MarketHive supports Customer Concentric Businesses


Hello my old friends this post is somewhat related to Veretekk and MarketHive our new company that replaces Veretekk

I have been away to some degree for some time as I am a caretaker, launching MarketHive (the rebirth of Veretekk sort of), moved from the ranch to a fort and well, I am back.

You have all heard of Amazon right? Amazon is the definition of customer centric. The company is all about the comfort, reliability, support, and ease of use, competitive pricing, but even more than that. Amazon truly treats its customers like Kings!

Here is an example of what Customer Centricity means in a direct sale type company. You can sell products and services competitively via Amazon and Ebay and that direct sale company gives you the technology (API) to sell from their inventory, their warehouse, their shipping and automation to even produce customers on auto shipment as well.

I joined a company centric company called Trivita in 2001. 95% of my organization is just customers. I will explain in a minute what that has meant, but first let me say I am in no way trying to recruit you into this. This is a learning path I have been down. I would consider Trivita a Version 1 Customer Centric direct sales company. Youi see, Trivita never gave their sales distributors the tools to produce customers. They just sold you their customers (Customer Acquisition) and the prices per customer were very expensive, of course, because Trivita is and was a V1 Customer Centric system.

Simply put, every distributor I recruited and the pitch was simplicity, just buy customers, and we did. I would generally match my new distributor’s first month customer purchase with additional customers. This culture created a massive customer base, real customers, that just hang out and every few months buy products. This is why today, even though I have not actively promoted Trivita, I still receive a substantial monthly income and probably will for the rest of my life. Sustainability, stability and longevity are the benefits of customer centricity within this industry and Trivita has proven that to me. How many opportunities have you been in over the last 14 years and how many have a foundation of a lifetime of stability? None I bet!

Over the years, the pressure in the MLM industry is pushing towards a customer centric solution and I have been on that leading edge and that is the purpose of my asking for your attention.

I am going to go point by point some of the more dynamic systems being created within these companies and they are very close to making them available and when they do, I believe traditional MLM will begin the very rapid destabilization and destruction of their traditional methods which I consider unethical, destructive and based on idolatry and the exploitation of the little guy and gal.

So before we begin that illustration of this new hybrid dynamic, I want to reveal to you exactly the mindset of the 90% + of MLMs and why you always fail, as it is a little known secret. It is called the 3 month rule. Here it is (I am sure you will recognize this process):

I discovered this little secret within the upper echelons of a company called Ocean Avenue. As the leaders and principles felt comfortable with me (I guess they thought I was a sociopath idolater like them) they would all talk about this 3 month rule and would look at me at the dinner table as they laughed and scoffed at the “commoners” who always fell for this, as if I was in on the take. I just acted like I knew what they were talking about and was a good listener. OK? So are you ready to hear this little dirty nasty secret?

It is called the 3 Month Rule. It starts by the “Leaders” the “Master Distributors”, the “Principles of the company” willing to promise you whatever you wanted. To totally misrepresent the compensation plan, to manipulate into spending the big money, to put in the investment, to have skin in the game, after all, if your mentality is to just break even, you will fail. They will tell you to put it all in, leverage the full investment because this is the key to success by creating your sense of urgency.

Sound familiar so far?

They will also tell you go get everyone you know, everyone you can, blast the opportunity, take massive and immediate action. Drive the masses of your friends, family, their friends, your sphere of influence to their conference calls, to signup into your self-replicated site, try it for free, to buy their books, get on their training, join their FB groups and subscribe to their mentoring web sites, etc.

Sound familiar?

They call you, 3 way with you, email you, motivate you, complement you, inspire you for about 3 months, then it all dies.

Sound familiar?

This is how they look at this 3 month rule:

In the first three months is when they know your emotions over rule your common sense, it is during this time they know you will abandon your good judgment and spend, even borrow, even finance the money to “invest” into the deal. It is during this time they get you to reveal and send in all your friends, their contact information, your family, that you will invest in the leads and build the traffic to drive into your business. They know that about 3 months into it, you will get discouraged, frustrated, they will even start discovering that they are not exactly honest and even have bad press. But after 3 months, they have sucked everything they know they can get and at that point, you get cut off. Ostracized, rejected and ignored, because now, you have supplied them with a whole new generation of suckers from your sphere of influence to keep the game a foot and have spent as much money they have been able to suck out of you.

Sound familiar?

This is why most MLMs will never embrace the customer centric model, because their products or services cannot compete for real customers, because the products or services are super inflated in prices, and / or, are quack science, like holographic patches, structured water devices, exotic berry drinks that cure psoriasis and cancers, etc. or are products that are re labeled but are no different than similar products for a fraction of the price (what real customers demand in the marketplace)

This is why the majority of good honest hard working people, seem to jump from deal to deal. Because the industry, for the most part, has been rigged to do just that. Keep you jumping every 3 months until they have sucked you dry of your monies, of your friends, but even worse, to suck your hopes and dreams dry and ruin your reputation, as you slink off and go back to that job you hated.

Sound familiar?

