Questions to ask about a potential cryptocurrency-related ICO investment

You want to know the biggest reason why most ICO’s suck? It’s because the old system is stifling new technology. If startups would be allowed to offer equity through ICO’s, they wouldn’t have to invent those stupid reasons for why their tokens must exist. We’d just use Ether to transact on most new platforms, and the tokens bought in the ICO’s would provide equity and dividends.

If you’re planning to invest in a cryptocurrency-related ICO, then make sure you do your due diligence because even though the number of scams is lower than people suspect, many of the projects are still bad enough that the risk is not worth the cost. Just as buying equity in most startups would be like throwing money away, investing in an ICO can be the same. Right now, the best ICO’s are those set up in jurisdictions that allow them to sell equity through tokens. When this will be a more global phenomenon, the quality of ICO’s will raise dramatically. Right now, just make sure you do more research than usual, and while you’re at it… being a bit paranoid is fine. Here’s what to ask about each potential cryptocurrency-related investment, before taking part in its ICO:

  1. Does it solve a problem or alleviate friction anywhere?
  2. Does it really need decentralization and other such properties?
  3. What is their current tech? (check repository code from all branches, check gitter chans, do a static code analysis, compile and run code, etc.)
  4. What is their future tech? (check whitepaper, research, milestones, repository pull requests)
  5. How close to ready is it?
  6. How is the dev team? (check their open source contributions, etc.)
  7. Do they have a funding scheme? What kind? (community donation, venture capital, institutional investment/buyouts, ICO etc.) Is it a good fit for what they’re doing? (for example if they’re doing a cryptocurrency with low network effects because of a badly chosen funding scheme, it’s best to just wait for its first fork)
  8. How are they organized? (dev-lead like Bitcoin, or non-profit like Stellar, or company like Ripple, or cooperative like Rchain etc.)
  9. What is their track record?
  10. Do they have any institutional or prolific backing?
  11. Does it have competition, and where does it stand within that?
  12. Any plans to create, stimulate, and maintain adoption?
  13. Does it have a good media presence? (articles, reviews, feedback on Reddit, etc.)
  14. Does it have a good marketing team? Does it have a solid bounty program that has gathered a large community?
  15. How is the community? (count on Telegram, objectivity, etc.) Are intelligent people interested in the project or just gamblers?
  16. How is the accesibility and the liquidity of their tokens?
  17. Growth potential based on current price and supply, and also considering supply that will be coming from inflation, or lockdown? (for example private sale participants that have their tokens locked for one year will surely take profit when the lockdown is over)
  18. Is it an interactive coin offering? If not, what protections are there that the token distribution will be fair?
  19. Do the investments go into a DAICO? If not, what protections are there that the milestones will be reached?
  20. Can it survive or at least get around the regulatory hammer? (for example if they’re based in US, but they’re selling security tokens or utility tokens that are expected to go up in value, it’s too risky)
  21. Has the ICO contract been audited?
  22. Do they have a bug bounty program for their code?
  23. Did they employ any kind of censorship (on Telegram, on Reddit, etc.)? (On Reddit, for posts it can be discovered with https://ceddit.com/r/iota/new, or by opening with the same tool controversial threads and looking for removed comments. )

Other positives:

  • write other positives that you can think of

Other negatives:

  • write other negatives that you can think of

Recommendation: (what’s the probability that this is a good buy?)

  • write your final recommendation

If planning a sizeable investment, get a third party assessment. (from Amazix, Multicoin Capital, etc.)

To understand what is a fair ICO structure, read https://github.com/Thetta/GitBook_ICO-Approaches

Some of the advice given in this article was copied from here: https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/7n3fxk/im_truly_disappointed/

 

Good luck! There’s money to be made by the people who choose well, but ultimately you’ll also need a bit of luck.

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Additional marketing services for ICO’s and cryptocurrency-related projects, provided by collaborators

All these services are for ICO’s or cryptocurrency-related projects that are already under Premium #2 with us. Premium #2 is described at the end of this article. There are no exceptions to this rule, as we don’t win much by putting you in contact with collaborators. At the moment, we’re bringing them a lot more clients than they’re bringing us. The last service is an exception, as it is offered by us.

 

Email Marketing

For a cost of 3 BTC, 13,155,386 records are used from 13 databases (forum.ethereum.org, mtgox.com, bitcointalk.org, …)
8.4 mil emails are sent to people that haven’t clicked the unsubscribe button before, mail status reports are delivered, it takes around two weeks.

