Saturday, 24 November 2007

R.I.P Agloco

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It would appear that after 5 weeks of no new posts from Agloco management on their company Blog that Agloco has finally died. What started off as a great idea has been let down (yet again) by poor management. The same management team were behind previous Internet flop AllAdvantage. This raises one real question? Are the guys behind these two companies taking us for a ride? They seem to have got poor management down to a art-form. With just over a year passing since they launched the Viewbar: the 'epitome' of Agloco, this darn thing has just never lived up to expectations. I really do not want to waste too much more time & effort promoting Agloco, instead my last post will be to demote Agloco. Agloco has let all their members down with poor communication, we have all been VERY patient with them. How hard is it to put up a update on the official Agloco blog? Something has gone very wrong with Agloco & I think they are too ashamed/embarrassed to tell us. R.I.P Agloco it was fun while it lasted (kind of)

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

AGLOCO.COM - My Referrals as of 24th Oct 2007

My referalls have been very erratic recently - Last month I had 1 sign up! This month I have had over 50?.. I can't fathom why this is exactly, but I could do with more of my sign-ups to download the viewbar as this is the key to Agloco's success & as you can see from my referall stats only approx 1-2 people have used the viewbar for over 5 hours (or 10 people using it only very briefly etc. etc.)

Tuesday, 16 October 2007


All AGLOCO members should have opened their inbox this morning & seen a email from Danny Jorgensen the member coordinator. This was really uplifting & it's good to see that the
AGLOCO model is actually paying off. It also indicates what we should expect in terms of monthly payments just on the basis of 4-5 searched ads a day & just one click from those searches....This is what it read.


Our first data points are in with our
AGLOCO/Ask search system. Average net revenue for AGLOCO per click is already over US$0.20 – the average Member click through rate on ads on the Ask search page - 20% to 25% of the time the ad is clicked on (one ad click for every 4 to 5 searches).

If every AGLOCO Member did 4 to 5 Ask searches a day and they clicked on average just one ad, the revenue generated for the AGLOCO community would be US$6.00 per month per Member. This would be a great start to building revenue for Member distributions.

AGLOCO’s challenge is to get every Member to have the Viewbar open all the time and to use the Ask search box to make their searches.
If you haven’t used the Viewbar to do an Ask search. We implore you to do it now. Member feedback on the Ask search results has been extremely favorable (most Members reporting they rate Ask results as good as Google’s or better.)

If you have had problems with getting a download of the new Viewbar, we added CNET’s Click here to go to their site to have fast download:

The Company Blog has updates on many issues like Member Distributions and company finances.
Also, there is a discussion of the idea of making your
AGLOCO hours salable now. Visit the blog and you can comment on this.

Danny Jorgensen Member Coordinator"

This is really great news for AGLOCO members & non members who were in limbo wondering if it was a good move to join AGLOCO. I think the last two posts on my blog speak volumes...

Monday, 15 October 2007


It's been a while since I last posted on AGLOCO but it was nice to see on the official company blog a
long post answering all the members questions that have arised over the last few months.

The lengthy & detailed post covers the following subjects:


Here is the post in full (Posted Oct 12th):

"First – for those of you who have given some thoughtful ideas, questions and opinions on our posts during the last two weeks – thank you.

At this point, we would like to give some feedback on some of the ideas and thoughts given.

Is the payment plan posted last month a permanent plan? No – as noted in a comment we made this is a plan we wanted to implement now to show Members that even though AGLOCO is currently losing money the hours they are putting in now would be compensated. Our website states that we will make no distributions until profitable. We could have considered a plan that the June, July, and August hours would be paid zero since no profits were forthcoming. We felt that would be an unfair plan to those Members who were supporting AGLOCO in its startup period. That is the purpose of this initial plan.

Can the payments be sped up? Of course they could – although the idea we were considering was making additional ‘bonus’ payments to the early hours (June, July, August, etc 2007 hours) when and if additional funds became available.

Should AGLOCO borrow money to pay Members? We believe this would be a critical error for AGLOCO. Giving out money that it was not earning was the downfall of AllAdvantage and we believe that spending only what AGLOCO makes is the best course for long term stability.

