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 xalient.in - "Digital Marketing Manager" Javis Murya: 

From: Gyanendra <gyan@xalient.in>
Date: 2015-07-28 15:20 GMT+02:00
Subject: We are offering special services Some time
To: rudolffaix@gmail.com


Hello,
 
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
 
      Offshore Software Development
        VB .NET Development
        DOT NET Application Development
        Sharepoint Migration Development
        Salesforce Development
        Microsoft Azure Development
        Mac Application Development
        Microsoft Small Business Solution
        SQL Programming Development
        C# Development
 
    Website Development
 
        PHP Website Development
        Wordpress Development
        ASP.NET Website Development
        CakePHP Development
        Laravel Development Service
        Drupal Development
        ASP.NET MVC Development
        Joomla Development Service
        Sharepoint Development
        
    Mobile Application Development
 
        ibeacon Implementation
        iPhone Application Development
        Android Application Development
        Swift Development
        iPad Application Development
        Android Wear Development
        Blackberry Application Development
        Window 8 Mobile App Development
 
    Ecommerce Solutions
 
        Magento Development
        Prestashop Development
        ECommerce Cart Development
        Ecommerce Website Design
        Rainworx Customization
        Magento Enterprise
        Open Cart Development
        Shopify Development
 
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 xalient.in: 

Alexa traffic statistic xalient.in

The detailed ranking gets found at the Alexa website:

Alexa detailed ranking of xalient.in

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

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

Time-Waster: uento.com - Nicholas Thompson - Apogaeis Technologies - apogaeis.com

by Rudolf Faix 15. July 2015 04:49

Uentouento.com is nothing else than a big time-waster. I have installed their software on June 22. You need to collect points. For some software you install on the phone you'll get 3 points. For some other kind of software you'll get 5 points if you install it and run it once. Another kind of software you'll need to install it, run it and keep it at least 72 hours on the phone. For this kind of software you'll get 8 points.

The problem is that there is not enough software available that you can earn some money because 250 points are only equal to $2.50. Additional is there a problem that the recognition of the software for which you'll get 8 points has a lot of failures and you don't get the points for the reason that the software got updated in the meantime or some other failures. I could collect only 235 points during 3 weeks and I have been looking a few times a day for getting new software offered. Additional I reached an user level of 14. An user level of 20 is necessary to get your affiliate code and that you are able to promote their system.

After an update yesterday I could install only one program and got afterwards the message "maximum installs exceded". After a reboot of the phone I got the message that I have changed the country and for this reason I'm now blocked for 5 days. It seems that the uento programmer are so stupid and don't know that airplanes are available which can bring you in a little time to another country. You can be sure that I did not change any country settings on my smartphone.

An email to Nicholas Thompson - the domain owner - remained unanswered. Another email is provided but not working. Nicholas Thompson seems to be a private person which seems to be a script kiddie and seems to dream about getting rich fast.

if you write an email to info@uento.com (email address provided at the Google Playstore) you'll get the following error:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

     info@uento.com

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain uento.com

by mail.waypedia.com

. [104.237.130.50].

The error that the other server returned was:
550 5.1.1 <info@uento.com>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual mailbox table

With other words all provided information from the "company" have the same quality like their program!

If you are an masochist or you like to tease yourself than uento is the right program for you.

As the earning possibilities are only very little is the result of the percentage which you can earn from others nearly zero. For this reason and their worse and cheap programming is the system nothing else than scam.

The scam gets confirmed as at the Google Playstore is written: "offered by Apogaeis Technologies". A Google Search results the following address: Apogaeis Technologies, A-301, 2nd Floor, Stpi Block, Kssidc Block 3,, Electronic City Phase-1, Electronic City Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100, +91 88672 64169, http://www.apogaeis.com/.

At http://www.apogaeis.com/ you'll find the very impressing web site (screen shot below):

Homepage in maintenance mode

You see that everything is built up with as little effort as possible and with a lot of different address information for confusing the user. A company which is working this way is not trustworthy. You can see the chaotic kind of their work in every part - the website, the program, the idea behind the app. 

Not one serious company disallows search engines indexing their sites. Only criminals are doing this. The Wayback Machine gives the message "Page cannot be crawled or displayed due to robots.txt." With other words the content of the page is since the domain got  created (2 years ago) the same. Scammer are very lazy!

As everytime is the promotion looks and sounds much more better than the product:

You want to make money with phone? 
FREE & TESTED 
You need:
- email address
- android phone
- paypal account
it's no joke !!!
only serious people who are content with little in the beginning and in time come to more !!!

