Why Ticks Are Attracted to Humans

Why Ticks Are Attracted to Humans

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise globally, making it more important than ever to get educated about what attracts ticks to humans, how to avoid contact, and how to detect symptoms of tick-borne illnesses.

What attracts ticks to humans?

Ticks – part of an order of the Arachnid family, which they share with spiders and mites – are external parasites that live on the blood of their hosts. There are four stages of a tick’s lifecycle, and ticks need a blood meal at each one. If they don’t find a host at each new stage, they die.

Image Source: Dr. Christopher Paddock https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=10879

In other words, ticks need humans (and other animals) to survive. When it comes to what actually attracts ticks to humans, a combination of biological imperatives and chemical clues help ticks seek out, find, and feed on their human hosts.

While humans make great hosts for ticks, they’re not the only animal ticks seek out. Ticks can feed on mammals, birds, reptiles, and even amphibians.

How ticks find their hosts

Ticks live on their hosts’ blood, and humans are a common and convenient host. Conventional wisdom about ticks confirms this: the best tick prevention advice warns people to avoid tick habitats, wear protective clothing and tick repellant if possible, and always check for ticks after possible exposure. Ticks are out there, just waiting to hitch a ride.

But how exactly do they find humans to feed on? Below is a short breakdown of tick behavior.

Sensing hosts

Ticks aren’t very good at seeing shapes, which means they usually can’t tell just by sight that a human is walking around. Instead, ticks use special sensors to detect the carbon dioxide humans breathe out, as well as other human odors. (Research shows that ticks will flock to dry ice – solid carbon dioxide – that has been laid out for them.) Ticks can also track changes in environment, and some can even see shadows.


When it’s feeding time – generally during summer months, though ticks can strike anywhere at any time – ticks will wait on shrubs or blades of grass and perform an activity called “questing,” in which they cling to the plant with their back two pairs of legs and extend their front pair of legs into the air. When an animal (like a human) brushes past, the ticks will use their front legs to climb on, where they either attach quickly or crawl around to find a suitable spot to feed.

What are the most common feeding spots for ticks?

Ticks prefer to feed in well-hidden areas where the skin is thin enough to puncture easily. This is why the area around the ears is such a common place for ticks to feed on both humans and pets. Since ticks depend on blood to survive, they’ll do what they can to avoid detection, hiding in spots where they’ll be hard to see, like in your hair.

How ticks feed on humans (and transmit diseases)

You won’t feel a bite

Many ticks first secrete saliva with anesthetic properties at the attachment site to numb the area before inserting their feeding tubes. This means you won’t feel the bite, and the tick can live to see another day – and potentially pass on dangerous pathogens – right under your nose.

A germ for a germ

It’s when the tick is attached that the risk of disease presents itself. The exchange of your blood and the tick’s saliva at the attachment site creates an exchange of germs, too. Any pathogens in the host’s blood will be ingested by the tick through the blood meal, and any pathogens they’ve previously ingested can be transferred to the host’s bloodstream through the tick’s saliva. This is what makes them a “vector” for illnesses.

Tick prevention is disease prevention

Ticks are some of the most common vectors for diseases like Lyme disease and Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF). As climate change causes warmer global temperatures, tick endemicity is expanding, making the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease even greater. It’s more important than ever to learn about the most common tick-borne illnesses and how to prevent them.

  1. Avoidtick habitats. While ticks can live anywhere, in any state – including indoors – hotspots include grassy or wooded areas, debris piles, fallen branches, and wood piles or even bird feeders (both of which can attract other tick-feeding wildlife, like rodents). Keep to the center of trails while hiking or camping.
  2. Protect yourself with long sleeves and pants tucked into socks, light-colored clothing (which can make it easier to spot ticks, which are dark in color), and tick repellant if possible.
  3. Perform tick checks and shower immediately after possible exposure, such as camping, hiking, or picnicking outdoors.
  4. Carefully remove any ticksand save them for testing. To have the tick tested at IGeneX, just place the tick (dead or alive) in a small plastic tube or sealed bag, enclose it in an envelope, fill out the Tick Test Request Form, and mail the tick to IGeneX.
  5. Track symptoms that may indicate tick-borne diseases and talk to your doctor about getting tested for tick-borne illnesses. You can use the IGeneX Symptom Tracker to keep careful track of your symptoms.

To learn more about what to do if you find a tick on you, read What To Do After You’ve Been Bitten By a Tick.

