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YOLO marketing

YOLO marketing is how we call it when the target market is investors looking for a quick buck. If you're doing that kind of fundraiser where the investor may be the common person instead of the VCs, then we're the marketing company for you!

The fundraising could be done in the form of:

  • ICO (initial coin offering)
  • IEO (initial exchange offering - usually at Binance)
  • IDO (initial DEX offering)
  • STO (security token offering)
  • ETO (equity token offering)
  • MISO (minimal initial SushiSwap offering)
  • IFO (initial farm offerings - usually at PancakeSwap)
  • crowdfunding through a traditional platform: KickStarter, Indiegogo, Crowdfunder, Crowd Supply, Patreon, GoFundMe, SeedInvest, LendingClub, MightyCause, StartEngine, etc.
  • other crypto-related platforms (some might enter in the categories above): CoinList, Bounce, Gnosis Auction, Polkastarter, DAO Maker, Poolz, Ignition, etc.

We rarely fail to reach the objective of a fundraiser. If you have a quality project, even an average one, the common person will fund you. No need to go looking for VCs. The marketing services that we have for you are in the crypto-related category. Please open the link from the previous phrase and read the service descriptions in order to understand clearly what we can do for you. Besides those, you might be interested in our more traditional managed services, or in buying some strong accounts that you can use for your own PR.

We promote in /r/SatoshiStreetBets, /r/cryptocurrency, /r/CryptoMoonShots and 30 other subreddits. Depending on your budget, we can even promote you on platforms where Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, and South Korean is being spoken. We can promote you on ProductHunt, 4chan, Twitter, and lots of other platforms. If your project is not very serious, then the more memes and infographics you can prepare, the easier it is for us.

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How to avoid getting your post removed/shadowed on Reddit

In order to increase the probability of your submission staying up, you just need to research for a few minutes before posting or before ordering a post from us, The tips from this article will greatly increase your chances, but do realize that subreddits aren't fair or protected by the free speech amendment. Each subreddit is owned by its creator, and optionally he might have assigned moderator status to one or more persons, offering various rights. Do start from a psychological state where you won’t get upset if you get censored or if a moderator removes your post because it somehow hurts his bottom line; maybe he is the founder behind a company that is your competitor. Where we can, we will help; we have moderator status in lots of subreddits (especially finance-, business- and cryptocurrency-related).

The number #1 tip is to actually read the sidebar rules first! You'll find them in the right part of the screen:

After this, you will usually know if you've selected the right subreddit for your post. If you need another one, use these tools to find it:

Before writing the actual post, especially the title, it might be a good idea to read a few posts from the chosen subreddit. See what people are writing about, and try to get a feel of the community from the comment sections. It’s useful to be able to relate to them by using the same communication style. Additionally, go to the "Top" sorting -> "All Time", and see which posts did best. How were they formulated? What specific subjects were they touching?

Don't try to post obvious spam, and if you did it in the past excessively check that the domain is not banned. An easy way to do this: first do your post in /r/test, check with another browser if you can see it, and then remove it.

If your post was fine but it still doesn't show up, do know that many subreddits run a bot named "automoderator" (or "automod") that's often badly configured. Reach out to the moderators through a message, and ask them to approve your post. We always do this ourselves when needed.

Good luck! Add a comment to this article if you have more tips yourself.

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Reddit can be useful for you regardless of what you’re starting in life

There's not enough time in life to learn from mistakes. Reddit can be useful in preventing this waste of time because if used correctly, its many communities can help you go through life optimally.

Let's say you're going to the gym; you want to build muscle. Should you start taking steroids as well, to hasten the process? I did my own research on steroids some time ago, and I got to the conclusion that they'll be great for some people, and bad for others (like myself). Here's why they can be dangerous: https://www.reddit.com/r/steroids/wiki/index#wiki_are_they_dangerous.3F. In the case of steroids, if your lipid panel is already looking bad, or if you always had trouble containing acne, you wouldn't start taking them.

When you begin studying a new field, it's a good idea to first find the dedicated subreddit for it, and:

  • Read the wiki that its users wrote.
  • Check out the links that they have on the sidebar.
  • Go to the Top sorting of threads (see photo below), and read the most upvoted threads of all time and the most upvoted threads of this year.
  • After you've completed the tasks above: if you still got lingering questions, start your first discussion on the subreddit! You could buy Reddit upvotes for your post so that it goes to the top, and you receive more answers and attention than usual.
The top sorting of a subreddit on Reddit is useful to discover past great discussions!