This very phenomenon is what I battle, what I rally against. To me it is a spiritual war as I have seen friends, associates and good people, their hopes and dreams and very souls sucked into oblivion by these sociopathic elites. Here is one more case in point, a true story. Names are changed to protect the guilty.

Mike Darling and I invited a health and beauty MLM owner and his wife to a very upscale dinner in Rancho Sante Fe (San Diego) to discuss their company as we were pitching him and his company to become customer centric. They had some very effective quality products, but their comp plan was cumbersome, their products were a bit overpriced, but we felt this company could actually shift into a customer centric system and even offer customer coop programs so distributors could just buy customers and easily build a long term beneficial legacy.

Right in the middle of the conversation, this owner interrupted us to disclose that, according to him, MLM, or more accurately, his company was really all about selling “Hopes and Dreams” and based on that was not interested in making the additional investments to establish the firm as “Customer Centric” then suggested we put this all in writing and send it to him for further consideration. Those of you in business, know, that statement means (NOT INTERESTED) or more familiar, “do not call me, I will call you”. And that ended that, and I halted all further development for marketing and advertising and another one bit the dust. That company went out of business within a year after that eventful and revealing dinner.

And my first customer centric company after 11 years (when that eventful dinner occurred) continued month after month to bring me in solid substantial income. I really started to recognize that MLM in general was an unhealthy business model. When you have nothing but distributors, for the most part, buying overpriced services or products, because they really bought the hopes and dreams, you have a very shaky business that at any given time can easily collapse. It is a very unhealthy business model. It is why you consistently continue to fail, everyone, not just you. Even the big shots who own the companies know it will fail.

The pressure to move towards customer centricity is here. The old MLM model is being rejected at an ever increasing rate, which you recognize by your continued challenge of finding it harder and harder to build a traditional MLM business, because most people have had enough. Even though they may not recognize the problem as it is, they do recognize the industry has become saturated and every MLM deal appears to be really no different than the other and the pall of stagnation in this industry for the most part has set it.

Entrepreneurialism is still alive and has for the most part driven MLM. But people do learn and discover and have come to understand the MLM industry for the most part is a fools dream. Only the handful make it, the ones who have large spheres of influence like I do, or have strong charisma on stage, can run effective conference calls, have the resources to build SEO results and lead development. But even that has a break point, because the traditional MLM model of distributors (salespeople) recruiting distributors (salespeople) quickly reaches a saturation point.

This is why, you need customers, 1000s of customers, and few distributors to build a long lasting legacy income.


The three companies that are about to turn this industry upside down. Their strong points, their weak points and why I am about to build all of them and why I can do just that and why you can too!

Uway: Simple put with this company, they represent products, like their Ubox Smart TV that is sought after by the marketplace, reasonably priced and attracts way more customers than distributors. Another product they just launched called the “Uwheels” a similar product to the Segway Human Transport made famous by “Paul Blart Mall Cop”. Agsin, sales went of the scale as consumers bought them up in record breaker numbers. They are interested in building APIs so distributors can seamlessly sell them via Amazon, and Ebay as well as making scripts available to allow distributors to build retail selling sight to simply move product, without the draw backs of garage inventory, shipping, and collecting the funds, Simple as that. A product people want (regardless if there is an opportunity available or not). This is a company I can build without ever recruiting one distributor, simply by selling to customers.

I am flying out this week to meet with the owners, to determine their credibility and if they can handle the crush of business I can deliver. I also want to meet with their marketing and development departments because I want systems to move products, not recruit distributors. If I find them credible, this company is a go!

Valentus: I know the owner personally, which makes my knowledge of where he is taking the company credible. First they have developed a dynamic product called Thin Roast which claims to (actually does) eliminate cravings and limit appetite (not suppress) as well as give an increase in energy. Claims of serious weightloss are occurring and I can attest this is a product that is demonstrable with free samples within 3 minutes. I am hooked on this product as it has seriously increased my productivity by at least 300%, it has also increased the joy in my overall outlook on life (if that is even possible) and is slowly but surely reducing my weight (I need to lose 40 lbs.).

The owner is integrating a customer and pre enrolled lead system where you purchase a distributor for about $150.00 but also get 300-500 legitimate pre enrolled prospects with real phone numbers and emails. In other words, I can attest that with a timely outreach to them as they come in, you will recruit about 10% into becoming customers and distributors in your business. Another innovation is the online sample fulfillment center so you do not need to inventory coffee samples. You either create a web page utilizing the Valentus technology that allows your page to collect the visitors name, phone, email and mailing address and upon submitting, the package is sent. As well, a back office option lets you fill out the form press the button and the sample sends out to your designated prospect. Additional Valentus has made assailable on unique domains total retail sites without the harbinger of an opportunity attached so you can clearly promote the product and build customers.

Valentus is expanding into Europe with warehouses in Germany and UK and EU pricing built into their web systems just for the European markets.

All of this is only weeks away. Once launched you can just concentrate on promoting product, via Ebay, Amazon, Craigs list, etc. and move the product. Valentus also concentrates on building video ads to promote the opportunity or just sell the product(s). Truly one of the new breeds of the “Customer Centric” hybrid MLMs.