Important: Under no circumstance should you delay treatment. This includes seeing a specialist in tick-borne illness and getting tested with the latest testing technology at a reputable center. The IgXSpot test from IGeneX detects certain tick-borne diseases in their early stages. An accurate diagnosis depends on a careful analysis of your symptoms along with test results; a misdiagnosis can be incredibly costly and dangerous. Learn more about IGeneX testing today.


Tick Testing

There are places where the public can have ticks tested to see if they contain the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, or to see if they contain other disease organisms which can infect humans or other animals. There are generally charges for these services.

  • IGeneX Labs, Palo Alto, CA: 800-832-3200 www.IGENEX.com
  • MDL, Mt. Laurel, NJ: 877-269-0090 www.mdlab.com
  • NJ Labs, New Brunswick, NJ: 732-249-0148 http://njlabs.com/index.cfm
  • Clongen Laboratories, Gaithersburg, MD 301-916-0173 https://www.clongen.com/

1) Monmouth County (NJ) Mosquito Control Tick Testing for Monmouth County Residents ONLY
State of Georgia Tick Testing

Residents who find an attached tick are asked to call the Georgia Poison Center (404-616-9000 or 800-222-1222) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information about tick removal, identification, and testing. The Georgia Poison Center will provide information about how to mail the tick to get it tested when you call. The University of Georgia will test the tick for the bacteria that cause tick-borne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), and tularemia, depending on the species of tick. An expert in tick illness from the Georgia Division of Public Health will call you to ask you some questions about exposures to tick habitats and find out if you developed symptoms of tick-borne illness. You will get the results of the tick testing when it is done.


These horrifying pictures show the exact tick bite symptoms to look for

HTV National Desk

Published 3:05 pm EDT, Friday, July 26, 2019

You just spent the day outside hiking, grilling or tending to your yard — but now you have a nasty, red, scratchy, bumpy bite on your arm. Could it be a tick bite?

Unfortunately, figuring out the source of your bug bite can be tricky, especially because mosquitoes, spiders and fleas also come out when warmer weather hits — not to mention, bedbugs and other critters that may wind up in your home.

“Tick and other insect bites can look similar,” said Griffin Dill, Ph.D., coordinator of the Cooperative Extension: Tick Lab at The University of Maine. “Without finding a tick attached and feeding, it’s hard to differentiate one bite site from another.”

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But treating and preventing these bites can help keep nasty tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease out of your future — so knowing how to identify a bite is crucial. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for, plus tick bite pictures to refer to when you suspect the blood-sucking critter has made its way onto your skin.

What does a tick bite look like, exactly?

The signs of a tick bite actually vary from person to person, since everyone’s immune system reacts differently to them, explains Thomas Mather, Ph. D., director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and Tick Encounter Resource Center. While someone may have a small, red bump after the tick detaches, others may develop an area of redness and itchiness.

Your best bet is to find the tick while it’s still on your skin. “Ticks are designed to linger when they attach and bite,” said Mather. The mouth of a tick contains a bunch of backward-pointing barbs that they use to stay put, meaning they are “designed to lock and load,” as Mather put it. The biters also secrete a cement-like substance around their mouths to keep them stuck even if they were to be, say, absentmindedly scratched.

Depending on where the tick is in its life cycle — larva (baby, six legs), nymph (eight legs) or adult stage (full-sized) — it can stick around anywhere from three to six days, Mather says. The longer they’re feeding, the bigger they get — and the greater the risk of transmitting disease.

If you’ve been previously bitten, there’s a greater chance you will have an allergic reaction to the tick saliva within 20 to 40 hours of the bite, says Mather. After a bite, the area may appear as a small red spot that doesn’t expand to be larger than a dime. However, more severe reactions can occur, and rashes can develop. Because tick bite signs vary wildly and can mimic the appearance of other insects, even tick experts can’t always tell one red mark from another.

Where do ticks bite?

You can find a tick bite anywhere. “Although they can and do attach to any part of the body, there are certain body parts they more commonly move toward, like the hairline, or in tucked-away places, like the armpits, groin and behind knees,” said Dill. Recently, doctors even discovered a tick attached to a 9-year-old boy’s eardrum.

Are tick bites itchy? Do they hurt?

Generally, tick bites do not hurt. You might feel a bite — but you may have no idea when it happens, either. Both are possible.