If I wanted to acquire a new interest and decent knowledge of nootropics, I'd first go to /r/nootropics and read https://www.reddit.com/r/nootropics/wiki/beginners. Then I'd continue with the following three steps enumerated above. Here are just three tips for improving your mind's effectiveness:

  1. Consume blueberries. Lots of blueberries! Not convinced? Read Examine's page on blueberries! Quote: "The antioxidant and anthocyanin content of blueberries makes them particularly effective at reducing cognitive decline, supporting cardiovascular health, protecting the liver, and reducing liver fat buildup. They may also have a role to play in promoting the growth of nervous tissue and reducing neurological inflammation."
  2. Don't drink your coffee in the morning, because if you have a proper sleep schedule you shouldn't need it at that time of the day! You should already be fully awake in the morning! Instead, drink your only coffee of the day during lunch, so that you combat the all-too-common after-lunch drowsiness.
  3. Drink green tea in the morning and at lunch, because it comes with its own positive effects, while also containing this useful compound which synergizes with caffeine: "L-theanine is extremely safe and has been shown to mitigate the negative aspects of caffeine, such as anxiety, increased blood pressure and diminished sleep quality, while possibly improving upon the positive aspects."

If you wanted to buy a new laptop, you'd start with /r/SuggestALaptop/. If you wanted new quality headphones, you'd use /r/headphones/. If you wanted feedback on one of your websites, you'd use /r/design_critiques/. If you wanted to live longer, you'd start with /r/longevity. If you'd want to begin a skincare routine, you'd go to /r/SkincareAddiction. And so on, and on, and on. Reddit is useful!

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Indie Hackers – what is it, and what can we do for it

Indie Hackers is a social media platform and podcast owned by Stripe. The web platform resides on this URL: https://www.indiehackers.com. The podcast is boring. Here's how their main page looks like on January 16, 2020:

By their own definition, an indie hacker is someone "set out to make money independently". That means generating revenue directly from his customers, not indirectly through an employer. Their platform has multiple sections, for example, one through which founders of businesses and side projects can share their story: https://www.indiehackers.com/products. You can get some website traffic by simply clicking "Add Your Product", and then filling the information about your business as accurately as possible. In a few days, your product page will be approved and it will live forever in their public index. From then onward, you'll be able to publish milestones reached from time to time, telling other entrepreneurs what you've just accomplished, how, and the lessons learned from it. The milestone will compete to show up in the upper part of their main page, in the Milestones section. You can see some examples in the photo above. Buy Indie Hackers upvotes from us and your milestones will show up on top. This is obviously easy marketing, but don't do it unless your target market is somehow related to B2B products/services, startups or entrepreneurship, because that's who will be landing on your page.

If you accept payments through Stripe on your store, a good tip is to link your product page with the Stripe account. Revenue statistics will start showing up on your Indie Hackers product page, and people will take it more seriously.

Below the Milestones/Products sections, you can see the Community section. We can do posts for you there, or you can post yourself and have us upvote and comment. This is where "you'd ask for advice or feedback" regarding your product/service, thereby bringing potential customers to your pages.

Alexa's traffic stats has indiehackers.com ranked at #4933 in the USA, with both engagement and traffic going up fast. This makes it a worthwhile target for marketing your efforts.

Two more ways in which you can promote yourself with Indie Hackers are found on their Contribute section:

  • you can pitch them to write an article for their Articles section; this has to be about advice or strategies that could help others in their business / side project; Courtland Allen, the main person behind I.H., has shared some ideas about what articles could be about: https://www.indiehackers.com/@csallen/ideas-for-articles
  • you can sign up to be interviewed by them, with the interview showing up in their Interviews section.

If you're organizing a local entrepreneurship-related meetup in your area, you can link to it in their Meetups section.

And finally, you can contact them and request to be a guest on their podcast. If it's live, please tell everybody about our services. :P

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Why buying Reddit upvotes from other services than Upvotes Club is bad for business

Disclaimer: We're not at all subjective while writing this article. When assessing them objectively, our competitors just suck.

