The internet and the computer. Quickly evolving to being smarter and faster then most can fathom. This is great in a lot of ways and bad in others. The one reason a computer will never replace a human being is that it can’t make discernment and judgement calls like a human can. It can’t feel and reason like one would want. There really is only black and white. Life is more then black and white. Being in the computer industry I am seeing this more and more.
Take youtube for example. The true king of video really. Google owned now and doing their best to keep spam at bay which I don’t blame them. The problem is that they set programs to block spam and any spam like activity, but there are a lot of people “playing by the rules” and getting blocked when they have no intentions of spamming whatsoever. Let me go deeper so you can understand what I am talking about here. If you google “blocked youtube accounts” you will see a plethora of people who unjustly got their youtube accounts blocked playing by the rules because some new program determined that they could be spamming. Now I realize that some of these cases could be legit, but personally getting a large youtube account of my own shut down for no good reason, I can say that not all are spam. The problem is deeper then it looks. Let me describe this from a SEO point of view.
Lets say I have your typical website I am building, Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, youtube, and google plus all linked. My site has been up for 5 months or longer and I am slowly linking to various things that are in my niche (directories, search engines, social signals, etc.) and really building good solid trust. There is an SEO metric called “trust flow”. This is a gauge that builds when you build your site correctly and not spammy (You can go to Majestic.com to see what your trust flow is). Lets say I have built this long and hard to a level of 30 (pretty high). Out of the blue, youtube gets some weird Idea my account is possibly spammy and shuts me down because I logged into my account from a different computer. (real story). My trust metric drops to a 15 or worse because of this. This literally drops a websites ranking! Now at this point it doesn’t even matter if I get my youtube account re-instated, that trust will not go back up with it. It will sit for at least a month in limbo before it even starts to go back up. This really means 5 months of work cut in half at best. Now some of you may be saying,”well, at least it was only half!” Let me explain what “half is” when you are ranked number 1 for a search term on google.
Here is a chart of percentage clicks based on ranking for google:
Now if you see the numbers, they can be staggering of the difference from #3 on down. If you take a trust flow hit like I am talking about, you will likely drop 10 spots minimum. If I am ranked #1, that puts me at #11. If you do the math, that is a drop of 30.95X. Lets just call it 30. Basically if you multiple the traffic from spot 11 which is 1.11% X30.95= 34.3545. This equates into me loosing just under 97% of my pervious traffic! All from a stupid new algorithm that detected something that wasn’t true or real. This is nuts. No one wrote and warned me or questioned any activity, just boom, cut off. I have since proven that the claims were false, but the damage is done. Do they care, nope. I realize it is a free service, so I can’t say much, but I would gladly pay if it gave me added protection from this kind of crap. I will get back to the #1 spot, but it is frustrating as it was just a computer determining if it was black or white.
What people should take away from this as I know a lot of you have very large youtube accounts where you make a fairly decent living from. Please don’t put all of your eggs in one basket! Keep a perspective as you are riding a free service and the ride could stop at any moment. I have seen it many times now both personally and professionally. Things won’t get easier in the future either. The more programs that come out, the more thin ice we all skate on. Kind of like life if you look around, the more laws and law suites that go on, the less freedom and limits we have at a lot of things. It is really becoming a fear based mentality in the world. As much as I would like to write about that here, I will save that for another blog.
Part of writing this was to vent a little. The other was to share a story so that you may be a little more informed so you can be prepared. You don’t want to loose 97% of your income in a matter of minutes. Just protect yourself and put eggs everywhere and not just in one basket.
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So without winding this out too far, lets get started with the meat of todays topics in the online world, or, at least our online world. Search Engine optimization. We have so much to say and cover. from good to bad and everything in-between. How you can make money with it and how you cast lose a ton of money without it. Don’t miss this article as it will be right up next so stay tuned…
Tetris Movie Trailer and Review
Ok, we are all about anything nerdy and internet related. This definitely includes the 2015 classic Tetris world championships.