Why have tradable hours? A number of Members have asked about doing this and we looked into it. It seemed like a possible good solution for those Members who had joined now, but were not wanting to wait for AGLOCO to mature to reap some benefits. Getting ownership to Members will be a costly process which would done on a country by country basis. We had hoped to be over 10,000,000 AGLOCO Members at this point to help spread those costs. At a bit over one million Members, AGLOCO is not yet big enough to justify the costs (instead of Member distributions we would have lawyers’ bills.)

By having hours that have a potential residual income stream plus potential quarterly or annual bonus distributions coming in, we felt that these hours would have tradable value today which Members wanting to sell could realize. In this way Members wanting cash now could get it and Members wanting more of AGLOCO’s future could also get it. That is how the tradability of hours relates to the bonus payments and residual payments in this initial distribution plan.

Tradable hours versus ownership? It is not possible to have the AGLOCO hours (or accounts) tradable/salable and still have the potential plan for those hours being used directly in AGLOCO future ownership system (creates a potential securities law conflict). That is why we have asked for feedback on this issue as there have so many requests to make hours tradable. If hours did become salable now and we ended up not using hours in the future for ownership, we would need to develop a new method of giving the ownership of AGLOCO to Members as the Management Company is fully committed that AGLOCO Members get the economic benefits of AGLOCO (and the Management Company gets their 10%). We believe it is this division of economics that is the core of why AGLOCO is a good long term company for Members. – All of this does not mean that in a year or so that we could not use all of the hours to distribute ownership, it just severs any connection at this time.

Where did the $100,000 go in June, July and August? During those June, July and August AGLOCO’s biggest monthly costs were $15,000 to $20,000 in monthly server, bandwidth etc. costs – $15,000 to $25,000 a month for the tech team in Shanghai – and $2,000 a month for the Member Service team in the Philippines (Plus about $1,000 a month in other costs.)

One million Members? Yes AGLOCO has over one million verified Members – with over 350,000 downloads and with over 250,000 Viewbars having been used more than the five hours credit limit

Do Members have to buy things for AGLOCO to succeed? In every economic system trade must occur or it will fail. AGLOCO is no exception. Companies will not want to partner with (or advertise with) AGLOCO if it is not profitable for them. So they will measure the results of their partnering/advertising with AGLOCO and if it is not profitable they will stop. This is one of the great things about Google, Yahoo, Ask etc. Ads on their systems work. People click on some of the ads and then some of them go on to buy. This will also be true for AGLOCO. While no individual Member need be a specific buyer, as a group the AGLOCO Membership needs to be worth advertising to in order for AGLOCO to succeed.

Website? We know it needs work and we know it can take only minutes. Our chief problem here is that in June we used our website editing server to help stabilize the website and we have not had time to install a new editing server. This means all edits must be done by the tech team in Shanghai and we have not wanted to break them from the more revenue generating tasks mainly integrating A project which is still occupying them full time. We hope to rectify this soon.

Beta Viewbar? The Viewbar we are all using is an early version. We are using the beta term to signify that we have a great deal of work left to do on the Viewbar before we feel it is of production quality. It will probably be in beta for another 12 to 18 months at least. Essentially, all of AGLOCO is in Beta right now as we all learn the realities of what can be done and how to do it.

17 ad networks? Prior to the first download of the Viewbar we had an agreement with a third party to supply AGLOCO from 17 ad networks. While working with the tech team to implement this system it became apparent that the third party would not be able to deliver on their promise. We then came up with two networks to use and an ad server system that did not have targeting ability in order to launch the Viewbar. The deal is a significant step forward on that front.

Ads for the Viewbars in India? While covers searching in India, we have had trouble interesting an ad network for Viewbar ads for our Indian Members. A few weeks ago Tyroo and AGLOCO were unable to reach an agreement to supply ads in India. (While we are committed to working on a Win98 Viewbar, having a local Indian ad network would help move it up on the priority list for the tech team. If any Indian Member has good connections at an Indian ad network we could use a good introduction there. Use email to help make contact.)

