What Is your Immune system?

What Is Your Immune System?

You’ve heard of your immune system. But how much do you know about it?

There’s a good reason to find out. When you understand everything that it does for you, and how everyday things affect it, you can help it keep you well.
 

1. It Looks Out for You

Your immune system works to root out germs and other invaders that have no business in your body.

For example, if you inhale a cold virus through your nose, your immune system targets that virus and either stops it in its tracks or primes you to recover. It takes time to get over an infection, and sometimes you need medicine to help, but the immune system is the cornerstone of prevention and recovery.

2. It Likes It When You Relax

Do your best to tame your stress. When you’re wound up, your immune system doesn’t work as well as it does when you’re confident and mellow about your challenges. That may make you more likely to get sick.

3. It’s Got Agents Standing By.

Other than your nervous system, your immune system is the most complex system in your body. It’s made up of tissues, cells, and organs, including:

4. It Learns From Your Past

You’re born with a certain level of protection, or “immunity.” But it can get better.

Think of a baby or young child who comes down with colds, earaches, or other everyday illnesses often and babies who are breast feed continue to get antibodies from their mother while they are making their own.. Their immune system is creating a "bank"of antibodies as they are exposed to illnesses for the first time, enabling them to fight off future invaders.

Vaccines work in much the same way. They turn on your immune system by introducing your body to a tiny amount of a virus (usually a killed or weakened one). Your body makes antibodies in response that protects against threats like measles, whooping cough, flu, or meningitis.Then, when you come in contact with that virus in your everyday life, your immune system is already primed to kick in so that you don’t get sick.

5. It Can Change Over Time

Your immune system can become less effective as you get older. That can make you more likely to get sick or get infections. You are also more susceptable to infections as you age or if you have a weakened immune system.

6. Medical Conditions that Weaken your immune system

Conditions which can weaken you immune system include:

autoimmune diseases

cancer

steroids

chemotherapy

7. You Can Help It Out

The classic things that keep your heart, brain, bones, and the rest of you well are also good for your immune system:

Eat nutritious foods.

Stay active.

Work to keep your weight healthy.

Don’t smoke.

If you drink alcohol, keep it moderate (no more than one drink a day if you’re a woman, and two drinks daily if you’re a man)

 

Boost your Immune System

Why is gold not rallying? This research points to ‘market manipulations on a scale rarely seen before’

Why is gold not rallying? This research points to 'market manipulations on a scale rarely seen before'

Shouldn't assets like gold and bitcoin be trading higher, especially with all this COVID-19 uncertainty? This is the question one U.K. research team asked with results pointing to major market manipulation.

“We are witnessing financial market manipulations on a scale and frequency that have rarely been seen before. The lack of integrity by a few powerful market players is causing a major financial market melt-down from which the current form of our global economy may never recover,” said University of Sussex Business School professor of Finance Carol Alexander.

The analysis was conducted by the University of Sussex Business School’s CryptoMarketRisk project team, which tracked trades in financial markets and reported large-scale manipulation that went unnoticed by the busy regulators.

“The CryptoMarketRisk team at the University of Sussex Business School have been tracking trades on these markets in recent months and have detailed huge sell orders on gold futures, massive pump and dump on copper futures and large spoofing orders on key crypto exchanges,” University of Sussex said on its website earlier in May.

“Some single trades on COMEX have been so large as to move prices – clear contraventions of U.S. laws on market abuse. But widespread market turmoil means regulators such as the CFTC have a lot on their plates right now, meaning even large-scale manipulation of these markets to remain below the radar of regulators,” the university added.

The university’s study pointed to these manipulation as the reasons why gold and bitcoin did not see a surge mid-March when markets saw major selloffs across the board.
“As funds flow out of equities one would expect demand for gold and bitcoin to increase. But this time around, safe havens have behaved completely differently. Gold and bitcoin have fallen at the same time as US equities,” Alexander wrote. “As the S&P 500 crashed in March 2020, gold had its worst week in eight years when it should have been its best, because of massive shorts on COMEX gold futures. Bitcoin has also been driven down by some pretty obvious manipulation bots on the unregulated crypto derivatives exchanges, especially BitMEX.”

The study also made comparisons to the 2008 financial crisis by looking at the relationship between the S&P 500 index and gold.

“Following the Lehman Brothers collapse in September 2008, the correlations between the S&P 500 index and gold, or the Swiss Franc, or US Treasuries were all around minus 40%. During March and April 2020 the correlation between the S&P 500 index and gold was plus 20%,” the University of Sussex said.

The researchers ran similar calculation with bitcoin and the U.S. dollar.

“Even more surprising is the behaviour of the bitcoin/US dollar rate – since this cryptocurrency emerged in January 2009 its behaviour was completely uncorrelated with any traditional asset, but as the S&P 500 index plummeted in early March 2020, so did bitcoin. Their correlation was plus 63% then, and it remains unsettlingly high at 40%,” the university’s post stated.

Those who stand to gain the most from this are holders of the U.S. dollars and U.S. assets, the post continued. “These become the main sources of positive returns for global investors in attempts to curtail the recent trend of some central banks to diversify their reserves away from the U.S. dollar,” it said.

