It was called The Hammer

The Hammer

Many many years ago, I discovered a vulnerability as you might call it within a new phenomena called Free For All Links in the FFA script. This was known as the “Free For All links” script. It was invented by Matt Wright back in 1995. There were many vulnerabilities to this script. But the one I found was the ability to remotely submit your “NAME”,“EMAIL”, “LINK”, “LINK TITLE” which meant I could build a remote script, that utilized a database of the millions and millions of these simple FFA pages that people installed, because they had the option of sending an email message out to anyone that submitted to their page a link, with their name, title and email.

At a certain time during the Internet expansion, literally millions and billions of these sites developed. Many enterprising entrepreneurial engineers created a single domain with self-replicated FFA sites for subscribers, literally exploding the service. Our own FFAFARM service had over 150 million FFA sites alone.



As I helped build these scripts, enhancing them, adding email double optin verification, and self replication capability I also built scripts (robots) that would scour the Internet for every active FFA site on the Internet. Our robots looked for clues, like addlink.cgi, “Add My Link” submit buttons, and other clues that allowed us to build a massive database of literally billions of FFA sites to automatically and remotely submit to.

This process of building that remote submission system created The Hammer. It was huge and powerful. One swing of that Hammer literally produced 100s of 1000s of leads, massive traffic and incredible results. It was the perfect tool for that time (1996-2005).

I even have an old training video that shows the Hammer at work. The Hammer system in Blastomatic was a work of art. Blastomatic produced over 150 million leads in it’s day.

The Hammer spun off other similar services, like the FFAFARM, FREEFFAS, LEADSOMATIC, LINKOMATIC and the Platinum Control Panel as well as the arsenal of Hammer Control Panels for all the Traffic Portals. It was literally an invasion of epoch proportion. But that was a time gone by.

It is a great reminder of the entrepreneurial spirit, how it drives us to innovate. It reminds me of the old saying, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”. This saying is as true today as it ever was. It is the nutrient in the blood of the “ENTREPRENEUR” that runs in my blood.

Markethive is the next generation built from the foundation of Veretekk technology, spirit, innovation and mission.

Veretekk was born from a mission driven by urgency to empower the aspiring “entrepreneur” the struggling home maker, under employed, under retired, the hungry, cold, huddled masses, just needing a hand up to build a foundation of independence and family sovereignty.

Markethive is a vision that is being built upon the foundation of experience and empathy that Veretekk created. Veretekk’s mission is inherent in Markethive’s vision.

Markethive is on the cusp of launching, exploding onto the marketplace to rise as a sentinel for the Entrepreneur. You have a home, the door is open. Welcome back.

Come Join me by Invitation Only.
Unlike Veretekk,
everything in Markethive is free.

Thomas Prendergast
CMO Markethive, Inc.

P.S. I you loved the Hammer, Markethive is going to blow you away, really!




Veretekk was Unfair Advantage

Veretekk was Unfair Advantage

I started Veretekk in 1996 as an automated marketing system (I coined the term) first of its kind. “The Unfair Advantage” was also coined by me and defined what Veretekk was. She was a first of her kind. Built from grass roots and experience as a first to arrive on the Internet, having owned and run an advertising agency in the 80s in Silicon Valley, seeing the power of the Internet as I built my first MLM Company called Powernet into a record breaking 60,000 members in months, I was on fire.

 I was on a mission, to lift up the unemployable, the single parent, the under retired, the handicapped, the broke, broken and rejected who still saw the promise and believed.

This mission to empower the little gal and guy has evolved into a full blown vision to change the world. As the Rise of the Entrepreneur has becoming mainstream (you have noticed an entrepreneur is leading the polls in the presidential race)

So I rolled up my sleeves to build a place where entrepreneurs could hang out, where tools were available so we could develop real leads, not buy them. I found buying leads pernicious, where rejection was the norm. After all, no one likes spam email then or now, or the spam faxes and especially unsolicited phone calls pitching some deal.

So the second most important job was delivering a system that delivered leads that wanted to know you, wanted your call and we did with Blastomatic. It was a tech I invented called the Hammer. And we delivered literally 100s of millions of unique leads.

