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MarketHive Groups

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Diverse Business Team

Like Facebook, Teams is actually a much more focused culture celebration to have actually subject matter discussions accordinged to the Teams style.

Unlike Facebook, Teams is the center of all the devices from the system. Allow’s start with the blog writing platform.

The Group blogging platform is actually a special system published to from the team members that prefer to publish to that platform. The Markethive blogging site system also takes advantage of plugins so that web content may be routed to several WordPress blogging sites. This permits you to develop a group from marketing experts all cooperating for a common source providing web content for the Markethive weblog systems as well as WordPress circulation (scope).

SEO Links management is another group functionality where the group company takes advantage of the Backlinks system to construct white hat hyperlinks for particular projects.

Co-op Marketing campaign Finance: Press releases, Youtube video recording advertisements, Facebook Advertisements, Google advertisements can effortlessly be funded with an inner co-op project.

Membership Control Files: As Admin, you could review task records for the participants in your group. Login task, blogging in the team, Link activity, Massaging responsiveness, and so on. Enable decisions accordinged to activity to figure out ejecting non responsive members.

Rotators: Used to distribute traffic involving the Group blogging sites, or Co-op website traffic to marked sites or even grab webpages. Or dispersed traffic for any sort of factor. Similar to the Co-op campaign is actually the capability to obtain leads, clients or distributor in a co-op function as well as disperse the leads, consumers, etc. accordingly.

Possession Chart: A control device whereas screens the relational hookups in between, catch web pages, account web pages, blogs, social media networks, press releases etc

Group Messaging: Communication with your group members is effectively managed with the team feature messaging unit.

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A Markethive team is like a Home Sector. You may utilize Teams to create a start-up organisation, an expert service, an energy home based business staff, nothing like this before, like building a start-up service without any overhead. This is actually the pledge of the brand-new Market Network (distinguished to the old Social Networks) That is precisely what Markethive is.

Typical case: Chris Corey, Annette Schwindt, Stephen Hodgkiss as well as I have actually created a new firm contacted Wavefour Inc. This firm is actually negotiating an advertising project with a new customer that is employing our team to operate a representative acquisition, reach, Craigslist, capture webpage project, having the potential to generate over $500k for our team when our experts get to aim at. This is actually exactly why our team developed Markethive, a market atmosphere created to nurture, sustain and also allow tiny, large and also medium organisation.

Markethive Groups is actually the center from each one of this. Welcome to the brand-new Market Network from the future. Markethive!

Rotators: with to arrange website traffic happening to the Team blogging sites, or even Co-op website traffic to marked web sites or capture webpages. A Markethive group is like a Cottage Sector. You could played with Groups to build a startup organisation, a qualified service, a power network marketing crew, nothing at all like that previously, like developing a startup repair with no overhead. And Markethive Teams is actually the epicenter of all of this.

 

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MarketHive is a hybrid mixture of inbound marketing tools

MarketHive is a hybrid combination of a complete suite of inbound advertising and marketing devices as well as people and also a dynamic incorporated social media created for business owners.

Success business concept: arrows hitting the center of target, Red Inbound Marketing on wall background, 3d render

Success business concept: arrows hitting the center of target, Red Inbound Marketing on wall background, 3d render

Because 1996, I have been constructing and also developing inbound advertising and marketing systems. Inbound Advertising and marketing has actually become the most reliable advertising approach for working online. Rather than the old outbound marketing techniques of developing standard “come do business with us and here is why hypez” type ads, sending concern of loss and difficult pitched advertisements through e-mail lists, paying for disconnected non-receptive leads, registering for lead development systems that produce names, emails and phone numbers to individuals who actually have no idea of you or care to talk to you, MarketHive inbound advertising concentrates on creating quality outcomes, through quality web content and also systems that pull people towards your business and product, where they normally want to be and also wish to work with you. By aligning the web content you publish with your customer’s passions, you normally bring in inbound web traffic that you can then convert, close, and also nurture in time.

Mentor, sharing, enlightening, exposing, working together, with the globe goes to the core of the MarketHive incoming advertising matrix. By creating web content, providing helpful wisdom, and providing security with integrity in the method and the message, you will find yourself attracting your dream consumers. MarketHive’s inbound advertising systems draw in certified potential customers to your service and also keep them returning for a life time.

From the outside in, develop a Social Semantic network by bringing in cognitive leads. MarketHive offers the most thorough suite of incoming advertising tools much superior and much more inclusive than anywhere else (at any type of price), and also all of this free of cost (A $3000+ per month worth).

You have the option to use this solution, as an advertising and marketing upgrade, to develop a substantial cognitive lead data source. Let me clarify.

Traditional lead development (the life blood of any type of company or venture) creates a detached lead data source, where a simple procedure by either acquiring leads, or subscribing to a lead system calls for an added procedure of calling or getting in touch with that lead, who could remember subscribing to some news report, video clip presentation, asking for more information in that respect, and so on (the lengthy honored typical lead kind procedure). But the moment you vary from that message, 99% of the time, the lead is alienated by your message, has no link to you, other than they slightly remember offering you a name, e-mail as well as possibly phone number. The result is a clear being rejected of any further effort to do company.

In comparison to this typical choice to building leads is the MarketHive inbound marketing choice to construct a cognitive lead database. By drawing in like-minded, interactive participants that not only are seeking exactly what you offer, however, are quickly incorporated right into your social-neural network, connected into your team(s) and also are established to get your automated messages as well as your published and also current messages from your platform. This sort of lead is exactly what we call Cognitive Lead production.

So just what is a Cognitive Lead? Studying the term, Cognitive ways (relating to, or being conscious intellectual activity as reasoning, reasoning, bearing in mind, thinking of, or knowing) A lead in the traditional sense, is a person we have get in touch with information on that particular we intend to do something, get, respond, involve or act inning accordance with our schedule.

The cognitive lead is a person that has actually elected to join you through your MarketHive system, that is drawn into your deal, the system, comes to be integrated within your social semantic network, is able to respond within your network to your simulations in addition to others stimuli in your network and also in turn deal and cause stimuli, incorporate in the better reason for the network. This produces a lead system that has actually never been completed prior to.

Study number 1: Emailing a sales letter to 25 million receivers. The regular results of sending out a collection of e-mails to a list of 25 million advertising a multi-level marketing offer are depressing at best, despite having a solid energetic emailing list. Claim you obtain 500 to register. Seems excellent right? Allow’s do the mathematics. That is.0002% which is an analytical NO. Now envision sending a series of e-mails to that same data source providing a spare for life inbound advertising and marketing system worth $3000 each month. Even if just 5% respond and register, that is 1.24 million clients. These will certainly also come to be Cognitive Leads as part of your Social Semantic network and also over time will certainly become your substantial receptive sphere of influence for the remainder of your life.

Study number 2: This is a good sense exercise. But bear with me as it makes overall feeling. You create a Facebook ad to drive prospects to your capture web page to promote an opportunity to offer a prominent and also well-known face item to construct your distributorship service. You get a reach of 20,000 for $200 weekly and also receive around 300 potential customers (.02%) registering right into the lead capture web page. You still have to email them car responders pitching the deal and also make efforts to call them up on the phone. From the project of Thirty Day, you accomplish 1200 sign ups in your capture web page, manage to talk with 100 of them from that 100 you recruit 3 people into your organization. You are pretty proud of on your own. You invested $800 for 3 representatives that bought $500 to come right into your deal and you received a $500 benefit for doing so. You know that the probabilities are 2 of that 3 will be gone within 3 months, however, by then you have managed making a few hundred in earnings, so you warrant the exact same procedure month after month.

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Marketing Automation

Marketing Automation

Currently, let’s change the campaign to draw in business owners by marketing MarketHive instead of the capture page. The Same reach of 20,000 each week for $200. However instead of the little percent of prospects subscribing, let’s presume we obtain 20% of the reach (4,000) to sign up with MarketHive through our Alpha program, therefore, they are integrated into the MarketHive system with a profile of valuable inbound advertising devices and also connected to you via the different social semantic network functions of the system. These entrepreneurs are currently returning and staying within your sphere of impact as you supply support to integrate them right into the system and also slowly developing friendships and also revealing them to your primary service. People want to do business with people they know as well as depend on. This does make good sense right?

Summary: When you establish a proprietary collection of sophisticated, reliable incoming advertising and marketing devices, and incorporate the entire system into a FaceBook like social network and interface, you have the world’s very first business owner business person’s social media. Then provide the whole system for free to the whole globally market of business owners. That includes small companies, neighborhood services, regional companies, worldwide companies, cottage markets, realty agents, mortgage brokers, insurance coverage representatives, affiliate marketing professionals, software pioneers, musicians, churches, political systems, political prospects, suppliers, network marketers, pioneers, and also dreamers!

Last Chance for Pie

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Get a Piece of the Pie

Markethive is the new Market Network.

You all know what a Social Network is and we can probably identify is MySpace but in reality 6th degrees gets the distinction as the official Social Network established in  1997 (to be noted Veretekk, a social networked automated marketing platform started in 1996). With that said, the burgeoning Social Network revolution really gained steamed as Facebook and Twitter took the field and dominated the market in 2006.

Poor Myspace launched around the year 2000, but the marketing and shear investment brought Facebook to prominence crushing poor underfunded MySpace in the process. We do not want that to happen with Markethive. We are the David and we will be facing Goliaths as we move forward.

As it stands right now, we are ready to fully launch and need the capital to do the launch right and BIG! We have been pursuing venture and angel capital for several months now. Getting pretty close. But something amazing happened yesterday…..

Venture capital started pursuing us. Yes, the word is out because of the power of Markethive’s blog platform and reach, we were contacted yesterday by a capitalist who saw our broadcasts and began seeking us. And now we are in negotiations with them.

This may or may not be the final bell, before Markethive funds millions and starts the launch procedure to begin the ascension to top Market Network.

It may or may not be your last chance to hitch a ride for practically nothing. I know, $500 is a lot for people who have limited resources. But let us play the what if game OK?

