An example how a wrong marketing can be a self-shot

by Rudolf Faix 30. July 2015 13:21

Xalient - Advertising & MarketingTwo days ago I got an email with an offer for optimzing my websites. The problem is only that this one, which likes to optimze it, does even not know that his own website is a big secret in the World Wide Web. This example shows the difference between promotion and reality. If someone cannot bring his own website up, how he will be able to bring up a customer website?

Even the statement that he has been looking at my website is nothing than a big lie because uf he has been really looking at my website then he would have seen that I'm selling nothing and he would not promise a "better sales of my services"!

Some people only think that they need to make a simle website, say that the website is good and they can start earning money without doing something. In such a case they are wrong and with such a behavior they are only destroying their own reputation.

The email from - "Digital Marketing Manager" Javis Murya: 

From: Gyanendra <>
Date: 2015-07-28 15:20 GMT+02:00
Subject: We are offering special services Some time

Hope you are doing well.
My name is Jaivis Murya, and I work as a Digital Marketing Manager, I would like to discuss a business opportunity with you.
I gone through your website and found its design is not eye-catching. However, your website needs re-designing or needful
modification to look fascinating and business oriented. So, would you be interested in a possible re-designing service of
your site or additional features that might benefit the overall usability and user experience which usually leads to better
sales of your services?
We have a three tier quality check system so No compromise on quality!
We are offering special services as given below:-
Software Development
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        DOT NET Application Development
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    Website Development
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        Sharepoint Development
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        iPhone Application Development
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        Android Wear Development
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        Window 8 Mobile App Development
    Ecommerce Solutions
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        Ecommerce Website Design
        Rainworx Customization
        Magento Enterprise
        Open Cart Development
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This calls for an Action!
Our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) service provides you with up-to-date and ethical techniques based on recent algorithm
changes done by Google.
You need OUR high-standard SEO for your business because:
. Our approach to content syndication as per Google websites
. Websites are audited and filtered for duplicate contents
. One way link for client through quality websites
. Serviced 6000+ client across various domains through a team of qualified and dedicated professionals
. All SEO professionals are Google Ad words certified.
 Kindly revert back if you are interested. I would be happy to share our Work Portfolio, Client testimonials and Service Packages.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Warm Regards,
Jaivis Murya
Digital Marketing Manager

The short facts from the Alexa browser plug-in about the global ranking from 

Alexa traffic statistic

The detailed ranking gets found at the Alexa website:

Alexa detailed ranking of

If you scroll at the Alexa site a little bit down then you'll see that even no visitor is coming from Google or another search engine to the xalient site:

Alexa ranking shows no visitors from Google or other search engines


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Affiliates & MLM Marketing

iPas 2 - in a lot of countries nothing else than an illegal pyramid system

by Rudolf Faix 27. July 2015 11:12

iPas2iPas 2 is a sales management and funnel system. For this it cannot generate itself any income for you. Everything depends on the product you have to sell. A typical non-seller will not sell better if you are using the system. For this are all promotions where you can earn from this system are nothing else than misleading. The only possibility of earning is by selling the system to others and getting a commission for it. With other words is it nothing else than a pyramid system without any real product value and for this is in a lot of countries illegal.

The system got developed for the Prosperty Team of the Empower Network and Empower Network members can use it for collecting additional affiliates. Anyway there are cheaper alternatives available.

The costs for the iPas 2 system are found at their site

What Are The Costs Of Joining iPas 2?
Good question! The best question in this iPas Marketing System review! Look iPas has a high ticket business model that spits out high commissions. The best scenario is to be at the Black Member level. At this level you have the PBA’s (personal business assistants) working for you. By the way, all the products and names you see, are Empower Network Products. The viral blogging system is a must have to be online with a professional blog website. You can use this to blog about your business or any other topic you like. The rest are high level Marketing training products. You can seriously compare this to a Masters degree in online marketing when you have studied them all. Let’s put it all in one simple overview:

So your total one time investment to be at the iPas Black Membership level is US$ 5125.00. if you immediately go all in and qualify for all possible commissions.
You can also enter at much lower levels… $100 – $500 or $1000, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Your monthly costs are US$47.00 for the iPas2 system.
And $19.95 affiliate fee to be paid 100% commissions

The makers of the item guarantee that you'll have the capacity to make a huge number of dollars every month with these components. I have doubtlessly on the off chance that you utilize this framework and buckle down then you'll have the capacity to create a better than average wage. Be that as it may, it'll take a long while to acquire back what you spent in any case. Also the way does not make it better that regardless you'll be 100% depending on the Empower Network for making money.