Stay tuned as it is only a matter of days one or both of these cross over to the new paradigm of becoming true customer centric systems. And folks, with true customer centric systems, the reality of building a living income is legitimate and even more incredible is the ability to build more than one business. Because advertising for customers is a totally different process then recruiting distributors.

And this is what MarketHive is all about. Giving you a real fully loaded Inbound Marketing system that saves you literally $3000 or more per month for top of the line professional marketing tools, all integrated into an easy to learn navigation.

What is even more fascinating is all of this is coming together all at the same time. MarketHive was launched into the Alpha level (pre Beta) January of this year. As of this “article” we finally finished and have delivered our spam free full blown emailing program, which now allows me to communicate with all of you via email alerts to this blog, gives you the most advanced emailing system on the Internet within your MarketHive platform.

Last but not least. I was the inventor and original founder of Veretekk and the Automated Marketing phenomena. During that 20 year reign of marketing supremacy, Veretekk developed over 200 million leads (name, emails, address, phones) through our many traffic portals. Having said that, the new admin email portal I now have at my disposal allows me to send communications to that 200 million minus the dead emails and phone numbers. Even so, it is a huge market platform and as we move to build MarketHive I am starting by opening that database up to these articles and promotions for MarketHive.

If you are already a MarketHive subscriber or planning on joining MarketHive (It is 100% free for life) make sure you look into an Alpha Founder option. You will be pleased with what we are making available to you.


Thomas Prendergast


I have been using Market Hive for a while now, learning all the tools that are made available to everyone. There are NO hidden extras, NO hidden functionality that is only available to paid members .. WHY? Because there are NO paid members .. because it really is all free.
Stephen Hodgkiss

MarketHive system is above anything else I found in terms of Marketing Tools! Knowing the CEO and his vision for MarketHive, I couldn’t not join! Anyone doing marketing online should use MarketHive tools as they will quickly get amazing results!
Dianna Meyer

Why would someone design a system like MarketHive? Clearly there has so be a desire to do something very different from the typical social network. The fact that it is a free social network designed for entrepreneurs speaks volumes about the creators’ motivation to help small businesses promote on the Internet. You will notice immediately when you join there are no major corporate sponsors. MarketHive has been designed as a level playing field for entrepreneurs. Where else is there such a network on the Internet? There is nothing at all like it on the vast Internet. I suggest entrepreneurs everywhere take a look at MarketHive and come play ball with us!
John Lombaerde

MarketHive news and updates


Update: Waiting for last of the auto responders and final draft of the new admin MarketHive email broadcaster to our old million(s) Veretekk database for the first step in the MH ad launch.

Ubox (see link) is in discussions with me and preparing to fly me out for 2-3 days of intense discussions, future focus, building an Advertising Platform on their box, a web conference room (their building) integrated into MarketHive, etc. BTW: I have 2 of 5 front line positions still available in Ubox. Scroll down for my last post for more on this. It is going to be huge.


Valentus (I have been working with the owner for over a year) is about to release their customer purchase program, and their sample automated request system. This is finally the first company that actually has listened to me and then actually did what they said they would. They have an extremely demonstrable product with a huge market. (Coffee, energy, weightless) combined into a single product. And it is non GMO and all natural, no chems or preservs.

Scroll down for more on this.


Both of these companies are coming into MarketHive and extremely interested in this system. Both of these companies are forward aggressive thinkers. Both of these companies have products or services and systems that are at the forefront of today’s trends.

David Jordan the CEO of Valentus has become my friend and I have been consulting with him now for over a year and he has proven to me he is a man of integrity and honest. He wants to become the first new type MLM that truly partners with their Distributors kinda like Trivita tried to do. Customers acquisition first!

I am behind what Ubox is doing and believe these guys are genuine. I am flying out there to meet with them in a week or two. I believe this Ubox (Smart TV), if they do not blow it, will be as big as it gets. This is a major trend and they are first to arrive. Think about this:

No company has taken the field as a front runner (branded) in the Smart TV revolution. ROKU, APPLE TV, GOGGLE TV, etc. None are yet household names. UBOX offers a platform that delivers all medias, new movie releases, all movies, TV shows, music, etc. for free for life.

Now ask yourself, how many people love their cable TV provider? How many people love their Dish TV provider? Their is a window right now where over 90% of the population is subscribed to Cable or Dish TV and 100% hate their provider and want a new alternative. UBOX does this!

This is why I am excited and paying attention. Something is cooking and I can smell the gravy.

If any of this interests you, please contact me. I am headed into Market mode finally after so many years. I have moved. I am setting up my new HP Z800s and I am itching to let the dogs out.

Time to put MarketHive on the map!

Cell: 808-462-2918

Skype: tomprendergast


Thursday Jun 25,2015 04:12 PM

Update to the Juggernaut launch of MH!

Update to the Juggernaut launch of MH!

With a very small edit in the 2nd video (Alpha Founder) they are being prepared for final release. I will be updating the Alpha Profile pages to have the new video. I will also be upgrading the back office to default to the second Alpha Founder video and the Alpha upgrade page. In other words, unless you are either subscribed to our a fully paid Alpha subscriber or founder, every time you log in that page will default.