Let us back up a bit and explain where this all started. In 2010 Director adam Cornelious and 3rd place competitor in the 1990 nintendo world championships Robin Mehara decided to set out on a journey to find out who is the best tetris player in the world for classic nes tetris. Previously there had not been any competition to determine one. There were champions for games accross the board including Donkey Kong, super mario bros, pacman, asteroids, all kinds of games. But none for tetris. This is a game that more then 10 million people have downloaded onto their phone! It is safe to assume that most of us have played tetris in one for or the other. This thought prompted adam and robin to seek out the best and film the experience which turned into the Tetris movie or “Ecstasy Of Order”. Robin played a large role in finding past competitors in the nintendo world championship to come and compete. Tracking down the best, was no easy task as some had not been heard from in over 20 years. They traveled across the US to find the best of the best and interview them as well as invite them to the first Tetris World Championships. The second place the looked for players were the Twin Galaxies current record holders for classic NES Tetris. You would imagine this is a great starting point. Just about every record holder agreed to come to the first competition in Los Angeles Ca. Trying to round up 10-20 of the best in the world is not as easy as one would think. Amazingly enough, most everyone came.
The event got the blessing and support from Blue Planet (current owner of “Tetris”) and worked out pretty well in the end (Im not going to tell you everything). Unknown players emerged in the process and plenty of excitement and drama were caught in the film. If for nothing more, you got a great education on what playing Tetris daily can do for you to help with brain stimulation.
I wasn’t sure what to think going into watching the Tetris Movie other then maybe just another King Of Kong, but I was pleasantly surprised as it took a little different path then K of K. I’m glad that it did as originality is great these days.
This movie became a cult classic and spurred on a yearly Tetris World Championships which bounced around a bit till it found it’s home and the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in Oregon. Every year around October all the best players gather including a lot of new blood and compete for the cash and title.
Records in classic Tetris have been smashed across the board since the release of the movie. People who have never played the game are now masters at it. Even I have started to play it more and am improving rapidly. The hand eye coordination the old video games systems demand you to learn is so valuable in everyday life. Talk about keeping the motor skills working! Practice this game on level 19 everyday, you can’t help but get quick at reaction times and processing information quickly.
This movies really left me feeling good after and seeing what has become of it is amazing! I’m going to put the trailer clip below so you can check it out for yourself. Go click on their socials and see who the current champions are and what kind of scores they are setting. I was excited to write about something as fun as this and I hope you enjoy not only this article, but the trailer. Leave them some good feedback and be sure to comment below.
Bob Proctor And The Razor’s Edge – Law Of Attraction
The Razor’s Edge
In Bob Proctor’s Six Minutes To Success, he talks about a concept called The Razors Edge. This concept has most likely been around since the beginning of time, but it was made popular – under a different name – in Napoleon Hills groundbreaking masterwork Think and Grow Rich. The principals states that the majority of people attempting to accomplish a goal are literally just inches away from completing it. The average person is programmed to quit right before the finish line. This brief analysis will attempt to flush this out in detail.
I was first introduced to these concepts by Bob Proctor and have been studying them religiously every since. When you always seem to fail these ideas can seem very foreign and – for lack of better words – full of shit. When one begins to apply these powerful concepts into their mind you can start to see results immediately. One of the main things I would notice is the use of limiting language in my speech. I have now made the conscious effect to eliminate all phrases that don’t serve my goal of being successful. When I head to work for the day I don’t “try to make money” instead I “make money.” Or when I talk about my company I don’t say that “I will try to make it successful” instead I say “my company is successful.” The concept of programming your brain first to help you achieve the results your want in your life is the key. This is primarily called the Law of Attraction, but is also referred to the Law of Vibration. The key concept here is that nothing stands still, everything is constantly in motion. Therefore, the vibration you are in effects everything around you and what you attract into your life. Now lets bring this concept back to The Razors Edge concept we initially started with.