Buying Reddit upvotes from other services than https://upvotes.club is bad for business. On a meta level, our competitors suck because:

  • Their businesses are either one-man shows or led by amateurish entrepreneurs.
  • Their objective is making money instead of providing a quality service.
  • They're putting too much emphasis on competing in price with their commensurate competitors. For this reason, they have to cut costs, which leads to a race to the bottom where their main day-by-day question is "how to still offer this service at a lower cost?", instead of "how do I improve this service even more?".
  • They see each other as competitors. We don't see them similarly. We see Reddit as our competitors. We are engaged against them in an intellectual battle to make our influence worth more.

Here's what these low quality services do, which will hurt your business:

  • Upvote/downvote your posts with school-grade level software, instead of upvoting manually with an intelligent undetectable manner of switching fast between accounts - as we and some other big marketing agencies do.
  • They're forced to keep adding new accounts without karma to their software because the current batch is getting banned. Guess how these new accounts are registered? Again, school-grade level software is being deployed, while beating Reddit's captchas with services like 2Captcha. The more technically advanced shitty competitors are using software like CapMonster with Recaptcha2 Sitekey Addon. On the other end, we don't even have captchas showing up.
  • They don't start the actions ordered as soon as the payments for the orders go through.
  • They don't make rational decisions when it comes to promoting your posts. For example, they might upvote too fast or too slow for the subreddit where your post is located, and the time when it was posted. Many examples could be offered here.
  • They don't speak proper English, which will be obvious in the history of their accounts. And God forbid you order a comment from them as well, without providing the text. Expect something like "This is great!" to be posted. Even if the comment for you will be correct orthographically and grammatically because you provided the text, the rest of the comments from the account's history won't be, which will raise suspicions.

Why does this hurt your business?

  • You will get called out in the comment section as a spammer and manipulator.
  • Your business will start being associated with unethical promotional practices.
  • The domain of your business might get banned globally on reddit.com.
  • Your post won't actually make it anywhere near the top of a subreddit. Nor your comment to the top of the comment section.
  • If you've posted with your own account and they've just upvoted you, then your account will eventually get permanently suspended. It will happen in two days, or two weeks, but it will happen.

Hopefully, the above information will save you some trouble and stress. Do know that we don't just sell upvotes, downvotes, posts and comments. We also offer fully managed marketing services, where you'll have a campaign manager and we'll take the best decisions in order for your product/service/media to get the most exposure. You can find our managed services in this category.

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What to avoid when promoting yourself with our techniques

  • Let's say we do a positive review for your product or service in a well-targeted subreddit. If someone posts a comment that you'd like to reply to, be it negative or positive, do not reply with "a company account". Most likely, you'll immediately get called out that you've incited the thread yourself, otherwise how would you have known about it? You can, however, answer everything one day later, that's a more realistic time-frame.
  • Do not use bots to upvote threads that we've also been upvoting. From our FAQ: When we detect bot activity, we stop working immediately and there's no refund as credit. You're putting our accounts at risk, and most likely you'll get caught anyway, especially on Snapzu, Reddit and Hacker News.
  • Do not buy too many upvotes for a small subreddit. Exceptions might be when you do it for SEO, or when you're trying to get to the top of the year (/r/subreddit/top/?t=year). When we consider that you bought too many upvotes, we'll probably provide them slower than usual, sometimes even drip them during 48 or 72 hours. If this is still not enough, we will refund you in credit for the actions that were not provided.
  • Do not buy too few upvotes on big subreddits.
  • Do not buy too few downvotes for competing posts in subreddits that get a lot of new threads each hour. Aim for a ratio of at least 3 downvotes on competing posts for every upvote to yours.
  • If you get negative feedback from redditors on your post/s, don't be sad or demoralized about it. Instead, be happy that you've received feedback which can lead to improvements. Always keep adapting!
  • Don't promote link posts that sell something, unless done in subreddits which exist precisely for this purpose (/r/ImSavingUpForThis/, /r/shutupandtakemymoney/, /r/BuyItForLife/, ...). Another idea would be to /r/AskReddit "what is the best X you've ever bought?", then make sure that the top comment leads to your product. Of course, both the question and the subreddit choice need to be more subtle than that.
  • If you want to be the one posting something, while we only upvote it and downvote the competition, make sure to actually post it during our working schedule. Also, use a fast payment method like Nano, Paypal or ETH with an average fee! It's best to have us do the posts as well though because that way we can always ensure that actions start getting delivered as soon as they're up. This leads to a less suspicious and more effective process. You can find our managed marketing packages in this category.
  • Don't forget to write at "Additional Information", during checkout, what you actually want to be done with the actions that you're buying. You'd be amazed to find out that even to this day, 1 out of 18 people forgets this, and he has to contact us afterwards through email or Skype in order to complete the order request.
  • Avoid asking us to promote pages that could look spammy if a potential customer is sent directly to them, or they're harder to promote because they're the last step in your sales funnel. For example, instead of buying Managed Traffic for your website's main page, you'd be better off having us promote a landing page that eases the reader into your products, explaining why you have the upper hand over the competition, or one of your blog articles.
  • Avoid under-promoting or over-promoting. Do you want to promote a new PlayStation game? Over-promote then! Success will cost a lot of money, and it means Successful Product Launch initially (which costs double for games), plus a custom monthly package discussed with us during a Strategy Consultation. Do you want to promote a homeopathic pill (scam)? Under-promote then, in this case, you could even go for a 0$ budget because promoting trash rarely works anymore. If you're replying "But I've seen such pills promoted in the past!"... that was probably on PornHub; we usually go for more intelligent markets with websites like Reddit, Quora and Hacker News.