We will also be building a template capture page to be used on any domain for the new video and we will have it hosted on some of our domains for the big massive email campaign to our old Veretekk database.

Mike and Mariusz are working on our new Admin email system so we can access the millions of name, email, IP, date, phone, etc. so our first launch will go to that database as soon as they finish it. Mike has told me he will try to have it ready by the end of this month.

Vince (the video animation marketing firm we are using) and his copywriters will be crafting our 10 MH auto responders starting next week to complete this campaign.

We are getting very close to heading up up and away!

Thomas Prendergast
Friday May 15,2015 05:50 PM

The Director of Marketing has an Eye for you

The time has come that the rank and file (That is You) engage in the practice of speaking your mind, belaying you insights, sharing your perspective of what MarketHive means and does and how it serves the little guy and gal out there on the Internet. Go plant the seeds on the forums. Get your Twitter going! Engage the Markethive Fan page! It is time for organic discussions across the vast wastelands.

I am watching you and taking notes.

You can count on me

Today’s culture seriously lacks integrity, albeit, good intentions still abound, but dedicated follow up and the bond of the handshake and a man’s/woman’s word have suffered almost total collapse these days.

I am old school, in that, when I say I will call you back I call you back. When you contact me and I am busy, I am busy, but I will return the call, always! If I tell you a certain job will be done by a certain time, I will bleed out on the field of battle to keep that promise and if it is going to be delayed due to outside circumstances, you can count on me communicating with you, that the job, the commitment has been delayed and I will take full responsibility.

This is no longer the norm in today’s culture. In the last year I have made commitments due to other so called professionals giving me their word that something will be done and all that has happened is finger pointing and delays and I have to chase them down just to get the proverbial “not my fault”, or “that’s just the way it is”, or I get shunned because I tow the truth and expect others to follow through on their commitments and promises.

There are people I do business with that always follow through with me as I do with everyone and they give me hope. But the trend is against the integrity of past years. Today more often than naught, I will get a reply from a request to communicate along the lines of “Hey big guy” or “Whatz up Dude” or “You’re the Bomb” and then informed how busy they are, but will available next week. So I set an appointment to talk and they never show up. Is it just me?

God forbid if I should call them on it. But I do, I respond and reveal my disappointment with their apparent lack of respect or their inability to follow through and ask them to just lay it out and tell me they are not interested working with me or talking to me and to just go away, as I will. But no, I get another excuse, so busy, family issues, traveling right now. I get strung along.

Like I said, is it just me? It seems that the trend of narcissism is growing; the ‘reprobate’ mind has taken hold of the many, so I ask what can we do? How do you conduct business in a culture that is sliding down the proverbial slippery slope? A culture where it has become acceptable to tell people what they want to hear with no intentions to ever follow through. You can tell a business person by the way they run their interests otherwise they are just children playing grownup with no concept regarding their own responsible self-interests.

Now with that said, within our culture there are 2 segments where this trend is the most pestiferous. Politics and MLM:

Politics attracts the sociopaths, megalomaniacs, greedy lying, cheating deceivers. I am a political atheist. All politics is nothing more than a hydra of different heads, all saying what you want to hear, but in reality all of them clearly serve a much darker agenda, their petty self-interests with your interest on the bottom of the list or more likely not even considered.

MLM’s similarities to politics are rather sobering. It also attracts the self-serving sociopathic, who both craves adulation and is driven by the insatiable greed for more money and power. Unlike politics, MLM’s structure can not just legislate money out of your pockets but must use psychological methods and deception to coerce your wallet from you. Well known in the industry is the 3 month rule rightly so because of the fact they have to fool you to get your money. In politics, they have to fool you to vote for them, and then they are in your wallet for 2, 4 or 6 years. So back to the 3 month deception required in the MLM model for the hucksters, shysters, megalomaniacs, narcissists and sociopathic leaders and owners (This is not the 100% rule as there are a handful of MLM companies run by decent ethical people, just not so many). The 3 month rule, pay attention:

Any MLM recruiter and MLM company is aware of this 3 month rule. It means that the typical new distributor has in general a lifespan of about 3 months of loyalty, excitement and upbeat expectations. During this 3 months and particularly at the time of recruitment, you will be inspired to go for broke. Come in with the greatest expenditure, get your skin in the game. Position yourself at the top of the pay plan. Don’t be a tire kicker signing up for free or the $50 entry level, come in at the Gold, Diamond Platinum level, invest the $3000, the $5000 so you have your business filled up to the brim. Go to the conferences, pay for all the events, VIP dinners, hang out with the leaders, etc. Get the websites, the business cards, invest in the leads, 3 way calls, and conferences and get your friends and relatives and that sphere of influence involved ASAP! Join the $100 per week rotator lead program from your upline. They make sure you get all of this before that 3 month anniversary date, because after that, you start to see no money coming in, the support from your upline falling away and the truth is, once you joined, you become their competitor and they know they need your sphere of influence coming in to maintain the revenue from the 3 moth rule.

So let’s examine the 3 month rule as it will help explain the abhorrent behavior found in the CEO, the President, The upline leadership, of the typical MLM (like I said not all MLM are thus, just most).