ONLY ANDROID
1. go your browser phone to -->> www.uento.com and download the app UENTO free
2.singup: - name
- email
- password
- refferal code: Egslo
3. in e-mail with you register you receive an e-mail from waypedia in which is a code consisting of numbers and letters for account validation
copy code-->go to uento--> menu-->myprofile-->press verify email with code
4.download free app to get points
5.payment in paypal

negative:

  • you need a level of 20 until you get an referral code for promoting the app
  • only a few apps available
  • you get apps listed, which you had already installed
  • you need 250 points to get $ 2.50 paid to your paypal account
  • You need to check the site many times a day to get new apps for installing
  • You should have a virus scanner at your device - in one case an app tried to install a trojan at my test device - Photo Lock Screen
  • you get apps listed, which are not available for your region - an example is Guvera Music

 

July 14, 2015: I'm locked for the reason that I should have changed my country! At the moment I'm on userlevel 14 and have 235.11 points. 250 points have the value of $2.50!!!

The domain registry data of uento.com: 

Domain Name: UENTO.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1833982183_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2014-10-25T16:02:57Z
Creation Date: 2013-11-03T00:30:17Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-11-03T01:30:17Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Nicholas Thompson
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 12 blackfoot trail
Registrant City: sharpsburg
Registrant State/Province: Georgia
Registrant Postal Code: 30277
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: 4043143972
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: arielporchera@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Nicholas Thompson
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 12 blackfoot trail
Admin City: sharpsburg
Admin State/Province: Georgia
Admin Postal Code: 30277
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: 4043143972
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: arielporchera@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Nicholas Thompson
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 12 blackfoot trail
Tech City: sharpsburg
Tech State/Province: Georgia
Tech Postal Code: 30277
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: 4043143972
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: arielporchera@gmail.com
Name Server: NS1.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS2.LINODE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-07-14T2:00:00Z <<<

 

Some domains related to Nicholas Thompson - arielporchera@gmail.com:

  • ayetstudios.com
  • dryscalpremedy.net
  • mobaddict.com
  • mobadict.com
  • popcorncalories.net

 

Domain registry data from apogaeis.com:

Domain Name: APOGAEIS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1816172354_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-07-14T15:40:19Z
Creation Date: 2013-07-19T12:35:59Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-07-19T12:35:59Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Abhimanyu Kumar Garg
Registrant Organization: APOGAEIS TECHNOLOGIES
Registrant Street: H-1101, Ozone Evergreens Apartments,
Registrant Street: Haralur Road, Off Sarjapur Road
Registrant City: Bangaluru
Registrant State/Province: Karnataka
Registrant Postal Code: 560102
Registrant Country: India
Registrant Phone: +91.9845725463
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: abhi.gargcs@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Abhimanyu Kumar Garg
Admin Organization: APOGAEIS TECHNOLOGIES
Admin Street: H-1101, Ozone Evergreens Apartments,
Admin Street: Haralur Road, Off Sarjapur Road
Admin City: Bangaluru
Admin State/Province: Karnataka
Admin Postal Code: 560102
Admin Country: India
Admin Phone: +91.9845725463
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: abhi.gargcs@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Abhimanyu Kumar Garg
Tech Organization: APOGAEIS TECHNOLOGIES
Tech Street: H-1101, Ozone Evergreens Apartments,
Tech Street: Haralur Road, Off Sarjapur Road
Tech City: Bangaluru
Tech State/Province: Karnataka
Tech Postal Code: 560102
Tech Country: India
Tech Phone: +91.9845725463
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: abhi.gargcs@gmail.com
Name Server: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-07-15T0:00:00Z <<<

 

Some domains related to Abhimanyu Kumar Garg - abhi.gargcs@gmail.com:

  • apogaeis.com
  • apogaeis.net
  • abhigarg.info

 

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Suspicious Sites

Time-Waster: multitrendo.com - trastnews.com is a copy of multitrendo.com

by Rudolf Faix 1. July 2015 14:49

Update July 1, 2015: This site is only a time-waster. Be happy that you wasted only time and not money by participating at this sites hosted in the Ukraine for the case you signed up already. If you did not sign-up then use your time for something better.

The reason is described in the article Phishing: Survey & News Sites hosted at the Ukraine.

MultiTrendomultitrendo.com is the older version of trastnews.com. The only difference is that you get only $5 for each news you read. multitrendo.com uses the same privacy protection service like tempoquiz.com, whosurvey.com, vacantsurvey.com, trastnews.comfifty-news.com and wheresurvey.com. multitrendo.com is hosted like the other sites in the Ukraine:

IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
46.28.65.182 Ukraine  Kharkivs'ka Oblast' Kharkiv Itl Company

 

As multitrendo.com is already registered more than two years we can find some results at google about them. At Rippoff Report we can find a complaint Review about Multi Trendo:

Multi Trendo Multitrendo Multi Trendo is a ficticious company, not registered in public records. Say they were started 2008 in Brookland. BROOKLAND New York

Multi Trendo recently started placing ads in Craiglslist.org asking people to do news article clicks for pay per article read.