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What to do if you’ve heard that promotion through Reddit or Quora works, but you’re not a heavy user

We'll show in this article than promotion through Reddit works, and promotion through Quora works as well. There are businesses whose only marketing channel is Reddit or Quora. The advantage of these platforms is that you're not bringing random users to your websites. When targeting the right subreddits or Quora topics, your talking exactly to the persons who would want to be on your landing page. Sometimes, they've even been actively searching for what you have on offer. Maybe you're not getting those 1000 views from bots, offered by Fiverr and Seoclerks sellers in so many forms. For this reason, it won't look good initially in your analytics report. But from those 100 real users, 10 will be buying or following your other calls to action. This positive effect will compound in time, and will eventually lead to the "financial independence" of your business.

In order to laser focus on your target audience, you need to have a perfect understanding of these platforms and how they're being engaged with. It's a lot more difficult than it seems, given how each subreddit has its own rules, set by whoever might be moderating it. It also has a community with its own habits, beliefs and memes. For example, a community might hate it when it's being presented a certain product in a certain manner, maybe because your competitors have already done it similarly up to saturation.

When we handle the promotion for you, through one of our managed marketing services, we have essential advantages to what you'd be doing manually by choosing what actions are to be made, and buying from us Reddit posts, Reddit comments, Reddit upvotes, Reddit downvotes for competing posts, Reddit Monitor, Reddit upvotes/downvotes for comments, and so on. Here's why we do it better by ourselves:

  • We can start actions on a post or a comment as soon as it got submitted. This can be the difference between making it to the top of a subreddit, or ending up in the second or third spot. Let's be real, this is only possible when we're the ones posting; if some competitor tells you that you can post by yourself and he'll start upvoting immediately after, you're being fed lies. Even the payment process can take 30 seconds or more. If you upvote with bots instead, expect your thread to be removed by moderators because your post with 15 points will be behind one which received 3 real upvotes 20 minutes before, and that will look suspicious as hell. If you really want to be posting yourself, we can help in this regard, even though it's suboptimal: you can schedule the post! Order and pay before the Reddit post is live, then write at "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION" during checkout at what time will you post (preferably in UTC), in what subreddit, with what account, and what's the title. We'll do our best to start upvoting as soon as the post is live. Just know that in this kind of situations, our clients have sometimes not been able to stick with their own schedule, f.e. because their posts got removed initially for having forgotten something, like setting up a flair or following a naming convention.
  • If one of us has greater experience in the targeted subreddit, he'll be the one submitting and adapting the text. Otherwise, we'll check the comment sections of similar posts done in the past to make sure we approach it in the right way.
  • We'll actually pay attention to all those pesky sidebar rules when choosing a title and a body. Setting a title that would be accepted has gotten ridiculously hard in certain subreddits, where even an extra space character seems to trigger the OCD compulsion of some moderator. We even remember to set the flair after the post is live. There's no reason to remove our posts, unless you're trying to get us to promote your "10-day guide to weight loss and wealth building. No work needed". Promoting crap won't work, regardless of what marketing agency you're choosing.
  • There's a working schedule for manual operations on our website, which is indeed very limited, especially for those outside of US or EU. But for managed packages, we can actually post at any hour, since we live in various time zones around the world. We use a tool and our experience in order to determine the posting time which guarantees the highest chance of ranking high.
  • We sell marketing services for quite a few communication networks on our website, but, in reality, we have accounts on a lot more. For Managed Traffic, Premium #2, and other marketing services fully administered by us, we often post on other networks if the target market is there. For example, for an article related to programming, we could also go with our promotion on Lobsters, Stack Overflow, CodeProject, etc. To conclude here, we are not just about Reddit, Quora and a few others; we're about bringing you interested clients or readers, from wherever they might spend time on the internet.
  • We often accompany our posts with monitoring, which is an expensive and time-consuming service - yet often essential. If you're unlucky when posting manually on Reddit, then the first or or two comments might be negative. Afterwards, in the time it takes you to buy Reddit Monitoring from us, they will influence other people visiting the comment section, and you'll end up with bad feedback from all directions. These aren't the kind of threads that make it to the top. Op failed.
  • People, even most marketers, are very bad at NOT sounding as if their only actual purpose is to promote something. We're far evolved from this stage, with most of our comments and posts making other people follow our suggestions, and in the same think it was their own idea.
  • The list could go on. In conclusion, promotion through Reddit, Quora, and other networks works. It just needs to be done properly, and for this reason we recommend you getting a managed package from us, instead of buying just the actions that you need from us.