You are exposed to an opportunity by a distributor, you responded to an ad, they are friends, you got pitched in Facebook, etc. You hear all the promises, are sent the product for review and are being courted and romanced, sweet talked, promised, convinced and the focus of attention. You are charmed, they relate to your greed and fear of loss and all the huge income you can make and you get overcome and sign up. You are pitched and it is clearly explained to have the greatest chance and leverage for success, is to put it all down, come in like a leader, buy in at the top, get qualified to be the winner. So you “go for it” and purchase the big package, the $2700.00 top of the line, triple diamond, the platinum package. For the next couple of weeks, the upline leader calls you, includes you in his exclusive Facebook group, invites you to meet the CEO on the calls, is available to talk to all your friends, relatives, sphere of interest, and sends you an autographed copy of his book. Offers to help you get going and suggests subscribing to a 3rd party service that will call your friends and family, etc., that they are happy to sell you! They convince you to order another upgrade, promising to match a distributor to you once you get 3 of your own distributors at the top rung. I am sure you know this process. I am sure you also know after about 3 months, the access ends, the phones go dead and you wonder what happened. You have served your purpose. They drained all they could from you in that 3 months, plus got you to make available to them everyone you know. They may have even gotten a few of your friends to sign up and the same process occurs to them.

Like politics, short on integrity, long on charm and promises until they get what they want, then you become flotsam, and if you complain, get angry hold someone accountable, you get shunned, blocked, kicked out of the FB group, blocked on Skype and un invited to any future leadership calls or meetings.

MLM like politics reflects the cultural meltdown occurring today. Where narcissists reign supreme and are promoted to leadership status and guru level worship.

So what is my point? I have made millions in the industry over the past 20 years. But I do not consider myself an MLMer. I am an entrepreneur and have always been one. I look for solutions, ones I create or find solutions others have created. The conventional wisdom of MLM is friends recruiting friends. This methodology has seriously failed. A new solution is required. A solution based on Good Business practices. The “new” MLM will be a company that partners with the distributors helping them to achieve “CUSTOMERS” not just an ever growing organization of “DISTRIBUTORS” or “salesman” as they really are. A true business that serves the “customer” with real products and services that stand on their own without being artificially sold with an income option attached to it.

Companies like this will have no need for the hype, no need for the charismatic sociopath leaders promising the world of material riches similar to the religious hacks like Joel Olsteen. No need because the companies that build their foundations on customers, not distributors, are designed to compete with products and services that stand alone. Make sense?

I guess what I am saying here is this. Do not be fooled by false claims; do not be manipulated by fear of loss. Look for the real solid foundation of what is offered. Does the company offer a way for you to build 100% pure customers, who purchase for no other reason than they want the product? Real customers, who purchase based on real need and product or service that fills a need. Can the company prove to you they have 90% customers to 10% distributors? Can they even show that they even have customers? Real customers, not consuming distributors!

Summary: Find the new hybrid networked company that partners with you to build a solid “customer” based organization. I did in 2001 and today that organization is still paying all my bills and then some. And I never put any effort into recruiting or maintaining the distributors, because it is 90% customers that just keep buying because they love the product and the company.

7 Steps to Increase Your Alexa Rank

For starters, let’s quickly explain what Alexa rank is and why it’s important.

What is Alexa Rank?


Alexa rank is a global estimation of your website’s daily traffic. Alexa determines its ranking with a downloadable toolbar that tracks visits to your website. It’s a rough estimate of your website’s popularity online. Alexa rank is calculated using a combination of daily average visitors and pageviews over a 3 month span.

Currently, Google is the top rated Alexa website so it’s a pretty good indicator of website traffic.

Why is Alexa ranking important?

Here’s a couple reasons why you should pay attention to your Alexa rankings:

  • Increases social proof for your website.
  • Attracts advertisers and encourages them to spend more money buying ad slots on your website
  • Lists you higher up in directories and lists that rate websites based on Alexa rank
  • Increases your backlinks because lots of bloggers create top 100 lists based on Alexa rating
  • Helps you notice traffic spikes when your content goes viral

Sometimes, a high Alexa rank will open A LOT of doors for you and soon you will have people begging you to post their content, advertise their products/services or help you make more money through joint ventures.

7 Steps to Increase Your Alexa Rank

Ok, great! You probably are wondering how to improve your Alexa ratings quickly and easily. There’s lots of widgets, traffic exchanges, viral techniques and tips to increase Alexa rank but some are better than others. I’m going to show you exactly step by step how to boost your Alexa rank quickly.

Step 1: Install the Alexa Toolbar on your Web Browser

The Alexa toolbar tracks visitors and pageviews for every ranked website. Download the toolbar and Alexa will start tracking every website you visit.

Your Alexa rank will increase because you must visit your website often to write new content, make changes and respond to comments. This is the quickest way to boost Alexa rank for free.

Step 2: Add the Alexa Widget to Your Website

Not every visitor to your site will have the toolbar installed, but you can overcome this by adding the Alexa widget to your website.

Simply grab the code here or install the Alexa Rank Plugin if you use WordPress.