Needed beforehand:
* payment
* subject (preferably around 10-20 versions)
* body in HTML format (preferably at least 10 versions)
* email for reports

 

Marketing through Chinese (Mandarin) cryptocurrency and ICO-related forums and social media channels

$2,900 per month

Pre-requisites for this and the following similar services:

  • We will ask you for certain texts which we’ll translate, and we’ll also create our own copies which you will have a chance to approve/improve before they go “in production”.
  • If it’s for an ICO, this has to be ordered at least 35 days before pre-ICO or ICO start.
  • If it’s for a cryptocurrency, or a project that has already had its ICO, it has to be contracted for a period of two months or more.

Other info:

  • You will receive all the links where posts are made.

 

Marketing through channels for natives other than English or Chinese

At the moment these are possible, each with different contractors: Spanish ($2,900), Hindi ($1,450), Japanese ($6,000) and South Korean ($5,000). Portuguese will be available soon. Any of these will be available if enough people request it: Arabic, Cantonese, Russian, German, French, Italian.

 

Reddit whole-website monitoring

$1,200 per day

Using a script, we’ll monitor on Reddit.com in real time the keywords of your choice related to a single project (for example “Neo” or “IOTA”), and we’ll keep commenting positively about them, while replying to all critiques and debating them. We’ll need first a FAQ from you to help, with possible critiques and possible answers.

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What we can do to promote your ICO or cryptocurrency

This article will discuss the digital marketing techniques that we can apply in order to promote ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) or new cryptocurrencies. We have huge experience in the field, with more than twenty ICOs helped to reach their target until July 17th, 2017 (some of them raised all the money in Pre-ICO, and some had the ICO ending in less than ten minutes), and also sustained marketing services provided for a few cryptocurrencies that are currently in top 20 by market cap. EDIT: a bit more than 6 months later, hundreds of projects funded through our Premium #2 package. Below are a few examples of the kind of things that we can do, and the costs associated. The article will end with some packages that make it easier for ICOs to deal with us.

We can promote you on Quora

Monitored Quora questions in these, and any other topics:
https://www.quora.com/topic/Cryptocurrencies
https://www.quora.com/topic/Ethereum-blockchain-app-platform
https://www.quora.com/topic/Bitcoin
To monitor on Quora, this service should be used (mentioned here because it’s the most expensive part of the order):
https://upvotes.club/buy/monitor-quora-question/

 

Recommended purchase, one month before the ICO:

1 x Quora Question
2 x Quora Answer
1 x Quora Comment
4 x Monitor Quora Question
$396.50

The question could be something like “What is the most overlooked ICO right now in the ***** sector?”

 


 

We can promote you on Reddit

Monitored Reddit threads in any subreddit related to cryptocurrencies.
To monitor on Reddit, this service should be used (mentioned here because it’s the most expensive part of the order):
https://upvotes.club/buy/monitor-reddit-post/

Having your posts done on Reddit (especially the first ones that mention the ICO) without Monitor Thread is highly inadvisable. Even great ICOs will get ripped apart.

 

Example purchase, for /r/cryptocurrency or /r/ethtrader, where we have moderator accounts:

1 x Reddit Post
40 x Reddit Upvote Post
90 x Reddit Downvote Competing Posts or Comments (these would be used against other posts only)
4 x Reddit Comment (two of them would be kept in reserve, for example in order to answer to a hater if needed)
1 x Monitor Reddit Post
$188.70

 

The idea is to keep reminding people about the ICO, every 2-3 days, through different locations/techniques. Ideas for posts:

  • Have a blog for the ICO, and link to every new blog post in related subreddits.
  • Link to tweets or other types of social media posts that mention the ICO project positively.
  • Link to videos, podcasts or other type of media that mentions the ICO project positively.
  • Link to 3rd party articles that mention the ICO positively. With these ones, even go for huge subreddits like /r/technology, /r/finance, /r/futurology, …
  • Present the project with long descriptive titles in subreddits that could be interested in it, while linking directly to the website.
  • Create “What’s your opinion” or “Which is better” threads in /r/ethtrader, /r/icocrypto, /r/CryptoCurrencies, /r/CryptoCurrency, /r/Altcoin, /r/CryptoMarkets, etc.  Because of “Reddit Monitor Thread”, the positive opinions will be sent on top, while the negative one are kept at the bottom.
  • Find threads where people discuss new ICOs, and bring a comment mentioning yours positively to the top of the comment section.

 


 

We can promote you on Hacker News

Link on Hacker News to the white paper, and to the more technical blog posts. You can also create a “Show HN:” thread for the whole project, and a “Ask HN: What’s your opinion …” thread.

