SEO is Still a Fool’s Game

I was asked to do a presentation for the North Texas PC Users Group, which I did yesterday (Saturday October 22nd, 2016). I had spoken there about SEO a couple of years ago, and there was a recent major course change at Google with respect to backlinking, namely, they decided (about 3 years late) to Read more [...]
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Hiring a Virtual Assitant

I was invited to do another remote presentation to the North Texas PC Users Group (I'm still a member, even though I have moved to Oklahoma), this time on my experience with hiring a GVA, or general virtual assistant. So I arranged with one of the members there to connect using Zoom (Zoom for #teleconferencing, Read more [...]
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Securing WordPress

I have written about various ways to help secure your website before. Backup of your site is probably the most important of all the things you can do to protect your site.  But there are some things you can do to make it more difficult for hackers (especially "script kiddies") to damage or hijack your Read more [...]
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LPT is OPEN Again — for a Short Time

I just found out today that Sarah Staar's Licensed Partner Team is open again for a short time. She announced it this afternoon on a webinar call. LPT is one of the few programs that I have personally made money on, and I recommend that you go check it out before it's closed again. The current Read more [...]
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Project HoneyPot

Back when I started this blog, one of the things I did was to set up a honeypot from Project HoneyPot. Today, I got some news that cheered me up substantially. Regardless of how the rest of your day goes, here's something to be happy about -- today a honey pot you installed successfully identified Read more [...]
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The Pile-On Effect

I mentioned Lancaster's Law a couple of times before. I found it in his book, The Incredible Secret Money Machine, which was written about 40 years ago. The original book is now out of print, but there is an 'updated' (but not really up-to-date) paperback version available on Amazon for around $6-8 Read more [...]
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Sarah Staar’s Licensed Partner Team

UPDATE: LPT opened up on April 28th for a short time. One of the Big Names in Internet marketing that I have followed for some time now is Sarah Staar. I have written about her in the past. For a long time, her main source of income was affiliate marketing. Actually, it still is a major part of Read more [...]
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How to Get Sued for Using an Image You Found Online

There are lots of places on the Internet where you can get images. But if you aren't careful (or you just don't know what you are doing), you can wind up in serious (and expensive) legal trouble for improperly using an image. You figure you are entitled to take an image from Pinterest, and use it Read more [...]
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How Much Does FREE Cost?

About 5 decades ago, Robert A. Heinlein popularized the term TANSTAAFL in his book, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which I read back when I was in high school (and the book had been recently published). It is my 2nd favorite Heinlein book, just behind Stranger in a Strange Land, which also became a SciFi Read more [...]
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To Backlink or Not to Backlink, That is the Question…

There is some controversy about backlinking for SEO purposes. Google doesn't like "artificial" (read: paid) backlinks, and will even penalize a site for having lots of backlinks from "bad neighborhoods" or from other sites that you control. OTOH, if you don't do some backlinking, the search engines Read more [...]
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