Saying Goodbye To Google

It’s Goodbye To Google

by Harvey Segal

You read that right.

I’ve told Google to push off.

Stop spidering me.

I no longer want my online business to depend on its ever
changing whims as to what makes a good or bad ranking.

I don’t want to spend time collecting thousands of
backward links then find that they are probably worthless
because the anchor text does not contain a suitable
keyword, or the site does not have sufficient page rank,
or whatever the latest algorithm is.

I don’t want to buy expensive cloaking tools and run the
risk of penalization.

I don’t want to be bothered about whether a domain has a
static or dynamic IP address or have to use different
hosts to make a network of minisites.

What’s that you say ?

You don’t need fancy tricks – just
provide good relevant content.

My answer ?

Nonsense.

I have a huge content site devoted solely to ClickBank,
the only one of its kind.

If you wanted to find the most relevant content for a
search on the keyword ‘ClickBank’ don’t you think that
would be at the top ?

Well Google used to agree with you.

It was ranked number 2, with only ClickBank.com itself at
number one.

Today it is ranked … wait for it … number 426.

It is beaten out of sight by sites which have nothing to
do with ClickBank but happen to mention that keyword once.

I asked a search engine expert about this and he suggested
that it was due to keyword density, in other words too
many mentions of the word ClickBank.

Well that has to be the case – the site is after all a
‘Complete Guide to ClickBank’

His advice —

Try replacing the word ClickBank occasionally
(e.g. use ‘CB’.)

No way.

That was the last straw and became the inspiration for me
to develop a revolutionary approach to getting traffic.

It led to me being called ‘The Guru who said goodbye to
Google’ in the marketing forums.

And this new approach ?

It uses some of the fundamental pillars of Internet
marketing that you already know – techniques which will
never become obsolete.

But they are combined together in a new way and with a
viral twist that you won’t have seen before.

It includes giving out free information in a certain way
and I show you how exactly in my book — The Ultimate
SuperTip.

And just to illustrate the principle:  the book is FREE
and you can reproduce this article and change the URL to
point to your own rebranded version.


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Bizarre Strange & Unusual Phobias

On a previous post I focused predominately on the more common fears that many people have in general. Now I wanted to highlight the more uncommon, most unusual, bizarre, strange and downright weird phobias that afflict a number of people.

Some of the information presented here will repeat what I originally stated in a previous post a few months back that you will find here >> What Really Scares People: Top 10 Fears

Instead of an evolutionary or culture-led phobia, there may be a separate explanation for weird or strange phobias, such as the fear of cheese. This group of phobias may be linked to deep-seated psychological trauma. For whatever reason, that inanimate object or non-threatening situation has become the focus of the fear, and acts as a trigger for stored feelings of anxiety.

The common “specific phobias” – such as the fear of spiders, or snakes, or being struck by lightning – are all understandable… at least on some level. We may not fully understand the extreme fear response some people give them but somewhere in there is a threat to survival.

Below you will find a list of uncommon – and in some cases – bizarre phobias – which really do prove utterly terrifying and disgusting to a small part of the general population.

  • Ablutophobia – the obsessional fear of bathing
  • Adipophobia – the fear of appearing too fat
  • Agyrophobia – the fear of crossing roads
  • Ambulophobia – the fear of walking
  • Anablephobia – the fear of looking up
  • Androphobia – the fear of men
  • Anthophobia – the fear of flowers
  • Arachibutyrophobia – the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth
  • Aulophobia – the fear of flutes
  • Barophobia – the fear of gravity
  • Cataptrophobia – the fear of mirrors
  • Chionophobia – the fear of snow
  • Chorophobia – the fear of dancing
  • Chromatophobia – the fear of colors
  • Chronomentrophobia – the fear of time
  • Cnidophobia – the fear of string
  • Cyberphobia – the fear of working with computers
  • Decidophobia – the fear of making decisions
  • Ephebiphobia the fear of teenagers
  • Ergophobia – the fear of work, finding work or functioning at work
  • Erotophobia – the fear of sex or talking about sex
  • Gelotophobia – the obsessional fear of being laughed at
  • Genuphobia – the fear of knees
  • Geumapobia – the fear of taste
  • Gerontophobia – the fear of growing old or fear of the elderly
  • Gymnophobia – the fear of being seen naked or seeing others naked
  • Gynophobia – the fear of women
  • Haptephobia – the fear of being touched
  • Heliophobia – the fear of sunlight
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – the fear of long words 😛 Really!
  • Hypnophobia – the fear of sleep
  • Kyphophobia – the fear of stooping
  • Levophobia – the fear of objects to the left
  • Megalophobia – the fear of large or oversized objects
  • Metrophobia – the fear of poetry
  • Mnemophobia – the fear of memories
  • Nomophobia the fear of being out of cellular/mobile phone contact
  • Octophobia – the fear of the figure eight
  • Ommetaphobia – the fear of eyes
  • Osmophobia – the fear of smells
  • Optophobia – the fear of opening one’s eyes
  • Papaphobia – the fear of the Pope
  • Peladophobia – the fear of bald people
  • Phagophobia the fear of swallowing
  • Phobophobia – the fear of having a phobia
  • Scopophobia the fear of being looked at
  • Scuirophobia – the fear of squirrels
  • Siderophobia – the fear of stars
  • Somniphobia – the fear of sleep
  • Spectrophobia the fear of mirrors
  • Trichophobia the fear of loose hairs
  • Triskaidekaphobia the fear of the number 13
  • Xenophobia – the fear of strangers, foreigners or aliens