“Early in the process of biting, ticks inject a pain mediator via their saliva,” said Mather. Because it’s more likely that subsequent bites will elicit a reaction, the first bite can often go unnoticed, he says. However, many people do find them itchy. If you continue to itch at a certain spot on your body, Mather encourages you to take a look to see what you’re scratching at, since it’s one common way people find ticks.

Does a tick bite always cause a rash?

You’ve probably heard of the classic “bullseye” rash, which is one of the most distinct symptoms of Lyme disease. This circular rash is dark in the center and expands outward, like a bullseye, appearing about a week after the bite on any part of the body. It doesn’t always look like that, though. You may have a crusty spot with a splotch of redness around it that gets bigger, bluish rashes or a red, oval plaque, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The catch is, this rash only appears 70 to 80% of the time, says the CDC. Remember that not all ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease; there are other types of rashes associated with other tick-borne illnesses. For instance, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause a red, speckled rash that appears first on wrists and ankles.

It’s also important to keep in mind that rashes can be tough to distinguish from one another. The CDC has a whole page on rashes that resemble the bullseye associated with Lyme, but aren’t. These include large, itchy rashes, the ringworm fungus and hives. If you’re concerned about any rash or worried you may have been bitten by a tick (or know you have), call your doctor. In certain circumstances, doctors can prescribe a course of preventative antibiotics if Lyme disease is suspected or you live in a state with a high risk of Lyme.

How to treat a tick bite

First, don’t panic. If you find one attached to your skin, remove the tick as quickly as possible using a set of fine-tipped tweezers. Grab the tick as closely to the surface of your skin as possible and pull upward with steady, even pressure. If mouth-parts are left in the skin, try your best to remove them, but if not, just let your skin heal normally, says the CDC. Then, make sure to clean the bite area with soap and water or alcohol.

Dispose of the tick in a sealed bag or container wrapped up tightly in tape, or by flushing it down the toilet, says the CDC. Never crush it with your fingers, and of course, in the weeks to follow, you should keep an eye out for any lingering symptoms, like a rash. See your doctor if you experience flu-like symptoms, such as achy muscles, fever, swollen lymph nodes other unusual reactions that don’t feel normal.

Ticks can be tiny (sometimes no bigger than a poppy seed!) and easily missed, so it’s important to do thorough body check after you’ve spent time outdoors. Be sure to look carefully under your arms, around your ears, inside your belly button, behind your knees, between your legs and in your hair. “Checking yourself, kids and pets can go a long way in minimizing contact with these critters,” said Dill.

And as always, stock up on the best tick repellents before your next outdoor adventure.


Where and how to pass a tick for analysis, which doctor to contact if a tick has bitten.


Lyme Disease is a crippling, horrific disease. It can rob it’s victims of memory, concentration, sleep and vision. It can cause nerve damage, pain, numbness and paralysis. Lyme disease was first reported in the United States in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks feed on blood. So essentially they feed on animals and human blood and therefore spread the disease. So where did Lyme Disease come from? Your Government. The ones we have placed our trust into to protect us. I’m sorry to announce this, but they do not. Plum Island As I stated, the first case of Lyme Disease was located in Old Lyme, Conneticut in 1975. Well, it just so happens that there is a biological testing facility named Plum Island Animal Disease Center not even 10 miles from Old Lyme and it has a tick research lab. Of course it’s officially called a research facility studying animal diseases, but none the less, it’s there. Not enough of a connection? Well, let me put the pieces of the puzzle together for you.

Plum Island recruited Nazi, Erich Traub after WWll. Now this man is interesting, since he worked directly under Hitler and in all honesty should have stood trial at Nuremberg for the horrible, brutal acts he committed. But he was brought to the U.S. during Project Paperclip — the exfiltration of approximately 2,000 Nazis out of Germany by OSS and CIA directors for service to American intelligence and industries. Mr. Traub was a top biological weapons industry director. His expertise was infecting ticks and mosquitoes with biological germs. Bingo!

It is said that the Island let the infected creatures roam the island, somewhat contained. Boats, birds and people went on and off that Island. The likelihood of an insect or tick going ashore with one of these government created diseases which eventually became known as Lyme Disease is a virtual certainty, as Lyme Disease formed it’s name off the area where it was first discovered, Old Lyme, Connecticut, which is, like I said, 10 miles away by water.