Step 3: Update Your Website Regularly

You need lots of repeat traffic to improve Alexa rankings so update your website on a regular basis. Weekly is the bare minimum while daily or even multiple times a day is best.

Everytime you make a new webpage, it’s like a new pathway to your website. The more pathways you have, the more changes someone will find your content useful and helpful.

Regular updates also increase search engine traffic, too. SEO is a great way to increase Alexa rank as well as overall visitors to your site.

Step 4: Buy Alexa Traffic

Check out this Fiverr gig for increasing Alexa rank. $5 is enough will boost your Alexa rankings fast enough to get you under the 1 million mark. If you want to improve Alexa rank even more, try a premium service like YourAlexaRank.

Step 5: Join AlexaBoostup

Next, you want a passive way to get real traffic to boost your Alexa rating over time. Sign up with Alexa Boostup and you can drive over 2,000 Alexa hits to any website for just $2.

There’s also a free traffic exchange option that requires you to keep a window open on your computer. If you don’t have the funds, then opt for the free option. I prefer fast results so just spend the $2.

Step 6: Create a Facebook Page and Optimize Your Website for Facebook Sharing

Facebook is the #1 social media referring website so you need to focus your efforts on driving lots of Facebook Traffic. If your content goes viral, you can get thousands of visitors for literally no cost. Add a social media plugin to your website or add the Facebook share button manually if you don’t use WordPress. You will see a big increase in Alexa rank and overall traffic once you get your Facebook page setup and start sharing your content on the world’s largest social network.

Step 7: Focus Your Efforts on Viral Content

After you implement these 6 steps, you will see a HUGE Alexa rank improvement in just a few days. But to go from top 100,000 to top 1,000, you need to focus your time on creating viral content or outsourcing content creation to a skilled writer or video editor.

Viral content is emotional, engaging content that you can’t help but talk about and share with your friends. Videos, infographics, stories, images and How to articles are great examples of viral content.

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Alexa Ranking – A Web Site Monetization Strategy?

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All businesses that have taken up online marketing, aim at improving their conversion rate. Now, there are different ways of attracting targeted traffic. Some go for a good place in the SERPs, others like to know that their site receives heavy traffic. Either way, everybody has this goal of achieving financial success.

But, while scoring high with Google may seem to certain business people the only way to make themselves known and thus reaching their goal, there are others that think that a good place in the Alexa ranking system might benefit them just as well.

What is Alexa Ranking?


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This is a ranking system set by (a subsidiary of that basically audits and makes public the frequency of visits on various Web sites. The algorithm according to which Alexa traffic ranking is calculated, is simple. It is based on the amount of traffic recorded from users that have the Alexa toolbar installed over a period of three months.

This traffic is based on such parameters as reach and page views. The reach refers to the number of Alexa users who visit a particular site in one day. Page view, as its name shows, is the number of times a particular page (URL) is viewed by Alexa users. makes it clear though that, if a particular user visits the same URL multiple times on the same day, all those visits will be counted as one.

The first step of the ranking process is calculating the reach and number of page views for all the sites on the Web on a daily basis. The Alexa ranking is obtained by performing the geometric mean of reach and page views, averaged over a predefined period of time (three months).

How Alexa Ranking Works

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It’s quite easy to get started. All you have to do is visit the site and download (and install) the Alexa toolbar. This toolbar offers a search function but it mainly displays the rank (at a global level) of the visited site, as well as the sites that have been visited by Web surfers that are linked in some way to the site being visited.

The Alexa toolbar not only displays information, but it also sends data to the central server. Thus, each time you visit a Web page via a Web browser (be it Internet Explorer or Firefox) that has the toolbar installed, information is sent to the server indicating your IP and the page you are visiting. Such data is gathered from all the Web users who have the Alexa toolbar.

With Alexa, the smaller the numerical ranking, the better. Most people say that if you manage to make it in the top 100,000, it is a sign that your site enjoys quite heavy traffic.

Is Alexa Ranking Worth Anything?


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Alexa Traffic can be used as a competitive intelligence tool but you should take into consideration the fact that its sample size of audience is too small; Just enter your competitor’s site in the “Compare Sites” section and measure the results of your web marketing efforts in comparison with your competitors’.

As opposed to Google’s PageRank, the lower your ranking number, the better.

It helps Webmasters and advertisers see the true marketing potential of your Web site. The better your Alexa rank, the higher they will be willing to bid to buy advertising space on your Web site.

Personal pages or blogs are taken into consideration and ranked in the same manner as regular Web sites. They will even get a distinctive mark (*)

Given that Alexa ranking offers you information about your Web site, it is a good tool to have in view of search engine optimization.


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Not everybody has the Alexa toolbar installed, so there might be millions of Web sites that, even if they have a lot of traffic, will not be ranked (or not high enough) by Alexa. It is rather relative.

Many people say that it is inaccurate and that Alexa traffic can be greatly influenced (or “gamed”, as some prefer to call it).

Subdomains are not ranked separately, and neither are subpages within a domain. The overall traffic is calculated for the top-level domain only.

Ways to Improve Your Alexa Ranking

If you want to boost your Alexa traffic ranking, you just have to follow some quite simple rules, such as:

Download and install the Alexa toolbar and then surf your own site.