A Final Thought

And finally, spare a thought for those very select poor folks who suffer from Panophobia – which translates to those  who are perpetually and continuously afraid of EVERYTHING…..

Find The Hidden Images

What you originally see at first glance is not necessarily all there is to a picture — Sometimes there’s a lot more to see if you only take the time to examine them more carefully. So — with that thought in mind, take a good first or second look at the following images and discover what there really is — hidden deep within.

Enjoy & Good Luck 😛

Can You Find The Hidden Images In These Pictures?

“The Heart of The Matter” — Can you find 7 disguised heart-shaped objects in this drawing?

“Discovery Paradise” — Several animals and faces lie hidden throughout this incredible landscape — How many can you find and identify?

“Wolf Mountain” — In this dramatic scene, can you find 15 wolves?

“Ocean Rose” — Can you find the dolphin hidden within this rose?

“Purple Mountain” — Can you find and identify the various animals within this work of art?

“Horse Canyon” — In this beautiful work of art can you find all 14 horses?

“Deer Winter” — Can you locate all 11 deer hidden within this work of art?

“Dolphin Cove” — Swimming or hiding within this picture are 7 dophins — Can you find them all?

“The Puzzled Fox” — Hidden within this forest scene are several different spieces of animals — How many can you find and identify?

“Sounds of Music” — There is more music here than meets the eye. The statue on the left of this painting is obvious. But there is also another person playing music. Where is he, and what musical instrument is he playing ?

“Swan Lake” — In this tranquil setting of Swan Lake, there is actually music playing. Can you find all the members of the orchestra performing with their instruments?

“Serene Lake” — In this reflective and peaceful lake there are a couple of hidden people – Can you find them both?

Can you locate the hidden baby image within this picture of a young couple thinking what the future may hold?

“Dream Baby” — Can you find the hidden image of a baby within this picture of a young couple dreaming about what the future may bring?

“Facing The Deep” — Lots of scuba divers pictured here — some obvious — some not — Can you find the facial images of two of the divers within the depths of this photo?

“The Hidden Tiger” – Can you find the hidden tiger in this pic? This one may elude you if you don’t look carefully

“The Atlas Cow” — Can you find anything peculiar about this bovine?

“Animal Falls” — There are 15 animals hidden in this drawing – Can you find a deer, buffalo, possum, ape, fox, horse, dog, wolf, bear, eagle, turkey, bobcat, dinosaur, lamb, and raccoon?

“Face In A Beanstack” — Can you find the hidden human face in this pile of beans? — Time yourself — See if you can find it in under 10 seconds

“Dueling Images” — Look closely and you’ll find three impressive things about this drawing. On the left you see a hand that’s holding the page on which it’s drawn. At first glance it looks as if there is also a hand on the right, but when you look closer it’s a ballerina. Lastly, the legs of the ballerina are actually behind the page to give you the impression she is wearing the page as a skirt.

“Beach Party” — This one is from an actual ad campaign — It’s just for fun and makes you look twice! — There’s a lot happening here in this beach party scene — Lots of “suggestive” poses but if you look carefully enough, you’ll find that it’s perfectly innocent. Can you find all the precarious situations?

Sarcastic Burglar

Late one evening, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty. Tiptoeing through the living room he suddenly froze when he heard a loud voice say: “Jesus is watching you!”

Silence returned to the house once more, so the burglar crept forward again.

“Jesus is watching you,” the voice boomed again.

The burglar stopped dead in his tracks — startled and frightened — Frantically, he looked all around. Then in a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage — and in the cage happened to be a parrot.

He asked the parrot: “Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?”

“Yes”, said the parrot.

The burglar breathed a sigh of relief and asked the parrot, “What’s your name?”

