One of the methods I use to find promoters is simple enough - I use various search engines and input keywords such as "Hot Penny Stocks" to see which promoters are spending money on advertising their brand. Below is an image of a Google search. Mote the ads at the top and on the side of the page:
Every time I see a new website advertising, I sign up to it in a throw-away email account. That way, if my stock scanner ever finds an inexplicably active OTC stock, I can simply search my email to see if one of these promoters is sending out emails on it. Even better, I can see which sites are emailing on the same ticker to figure out which sites may be connected.
Around the end of August, I saw the first of a few unfamiliar websites starting to advertise. As usual, I signed up to the sites and simply waited for the emails to start arriving. Today, I received the first pick from many of these sites, GLRKF. Through a combination of searching my email, and running reverse IP domain checks (another good way to find connected websites), I compiled the following list of websites that I believe to be the same promoter behind GLRKF:
So on to the question that I'm sure many of you are asking - why do I think these websites have ties to Awesome Penny Stocks? Well, here are a few factors:
- Their aggressive advertising of some of these websites reminds me of the way some APS sites used to advertise.
- GLRKF was promoted back in June by APS-connected website pennystocks.com (now offline)
- qualitypennystocks.com is a domain that used to be connected to APS (Although this could be coincidence as ownership could have changed hands.)
- elitepennystock.com started emailing about GLRKF on 10/27/2014. They spammed every single one of my email addresses that I had registered to APS sites, meaning they likely obtained their mailing list from an old APS list.
- pennystocks.de just started promoting GLRKF last week on the German market. For those of you who are not familiar with this site, it is an old APS site that pumped some of their former picks such as TAGG, SWVI, and others to the German markets. So it is very likely that whoever controls pennystocks.de is also involved with these new websites.