As a past Veretekk subscriber you probably remember most of this, the dedication training the masses how to market on the Internet, the ease to achieve top rankings on the Internet.

A lot has changed since those days. Social Networks have matured; Social trumps SEO, broadcasting and blogging are pursued tools. Remote broadcasting services run as high as $250 per month.  But there is nothing out there like Veretekk was combined into a powerful well connected social network.

This is what I have built. In 2013 I had a next generation vision for a new type of Automated Marketing System that would actually tale giant leaps ahead and become the first real social networked inbound marketing system. I raised over $300,000 to build it. It became Markethive this year and we opened the doors in an Alpha type pre Beta pre-launch.

Markethive offers the best of the state of the art inbound marketing technology money can buy. In fact if you were to try and build a similar type system by subscriptions, you would be looking at a grocery list like this:

Feedly  (organize, sort and manage 3rd party feeds for your journalistic endeavors) free

Google Hangouts (conference rooms, broadcasting, messaging, voice, webinars) free

Hootsuit (Social Messaging and Broadcasting management and scheduling) $10.00

Marketo (B2B marketing & lead management, multi channel messaging) $3000.00

Eloqua (Success workshops, campaign coops, Social broadcasting, email automation) $4000.00

Aweber (lead capture plugins, autoresponders, email broadcasting) $150.00

Ontraport (lead capture pages, web pages, email templates, workshops) $300.00

Some of these services are free, most are not. There are many other similar services but nothing that is all inclusive and nothing that is integrated into a LinkedIn | Facebook like Social Network. Well, nothing until Markethive arrived.

That is a monthly value equivalent to over $7000 per month. Granted it is not all delivered yet, Most of it is and the rest is in development.

Markethive is and will be offering a summary of these services and more 100% free forever. You see, Markethive is built to generate her revenue via advertising and our affiliate program is designed to share up to 50% of that revenue with you. Take LinkedIn for example, their revenue is somewhere around 1.5 billion.

But Wait we really have not arrived yet. We have been in the works for 3 years. I decided to give all the past Veretekk subscribers a heads up today. So you can all get in on some of the pre-launch offers. I am offering a very limited partnership that will share the company’s revenue with you until we either sell or the world ends.

Think about it.

We are close to our full scale launch as I complete the details of our affiliate program. But the doors are open to join by invitation only.

And consider this my officially invitation to join.

Also make sure you check the calendar in the dash board for my daily meetings, workshops and updates.

Here is that official invite

Looking forward to your return

Thomas Prendergast
CMO Markethive Inc.


Veretekk Resurrection

the ​act of ​bringing something that had ​disappeared or ​ended back into use or ​existence

Rather than using the common and popular analogy of The Phoenix, which is not accurate in this regards anyway, as Veretekk did not burn into destruction, resurrection both appeals to my own senses and is absolutely accurate of the “Segway” made between Veretekk and Markethive.

Veretekk was way too far ahead before the Internet was ready (as well as the newly arrived netizens), way “before it’s time” as they say. The primary focus of Veretekk was building a large connected social network of Network Marketers, mostly because I had just experienced my first MLM called Powernet (OneSource). After building a huge organization of over 64,000 the company shut down. Fortunately for me many of my contacts had been recorded via my Clientnet software and through my support online forum at But that only saved a small percentage of my downline.

All my contacts via Powernets back office, downline report and the Powernet emails were gone. It was clear to me; this was a disaster for many people who had built spheres of influence. Luckily for me, I had a database of many of my downline.

This catastrophic event is what inspired me to build a social network originally called Wavefour that evolved to be called Veretekk. The primary purpose was for subscribers to be able to invite their friends, downlines, etc. into a system that was a 3rd party from any mlm company, therefore, keeping your sphere of influence available for the long run and within a network that improved the success of the network members.

The social network was the primary purpose of Veretekk, along with pier and company support, training and engagement. This was around 1996. The system was built using CGI script, html and text based databases. Compared to today’s technology, it was very rudimentary.

Lead generation was the next highest priority. Up until Veretekk, leads were acquired by stealing them (mining the Internet) or hijacking a failed MLM companies databases. I personally never accepted this as legitimate or ethical. I wrote volumes on the lead market similar to the slave trade, accept it was your personal information being enslaved and the subsequent annoying phone calls, un solicited faxes, and the very obnoxious spam email. I knew there had to be a better way, especially with the advent of the Internet and technology.