LinkedIn posted 2.9 billion in revenue in 2015. That is right Two Billion 900 million in cash revenue. Markethive has all the potential to achieve that and even more. I have always believed this to be the case.

Now what is 5% of 2.9 billion? It is $145 million. Now divide that number by 250 shares (Alpha Legacy shares) and you get $580,000 dollars. That is ½ of a million dollars. I would say that a $500 contribution is a mighty small amount to leverage that potential.

Every year and growing, would that make a difference in your life? And the BOD contributors that paid $4800 for 1 share of 100 will share 20% of this potential revenue. Looks like we night be cruising toward creating 350 millionaires, doesn’t it?

BTW: There are about 10 of those 100 BOD shares still available.

Exciting times Markethive is entering. See you at the meetings.

The Alpha Legacies are limited and will be gone within a few weeks.
https://markethive.com/specials

Thomas Prendergast
CEO Markethive Inc.

MarketHive

When Markethive discovered herself

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From Social Networks to Market Networks

 

Markethive is a full suite “Inbound Marketing” platform integrated with a full scale “social network” targeting the 800 million “Entrepreneur” global populations. Like Facebook meets Pardot. This new revolution of the next wave of progressions is known as Market Networks, compared to the last wave of Social Networks. Even MarketHive’s name reflects this new revolution. Experts predict the “Market Network” will dwarf the “Social Network” market.

1. Founder (Thomas Prendergast): 40 years’ experience in Ad Agency and Marketing professional. Educated and developed technology awareness from 1982 – 1992 in the Silicon Valley. Visionary, skilled programmer, innovation 1sts, Stanford and UCSD Super Computer Center foundations and over 20 years building marketing innovation on the Internet.
2. Pardot, a full scale Inbound Marketing Platform (very similar to Markethive’s platform) sold for $95 million to complete the ExactTarget platform in preparation to be sold to Sales Force for 2.5 billion Using these metrics it is easy to assign a value to Markethive of a minimum of $100 million. see story: www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/atlantech/2013/06/atlantas-pardot-helped-drive.html
3. The experts (like Nir Eyal) and many bloggers (like Guerric de Ternay) are recognizing the new emerging systems called Market Networks.

  1. Market-networks are hybrid animals: part social network, part marketplace, part SaaS.
  2. It’s a social network. Professionals use profile pages to showcase their work and demonstrate their credibility. They also connect with each other and build relationships.
  3. It’s a marketplace. Professionals come online together to find other parties with whom they can do business.
  4. It’s a SaaS (Software as a System) tool. Professionals use the tools on the top of the marketplace to negotiate, do the job, or manage the paperwork.

4. Hooked: Systems that improve with age are the sought after prizes as they retain growth and are considered monopolies, not commodities. Markethive possesses this trait on 4 serious levels.

  1. Leads (called children) from the profile pages advance organically and improve with time
  2. Blog subscribe organically builds subscribers (automatically publishing) to top social networks
  3. Profile page improves with organic advancement in workshops, blogging and groups
  4. Increased reputation builds via blogs and profile page growth

5. Markethive is the indisputable full platform Market Network and has the distinct advantage of ready to launch and be “First to Market”.

6. At least three patentable products; Blog Subscribe, Blog Swipe and 1Click Subscribe Widget

7. Projected funds of minimum $1 million with 20% to polish the system in preparation to officially launch and the remaining 80% to drive the marketing and crowd funding to record breaking status.

 

Summary:
see story: https://techcrunch.com/2015/06/27/from-social-to-market-networks/

Social Networks Were The Last 10 Years. Market Networks Will Be The Next 10.

First we had communication networks, like telephones and email. Then we had social networks, like Facebook and LinkedIn. Now we have market networks, like HoneyBook, AngelList, Houzz, DotLoop and Joist.

You can imagine a market network for every industry where professionals are not interchangeable: law, travel, real estate, media production, architecture, investment banking, personal finance, construction, management consulting and more. Each market network will have different attributes that make it work in each vertical, but the principles will remain the same.

Over time, nearly all independent professionals and their clients will conduct business through the market network of their industry. We’re just seeing the beginning of it now.

Market networks will have a massive positive impact on how millions of people work and live, and how hundreds of millions of people buy better services.

“Markethive has the ability to be an incubator (hive) to produce more strategic “Market Networks” as well”. 

 

Thomas Prendergast
Founder and CEO Markethive, Inc.

 

P.S.
The “Market Network” Illustrated
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Definition of Hive (Curious aint it?)

hive (hīv)

1. A place swarming with activity.

2. To work with many others in a close network.
3. a network showing signs of great industry
4. a teeming crowd; a network

 

MarketHive

The Reach aka Blog Casting

Markethive the Social Network for Entrepreneurs Marketing AutomationUnderstanding the Markethive blog and cloud

Markethive Backlinking and Social Networking using Automated Marketing

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Markethive did not invent the blog, but we certainly have made it exponentially more powerful.  We certainly have added fun, understanding, reach, groups, daily workshops, understanding and power to the process.

Markethive has successfully combined all the technical and tactical aspects and requirements into one system, but have also overcome the obstacles to make blogging a group process, combined with motivated mentors to help the newbie easily immerse and embrace the process.

We did not invent Word Press, but we have significantly taken Word Press serious and made it exponentially better. This blog’s focus is to help you understand the paradigm dynamic shift Markethive has brought to marketing, blogging and the individual within the hive.

The following video attempts to reveal and illustrate how the whole social blogging platform in Markethive changes the entire Internet field of engagement.

 

 

Understanding SEO

You can approach the challenge alone, hire a firm and/or a virtual assistance and take the Internet on. This ego centered approach works for many who have the grit and stamina and educated skills of journalism and polished writing (a note here: As the Internet has evolved, the polished blogger vs the blogger that lacks the polish but has the passion, wins in today’s culture).

Approaching the blogosphere as a crew, a group, a gang or a family wins today.  Because fresh, new, consistent and current content win and win you combine a social network into a blogging platform, the results are impressive.

Understanding  SEO isn’t easy, and Google doesn’t help things much by changing the algorithms and policies on a regular basis. Seems like every time we get a handle on things, the rules change, and we’re all left wondering what we’re doing wrong and what we might still possibly be doing right.

The whole SEO quotient changes when the social network variable is integrated. This is why SEO at Markethive changes the playing field.

So a social network integrated blogging solution is at hand, and, there’s one thing you may have been doing correctly already from the start: That being blogging. You probably have a million reasons to blog, not the least of which include building trust among your buyers, positioning yourself as an expert, and simply sharing news with your company’s followers. Then, of course, there are those activities that help to boost your SEO rankings. These can only help you if you know how to use them, so make note of these 9 reasons blogging can boost your SEO.

Enter the Markethive Social Network Engine combined with the Inbound Marketing Engine. Kind of reminds of the Hot Rods of the 60s like Eddie Hill’s double dragon (see image):

Except with Markethive, the combining the two huge engines of the Internet, Social Networking and Inbound Marketing has an exponential nature to it, not just a geometrical quotient.

This innovative integration of these two power houses has a powerful effect on all that ios Internet Marketing as I illustrate, please read on.

Backlinking

The following is the conventional wisdom perspective to today’s linking approach.

Some of the techniques used for SEO when blogging raise eyebrows, and back linking is no exception. Many will tell you link schemes will get you a slap on the wrist from Google, and they’d be right. Does that mean you can’t build relationships with other companies and blogs by including links and asking for some in return? Not at all.

You can still benefit greatly from being linked and linking to others, but there are some things to keep in mind. First, if you’ve paid for your link, be sure they use the nofollow designation. Otherwise, you’ll be penalized. Next, work with reputable, quality sites that fit your blog’s niche. When links to your blog appear on sites that have nothing to do with your company, you’ll get another ding from Google. Finally, use the same basic rules for any blogs you link to on your site.

Good quality links from popular, well-respected sites can definitely help your SEO rankings, but only if you do it right.

Now, with that said, the amazing change that occurs to your campaign to build organic, condust and create relationships in the blogging power of the Inbound Marketing Social Network of Markethive, delivers a plethora of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SNM (Social Network Marketing) and the advantages therein if developing unlimited streams of unique content, automated into literally millions of sites, social networks, social bookmarks, blogging platforms from the stream of content that flows out of the Markethive Social Network you are part of or built.

So what does all that mean? As the natural order of our recent tech releases of the Blog Casting (Social Broadcaster) and Blog Swiping (where your friends and other members can easily copy and edit your blog) then publish it and with the advent of this opening the possibility with these new tools produce a cacophony of your content, links, back links, side links, social reaches into the millions. All built upon chaos theory and technology.

The natural organic process to build a huge amazing white hat mass of blog and site links and social reach, thereby, the vision of the Blog Cloud has come to be reality, thank you Markethive, the social networked Inbound Marketing juggernaut.

Simply put, not just combining but fully integrating two platforms, the Entrepreneurial Social Network and a fully appointed Inbound Marketing platform, has opened up doorways not otherwise capable or even aware of or identified in the exponential character of the Markethive Hybrid. Sort of like Twin Towers built on the same foundation.

Actually more like a million communities of twin towers all inter connected and pulsing and thriving with the constant flow of content and videos and communications (comments and messaging) even further empowered with a constant thriving community of live conference room activity.

 

Guest Blogging

 

Again Markethive takes the awkward and difficult process of guest blogging and turns it into a graceful social dance. I will explain after I share again the Internet’s explanation of what has been defined as guest blogging.

The  latest hoopla suggests guest blogging is dead, but that’s not necessarily true. As with the backlinking, guest blogs can be tremendously beneficial to the SEO of your website. If you work with reputable writers who are indeed experts in their industry, their popularity can only help you.

For this tactic to work, you must be vigilant when screening potential bloggers. Interview them, research their backgrounds, and compare their submission to everything they’ve written before to make sure you get truly unique content. If you follow Google’s quality guidelines, your guest blog from a well-known source will bring you tremendous traffic and boost your search engine rankings.

