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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 19th Oct 06, 11:32 AM
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    Martin Lewes, Money Saving Expert Blog Discussion
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    • 19th Oct 06, 11:32 AM
    Martin Lewes, Money Saving Expert Blog Discussion 19th Oct 06 at 11:32 AM
    This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's "Martin Lewes, Money Saving Expert" blog. Please read the blog first, as the discussion follows it.


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  • TNG
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    • 19th Oct 06, 11:46 AM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 11:46 AM
    isn't there a Martyn Lewis that reads the news?

    google that and the first two results are this site
    There's a real buzz about the neighbourhood
    • annie-c
    • By annie-c 19th Oct 06, 11:48 AM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 11:48 AM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 11:48 AM
    Martin Louise.... interesting - are you trying to tell us something????
  • Kelinik
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    • 19th Oct 06, 12:42 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 12:42 PM
    Erm Martine Lewis, Martin Looez.....can't think of anymore that aren't getting very unlikely.

    Just thinking though won't it take ages before these get picked up by google or is that only the case with my site because its small and insignificant lol?
    Mumma to DD 13yrs, DD 11yrs & DS 3 yrs.
    • payless
    • By payless 19th Oct 06, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 12:44 PM
    Some kind of spelling adjustment would be in order methinks...
    by mlmoneysaver
    perhaps read the blog entry
    Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as (financial) advice.
    • charlieheard
    • By charlieheard 19th Oct 06, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 12:44 PM
    The other way to do it is to put some hidden text on the home page with all the different spellings, i.e. tiny white text on a white background. I discovered this while searching for cheap Barbie stuff for the kids and was often redirected to porn sites which had done just this - SICKOS

    Luckily the wife was watching and I could prove it, otherwise it might have been a bit embarassing :rolleyes:
    Jumbo

    "You may have speed, but I have momentum"
    • Fran
    • By Fran 19th Oct 06, 1:00 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 1:00 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 1:00 PM
    Mastin Lewos

    NartunL ewis


    ...must get away from this thread or I'll be at it all day.....

    Matriurinlewis

    Katrin Mewes

    ,artin ;ewis

    money saver Martu;

    munnysaiving xpurt

    ,styom ;reod

    that b***x on the radio
    Last edited by Fran; 19-10-2006 at 1:12 PM.
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  • sophie maxwell
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    • 19th Oct 06, 11:12 PM
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    • 19th Oct 06, 11:12 PM
    nERUB KWQUA (if you type with hands one key length to the left)

    <styom :reod (vice versa)

    It would take someone with exceptional stupidity to do this (me, for example )
  • jpjp
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    • 20th Oct 06, 8:55 AM
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    • 20th Oct 06, 8:55 AM
    I think you need to use an eBay MoneySavingTip here. There are those sites like FatFingers.com where you can find misspelt keywords on eBay - for example say you were into collecting Wedgwood china, you put that keyword in and it finds all the auctions with spellings like Wedwood, Wegwood and so on (the idea being that you can pick up bargains because very few people find them because most people know how to spell it)

    So, put "Martin" and "Lewis" separately into FatFingers.com and you get...

    nartin, martim, martib, msrtin, marton, martun, maryin, marrin, mirtin, martan, martii, marttn, marrin, maatin, mmrtin, martinn, martiin, marttin, marrtin, maartin, mmartin, martni, maritn, matrin, mratin, amrtin, marti, martn, marin, matin, mrtin, artin

    lewid, lewia, lewos, lewus, lrwis, lwwis, leeis, leqis, lewas, leuis, lewiz, lewii, lewws, leeis, llwis, lewiss, lewiis, lewwis, leewis, llewis, lewsi, leiws, lweis, elwis, lewi, lews, leis, lwis, ewis
    • charlieheard
    • By charlieheard 20th Oct 06, 10:37 AM
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    charlieheard
    I think you need to use an eBay MoneySavingTip here. There are those sites like FatFingers.com where you can find misspelt keywords on eBay - for example say you were into collecting Wedgwood china, you put that keyword in and it finds all the auctions with spellings like Wedwood, Wegwood and so on (the idea being that you can pick up bargains because very few people find them because most people know how to spell it)

    So, put "Martin" and "Lewis" separately into FatFingers.com and you get...

    nartin, martim, martib, msrtin, marton, martun, maryin, marrin, mirtin, martan, martii, marttn, marrin, maatin, mmrtin, martinn, martiin, marttin, marrtin, maartin, mmartin, martni, maritn, matrin, mratin, amrtin, marti, martn, marin, matin, mrtin, artin

    lewid, lewia, lewos, lewus, lrwis, lwwis, leeis, leqis, lewas, leuis, lewiz, lewii, lewws, leeis, llwis, lewiss, lewiis, lewwis, leewis, llewis, lewsi, leiws, lweis, elwis, lewi, lews, leis, lwis, ewis
    by jpjp
    Sticking all those as hidden text on the home page should cover most eventualities
    Jumbo

    "You may have speed, but I have momentum"
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 20th Oct 06, 11:18 AM
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    MSE Martin
    or - just the mere fact they are here in this forum
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
    Please note, answers don't constitute financial advice, it is based on generalised journalistic research. Always ensure any decision is made with regards to your own individual circumstance.