 

By Anna Golubova
For Kitco News

Inbound Marketing Is Content Marketing – Now On Blockchain At Markethive

Inbound Marketing Is Content Marketing – Now On Blockchain At Markethive

Useful content should be at the core of your marketing. Content is the core of Inbound Marketing

Gone are the days where content means the blog posts your company writes. Instead, content marketing now includes a diverse set of content types and multiple channels to push them through. Chances are that if you’re already using social media, then you are doing content marketing to some extent.

Content marketing is accelerating at a blistering pace. By the year 2020, roughly 1.7 MB of new content will be created every second… for every living person on earth.

It’s easy to hear statistics like that and feel a sense of overwhelm – to feel like there’s no way to make your brand stand out from the crowd. But there is and I am going to show you how with this article.

 

 

What is content marketing?

To begin with, content marketing is taking any type of content (digital or physical) and purposefully sending it out to your audience.

Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.

Instead of pitching your products or services, you are providing truly relevant and useful content to your prospects and customers to help them solve their issues.

Content marketing is used by leading brands. Research shows the vast majority of marketers are using content marketing. In fact, it is used by many prominent organizations in the world, including P&G, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and John Deere. It’s also developed and executed by small businesses and one-person shops around the globe. Why? Because it works.

 

Content marketing aka “Inbound Marketing” is good for your bottom line — and your customers

Here are some key reasons and benefits for entrepreneurs and companies that use content marketing:

  • More awareness

  • Increased sales

  • Cost savings

  • Better, more loyal customers

  • Greater branding and online presence

 

Content is the present – and future – of inbound marketing

Go back and read the content marketing definition one more time, but this time remove the “relevant” and “valuable”. That’s the difference between content marketing and the other informational garbage you get from companies trying to sell you “stuff.” 

Companies send us information all the time – it’s just that most of the time it’s not very relevant or valuable (can you say spam?). That’s what makes content marketing so intriguing in today’s environment of thousands of marketing messages per person per day.

 

Marketing is impossible without great content

Regardless of what type of marketing tactics you use, inbound marketing “content” should be part of your process, not something separate. Quality content is part of all forms of marketing:

  • Social media marketing: Content marketing strategy comes before your social media strategy.

  • SEO: Search engines reward businesses that publish quality, consistent content.

  • PR: Successful PR strategies address issues readers care about, not their business.

  • PPC: For PPC to work, you need great content behind it.

  • Inbound marketing: Content is key to driving inbound traffic and leads.

  • Content strategy: Content strategy is part of most content marketing strategies.

 

What if your customers look forward to receiving your marketing? What if when they received it, via print, email, website, they spent 15, 30, 45 minutes with it? What if they anticipated it and shared it with their peers?

 

 

Markethive Blogging Platform

Markethive Blogging platforms broadcast out to huge portfolios of social networks, news sites, forums, and WordPress blogs.  Markethive blogs get easily indexed into the search engines, are subscribable by other Markethive members and subscription allows remote posting to their selection of social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.  A content-rich blogging system with a reach into the millions across multiple social media and blogging platforms.

With Inbound Marketing, potential customers find you through channels like blogs, search engines, and social media which is exactly what you get and a whole lot more powerful tools, tutorials, mentoring, all integrated into a social network with selling platforms and exchanges. 

 

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Benefits 

Additional benefits include receiving MHV Coin by your readers which adds more value to bloggers who have increased subscriber levels. You are paid by Markethive, the system, for writing and publishing your blogs instantly and continuously. All part of the micropayment faucet system within Markethive thanks to Blockchain Technology. 

To be effective at inbound marketing (content marketing), it is essential to have an automated marketing system that embraces and enhances your marketing strategy. 

The best part is that it is free with Markethive. The Markethive Inbound Marketing System can be compared with other platforms costing as much as $2,500 per month. 

 

 

Join Markethive to learn what questions to ask and how to develop your strategy, where we deliver printed, video and live educational seminars to get you acclimated and up to speed.

 

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Deb Williams

Market Manager for Markethive, a global Market Network, and Writer for the Crypto/Blockchain Industry. Also a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech.  I embrace "Change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

FOLLOW US ON…

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Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/markethive/  

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/markethive

Medium: https://www.medium.com/@markethive

Bitcointalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3309067.msg34535452#msg34535452 

Telegram News: t.me/Markethive

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/Markethive

Facebook: https://facebook.com/MarketHive

Youtube: https://youtube.com/Markethive

 

Multiple Chanels How to get started on your content marketing strategy

Multiple Channels

How to get started on your content marketing strategy

Gone are the days where content means the blog posts your company writes. Instead, content marketing now includes a diverse set of content types and multiple channels to push them through.

Chances are that if you’re already using social media, then you are doing content marketing to some extent. The next step is to get a strategy in place. This guide will walk you through why having a content marketing strategy is important and different ways you can get started on your own.

What is content marketing?

To begin with, content marketing is taking any type of content (digital or physical) and purposefully sending it out to your audience. Adding a strategy to this means that you’ve thought about your goals, audiences and distribution channels.

A typical content marketing plan will answer the below questions:

  • Who is your audience? These are usually based on market segments and certain types of content will target specific segments.

  • What channels will you use?

  • What metrics will you use to measure success and ROI?

  • What resources do you have?

  • What pain points will you solve?