Markethive has turned this difficult proposition into one of grace and ease. Because the core of your blogging can now be centered within Markethive, which supports and publishes to just about every blogging platform out there.  As a social network, you can build a sphere of influence easily with others who are open to and or capable of assisting in your blogging efforts.

Groups also serve as additional blogging platforms, for the individual who keeps track of different campaigns separated by the groups. Groups also parlay into teams of content creators, allow a team captain to manage and lead the agenda and monitor and choose the array of articles by the group to which blog(s) that article automatically gets sent.

The options that the Markethive tools has created for diverse and distributed content is unlimited and better managed than any other option available in the blogosphere.

Group Blogging not only replaces the old guard of guest blogging, it enhances it, makes it easier to, manage and distribute. It changes the entire playing field.

You can integrate single Markethive members, and/or integrate entire groups into as many blog systems you wish. By simply organizing, selecting and developing different cock tails groups for your blogs, you can literally create unlimited selections and unlimited content for unlimited blogs, your blogs, their blogs, unlimited groups of competent writers and marketers. Get into the mix, join some groups, and get into some Workshops and put the system to work for you.

We can even say that you can produce dynamic content on your blog without as much effort as the conventional way.

 

Fresh Content

Search engines love fresh, unique content. How often do the pages on your website change? Probably not very often at all. That’s why you must keep a steady blog filled with new information every week. Those search engines customers used to find companies just like yours will pull the freshest and most relevant content whenever a search is performed. If your site hasn’t been updated with new information in over a year, you can bet someone else’s will rank higher than yours in the results.

By blogging, you build relationships with your readers, position yourself as an expert in the field, and perhaps most importantly, provide new content for Google to index.

By joining Markethive you build relationships with thousands of others who are actively building business, blogging, researching, etc. basically being “entrepreneurs” and advancing their businesses and agendas. Often you can join with these people as friends, group members and subscribers of theirs via Blog Casting, Blog Sharing and Blog Swiping.

When you are an active member in a good group (active and current), using meetings and live webinars, discussions breed inspirations which support developing new content. Here is a tip I use to help with fresh content. I want to write about the “current trends for the entrepreneur market”. So I go to Google and I search the tail words SEO entrepreneur trends but I designate a small tool many are not aware of.

It is found in “Search tools” in the Google search as the illustration below demonstrates. Choose last week or within 24 hours to get very fresh current content to use in building your blog article. This way, you are assured to be utilizing current references building current articles, sharing with your groups and creating a dynamic culture. Checking new content with Google daily in relations to your agenda is something that should also be shared (the search link) within your groups for discussion.

Keywords

Keywords go hand in hand with fresh content. It also pays to see what current or newest results are shown for current sites utilizing the same technique for current content for your research and agenda.

Even though keywords really don’t hold the same weight they once did, it still needs your attention.  In fact, this is another aspect of SEO you can do really wrong and end up punished for. The age of cramming keywords into a blog over and over, regardless of what they add to the content, is over. Now those keywords have to serve a purpose. You really want to make sure you choose unique keywords that will lead searchers to your site but not so unique that no one thinks to use them. If you choose words that are used too often, you won’t get much benefit out of them.

Your best bet with keywords and search terms is to use long-tail keywords and phrases that people may use when searching. Instead of focusing too much on keyword placement and making sure you include the words a certain number of times, concentrate on simply answering questions. Provide knowledge for those who reach your site. They don’t need a million keywords; they need answers.

For instance, the long-tail keyword “Inbound Marketing” had barely begun trending in 2009 with a slow crawl upward until just recently, with the advent of Markethive’s soft launch and discussions of the definition of “Inbound Marketing” and the increase of Social Network chatter in that regards we are now seeing the current trend start to grow.

My first company invented what we called “Automated Marketing” but today fits the new definition “Inbound Marketing” As you can see the term “Automated Marketing” is trending down from a long crown of being a top searched keyword.

See the trend towards “Marketing Automation” beginning? Why is Marketing Automation trending up and Automated Marketing trending down? Does it deserve research?

In my opinion no, but, what does need to be looked at in my regards is our new pre launched/soft launched company (as of May7, 2016) is the Trademark “Markethive”.

Because if we read these trends right, we want to make sure we mention Markethive often in connection to “Inbound Marketing” and “Marketing Automation”. This will place squarely in front of the trend curve binding the “long tail” keywords together.

Markethive’s SEO keyword system leads us to these research outcomes, but until the Google API is fully integrated to Markethive’s Keyword platform I go to the Google Trend panel here as well.

https://www.google.com/trends/

Popularity

When your blogs are shared and consequently clicked on, they move up in the search rankings. If you’re providing quality content, your readers will want others to know. Of course, the only way to make sure your blogs contribute to your website’s popularity is to create unique content, provide answers for visitors, and then share your blogs wherever you can.

That key point “Share your blogs wherever you can” is another way of saying “Broadcast” them. And Markethive has taken Broadcasting to new heights with Blog Casting and SNAP.  Blog Casting is a Markethive subscribe feature that other Markethive members use to subscribe to your Markethive blog. When they subscribe (and the potential is 1000s of them), your blog posts are automatically posted to their Facebook Newsfeeds, LinkedIn activity feeds and your Twitter tweets feed.

When you understand that this down stream of subscribers, fellow entrepreneurs at MarketHive, are exposing their connections to your message, they are lifting you up, increasing your popularity and building greater branding for you.

Then there is the Blog Sharing feature that also allows your fellow Markethive entrepreneurs to import your blog posts to their WordPress blogs using the SNAP plugin increasing your message (your posts) to another 25 of their social networks, Facebook Pages, LinkedIn company pages, SumbleUpon, Tumbler, Livejournal, Blogspot, ets, exponentially increasing your exposure and adding to your back links.

When you discover the responsibility this represents that you show respect, produce quality content to your loyal downstream, you now have the opportunity to build a huge popular following. Markethive, The Rise of the Entrepreneur. We have put a great future in your hands. Now it is up to you.

Images

Image search Automated Marketing Inbound Marketing from Markethive

Including images in your blog gives you one more way search engines can find you. Make sure you name them according to the search terms or keywords, and then do the same for the alt-text. The alt-text is meant to describe what’s in the image for those who don’t or aren’t able to see images on their computer screens. For this reason, your alt-text must be carefully crafted to serve two purposes: SEO and information.

I search a lot in images and so do others. They may be looking for an image to fill a need, the reasons vary, but a lot of traffic does come from image searching, so do not ignore this small duty. Alt tags serve an important batch of duties.

When installing images in the Markethive HTML control panel, the following Image control panel, second tab, is where to enter your keywords and descriptions.

Alt tags Google search Markethive

When looking at the HTML code, this is exactly what ALT tags look like and search engines Index.

Alt tags html code

 

Video

Google indexing video

As with photos, video simply gives you more dynamic content that you can share with your readers. Remember they’re looking for excellent, unique content, so be sure you include only videos that serve a purpose. Proprietary videos are always the best bet, since syndicated content will show up on several different sites during a search result.

If you have never made a video, get some screen capturing software. I use Camtasia (cost about $300)

https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

Camtasia the video capture software used by Markethive

A viable alternative (I cannot recommend as I have not used it) is called MOVAVI

http://www.movavi.com/

Markethive has not evaluated Movavi

I also down load others videos to use them in my final productions. I build titles and other content with Photoshop Software, but there are other cheaper alternatives. Many of my friends recommend GIMP for image editing. https://www.gimp.org/

A video download app for Chrome I use is free. http://keepvid.com/

I recommend you make as many of your videos you can, but do not produce bad or funky videos. Today, you need quality and you are welcome to download and use all Markethive videos I produce for yourself.

Be sure you tag your videos with appropriate search terms before you post. Let readers know exactly what’s going on in the video so they can find your content in a search.

Youtube and Markethive

I know video editing and production can be daunting to many at first. However, we have plenty od excellent talent that offer video workshops in Markethive. Just check the calendar or enquire within the membership (Social Network).

Remember we are all Entrepreneurs and most of us are also philanthropic and want to help you succeed. I know I do.

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Social Media

Markethive Marketing Automation and Social Network Integration

Believe it or not, Google also returns social media search results. If you connect your blog to your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, you give search engines one more thing to find when people look for your company. As long as you use search terms in your titles and meta descriptions, you’ll boost your SEO through social media listings, too.

A popular set of current wisdom pulled from the Internet void (5 Things to Think About When Considering The Impact of Social on SEO) :

1. Social Links May or May Not Boost Your Search Rank

Okay, social signals pertaining to a profile’s authority are out, but does Google consider links published on social accounts to be credible backlinks? When a blog post goes viral on Twitter, do those new links boost the post’s search ranking?

Many marketers believe that links to your website via social media accounts do have a major impact on your rankings. Says Marketing Consultant Brian Honigman:

 

Today, links are mainly achieved through developing original content that is in turn, shared across social media. Links to your content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and other social networks help the search engines understand what websites are credible and should be ranked for what keyword phrases.

 

 

In Danny Sullivan’s 2010 interview with Google and Bing for Search Engine Watch, Google first says that it doesn’t incorporate the number of times a link has been tweeted into their search rank algorithm, and then it goes on to say that it does (doh). Bing says that it definitely looks at this data:

 

We take into consideration how often a link has been tweeted or retweeted, as well as the authority of the Twitter users that shared the link.

 

While Cutts’ 2014 video is crystal-clear about the absence of social signals from the search algorithm, he does say that Google crawls social websites for data in the same way that it would any other site:

Facebook and Twitter pages are treated like any other pages in our web index, and so if something occurs on Twitter or occurs on Facebook and we’re able to crawl it then we can return that in our search results.

This leads me to think that while the authority of a social account doesn’t impact search rank, links published on social media could be marked as credible back-links and thus influence a page’s rank.

Takeaways: When Cutts made his statement about Google not factoring in social signals I understood him to mean clues about a particular company’s authority on social media, which, for me, is distinct from the number of times a page has been linked to on social media. Further research didn’t help me get much clarity on this point.