As Bob Proctor says, “You are just one inch away from beauty and success in your life”. It’s true, we are all very close to achieving the life we have always wanted. Sometimes though that last inch or two turns into a wall that’s very hard to break through. I know from personal experience that a lot of people out there have pushed hard for a goal, only to fail time and time again. This is the most critical time in the process because the failure will stop 99% of people from pursuing their dreams. The winners know that when they reach that final resistance, they have reached the razors edge. That’s when you know it’s time to push even harder until you break through. What is it going to take to get you to blast through the resistance in your life? Maybe you need to get up an hour earlier, maybe you need to give something up, or maybe you just need to believe in yourself. The fact of the matter is that you made your mind up to achieve a certain result and now is the time to take it! Double down on your dreams, redouble your efforts, and hit the barbwire until you accomplish your dreams. If you would like to learn some of Bob Proctor’s teachings, there is a free success coaching e-course that you can sign up for today for free.
The name of the game in business is cash flow. Everyone’s looking for cash flow and that’s why people start companies. The best way to get cash flow is either your own business or real estate investments. Both can be set up for passive income but I feel real estate is the easiest to automate. A small business can be automated but it’s a lot harder because you have to rely on a large group of employees. Most business’s rely on their website or online listing to reach new customers and make more profit. This means that almost all business people can benefit from search engine optimization.
If your not currently an SEO expert or haven’t hired one then your giving your competition an advantage. The reality of the current situation is it’s impossible to compete with a good seo company. Small business owners don’t have the skill set to do the current level of optimization required to compete. The hard part about hiring an seo company how do you know who to trust? The danger of search optimization is that if you don’t know what your doing you can actually screw up people’s website. I have seen companies totally destroy domain names and actually get them banned on Google. In the early 90’s when the internet was first starting out my family had an e-commerce website. There was a local company that had great results by hiring a firm who specialized in getting your website ranked #1 in Google. They hired this firm and actually were ranking on the top and still do to this day. After seeing these results we hired the guy to do search optimization for our small e-commerce website. He told us what he was going to do which was the exact same thing he did before that worked really well. The basic idea at the time was to make your site look bigger then it was by adding forums, fake posts, blogs, and lots of other content. The problem was that Google had done an update since then and had decided forums without active posters meant this was a spam site. Basically the site ranked well for a few days and then instantly all the rankings fell off. Upon further research we figured out that our page had been banned from Google and delisted. At this time this was suicide for our company because we couldn’t even be found unless someone typed in our exact domain name. The point of telling this story is to illustrate the danger of hiring a poor search engine marketing company. It’s imperative that if you decide to seek professional help you choose the right firm. So how do you know who provides the best SEO services? The first step is to start Googling companies and see who comes up in the top for certain terms. The other option is to talk to business owners who have had success and have them recommend the person who did the work. I recently had a great experience with Oregon Web Solutions Portland SEO Company. I created a Mac Computer site that I planned to add content too and making profits on the back end by putting ads in the side bar. The idea behind it was to add great and relevant information about internet subjects and build up a fan base. Then charge companies to put their advertisements on my page and occasionally do product reviews for extra revenue. The problem I was having though is nobody could find my page. If your not ranking in the big search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo how can anyone find you? At the time I didn’t have the money to pay for a big ad campaign that may or may not work. I decided to hire professionals and i’m happy I did. They were able to take my new site from page 4 to page 1 in about 60 days. Once I was on the first page I watched my rankings steadily improve until I finally reached my goal of in the top 3 positions for my desired keyword. Before I go any further it’s important I mention the down side of search engine optimization.
The first being that it does have some risk to it. Whenever you changing or adding things to a website there’s always a chance you could be banned or delisted. The other downside is that it can be very expensive especially if you go with a good firm. The upside is that a good firm can usually pay for themselves by the revenue you will receive on the back end. Those returns can usually come pretty quickly if you already have a good business model. Ranking in Google basically is like opening a business in a good location where customers will readily walk in the front door. Once customers start coming in the door because you are in the right spot you can spend less on advertising because seo is basically free advertising. When your on the front page of Google you don’t need to spend money on AdWords, banner ads, or pay per click campaigns because you have organically placed yourself where customers will find you. In conclusion, the best money you will spend on your business is on advertising. The best advertising money you can spend is to get your website ranking organically in google so you can have a steady stream of cash flow and customers for the foreseeable future. If you want more information on my favorite search engine marketing company check out the Oregon Web Solutions SEO Facebook.
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