5000 AGLOCO Sign Ups

Barely 10 days after reaching 4,000 AGLOCO sign ups, I have passed the 5,000 sign up mark in my AGLOCO network. As I write this post, I am sitting at 5,072 total referrals with 571 Directs.

5000 AGLOCO members

I am very happy with the growth of the network. This is right in line with my goal of having 5,500 to 7,000 total referrals by Viewbar release time.

Some Members Need a Slap

Normally, my AGLOCO updates are very positive affairs but this one is going to be a bit different. There is a lot of misinformation floating around the Internet about AGLOCO. Unfortunately, high profile AGLOCO members are supplying some of this misinformation. I refer you to this blog post by Harold entitled YouTube Founder Chad Hurley Says AGLOCO Wins.

Chad Hurley just joined Bill Gates in endorsing exactly what AGLOCO wants to do โ€“ give the economic value to the user.

Stop Putting Words Into Other People’s mouth!

YouTube or Live Search wanting to go to a revenue sharing model does NOT endorse what AGLOCO is trying to do. Now we have members running around saying AGLOCO is being funded by Bill Gates and Chad Hurly backs AGLOCO. It didn’t help matters that the company blog was stupid enough to linked to Harold’s post. Now I see they’re trying to clean up the mess.

As an AGLOCO Top Gun member, I am very mindful of the fact that what I say will be repeated (and twisted) by other members. Therefore, I have to make sure all my facts are correct. I ask all AGLOCO members (especially top members) to check their facts before making wild and crazy claims.

Viewbar Status

The AGLOCO company blog issued an official post on the status of the much anticipated AGLOCO Viewbar.

The good news is that the Viewbar release is currently slated for March. And the bad news is the Viewbar release is currently slated for March.

Obviously, I have two minds when it comes to this. I really want the Viewbar out there. I want Members to start using it. I want advertisers and online merchants using it. And I want to start generating revenue for Members and the company.

On the other hand, I also want more time to get ready for the Viewbar. As a part of the AGLOCO Revenue team, I want to have more time to get more agreements in place so the Viewbar makes more money even at the start.

Personally, I would like AGLOCO to delay the Viewbar longer because it gives me more time to add Directs to the front line. Right now, it’s not that hard to sign up people because there’s very little competition. Once the Viewbar becomes available for download, the recruiting competition will really heat up. I can understand why many members want the Viewbar now. It will make recruiting a lot easier. For me, I rather have AGLOCO wait until I get to 1,000 Directs. However, I don’t think they’re going to listen to me.

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52 thoughts on “5000 AGLOCO Sign Ups”

  1. DJ says:

    I agree with you entire post John. False information will drive people away, and the more time we get before the viewbar is released the better for us the founding members.

    – To read my latest article about advertising Agloco offline, check out my blog:

    http://www.doyouagloco.blogspot.com/

    ( Featured my the Company Blog a few days ago as interesting site of the day)

    1. Way to go John!

      There is nothing worse for any business than false advertising. I trust that AGLOCO will deal with this as time goes on, but the slap on the wrist was a good move. Nip it in the bud.

      We are always talking about different Marketing Strategies at our forum (www.agloconnect.com) because there really are so many ways to do this. Let’s just say we have taken a page from the John Chow “AdSense Isn’t The Only Way” Book and applied it to AGLOCO advertising.

      Sorry for the shameless plug John, but we do take helping members seriously – especially when it comes to preserving the company image and sticking to The Vision. We even got a plug on the The Official Blog recently. Baby steps.

      Your site is as good as ever John. It’s been a great help.

      Congrats on the 5Gs! Glad we are part of it!

      Bentley – The AGLOConnect Forum
      http://www.agloconnect.com

    2. zaidi says:

      congrats john..
      can u tech me how to creat a blog??

  2. zaki says:

    Good to know that you’re doing great in agloco.
    Congrates!

  3. It saddens me that people will be turned away by false information.

    I would much prefer it if they were turned away for the right reasons….that being that AGLOCO will not help them “reclaim the internet” or make any substantial income (Mr John Chow excluded).