For “Ask HN”:

1x Hacker News Post
1x Hacker News Comment
5x Hacker News Upvote
$39.75

For “Show HN” and technical posts:

Same as above, but 10 upvotes instead of 5
$49.50

 


 

We can promote you on BitcoinTalk

Bump your ANN thread from time to time. Bumps will be questions to developers, positive commentary on the technology, discussions between accounts, and so on. The English used will be impeccable, and the comments will blend well in the thread.
Buy the “BitcoinTalk Bump” service from the main page, for each bump that you want ($4.5).
Recommended: starting one month before, five bumps per day. We’ll spread them out, for more effectiveness.

At the rate of 5 bumps per day:

$22.5 daily, $675 for one whole month

 

If you want to just test our services, this is an easy way to start. Just go to our main page https://upvotes.club, add 15 BitcoinTalk bumps in the cart and complete the checkout while pasting the link to your ANN thread at Order Notes. This should give you a proper sample of the quality of our services.

 


 

We can promote you on cryptocurrency-related forums, Facebook groups and Google+ groups

If you buy Forums Traffic for an ICO or cryptocurrency-related project, we post on all the popular cryptocurrency-related forums (BitcoinTalk, AllCryptoTalk, etc.). But don’t expect this to be as cost-effective as the above strategies. We also don’t provide the accounts that were used (meaning you wont get the users and the passwords); you will only receive the links to where posts have been made.

Regarding promotion in Fb/G+ groups, again, this is not as effective as the first strategies listed in this article. When ordering this, you’ll receive the list of groups that we’ll be targeting in the following days. We use very organic-looking texts that are able to spark discussions, for example “Opinions on …? I like how […]”.

 


 

Costs for our services

We do not participate in Bounty Campaigns, and we only take payment through one of the main cryptocurrencies.

We have an NDA in our Terms of Service, with all of our customers, regardless of the plan you choose:

 

No Plan:

  • The client creates his own texts and strategy.
  • The client orders normally through the website, whenever he needs something. At checkout we accept over seventy coins.

 

Premium #1:

  • The client buys credit between $1,800 and $3,600, all paid in the beginning. 20% of the deposit goes towards support, he’ll be able to use the rest for ops. The ops are acquired through the website with the “Deduct from credit” option at checkout.
  • We receive whatever texts the client can provide, and we also create our own when needed.
  • The client will order through the website with “Deduct from credit”, only when he knows exactly what’s needed. Otherwise he’ll message us on Skype about it. We’ll help him optimize each order that he messages us about.
  • We’ll do two Twitter campaigns. We retweet with powerful accounts that have >90% at twitteraudit. Follower counts: ~500k, ~450k, ~50k, ~30k.

 

Premium #2

  • The client buys credit for $3,600 or more, all paid in the beginning. 20% of the deposit goes towards campaign management and support, he’ll be able to use the rest for ops.
  • Everything in Premium #1, but we’ll also propose ops ourselves. Not limited at the above strategies. For the ops that we propose, we also do: voat.co, hubski.com, empeopled.com, slashdot.org, Fb/G+, LinkedIn (rarely), etc.
  • If the client chooses so, this can be fully managed. He will have a campaign manager to which he emails new links where the ICO has been mentioned, and the campaign manager sets up the most efficient ops himself, taking care of the copies and the strategy completely. The client receives regular reports and credit updates.
  • We’ll do four extra Twitter campaigns, for a total of six.
  • We’ll analyze their website/ANN thread/technical papers/code repository from the perspective of a buyer.
  • You may request access to additional marketing services for cryptocurrencies or ICOs.

 

Note that we had lots of Twitter accounts banned recently, therefore our Twitter campaigns will be much weaker than they were before. You shouldn’t care too much about it though, because honestly whenever we tracked conversions… Twitter had little impact for raising actual funds.

 

In order for you to understand the process better, I’ll be pasting below the kind of email you receive from the campaign manager assigned to you, immediately after having bought Premium #2:

Credit added on your email. I’ll be your main UC contact helping with the marketing campaign for your project.

How do you want this?

  • Fully Managed – Meaning that I take care of scheduling ops, you just send me through email new links where your project was mentioned positively. You’d receive reports with what has been scheduled, the results, and credit updates. Of course, nothing is set in stone, you can always request modifications to the ops that I schedule.
  • Support – I send you 5-15 ops ideas based on the material that you send us, then you get inspired by them and schedule ops through the website with “Deduct from credit”, and whenever you need help or feedback you email me (or you ask whoever is on Skype at the moment).

