8,000 hits per minute! That’s what MAP is receiving!
This last couple of weeks have been hard for me personally as we had many things happen all at once and the workload has been tremendous! Lets get straight to it. Here is what we are up to;
#1. Profit-Share Algorithm – This has been one heck of a pain! This process is extremely complex as our algorithm takes into account many lines of data, formulas, and rules. Unforeseen by us, 20 minutes has turned out to not be enough time to complete the entire process due to our massive growth.
At the start of the pay cycle, the script analyzes many thousands of lines of data. Then once it has deduced the payout, it begins paying many thousands of members. Then, before its finished paying completely, the process stops because the next pay cycle begins so it starts analyzing again. This is leaving some credit packs not being distributed to properly.
The first problem we encountered was the decimal point (internally) was moving places 2/3′s through the pay cycle causing unbalanced payments. Then once that was corrected, we had the situation mentioned above. So we attempted to speed up the script, however our server couldn’t handle the load. So we uploaded it to a new server, which caused bugs in the script for whatever reason. So then we split the script in half and placed each half on a different server. That didn’t help. Then we wrote the script in PHP. That didn’t help. Then the script was presented to other programming gurus to examine for possible flaws and it has been verified as being written correctly. So, we are left thinking it HAS to be because of our server speed.
When I say we have worked non-stop on this, I mean it. For the last week and a half both myself and our team of programmers have put in many hours trying to get this corrected, working through the weekend day and night. Complex is an understatement.
#2. Server Upgrade – We are upgrading to our own dedicated servers. This process will be happening TOMORROW. We have put it on the forefront because of the site crashing and the profit-share not paying as it should. We are hoping amongst hope that this has been the ultimate cause of the failure in our profit-share script.
Although this is being done tomorrow, please allow time for us to test the new server and ensure its running properly with our software. The most important part is it’s getting done, and we will be ready for the masses once complete!
#3. Legal Compliance – Our attorney Kevin Thompson has completed a new set of Terms, agreements and such for our members. These documents, along with our new Company name/designation has to be uploaded to the site. This is our next site-update once we have the items above completed.
#4. Credit Card Processing – We are in the process of finalizing this and actually made a big stride towards this today. However to be honest it has taken a back seat to the above issues. Since this is done a little at a time due to several processes, we will work it in where we can.
#5. ACH Bank Processing (NEW!) - We have been quietly working on this in the background. ACH processing capability will allow our members to purchase advertisements directly using their bank accounts and transactions will be processed instantly. We are working on this deal with I-Payout. It is in its infancy so we will update as more develops here.
Our last upgrade has been completed for the most part. Please enjoy the following new features that come with your membership!
#1. Credit Packs – Now come with 550 Traffic Exchange credits and 10 Credit Boosters. We feel this offers better value to our membership in terms of getting the exposure they need!
#2. Product Codes – These are now easier to use than ever before! Simply click on “Use” and you will automatically be forwarded to the product page and everything will be selected for you. Simply enter your links and advertise!
#3. Add Time button – No need to constantly find your banner links anymore. Simply click the “Add Time” button beside the banner once it’s expired and you will be forwarded to the banner set up page automatically. Just click submit!
#4. Global Affiliate Leaderboard – Where do you fall on this list? Are YOU on the leaderboard? Look under the Promotion Center menu and click the link. See for yourself! If you are not there yet, don’t give up. Success takes hard work and dedication. The rewards of leadership come not only financial gain, but also the feeling of success, which to me trumps all!
#5. Email Lead Tool – Now you can email all of your MAP leads, along with our automated marketing series. Make sure you introduce yourself and offer your support. We can give you the tools, it’s up to you to use them!
#6. New Support Desk - This is not visible to all of you yet but it is online. We are configuring it now and will take it live very shortly. This new support center has many new features which will help us and you get the answers and support you deserve! Support has always been a top priority for me, and it always will.
On The Drawing Board
#1. New Membership Level Structure – We plan to do away with Membership Levels and replace them with Auto-Ship packages which will come with improved products and services. With this, new beginning members will be allowed to get started right away without worrying about Membership Level charges which means better prospecting capabilities for a larger market of folks!
#2. Volume-Based Referral Program – With this, anyone anywhere can achieve the 10% referral commission level without paying for any Membership Levels! We will reward based on production, which is a more fair way of doing business.
#3. Ranking System – In conjunction with the above, members will be Ranked according to Volume, allowing you to prove your leadership by showing your Rank to prospective members. All of these come with a new Action Center on the dashboard and Production Center.
#4. Publishing Network - This is huge! Once developed and implemented, our members will be able to advertise on sites outside of the MAP network internet-wide! And site owners will be able to sell advertising space to our membership right from the MAP platform! This monetization of our space and increasing awareness of our brand will speak volumes to the rest of the online advertising market, which rakes in over ONE BILLION dollars A DAY!
These items are more are in development now. No support tickets please! These things will take time to materialize. So for now, we carry on with our amazing platform as is and make these upgrades along the way.
THANK YOU ALL for your continued support! I know the last couple of weeks have been tough with the issues we have been having and yet we are still climbing our way to the top with unmatched growth and prosperity! So again, thank you for believing in MAP and our grand Vision to change the way advertising is done forever!
CEO & Founder
It PAYS to be on the MAP!