Smart Address – The next big oppurtunity

‘Smart address’ ties a unique-tag to an address and remove the hassle of writing a long and boring address ( both online as well offline) .  Just as Smart Phones freed us from typing phone numbers by tagging names to their phone numbers.

Maptags is an ‘Smart Address’ platform , where a simple  web link  will represent your address + location( lat , lon) +Facebook + twitter+linked pages + availability timings + event notifications and much more .. think of it as your business card on steroids.

How Maptags works ?

Any address can be tied to a word, lets say the address and location of  your house is tied to the tag ‘thefuture’, when some one opens the mapta.gs/thefuture , the corresponding address pops-up.

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This simple idea of Smart Address  opens up so many wonderful opportunities

Basically wher ever an Address is used, Maptags will be used

All this means only thing , in future people will forget their address and just remember Maptags

When 5 billion people are predicted to own Smart phones by 2022, this could be a very big industry

 Smart Address will be a  $10 billion industry by 2022

 

Maptags the unique opportunity

Maptags, by design are unique, so tags once picked cant be taken again just like a domain name and because of which the cool tags have more value than others and can be sold and bought just like domain names. This is the real opportunity now.

By picking cool names that people will love , you open yourself to a big opportunity

Right now the a typical Maptag costs $1 per tag (almost 1/10th of a typical domain name), but because of the heavy demand this will not last long. 50,000 Maptags are already taken by 100s of  investors like you,  and 100s have already changed hands.

There are 10s of blogs already talking about Maptags , Dedicated websites to sell Maptags have come up Maptagger.net and addressrevolution.com

Facebook Groups with 2000+ Members brimming with activity   have been created by fans.

1000s of people have realized this unique opportunity ,it’s time for you to join #addressrevolution

we are giving 5 Maptags for free as an Introductory offer

Get my maptags

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15 things for Maptaggers to get started

  1. Just as people sell domains are called Domainers , people involved in Maptags are called Maptaggers , there’s actually a fan website built with this name itself Maptagger.net
  2. Maptags are short stylish tags or URLs that represent your address and will be the address standard of the world going forward which opens up interesting opportunities of buying and selling just like domains
  3. Creating a Maptags is super easy-On the Home page click on the Red dot which says ‘Click here to Create Maptag’, choose a tag, put pictures that can help your friends and save it.                                                                                                                         clickhere
  4. You can update your address by simply editing a Maptag which can be done on ‘My Maptags’ page by hitting the edit button
  5. When Maptags are about expire, the Extend button turns RED, please take caution of this and extend those Maptags asap so as to avoid deletion of Maptags
  6. Maptags unlike domain have three categories depending on their length , Special ( 1-6 letters ), Premium ( 6-12 letters ) and Free ( 12+ letters).
  7. After the initial trial period of 1 month, Special Maptags need 1 Credit to be run for 1 year, Premium Maptags require 1 Credits for 2 years and Free ones as the name suggests don’t need any credits as they are valid forever.
  8. Each credit costs $2 , but there’s up to 50% discount when you buy credits in bulk
  9. You earn Credits by referring others , you earn 1 credit when you refer someone , you also earn 1 credit for every 10 Maptags you referrals pick.
  10. There are many Maptags sales which can be found on buy-sell page
  11. Alternatively 100s of Maptaggers post their cool Maptags on Maptags Buysell Facebook group, where there even some mention of sales
  12. On a Maptag , there are views and likes, Likes are counted when someone likes your Maptags which appears in their ‘My Likes’ page.
  13. People can directly place interest/bid on your Maptags if you Make the tags ‘Public’ in the My Maptags page
  14. You check about credits on My Credits page, you can invite your Gmail contacts directly on ‘My Invites’ page
  15. Maptags are highly SEO optimized for Maptag title , description, Keyword, Address , Lat-Lon which can help out local business atleaest 9 ways t

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what you need to know about Maptags ?

Every one who picks a cool tag has only one thing on mind,

will maptags succeed , can i sell this cool tag for good money ?

 
This is the literally the million dollar question.

