It's time for my monthly SEO update and I got more fantastic news to share with you. After 3 months of SEO work, our website is now ranking at #2 for the main keyword "masternode hosting", up from #7 last month. Furthermore, we now have two other keywords at #1 positions in Google Australia too.
For any newcomers to our community, for security reasons, I won't reveal our entire SEO keyword list. Instead I will share with you the three most popular and obvious keywords we should be targeting, and these three keywords are ranking at 1⃣ , 2⃣ and 3⃣!
I will continue with our SEO campaign to get our other keywords which are not ranking well to start ranking. The more keywords we rank for, the more organic traffic we will pick up for.
And...just for fun! 😁 I'm going to try and get our main keyword "masternode hosting" to #1 by next month update. I can't make any promises but I will certainly try.
That's all for now, wishing you all a lovely start to the week!
I hope you had a lovely weekend. The Circuit Masternode Hosting promotion has started. Just a recap about this promotion. During the month of November, that is from 1st November to 30th November, 2019, anyone who set up a Circuit masternode on full hosting with our NodeBuilder web platform will go into a draw to win 6-month free hosting of their Circuit masternode.
The winner will be randomly drawn at the end of the promotion period and announced on our website, Discord server, Twitter and Facebook.
There is one important info I want to point out. If you want to deploy a Circuit masternode, you need to use the web platform version of NodeBuilder, which is here: https://platform.apollon.network. The web platform looks the same as the software NodeBuilder. Just log into it with your NodeBuilder email and password.
You will need to supply the Transaction Hash ID and Index value at the start of the deployment and at the end of the deployment process, the web platform will display a config line which you will need to copy and paste into your masternode.conf file. The menu to open the masternode.conf file in the Circuit wallet is:
Tools > Open Masternode Configurations File
After you have pasted the config line into the masternode.conf file, save it and close the file. Then restart your wallet. Once the Circuit wallet is synced to the network, you can start the Circuit masternode. If you run into any difficulty, you can contact me for help.
We have another promotion lined up for you and it involves Circuit as well. See, the first promotion with Circuit that I announced above is great for people wishing to invest in a Circuit masternode. But for people who are not ready to do that yet, we now have a promotion for you so you don't miss out. That's what I call sharing the love!
For this promotion, 5 lucky people will win 20,000 Circuit (CRCT) coins. To be in the running, there are four steps to follow:
For more information including how the winner will be selected, please check out our blog post here: https://www.apollon.network/circuit-and-apollon-twitter-promotion/
I hope you're having a great start to the weekend. In this announcement, I'm excited to give you a heads up about an upcoming promotion we are running where one lucky person will have a chance to win 6 month free hosting of their masternode.
We have listed Circuit on NodeBuilder and as a collaboration between Circuit and Apollon Network, we are running this promotion.
During the month of November, that is from 1st November to 30th November, 2019, anyone who set up a Circuit masternode on full hosting with our NodeBuilder will go into a draw to win 6-month free hosting of their Circuit masternode.
For more information including how to win, please check our blog post here: https://www.apollon.network/circuit-masternode-hosting-promotion/
To give you a better understanding of how successful our SEO campaign has been this last two months, I am currently targeting 20 keywords, however in the screenshot below, I am showing you the top 10 keywords and their ranking improvements over the past two months. For security, I can't show you all the keywords but what I want you to see is the ranking improvements. For some keywords, we were not even ranking in Google when I started and now they are on the first page of Google.
How does this SEO improvement benefit anyone who is holding onto XAP right now? These organic rankings will help new investors who don’t know CMC, MNO or MNP, etc (basically non crypto and non technical people with $$$) and are using Google to find out about masternode hosting because they just heard from a friend, brother, sister, neighbour, etc about it. They don't have the skills to set up a masternode but are willing to pay someone to do it for them and to maintain it for them and that is where Apollon Network will be waiting and ready to provide such services.
If you have been following our announcements, over the past few months, we have been updating our website to make it very newbie friendly by creating lots of training videos and updating the FAQ page. There is a goal in place and we are working towards it. It is slow going with the small team we now have but we will get there. What we need from you, our masternode owners is patience, trust and help us by doing what you can to keep the value of XAP up and not dumping just because you are not seeing some quick profits.