You can find what you can really earn at their income disclaimer found at

The ‘average’ person who participates in iPAS earns $0-$200 per month, while the exceptional ones earn upwards of $20,000+ per month.

It doesn't generally show you how to make an online business. It chiefly shows you how to market Empower Network and gain cash as a member. Your fundamental wellspring of wage will be from the referrals that you gather. I know functioning as a partner advertiser can be very gainful. In any case, I think we can all concur that it's vastly improved to have your own site and after that advance offshoot offers through your site.

You should be in control. Else, it can all vanish overnight. Keep in mind what happened when Google began getting serious about spam with the new calculation redesigns? A huge number of sites were hit hard and online groups were overflowed with individuals griping about the new changes. The fact of the matter is that on the off chance that you rely on upon one showcasing method for the greater part of your needs, and that advertising system is demolished, then your whole business will run down with it. That is what it's inconceivably vital to concentrate on a few distinctive promoting systems.

Did you know Google doesn't support Empower Network blogs? Empower Network sites are staggeringly hard to rank on Google.

So much selflessness must of course be protected from their overwhelmed customers. For this they hide their identity by using proxy services for their domain registrations:

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Fraud & Scam

Zip Nada Zilch - ZNZ - - declares themselves in their terms and conditions to be a scammer

by Rudolf Faix 27. July 2015 06:41

Zip Nada ZilchYou can compare the site from Zip Nada Zilch (ZNZ) with a mall where you can enter and find a lot of different shops. If one of the shops is a fraudster is not the mall owner guilty. In the case of ZNZ you can only say that ZNZ did not make any background check about the offers in this case. The question is only if they need to make a background check? In any case such a fraudster in their mall makes the reputation of the mall not better and as ZNZ is offering free of charge but only in exchange against your personal data access to this mall they are in any case partly responsible for that what in the mall happens.

ZNZ is operating only in the 50 U.S. states, Canada and UK. As you have to complete some offers before you can earn money by promoting the services from ZNZ are getting only membership requests from people living in the U.S., Canada and UK are getting accepted. Before you sign up with them you should check if the offers on the sites from ZNZ are interesting and suitable for you, because you have to complete between 1 and 20 offers before you are able to promote the services from ZNZ for earning money. The ofered services are not free of charge and can get in sum expensive for you. Nowhere you can get money for free and nobody can spend more money than he earns if he don't like to run into bankruptcy.

In this case even the method, which is described in the member area of Income Jack does not really help you to get a membership at ZNZ because you have to complete some of their offers. For this is the offer from Income Jack a misleading promotion. Here is the description from Income Jack:

For those of you outside of USA, Canada and UK:

ZipNadaZilch was initially intended for affiliates in the USA, Canada and the UK however, if you live outside these areas you might still be able to promote ZNZ, as long as you are in an area served by PayPal.

While ZNZ does not “guarantee” that all international users will be able to refer others to ZNZ to earn “gifts” (referral commissions), they may allow you to do so.

You will need to Contact Them HERE, and simply tell them what country that you are in and ask for permission to exchange one qualified referral for your own qualification. DO THIS BEFORE YOU CREATE YOUR ZNZ ACCOUNT. You need to be “unreferred” at the time of making this request.

Here is a suggested wording for the request that you could send do them. Please vary slightly to fit yourself and edit “[YOUR COUNTRY]” and “[YOUR NAME]”:



I am located in [YOUR COUNTRY] but I would like to refer USA, CAN and UK users to your to complete offers.

I have not created my account yet as I was told that users in my location may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Those that I refer are people that are my email subscribers, all opt-in subscribers who have requested information from me about free online offers or low-cost income opportunities.

Would you please allow me to refer people to you, and provide instructions as to how to proceed?

Thank you so much.




—- END COPY —-

This would mean that you wouldn’t need to complete the trial offers to qualify… you can’t anyway due to your location.

If ZNZ approves you, you will simply need to refer USA users to earn referral commissions (Or CAN and UK users)

Again, this is not guaranteed. ZNZ has communicated that they do allow this on an individual basis. You do need to contact them first to get “ok” to do so.

If they ask what you will do to promote the offers simply tell them “Personal referrals, via email and personal networking.” There is no point in mentioning IncomeJack because they won’t know what you’re talking about. IncomeJack is simply a system I created to assist you in your personal networking, to save yourself time in explaining and selling. IncomeJack’s process is considered personal networking.

Even if ZNZ agrees with your request you have to complete some of their offers before you are able to promote their service. Actually you would be only in a good shape in this case if you need to register a new domain. In this case you can use their actual offer from Godaddy, which gives you the necessary one point you need for promoting the services from ZNZ. All other actual offers from are more or less only available in Canada, U. S. and UK.

