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Haris and Zigron’s team made a very bold and risky move to create a "fun product", where people can leave anonymous good or bad comments about companies.

Very very risky – people abroad would welcome the idea and respond positively but local companies are likely to miss the joke and try to put some pressure on Zigron.

To be fair – there is likely to be a lot of libel; defamation concerns surrounding this site – right now atleast it seems to be just too easy to go out and pretend to be 50 people who hate a company.

But still – risky marketing also has a good chance of paying off — I have a feeling Zigron’s about to become the talk of the town, for one way or another.

Interesting move Haris! Let’s see how this plays out – whats your thoughts on it? Would you like to see your firm on this?

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  • This is too funny, I tried going to the website but it was down.
    So I pinged…

    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    — ping statistics —
    30 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 29069ms

  • @punslinger: its working for me but still my apologies for the issue. I will look into it.

    @Osama, thanks for the post.

    Apart from the fun element, I was also very interested to see what people think about us and other firms. You maybe right that this might be too early for Pakistan market but heah someday we need to make the leap.

    I learned alot about Zigron from your last post comments as we never get the chance to hear from people who dont end up joining us. So hopefully with companies will learn from what people think about them.

    Please give us your suggestions to make this site more interesting and fun. You can reach me at pingmycompany [at]

  • Nicely done Haris!

    And tell you folks, its Haris’s fathomable and risky moves which make Zigron different.


  • The day before yesterday I visit to my old company. I had a conversation with my old colleagues and they share some very interesting 😉 comments about the company.

    Personally I think company should welcome this idea because It will help them improve.People who wanted to join the company will get the better idea about the company.

  • I am trying to open the URL but its not working.

    Error is: Connection to Failed

    Ping Results:

    Pinging [] with 32 bytes of

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

  • Asim Sarfraz

    If the site is just about bickering, then it won’t be taken seriously by anyone more than a coffee morning between desperate house wives.

    However, if they add features that ensure all the opinions that are backed by research and corroborated by evidence, it can create a more responsible outlook which people might find more useful.

  • Asslam O Alikum! All! is the excellent idea. Although our market is not much mature and so many peoples deal business as ownership of anything.

    @Haris, A person who can take risk in life, then s(he) can do archive success in anything and anywhere. I important thing like to say you, please do not allow anyone to miss use this platform.

    Best wishes with you!

  • @Shafiq: there seem to be some strange conflict with IPs from Pakistan. Sorry for the issue, hopefully it will be fixed shortly.

    @Asim: For starters we just started it as a fun project which we put up in few days but based on response and suggestions we might take it to a serious level. We are planning few new features

    @Omer: Thanks and I will try my level best to make sure that comments dont get too offensive and disrespectful

  • website not working here too.

  • Very cool website. from where i c Zigron is already becoming the talk ov the town..great idea.

    @corona Is the website working for you now?

  • naah… nothing till now.

    Shows this:
    The page cannot be displayed
    There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.

  • I have a quick question.. how are you going to fight spam comments?

  • @Corona:
    this is strange but please reach out to me at pingmycompany[at]zigron[dot]com and I will try to get you an alternative path

    for now we will monitor it and look for feedback from users but we plan to add a feature where users can flag comments…

  • @Ob:
    If you went bot spam messages, then we are in the process of adding CAPTCHA for comments so that we make sure only humans are adding comments..

  • Site is blocked on PTCL Broadband. You can view it by using a web proxy site. URL for proxy

    I think it is a good idea, we must know before we walk into a hell hole.

  • Site is similar to F*** but desi touch. Pretty good.

  • Figures. I’m on PTCL. Why in the world would they block the website though? Has there been any “pinging” on PTCL there?

  • Maybe someone with links to PTCL didn’t liked the truth and black-listed PingMyCompany.

  • Its funny that it got black-listed on PTCL. I have few friends there so I will check about it, maybe they are culprits :-)

    But I got to say one thing that this could be one of the fastest things PTCL ever pulled off as we were launched just 2 days back :-)

  • is good way to find comment spam.

  • Good idea and i think after the initial fun phase, should move to some serious implementation stage. For this, the wikipedia approach may be used to edit or post comments about a particular company, like a person who has actually worked for the company should have access to post/edit information about that company.

    but i really feel the demand of this thing but with some solid information hub

  • Update:
    Its amazing how things are happening as it seems “” is banned in Pakistan. Our domain is acting strange and now its not even accessible from our office in Isb.

    Anyway for now you can access it at “”

    Thanks and we are working on few features to make it more reliable


  • Update:

    We have added few new features to PingMyCompany.

    – Now follow it at twitter (
    – Sub-topics under each company

    You can read more about it at “”

  • And they say we have democracy! 😀

  • I am trying to open the URL but its not working.

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