Since you’re on Premium #2, you can choose any method you prefer. Do note that we prefer clients to choose Fully Managed, simply because we’re better at choosing how and when to target each community, depending on what we’re posting at the time.

The main idea is to have monitored posts on Reddit regularly, so that we keep reminding people about the project. Of course, we should also do Quora, BitcoinTalk bumps, even Hacker News when we have some interesting techie articles. If I put together some good texts, we can also promote on Facebook and Google+ crypto-related groups, and on crypto-related forums.

For the Twitter campaigns, I’ll just need links to your best tweets sent to this email, and I’ll handle it from there.

Regardless of your choice, when replying to this email please include any of the following that you want used for promoting your project:

  • whatever marketing texts you might have prepared
  • whatever articles discuss your project
  • whatever (YouTube?) videos discuss your project
  • whatever podcast episodes discuss your project
  • do you have a blog? if yes, then links to what you consider to be the best articles
  • whatever social media posts (preferable from reputable accounts) mention your project
  • a list of your competitors, and why your project is superior to each one
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How to rank higher on Google

We teach you here how to rank higher on Google, without wasting too many words on each method. The statistics are taken from recent comprehensive studies. We’ll keep this page updated, therefore bookmarking it might be a good idea.

  1. Get highly upvoted link posts going to your website. Here’s an amazing insight that you won’t find in any such guide: Google takes into consideration the popularity of links on social media aggregation services, like Reddit. If two link posts from /r/technology have the keywords “compact portable leaf blower”, yet one of the posts has a lot more upvotes than the other… then then one with more upvotes will also be in front of the other in the Google search results. This means that the search results can actually be manipulated for low costs.
  2. Get a lot of backlinks to your content (consider using our Ultimate SEO service, our our Managed Traffic)! On average, the top 2 results on page 1 of a Google search equate to 38% of all the backlinks of the first 10 results! Acquiring backlinks from multiple domains is important.
  3. Get HTTPS for your website, preferably through a free SSL certificate – because paying for this is stupid! HTTPS has positive correlation with higher rankings, with 33% of all URLs that rank #1, #2 or #3 using this protocol.
  4. Get keyword-focused internal links and backlinks (internal links are links that go from one page on a domain to a different page on the same domain)! Work on acquiring links that have your keyword present within the anchor text (the anchor text is the clickable text in a hyperlink), but don’t overdo it! Anchor text is a huge ranking signal; in a study, the 100 top performing blog posts had, on average, over 80% more keyword-focused anchor texts than the rest.
  5. Use shorter page titles! Top-ranking webpages tend to have shorter page titles, with the sweet spot nearing 8 words in length. Identify any page titles that are too long and shorten them down to ensure they’re as succinct as possible!
  6. Put the target keyword in the URL! Webpages with the target keyword in their URL tend to rank higher in Google. If you weren’t doing this, do it from now on; avoid updating URLs of existing content because there are greater risks associated with this, than the potential reward.
  7. Include your target keyword within the page title! Over 15% of all the pages ranked #1 include the target keyword within the page title.
  8. If you have Google/Universal Analytics installed, Google can deduce how relevant your page was for the search by looking at these two statistics: time-on-page and bounce rate. If you have a high bounce rate and a low time-on-page, uninstall Universal Analytics!
  9. Use shorter URLs! Top-ranking webpages in Google have shorter URLs, with position #1 URLs averaging 59 characters in length.
  10. Search engines understand vote counts when it comes to social news aggregation websites. If a link leading to your website on Reddit has 50 upvotes, it will be a social proof more powerful than if it had 5 upvotes. Make sure you slip somehow in the title the keywords that you’re ranking for.

Check this page from time to time! We promise to add more tips on how to rank higher on Google.

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How to promote yourself if you sell B2B services

Method 1

Market yourself through comments on Reddit. Add something similar to this as your home page:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Blogging+Entrepreneur+freelance+marketing+smallbusiness+socialmedia+startups+writing/new/

In this example, whenever you’ll be opening your browser, you’ll see the new posts from these subreddits: blogging, entrepreneur, freelance, marketing, smallbusiness, socialmedia, startups, writing. Answer to people, help them, mention your website from time to time, maybe even add something similar to this to the end of each of your comments:

Check out my service from website!

Of course, change the list of subreddits to whatever interests you by modifying the link.

For every 9 comments, do a post linking directly to your website. It’s called the 9:1 rule and I believe it’s mentioned in the self-promotion TOS of Reddit. You’ll get a lot less hate by following this rule as opposed to relentlessly promoting your website. Of course, we can help when needed with upvotes for both comments or posts, in order to gain you more visibility. Here’s an incomplete list of what can be done with our help. Also check our main page.