If there are any SEO experts reading this, I’d love for you to chime in below in the comments.

 

2. Social Media Profiles Rank in Search Engines

While social shares may or may not affect a webpage’s position in search listings, your social profiles definitely influence the content of your search results. In fact, social media profiles are often amongst the top results in search listings for brand names. When I searched “General Electric” in Google, the company’s Instagram and Pinterest profiles appeared as the 5th and 6th listings, respectively, and Twitter was the 8th result.

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Moreover, Google displayed the company’s Google+ profile information in the right-hand sidebar at the very top of the search results page.

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While social shares may or may not affect a webpage’s position in search listings, your social profiles definitely influence the content of your search results. In fact, social media profiles are often amongst the top results in search listings for brand names. When I searched “General Electric” in Google, the company’s Instagram and Pinterest profiles appeared as the 5th and 6th listings, respectively, and Twitter was the 8th result.

Social channels can feel more personal than webpages, and they’re a great way to get a sense of a company’s personality off the bat. When I’m researching a company I don’t know much about I typically go straight to their Twitter or Facebook page. So if a social account shows up at the top of the search results, I’m just as likely to click on it as I would be to click on their website.

Takeaway: There’s no doubt that your social profiles matter to Google and especially to people who are looking for you online. A few active social channels can make the experience of getting to know your brand online more fun, engaging and personal. Also, while some may consider Google+ a non-essential social channel, marketers shouldn’t discount the fact that a company’s Google+ profile is one of the first things a searcher will see (and potentially click on). As such, it pays to have a profile with up-to-date info and engaging content.

 

3. Social Media Channels Are Search Engines, Too

Nowadays, people don’t just go to Google and Bing to look stuff up; they also use social media channels to find what they’re looking for. Patel makes this point in his article on why social is the new SEO: “We need to understand that search engine optimization includes the search that happens on social media search engines.”

This works in a couple of ways: First, if you’re active on Twitter, it’s entirely possible that people will discover your company’s new content distribution app after searching for content marketing-related tweets with Twitter’s search engine. Likewise, brands that lend themselves to beautiful visual content can benefit from making their content visible in Pinterest and Instagram by using hashtags and properly categorizing their pins.

Moreover, as mentioned in point #1, if someone wants to check out your company, they’re likely to open Twitter and Facebook and do a quick search to see what kind of presence you have on each channel. YouTube, and, of course, Google+ are also search engines.

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Here are some impressive stats that illuminate just how much people are using social media to search:

As of 2010, Twitter handled 19 billion search queries a month (that’s more than 5x the queries handled by Bing!).

In 2012 Facebook said it got around one billion search queries per day.

As of March 2010, YouTube got roughly 3.7 billion search queries a month. Also, 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, making it one of the largest content repositories on the web.

 

Takeaways: Companies should expand their concept of SEO to include not just the traditional search engines––Google and Bing––but also social search engines.

When searching for a brand on Facebook or Twitter it’s not uncommon to see several different profiles pop up, and it’s not always clear which one is the real deal. Marketers need to ensure that it’s super easy for users to identify their official social profiles.

This may mean deleting duplicate accounts and/or clearly labeling each social account so that users understand what purpose they serve (for example, accounts for HR or press versus general brand pages).

 

4. Not Now Doesn’t Mean Not Ever

Just because Google says that social signals don’t currently impact search rank doesn’t mean they never will. Social media shows no sign of becoming a less important part of a brand or person’s online presence anytime soon; moreover, given that link-building strategies like guest blogging have become a less reliable way to indicate the quality of a webpage, it makes sense that search engines would begin to look for other signals of authority and value.

Takeaways: There’s no reason why social signals won’t begin to affect search rankings in the future, so smart brands will continue to build their authority in key social channels and think about social when designing their SEO strategy.

 

5. Don’t Forget Bing

Google may have back-tracked and changed their stance on social signals, but I haven’t found any evidence that what Bing told Sullivan for his Search Engine Watch interview doesn’t hold true today.

Remember, Bing said:

 

We do look at the social authority of a user. We look at how many people you follow, how many follow you, and this can add a little weight to a listing in regular search results.

 

Takeaways: Bing, which is the second most-used search engine, has been crystal clear about how their algorithm incorporates social signals into their search results, and, unlike Google, they haven’t flip-flopped on the issue. With its market share steadily growing, companies would be wise to include Bing in their SEO strategies.

 

Wrapping Up

Cutts’ claim that Google’s search algorithm ignores social signals should not be seen as an invitation for marketers to dismiss social’s impact on SEO. Instead, marketers should broaden their concept of search and SEO to take into account the myriad ways that people find content on the web. They also need to think about the positive effects that increased traffic from social can potentially have on their search rankings as well as the prominence of social profiles on first-page search results.

Ultimately, the web is all about building relationships, fostering audiences, expressing identity and sharing ideas––it’s inherently social, and there’s no reason that SEO best practices would go against the grain, especially since the rules that govern SEO are ultimately meant to make the web a more enjoyable and useful place.

 

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Perhaps the most important reason of all to blog is the fact that each post counts as a new page on your website. Google really does like fresh content and will reward those who share frequently. Those who do include a business blog on their site will see up to 55% more traffic than companies who don’t. The reason for this is the indexed pages. For Google to index those pages, you need to include at least 300 quality words. That means reblogging, short blogs, and duplicating content won’t help you. There is a time and place for the previously mentioned blog types, but not when you’re hoping to boost your SEO.

Now that you understand why blogging is essential to improving your SEO results, you probably want to get started right away. Don’t get bogged down or feel overwhelmed. A systematic approach is what you need, starting with a content calendar. Simply start by answering those burning questions your potential customers have. Plan blogs that will touch on their pain points. You’ll see results sooner than you ever thought possible.

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Blogging Platform: What You Need To Know

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Blogging Marketing Platform: What You Need To Know

Blogging is a great way to do many things. You can use it to share your thoughts about any topic you desire. Whether you have a hobby that others could benefit from or you just want to share your opinions on varying topics, writing about it and sharing is a great way to get it out there and communicate with others. You can blog to share your life with family and friends that live far away and can’t visit you on a regular basis. You can even blog for yourself if writing is something that you enjoy.

Yes, there are many ways to use blogging, but one of the most profitable ways is to use it as a marketing platform. As you consider blogging as a way to grow leads and grow your business, there are some things you should know that can help you make this journey as successful and as profitable as possible.

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One of the best marketing platforms is MarketHive. MarketHive has the easiest to use and most powerful blogging platforms on the planet.

MarketHive is a social networking site designed for entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, MarketHive is not only a social networking site, in addition it contains a blogging platform, plus some amazingly effective web marketing tools to allow entrepreneurs to achieve success marketing their internet business, goods and services.

 Here are some of the internet marketing tools you receive once you join Markethive:

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E-mail Broadcasting
Blogging Platform
Capture Pages
One Click Lead Generation System
Conference Room and so much more

You could be wondering just how much actually does MarketHive charge for these powerful online marketing tools, well the answer really is these tools are completely at no cost for life,no strings attached. These marketing tools would certainly cost you hundreds of bucks monthly, not at MarketHive. This is excellent news for the beginner as well as the expert internet marketer.

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One of the first things you want to do is begin blogging. If you have already been doing this, well, then you can keep blogging. While you blog, though, there are some things that you should keep in mind as far as your content goes. Your blog posts should be interesting and engaging. Share information that your readers will appreciate. You may right about a new product that you have coming up.

Another option is to share information about your line of products or the services that you offer. As you do this, be sure to share how what you have to offer will help make your readers’ lives easier. Be careful to not only talk about your business, your products, and your services. While these are all great topics, your reader is interested in more. Share other things that will interest them. For instance, if you sell cars, share information about car maintenance, car washing tips, tips on buying cars, and other topics that can help your readers and your customers.

Content is crucial, but it is also very important to make sure your posts are grammatically correct. Make sure the professionalism in your writing projects the professionalism of your company. Misspelled words, poorly constructed sentences, and the like will make your company look bad.

Also, you should make your posts easy to read. Again, this will depend on your niche, but include headings, lists, and other features that helps to make your content easy to read and scan over. People today want quick and straight and to the point. So make sure that you offer this so they stick around and read your blog posts and then take action.

Now, that you have these helpful tips for blogging in general, knowing how to use your blog to grow your profits is helpful. As you use blogging as a marketing platform, it is important to quickly draw in your readers. You can do this by placing a web banner or a call to action button within your blog. This allows readers to know exactly how they can get the item or service you offer.

While blogging in general is a great thing you can do for your business, using it as a marketing platform by stepping it up a notch is another good choice. Blogging allows your target audience to find you in many different ways, but by adding a call to action quickly and easily into your content, the reader is more likely to visit your site and take action. Use the helpful tips that have been shared here and you can watch your business grow.

 

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Inbound Marketing Isn’t Enough

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The 7 Business Goals of Content Marketing: Inbound Marketing Isn’t Enough

I’m tired… tired of a large amount of destructive posts about content marketing that are completely and utterly false.

Posts in particular, as penned by Hubspot, are clearly written by individuals (no offense here) who do not understand what content marketing really. I’m not sure why Hubspot is targeting the term content marketing and misleading its customers in such a way. Do they want to misinform marketing professionals? That is something I cannot live with.

What is inbound marketing?

When the term “inbound marketing” first started to get traction, I thought it was pretty much the same as content marketing. I was wrong.Inbound marketing is a critical component of the new rules of marketing. Creating compelling and valuable content and distributing that content through a variety of online channels, as well as getting active in online communities, are essential for all companies today.

That said, if you only focus on inbound marketing, you will fail as a marketing professional.

Why you need a content marketing mindset

Content marketing is the practice of creating relevant and compelling content in a consistent fashion to a targeted buyer, focusing on all stages of the buying process, from brand awareness through to brand evangelism. Content marketing, unlike inbound marketing, has been around for hundreds of years,

While inbound marketing (as opposed to outbound marketing) and getting found online by prospects are critical, what do you do with your story once they find you? If content marketing were a football field, inbound marketing would get you to the 35-yard line. Definitely critical, but hard to score from that distance.