    Kumiko
    xo

    http://kumikosuzuki.blogspot.com/2007/02/agloco-will-not-make-money-online-ever.html

  4. deejay says:

    im new to AGLOCO, but i dont really cares if it goes that way if viewbar release. how come if it grows you economically. Bill Gates and YouTube, however, are good standouts, it will grow you economically if you standby with them, of course with johnChow!

  5. Ryan says:

    Wait, so what you’re saying is Al Gore didn’t invent the internet? (I’m sure that relates to this in some way or another :D)

    Kinda sad people see revenue sharing and think it’s some brand new business model AGLOCO invented.

  6. Dave says:

    Congrats on 5,000

  7. The hypesters (and spammers) will infest anything that can make them a dime online. The company and all of us need to take every measure to stop these tactics from being used. Good post and congratulations on your good fortune (and hard work). It will pay.

  8. David says:

    Congrats, I’m sure you will get to 7,000 no problem.

  9. Nomar says:

    That is amazing john, I just got 10 in my network

    1. Jane May says:

      9 more than me, but I’ll get there ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hey John, why’d you make your head the favicon? Isnt it already big enough?

    1. John Chow says:

      Notice my entire head couldn’t fit? ๐Ÿ™‚

      The icon was made for me by iker yoldas of the thinking blog.

      1. Hi John I think I got you face in the Icon I have it but I dont know how to give it to you actuall I have two face Icons of you, If you are interested send me a mail Ill send them as attachments
        Ajith

        1. John Chow says:

          Email them to me. johnchow at johnchow .com

      2. ilker says:

        Hey John.. thanks for mentioning me!

        Your entire head would fit but then it would look like a circle of 16×16 pixels! I wanted to make your smile more visible ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. _leech_ says:

    Alright, all this hype is really tempting me to sign up… i’ll probably tank on referrals though, i’m not getting much traffic at all ๐Ÿ™

  12. AglocoNews says:

    Congrats John.

    And I was psyched when I got 31 extended today.

  13. Jeff says:

    Wow it seems like yesterday when you broke the 3,000 mark!

  14. Joseph.C says:

    hey John…..congrats on you reaching 4000 …and wish you another 4000……
    http://www.the-pundit.info/internet/agloco-pays-you-while-you-are-online/

    1. Joseph.C says:

      Oh…my bad…5000

  15. Kalle says:

    Congratulations John! That is really impressive ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Wes says:

    Sweet,

    I contributed about 100 of those, I think…

    Keep on rockin!

  17. 5000 is very impressive, congrats, but I’m going there too I hope. I will have at least 1600 direct referrals in my account around March 15th. Got about 150 directs a day now, until my ad campaigns run out.

    Not from my blog, but from bought advertising. Just a small investment when this is going to work out.

    Just gotta get those directs to refer people.

    Ok John, I wish you good, and myself too.

  18. Marc says:

    Astounding count so far John, congrats.

    With regards to the delay I am impressed that they’re waiting to make sure they’ve got it right. I’m dealing with a company that has rushed certain things out the door and it’s caused all kinds of problems for both advertisers and publishers.

    It sounds like they’re working hard to get it right on day 1 which is a great idea because if it’s full of problems when released you miss a potential huge spike in overall signups.

  19. Corey says:

    Congrats on that!…. I remember the day long ago when i was SO happy when my 47$ cheque from alladvantage came in the mail! Oh those were the days!

  20. Hi John
    I think the frequency of posting has come down by 1. Or I dont know if thats because I visit your page more than thrice a day. Any way I am not thatmuch interested with your new Icon. The JC one was better I think. Any way I love your blog verymuch its a lotta informative

    Thanks,

    1. John Chow says:

      I try to do at least 3 posts per day. I know last week, I was running a little above that.

  21. Sunflower says:

    5000! That is pretty amazing!
    Every time I visit your blog, there is good news.
    Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will Exercise for Comments!
    Sunflower

  22. John A. says:

    I just reread the “Distributions From The Company” page on Agloco’s site and am not very pleased with it. This page seems to get more and more vague on how they will pay their members… initially they were going to pay mostly cash and stock and an IPO on the London Exchange seemed certain. NOW – their language about an IPO has become more vague and their calculator no longer works in “dollars” but “hours” earned which I believe is a little mis-leading. They ALSO now have minimum country hours to even get paid out.