Types of content

There are quite a few types of content out there now with new channels being developed every year. Part of being a good content marketer is being able to learn new types and be open to experimentation. Relatively new to the scene is user-generated social media content that can be used as part of your strategy.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list to help you think about what type of content your company has access to:

  • Company blog posts

  • Branded blog posts

  • User-generated content like an Instagram post

  • Videos

  • Podcasts

  • Whitepapers

  • Case studies

  • Infographics

  • Photos

  • Webinars

  • Quizzes

  • Press releases

  • News and magazine articles

Types of channels

How will you get the word out about your content? You can publish all the white papers you want but no one will see them if you’re not talking about them. For some channels, the line between content and channel blurs. For example, email newsletters are an excellent way of promoting your branded content. But, some brands also include unique content in the newsletter’s body. There is no right or wrong way to approach this. If you find that mixing it up works for your company, then go ahead and do it.

Some common channels include:

  • Email

  • Social media

  • Pamphlets

  • Search engine ads

  • Website

The most common channel is email, with 82% of marketers reporting it as the most effective. This is not-so-closely followed by social media at 54% and website/blog at 51%.

What does this mean for you? If you’re just starting out, use this as a jumping point on where to focus your beginning efforts. Start with one or two channels and expand as you feel more comfortable.

What resources are available?

Before you start diving into all of the content possibilities, take a step back and look at what resources you have available to you. Are you a marketing team of one or ten? What skill sets are already on your team? Does your marketing budget have room to hire a professional content creator?

You shouldn’t get into producing videos if you don’t have the available skills nor the budget for a videographer. Keep in mind that time is also a resource. New content types take time to learn, experiment with and create.

Next, think about who can generate this content. Don’t limit it to only the marketing team. Your sales and support teams will know what pains the customer or business goes through, too. All of the departments should have some content ideas that can be developed.

Develop your content marketing strategy

There are many ways to get started in developing your strategy. Here, we’ll offer three ways to get started. It’s possible that you’ve done some of this work already. In that case, repurpose your previous research and put it to use here.

1. Define your goals & metrics

The start of any new strategy begins with knowing what goals you have in mind. In content marketing, multiple goals are common and are often matched with content types and channels. And for each goal, you’ll need to define metrics that are used to measure success.

For example, one of your content marketing goals may be to increase your trial signups. To do this, you’d plan on creating case studies that will be published on your website and shared via social media. The case study includes text, photos, a downloadable PDF and video. Your sales team will use the link to share success studies with potential clients and your social media team will use the different media formats to repeatedly promote the case study.

This content matrix from Ninetyblack provides a graphical guide to where content can fall. The matrix may look different for your business. Quizzes are usually designed to be entertaining and can be a useful way to spread brand awareness.

2. Audit your current content

What’s working for you now? If you already have some branded content, conduct a content audit to help you understand what has and hasn’t been successful. The audit should include the actual content links and distribution channels.

Perhaps you’ve produced a few videos but they’ve only been published to YouTube. You’ve found that the audience is receptive to the videos. At this point, you may notice that a few videos have call-to-action links in the captions that lead back to your website. These videos not only were watched but people clicked on them to learn more. This discovery could potentially lead you to add more links into your captions for more cross-channel promotions.

In a Content Marketing Institute’s 2018 trends report, B2B marketers credited content creation and strategy as the top two factors in their content marketing success. Note that for content creation, it’s specified to be higher quality and more efficient. Low-quality content doesn’t cut it anymore especially if your competition is also focused on content marketing.

If your content was mostly pushed through social media channels, performing a social media audit may be beneficial to you. This way, you can see what type of content performed well and duplicate the similarities.

3. Map your customer journey

Certain types of content work best at points of a customer journey. A helpful product troubleshooting video won’t be as interesting to a potential customer in the awareness phase as it is for someone who has already purchased. Being aware that it exists, however, may help move the decision along.

This Boston Interactive checklist shows the various content types that match a customer’s purchase phase.

Remember, though, that a customer’s journey doesn’t end at the purchase. Past the purchase point, there’s still retention and support that need content marketing, too.

Bright Vessel illustrates their version of a customer journey map, indicating where each department plays a role. This exercise makes you reflect on every customer touchpoint.

Mapping this for your brand helps you understand where your content can be best served. Once you have the map down, then your content can be further tweaked and adjusted to reflect your audience and their journey status.

Implement & review your content marketing strategy

Now that you have three ways to brainstorm your strategy, the next steps are to document and implement it. With documentation, you’ll have a way to reference and steer your future content. If your strategy was to promote your blog posts on both social media and email newsletters but you find that newsletters are receiving a lot of engagement, you may look into increasing the send frequency or creating a subscriber list for only the blog.

Many content marketing calendars are overviews of content that’s planned for the year. They’ll often list the content, type, audience, customer phase and distribution channel(s), along with the publishing dates. This all-in-one calendar type is helpful for big picture planning.

Once you’ve drawn up the calendar, you’ll still need to listen and distribute it, and this is where social media plays a big role. A social media-minded content marketing strategy incorporates both social monitoring and publishing.

Markethive helps with both of these objectives. Through the Google calendar features, you can see when content is distributed and across which channels. For well-performing posts, Markethive makes it easy to republish the content with just a few clicks.