This market is brutal at the moment so we ask you to have a long term vision of the XAP you are holding. Together as a community, we can make XAP great again.
🥁 DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! 🥁
Apollon Network is ranking #1 in Google.com.au for "masternode hosting provider" just 2 months after we started our SEO campaign!
Below is the full page screenshot as proof. There is a 'featured snippet' above our listing but that is not counted as an organic listing. You can see the listing for the featured snippet is actually ranking #2 below our listing.
So our $0.99 promotion is now over. Those who have taken up this offer will be charged only $0.99 per MN per month which ends 29 Feb 2020. However as goodwill, we are extending it for another 48 hours only so if you have any masternodes you want to deploy on our Full Hosting service with NodeBuilder, this is your LAST CHANCE before the price goes up to $2.99 per MN per month.
Until my next announcement, take care!
Coinexchange have just announced they will close their exchange from 1st of December 2019.
Trading and deposits will be suspended on the 15th of October 2019.
Please be sure you do not have funds by their closing date. See their post here.
We are very pleased to announce that for the first time in Apollon Network’s history we have broken through the threshold of 1,500 nodes hosted on our platform.
We would like to express our thanks to everyone who has stuck with us and continue to use our service.
As we grow the node numbers XAP demand will also grow so it’s in every XAP holders interest to spread the word about our hosting special which only has about 1 1/2 weeks to run.
Thanks for all your support.
The Apollon Network Team
I have some excellent news to share about our SEO campaign. One month ago, on 11th August, I startted the SEO campaign tageting 20 keywords. Today, just one month later, I'm happy to report that some of our keywords are ranking on....wait for it...1st page of Google.
Being from Australia, I'm checking against the Google.com.au domain. However, using a VPN, I have connected to other regions such as USA and UK and have found our keywords have moved up in ranking too.
For security reasons, I won't reveal our entire SEO keyword list but, instead will share with you the 3 most popular and obvious keywords we should be targeting.
This is just the start, but a move in the right direction to get more exposure for the Apollon Network and our XAP coin.
I will continue with our SEO campaign to get our other keywords ranking as high as possible.
That's all for now, wishing you all a lovely day or night.
Following discussion within the team we have taken the decision to extend our summer hosting promotion. As such nodes launched during the month of September will continue to only cost $0.99 per month on our full hosting service until the end of Feb 2020.
Please spread the word so all are aware and can take advantage of the extended promotion.
The Apollon Network Team
Just a quick update this time, I have created a new training video - How to download and install NodeBuilder, which you can see here:
Another training video is being worked on and I've been busy working on our Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) campaign. Until my next announcement, take care.
I hope you're doing well. Just a simple announcement today to show that we are still working behind the scene.
Here is what I have been doing in the last week.
Next up, I will create a training video showing users how to download and install NodeBuilder on their computer.
This may seem laughable to those who knows how to do these "simple" tasks but remember that our product is designed for technical people as well as non-technical people. It is my view that this bear market will eventually end and when the bulls come, they will include non-technical people who have plenty of money and they will find these training videos very useful as they buy and deploy their first-of-many masternodes using NodeBuilder.
Added more questions and answers to the FAQ sections. I will continue adding more FAQ here as I identify useful questions.
SEACH ENGINE OPTIMISATION
I have started doing SEO on the website as well. I have researched 20 keywords which we will target with the top three main keywords being "masternode hosting", "masternode hosting provider" and "masternode hosting platform". Being from Australia, I can see Apollon Network is ranking at the top of page 3 for these main keywords. My aim is get these keywords ranking on the first page of Google.
Who are our target audience?
Our target audience are non-technical people with money. Therefor you'll see with the upcoming updates and improvements I'll be making to the website is the cater to these people. To make it easy for them to find the information they need so they can deploy their masternodes using our service. The ease of use will be the main reason someone chooses Apollon NodeBuilder over other hosting providers.
We’ve just published this blog article on our website explaining why moving to Apollon Network is the right choice for Masternode Hosting.
Please feel free to share with friends, family and acquaintances!
The Apollon Team
Please can you all take a few mins to retweet and like the following tweets?
