As I previously cover in What Acteva sales staff, all of the money that was being collected by the NPO’s went to fund Social World. At first glance, its a one page site. All the website is a phone number, email address and location.
I decided to viewed the source code and found that the noindex nofollow codes were added. This is block the search engines from indexing the site and allowing it to show up in the search results. There is a lot of extra coding for simple 1 page site.
I then decided to see if any pages had been indexed in Google and found a stagering 14,100 pages had been indexed. More alarming is the fact that Acteva left thier files open. I guess the private social network is not so private after all.
Social world history
The Website was first registered on Jan 7th, 2004. The records were last updated on March 3rd, 2013. The contact on file is Bill Briner. I am shocked that Pankaj Gupta is not the registered owner of this site since it is his company.
According the beta folder that was left open.
125 files were uploaded on August 16th, 2012
20 files were upload in 2013
18 files uploaded March 1st 2103
1 file uploaded on March 18th 2013
1 file was uploaded on May 7th, 2013
(please note upload may mean udpated or altered and replaced)
We do see that the CSS files were created in 2006. The CSS files were not created by Acteva employees. Its not uncommom to outsource the coding and design work. Acteva is an event management company and not a team of coders.
Social World a Facebook knock off
After I looked over the layout of Socialworld it appears to be a really bad Facebook knockoff. There is an option to login with your LinkedIn account. Not everyone is using social media and if they are, they do not want to connect everything. The layout is a mess. If this is Acteva’s saving grace, then they are in real trouble.
You can create groups in all of the other social media sites already. With G+, FB, twitter and LinkedIn being free, why would you want to pay to be part of a new network.
If you are one of the NPO’s or groups that Acteva owes, money to, contact me today so I can provide you with the steps to take to try and recoup your money now.