To monitor the topics your audience cares about, you use branded keywords and search options to see who’s talking about you and to curate content for redistribution. Content marketing doesn’t have to only include branded content. It also includes content that’s published about you or industry-adjacent news. Searching for topics in your industry in Advanced Google Search helps you easily identify & curate the content that your audience cares about.

Setup Google Alerts to keep you aware when others talk about your business and industry. Like Markethive and “Inbound Marketing”. Make sure you have a Disqus account, so you can engage blogs utilizing Disqus alerts and search for industries and blogs and articles that mention you.

In the end, content marketing strategies vary from business to business. The advice given here is meant to be a framework to begin your content marketing strategy, not as set-in-stone rules. As you begin this journey, you’ll find that some strategies or content don’t work for you and that’s okay. Having both defined goals and a plan in hand will go a long way in starting your strategy.

Thomas Prendergast
CEO Founder

What Is A Bounce Rate:How Important Is It?

What Is A Bounce Rate: How Important Is It? 

What is a Bounce Rate? 

Here is an easy way to think of the website bounce rate. Think of a ‘bounce’ as someone landing on your website, not clicking on any other pages and then leaving. The bounce rate is, therefore, the percentage of people that do this, rather than stay and take a look around your website. You want your bounce rate to be as low as possible, get them to engage and take the next step down your sales funnel. 

 

There are some key factors to consider that determine your website bounce rate…

What Type Of Traffic Are You Attracting? 

Are the visitors to your website specifically looking for your company, or are they looking for information? People who are familiar with you will bounce less than those who are in information-gathering mode. If you have an eCommerce store, does your traffic have high ‘commercial intent’? Are they ready to buy or simply researching for future purchases?  

Writing really awesome blog posts can bring you lots of traffic, but this tends to be more information-seeking traffic as opposed to visitors with high commercial intent. Consequently, traffic to blog posts tends to have a higher bounce rate than traffic to your home page even if the average session duration is longer. 

This shows the blogs are good quality and all that may be needed is a prominent call to action. Another way to keep them on longer is to have lots of relevant internal links so the visitors can delve deeper into a topic that interests them. 

 

 

What Causes Artificially High Bounce Rates? 

Websites are frequently crawled by bots. Some are friendly and used to decide where to rank the website. Other bots are nasty and evil and are looking for content to scrape and load to spammy sites. Therefore the bounce rate is skewed because they are not real visitors.

 

The Sources Of Your Traffic. 

Visitors that come from Google search results tend to ‘bounce’ much less than visitors from Facebook, for example. People are in very different frames of mind when they’re in work or play modes. Paid traffic sites can have an effect on your bounce rate due to the fact they are not organic or perhaps targeting the wrong audience pulling in unqualified traffic.

Sending the wrong people to your landing page will definitely result in a higher bounce rate. The right traffic is visitors that are primed to convert because they are in your target audience. 

CEO and CMO of Markethive, Thomas Prendergast has done some excellent research on the target market for Markethive. Given the company is on blockchain and crypto-based, it makes sense to target people using the platforms illustrated in this research

The Design And Layout Of Your Website.

Sites that are difficult to navigate, confusing, or look old-fashioned all tend to have higher bounce rates than new clean, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly websites. Intrusive advertisements will not only have a negative effect but will also reduce the reputation of your landing pages. Also, auto-play videos are a strict no-no. Most people don’t like surprises or be bombarded as soon as they hit the site. 

Headlines and subheadings are helpful to visitors to scan blocks of text quickly. If they cannot spot the content by scanning the headline or subheadings, they most likely will not take the time to search your site. 

Images relating to the content make it easier to read. Text without images can be overwhelming and needs to be optimized for online reading. Writing on the web is very different than writing for written publications. Images break up the copy making it easier on the eyes. 

Note: Images need to be relevant, inspiring and entertaining but not too many or too distracting. Avoid oversized images also. Combining images with great content simply reinforces what you want to say with the visual.

The Clarity Of Your Message.

Within the first few seconds of arriving at a website, visitors will automatically scan for content and design elements that communicate Credibility and Safety. The perceived safety of the site relates to the quality of the content and the appearance of the pages. If your site communicates safety, the visitor will be encouraged to stay, explore and may even take the next step.

Grammar and spelling errors on a site are very often perceived as not credible. It’s an absolute turn off for me when visiting sites. But the credibility and safety go well beyond grammar and spelling. The quality of content must quickly communicate that… 

  1. You understand their problem
  2. You have a solution that could solve their problem
  3. They just need to take the next step 

The next step is a clear call to action. Having a clear call to action means the visitor knows at a glance what their next step should be and where it is on the page. Making it easy and not asking for too much information will definitely work in your favor. Even asking for full name, phone number and email can result in a bounce or maybe even a false lead. A simple widget connected to their email account is a one-click verified lead that most people accept and is an easy, unobtrusive way to capture them.  

If the visitor is not convinced that the site is credible, reliable and safe for any reason, they will bounce from the page within the first few seconds after arriving. 

 

The Speed Of Your Website. 

Slow-loading websites have high bounce rates and low conversion rates. It’s that simple. The golden rule is that people do leave a website if it takes more than 4 seconds to load. 