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    • redux
    • By redux 20th Oct 06, 11:59 AM
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    redux
    or - just the mere fact they are here in this forum
    by MSE Martin
    yep, well-done jpjp for expanding Martin's idea - soon they'll all come to this page

    do you want all the moneysavigexpret ones as well?

    mind you, there are actually a couple of sites like that
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 20th Oct 06, 1:12 PM
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    MSE Martin
    do you want all the moneysavigexpret ones as well?

    mind you, there are actually a couple of sites like that
    Yes why not - lets try and make this place a vestige for all the typos - it may mean a few more people don't get duped by the commerical copycats (not sure how google will pick it up but it may help). As you can see I've added a big note in the first thread for people who come here.
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • Careful girl
    Martin Louse? Martin Le Wis?:confused:

    I think we might need to have an automatic spell checker also if we are helping those who find spelling and typing challenging, to prevent them being picked up on by those who do so on the forum. I know this may cost more, just a thought.

    CG.:rolleyes:
    "You can if you think you can."
    George Reeves
    • phill79
    • By phill79 24th Oct 06, 8:54 PM
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    isn't there a Martyn Lewis that reads the news?

    google that and the first two results are this site
    by TNG

    According to Tonight with Trevor McDonald on the 23rd October, MSE Martin was spelt Martyn Lewis!!
  • pmd
    Sticking all those as hidden text on the home page should cover most eventualities
    by charlieheard
    Or for people who search Google with quote marks to get a 2-word phrase, how about:
    "(nartin lewis,martim lewis,martib lewis,martin lewid,martin lewia,msrtin lewis,martin lewos,marton lewis,martin lewus,martun lewis,maryin lewis,marrin lewis,martin lrwis,martin lwwis,martin leeis,martin leqis,mirtin lewis,martin lewas,martan lewis,martin leuis,martin lewiz,martin lewii,martin lewws,martin leeis,martin llwis,martin ewis,martinnlewis,martii lewis,marttn lewis,marrin lewis,maatin lewis,mmrtin lewis,martin lewiss,martin lewiis,martin lewwis,martin leewis,martin llewis,martinn lewis,martiin lewis,marttin lewis,marrtin lewis,maartin lewis,mmartin lewis,martin lewsi,martin leiws,martin lweis,martin elwis,martinl ewis,marti nlewis,martni lewis,maritn lewis,matrin lewis,mratin lewis,amrtin lewis,martin lewi,martin lews,martin leis,martin lwis,martin ewis,martinlewis,marti lewis,martn lewis,marin lewis,matin lewis,mrtin lewis,artin lewis)"
    from the splendid http://www.fatfingers.co.uk/ !
  • **purplemoon**
    A google search for Martin Lewis also throws up this page http://www.martinlewis.com/ but it was the only entry on the first page that didn't refer to MSE Martin
    • daveinliverpool
    • By daveinliverpool 25th Oct 06, 6:13 PM
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    daveinliverpool
    voice recognition
    What about people who use voice recognition programmes? That could throw up all kinds of connotations on 'Martin Lewis', depending on accents/dialects/voice impediments etc.
    Don't know if martin likes the idea of anything being thrown up on him though . . . lol.
    Charles J
  • highlighter
    Quick google shows this now. Job done.
  • cockroach
    mortgage help
    MORTGAGE HELP? AFTER AN ACCIDENT AT WORK I BEGAN TO STRUGGLE WITH MY MORTGAGE PAYMENTS I SORT HELP FROM MY MORTGAGE PROVIDER .
    THEY WHERE NOT HELPFUL AT ALL
    A GOT THEM TO CONVERT MY MONTHLY PAYMENT TO INTEREST ONLY ,ONLY AFTER THEY TRIED TO TAKE ME TO COURT.
    I MANAGED TO PAY MOST OF THE ARREARS OF BY LENDING FROM FAMILY MEMBERS. THIS WORKED .THE MORTGAGE PROVIDER THEN STARTED TO CHARGE ME INTEREST AND CHARGES ON TOP OF CHARGES OS I COMPLAINED TO THE FOS . THE FOS ARE ON MY SIDE AND SAID THAT THEY ARE WRONG IN WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOS WROTE LATTERS TO MY MORTGAGE PROVIDER .NO REPLY:confused: I HAVE NOW GONE TO THE CAB SERVICES THEY PHONE MY MORTGAGE PROVIDER TO ASK IF I COULD CHANGE MY MORTGAGE TERMS FROM 15 YEARS TO 25 YEARS THEY SAID NO I AM DUE TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION ON 22/3/2009 . WHERES THE HELP ?:confused: I HAVE EVEN SENT THEM A DOCUMENT FROM MY SOLICITOR REGARDS AN ACCIDENT CLAIM IHAVE GOING THROUGH :confused:
    :confused: DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHATS NEXT :confused: APART FROM LOOSING MY HOME ON TOP OF THIS I HAVE JUST BEEN DISMSSED FROM MY JOB ON CAPABILITY GROUNDS ILL-HEALTH NO REDUNDANCY i am paying what i can when i can and every body has said this YOU ARE DOING EVERY THING POSSIBLE TO TRY AND SORT THIS PROBLEM OUT
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