You see the misleading promotion is done from the affiliates of ZNZ with their time-waster videos and not from ZNZ itself. In any case this one which is working with fraudster need not wonder himself that he will get called to be a fraudster too. This fraudster image gets confirmed if you are looking at an example offer from their homepage. It is nothing else than a misleading promotion:

Cinematrix (US, UK)
Watch online

Credit Value:0.10 Credits
us uk

If you take a look at the details from this offer then you see that you have to provide a credit card:

Cinematrix (US, UK)

Description: Watch movies on your computer!

Requirements: To receive credit, you must sign up for the trial with a valid credit card. Prepaid/gift cards are NOT allowed.

Note: You must be logged into your account to access/complete offers. You can log into your account from the log-in tab.

This is nothing else than a misleading promotion. An offer is only really free if you don't need to pay something. Trial offers with the deposit of a credit card are not really free because it can happen something to you and you are not able to cancel the offer in time. In this case is ZNZ not better then their affiliates. Here is it even worse because they require for completing the offer a postpaid credit card and they like to play man-in-the-middle during the time you are completing the offer. All the offers found at the website from ZNZ have similar requirements.

My opinion is that everybody is stupid who is using a postpaid credit card on the Internet and he should relocate into a madhouse if he is accepting a man-in-the-middle system during a sign-up process at a website where sensible data are getting transmitted.

The result of their own conditions can get seen at Web Of Trust too. If you take a look at the negative comments about ZNZ at Web Of Trust than you see that others see the risk of identity theft too:

WOT rating from

An Alexa global ranking of 300,000 equals to around 100 - 150 visitors a day for all sites of the domain Normally you need 1,000 visitors for getting 1 new member.

Alexa ranking of

If we take a look at a Rippoff Report, then we fin a user, which did not understand with whom he made a contract and that ZNZ has been only the promotion agency. What is more interesting is the answer he got and which seems to be from ZNZ (Author: Drew) - the relevant parts are:

To be QUALIFIED to receive money for introducing others to the program, you yourself must participate by getting your "credits." This constitutes taking trial offers yourself and keeping them the alloted amount of time. Which is 80% of the trial period. So let's say that you take a 7 day offer, 7 X .80 = 5.6 days, so you write down on your calendar to do with that offer what you will after 5.6 days but before 7 days, it is not rocket science. OF COURSE the offers encourage you to keep the offer past the end of the trial period, that is WHY they are offereing the trial in the first place.

If you do not cancel the trial before the end of the trial period, you will be charged, that is why it is called a trial period. So... If someone is angry that they were charged, it should not be with ZNZ, they CLEARLY tell you how long the trial period is, they are not trying to fool anyone.

The companies that advertise within ZNZ are seeking real customers, who want to keep their products, but the companies themselves are offering the "trial" so they can't force you to keep it, but understand this...

There is a much greater probablility that someone who actually has a product for a little bit of time, and actually experiences the benefit of the product will WANT to keep it. In reality, you could go out on the internet right now, independent of ZNZ and do one of these trial offers. Let's say a credit report offer of some kind and you could see your credit report pretty much immediately and then you could cancel the offer right away. That is what A LOT of people do, but with ZNZ and to participate with ZNZ, one MUST keep the offer 80% of the time. That is enough time to experience the benefit and make an educated decision as to whether to continue on and become an actual customer.

For the case that the above statement is really a statement from ZNZ then is the fraud starting here. These terms are not written in the FAQ and are not getting found in their Terms and Conditions. Additional is the above statement an instruction how to break the point II/4 of their Terms and Conditions - there is written:


  1. ZipNadaZilch does not guarantee that a user will receive credit for any offer. We reserve the right to refuse a user credit for an offer for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, lack of appropriate information or fraudulent information.

  2. A user may only receive credit for completing an offer once on any site. Do not complete an offer twice as this is considered fraud.

  3. Users are responsible for ensuring their browser settings have been set properly in order for the offer to be credited.

  4. A user should only complete an offer they are interested in. Completing an offer only to get your free gift is considered fraud.

  5. ZipNadaZilch is not responsible for delays in reporting offer completion or failure to receive credit.

  6. ZipNadaZilch is not responsible for any unknown or unexpected charges that you receive from one or more of our offers. Read the offers terms and conditions before signing up.

  7. Prepaid cards as well as gift cards are strictly forbidden to be used on any offer promoted at ZipNadaZilch – it is considered fraud to do so.