Now lets dig deeper on this  !
 
Maptags is unlike any concept you ever heard, that will change the way , the world’s addresses are made. Maptags will make the world’s addressing suitable for the current smartphone generation. Most marketers agree to this which is also shared across 1000s of users from US, UK , Germany, Switzerland, India ,Australia, Latin America etc which is echoed in 100s of tweets , blogs and websites that have come up in support of Maptags
This gives us a distinct first mover advantage.
Maptags is probably the only company in this space which has crossed $2000 in just 1 month of launching payments , which also means people are ready to bet on it. Every dollar invested in Maptags means a BIG Yes to the platfrom

Now the point is , if we continue this momentum going forward our user base and Maptagger base will grow exponentially.
 As we grow at this pace , there are few things happening,
  • First more and more cool Maptags are going away 🙂
  • The more important thing is its getting harder and harder for any future companies to compete with this, this becomes our distinct advantage.
  • Not just that  , unlike a domain name , there will not be many companies competing , as people often stick with one thing and one thing only. Think of Facebook vs Google+
  • As the platform grows bigger , the users who invested with Maptags are going to be the Marketing officers in their own way and will not want to lose their investments in any way, this too becomes a huge advantage and becomes a growth cycle 
Maptags is very much like Bitcoin or early days of domain investing , where the prices often went 100x in the first 2-3 years
Even in the worst case where Maptags ends up a second or third company in this race ,your tags could still be worth $10000s , isin’t ?
The Main point is this , Imagine a high flying Executive or a crazy rich Arab pulling out his visiting card and showing off a single letter /double letter cool Maptag  , what will it’s value be ?

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Maptags selling Guide

 

Maptags is seeing phenomenal growth , 100s of tags are going away every day. Great sale by Carsten for $90 ,

lot of action on the FB page  –Maptags , buy sell and most importantly many wonderful  sale posts by different Maptaggers.

However , we don’t see a lot of sales stories , because every body wants to sell cool Maptags , but nobody wants to buy which is quite expectable.

Now, the issue here is , Maptags is a brand new concept unlike domain Names which everybody understands.

Maptags connects the Digital world and the physical world which makes us quite different from normal digital products like Facebook , whatsapp etc , which means Maptaggers need to think about the physical world aspect as well. Coupled with this  ,  Maptags is now at the very beginning of its journey.

The strategy for selling Maptags should definitely involve physical interactions with local business by explain them the 9 ways Maptags can help them.

So imagine there is a barber in your city , you can explain him about Maptags and try and sell Mapta.gs/barber.

Initially , people might resist , but if they do , you can lend your Maptag to them for a while  and  sell it later once they like it.

Incase you don’t own the Right Maptag, you can buy/lend it from the owner and try it out..

Simply picking cool Maptags and waiting for them to sold by simply posting them will not work great until next 2-3 years.

Similarly , say you have a businessman friend ‘Adam’ , he could be a potential buyer for  Mapta.gs/adam for $100-200 etc, where again you can try your luck.

Picking cool Maptags is only half the story , the rest is selling and you need to be a good sales person to sell any thing.

Some times though having an extra ordinary Maptags helps  like  ‘Mapta.gs/sexy’   which got an $200 offer without any trying.  So you might want to do some Maptags shopping as well , before you go on finding the right buyers for them.

 

Let us know what you think in the comments and we can update the blog if we find them valuable.

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Maptags Partnerships open up

Maptags has been growing faster than we could imagine, 100s of Serious Maptaggers are with us now, some tags are getting sold as high as $90 , All this has pushed us to come up with this new strategy.

While Maptags does provide the platform to create and sell tags , the real credit goes to Maptaggers , the people who own 100s of Maptags.

At the same time , the big money will be made by Maptaggers itself ( at least 80% of the Money) , as the platform only charges nominal fees for picking and selling tags.

All this means that Maptaggers Need to own up to more responsibility ,consider this venture as their baby, and ultimately profit from that.

Now the main deal is to involve Maptaggers , keeping that in mind we are announcing partnerships.