These following factors tend to slow page load times: 

  • Cheap hosting
  • Oversized images that can’t be downloaded quickly
  • Too many images will cause too many requests on each page load
  • Using custom fonts need to be downloaded for the visitor to read 
  • Too many fancy sliders and javascript effects that also must be downloaded to work. 

 

What Is A Good Bounce Rate?

As a very broad rule of thumb, you’re aiming for a website bounce rate of under 40%. Between 40% and 55% is usually okay, whilst 55-65% shows significant room for improvement. This is a very simple and broad rule of thumb. There are certain circumstances like paid and social traffic, traffic hitting blog posts and also mobile traffic tends to bounce more. This is where it might be perfectly okay to have a bounce rate higher than these figures.

 

Checklist of things to review on your landing pages…

  1. You sent the right people to your landing pages.
  2. You don’t bombard people with intrusive ads that distract from your primary call to action.
  3. Your headlines match the advertisement that promoted the landing page.
  4. Visitors can quickly find what they are looking for.
  5. Spelling and grammar have been checked out.
  6. The content provided is of high quality.
  7. It’s well designed with a clear message.
  8. The images don’t distract from the call to action.
  9. You have a clear next step for the visitor avoiding confusion.
  10. You avoid asking for too much information.
  11. Landing pages load under 2 seconds.

 

For Markethive Associates, You can find your bounce rate under Statistics either on your Profile Page or in Pages for your Widget and Capture Page stats. Markethive has made it very easy to read the analytics and keep on top of critical information that can help you improve where need to reach your end goals.

 

This service is available to all Associates, Free, and Upgraded. I find the capture pages and websites at Markethive fare very well with bounce rates and conversions. 

Conclusion

Page layouts that are simple can communicate a lot of information in a short period of time. Focus on what you really want the visitor to do on your landing page. Be sure to make all the content, images and call to action buttons are gently nudging people in that direction.

Think of each landing page as a social contact. This is where you create a first impression that encourages the visitor to get to know you better, thereby improving your bounce rate, time on site and overall conversions. 

 

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Deb Williams
Market Manager for Markethive, a global Market Network, and Writer for the Crypto/Blockchain Industry. Also a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech.  I embrace "Change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

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Markethive Market Research

I did some research: Marketing Research

The recently published YouGov survey found just under 50% of millennials were interested in using cryptocurrencies as a primary form of payment as opposed to using the U.S. dollar.

Found little to any direct research of surveys on the demographics of members who engage in faucets. However, I did find that Reddit members discuss in great detail and frequency about faucets. And faucets seem to be discussed the most on Reddit.

The Reddit results
https://reddit.com


Pulling from the Pew Research poll

69% of Reddit members are male.

64% of Reddit members are between the ages of 22 to 37 (millennials)
29% of Reddit members are between the ages of 38 to 53 (generation X)
6% of Reddit members are between the ages of 54 and 72 (boomers)
1% of Reddit members are 73 or older (silent)

Looking at Alexa the top 5 countries that access Reddit are

United States 53%
United Kingdom 8%
Canada 6.5%
Australia 3.5%
Germany 2.5%

Income

30% make less than $30,000 per year
34% make between $30,000 to $74,000
35% make $75,000 or above

Device Type
Windows Desktop 36%
Android 31%
Apple IOS %17
MacOS 11%
Linux 3%

The Take away from this? Advertise Markethive on Reddit. But we can safely assume a similar demographic is found in the membership and visitors of the popular traditional faucet systems.

The following media is used primarily and almost exclusively on faucet, bounty and airdrop sites and has been researched and found legitimate for your ad campaigns.
 

Main Stream Crypto Ad services

  1. Bitmedia
    https://bitmedia.io/  Pay by impression paid from your account budget
     
  2. Coinzilla
    https://coinzilla.com/ Pay by impression paid from account budget
     
  3. Bitter
    https://bitter.io/ $1 for 1000 visits, gets excellent results
     
  4. Trafficly
    https://trafficly.io/ $1 for 1000 visits, gets excellent results
     
  5. Coinbound
    https://coinbound.io/ Conglomeration of 3rd party Crypto media sites, influencers, Youtube channels, etc.
     
  6. Cointraffic  (Alexa 16,198)
    https://cointraffic.io/ Advertiser and publisher traffic advertising network
     
  7. Propeller Ads
    https://propellerads.com/ the biggest alternative traffic sources with 1Bn+ monthly audience reach
     
  8. Hashing Ad Space
    https://www.hashingadspace.com/ Connects you with motivated buyers interested in home based business.
     
  9. ADbtc
    https://adbtc.top/  Target REAL bitcoin users. CPC starts from 5 Satoshis.  No minimum purchase required!
     
  10. Bitraffic ( Alexa 70,808)
    https://bitraffic.com/ Promote your ICO token, Casino games, Trading, Investing hyip, Crypto mining, Faucets, etc.
     
  11. Cryptocoinsad
    https://cryptocoinsad.com/ Self-serve interface, advanced targeting options and highly-trafficked Publisher sites
     
  12. Mellow Ads
    http://mellowads.com/ Leading bitcoin advertising network…welcome to simple, bitcoin Your website must be in a top 100,000 Alexa ranking,
     
  13. CoinAd (Alexa 74,203)
    https://coinad.com/ High Quality CPM Banner Advertising The CoinAd Banner platform is an impressions priced banner advertising network that makes advertising easy.
     
