kuwaitblogssuck

          Hm, maybe you’re right. Maybe I should tone done the direct name calling. Thanks for the help.❤

          And oh trust me, I did edit a lot of what The Wizard submitted hehe. What did that post accomplish? It accomplished criticizing Mark and starting a big discussion. It's the most commented post on the blog yet. It's all for fun and jest. Even Mark posted about me on his blog. Would he do that if he was hurt? And if you actually read that post I doubt you wouldn't laugh. It's pretty fun.

          We're here for the laughs. Don't take it personally or feel attacked.😀

      • Shiz

        Anytime. I think you have something that can become pretty big if you just go about things responsibly. Avoid entries as extreme as Wizards and focus more on content. Your recent posts about Ansam and this particular post are two fine examples of going about things really well. Especially this post, it was like you did some detective work😛

        As for Mark, I don’t think he cares because a few years ago there was a guy who did something similar, but took it to a whole other level. He created a blog that looked exactly like 248 and every post was a personal attack and he also used personal pictures. It was pretty… interesting. I think if you search through 248 you might find a mention of it.

        Another issue is the people who comment here don’t all get that you’re doing it for laughs or for fun and throw out insults left and right, but you can’t really control that and hopefully over time they’ll wither out to proper comments with proper discussions. Anyways, goodluck with all this.

  9. Just Lil' ol Me

    To sue someone would require evidence ‘Libel’ has actually taken place. In this case (the things posted on this blog so far) do not constitute Libel and any half-decent Attorney could easily defend that. A person can only be found guilty of committing Libel if they wrote derogatory statements about an individual they KNEW were NOT true, and these statements resulted in damage to the victim’s reputation and caused them ‘loss’ — either credibility, a job, money, etc. On this blog opinions have been expressed, strong opinions even. However, if this individual wants to express themselves, they have every right to do so as long as they’re not purposely making up lies to cause another person harm. Period.

    Next: Restaurants, etc. invite bloggers to their soft openings for a couple of reasons.
    1. Inviting a bunch of people to an ‘event’ and passing out a little bit of free food is far cheaper than paying a focus group. Brilliant marketing technique by the way.
    2. The need to feel important by bragging about ‘VIP invites’ etc., ensures these bloggers will then post about the event they attended. Resulting in free advertising for the organization. Another brilliant marketing technique.
    3. Cater to the mass egos and you’re guaranteed a successful business in Kuwait.

    Additionally: Mark didn’t work for the competition of Benihana, he worked for an Advertising Agency which wasn’t handling their account. But there’s never been any evidence his negative ‘review’ (opinion) was prompted by anything related to his former employer, or due to Benihana refusing to pay him for a positive review.

    Finally; Love your blog!❤

  10. Wizurrr

    The Wizurrr is back, sul6ana or however you write your “name” I just cannot believe that you would actually go to hell and back to lie about the amount of views on your nasty blog. Come on, 1 million? really? I mean REALLY? How many views would you have if you actually run a helpful blog? I wouldn’t be surprised if the gods from all the Greek mythology would be visiting your blog for “tips” (watch out for this exaggerated lie from ilsu6ana).

    The dude yammering about not all bloggers attending those invitational events, man gimmi a break! who doesn’t love free ‘ish? (Huh Mark?) I’m sure as I’m sure I’m breathing right now that not a single “blogger” in Kuwait would turn down any of those “events”.

    Note that I put a lot of words in quotations, that is for the sole reason that these so-called “bloggers” really believe that they are big shots in their own little fantasy worlds. Not a single one of you is really known in the real world. For instance, if i saw Mark or ilsul6ana in the street, I wouldn’t be jumping up and down, OMG it’s Mark!!! It’s ilsul6ana!! Get off it guys. You’re as mediocre as mediocre can be.

    • Shiz

      If you actually read Marks blog you’ll know that he’s only given items to review for a limited time and then hands them back. Logically speaking, what would (for instance) X-Cite or whatever shop gain by giving mark an expensive camera? He’s reviewing the camera, not the shop. He’s usually pretty honest when it comes to review electronics too, he’s not constantly saying good things. And when he does get items, he usually raffles them out on his blog and gives his readers free items, it doesn’t happen often, but it does happen, how many other blogs do that?

      Also, when was the last time Mark posted about an event he was invited to?

      • Wizurrr

        Raffle them out on his blog? I am almost certain that was done once, and what better way to attract more airheads than to raffle something that he got for free? Trust me buddy he’s not doing you any favors.

        His reviews, I couldn’t give two shiznits about his “reviews”. They are not reviews, they are his personal opinions. It’s like asking an accountant to review the details and specifications of a military drone, what does the accountant know about drones? Nothing! same applies to a Marketer, what does he know about phones, cameras etc other than what a person off the side of road with a computer and internet access would? Nothing! They’re both dishing out their useless, pointless opinions.

      • Shiz

        It was actually done a handful of times. It might have been last year during eid where he gave away something every day. Don’t really remember anymore. Most recently was maybe, a month ago.

        And what are reviews? Reviews are someones personal opinions on something. Mark seems to do a decent job at reviewing things for what they are. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out how a camera works, what’s good in it or what’s bad in it. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be able to write a review on a electronics in general. It takes experience and he seems to have the experience needed to know what he likes and what he doesn’t. It’s a whole different matter if you agree with him or not.

        Now if you don’t like his opinions then that’s a separate matter. Doesn’t mean he’s bad at reviewing things.

  11. Just Lil' ol Me

    I would really LOVE to see a post about bloggers who create business cards and hand them out upon meeting people. As if blogging is their business. Oh. My. God. And the ones who hand their ‘blogger business card’ to the Hostess seating them at a restaurant while introducing themselves as a blogger in hopes of getting their meal for free. This is a true sign of someone basically begging for a meal while displaying absolutely zero ‘class’ — borrowing your tagline there.🙂

  12. wiiwii ya wiiwii

    You’ve got catchy blog titles and interesting posts..
    Superb, honest and straight from the heart.. LAAAKIN I totally agree with Shiz! cool it down a “bit” =P
    Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts in the future =)
    LOVELOVELOVE!

  13. Sera

    You’ve got to keep this up! It’s become my daily amusement now. Kuwait has by far the saddest blog scene ever. They aren’t bloggers. Mere puppets.

  14. Sammy Boy

    Strangely enough, I just found out that Mark from 248am blog, works as a director in Ghaliah Technology. So the innards of the Kuwait blogging community is all entwined….

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