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Place the Alexa widget on your Web site. It will entice the visitors to check it out, and you know, each click counts.

Write useful, quality content, mostly webmaster-related. Promote it on webmaster forums and on social networking sites. The idea is to get as many computer and Internet savvy people as possible to visit your site, since the probability that they will have the Alexa toolbar installed is high.

Write posts on your blogs and articles about Alexa. You will get links to your pages that will help improve your ranking.

Try to get your articles on such social networking websites as,, or

Optimize your site (or relevant pages of it) for Alexa related keywords.

Tell your friends about the Alexa toolbar, have them download and install it on their computers, and then tell them to visit your site.

Use Alexa redirect. This means placing in front of your Web site’s URL. Thus, Alexa will even take into consideration clicks on redirected links even if the visitor does not have the Alexa toolbar.

Whenever you post on webmaster forums, include your site’s URL in your signature. It is very likely that most webmasters have the toolbar installed, and there’s a great probability that they’ll visit your site.


As we have seen, there are pros and cons to Alexa ranking. The bottom line is that most people consider it valuable only for direct advertising. Given the fact that Alexa ranking for a site is calculated on the basis of how many visitors with the Alexa toolbar installed have visited that particular site, the results can be inaccurate most of the time.

Nevertheless, it may prove useful for sites with very good traffic that attract highly targeted leads, since Alexa focuses more on the traffic that Web sites receive rather than on links to it. As a Web site monetization strategy, we can safely say that Alexa ranking might be the right solution.

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The Age of the Entrepreneur!

What Is An Entrepreneur?


Written by Ken Krogue

What is the difference between an entrepreneur and someone who just runs a business?

As is often the case, I may not exactly know what it is, but I know what it is not.

What is the difference between a leader and a manager?

A leader worries about her people; a manager worries about his boss.

Leaders walk in front and show others the way. They lift the heavy boxes first and, like Tom Sawyer, they start out by painting the fence better and faster than the crowd who gathered to watch them. It is awe that makes the crowd members pick up a brush and join in. But unlike Tom, they stay involved through the process and keep recruiting others. (Entrepreneurs figure out vinyl fences don’t need paint.)

Leaders don’t stop for nearly as many breaks or gather around and watch others, unless they are learning and comparing. They always hoe to the end of the row, even in heat, a rainstorm, or when supper is calling.

Leaders begin to sing out when the song begins, because they know the other voices will soon blend in and hide the fact they are slightly off key.

Leaders seek out the one lagging beyond, find what makes them tick, then challenge them to keep up and to keep time.

Leaders are like the Marines… first in… last out. They don’t punch a clock, they get a job done, even if they mop up what’s left behind.

Leaders work on the system, managers work in the system.

Leaders like exempt over non-exempt. They demand a fair salary, they don’t ever want to be measured as just an hourly wage. But they will work hard and long under one if they have to, even if they get sent home by their manager before overtime rules kick in.

A manager never quits a job until they find one that is better.

Leaders rarely get fired. But they often get fired up. They will quit any job that asks them to do something they don’t believe in. But they will work at any job if the reason is strong enough or they have given their word.

Leaders are shepherds with a staff who call out with their voice, not sheep herders that ride horses with lots of smart dogs that nip at your heals.

Entrepreneurs know you need to be both a leader and a manager… in that order. They always start with a leader, and then find a manager.

They know a great leader is the ultimate solution to any problem. They pay ten to a thousand times more money for a great leader than a great manager… in a heartbeat.

What is the difference between finance and accounting?

One is a tool with leverage, the other is a method with scrutiny.

One puts the world at your feet, the other keeps the IRS away.

Finance finds the money at all costs. Accounting finds the cost of money.

Finance uses predictive analytics and statistics to gauge the odds of success. Accounting uses bookkeeping to track success and report to finance.

Accounting hears there is a recession going on. Finance finds counter-recessionary trends and catches a wave.

Finance steers through the land mines and sees trends on the rise. Accounting reports on the cost of running aground.

Entrepreneurs practice both and hire both. And pay much less for Accountants.

What is the difference between sales and marketing?

Sales are the Navy Seals, the Green Berets, the Rangers. Marketing is the Air Force that rides high and sees far. They can’t win a war by themselves, but they sure look good to the folks on the ground kicking door to door.

Sales seeks out and solves need.

Marketing causes awareness and turns it to interest.

Sales wishes Marketing would educate interest into need before it gets to them, so they don’t have to. But they do if they need to. It just takes longer.

Sales knows that interest is the counterfeit of need.

Sales yells at Marketing for not generating enough good leads. Marketing yells back for not calling them all before they get cold.

Sales makes a way, marketing finds a way.

Entrepreneurs know they are both right, but that sales is the last to ever turn off the lights.

What is the difference between a statesman and a politician?

A statesman, or stateswoman, wades into the fray, a politician maneuvers through it.

A statesman fills his hand against the odds. A politician feels the odds against his hand.

Ethics and law are a statesman’s guide, with greater good as the motive. A statesman is honest when nobody is looking. He speaks up even when he is the only one in the room who is willing to.