After inbound marketing, you may need some lead nurturing. Once the lead is nurtured and becomes a customer at some point, you need customer service content. What if you want to upsell or cross-sell to the customer? Well, that’s a whole set of different content. What if your goal is customer retention and loyalty? Well, that’s another content strategy as well. Lots of valuable content spread out around the web will help you reach a few of your content marketing goals, but not all of them.

Content marketing must include strategic planning, content creation, distribution, and metrics for multiple stages of the buying cycle to multiple customer personas. In my view, that means a complete content marketing strategy would incorporate inbound marketing principles, but it would also take a more holistic approach to meeting a business’s overall marketing goals.

Uh, print?

Even more importantly, content marketing is channel-agnostic. That means that content marketers should be looking at ALL available channels to engage with customers… print, in-person, and online (including mobile). The outstanding Ritz-Carlton magazine, placed in hotel rooms, does not have anything to do with being found; neither does the amazing LEGO Club magazine, which has been produced in print for over 30 years.

The business goals of content marketing

With content marketing, there are a number of overall business goals you could have:

Brand awareness or reinforcement
This is almost always the first thing that is thought of when you look at content marketing. The goal may be that you are just trying to find a more effective way than advertising to create awareness for your product or service. This is the long-tail strategy. Content marketing is a great vehicle for that, as it’s organic, authentic, and a great way for you to start driving engagement with your brand. Content marketing and inbound marketing overlap in this area.

Lead conversion and nurturing 
The most basic part of inbound marketing is the conversion metric. How you define a lead will vary — but from a content marketing perspective, this is where you have (through the exchange of engaging content) encouraged someone to give up enough information about themselves that you now have permission to “market” to them. This can include signing up for a “demo”, registering for an event, subscribing to your e-newsletter, or gaining access to your Resource Center. Once you have the prospect’s permission, you can use content to help move them through the buying cycle.

Customer conversion 
In many cases, you already have a ton of content in this area. This is where, as marketers, we have traditionally focused — the “proof points” to the sale. Examples include case studies you send to your prospects that illustrate how you’ve solved the problem before — or the “testimonials” section on your client page. Ultimately, this is the content you’ve created as a marketer to illustrate to the hot prospect why your solution is better or will uniquely meet his or her needs.

Customer service
This is where content marketing can really earn its “subscribe” stripes. How well are you using content to create value or reinforce the customer’s decision AFTER the sale? This goes well beyond the user manual, the documented process for success, and the FAQ on your website. These are the best practices for how to use your product or service. How can customers get the MOST out of your product or service? What are the successful, innovative ways that you’ve seen your product or service get extended into other solutions?

Customer loyalty/retention
Just like you have a planned lead nurturing process to turn prospects into customers, you also need a planned customer retention strategy. If your ultimate goal is to turn customers into passionate subscribers who share your stories, this area needs major attention. Options may be a customer e-newsletter or printed newsletter, a print or tablet magazine, or possibly a user event or webinar series.

Customer upsell
Marketing doesn’t stop at the “checkout” button any longer. If you’re particularly good at using content to service the customer in a subscriber model, you also have the opportunity to be effective at creating ongoing engagement for the other products and services you offer. Why stop communicating with prospects once they become customers? Instead, communicate with them more frequently and engage them with additional value. Customer upseller and customer retention goals can work hand-in-hand.

Passionate subscribers
If you can successfully move customers to this stage, you have really accomplished something. Content — and especially content generated by satisfied customers — can be one of the most powerful ways for us to reach any business goal. This is when content marketing starts to work for you exponentially. Apple Computer is the quintessential example of this. Ask yourself what their content marketing strategy is. They have no social media presence. They have no blog. But they have successfully built their passionate subscriber base — and these people create fan sites, write, share, and evangelize the Apple brand. Your ultimate goal should be to create a community of evangelists who are prepared to fight for your brand.

So which of these goals makes sense for your content marketing? Maybe it’s only an inbound marketing initiative and you’re just trying to help drive more leads into the sales and marketing process. Maybe you’re trying to create a program that increases awareness, drives down the cost of organic traffic to your website, and increases your position with search engines. Maybe you are working to improve your customer retention rate. Take a moment now to get your mental juices flowing.

What do you want to accomplish with content marketing?

One last message from the soapbox

I’ve seen way too many presentations and read way too many articles from “gurus” touting that all marketing resources should switch to inbound marketing. Or even content marketing for that matter? For some small businesses, this could be the case. But for smart, growing businesses, we should be leveraging content marketing throughout all our marketing initiatives — even (gasp) traditional marketing and advertising.

Yes, traditional marketing doesn’t work the way it used to because the consumer is in complete control. If they don’t want to pay attention, they won’t. Telling interesting stories is a much better way to get attention. But in many circumstances, traditional marketing, and advertising can work The point is, there is no black and white in marketing; it’s all gray.  There are no silver bullets. Marketing objectives sometimes need to be solved with a combination of efforts, not by putting all your eggs in one basket.

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3 Myths About Inbound Marketing

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Inbound marketing is widely regarded as one of the most effective forms of marketing.

Inbound marketing is widely regarded as one of the most effective forms of marketing. The term first emerged as a buzzword in the midst of the online marketing frenzy, as marketers started to realize fully the value of the digital world in attracting leads, nurturing prospects, and even generating conversions without the hard-core sales methodologies of the past.

While some may believe that inbound marketing is just another one of those passing Internet fads, it’s anything but. The concepts, methods, and best practices that comprise the core of inbound marketing aren’t going anywhere as long as there’s a need for marketers to reach prospects and buyers at critical junctions and touch points throughout the buying journey to influence decision making.

Consider the fact that consumers are increasingly tuning out traditional advertisements and the importance of inbound marketing–in which marketers engage consumers with relevant, intriguing information that educates or entertains, earning their interest instead of buying it–and the importance of inbound marketing becomes pretty clear. In fact, 84% of 25- to 34-year-olds bounce from websites when they encounter an intrusive or irrelevant advertisement, and 86% of people skip over television ads, according to an infographic by Voltier Digital.

Despite the growing importance of inbound marketing, there continue to be myths permeating the industry about what inbound marketing is, its effectiveness, and how it works. Let’s examine three of the most prominent myths about inbound marketing.

1. Inbound marketing is free.

While it’s true that inbound marketing can be more affordable than outbound marketing, it’s not entirely free. You won’t be paying for advertisements, but you’ll still need to pay professionals to produce top-quality content, manage your social media presence, organize and host webinars, design compelling infographics, research white papers, and the like.

You’ll also need to invest in tools such as inbound marketing automation software, CRM systems, and other tools of the trade that increase marketing productivity. In fact, Raka points out that “companies that use marketing automation to nurture prospects experience a 451 percent increase in qualified leads,” and companies that automate lead management processes “see a 10 percent or greater increase in revenue in 6-9 months.”

“Yes, there’s an investment required to do inbound marketing. But if done well, brands will see a return on that investment that can last for a long time. Unlike outbound marketing, where a paid advertisement lives only for a short period of time, inbound marketing has a longer shelf life. It’s an investment that provides much higher returns over the long term,” said Navin Nagiah, President, and CEO of DNN Software. Inbound marketing is a complex function that encompasses multiple marketing channels and strategies, from SEO to content marketing, social media, and more; arming yourself with the talent and tools to get the job done is half the battle.

2. Quantity trumps quality.

In the early days of SEO, it was possible to produce an abundance of (let’s be honest–crappy) articles stuffed with target keywords and rank for your desired terms in the Google Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). Those days are long gone, yet the notion that quantity is more critical to success than quality still permeates the inbound marketing industry.

Of course, inbound marketing is more than just content marketing, and it’s more than just SEO. But the belief that the best way to realize inbound marketing success is to do simply “more” of it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Today’s consumers are savvy. It doesn’t matter whether your business is B2B or B2C; your audience knows when you’re putting out a poor-quality content or posting updates on social media for the sake of creating “more.” Your audience wants quality; they want something valuable that engages, educates, and entertains–something that’s so good that it compels them to share or hand over their email address just to get the rest.

It’s like the, “If you build it, they will come,” mentality common in the early days of the web. You simply can’t skimp on quality in inbound marketing; you have to bring your audience to you and to do that you must stand out from the hundreds of other companies attempting to engage the same target market. Whether you’re designing graphics, creating slide decks, or writing industry reports, cutting corners is the surest way to alienate your audience.

3. You can’t measure the ROI of inbound marketing.

Inbound marketing is one alternative to the traditional outbound advertising methods such as billboards or radio advertising. Interestingly, one of the common beliefs about inbound marketing is that it’s not measurable, yet it’s really radio, billboards, and similar traditional advertising methods that make proving ROI a challenge.

In the early days of digital marketing, we didn’t have the advantage of Big Data, but today practically any action you take online is measurable. Thanks to tools like Google Analytics, you can determine how many visitors arrived on your landing page and then converted to leads or paying customers. You can determine how many attendees participated in a webinar, how many users engaged with a Twitter chat, how many Facebook users watched a video, and even how many recipients clicked on a particular link in an email marketing message.

Everything is measurable, and that means ROI is easy to prove although the factors that one business uses to determine ROI may differ from the equation relied on by another. That’s why it’s critical to determine your KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) before launching a campaign and identify the metrics used to evaluate performance.

Inbound marketing isn’t free, but it can be incredibly effective for both B2B and B2C companies. However, if you’re prioritizing quantity over quality or you’re not measuring ROI, you’re doing it wrong. Focusing on quality coupled with clearly defined goals and performance metrics, along with the tools to measure results, is the surest path to inbound marketing success.

