Hi folks, I just thought I'd share something interesting that came about yesterday. I was contacted by one of my long-time customers, I look after their estate agent website. He employed a new chap in his office that reckons he's a bit of a 'web guru' (to use his own words). Anyway he alerted my customer to a discrepancy in the stats I was providing and the stats as shown by one of his 'professional tools'. It turns out it was urlspy.co.uk - so I ran a check myself. Incidentally, my customers site has been around for 10 years and is one of the busiest estate agent websites in Scotland. Here's the lowdown on what URL spy says: Monthly pages viewed: 1,250 ------ its actually 300,000 Monthly Visitors: 1,400 -------- its really around 65,000 Inbound links: 29 ------- it's over 4,000 Number of pages: 68 ------- its around 1,400 Site Value: £600 ----------- the CMS alone was £8K, not including other work over years and years. It just goes to show the utter rubbish that some of these so-called data sites display. But it gets worse - the young guy actually said to my customer he would build a new website using wordpress for my client and scrap the old one as it 'obviously wasn't working'. He was ready to replace one of the busiest sites in Scotland with a wordpress site. Bloody hell. Luckily my client, who I've been working with for a long time, rang me and gave me the direct dial number for this young whippersnapper. I phoned him and within about 2 minutes he conceeded he didn't know WTF he was on about, and when I told him he nearly took down one of the busiest sites in Scotland he was very embarrassed. However, and this I suppose is the moral of the story, I nearly had a situation where a 'bedroom web designer' who was employed by a customer of mine nearly ruined my customers web business, without a thought for consequences or whether he actually knew what he was doing. Thank god my client has the foresight to ring me!