He would serve for a single dollar, and often does. He would love to put down the heavy burden, but only does so when those he loves and is duty-bound to uphold are out of harm’s way.

Entrepreneurs are the statesmen (and women) of business.

What is the difference between faith and belief?

Faith is action, it is of the body. Belief is thought, it is of the mind.

Faith comes after hope, which is the fuel of the heart… desire… purpose… motive.

Faith is an assurance that what you have seen happen before, though you don’t see it now, will happen again… if you act and work.

Faith knows it’s enemy is doubt.

Belief hopes to become faith someday when it grows up.

Faith is based on truth. Belief may not be based on anything.. It doesn’t know.

Faith will risk it all and is willing to pay the price for every blessing. Belief flees because it isn’t sure, and wavers when things get really difficult.

Others look at faith and say “I get it!”

They look at belief and wonder if they get it.

Faith only wonders why.

Belief worries how.

Entrepreneurs know that belief turns to faith based on truth, assurance, and action… always action.

What is the difference between church and religion?

Church is a place you go to, on the outside. Religion is within.

A church is a building you go to worship on a specific day each week. Religion can be found on a mountaintop… alone.

Religion may or may not be had in a church.

A church is what you identify with. Religion is who you really are.

Some religions believe in God or god, or no god. But they live it.

Religion is the sum total of your habits. Habits are the true garb of religion.

Entrepreneurs hire people from all churches, but look deeply for those who live their religion, whether it includes a belief in God or not.

What is the difference between learning and understanding?

Learning goes to the source by itself, practices and rehearses, engages, memorizes and teaches back, and walks away with a treasure.

Understanding watches the teacher do the problem on the board and gets it then, but can’t figure out the ciphers in the textbook at home in the evening.

Learning goes to for $25 a month, where every software package lies at its fingertips, and in six months figures out how to start a company building websites.

Understanding gets a degree after four years, finds a job, and then works for somebody else for six years to pay off student loans.

Understanding is the counterfeit of Learning.

Learning goes to school to sit on the front row and ask questions.

Understanding takes notes to pass a test.

Learning cares much more about the quality of the question.

Understanding cares more about the completeness of the answer.

Training is what the trainer does. Learning is what sticks.

Teaching is what a teacher does. Learning is what a student does.

Learning is the valuable residue that is left over after Teaching occurs.

Learning counts only if it is measured and can be applied.

Learning leads to an education. Understanding leads to a degree.

Learning leads to an entrepreneur. Understanding leads to an employee.

Entrepreneurs don’t spend much of their time as an employee.

Only long enough to learn on somebody else’s dime, and from somebody else’s understanding.

Entrepreneurs don’t usually have an MBA, but they hire as many of them as they can.

Author: Ken Krogue

10 Characteristics of Good Leadership

I did not write this, I am reposting it here, because it is true, needs to be recognized and we must pursue these points in our own paths. To lead is to serve!

Written by Ron Edmondson


1. Recognizes the value in other people, so continually invests in others – Good leaders see a large part of their role as developing other leaders. Leadership development takes place in an organization as good leaders begin to share their experiences, good and bad, with others.

2. Shares information with those in the organization – There is a tendency of some leaders to hold information, because information is power, but a good leader knows that the more information the team has that collectively the team is better, which directly benefits the leader.

3. Has above average character – There are no perfect people, but for a leader to be considered good, they must have a character that is unquestioned within the organization. Leadership always draws criticism from someone, so a leader may not be able to get everyone to believe in him or her, but the people who know the leader best should trust the leader’s character.

4. Uses their influence for the good of others – Good leaders are as interested in making a positive difference in people’s lives as they are in creating a healthy profit margin. This doesn’t mean that balance sheets and income statements aren’t important, in fact they are vital for the success of an organization (even non-profits), but a good leader doesn’t separating a desire for helping others from the desire for financial success. Good leaders find ways to leverage financial health to strengthen the well-being of others.

5. Is skillful and competent – Good leaders can be depended on for their professionalism and follow through. You don’t question whether a good leader is going to be able to complete a task. If they don’t know how to do something, they will find someone who does, but they will ensure that a job is done the best way it can be done.

6. Not afraid for others to succeed (even greater than their own success) – Good leaders realize that some followers will outgrow the leader’s ability to develop them any further. Good leaders, however, aren’t threatened by another’s success. They are willing to celebrate as those around them succeed.

7. Serves others expecting nothing in return – Good leaders have a heart of service. They truly love and value people and want to help others for the good of the one being helped, not necessarily for personal gain.

8. Continues to learn – Good leaders are always learning and implementing those learnings into the betterment of the organization. That could be through reading, conferences, web-based learnings, or through other leaders, but also through people who report to the leader.

9. Remains accessible, approachable, and accountable to others – Good leaders don’t isolate themselves from people regardless of the amount of responsibility or power he or she attains. Good leaders willingly seek the input of other people into their professional and personal lives.

10. Is visionary: Thinks for the organization beyond today – Good leaders are always thinking beyond today. “What’s next?” is a common question asked by good leaders, knowing that someone must continually encourage change, growth and strategic thinking for an organization to remain healthy.