Homeland Security is now in control. Why? Simple enough question considering there is officially ‘nothing going on there’. «We work to protect farm animals, farmers and ranchers, the nation’s farm economy and export markets. and your food supply. » Really? From my understanding, scientists have studied a variety of hardcore pathogens, from anthrax to foot-and-mouth disease. It is also ground zero for biological weapons testing. Now you tell me, what does that have to do with an Agricultural Lab? Seems like more than a bit of a stretch to go from an Agricultural Lab to biological weapons testing.

«We’re proud of our role as America’s first line of defense against foreign animal diseases.» Against disease? Apparently you are all proud of the diseases you have created, and the deaths you have caused. And how about the families that no longer have their loved ones or better yet, the people who have gotten your evil diseases and are now somehow ‘living’ with the effects? Proud? What’s next?

«We’re equally proud of our safety record. Not once in our nearly 50 years of operation has an animal pathogen escaped from the island.» Lies Lies and more Lies! What the heck is that monster in the photo below? Or the human washed up on shore with the ‘long-fingers?’ How about the Lyme Disease and West Nile virus, just to name a few that have entered conveniently when you were «researching» or should I say creating them?

The Montauk Monster was found on the beach near the business district of Montauk, New York, in July 2008. It was officially passed off as a turtle without it’s shell, a dog or more famously, a raccoon. An unidentified human remain also washed up on shore as well. No one seemed to want to comment on this finding but eye witnesses say he was tall at approx 6’2, and partially decomposed. It was reported as having long fingers and puncture holes in the skull. Rumor has it this is another ‘experiment’ from Plum Island. As for the monster? On August 7, 2008, State and government officials stated the unidentified creature was most likely a dog, and would be taken to a nearby facility for analysis and study. It wouldn’t be something from Plum Island Lab would it? This is from the Agricultural Magazine: «There are no secrets at Plum Island—but there is great caution. In foot-and-mouth disease alone, the Plum Island scientific team is working with a virus that, if loosed on the U.S. livestock population, could cost anywhere from $54 million to $690 million to control even a small outbreak—and that doesn’t even consider the approximately $4 billion annual loss in export sales of U.S. beef. Because of the dreadful potential consequences of that one disease, Congress decreed in the early 1950’s that the FMD virus could only be studied off the U.S. mainland—in other words, on an island.»

Dreadful potential consequences? Would that mean if we moved this «lab» to the mainland it could be a danger? Plum Island is moving to Kansas. Yep- straight to the Heartland where it’s diseases can be spread throughout the country. It’s all to familiar in Kansas, but has our Homeland Security heard of tornado’s? Famous in those parts of America. Oh but I’m sure they have planned for that. Or maybe we can just look forward to one of it’s uncommitted accidents that will spread life-threatening diseases to the crops and animals and people located in Kansas, and spread from there. But yes, it it true that Plum Island is for sale. Never mind the birds, animals, ticks and so forth that live there and carry horrific diseases. Or the dirt and ground that I’m sure many ‘bodies’ of animals or heck even humans have been buried, it is a beautiful place. Any takers?

Listen, there is so much more information to give, so many cover-ups and lies. This is just a glance at the real story. All I wanted to do by writing this was give you a taste of truth and if I made you start to question the Government, or Plum Island, good.

By Paula Henry — J.S.

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Diagnosis Coding for Tick Bites


Why is it so hard to code for a tick bite? And, how is it coded?


The provider searches for the word “tick” and in many systems, up pops W57.xxxA. Someone helpful has changed the ICD-10 definition to include the word tick, although the ICD-10 definition is “Bitten or stung by nonvenomous insect and other nonvenomous arthropods, initial encounter.” A tick is an arthropod.

But, the problem with that is, W57.xxxA is an external cause code. It may not be submitted in the first position on the claim form, and often it is the only code selected by the provider. The first code should be an S code that describes the location of the bite, such as S70.362A “Insect bite (nonvenomous), left thigh, initial encounter.”

So, it isn’t that it is difficult to code for a tick bite, it’s that there are two steps and the super easy, quick search leads providers astray.

Reviewed, Betsy Nicoletti 1/18/2020

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How to Post a Product in the Market

Conveniences and Advantages of the Market

The Market service offers unique opportunities for developers of analytical systems and trading robots — now your programs go directly to traders’ terminals and are available to all MetaTrader 5 users. This means that with the status of the Seller, you can access the large market of potential customers, and the simple technology will help your MQL5 program become a mass product.