No business contact information was supplied: address other than a claim of Brookland, NYC.

Say they were established 2008. No such company name or variation of name appears in business public records in New York State, New York City or Brookland, NY. This is a fictitious company whose web site whois data is hidden and whose web server is located in the Ukraine - which raised suspicions.

Their signup asks or PayPal account number which PayPal stongly advises never giving out. The field is not long enough for standard email addresses used in allowing push PayPal payments.

The likely scam is that you enter your PayPal email address, or account number in the payment set up while using the exact same or similar password during their registration. That way they gain full access to you PayPal (or other payment processing company) account. Then they can take over your payment account.

Similar reports can get found at:

Summary: Be happy that you wasted only time and not money by participating at this sites hosted in the Ukraine for the case you signed up already. If you did not sign-up then use your time for something better.

The following suspicious sites are hosted at the same server - the percentage value is the trust rating:

questbsn.com....0%
okactualites.com....0%
frenqu.com....0%
okinterview.com....0%
up-actu.com....0%
upenqu.com....0%
actutrend.com....0%
froround.com....0%
enqueteok.com....0%
mail.fractualites.com....0%
news-doc.com....0%
fractualites.com....10%

The domain registry data of multitrendo.com:

Domain name: multitrendo.com
Domain idn name: multitrendo.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.reg.ru
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.com/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ru/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ua/
Updated Date: 2014-03-20
Creation Date: 2014-03-20T10:31:28Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-03-20
Registrar: Domain names registrar REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@reg.ru
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Admin Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Admin City: Nobby Beach
Admin State/Province: Queensland
Admin Postal Code: QLD 4218
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +45.36946676
Admin Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Tech Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Tech City: Nobby Beach
Tech State/Province: Queensland
Tech Postal Code: QLD 4218
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +45.36946676
Tech Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Name Server: ns1.reg.ru
Name Server: ns2.reg.ru
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-07-01T11:33:34Z <<<

 

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Fraud & Scam

Affiliates Marketing Scammer

by Rudolf Faix 29. June 2015 11:54

MoneyAffiliate Marketers are you really so stupid and believe that someone, which finds a system where he can generate unlimited income streams, will share it with you over the social networks? 

If one will doing this then he is nothing else then a stupid egghead! 

If you get such offers, then this one which has made the offer, needs you, your money, your workforce or both for getting an income by himself. What will happen with you is for him not important as long as you are able to generate income for him. Sorry, but this is the bitter truth.

There is no "holy grail" for making money available. If such a holy grail gets found you can be sure that the government will do everything what is possible to stop this opportunity. Otherwise the world economics would break down and the money will lose its value.

So why are you so stupid in believe in such systems?
The provided proofs are nothing else than fakes. Yesterday I have found such a fake which could get easily proofed. The first payout has been before the domain got registered. You can find the article here. Why the other proofs should not be faked? Everybody can create an evidence which is looking good and real by using a computer. You are not able to inspect or check it back.

Are the hawker videos impressing you?
Videos are making only this people, which did not learn to write and to read. Such time-waster videos are made from hawker and they try to convince you with a lot psychological tricks mixed up with meaningless words to be a part of their system. They only like to get your money and/or your workforce. The best system for them will be that you pay, invest and work for them! Take a look at the most sites. There are nothing else then a caption, a video and a field where you have to drop your email address if you like to get redirected to next information. Videos cannot get indexed by the search engines. Only written words are getting indexed.

Why are the owner of these video-sites waiving the traffic from the search engines?
These scammer need to make fast business and disappear immediately before they can get captured by the police. For this they are not interested into the traffic from search engines. The expected life time of such a site is only a few weeks or months. That is too short to get a good search engine ranking. Most of the sites are using a privacy protection services. The inland revenue service is very interested in such a business too.

Is the promised income impressing you?
Sorry, but between promotion and reality is mostly a big gap! The promoted fantasy income are maybe the people on top earning but not the freshly recruited ones. To get such an income will be nearly impossible for you.

Why do you need to pay a sign-up and/or membership fee?
The company is saving already a lot from their own marketing costs. You'll know already which company you should avoid if they like to get a sign-up or membership fee. In such a case are their products nothing else then non-seller and they are not able to finance themselves or not able to keep their own system up and running without the fee. Serious companies will provide you even help by promoting their services or products without charging you something.

Don't forget: You are the one which works for the company and you shall get paid. Not opposite round! You are making the marketing and the sales. Without you the company will even not be able to sell something. The most of the affiliate marketing products are not able to get sold inside a store. There would be too much competition.

 

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