 

Method 2

When you’ve written an article for which the target market could be any entrepreneur, post it on news.ycombinator.com (Hacker News). We sell Hacker News accounts of quality here. By posting from a great account, your post won’t get removed and you have a much higher chance of making the home page.

 

Method 3

When you’ve written an article on which the target market could be any marketer, post it on growhhackers.com (GH). These are the tags which can be chosen for any article posted on growthhackers.com, just so you understand better what fits there: Analytics, API, B2B, Blogging, Case Study, Chrome, Churn, Content Marketing, Copywriting, CRO, Crowdfunding, Customer Development, Customer Service, Data Science, Design, E-commerce, Early Traction, Ecosystem, Email Marketing, Engagement, Engineering, Facebook, Feedback, Firefox, Google Adwords, Google+, Growth, Growth Hacks, Growth Team, Inbound Marketing, Instagram, Landing Pages, LinkedIn, Local SEO, Marketing Strategy, Metrics, Mobile Apps, MobileMarketing, Network Effects, Onboarding, Optimization, Paid Marketing, Pinterest, Press, Pricing, Product, Product Launch, Referral, Retargeting, SaaS, Sales, Science of Persuasion, SEM, SEO, Snapchat, Social Marketing, Tools, Twitter, User Experience, Viral, Youtube.

 

For methods 3 and 4, we can post for you if you have bad accounts, and you should also consider having your posts upvoted.

 

Method 4

Market your website through answers on Quora. Make sure you answer the most followed questions because they get much more traffic. But choose those on which you actually stand a chance of getting a top answer. If the question is five years old, with 500 answers already and the top one having 1000 upvotes… it’s obviously not worth the effort of trying to compete.

How to do this method easily? You should add the pages of a few topics as homepages (yes, you can have more than one homepage!), in order to have them accessible when you open the browser; example: https://www.quora.com/topic/Startups/top_questions; this would show you the questions that need an answer from the “Startups” topic. Just have a quick look each time you open the browser and only answer from time to time, when it’s easy for you. Once you have at least 5 answers in each topic on which you’re specialized, you can get Maximize PeopleRank from us (read its description on the main page) for each of those topics, and from there onwards your answers will get much better positioning.

You can also try to compete on the bigger questions by buying upvotes and downvotes (for competing answers) from us, or you can create new “big questions” by buying Question Follows from us for the questions that don’t get enough traffic, but on which you already have the top answer.

 

Method 5

Have us post and upvote a link to your newest articles on Voat, Snapzu and TopTopic.

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Internet marketing tips

In this post we’ll add random internet marketing tips, mostly related to our types of marketing (the ones that work for a good price). To be honest, we also like the bolded keyword because it has a low competition, therefore we’re hoping to have more people land from Google on our website and check the services that we offer because of this article. So, without further ado, below are some tips, and this post will be updated whenever something new comes up in our minds:

  • If we made for you a post or comment that leads to your website, don’t go in its comment section and start replying as someone associated with the website; this is a huge red flag that makes people immediately realize that the post wasn’t natural and it’s actually a marketing ploy. Defending yourself and saying that you saw the referral in Google Analytics also doesn’t work. You’ll get a reply similar to this one: So you’re just sitting there, watching Google Analytics, waiting for some visit to your page in order to check its referral? Sorry, but this seems so staged, it’s retarded. (actual comment received by someone who made this mistake)
  • An exception to the above rule is when we’re posting as someone associated with your website (for example in the Show HN area from Hacker News); in these cases, if there’s need for it, we’ll give you temporarily access to the account that we used to post, in order to answer any questions.
  • On Reddit, use this online tool to find out when it’s the best time to post: https://www.redditlater.com/analysis. It uses the timezone reported by your browser. Consider submitting a bit before the recommended time. Or, if you’re hiring us to do the posts for you, consider letting us choose the best times, depending on the networks and the post locations. Just specify at checkout that we have free rein with the scheduling. Or write nothing regarding when should the post be made.
  • To find out where you could post on Reddit, use this tool: https://www.delayforreddit.com/discover. It helps identify subreddits which have an interest in your keywords. A higher score means that a subreddit is more aligned with your topic.
  • If you add “/about/traffic” at the end of the URL for a subreddit, it shows you traffic stats for it (works on most of them). For example: https://www.reddit.com/r/EatCheapAndHealthy/about/traffic
  • On Hacker News, you can bypass the filter not allowing URL reposts by adding variables to them. For example http://upvotes.club would become http://upvotes.club?upvote=thanks
  • Do you want to post a URL to a domain that is banned? No problem, just run the URL through this obfuscator: http://ronray.net/scripts/URL-Encryption-II.html
  • On Hacker News, when the post is new, it doesn’t matter how much you upvote it after a certain point. After fewer than 10 early upvotes with great accounts, you’ll usually make it to the front page. From there, HN moderators select manually what they want to keep there. A good strategy is to buy only a few upvotes first in order to make your post visible; then, after it remains approved for 10 minutes or more, buy a lot more upvotes in order to rank it better, or help maintain its good position.
  • Make sure you always read the rules before posting (for example the sidebar rules of the subreddit, on Reddit). Modify your title and content accordingly! On some subreddits, if the option is available, flair you post after submission (this means you tag it for a subcategory). Here’s how: https://www.reddit.com/r/chiliadmystery/comments/1uq68v/how_to_flair_your_post/
  • Use this tool to analyze the SEO prowess of your pages.
  • Use this tool to discover new LSI keywords for your SEO ops.