A program can be purchased only from the MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal. Each MQL5 program is strictly linked to a computer and must undergo activation. For example, when buying a trading robot, its special copy is generated, which will work only on the associated computer. Even having this file, an intruder cannot run the program on another computer. This solution helps to protect the interests of developers and their customers.

All purchases in the Market are associated with an MQL5 account and specific computers. They do not depend on the brokerage company or the type of a trading account.

Any program published in the Market program has a free demo version which can be run only in the Strategy Tester. Demo versions cannot be run in the terminal or used in trading. However, this option allows to test the performance and efficiency of any application before purchasing it. The interests of developers will be protected, while the buyer is protected from buying a pig in a poke.

After each purchase of an MQL5 program through the Market, the payment for the product equal to its price (which is set by the seller) less the service commission are transfered to the sellers account in the payment system. If you have programs that can be useful to MetaTrader 5 users, the Market service is a great opportunity for you to earn.

1. Register as a Seller

To get the «Seller» status, you should complete a registration procedure.

You can prepare an application in the «Seller» tab of your profile:

Fig. 1. The Seller tab in the profile

First you need to prepare the application — indicate your name, country, address, city, region, contact telephone numbers and attach a scan of your identity document.

All fields must be filled out in English, the document submitted must have a photo and be of good quality. You can attach a passport or driver’s license for the required document . Use only a valid document. All fields specified in the application must comply with the document.

Also pay attention to the Address field — specify the full postal address and an index.

Fig. 2. Filling the Seller data

You can register your company as a seller. Select «register as a company,» fill in the name of the company and attach registration documents. Be attentive when entering your mobile phone number — it will be used for sending SMS to you.

After filling in all the data, read the Terms of the Market service and agree to them by checking the «I agree with the rules of the MQL5 Market service».

Then click «Register» and the application for registration will be sent for review.

Fig. 3. An application for registration sent

If some of your data need clarification, the service administration will contact you.

Proper completion of all fields speeds up the registration process.

Once your data are verified, a message «You have been approved as a Seller in the Market service» will be sent to your mobile phone.

The «Seller Profile» tab will appear after that:

Fig. 4. Registration completed successfully

2. Prepare a Product for Publication

As an example, we consider the preparation and publication of Advanced Moving Average — an Expert Advisor that uses signals of the Moving Average technical indicator. This EA contains a money management system, in which the trading volume depends on the results of previous deals. In addition, the Expert Advisor has limitations in terms of trading positions (in % of the deposit).

2.1. General Information

After you click on «Create New Product», the Common tab appears in the draft. Specify here general information about the product — its name, product type, category and price. If the product is free, check «Free».

Fig. 5. General information about the product

Once you have filled in the common parameters, click «Add».

This will bring up a message that the draft has been saved. The following tabs will appear in your profile:

Fig. 6. Product management tabs

Since the Common tab has been completed, proceed to the next.

In this tab you set the product logo:

Fig. 7. The Logo tab

Two logos are required for a product:

  • 200×200 (displayed in the product description on the website and in the terminal)
  • 60×60 (shown in the list of products in the terminal)

A logo is the face of your product, use a beautiful one that reflects the essence of your product. A well-designed logo is able to attract the attention of customers and increase sales. The purpose of the logo is to express the meaning of the product in the language of images.

This process may take some time, but the result is worth it — with a good logo your product will a finished look, and potential buyers will appreciate it. Do not try to attract attention using bright colors or toxic background; it looks cheap and makes a bad impression.

Advanced Moving Average uses moving averages, so the following logo suits well:

Fig. 8. Sample logos for Advanced Moving Average

After uploading the logo sized 200×200, the logo with the size of 60×60 will be created automatically. However, remember that automatically generated images are not always of good quality. For this purpose there is a separate option for uploading a logo 60×60.

Fig. 9. Logos: an automatically generated from an image 200×200
and an image sized 60×60 prepared manually

In the terminal, our product will be displayed as follows:

Fig. 10. Product view in the MetaTrader 5 terminal

Since logos are displayed in the terminal against a white background, use a contrast background of the logo.

After you have added a logo, click «Save».

2.3. Product Description

In the Description, add information about the product. For an Expert Advisor you may indicate indicators used, risk management, parameters of the trading system, etc.

Description of the product can be filled in English and Russian:

Fig. 11. Product Description

Read more information about the features of the editor in the article «MQL5.community — User». Note that pictures cannot be inserted in the product description, images are added separately in the «Screenshots» tab.

After you have added information, click «Save».