Our first big traffic portal success was called Blastomatic. It offered a free service to submit your FFA (Free For All Links) to the millions of FFA sites on the Internet. That technology in Blastomatic became known as the Hammer. Not only did this remote submission tech work, Blastomatic as a free traffic portal offering this service for free was a huge success. It literally produced millions of excellent leads. Leads that expected calls and communications from the members of Veretekk. If you were a member of Veretekk, you know what I am saying.

This new lead direction today is called “inbound”, produced leads for each individual subscriber, because each subscriber had their own “subdomained” Blastomatic site. And therefore this new “inbound” lead was exclusive to just one person. A success model that protected the lead from getting abused by hundreds of callers and delivered a lead to the subscriber that was easy to work with, receptive and helped 1000s of Veretekk subscribers build serious success in their particular business.

From this Blastomatic phenomena in producing these incredibly valuable “inbound” leads we began building more Traffic Portals that offered a valuable service. Free web sites, Free conference rooms, Free ebooks, Free FFA sites, Free Classifieds, Free blogging platforms, free SEO linking systems. All in all, we peaked at about 40 traffic type portals and lead generation with Veretekk had no competition. These unique traffic portals all hosted on separate domains and naturally evolved into the next powerful service Veretekk offered. SEO!

As the technology of search engines evolved, and the power of back links became known, Veretekk was positioned to exploit this new SEO phenomenon. Since we already had over 20 Traffic Portals we also added another 20 SEO portals, complete with back linking services and back office technology. Now you could easily “daisy chain” all your various portals together, so the robots could naturally follow these links and also add links to each portal, via out sophisticated automated systems, thereby giving you incredible SEO juice for those days. People where ecstatic and raving crazy over the results. We were literally taking the top 10 links on the first page of Google for highly valued keywords. We threw a contest for the words “about”, “free” and “mlm” and within weeks only Veretekk subscribers and their portals took all top positions in the top 5 plus pages. Incredible!

As the evolution of Veretekk grew, broadcasting technology within the Veretekk control panels also evolved. We produced internal tools called, The Hammer, The Drill, The Linker, The Platinum Control Panel that automated back linking submissions, posts to forums and blogs.

Veretekk invented the inbound remote submission systems way before they were even recognized or known as inbound submission systems. Veretekk had broadcasting technology that allowed the subscriber to keep their messages on top, to be able to send private messages in mass to WordPress comment systems, to members within Veretekk and to build massive back link webs.

In 2005 Veretekk launched a 3 level affiliate program that paid out millions automatically over the remainder of Veretekk’s lifetime (about 8 years). The one exceptional thing to note, Veretekk always paid on time and the amounts paid were always accurate to the last dollar. These 20+ years of the mission to lift up the little guy and gal galvanized me to the struggle and desire of the lower and middle class. It has become my mission to help people to reach a level of self-autonomy, to be able raise their children as they wish and live where they want and with relative harmony.  This is not an unreasonable dream. It has been the mission since the early 1990s and even though we have undergone huge changes and have a new vision, the mission has remained the same. The focus has become the “entrepreneur” because it is this nature of the human experience I believe man and woman’s inner drive is inspired by the outer Spirit of the Lord.  I have a powerful love and endearment to the “entrepreneur”.

The drive that made me make Veretekk, the drive that keeps me moving forward with the mission.

Many ask me, what an entrepreneur is. There seems to be many definitions to that question, especially on the Internet. I am an entrepreneur, so my inner workings will help me shape this definition.

Merriam’s definition:
noun: entrepreneur; plural noun: entrepreneurs
a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

The deeper analysis of Entrepreneur:

If you want to be an entrepreneur someday, here’s an equation you should print out and attach to your mirror, computer screen, smartphone, or wherever your eyeballs spend most of their time:

Entrepreneur + Capital = Products + Customers = Business.

Don’t take my word for it. Look at every successful entrepreneur on the planet. That’s the equation that got them there.