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Reddit upvote bots – here’s why they don’t work!

"Reddit upvote bot". Are you looking for that? We'll be saving you some time then! Bots that claim to upvote successfully on Reddit do not work. Reddit upvote bots were working before 2015. A lot has changed since then; for example, Reddit has become a social media giant which was evaluated in its series D round at over 3 billion dollars. They have an all-star security team, and if you think that some guy from Pakistan has written a C# windows app or Python web app that can send your posts to the hot rankings, then you need to lay off the Kool-Aid. A better alternative to Reddit upvote bots is what we're doing, and there's no way to identify it as marketing because it differs in no way of normal usage of the Reddit website. When you buy Reddit upvotes, do it the right way.

First off, you should know that the accounts used by bot managers (basically any other website selling upvotes except us), have exactly 0 post karma and 1 comment karma. That's because the people who manage the bots have to also handle registering accounts, with or without email, a process which is similarly automatized. Then, the accounts are used for actions as much as possible, until they get banned. Lately, this means less than 12 hours. There's just no other way. Creating activity on these accounts beforehand would be a complex and unprofitable step, which doesn't help them avoid bans. Additionally, take into consideration that actions given by new accounts are more likely to have less value (we haven't actually tested this hypothesis). Why would the upvote of a new account have the same worth as the one of a regular Reddit user?

Here are some of the Reddit Upvote Bots used: „Reddit Automation Bot”, „Reddit Account Creator and Upvoater” (that's how they've chosen to write it), "B.H.T. Reddit Bot", "Rabbit", "Socinator", "Reddit-Marketing-Pro", "ASB Reddit Bot", "Reddit King", "AIO Bot", "Reddit Voter" or „Reddit Dominator”. Reddit marketing services usually just settle on one of these programs, many of which are free, and in conjunction with a script that creates accounts and a website, they start offering their poor-quality service. After at most one year of light activity, they're usually gone, and other similar ventures replace them. They usually originate from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh.

Reddit upvote bot used by a friendly competitor. Their actions have 0 effect.

We know a lot more about why they're failing than we let out through this article, this being done in order to protect our business, but also the Reddit website itself, which we wouldn't want to see invaded by spam. Since most of our competitors barely speak English, we'll risk a bit and add here one of the ways Reddit admins ban not only their upvoting bots regularly, but also any other accounts - including those manually created:

Linking any two accounts with a degree of probability is an easy algorithm that can be run on the Reddit platform. Two accounts have upvoted the same three submissions in their lifetime, in three different non-default subreddits? There you go, 100% the same account owner. After a high probability link for a large number of accounts is done (this is an automated process), Reddit admins sometimes choose not to ban two or three of the accounts that have been used for posts or comments. Instead, they start monitoring them. The owners of upvoting services are not smart enough to stop using them, and often they don't even have enough resources to afford it. For this reason, these accounts will keep being used time and time again to re-link all the users of the upvoting service, and mass bans will keep occurring where the only survivors are the "spy" accounts.