Check this out from time to time! More internet marketing tips will be added in this article, and more articles will be added to our blog, which has two categories: basics and advanced!

Buy Reddit upvotes and other marketing services from our main page! Here’s an article that discusses buying Reddit upvotes. On our website, you can also buy Reddit accounts.

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Reddit Marketing

This article will go over the most basic Reddit marketing techniques, the ones for which you don’t even need to think. After reading it you will understand how to promote your business on Reddit, and towards the end of the guide we also provide some more advanced techniques. In most cases you’ll just have to post a link to your product/service/app/cause/crowdfunding campaign/… with a long and descriptive title, and then buy a few upvotes and comments for your threads. Especially if you’re inexperienced, these are the first Reddit marketing objectives that you should complete:

 

You can easily get DoFollow links from Reddit by posting your website in the above places, then having the posts upvoted. After a certain threshold (5 upvotes or more for subreddits of a few thousands, if others don’t downvote you), the links automatically become DoFollow. The exact threashold of how many upvotes you need depends on the average vote count of the top 25 posts from Hot, on that respective subreddit (yes Reddit, we have studied you!). Links from comments can become DoFollow too.

 

More advanced and time consuming Reddit marketing techniques:

  • Link somehow to your business in ALL the relevant subreddits. For example if you’re a game developer, you might post comments and threads in /r/gamedev, /r/games, /r/gaming (12,480,009 subscribers), /r/gamedeals, /r/indiegames, /r/greenlightquality and sixty more places.
  • Discuss a business process or offer content of value on /r/entrepreneur (208,115 subscribers) and /r/business (210,073 subscribers); only disclose your website address if you’re asked to in the comment section. If no one asks you, just ask yourself from another account or buy a comment from us and we’ll ask you.
  • Discuss an aspect related to your startup on /r/startups (116,638 subscribers)
  • Post links to content from your blog in ALL the relevant subreddits (submit it any form: posts, comments or replies to top comments).
  • Buy a Reddit account and create a subreddit for your company or cause. Post regular updates, links to your blog posts, promotions, and so on.

Digital marketing on Reddit can be time consuming indeed when you’re doing the above-mentioned advanced techniques, but why put the same time in more ineffective traction channels, like Facebook or Twitter, when they don’t provide the same traffic and they also don’t provide any SEO boost, at all. If you check our article on how to rank higher on Google, you’ll see that the first tip is actually quite eye opening:

Google takes into consideration the popularity of links on social media aggregation services, like Reddit. If two link-posts from /r/technology have the keywords “compact portable leaf blower”, yet one of the posts has a lot more upvotes than the other… then then one with more upvotes will also be in front of the other in the Google search results. This means that the search results can actually be rearranged for low costs.

 

All of the subscriber counts above are as of September 30, 2016.

Here’s a word of advice, pasted from the Reddit guideline on self-promotion:

You should submit from a variety of sources (a general rule of thumb is that 10% or less of your posting and conversation should link to your own content), talk to people in the comments (and not just on your own links), and generally be a good member of the community.

To avoid breaking this rule, make the posts from different accounts, or buy posts from us and we’ll make sure to not go overboard from a single account. Don’t post with your personal account, especially if you’re a novice in your understanding of Reddit. Good luck! We hope that our Reddit marketing ideas and tips will help you gain more exposure!