To illustrate the results of the product, attach some screenshots. For an Expert Advisor you may use the results of testing on the history and the statistical characteristics of trading. For indicators/control panels, you can attach chart screenshots from the terminal.

You can add screenshots in the appropriate tab:

Fig. 12. The Screenshots tab

For EAs, it is important to show the dynamics of the balance and equity curves, the statistical characteristics of trading. This information makes it possible to evaluate the performance of the trading robot.

Examples of screenshots of Advanced Moving Average are shown in Fig. 13-14. Note that the screenshots are in English. It is a mandatory requirement for the pictures.

Fig. 13. Screenshot 1 — the test results of Advanced Moving Average on historical data

Fig. 14. Screenshot 2 — Statistical characteristics of Advanced Moving Average

To add a screenshot click «Attach image». They will appear in the «Screenshots».

Note that the size of pictures (640×480) and a valid file type (GIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG) are preset.

Fig. 15. Screenshots added successfully

If you use several screenshots, and their order is important, then you should add the screenshots in reverse order. The order in which the screenshots will be displayed can be seen in the reduced images (Fig. 14).

After you have added screenshots, click «Save».

The next tab is Version, in which you upload and update the product code.

Fig. 16. The Product Versions tab

Specify the product version and its description in the code. In addition, a good idea is to add icons for your software as a graphical file in ICO format. This gives your product a professional finished look and allows the trader to easily find it from other compiled EX5 files:

Properties of MQL5 programs are defined by the #property directive. All the graphical and sound files needed to run the program, can be placed in the form of resources directly into the executable file EX5. More information can be found in article «Use of Resources in MQL5».

The version number, description and icon appear at startup of the Expert Advisor in the terminal:

Fig. 17. The product version and description at EA startup in the terminal

Over time, the product can be modified, so you should pay attention to the timely update of the versions. The Market service includes the version control, i.e. you cannot upload a product version below the published one.

Description, all messages and names of input parameters of the MQL5 program must be in English. To check the spelling of English words you can use the service http://www.spellcheck.net

To upload the product, click «Add product file»:

Fig. 18. Uploading the product file

An uploaded file appears in the Versions tab (Fig. 19). If you need to replace the product file, you can upload it again by clicking on .

Fig. 19. Product file successfully added

3. Proofreading

After preparing the product for publication, send it for review. To do this, click the appropriate button and it will be sent for review (Fig. 20).

Fig. 20. The product is sent for review

If you need to make corrections to you product, click «Cancel», after which it gets the «Draft» status and can be edited. After making changes, it must be sent back for review.

If any comments appear during verification, you will see a private message:

Fig. 21. Informing about the comments on the product

After making the necessary corrections and re-sending the file for review, the product status changes:

Fig. 22. Your Product is being checked by moderator

4. Publish the Product

If everything is ok, the product is published in the Market:

Fig. 23. The product has been published in the Market

The published product also appears in the Seller’s profile:

Fig. 24. The product in the profile

Now it is available to all MetaTrader 5 users:

Fig. 25. The product is in the terminal

Now traders can buy your product or download its demo version that will work only in the strategy tester of the client terminal.

Fig. 26. The product is in a terminal (description)

Screenshots of the product are displayed in a separate tab:

Fig. 27. The product is in a terminal (screenshots)

The statistics on the number of purchases and downloads of demo versions of the product is only available to the Seller in the «My Products» section:

Fig. 28. Statistical information about the product

5. Updating Product Versions

The product versions can be updated in the Versions tab.

Fig. 29. The current product version is 1.0

To upload a new version, click on «New version». After that it will appear in the «Version» section:

Fig. 30. An updated version of the product successfully uploaded

Add description to the new version: for this you need to click on the Edit button («pencil» icon). After that, the new version should be sent for review, and after verification it will be published.

Take Advantage of the Market

The Market service is a convenient site for buying and selling applications for the MetaTrader 5 terminal. Buyers can be assured that the purchased software does not contain malicious code, and demo versions of programs provide an opportunity to test their functionality.

For developers, this is an excellent opportunity to earn — after each purchase the seller receives money through the MQL5.community payment system. The seller can also access the statistics on the number of purchases and downloads of demo versions of the products. All MQL5 programs purchased through the Market are protected from unauthorized use.

If you have a potentially successful commercial application for the MetaTrader 5 users, post it in the Market. A huge army of traders in the market of applications for MetaTrader 5 is waiting just for you!

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