Tech questions that go unanswered? Members sometimes post technical questions. Unless this is a widespread problem we usually do not respond to these in the blog. They are best sent to Member services at Most often we can not ‘fix’ an individual Member’s tech problem because unless it effects many Members and unless there are a couple of good data points to find out the source of the problem, it is currently too expensive for AGLOCO to try to have a tech person work on a single problem at this point. Some other tech problems which do effect multiple Members are on the correction list; like the ads in the Viewbar not rotating for all users, which is a combination browser and ad server problem. We worked hard to fix this at the server lever and did fix some of the problem (this is a third-party ad server – not ours) Since we knew we would be changing ad servers within a couple of months we decided to focus resources on the needs instead of working more on an ‘old’/existing ad server – which we do not even own.

What can you do to help? While we do not have any results from yet, we are hopeful that revenue from Ask will put AGLOCO on a stable footing, allowing both distributions and service expansion. We believe that AGLOCO’s active Membership is one of AGLOCO’s biggest strengths. At this point, we hope to start to take real advantage of this strength with some of the revenue from the deal. If you are interested in getting more involved and helping to build the company we would like to know. (There were some comments in the blog about setting up a forum and having moderators for example). We are sure some AGLOCO Members could make contributions to the Viewbar, the website, revenue improvements and other operations. Use the address if you are interested. Please indicate any area of interest and any expertise you have – like software engineer.

People making nonsense comments on this blog? By most standards AGLOCO has a very open blog comment policy. When we see spam comments, repetitive comments, rude comments as well as spotting comments with offensive language, we try to delete them. We probably leave too many comments on the blog, but we have felt that even though some of the negative statements are untrue or gross exaggerations – sometimes some of the positive ones are as well. For the most part we see comments as people’s opinions and we try not to edit them.

Downloading the Viewbar – We have commented in the past that we were having trouble with Tucows working, We have added the ability to download at CNET’s Here is a link to that:

This will be changed on the website when we get to all those projects.

Thanks for all of your efforts for AGLOCO."

The AGLOCO Development Team

Saturday, 1 September 2007

AGLOCO UPDATE 1st September 2007

This morning I received the following email from AGLOCO detailing the updates that have been preformed & also what is happening with the ad revenue etc.

All AGLOCO members should have received the following email today:


Viewbar – We continue to be pleased with Member activation of the
AGLOCO Viewbar. To download your Viewbar click here. (Goes to download site.)Revenue – We are excited that we have signed one of our major revenue partnerships for North America last week. We will be making the formal announcement later. Getting a major company to work with their own internal system to start to take advantage of the Viewbar’s capabilities is very exciting to us. It will take our partner’s tech team 3 to 5 weeks to complete their work, so you should see changes occurring after that time. We are still looking for meaningful partners in Europe and Asia. If any of you works in an ad network company, please contact us at to see if we can work on a partnership.Tech Update The tech team reported that our move to new servers was completed last week. Early reports are faster downloading for most locations. Also, all Member accounts have been updated for total hours accumulated. To check your account Click here. Media – We have received a lot of positive emails about Mike Klingler’s interview with Brian Greenwald. In it, Brian talked about the
AGLOCO Vision and he answered some questions about the company’s current progress and trajectory. Mike and other Members have worked to make this available to all Members at: Click here to listen to the interview. Click here for written transcript Member distributions – If you missed the
AGLOCO blog post on this, you can read it at Member distributions. Thanks for all of your efforts for AGLOCO

Danny JorgensenMember Coordinator "

AGLOCO, communication is the key!



Thursday, 23 August 2007

AGLOCO UPDATE 23rd August 2007

As of today when I logged into my AGLOCO I was pleased to see that the Tech-Team have finally fixed my total hours & updated all my referalls surf time. Big thanks to the AGLOCO tech-team for doing this as it has put my mind at rest at last! - It looks like things are really moving at a good pace now & we can all now look forward to getting paid or at least some updates as to when this is likely to be.

Here is the last AGLOCO post from the official company blog:

August 21, 2007 @ 10:51 am

"Quick update – Tech team is working on hours in the account page right now. Some of you may see double July hours temporarily – while not a bad bonus for loyalty, we will be correcting to actual hours"

Saturday, 18 August 2007

AGLOCO.COM - My Referrals as of 18th August 2007

Due to some issues at Agloco regarding servers my hours are short of what they should be
& I have put no effort into referring others other than my blog & link exchanges, so 22 new members for August was quite good by my own personal standards!...

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