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Valentus Specialty Chemicals Completes Second Acquisition

Huron Capital’s Valentus Specialty Chemicals Completes Second Acquisition

DETROIT, April 14, 2016, /PRNewswire/ — Huron Capital Partners LLC (“Huron Capital”) today announced its specialty coatings ExecFactor® platform, Valentus Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (“Valentus”), has acquired the floor finishes a business of Memphis, TN-based Precision Technology LLC. (“Precision”).  Huron Capital formed Valentus in partnership with coatings industry veterans Ray Chlodney, John Ragazzini and Bob Taylor to pursue a buy-and-build initiative in the industrial coatings sector.  Valentus closed its first investment in December 2015 with the acquisition of coatings manufacturer National Paint Industries (“NPI”).

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Precision’s floor coating business has a proven acid cure floor coating system which includes the Swedish Finish & Swedish Crown product lines and the Precision Polyurethane oil-based finish.  Lanny Trottman, founder, and owner of Precision will retain ownership of Precision’s wood filler and wood patch products, maintenance products, and roller and brush products, which are not part of the transaction.  The floor coating business will move to NPI’s facility in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

Valentus CEO Chlodney said, “The NPI team has known Precision for a long time and has always thought highly of the business.  We are excited to add these products to the Valentus lineup as we look to expand our presence in the floor coatings market.  In partnership with Huron Capital, we are actively looking for additional complementary coatings companies as we continue to grow the Valentus platform.”

Mike Beauregard, Senior Partner at Huron Capital, added, “This is the type of strategic add-on acquisition we envisioned when we created the Valentus ExecFactor® initiative, and we are pleased that it came less than four months after the first Valentus investment.  We are excited about partnering with Ray, John, and Bob, and will be looking to expand Valentus into additional geographies and new product lines.”

About Huron Capital Partners LLC

Based in Detroit, Huron Capital is an operationally-focused private equity firm with a long history of growing lower middle-market companies through our proprietary ExecFactor® buy-and-build investment model. We prefer complex situations where we can help companies reach their full potential by combining our operational approach, substantial capital base, and transaction experience with seasoned operating executives. Founded in 1999, Huron Capital has raised over $1.1 billion in capital through four committed private equity funds and invested in over 100 companies, and our portfolio companies have employed over 11,000 people throughout North America. The Huron Capital buy-and-build investment model includes equity recapitalizations, family succession transactions, market-entry strategies, corporate carve-outs, and management buyouts of companies having revenues up to $200 million. Huron Capital targets both majority and less-than-majority equity stakes in fundamentally-sound companies that can benefit from the firm’s operational approach to creating value. Huron Capital’s sector focus includes business services, consumer products & services, specialty manufacturing and healthcare.

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Is Inbound Marketing a Waste Of Time and Money?

Need to figure out whether inbound marketing fits in your marketing mix?
Here’s some inbound marketing advice for small businesses.

Inbound marketing is a term coined and evangelized by the founders of HubSpot (a company that develops and markets inbound marketing software) that refers to a strategic use of content in lead generation and sales.

The concept is simple — businesses should use blogs, video, podcasts, guides, ebooks and other types of content to attract new customers. Proponents of inbound marketing claim that this is an easier, cheaper, and more effective way of getting business.

Inbound marketing is usually contrasted with outbound marketing or traditional marketing that consists of buying TV and radio advertising, direct mail campaigns, and other forms of offline marketing. Traditional marketing is seen by inbound marketers as expensive, ineffective and difficult  to measure.

Today inbound marketing has become ubiquitous and many small businesses are allocating more and more of their marketing budgets towards inbound marketing initiatives.

Are there better ways to spend your hard-earned small business marketing dollars?

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While content marketing shouldn’t be neglected it should take a backseat to a number of strategic business  and marketing strategies and methods.

Focusing on customer experience, referral marketing, increasing brand awareness would all be better choices for spending marketing dollars for most small businesses.

Why?

Because those strategies executed at the same level of competence simply produce a better return on investment in most markets.

There Is Only One Gary Vaynerchuk

Some inbound marketing aficionados will point out that doing content marketing right will propel you to stardom. Gary Vaynerchuk did it — so can you.

This is the first misconception. Practically all small businesses will miss the mark on creating remarkable content and in the process they will waste valuable time and money.

Most small businesses are simply not capable of creating content that will make anyone think twice about sharing it.

At the end of the day — how many wine bloggers do you know?

Inbound Marketing Is Not Free

Producing content, tweeting, blogging and running inbound marketing campaigns costs money or time. Let’s not forget the training costs, opportunity costs and the cost of tools.

Inbound marketing tools are relatively expensive.

Yearly costs of using the market leading inbound marketing platform like Hubspot for a somewhat established business start at more than $12,000 per year. However, this platform is powerful and its list of features includes everything from keyword suggestions and social media monitoring to landing page creation tools and email lead nurturing.

But it creates no content.

Great content can make a big impact on your bottom line, but this can come at a substantial cost. Creating comprehensive guides, impactful infographics, producing video and other types of remarkable content can cost thousands of dollars.

If you are like most small business owners content creation is not among your core competencies, and as a result you might find yourself in a situation where you are investing a lot of resources without acceptable returns.

Sometimes Inbound Marketing Is A Waste Of Resources

Content should always be a part of your marketing strategy. However, there are markets where serious investments in content marketing make no sense. Local niche markets like office cleaning, civil engineering or corporate catering are simply not compatible with inbound marketing.

Understanding how your market behaves online and online can save you a fortune.

Customer Experience (Not-Content) Is The One True King

Zappos didn’t become a billion dollar company because they were producing great content about shoes. They became a billion dollar company because they delivered amazing customer experience, and customers couldn’t resist telling their friends.

And what did Zappos use as the primary tool to amaze their customers? Telephone.

Instead of trying to minimize the number of calls they get (much like every other eCommerce business)  Zappos embraced every phone call as an opportunity to create a personal connection with their customers.  Zappos created an army of rabid fans, sales went through the roof, and they got acquired by Amazon for 1.2 billion dollars.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to provide a customer experience that beats expectations for your industry. Finding low-cost ways to personalize, accelerate or personalize your customer experience will go a long way towards increased loyalty and improved profits.

A simple way to improve customer experience design would be to talk to your customers regularly about their experience with your business, identify “pain points” and eliminate those systematically.

Your website can be a useful tool for improving customer experience. This is where content comes into play. You can engineer your content to enhance customer experience just by interviewing your customers. This may result in higher conversion rates and lower customer acquisition costs.

Remember That You Customers Are Assets

Inbound marketing philosophy is centered around acquiring new customers using some content. If fully adopted as a sole marketing strategy it would limit the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.

Small businesses would benefit more by adopting a broader, more strategic approach to marketing that revolves around relationship building, customer experience, and integration of offline and online channels.

Before you make a heavy investment into inbound marketing make sure that:

  • Your customer experience defies industry expectations
  • You measure all important business and marketing metrics.
  • You have a way of communicating with you customers long after they made their last purchase.
  •  Your referral strategy is effective and results are predictable.
  • Your partnerships with complementary businesses produce results.
  • You developed a customer centric culture obsessed by delivering value to customers

Should I Abandon Inbound Marketing?

No.

Inbound marketing should be aligned with your overall marketing strategy as a major part of your online marketing. Content that’s useful to your targeted market can introduce new prospects to your brand but it can also help validate your company in the selection process. Great content can also help reshapes someone’s buying criteria, and compel them to pick up the phone and call you.

But heed this inbound marketing advice for small business: most small businesses can make a greater impact on their bottom lines focusing on other aspects of their marketing strategy before making a serious commitment to inbound marketing.

 

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Inbound Marketing

Turn strangers into customers, and then promoters of your business.

 

What is Inbound Marketing?

Inbound marketing works by attracting potential customers to your company website. Once they arrive, inbound tools are deployed to convert those qualified visitors into leads, and ultimately customers who will promote your brand.

Inbound vs. Outbound Marketing

Traditional outbound marketing, such as TV or radio advertising, can be an annoyance to potential customers. It’s also famously inefficient. Inbound is the antidote, because with inbound your ideal customers come to you, on their own time and by their own will. That makes for happy customers.

Step-by-step Guide to Inbound

Attract-Phase-Inbound-StrategyAttract

You don’t just want any old traffic to your website, you want the right traffic. You want potential customers who have a passion for the area you operate in. To identify these people we create buyer personas, being holistic, semi-fictional representation of your ideal customers. Your buyer personas are the identities around whom your entire business is built. Here’s how we use inbound marketing to attract them.

  • Blog posts tailored to answer the questions are buyer personas are asking online.

  • Website pages optimized to attract buyer personas and convert them into leads.

  • Social media posts designed to develop your brand voice and drive traffic to your best content.

Convert

It’s not enough to just draw a new visitor to your site. The important part is to convert that visitor into a sales lead, by collecting their details through a form. To make that happen, you’ll need an enticing offer in the form of value-added content, which appeals directly to your buyer persona. Here’s how the conversion stage plays out.

  • A new visitor lands on your website, where they are greeted by a Call-to-Action button (see foot of the page) that promotes a value-added content offer. This might be in the form of an ebook, or whitepaper, or perhaps a live webinar.

  • Upon clicking the Call-to-Action, the visitor is directed to a landing page. It’s there you place a form to capture their details, which must be filled out in order to collect the offer. The moment the form is filled your visitor becomes a lead and enters the sales funnel.

  • The final step sees the lead directed to a Thank You page, where they will be given the offer promised.

Close

So you’ve attracted your ideal customers and converted them into leads.  Now you need to transform those leads into paying customers. These are the tools we use to close a deal and refine our methods at every stage.

  • Segmented, personalized email campaigns that nurture customers through their buyer’s journey.

  • Marketing Automation tailored to the lifecycle stage of each lead.

  • Analytics to provide closed-loop marketing ROI, generating weekly reports that speak to our successes and where to focus in the future.

 

Delight

The buyer’s journey continues after a deal is done. Inbound marketers should set out to delight their closed customers to the point where they want to promote your brand, and potentially serve as evangelists, afterward. Return business is never bad either, along with the opportunity to upsell to an existing customer or client. Here are a few methods we use to delight our customers at Hüify.