In conclusion, if what you have there is actually something worth promoting, do not use Reddit bots.

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LinkedIn marketing strategy: promote your business in its many groups!

This is about an underrated marketing strategy for LinkedIn. You don't hear people talking about it, and you don't read any articles about it. You can do it by yourself, or you can do it with our help. Regardless, it's a cheap method of promoting your business or your fund-raising in groups that see less marketing than your average Facebook group. The median IQ in these groups is also a bit higher. For these reasons, promoting your business with this strategy just works better.

We're writing here about the optimal way on how you should go about it, but of course, you can do it your own way.

As of 2019.03.16, there are 1,787,734 groups on LinkedIn:


The easiest way to go about it would be to just buy our managed service for marketing in LinkedIn groups, write at Order Notes the landing page and what do you see as the target marketing, and let us handle it from there. The service description makes everything obvious:


If you’re offering a B2B product or service, or if your target market is in any way related to investing, trading, smarts contracts, cryptocurrencies or STO’s, this is for you. We will promote your business in LinkedIn groups starting a few days after the order is made, for a total of two weeks. It takes so long to start because we need to join groups related to your target market and make some neutral activity first.

We found out about some changes coming to LinkedIn groups; they will be similar to how Facebook groups work: if you'll want our posts from the groups to show up in the feeds of people more, then you might want to not actually link to the landing page, and instead mention it in such a way that people could easily Google it. For example, you would say "Empson wines" instead of linking to http://www.empson.com. Or if you have a lot of time to put into this, you could combine it with a more standard LinkedIn marketing strategy:

Optimize your profile, then create a company page that might serve from time to time as the first or the second step in the funnel, and optimize that as well. You might not even insert a company page into your marketing funnel, because LinkedIn users prefer to interact with other people instead of the pages of their company. Try for 30 days a premium level like Sales Navigator so that you get access to LinkedIn Learning, which is the former Lynda.com. You'll have tons of videos on optimizing your LinkedIn profile and the rest of your presence on the platform. Then, generate relevant content for your target audience. That can be a combination of blog posts, eBooks, case studies, etc... Once you have the content, keep posting it on your LinkedIn profile and in the company page. You can also have us post it in relevant groups, or you can post it yourself. Make sure that all posts have links to landing pages on your company website, and those, in turn, have some sort of CTA or a way to capture their info like an eBook download form. Then comes the hardest part... consistency. You need to be posting multiple times a week. Not so much that it seems spammy, but enough to spread throughout the spokespeople and industry groups. Stick to a strict schedule! You can even automate posting on your profile and in the company page. You'll get a solid growth in followers, website traffic, and lead conversions, in less than six months. Do not use LinkedIn ads unless you know your CLV and it's in the 5 figure range, otherwise, you won't make a good ROI. Know exactly what kind of profiles your business does business with, and start connecting with them. But do not pitch them outright! Nobody likes that. Allocate time each day to make connections with those prospects, and also to engage with your existing connections (for example, reply to their posts). If you can't keep up, hire someone to handle the entirety of this LinkedIn marketing strategy. To get more views on your content, you can use a tool like LinkedProspect to simply message a lot of people on LinkedIn (without anything spammy) and get them to connect to you.

Good luck! If you just want to see how well LinkedIn marketing would work for you before going heavy into it, just use our service initially! Subsequently, watch your Analytics and see if the traffic that you receive from this social media platform is satisfying and if its conversion rate is high enough. In the meantime, we'll try to keep this article updated with tips on how to promote your business on LinkedIn.

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How to promote your cause with an AMA (Ask Me Anything!)

A short explanation of AMA's and how they can be used for marketing purposes

An AMA (Ask Me Anything) is a thread started on social media, usually Reddit, where you tell people what you're about and you also invite them to ask you anything, with the implicit promise that in the next few days, you'll be spending as much time as necessary in order to answer all the non-trolling questions. These threads tend to attract a lot of eyes and can be used to promote your cause, by simply mentioning it in the main body of the thread or in the reply that's getting most views. The main subreddit where AMA's are posted is /r/IAmA, with 18.5 million subscribers as of 2018.11.20. But you can post AMA's wherever your target market is. If you sell car decals, you could choose the /r/cars subreddit and a few groups on Facebook related to tuning cars, and present your short bio and your startup there, then promise to answer any question related to car decals in the next few days. For the Reddit threads, consider having us upvote them and comment, in order to jump-start the interest. Otherwise, this might happen:

Answer all the questions!