My opinion is the fraud already shown in the first point of these conditions: "ZipNadaZilch does not guarantee that a user will receive credit for any offer. We reserve the right to refuse a user credit for an offer for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, lack of appropriate information or fraudulent information."

Additional is the rule I/7 "Accounts may be suspended or closed at any time for any reason based on the discretion of the ZipNadaZilch Network." not conform with any Consumer Protection law, because one of the hidden reasons can be that the consumer is earning too much money.

It does not matter if the site from ZNZ is free of charge or not - even personal data having a value. If ZNZ cannot guarantee for something than their offer is nothing else than SCAM, because how they have declared by themselves they are able to reject crediting you for any newly invented reason without inform you before. It does not make any difference how long the company exists. Their own conditions are declaring them as fraudster. If they have conditions to reject crediting you than they have to list them all. We know that scammers are lazy and for this they are not listing the full conditions for making more income by themselves.

In any case are these Terms and Conditions against the Consumer Protection law of the European Union and UK. UK is a member of the European Union. As much as I have seen until now is the U.S. FTC about such rules not very happy too.

At the point II/7 is ZNZ declaring the usage of prepaid credit cards as a fraud. Maybe someone should inform the credit card companies about this statement and maybe they are taking the proper legal actions against ZNZ. In this case ZNZ would be very fast history.

The terms and conditions from ZNZ are in Europe not valid because of the consumer protection law. Their own laziness and business idea makes the Terms and conditions invalid because they like that the user is even responsible for everything and they are by themselves for nothing responsible. They are even too lazy to inform the users about changes in the Terms and conditions. This gets shown in the remaining Terms and Conditions:

In no event will ZipNadaZilch, LLC. be liable for any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use this service, or any information, or transactions provided on this service or downloaded from this service, even if ZipNadaZilch, LLC. or its authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (b) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in this service and/or information downloaded through this service.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ZipNadaZilch, LLC., its employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to this Website from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or any activity related to your Internet access account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing this Website using your Internet access account.

If at any time you wish to not participate on this site, simply discontinue use of your account.

ZipNadaZilch reserves the right to change its Terms & Conditions at any time. We also reserve the right to change point values of rewards or offers at any time for any reason. Use of the site after such modifications acknowledges and binds a user to the updated agreement.

Changes in the Terms and Conditions have to get announced at least one month before they are getting valid according the consumer protection law in Europe. Hidden changes are making the complete Terms and Conditions invalid!

Not one consumer can get prosecuted if his account is getting hacked by criminals. In such a case the company can get prosecuted for not taking care of their own security and the data of their members. That ZNZ does not delete accounts on request gets shown at "TERMINATION OF USE". Their own behavior is in this case very negligently.

They are oftering in UK their service and even don't know the consumer rights from UK and the European Union. The law cannot get excluded by defining Terms and Conditions. As there are so many rules against the law including the product liability are getting all rules of their terms and conditions replaced by the standard law system. This is the result of their laziness.

For all the above reasons and to protect themselves from their "happy" customers they need to hide their identity even at the domain registration:

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Fraud & Scam

WOT - Web Of Trust - a good tool, but you need to use your own brain

by Rudolf Faix 26. July 2015 07:41

WOT - Web Of TrustWOT - Web Of Trust is nothing else than a free browser add-on which combines different warning sources like Malwarebytes, PhishTank, etc. with a community of users which are sharing their experience with websites, online stores, scams, untrustworthy links, etc. With other words it is rating system for websites which cannot get easily influenced or cheated.

Everybody, which likes to find some good sites for business - especially in the MLM and affiliate marketing sector, should use this browser add-on in combination with the other tools I described already at "Tools helping in evaluating the promotion and reality of affiliate networks".

WOT shows a colored traffic light next to website links to tell you which sites people trust for safe searching, surfing and shopping online: green for good, red for bad, and yellow as a warning to be cautious. The icons are shown in popular search engine results, social media, online email, shortened URL’s, and lots of other sites.

An example is shown at the following screenshot:

Sample browsing with WOT - Web of Trust

If you are accidentally opening a site which has a bad reputation you get immediately a warning like shown at the following screenshot:

Site with a bad reputation

From the toolbar you are able to take a look at the rating of a site:

WOT - Web of Trust - Ratings with comments

Following the link "View details and comments", which opens in a new browser-tab, gives you some background information about the reason for the ranking. Not all user are commenting their voting. You should read in any case the positive and negative comments and make your own decision.

Don't forget: Such tools can only help you in making your decision - they cannot hindrance you making a wrong decision.