  14. A-ADS
    https://a-ads.com  The first crypto advertising network in the market
     
  15. AdBit (Alexa 297,116)
    https://adbit.biz/ As an advertiser you will bid against each other for a share in the adspace
     
  16. CoinMedia
    https://coinmedia.co/ Place your Ad Message to the desired websites Pay only for unique visitor views.
     
  17. ADconity
    https://adconity.com/  user friendly rich media advertising platform for advertisers and publishers with competitive pricing.
     
  18. AdPop
    https://adpop.com AdPop Network provides an opportunity to all advertisers to promote their products and services at very reasonable prices.
     
  19. Coinverti (Alexa 53,518)
    https://coinverti.com/ The only crypto advertising network you need. Trusted by more than 400 crypto related websites.
     
  20. Token.Ad
    https://token.ad/  Native Ads The most efficient ad format as visitors perceive it as website content
     
  21. BitcoinTalk
    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5176955.0  This forum sells ad space in the area beneath the first post of every topic page. Bitcointalk is a forum about bitcoin, initially created by Satoshi Nakamoto the inventor of Bitcoin on Nov 22, 2009 and was head administrator until almost 2011.
     
  22. Bitcoadz
    https://www.bitcoadz.io Bitcoadz is an online market place where advertisers can sell their ads to publishers who will inturn return traffic to the advertisers.
     
  23. Ad Dragon
    https://www.addragon.com/ Get your ads on top websites in your niche with marketplace advertising.
     
  24. Adshares (Alexa 192,912)
    https://adshares.net/  Adshares is the answer to negative trends in digital marketing. Lack of transparency allows intermediaries to charge high fees. Increasing centralization gives big players ability to censor unwanted content.
     

Main Stream Social Networks

  1. Youtube Ads (Alexa 2)
    https://www.youtube.com/ads/ With YouTube ads, reach potential customers and have them take action when they watch or search for videos on YouTube – and only pay when they show interest.
     
  2. Reddit Ads (Alexa 15)
    https://www.redditinc.com/advertising Reach influential communities made up of millions of people engaging with today’s most relevant content.
     
  3. Instagram Ads (Alexa 21)
    https://business.instagram.com/advertising/ You can buy, run and track ads on Instagram in one of three ways. Within the APP | Ads Manager | Instagram Partners
     
  4. LinkedIn Ads (Alexa 34)
    https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/ads Advertising on LinkedIn helps businesses of any size achieve their goals.

MLM ad systems delivery

Folks I DO NOT recommend these systems. These are here for your awareness and comparison. You are welcomed to join them and report how effective (or ineffective) they are building awareness, reach, quality associates, etc. I have tested 4 of them and none of those four produced anything of value. I spent $500 and ran several banner ads simultaneously in IBO and received 12 visits (according to Markthive tracking) and received zero registrations. However, IBO reported I had a grand total of 70,000 views and 5,000 click throughs. I also put the same Widget in my IBO profile page. I spent over $1000 with Apsense and got 2 registrations over the span of a month. I got similar stats as IBO, with Markethive showing a handful of connections and Apsense reporting 10s of thousands of click throughs.

  1. Leadsleap (Alexa 25,003)
    https://www.leadsleap.com/ We reward publishers and marketers to show your ads on their websites and in their tracking links.
     
  2. Apsense (Alexa 51,907)
    http://www.apsense.com APSense is an MLM business social network where people come together to share their businesses.
     
  3. MLMgateway (Alexa 45,119)
    https://www.mlmgateway.com/ MLM Gateway connects those who are involved in network marketing, providing home-based business leads.
     
  4. IBOtoolbox (Alexa 22,191)
    https://www.ibotoolbox.com Welcome to IBOtoolbox, the largest and most active marketing social network on the planet!
     
  5. ViralContentBee (Alexa 57,904)
    https://viralcontentbee.com Viral Content Bee is the social media platform helping users to promote their content to their target audience. It is a marketing tool offering a wide array of features that will boost any social media campaign.
     
  6. MyLeadSystemPRO (Alexa 81,675)
    https://www.myleadsystempro.com/ MLSP is the world's #1 trusted solution since 2008 to help you attract fresh leads daily, get sales & signups, and grow your business by leveraging the power of the internet.
     
  7. EliteMarketingPro (Alexa 129,400)
    https://elitemarketingpro.com "Finally, An Easy Way To Recruit – Rejection FREE – Without Wasting Your Time & Money Chasing Dead Beat Prospects & Leads…"
     
  8. PowerLeadSystem (Alexa 12,570,164)
    http://www.powersleadsystem.com THE MOST COMPLETE AND POWERFUL ALL-IN-ONE MARKETING PLATFORM 7 day free trial then $30 per month
     
  9. MyBEEHYVE (Alexa 3,061,298)
    https://www.mybeehyve.com/ myBeeHyve is changing the way network marketers manage contacts, connect with prospects and build their business.

The Winners

The following are considered winners because the results I got were stellar with incredible returns for the money invested. For instance with a $20 Bitter.io campaign I received over 20 registration over the 3 days it ran, and their stats were nearly identical to our (Markethive) stats.