Make sure you understand the distinction between trolling questions and uncomfortable ones. If you work at a non-profit, raising funds in order to feed stray dogs in Detroit, a trolling question might be:
How can you identify if a dog is stray or just lost, and what do you do to find their owner for the latter situation?
You don't have to answer such a question. An uncomfortable question might be:
Wouldn't it be best to raise funds to sterilize the stray dogs, and use the rest of the money to support homeless people?
You need to answer it. Answer as many questions as possible, including the ones that you find uncomfortable; people will appreciate it!

Be real!

Another tip would be to be as real as possible. In today's society where bad education and social media invites everybody into a fakeness competition, with the winners being the people that create the coolest narratives, the traits of honesty and realness are appreciated even more. Lower your guard, do not think what you're supposed to say when answering a question and just answer it from the heart, with all the awkward, ego-lowering and non-hyperbolic elements that might be attached to the truth. If you're a marketing genius (and you might be ready for our Advanced blog section), you can use the above facts in order to over-act with realness and honesty, for example, to dramatize answers in order to solicit empathy. People will like you more.

How to prepare for your own "Ask Me Anything" thread:

  • spend 30 minutes browsing through the most upvoted AMA's of all time https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/top/?sort=top&t=all
  • search on Google for other AMA's that relate to your field of activity, see how other people have done it; example of a search queries:
    • inurl:ama site:reddit.com car tuning
    • car tuning "ask me anything"
  • read everything here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/wiki/index
  • if you will buy from us a lot of upvotes for your post, comments, and downvotes for competing posts, the traffic to the thread might be very high therefore set aside at least three hours in which to answer questions continually; when you're at this stage, whatever donation or support you might be soliciting will probably end up being successful too
  • find a catchy title for the AMA, that makes people want to click; some examples from the past:
  • consider scheduling your AMA with at least two weeks in advance, so that it appears in the sidebar of /r/iama; you'll need to send date, time, person (information about you), description (information about the AMA) to mods@askmeanythi.ng; maybe just send them the title and the body that you'll be using, so that you get some feedback in advance on the quality of the proof and on the request for support (they might consider it too emphasized)
  • scheduling might not be worth the effort, but you can at least message the moderators of /r/IAmA before posting to ask them if the title and the body are fine
  • the request for support doesn't have to be in the main body of your post; it can be as a reply to one or more of the most upvoted questions; note here that we have the ability to upvote Reddit comments as well, not just the threads
  • post at a time when traffic from your target market should start going up

How to manage your AMA, once it is up:

  • share the link to it through all your social media channels, and ask all your close friends to share it as well
  • as mentioned already:
    • be real
    • do not engage with trolls
    • answer all the uncomfortable questions as well
  • cross-post it in relevant subreddits and add "[xpost /r/IAmA]" at the end of the title
  • again, promote it with our help; it won't be worth the time that you're putting into this strategy if your thread is getting no traffic

This is what you need for the actual process of posting the AMA:

If your internet skills are bad, here's a step by step guide on how to register a Reddit account and do the post (we found it at "Useful links", in the /r/IAmA subreddit): https://goo.gl/ZZgLmS Here's a template that you could use for your post if your main goal is to bring people to a fundraiser:
Title: I am [WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION]. [WHAT DO YOU DO CURRENTLY?]. [WHAT IS YOUR LATEST ACHIEVEMENT?]! -- AMA - or at the end: — AMA! - only specify your name if you are extremely famous Body: Hi! [Name] here! [Bio in a few phrases] [Why your cause is important] [Call to action (here you would mention about your fundraiser)] [Secondary call to action starting with "Please support the campaign and ..." - make it clear what the advantages are for those donating] Proof: [Proof]
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Buy Product Hunt upvotes – an easy way to promote/launch your mobile app, website, hardware project or tech creation