But it is deeper than that as well

Entrepreneurs,  in the purest sense,  are those who identify a need—any need—and fill it. It’s a primordial urge, independent of product, service, industry or market.

But the relentless, seek-and-solve breed is our salvation. They are the ones forever craning their necks, addicted to “looking around corners” and “changing the world.” They—not lenders—are the real money multipliers: the ones who turn $1 of capital into $2, then $2 into $10, and $10 into $100.

This is the true essence of entrepreneurship: Define, invest, build, repeat.

But it goes even further in my perspective. I have been an entrepreneur since I was able to think. I have a mind, a spirit, that disassembles things and asks why. The craves knowledge and wisdom for the sake of just knowing and understanding. It is what drives my love of reading. It drives my search for the divine source, my voracious appetite to understand the Bible, but more, the not Bibles, the ancient books, Greek mythology, the Book of Enoch, what are the Nephilim, was their advanced technology societies prior to the great flood?

It is like the food my brain and my spirit crave. To see something and ask why, but even more, like John Kennedy’s quote, To not see something and ask “Why Not”.

So as an entrepreneur, for me and I would guess for most, it is spiritual. There is a deep core drive to make things that do not exist, to improve a process to achieve greater production, not just for the sake of business, but because for the sake of making things work better.

For me, entrepreneurism is the engine the Lord uses to drive me forward in the material sense like my hunger for fellowship drives me forward in my faith.

This is where my love, quest of fellowship and embrace for other entrepreneurs comes from. It is like a brotherhood/sisterhood we all share, intuitively.

So from my perspective as an entrepreneur, I am also a musician, an artist, an inventor, innovator, writer, father, teacher, mentor, dancer and deep thinker. (I would also extend the definition of true entrepreneurialism to public service but only as a true statesman, like Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill and John F Kennedy). And after decades of life as an entrepreneur I have found these traits among all creative people.

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, don’t start out wanting to be one. Start out defining a challenge and a solution that solves it. Get capital, support, assets, etc. Produce the solution, market it, and win customers. Someday you’ll wake up and realize what you’ve become: you had a vision, took a risk, started a business, a movement, a revolution, and made money, a difference, a change. An entrepreneur.

Veretekk was the result of the entrepreneurial drive and was built to empower the entrepreneur. It was not as defined when I originally built it. Today, the drive has been defined and Markethive is the latest result.

If you loved Veretekk, you are going to flip over Markethive.

A personal note:

I love our country. I love this industry. I love “entrepreneurs. If I know you and you are reading this, I really do love you. I see what is happening in this country and this industry and it breaks my heart.  So many of my friends are near broke, struggling, trying to make something work. Jobs are virtually nonexistence and the only real option for the masses is to build a business. This is a challenge for most, for many do not understand the process. Many get frustrated and feel all alone in their quest. Many are poorly underfunded or under trained. Many I have known for over 10 years. I am doing something about it. Veretekk was too soon and too far ahead of her time.

This is why I built Markethive. Not just a social network badly needed for entrepreneurs, but a platform that offers way more. A system that offers business sense, business acumen and marketing advantage, a system that is vertically designed to support, inspire and engage all entrepreneurs as a force multiplier.

Not only have I decided to give back over 50% of the advertising revenue Markethive makes to the members, not only is the system designed to build customers on autopilot for her members, not only does the process of the affiliate program offer a sustainable income for the average gal and guy, but the process of the system taps your greatness through the programs and workshops.

I built Markethive for you, so you could stand tall, become a success, a great family provider for the rest of your life. A philanthropist so you can reach out and lift others up, so you can make a difference in a world that has become way too dark. I built Markethive so WE can change the world and WE can bring light back, so WE can make a difference.

Come join the revolution. There is no risk because I have made this system 100% free to you.

It is by Invitation only:

The Affiliate Program:

A true 1 level affiliate program, however, unlike all the rest that maybe pay out as high as 10% Markethive pays up to 50% on all revenue you bring in for advertising. And depending upon your qualifications, we even pay out an additional 5% revenue sharing. This is unheard of and more of that focus I have on empowering you, the hope of the world, the “entrepreneurs”.

Find out more by going to the Markethive blog and studying the plan. It is simple and powerful and empowering.


When Marketing was at the Speed of Light