  • A Calls-to-Action Strategy that changes based on the lifecycle stage of a customer and their specific buyer persona. We create a customized experience for every visitor to your website.

  • Social Media deployed to provide customers with real-time customer service.

  • Email and Marketing Automation provides existing customers with outstanding content when they need it, as well as introducing new products and features that will benefit them. And it’s far less intrusive than a sales call.

 

Major Themes In Inbound Marketing

Content Creation
Targeted content that answers your customer’s basic questions and needs.

Lifecycle Marketing 
Each customer stage requires tailored marketing actions from company.
Personalization
As you learn more about your leads, you can personalize your messaging to their needs.
Multi-channel
Inbound marketing is multi-channel by nature because it approaches people where we find them.
Integration
Publishing and analytics tools work in harmony, allowing you to focus on remarkable content.

We don’t just want to get your company amazing results. We want you to understand why our methods work and help you learn to love them as much as we do. Start now and request a consultation to get a free inbound marketing plan for your business.

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Are You An Alpha Entrepreneur?

Most MLMers seem to end up with excess products that they can’t sell at a profit because the products are overpriced in the first place. You only have to look on eBay and you will see what I mean. Some companies even ban members from selling except from approved sites online.

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We have found a company who is different and not only do they have a good weight-loss product but it sells at a competitive price so that Independent Representatives can still make a profit even when selling at auctions.

Now some people face challenges when it comes to marketing, partly due to the price of the product as mentioned above and sometimes because they do not know where to start. Now I have teamed up with a company called Markethive which is making a special offer to all people who join Valentus at the $499 (Ruby) level. Now $499 is a lot of money, however your order when sold online will recover this cost and put you in profit.

Markethive special incentive is an upgrade to the Alpha Entrepreneur membership level. This is an amazing deal as it normally costs $5000 and includes a one-time deposit of $10,000 in Ad credits and contributes $200 in Ad credits per month so long as the member maintains their Ruby level. If you drop below Ruby level then the monthly credits will be suspended until you re-activate it.

Within Markethive you will find a new type of entrepreneur, groups of people who will go the extra mile to ensure you can build this business, teaching you how to extend your reach in social media. We currently have Valentus groups in the UK, Europe and the USA, so you will not be alone, we all help one another, no matter which group you are part of.

All the tools you will ever need, blogs, auto-responders, rotators, combined with active social media media, messaging and conference rooms. All at NO ADDITIONAL cost.

If you’re interested in learning more then visit A New Experience to find out more.

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My Valentus Weight loss Coffee Journey

Here I sit awaiting my initial order of Valentus Weight Loss Coffee. I am anxious to try the coffee as well as the energy drink and immune booster.

My journey into Valentus started just about two weeks ago while hanging out at MarketHive.com. MarketHive is a free inbound marketing platform coupled with a vibrant social network. Truly an amazing concept. More on that later because it is important to my decision to take a journey with Valentus.

If you have not heard of Valentus, here you go.

Valentus is a two year old company dedicated to health living with its flagship product SlimRoast Weight Loss Coffee.

Yea, I know, I was thinking the same thing when I first heard about it, “thats weird.”

I enjoy coffee most of the time. There are days I can live without it. However I have been enjoying iced coffee more and more during these summer months.

I also enjoy food, thus the additional 35 pound resting on my frame. So I thought, “what the heck”, I may as well give this a try and see what it does for me and my girth.

From the WeightLoss Coffee testimonials some people have done very little about their diet and exercise or lack thereof. I am physically active, but I don’t do anything like running or lift weights.

There are currently for products in the Valentus line:

Valentus Weightloss Coffee & Products

 

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Prevail Slimroast Coffee

  • Controls appetite
  • Regulates sugar absorption
  • Regulates fat absorption
  • Promotes brain health and focus
  • Elevates mood
  • Antioxidant

Prevail Immune Boost

  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals
  • Supports immune health
  •  Perfect when feeling of colds of sickness are coming on

Prevail Energy

  • Boost your lagging energy
  • Lasts for hours
  • Works for you in minutes
  • Athletes
  • Drivers
  • Afternoon Slumps
  • Mornings
  • Students
  • SO MUCH MORE!

Prevail Trim

  • Perfect for healthy weight management
  • All natural
  • Formulated with natural appetite suppressant
  • Ingredients to help detoxify your body,

I will be journaling my journey with Valentus and the Prevail line of products with detailed reviews and updates on my physical and mental well being.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lose Weight with Valentus Slimroast Coffee

Valentus Company is a health and wellness firm founded by Dave Jordan. The company has a line of products that help boost energy, safely and naturally. The Valentus Slimroast Coffee is an all-natural weight loss product that tastes good and helps people feel great.

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Weight loss is one of the most highly searched terms on the Internet for a reason. Everyone wants to look their best, but sometimes forget along the way that it is also about feeling their best and living their best. This is why unhealthy diets and supplements that promise quick results seem to prevail within the market. Valentus wants to change that by delivering a product that not only helps people achieve their weight loss goals, but does so in a healthy manner. The Valentus Slimroast Coffee is made from healthy, natural ingredients like Non GMO Dark Roast Coffee, Chlorogenic Acid (Green Coffee extract), Garcinia Cambogia , Cassiolamine Green Tea Extract, Ginseng Extract, and L-Carnitine with Chromium. Each of these ingredients pack a thermogenic punch that can help control appetite, regulate sugar and fat absorption, increase focus, and promote brain health. Dave Jordan, founder and CEO, believes that providing product alternatives to what people usually reach for is the key to helping them maintain a healthier lifestyle.

“So many people start their day with coffee,” he explains. “So if we can substitute that Starbucks extra sugar, extra syrup, super sized latte with a coffee that tastes great and promotes a health weight then we’ve helped our clients get over one of their weight loss hurdles. Our product is coffee. It’s what they’re used to drinking in the morning, anyway. The difference is that our coffee will help them curb their appetite, boost their metabolism, and help them focus so they don’t have to keep drinking more of it or reach for a soda.”

The Valentus Slimroast Coffee is an Italian dark roast coffee that has been supplemented with natural appetite suppressants. People who have used the Slimroast Coffee have experienced weight loss, renewed energy, and vitality. Currently, the product is sold through the website and select distributors in single sizes, and discounts for larger orders.

When the SlimRoast coffee came out, I started drinking one cup a day. I was shocked by what happened next! The inches began to melt off, and my body seemed to be toning up all by itself – without exercising!

–Donna, Indiana

To become a Distributor of Valentus Products or just to request more information, please visit Valentus SlimRoast

 

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4 Inbound Marketing Tools You Should Know About

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For most small businesses marketing is either a huge expense or a huge burden. If you are trying to run a small business, or if you are an entrepreneur trying to navigate your way online, the word marketing is kind of a scary one.

You envision yourself or your team spending hours and hours blogging, or creating content on social networks with no guarantee that your time investment will pay off. Or you pay someone through the nose to handle your marketing, not really sure if that investment will work out any better than doing it in-house.

This might be a bit of an exaggeration, but unfortunately, it is the reality that far too many start-ups and existing small businesses face. Here are some excellent tools that you probably have not heard of, that can help ease your burden. Do not worry, relief is on the way.

Markethive – this is a totally free social network for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  This network can help you, even if you don’t have your own website. If you do have your own website, it can work hand in hand for even better results.

It would take an entire blog post to describe everything that Markethive can do for you, but let’s just start with their blogging platform. Simply put I get 10X the post views on Markethive compared to the views I get on LinkedIn Pulse.

Markethive is an engaged social network.  This is quite a surprising comparison, despite the fact that I have 10k 1st level connections on LinkedIn, and only 500 friends in Markethive.  As they say, go figure!

LeadOutcome  – you may or may not be aware that LinkedIn is one of the few social networks that allows the export of names and email addresses.  Your entire database of 1st level connections on LinkedIn whether you have 500, 2500, or 25,000 1st level connections, can be exported and sent email using automated marketing methods. This is obviously extremely significant for marketers.

I am not a big fan of autoresponders, or email blasters, as I like to call them.  Aside from telling you the open rates and clickthrough rates of email, they really do little else.

No autoresponder I know of can tell you who is “hot”, and who is not.  There are a number of specialized features that CRM software systems like LeadOutcome offer, but the fact the each action a lead takes is “scored” makes a huge difference.

You now know who is “hot”, and who is not. There are a number of additional features of LeadOutcome that make it highly desirable, but given that it’s monthly cost is less than most autoresponders makes it a relative no-brainer.

Simple Lead Generator for Facebook and Twitter.  Without listing all of the features and benefits,  (see the video link for details), this powerful software lets you search for and find groups automatically by keyword search.

You can post automatically to groups, and also to your friends on Facebook.  You can also auto-follow on Twitter and auto-like tweets in order to encourage people to follow you back.  This can save hours and hours of your time if you are active on either Facebook or Twitter.

Group Messenger  for LinkedIn. (see the video link for details) This software allows you to market automatically on LinkedIn.  No need for manual messages one by one anymore.

You can auto-invite based on keyword searches and auto-invite group members for groups of which you are a member. You can email open networkers over and above the LinkedIn limits for invitations within LinkedIn.

Of course, you will find quite a large number of rather expensive systems for inbound marketing that will schedule and organize your content, etc. etc.  Despite the advantages of these systems, you will find most if not all of what they do in Markethive at no charge.

An essential component of any inbound marketing strategy, or what I like to call automated marketing is about how to gain access to prospects.  There are always restrictions to the manual methods social networks offer to contact, message, and connect with friends and potential prospects.

The above-mentioned automated software systems allow you the access that you need in order to market effectively on these major social networking platforms.

You will not find a more powerful or lower-cost suite of tools for inbound marketing on any other list on the Internet that is current for 2016 than this one.

Please connect with me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/leadsonline  or call 973-259-6055 for more information.

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What is Skinny Coffee?  Valentus Slim Roast Coffee Review: Can Slim Roast Healthy Coffee Help with Weight Loss?