Buying Product Hunt upvotes has been possible for almost a year now through our main page. We've had incredible success, with our record being having the top two products in one day promoted by us. Even though the website is called "Product Hunt", as in completed or alpha/beta-products, we've been able to bring to the top ideas that had just an ICO and a talented team supporting them. Note that based on their own description, the platform is for launching mobile apps, websites, hardware projects and tech creations. This description is general enough that you don't have to worry much about what you're promoting and how "it fits". When you buy Product Hunt upvotes from us, you also get a guarantee of us not using bots or automation of any kind, and our PH accounts having realistic and maintained Twitter accounts behind them. It has been very rare for products upvoted by us to get shadowed, and when that happened it was either because their owners upvoted them through automation as well, or the products were simply trash and having any amount of upvotes was unjustifiable. To describe our service and its requirements, I'll first quote its description:
We’ll deliver over 150 upvotes on ProductHunt. If it’s not just us upvoting (therefore it doesn’t look suspicious), we’ll provide up to 400 upvotes. Please buy this at least two days before “your product is hunted”, and write at Order Notes when it will be live. Even better, schedule the post through the website for 12:01 am PST, send us the link to it, and regardless of what hour you chose, do specify it! It needs to be very clear for us when the post will go live!
Do note that we've been a lot less successful with people that haven't scheduled their posts, therefore take the above advice as mandatory if you want a successful campaign. On top of buying ProductHunt upvotes from us, it would be nice to have a friend comment on your product and ask a question about it, in order to create some activity. If you don't know which of your friends is active on Product Hunt, just reply to whoever contacts you about the service from Upvotes Club, and provide him with the text for a comment; it will be posted for free. If you buy Product Hunt upvotes for a product that is shitty in a very obvious way, we won't even start on it and we'll refund you because we need to protect our accounts. buy product hunt upvotes For when to schedule the post? What day of the week, what time? Well, according to this research (the times mentioned are PST - Pacific Standard time):
Contrary to the popular belief that Tuesday is the best day to publish, Sunday turned out to be the day, between about midnight and 1 a.m., by both the chances to get higher in the Top and the upvotes count. For the same time on Monday and Tuesday, the average engagement was found to be a bit higher, however the chances to hit the Top are way lower. The worst time to be at the Top is Wednesday and Thursday. For any day, the activity for products published during the hours after 12:00 decreases significantly.
Another thing to note: if you've scheduled your post and when it's time for it to be live, it doesn't show up in the "Today -> Popular" list, you must contact support ASAP in order for them to fix it! This often happens to people posting their product for the second time on the website, without having modified the product "version". If you're one of them, just make sure to add something like " - version 2" at the end of the title, and use a different landing page as last time. To summarize what you need to do in order to buy Product Hunt upvotes and not worry about the success of the campaign:
  1. If you'll be using multiple accounts to upvote the product yourself, make sure the votes come from different browsers and IP's.
  2. Do not use any kind of automation when upvoting your post, because it will be shadowed 100%. If we detect such activity, especially coming from shitty accounts, we'll stop upvoting ourselves and you will not get a refund.
  3. Do tell all your acquaintances to upvote it, through all your personal social media channels; that is permitted and everybody does it.
If you think that to buy a minimum of 150 Product Hunt upvotes is not enough to get you to the top (or at least top 3), then the problem lies with your product, and not with our service. Regarding the effectiveness of this marketing strategy, there's not much to talk about it. Everybody knows already how effective getting featured on ProductHunt is. You'll be bringing a lot of technical people to your product, for at least one week. Just make sure that your servers can handle the traffic.
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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. First off, and most importantly: after you've selected your keywords, make sure you understand what users are searching for when they type them. For example, don't give them a long article when they want to buy something, or they want to read a few short reviews. Create exactly the content that they expect to find when typing those keywords! Get inspiration from the search results that are already in top 10.
  2. Make the content outstanding! It needs to keep them engaged because Chrome detects when someone presses the "Back" button, and as a result it lowers the ranking of that article for the keywords that brought them there (they have other manners of detecting lack of engagement as well, but we're trying to keep this short and actionable). Additionally, consider having a table of contents on your article, at least one 1200x630 photo (also add it to the Open Graph tag "og:image"!), and update your article every six months!
  3. 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 the 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.
  4. Get a lot of backlinks to your content (consider using one of our SEO services if you value your time)! 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.
  5. Get HTTPS for your website, preferably through a free SSL certificate. Paying for this is too 1995! HTTPS has a positive correlation with higher rankings, with 33% of all URLs that rank #1, #2 or #3 using this protocol.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Include your target keyword within the page title! Over 15% of all the pages ranked #1 include the target keyword within the page