After Xiaxue’s salvo on Gush Cloud yesterday, here is the first unofficial response from Althea Lim (GC’s business partner) in what she calls “a personal statement, in personal capacity”.
The gloves are off! Will the parties take to the courts? What will Xiaxue’s response be? Do netizens care? We can’t wait to find out in the next episode of Xiaxue v Gush Cloud!
This is what she has to say in verbatim:
Xiaxue (or Wendy as I have known and addressed you since we met back in 2009),
Here I am writing not as in influencer, nor a blogger. I do not think I write well, or half as eloquent as you. You have 544,000 followers on Instagram, and I only have 400 (of which many are family and friends).
Today I write as an individual whose company just got accused of many allegations that are so far from the truth.
Today, I write to you as Althea Lim, someone you tricked into believing you are Doug Chu of SGPrivateTrainers.
I have 2 simple points to tell you, and then you decide what you want to do.
1. YOUR INTENTIONS
You claim that your intention is to expose lies and immoral practices. And that by doing so, you are protecting the industry that we all belong to.
With that, you say:
“Goodness knows what I’ll do if I were a Gushcloud Influencer… I guess I’ll quickly withdraw my money now and hope I get paid. Then end my contract (if you are not being properly remunerated for your work. It’s enough basis to leave them) and publicly announce I’m not associated with them anymore?
If you are a Gushcloud influencer and you need legal counsel, help or is owed money, email me, [email protected]”
Wendy, I question your intentions.
You are, afterall, a shareholder/stakeholder in Nuffnang.
It is quite simple math: 2 main companies in the market. Gushcloud does badly, Nuffnang/you do well.
2. YOUR ACCUSATIONS
You accused Gushcloud of many things in your blog post. You assassinated our characters: you suggested that we are cheats, liars and bullies.
Unlike you, I don’t have that 1 year of planning and “strategizing” to “bring [Gushcloud] down”. I also don’t have the luxury of having someone track views daily at 11:00am sharp for 2 months. I am writing to you within 14 hours of your blog post.
Let’s look at one of your allegations: Bought YouTube Views.
This is what you say:
You say the channel youtube.com/yankaykay bought views because there is no way that Yan Kay Kay can have more views than your videos. You noticed a pattern that MIGHT ascertain that the views are being bought. (Come. I post here for you)
And this is what you say:
“As you can see, from having a steady 400-500 views per day for Episode 2, suddenly the views dipped to 52. Episode 3 was having a steady run of about 1,000 views per day, and suddenly it doubled, then dropped to 123 only.”
Let me show you the YouTube statistics that we took from the channel. I guess if you still do not believe statistics, you can go question Google.
This is the best part because I called YouTube and asked them what the chart above meant.
YouTube told me that the majority of the views came from:
YouTube suggested video (side page of other videos or end of another video) YouTube Channel Page (BOAT channel itself) YouTube Guide (YouTube homepage and existing subscribers) Besides that,
An increase in views of Video A will also lead to a surge in views in other videos as we put the videos in a playlist format and the next video plays automatically. Featuring another video at the bottom of the current video also drives views to that video. This is why if a video goes viral, it also leads to an increase in views for other videos. In other words, the overall channel views increase. Sharing of videos by other influencers or websites also leads to an increase in views. Kaykay had other influencers in Episode 3. Appearing on YouTube Front Page causes an increase in views. Kaykay’s videos appeared multiple times on YouTube Front Page. And all these were conveyed to me by a Strategic Partner Manager from YouTube. She showed me 3 support links:
Disclaimer: (Nowsadays must have disclaimer one… this post has not been sponsored, asked or bribed by any party. We’re just kaypoh individuals who camp out on websites for juicy news. Permission has been asked though, please don’t sue us. We not so garang.)