At least can save this tool a lot of your time, which you spend normally by watching the time-waster videos of the illiterates. You'll get more information about the system and/or offered products from the comments than from the time-waster videos.


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Security & Tools

BitGold Inc. - very suspicious - will they burst like a bubble?

by Rudolf Faix 24. July 2015 15:52

First of all BitGold is an official registered company. Only their own marketing, their own presentation on the Internet and the canvassing of their members makes this company very suspicious. Especially the misleading promises by aquiring new members found in the social networks are more destroying the image of a stock traded company than giving them a good reputation.

BitGold tries to be a copy from Paypal with the additional possibility to have a stock of gold. Gold has been from around 600 BC until the First World War the main currency. With other words BitGold tries to secure their members with a stock of gold, which can get used as a currency for payments by using the actual buy and sell prices.

For growing faster by getting more members they try to give you a commission for each new member which you get into the system. Together with their own system of different promotions, commission payments and the greediness and incapability to read of their members leads to misleading promotions by giving false promises. This fail shows that Joshua Crumb and Roy Sebag have a lot to learn about marketing, promotion and how to get and keep a good reputation.

Such a misleading promotion gets found on Facebook:

BitGold is the new and way better BitCoin check it out for yourself you get over $8 to join FREE!! and over $8 each referral that joins free watch the video below and then get your free money by joining

Here is the video

see you all at

True is like it is stated in the Golden Heart referral program:

Send this unique address to your friends via email, text message, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. When a friend signs up using your unique web address they receive 0.025 g ($0.87) grams of Gold and you receive 0.025 g ($0.87) grams of Gold instantly!*

* The Golden Heart(TM) referral program bonus may vary in each region and is subject to change without notice.

The above statement makes a company already unserious. It is like a lottery if you get something or not if you promote their service. As nowhere is written which countries are supported and how much you get for a promotion in each country is it nothing else than a teasing of their own members. They even have all option in this case to cheat. The phrase "The Golden Heart(TM) referral program bonus may vary in each region" looks for me like racism and is for me and in my view nothing else than a scam. As we know are scammers lazy, this company is even too greedy or too lazy for developing a system which is valid for the whole world. They are even too lazy to inform their members by email about some changes in the rules and have written "... and is subject to change without notice". That is for me already a reason for not making business with them. In Europe are such phrases useless and are invalid in front of the law court. A company can even get fined for such rules. Any changes in conditions have to get announced in an acceptable timeframe - mostly one month - before they are getting valid.

Three years ago Joshua Crumb has been a senior Global Metals Strategist at Goldman Sachs in London. All specialists are a more or less chaotic. I think that is the reason why we find the same chaos from their Golden Heart(TM) referral program very well documented in their company structure. That is looking for me more like a haphazard mess instead of a well-planned action:

BitGold has overtaken the GoldMoney platform from the billionaire Eric Sprott. With GoldMoney they bought 150,000 customers and more than 1.5 billion dollars in assets. These must now getting successfully integrated into one platform. At BusinessWire we can read the next change from BitGold Inc.: "The first step will be a name change of BitGold Inc. to GoldMoney Inc., subject to regulatory approval.". With this action they like to use the traditional name and the good reputation from GoldMoney Inc. We will see how long it will take until the reputation from GoldMoney will get destroyed too.

The web-based platform, which got created under the leadership of Joshua Crumb and Roy Sebag, makes the impression like she is still under development - especially if you are taking a look at it in German language. There you'll find a very bad translation of the content with a mix up of English messages and content. Even Google translate makes a better translation of the content.

BitGold bad translation

Especially the preselection of the language in the user section shows us that the site got cheap programmed in Eastern Europe, India or Russia. The possibility to have the site after log-in in English or German language is completely missing:

BitGold offered languages

The next failure on the website gives you the same impression that the Canadian address from BitGold Inc. is nothing else than only a post forwarding service. If you are following the link on the site Missing Golden Heart™ bonus (Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015 09:48AM EDT) at point 6

6. Your friend resides in a country where BitGold is currently not available. Click here to view our list of supported countries.

you'll get the next surprise:

BitGold support center

The above facts and the fact that I even did not get any answer from the customer service gives me the impression that their customers and members are not important - especially if they seem to be from a low wage country. That shows only the limited horizon in thinking from the owners and directors of Bitgold Inc. They seem not to understand that people from Europe and USA are enjoying their retirement time in Asian countries. These kinds of people are normally not really the poor ones.

My experience is that every company, which has been growing too fast, blurted like a bubble. The question is only how their customer and members are getting their gold in the case of a crash and how long it will take? It is much easier to speculate with the money from others as with your own.


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