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Forums Traffic – Backlinks and traffic to your website

This is a short description of our “Forums Traffic” service and the methodology that we use to complete it. EDIT: This is outdated; that’s what we were doing when we were offering this service for any client and almost any project. Right now, this article isn’t worth reading anymore unless you want to do something similar manually for your business, because our methodology has changed and we’re only servicing clients related to cryptocurrencies, DAPP’s and ICO’s.

Getting forum traffic is actually the secondary effect of this service. It helps even more with off-site search engine optimization: your link will go up in rankings for the keywords that you select (a “keyword” is the thing you type on Google, while hoping that among the first results you’ll see your website). This method is extremely underused for this purpose, hence its efficiency. For traffic, we’ll obviously target high-traffic forums, and not the ones with ten posts per subforum – which might not even be around in two years. If your keywords have many hits on Google, you’d actually benefit more from a SEO boost, therefore we’ll drop the “related” requirement and a part of the methodology from below, and do posts on forums that we know to moderate less (so that you end up with more live backlinks). If you’re familiar with Google’s Keyword Planner tool, know that we’ve managed to beat low competition easily with this one. If you want to defeat medium competition, consider getting all these services: Managed Traffic, Fb/G+ Traffic and Forums Traffic. If you want to defeat high competition, consider getting all these: The Ultimate SEO Gig, Fb/G+ Traffic and Forums Traffic.

For a TLDR, let’s start with the official product description: We’ll post your link on related forums, where your target market might be. This takes around two weeks because we can’t just register and post. We have to be active on them first, for around 12-13 days. You will receive the accounts if the posts have been done for SEO, and not for traffic.

Forums Traffic - Backlinks and traffic to your website

In detail, this is how the forum traffic service is completed:

Step 1 (Day 1) – We find all the related forums (for example we’d select the “gaming forum” keyword for a “best gaming mouse” article).

Step 2 (Day 1) – We register an account on each one from a UK or US IP address, and we verify them.We won’t use a free email, in order to get a higher account approval success rate.

Step 3 (Day 1) – A native English speaker living in UK posts replies that make sense to existing threads. He includes a neutral link (like Wikipedia or YouTube), in order to infer the URL posting rules.

Step 4 (a week later) – A second post is made, without a link. Again, it will be activity that makes sense; no part of the process is automated.

Step 5 (final step, a week later) – We make a new thread in a visible and appropriate category, which will lead to the client’s website. Note that the subject or the body of the thread is changed slightly from time to time, in order to make it seem like a different message to GoogleBot. If we find a related thread, we post the message in it as a reply instead.

When we concentrate on the SEO boost, the methodology is different. Regardless, you’ll end up with at most 40 posts live. Once completed, the spreadsheet with all the usernames, passwords, and links to the final posts is sent to the client. This is extremely important because the same accounts could be used later by the client to make his own posts, for other keywords and links that he wants to promote – therefore getting even more backlinks and traffic. He won’t have to pay us anymore because he has 90% of the work already done for him. We believe this service is worth a lot more than what we sell it for, and, again, consider pairing it with others in order to get an even stronger effect.

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Buying Hacker News and GrowthHackers upvotes… why so expensive compared to Reddit?

Because some of our clients abused the old price. If turns out that if Hacker News upvotes cost $0.79 each, some people that don’t distinguish this network from Reddit, will go crazy and buy hundreds of upvotes for one single post. The same for GrowthHackers.com.

On both these networks, it’s a lot more important to post content of quality than to have it upvoted exaggeratedly. We agree with you that without upvotes you won’t even get noticed since there are so many submissions every minute, but you don’t need to buy that many HN or GH upvotes in order to stand out. If your thread from the New section has 10 upvotes and all the others have one or two, you’ll get noticed alright. On HN, the moderators decide what makes it to the front page, therefore even if you have 500 upvotes, if they don’t like your content, you won’t be getting traffic. A decent number of upvotes and content of quality should be enough to get selected for their front page. Once you’re there, you may buy any number of votes from us in order to increase the popularity of your post further. It won’t look suspicious. But if you are just testing out content, ideas, or a new project in the Show HN section, don’t go crazy.

The current price is $1.49 for Hacker News upvotes and $1.39 for GrowthHackers upvotes. The maximums and recommended amounts to buy for new posts are 8-10, and 20-30 respectively. For GrowthHackers, the price is easy to justify given how hard it is to create an account of quality on the network. But for news.ycombinator.com, you might say: “But it is so easy to sign up. I can sign up a new account in one minute and upvote myself!”. If you do this, make sure that at the second upvote, you go to settings and activate “showdead”. Otherwise you won’t be able to find your thread.