    My sense is that as with all pyramid schemes, the top referrers will get paid… which John certainly is, so you are looking good, but Agloco will find a way to marginalize the rest. This is just my take… am I way off base or does anyone else agree?

    1. John Chow says:

      That calculator never showed a dollar amount. People just confused it as such.

  23. Kenny says:

    The frequency of these updates will only get faster as your network starts to grow, soon you’ll have to update us in increments of 5,000 members or 10,000 members!

  24. Tony says:

    Wow, I wish I could get more referrers. I can’t get no more than the ones from friends and family.

  25. siswanto says:

    wow…5000 member, very beutifull..I just completed 1 week joined the AGLOCO to day I went to 100 member (27 direct and 73 Extended) it is good or no?

  26. gary says:

    Hey John, do you think you’ve reached a “tipping point” yet where you’re not spending as much on PPC or other ad campaigns? Your February numbers look as if you rely mainly on this blog

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  28. Mike says:

    Don’t you feel a little at risk promoting a ViewBar that you have not seen? (Or perhaps you have seen it?)

  29. aibek says:

    John looking at the way things going with AGLOCO, why not to add it as category as well. I am sure there will be lots to write about it in the coming months. Just a thought.

  30. Aaron Cook says:

    Great post John. AGLOCO really needs to be much more careful with the content they link to.

    For example, right now the Referral Center page links to a blog that makes these two erroneous, misleading statements:

    “Bill Gates has already made a statement about Agloco.”

    “Chad Harley YouTube Founder has just made a statement last week about Agloco.”

    I’ve written AGLOCO about it, but they haven’t done anything about yet. Personally, I think they need to be a little more selective when choosing sites to link to and talk about.

    Shine on,
    Aaron

    1. BlueFur.com says:

      John,

      What is your thoughts on the comments by Shoemoney?

      1. John Chow says:

        It was an interesting post. I think Shoe is trying to thread a fine line. He wants to come out negative and be against it but he really can’t bash it too badly because two of his Elite Retreat leaders are in it. Noticed the trackback says, “Well John Chow already has over 5,000 signups and Darren Rowse I am sure has plenty” but when you look at the post now, the part of Darren Rowse being in it has been removed.

        I think Matt’s reply to Shoe sums it best.

        How many Adsense publishers make what you do?
        How many Azoogle affiliates make what you do?
        How many CJ publishers make what you do/did?

        Sure a limited amount of people will be making the real money with AGLOCO (just like AllAdvantage) but is that different with any other earning avenue on the net? No.

        1. Mike says:

          You’re an inspiration John. I’ve had my head buried in my e-commerce site so long I missed out on many opportunities but hopefully not with AGLOCO. You’re right that a minority will make huge bucks but I’m hoping that us little guys will make enough to maybe pay the mortgage!

          I just got into the top 2%! Woot! Only 33 directs but 81 Extended referrals.

  31. David Rallis says:

    John:
    As a new agloco member with only two friends in the world, how do I get to the point you are at?
    Thanks
    David Rallis

  32. If the misinformation is bad in English, you should see what they say in Portuguese. I have a running post on my AGLOCO blog in Portuguese countering rumors circulating on the Portuguese web that if you simply refer 5 people to AGLOCO you’ll get $4,800 a month.

    As if the misinformation campaign isn’t enough, I’ve had all my material copied many times over by people for their own efforts. It’s disgusting. Blogger has already nuked one blog for me after I found the sucker with my Site Meter code (!!) on his site.

    Good luck everyone!

  33. Tom says:

    Nice stuff John I joined from your referal link and Have developed my own site to promote it. I have made up fliers and advertised in the paper in my area lol hopefully it takes of for me as it has for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    The site is at http://www.surf2earn.info/ please check it out and e-mail me any pointers you may have thanks

    Tom Kelly Leicester in the U.K

  34. Ajith says:

    You have an amazing no of Menbers, But I would like to know if you are really making some money. Iheared it wont be payng you uch

  35. jake says:

    0 x 5000 is still 0. that is how much money you will make with agloco.

  36. Aaron Cook says:

    Hi Ajith,

    No one’s making money right now; the Viewbarโ„ข has not yet been released, so no surfing hours have accumulated towards earnings.

    The Viewbarโ„ข is slated for release in March.

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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