There’s two really big things to note with the Slim Roast ‘Skinny Coffee’;  weight loss seems to continue to be a struggle for so many people around the world, and almost everyone loves coffee!

So if nothing else, bringing these two together is literally just Brilliant!

One of my favorite things about waking up in the morning is to enjoy a delicious cup of hot coffee… is there anything better than that first sip?

What if that same habit that so many of us have would also help to set us up for a day of natural fat burning and weight loss?

Well, how does it work?

What is Valentus Slim Roast Coffee and How does it work?  My official Skinny Coffee Slim Roast Review:

 

According to the Valentus website,  Slim Roast is ‘formulated with natural appetite suppressants, feel good ingredients and detox components SlimROAST is a great addition to your weight management program. Not only will you find managing your weight with SlimROAST will produce exciting results, but you will love the taste of this delicious Italian dark roast coffee.

  • Controls appetite
  • Regulates sugar absorption
  • Regulates fat absorption
  • Promotes brain health and focus
  • Elevates mood
  • Antioxidant
Valentus Slim Roast skinny coffee has a number of key ingredients which help the body to naturally  and safely burn more fat and lose weight combined with exercise and a healthy diet (I would never recommend anyone just assume a product alone is all they need to help them, I truly believe it should be an enhancement to an already healthy lifestyle that just needs a little boost!)
SlimRoast Ingredients Benefits:
Valentus is excited to announce the launch of our newest product innovation to join our Prevail© line of functional beverages, our ever popular SlimROAST Weight Loss Coffee. A new favorite among coffee drinkers, Valentus’ Italian Dark Roast Coffee is infused with functional ingredients that make up our proprietary formula that tastes amazing!
Garcinia Cambogia:
An incredibly efficient fat burning ingredient, Garcinia Cambogia has received much media attention for it’s effect on weight loss and food consumption control. This pure ingredient is 100% natural; it is sometimes referred to as Tamarind, and it grows primarily in the lush green mountains of India, southeast Asia as well as in Central Africa. Its primary ingredient is the dietary super supplement known as HCA, which is proven in scientific studies to stop hunger in its tracks. The tamarind fruit has traditionally been used in soups as appetizers before meals, because of the smaller portion sizes due to limited amount of food. It’s appetite suppression qualities helped make villagers feel more full (satiety) and the fruit would increase the workers’ fat burning skills (thermogenesis) providing an increase in energy and productivity.
Ginseng 100:1 Extract:
Most young people these days are beginning to look and feel older, in some cases even hitting puberty far earlier than was the norm even one generation earlier. Ginseng is known to combat the free radicals that give the human skin mantle that look of premature aging. Valentus’ pure 100:1 extract works extremely well when combined with our other proprietary ingredients. This root is an immune system balancing, super supplement that should be admired by all.
L-Carnitine & Chromium:
This amino acid and mineral’s main function is to help insulin carry sugar into muscle cells where it is stored as energy. A lack of chromium could cause fluctuating blood-sugar levels which trigger sugar cravings. As a carbohydrate dependent society, increasing the amount of L-Carnitine & Chromium in our diet in our formula’s proportions will assist the body’s ability to manage its carbohydrate cravings and, in turn, assist with a successful weight management protocol.
Phaseolamin:
This ingredient combines with an enzyme in the body called alpha-amylase – which is involved in the digestion of starch – and helps to temporarily block its activities. Alpha-amylase is secreted in saliva and is produced in the pancreas, and is responsible for breaking down starch into simple sugars, which can then be absorbed in the small intestine. Blocking this digestive enzyme prevents the digestion of carbohydrates, which means they are able to pass largely undigested through the gastrointestinal tract. The end result is a decrease in the number of calories absorbed, thereby helping to promote weight loss.
Cassiolamine:
This multi-flavonoid compound helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and in the reduction of high blood pressure. Cassiolamine is an ingredient in Slim Roast that helps to maintain healthy blood vessels by reducing the adhesion (stickiness) of blood platelets, which promotes healthy blood flow. Our pure ingredient formula also serves as an anti-oxidant, which helps to maintain a healthy heart and improved immune system. What this natural legume based extract is mostly known for is its powerful lipase-inhibiting features, which results in the prevention of fat absorption and an effective carbohydrate blocker.
Green Tea 100:1 Extract:
Green tea contains 2% to 4% caffeine, which affects thinking and alertness, increases urine output, and may improve the function of brain messengers. Caffeine is thought to stimulate the nervous system, heart, and muscles by increasing the release of certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Antioxidants and other substances in green tea have been shown in studies to help protect the heart and blood vessels additionally.
Chlorogenic Acid:
This is the main active ingredient in Green Coffee Bean, it is a powerful thermogenic fat burner. It holds promise in many aspects of health and cognition similar to bioflavonoids and shares some effects similar to caffeine, but less potent. Studies show that Chlorogenic Acid may also decrease the absorption of dietary carbohydrate, as well as provide anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Dark Italian Roast Arabica Coffee:
It is also known as the “coffee shrub of Arabia”, “mountain coffee” or “Arabica coffee”. Arabica coffee is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated. The earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the mid-15th century, in the Sufi Muslim monasteries around Mocha in Yemen. Arabica coffee production in Indonesia began in 1699.
High-quality Arabica is beautifully fragrant, sweet and round, with a slight and pleasant acidity, with just a mild hint of bitterness.
So, can Slim Roast really help with weight loss?  
Would you like a cup of Slim Roast?
SO many people are sharing results and are so excited about how they look at feel by adding this to their diet and lifestyle!  Click here to read Valentus Slim Roast testimonials.
Next, learn more by experiencing the Valentus Slim Roast for yourself…take a free tour here and Experience the Valentus difference with their unique product line and referral plan when you share your excitement with others!
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Valentus Review – Legit MLM Business or Scam?

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Welcome to my Valentus Review!

A lot of people asked me to do a review on this company so I decided to do one.
You may be on this blog post because someone pitched you on the business opportunity or maybe asked you to try their product.

Am I right?

I have been there many times so, in this blog post, I am going to walk you through the company, the products, and compensation plan so you can make the right decision.
I am at the end of the blog post going to reveal some shocking truth that can actually lead you to failure…
So pay attention to this review and read it all the way to the end…
It could be the difference between success and failure…
First, let’s see what the company is all about…

Valentus Review – The MLM Company

Website:  www.valentus.com

Valentus MLM is the brainchild of Dave Jordan who happens to be the founder and CEO.

The company was in pre-launch until September 1st, 2014 and then officially launched just after that date.

After doing some investigation on Dave Jordan, it looks like he is very experienced in this field and has been very successful.

Which is a great sign because the wrong leadership can destroy a company…

But it looks like he checks out good :)

One word of advice, stay away from companies that don’t fully disclose their leadership when you are doing any kind of research on a company.

Alright, now let’s take a look at their products…

Valentus Reviews – The Products

Valentus had 4 products as of September of 2015, they could always add more later on.
All of the products are in powder form so you can pour it in a glass, add some water and stir.

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Here are the four products:

Prevail Energy – This is an energy drink and apparently all natural.

Prevail Immune – This has anti-oxidants and vitamins that support the immune system.

Prevail Trim – This is a weight loss drink

Slim Roast – This is a weight loss healthy coffee

I was trying to find product prices, but it’s next to impossible unless you know a distributor.
All companies should at least disclose the retail prices…
When I was looking for some Valentus product reviews, I noticed 99% of them were done by
distributors so It’s hard to gauge if the products are any good…

Alright, next let’s take a look at the compensation plan…

Valentus – The Compensation Plan

In the Valentus compensation plan, you can get paid in 4 ways.

1) Fast Start Bonus (Up to $100)

2) Retail Commissions (25%)

3) Binary Commissions (Up to $100,000 per Week)

4) Matching Binary Commissions (7 Generations Starting at 25%)

5) 1% Global Volume Shared Enrollment Pool

6)  Car Bonus ($400-$3000 per month)

7) Legacy Coded Bonus ($100 unblocked to unlimited levels)

Below, I actually posted some videos of the compensation plan done by Dave Jordan. Now
before you watch them I want to let you know that I do NOT endorse these videos, it’s for
education purposes only.

Fast Start Bonus:

Dual Team Commissions (Binary)

Duel Team Check Match (Matching Binary Commissions)

Legacy Coded Bonus

Valentus Review – The Verdict

Overall, the company is far from a scam and is a legit MLM company which is a great sign.
That’s because the leadership behind the company is very strong…
Like I told you earlier, the leadership can make or break a company.

Now if you were paying attention I told you in the beginning that there is something in this
company that can lead you to failure right?

I am going to be straight up here…

You are NOT going to make much money selling the actual product…

They say you make 25% commissions on retail, but the truth is you have to sell $10,000
worth of product in a week to make a decent paycheck…

The BIG money is in recruiting….
That is where 98% of the people will fail…
I am just sharing the truth from being in the industry for a few years now.
Now I am not bashing Valentus in any way like I said it’s a great company, but it’s just not newbie friendly…
You will have to know how to recruit very well to make good money in this business and THAT is the truth.
Also, if you look on eBay, you can see how cheap Valentus products are going for…
They are going for a major loss because not many people know how to sell…

So what’s the solution to all of this madness?

The only solution is a business model that doesn’t require recruiting…
Where the actual product/training makes your money without you actually selling it…
So after reviewing hundreds of companies, I finally found one that actually fits in that category…

Click Here and See What I Mean.

– No Blogging

– No Recruiting

– No Marketing

– No Cold calling

– No Selling

And you don’t need any technical skills either…

All you have to do is get started, follow the training and take action…

It’s COMPLETELY newbie friendly and the fact it doesn’t require recruiting means it will be easier
for you to actually profit…

Heck, I have people profit their first day…

Imagine that?

You get started and you make more money than you invested in the first day?

That is TOTALLY possible here.

Click here and Watch This Video.

And if you are in Valentus, this will actually work hand to hand…

Why?

It will actually show you how you can move those products online without selling them below cost…

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