People who own 250+ Maptags and have at least 125 credits will be given the Bronze Partner status and will receive 25 Credits free

People who own 500+ Maptags and have at least 250 credits will be given the Silver Partner status and will receive 50 Credits free

People who own 1000+ Maptags and have at least 500 credits will be given the Gold Partner status and will receive 100 Credits free

People who own 5000+ Maptags and have at least 2500 credits will be given the Diamond Partner status and will receive 500 Credits free

Gifting of credits will be on a case-by-case basis. Multiple accounts will be accepted but for only those who started way early as 200 was the limit back then.

There’s more good news

Bronze and Silver partners will have dedicated access to our support staff , Gold Partners will have access to the CEO

Diamond partners will get a share of our Company (applicable only if  joined in the next 3 months )

Apart from this, Partners will also receive extra credit when you refer others and get them to pick maptags.

Maptags is a wonderful idea , that will change the way people will look at addresses in the future , however without the right people supporting it, it won’t grow fast enough.

Consider a simple math , if each Maptagger just refers 10 More Maptaggers and this continues , in 6 months we will have millions of users, Maptags will fetch superb value just like domains.

But unlike domains which suffer severe competition from a new gTLD coming up every day, there will be minimal or no competition to Maptags , which is an amazing opportunity not to be missed.

Time for some Trivia , Do you know the costliest license ever sold goes to an UAE resident Abdul Ghafour Khouri

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Most Maptaggers have completely forgotten about the Arab Names , time to rethink your Maptags picking strategies folks !

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Maptags and Trademarks

Trademarks are always tricky for domain investors , while you are very happy picking up some popular names , if they infringe on Trademark , its a nightmare , because you usually end up losing the domain if there is an trademark infringement .

There is good news however which many folks don’t know , Trademarks are by definition territorial, i.e a Trademark registered in U.S is not legally enforceable in U.K unless its registered in UK as well and vice versa.

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Seychelles

So say you are in the beautiful island of Seychelles, you can posses a name say ‘Walmart’ for your grocery store as the Big ‘Walmart’ is probably not registered there.

Now coming to Maptags, we are currently located in India and will probably move to Singapore for better Fund raising and overall ease of doing business( Ranked world’s #1 in ease of doing business). So the trademarks registered in U.S, U.K or Europe don’t apply as a default.

Also just to remind you Maptags are not domain names , there are in some sense Handles/tags of the site Mapta.gs , hence the laws of ICANN don’t apply to us

Now lean more about Investing in Maptags as there are becoming the addressing standard of tomorrow , one Tag at a time.

As a shrewd investor in Maptags, you should get an idea what your next strategy should be.

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Maptags picking tips

Maptags is exploding in Growth , 35000 Maptags are taken , 1000s of people keen on picking cool maptags and spreading the word about Maptags, which shows the power of #addressrevolution.

Maptags would typical be typed more than a usual domain name , hence short maptags have much more value than large ones generally.

Right now 2 letter tags are all gone but number letter combos like 5f 6y etc are still available Many 3 letters combos are also still available

Chinese love the LLLL names , 1000s are still left and we see lot of interest from our Chinese friends already

barber shop

We noticed lot of people picking up local tags like NYbarber, Lodonbarber etc which is a fantastic idea , however this can be extended to Top 25-50 Cities and to even countries possibly like UKbarber indiancurry chinesechops etc.

Many popular names like John etc are taken , however tags like Johns etc are even more valuable representing a persons home, so Johns, Adams, Zhangs, Rams should be a killer combo.

Now you can add kitchen, salon,shag,home in the end to make it complete ex: johnskitchen, Adamssalon , ramshome etc.

year names are birthdays are usual favorites so 1976 or 0284 etc should be great picks too.

Do you know the costliest license ever sold goes to an UAE resident Abdul Ghafour Khouri

However most people have completely ignored Arab Names , heres some help

Sell better

Don’t forget to Make your tags Public if you make them visible on the front page search.

Get your tags listed on Doug Harper’s  site Maptagger.net which can help make you understand how exactly Maptags can help you in various Marketing strategies.

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