Bitter.io
Trafficly
Hashing Ad Space
adBTC

The Losers
The following gave practically no results, engaged in deceptive robots and falsified tracking clicks reports. All are from the MLM markets.

Apsense
MLMGateway
IBOToolbox
PowerLeadsSystem

As we at Markethive engage this list in advertising, we will report the results.

Thomas Prendergast
Hive Keep Advertising and Marketing

How Would Gold Perform In a Second Stock Market Crash?

How Would Gold Perform In a Second Stock Market Crash?

1929… the 1970s… 2000… 2008… and now 2020?

In the biggest stock bear markets over the past nine decades, there was an initial crash… followed by a big bounce… and then a more severe selloff, a “second leg down” if you will.

Could it happen again?

As Mark Twain said, “history doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.”

And some of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers are convinced a second drop is coming…

  • Billionaire David Tepper, considered one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, said last month that “stocks are the most overvalued I’ve seen in my career.”
  • Stanley Druckenmiller, whose net worth is $4.7 billion, says “the risk-reward for equities is maybe as bad as I’ve seen it in my career.”
  • So-called bond king Jeffrey Gundlach says, “I’m certainly in the camp that we are not out of the woods… I think a retest of the low is very plausible.” He said at the same time that he initiated a short position against the stock market.
  • Billionaire Mark Cuban says “the stock market is overvalued… it’s almost impossible to predict where consumer and corporate demand is going to come from. And because of that, it’s hard to create a valuation for businesses.”

With trillions of stimulus flooding the market, I don’t know if we’re looking over the cliff at another crash in the stock market or not. Even Mike Maloney mentioned that stocks could just as easily melt up as they could melt down.

But if we do get another leg down, I wanted to know… what happens to gold in the “crash after the crash”?

Gold in Second-Leg Crashes

I examined the four biggest bear markets in US stocks, ones that included a bounce and then a “second” leg down, and measured gold’s performance during each of those second selloffs. I had an idea of what I might find, but even I was surprised at the results. If you own gold I think you will be, too…

 

1929 – 1933

The stock market crash of 1929 kicked off the Great Depression. After that initial selloff, stocks bounced over 20%, but then proceeded to fall an incredible 84.5% over the next two years.

As most of you know the gold price was fixed during this time, and President Roosevelt nationalized it in 1933 anyway. But investors could own gold stocks as a proxy. Gold equities saw huge buy volumes during the Great Depression.

Here’s how the largest gold producer in the US at the time, Homestake Mining, performed during the Dow’s second leg down.

Homestake Mining—what some investors bought since they couldn’t own gold—ROSE 87.5% during this period. You can see it went on to rise much further, but from the beginning of the Dow’s second leg down to its eventual bottom, this proxy for gold ownership soared.
 

1973 – 1975

The mid-1970s was an ugly period for stock investors. The S&P 500 fell 20% in the first seven months of 1973. It then bounced 10%, but reversed into a second decline that lasted a year and resulted in a 44.1% drop.

Here’s how gold did during that second leg down.

Gold ROSE 52.7% in that second leg down. It eventually eased off when stocks started to climb again, but during the dark days of the second crash, it once again soared.
 

2000 – 2002

In early 2000 the S&P 500 was toppy and choppy. It fell as much as 10% but then gained that and more back. But that second leg down got ugly, as the S&P fell 48.9% over the next two years.

Here’s how gold did during that second leg down.

The gold price ROSE 15.3%, while the S&P fell by almost half.

Keep in mind this was during the “tech wreck” when the Nasdaq fell 66%.

You could talk me into starting the “second” leg down later, and if so the S&P’s loss would’ve been lower, but the gain in gold would’ve been higher.

Either way, the message is the same: gold once again rose during the second leg down for the broad stock market.

2007 – 2009

We all remember the Great Financial Crisis that started in 2008. Stocks starting falling in late 2007, the S&P dropping 16% in five months. It bounced about 10%, then began a second leg down and fell 52.5% over the next 10 months.

Here’s how gold performed during that second ugly downdraft.

The gold price ROSE 5%. That’s not as much as the prior ones, but it logged a gain during the period when stocks lost over half their value.

So, what do we conclude from this?

Gold Has Risen in Major Second Down Legs

In the stock market’s four worst bear markets, ones that included a major second leg down, the gold price has risen every time. It may suffer in the initial crash that kick-starts a bear market, but in these worst cases the demand for gold—and the price—surged when stocks started a second leg down.

Is that what gold will do if stocks crash again today? History is on our side, but whatever is ahead it’s reassuring to know that gold doesn’t follow stocks, and instead does what it’s done for centuries: serve as a hedge, as a store of wealth, and as the strongest form of money mankind has ever had.

 

Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver.com

Nations globally begin to re-open businesses and return to the new normal

Nations globally begin to re-open businesses and return to the new normal

It seems highly probable that North America, as well as globally that new cases of the virus will begin to diminish day by day, week by week. Globally the data suggests that the world has hit the peak of new cases of Covid – 19. To date there has been 5.17 million confirmed cases of individuals contracting the virus, deaths reported 1.99 million individuals that have recovered, and 336,000 souls that have died.

The sad truth is that this pandemic will most likely fester for the next couple of years, there is still much uncertainty as to whether or not we see increases as the world begins to reopen businesses, and restart their economies.