 

Some other notes:

  • How much traffic can Hacker News bring? The question should be: “How much traffic can Hacker News bring, if I make it to the front page?”. Answer: it depends greatly on how clickbaity your title is. It can bring from 20k to 65k in the first 24 hours.
  • Same question, but for GrowthHackers: you’ll get between 1,000 and 2,500 views in the first 24 hours. Most of these will be from business owners though, and in general… people with a lot of money, technical knowledge and influence. A big difference to Hacker News is that you’ll keep getting a decent number of clicks, even after the first 24 hours.
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A successful business starts with a successful product launch. We help.

A successful business starts with a successful product launch, and, in collaboration with another marketing agency, we can do absolutely everything for you. This article is a presentation of our “Successful Product Launch” service. This service may also be used (and has been used in the past) for crowd-funding campaigns, launching music albums, promoting decentralized projects with working MVPs, and so on.

This is not a classic PR gig, like most marketing companies offer (even though when it fits really well, the other marketing agency might ask for a press kit and pitch certain news angles to certain journalists). In today’s competitive world, a business needs to think differently in order to be successful. It needs to walk on the lesser known paths. That’s where we come in. One of our main objectives is to always be a few steps ahead of the competition. This is in no way an exaggeration: other marketing agencies pay us to have themselves promoted, or promote their own clients. When it comes to product launching, we think that just signing up for an account with prnewswire and having the founder write a press release from time to time is enough PR (or do a free press release on prlog.org). What we and the other marketing agency will be offering are more efficient strategies, less over-used by competition, specifically tailored for what you’re promoting. Even so, we always have to start this service by thoroughly analyzing your offering and its marketability, and then recommend certain changes that might help us, or certain photos and videos of the product.

For this service, the main offering of Upvotes Club is represented by highly visible threads on multiple social media networks, with positive comments. Journalists will use the information found there automatically. No need to waste a lot of time and dignity by going after them personally. The posts & comments are made and monitored until they die off, on the groups that fit from these networks:

reddit.com (and no, we’re not posting in /r/promote, /r/imadethis, and other subreddits that don’t matter, like others would do in the same situation in order to pretend they did something; we select subreddits where the target market resides)

snapzu.com

voat.co

 

We post questions and upvoted answers leading to the product on:

quora.com

 

We also post and sometimes comment positively, without monitoring, on what fits out of these:

news.ycombinator.com

toptopic.com

growthhackers.com

empeopled.com

hubski.com

the-artifice.com

 

We might even post on some of these if your target market is inside a few of their groups/boards/tags:

stacksity.com

gameiki.com

panjury.com

4chan.org

8ch.pl

endchan.xyz

campussociety.com

zeronet.io

dojo.press

lobste.rs

slashdot.org

 

If necessary, you will receive temporary access to some of the accounts that we use to post for you, in order to reply to feedback, questions, and so on. If you’re purchasing this service for a mobile app or a game on any platform, know that there are so many communities that we could post on that we’ll have to choose only the most important ones. If you truly want it posted everywhere worthwhile, please buy this service two times for the same project, as our volume of work will be tremendous.

 

The other marketing agency will, again, customize its offering depending on your actual product. They can submit content mentioning your product to fark.com, livejournal.com, steemit.com, metafilter.com, etc., and their own blog network. They choose the strategies with the biggest potential and have access to an arsenal different than ours, making them a perfect complement:

  • Subscription lists
  • Direct connections with journalists
  • Possibility to get a link trending on stumbleupon.com
  • Powerful social media accounts and influencers
  • etc.

If not done already by you, they will submit your startup and product/service to all the important directories (at most 100, on average less than half that), including producthunt.com.

 

The launch will be coordinated live in a Slack group, and we’ll integrate it with Mention and other services that will help us assess the exposure. It mostly goes like this: we propose ops to you, and you approve or deny them. This lasts for around two to four weeks. Therefore it will take at most one month for your product launch to be complete and successful.

 

 

If you’re a perfectionist and you want done absolutely everything that can be done, consider buying these additional and complementary services from our offer, but expect them to be less efficient than the actual product launch ops:

  • Forums Traffic
  • Fb/G+ Traffic
  • The Ultimate SEO Gig

Also create a Quora account that you’ll be using to advertise your product through answers, then use “Maximize PeopleRank” to improve its importance in the topics that present interest to your company.

 

A successful product launch can be all the marketing that you ever need if your product or service is indeed bringing value. Or if you creations are above average, in case you are a content creator (musician, writer, painter, etc.). Let us participate in the success of your entrepreneurship! Read here why you should work with us.

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