We need to really build some momentum with our summer promo and you can all help a lot with that.
The Apollon Network team
Secondly, in order to give us some more exposure to potential customers, we have decided to start a new competition.
The best type of publicity is from satisfied customers by word of mouth and as such we’d like to activate our awesome community to spread the word about Apollon Network!
The rules are simple:
• Post in Discord groups, on Twitter (tagging@apollonnetwork) and in Telegram channels about your Apollon Network experience.
• Make sure you mention the Apollon Network Holiday Special promotion mentioned above.
• Posts from today until the end of August are eligible for inclusion within the competition.
• Well written articles about Apollon Network on Medium, Steemit or other similar platforms which mention our promotion and Apollon Network’s full masternode hosting service will carry extra weight in the competition.
• Once you have made a post, tweet or written an article please post a link to each in the <#605433936969072691> channel.
• At the end of the month the Apollon Network team will review all posts made and select the winner.
• As such we’re looking for quality posts and well as quantity in order to choose a winner.
The winner will receive a $30 credit in their Nodebuilder account and if the competition goes well we are likely to consider making it a regular feature.
If you have any questions about the above please reach out to me in Discord (tag or DM is best) and I’ll do my best to answer any questions.
So, go forth Apollonites and do your best! :-D
The Apollon Network Team
As you can see from recent announcements we are starting to ramp up our marketing efforts firstly with the new Apollon article on Hackernoon and rework of the website.
And we see the opportunities available right now with GIN closing their hosting service.
As such, today we are announcing two more initiatives to boost our exposure and grow the number of customers on our platform and demand for XAP.
Firstly, let’s start with the big one.
During the month of August we’re running a Holiday Special Promotion for all existing and new customers of Apollon Network, including ex GIN customers, on our full masternode hosting service.
Anyone who is a current full hosting customer will, from the start of August, only pay $0.99 per month for the next 6 months for all nodes they host with Apollon using the full hosting service.
In addition, new nodes created during the month of Aug, by existing and new customers, will receive 6 months hosting at $0.99 per node.
To ensure every customer launching a node in Aug receives at least 6 months hosting at this special price all full masternode hosting customers will only pay 99 cents per node until the end of Feb 2020 for any nodes created during Aug.
Finally, in case anyone is concerned due to Gin being forced to shut down their masternode services. The Apollon Network team remains strong. We have kept our operation lean and expenses as low as possible, so we are not planning on shutting down anytime soon 💪
I want to update you regarding our marketing effort. It's pretty clear that we've missed the target but with good reasons. Shortly after announcing the website update, I found myself severely sick a couple of times and then I had move houses. If any of you have move to a new house recently, you would know how disruptive that is. Ade also had some technical issues posting to his preferred website Hackernoon and had to get their tech support to fix an issue he discovered.
We are now past this and Ade got his article published, which you can read above, and I have finished the new Home page, which you can see here: https://www.apollon.network
My aim is to make the website really newbie friendly based on some fantastic feedback from some community members. They are correct that NodeBuilder is designed for non-technical people and so the website should support this aim too. On the home page, you will find how-to videos I have created so far and the FAQ all in a big section so it's easy to find.
Next up, I will be creating more training videos such as "how to download & install an Apollon wallet" and "How to download & install NodeBuilder". As some of you may know, Gin is closing their masternode hosting service so we have a chance to welcome Gin customers who may never have heard of Apollon before, these how-to videos should make it easier to convert them to our service.
For the next couple of day, the team is focusing on implementations that would make it easy for Gin customers to choose Apollon for their MN hosting. We have a chance to get new customers who will need to buy XAP on the exchanges to pay for NodeBuilder services. You can help by popping into the Gin Discord and telling people there of your experience as a NodeBuilder customer or tweet about Apollon and tagging #Gin or@gincoin_crypto in your tweet. The more Gin customers we can convert over, the more demand there will be for XAP. More announcements will be coming shortly.
I've just written the article below as part of kicking off our marketing drive - it's taken a little while longer than expected to get this published but hopefully we will now be able to kick on with our efforts. Please feel free to ask any questions or provide feedback - all constructive criticism is welcome!
Have a great weekend all!