This could last until a coronavirus vaccine is developed. Currently the top infectious disease experts in the United States, including Dr Anthony Fauci, believe it is conceivable that a vaccine might be available as early as December.

That being said, it will be the economic fallout from the massive expenditures that will be the dominate component or thread that will define the economic fabric for decades.

The massive expenditures are being made on two fronts, first by the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing endeavors, and secondly by the U.S. Treasury Department’s responsibility to fund the rescue package which was voted into law on March 27.


 

According to Reuters on May 12 the United States reported a record $738 billion budget deficit in April. The rescue package voted into law will required $2.3 trillion to implement. However, it quickly became apparent that more aid was needed and the estimate of the relief and rescue packages will total approximately $3 trillion.

According to an economic report published in MarketWatch, yesterday the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet has now swelled to the highest level in history, now at $7.09 trillion for the week ending on May 20.

Collectively these massive debts will have to be paid back at some point, and no matter how slowly or quickly they begin to paydown this debt, this process could last far beyond the pandemic and a global return to whatever the new normal will be.

One result that is highly probable from the economic damage caused by these expenditures is the devaluation of the dollar which would cause gold prices to spike dramatically over the next 5 to 10 years.

What – We are still in a Trade War with China?

On top of the current health crisis in pandemic, today news began to surface about heightened tensions between the United States and China. It seems as though market participants and traders are now refocusing on the trade war, resulting in an extremely bullish sentiment for the safe haven asset class, specifically gold.

Collectively the massive increase in expenditures the United States to aid in recovery, and the renewed tensions between the United States and China could ignite gold pricing over the next couple of years. Our technical studies indicate that we could see gold rise as high as $2000 by the end of this year, or by the second quarter of 2021.

 

By Gary Wagner

Contributing to kitco.com

Gold silver pull back on some profit-taking normal consolidation

Gold, silver pull back on some profit-taking, normal consolidation

Gold and silver prices are lower in midday U.S. dealings Thursday, on routine downside corrections following recent gains. Some profit-taking from the shorter-term futures traders was also featured today. A rebound in the U.S. dollar index today was also a negative daily element for the metals. Once again, it appears the two metals are tracking the U.S. stock indexes, which are lower at midday. June gold futures were last down $27.00 an ounce at $1,725.00. July Comex silver prices were last down $0.556 at $17.47 an ounce.

Attitudes overall are still generally upbeat late this week as governments continue to reopen businesses that had been shuttered for weeks. Some sporting events have been scheduled to resume in the coming weeks and there are rising hopes autumn sports can be played.

Also supporting more positive trader and investor sentiment is the surprising rally in crude oil prices that sees Nymex crude oil trading above $34.00 a barrel Thursday morning. The strong rally in the oil market has caught most oil market watchers by surprise, given significantly reduced demand and still-burdensome global supplies. Just a few weeks ago Nymex May crude oil futures traded as low as -$40 a barrel just before the contract expired.

Global economic data for May is starting to improve from the dire numbers seen in April. The IHS Markit composite purchasing managers index (PMI) for May in the Euro zone rose to 30.5 in May from 13.6 in April. A reading below 50.0 suggests contraction. The U.K.’s PMI for the same period came in at 28.9 from 13.8. Japan’s PMI for the same period was 27.4 versus 25.8. Australia’s composite May PMI was 36.4 versus 21.7 in April.

China has begun its most important political event of the year, the National People’s Congress, after a delay because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The meetings signal what the government is calling its victory over the outbreak that began late last year, and will outline key economic and social goals for the year. U.S.-China relations have soured the past several weeks, amid the pandemic that the U.S. is blaming on China. President Trump tweeted late Wednesday that China’s “disinformation and propaganda attack on the United States and Europe is a disgrace.” The U.S. Senate on Wednesday moved to ban Chinese companies from trading on U.S. stock exchanges.

The other important outside markets see the yield on the benchmark U.S. Treasury 10-year note is currently around 0.67%.

Technically, June gold futures saw no chart damage occur today. The bulls still have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Gold bulls' next upside near-term price objective is to produce a close above solid technical resistance at the April high of $1,788.80. Bears' next near-term downside price objective is pushing prices below solid technical support at $1,666.20. First resistance is seen at $1,735.00 and then at today’s high of $1,751.70. First support is seen at today’s low of $1,715.30 and then at $1,700.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 7.5

July silver futures saw a corrective and profit-taking pullback after hitting a nearly three-month high Wednesday. The silver bulls still have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Silver bulls’ next upside price objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at the February high of $19.07 an ounce. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at $16.50. First resistance is seen at $18.00 and then at this week’s high of $18.165. Next support is seen at today’s low of $17.26 and then at $17.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 7.0.

July N.Y. copper closed down 295 points at 243.05 cents today. Prices closed nearer the session low today and on profit taking after hitting a two-month high early on today. The copper bulls have the overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a two-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Copper bulls' next upside price objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at 255.00 cents. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid technical support at 230.00 cents. First resistance is seen at today’s high of 246.80 cents and then at 250.00 cents. First support is seen at 240.00 cents and then at 237.50 cents. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 6.5.

 

By Jim Wyckoff
For Kitco News

 

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