“Clarence,” replied the bird.

“Well that’s a dumb name for a parrot,” sneered the burglar.

“What kind of idiot named you Clarence?”

The parrot answered, “Same idiot who named the Rottweiller Jesus.”

Songs For Easter

While there are plenty of songs ideally suited for Easter Mass and Easter Services at churches across the land, there are in reality, much fewer songs, other than young children’s music that relate to Easter in a non-religious format. For many Easter is a very spiritual time of year as it reflects the foundations that Christian religions are based on or the roots of many religious beliefs.

As always I try to focus on songs with Easter in the title, but this time, that list can be counted on both hands, as far as I’m aware of anyways. Your input would be very helpful in this matter if you’re aware of any I left out — with Easter — or a word that reflects Easter in the title.

The first section here reflects on those songs with Easter in the title as where the second section includes a sampling of the many Christian songs out there that are showcased in churches during Holy Week.

Songs With Easter In The Title

  1. Easter – The Prize Fighter Inferno
  2. Easter? – Jefferson Airplane
  3. Easter Parade – Bing Crosby, Judy Garland
  4. Easter Sunday – China Forbes
  5. East Nashville Easter – Yonder Mountain String Band
  6. Here Comes Peter Cottontail – Gene Autry
  7. On Easter Morning – GW Williams
  8. The Night Before Easter – The Gaithers
  9. Watermelon In Easter Hay – Frank Zappa

A Selection of Christian Songs For Easter

  1. Above All
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Because He Lives
  4. Christ Arose
  5. Christ Is Risen Hallelujah!
  6. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
  7. He’s Alive
  8. He Arose
  9. He’s Risen
  10. How Great Is Our God
  11. How Great Thou Art
  12. I Believe In A Hill Called Mount Calvary
  13. In Christ Alone
  14. Marvelous Light
  15. Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
  16. My Redeemer Lives
  17. My Savior, My God
  18. Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins Singers
  19. On Easter Morning – GW Williams
  20. On The Third Day
  21. The Night Before Easter – The Gaithers
  22. The Old Rugged Cross
  23. The Resurrection Song
  24. Thief – Third Day
  25. Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) – Johnny Cash (personal favorite)

There are probably many more that can be added to this list — according to your personal preference as well as religious affiliation, but I simply wanted to give a sampling. As far as listing singers of these, I really have no clue on most of them as many were/are performed by choirs and independent artists.

Brand Names That We Call Generic Products

How many products can you think just off the top of your head that have become widely known by their generic names?

There is an actual term for this — It’s known as “Genericide”. This is the term used when a product name becomes a generic name for the item. Check out the examples a little further down the page. Some items that fall into that category include baby oil, bandages, zippers, trampolines, thermos, cellophane, escalator and dry ice.

The “trademarks” in the list below are still legally protected as such but are often times commonly used by consumers in reference to an item in general or in a generic sense. As a rule, these names are still widely known by the public at large as “brand names”. The competition, however, knows better than to use them.

We’re not really supposed to say “kleenex” when we want “tissue,” but some of us still do. Another example is Scotch tape when referring to generic tape — Another is Xerox when we mean photocopy.

Here’s a list of several more examples:

  • “AstroTurf” when we mean artificial turf
  • “Band-Aid” when we mean adhesive bandage
  • “Bondo” when we mean auto body filler
  • “Brillo Pad” (or “SOS Pad”) when referring to any type of scouring pad made with steel wool embedded with soap
  • “Bubble Wrap” when we mean inflated cushioning
  • “ChapStick” when we mean lip balm
  • “Clearasil” when we refer to an acne medication for the face  and skin care
  • “Clorox” when referring to any bleach
  • “Coke” when referring to any soft drink or soda pop in general
  • “Crayola” when we mean crayons
  • “Crazy Glue” when referring to any type of fast-acting or instant glue
  • “Crock-Pot” when we mean slow cooker
  • “Cuisinart” when we mean food processor
  • “Dictaphone” when we mean dictation machine
  • “Discman” when we mean portable personal CD player
  • “Dust Off” when we mean canned air spray or compressed air used as a dust cleaner for keyboards and electronic items
  • “Elmer’s” when referring to any type of adhesive glue
  • “Formica” when we mean plastic or wood laminate
  • “Frigidaire” when we mean refrigerator
  • “Frisbee” when we mean flying disc
  • “Glad Wrap” or “Handy Wrap” or “Saran Wrap” when we mean plastic wrap cling film
  • “Google” when we mean looking up something in a search engine
  • “Hacky Sack” when we mean footbag
  • “Hoover” when we mean vacuum cleaner
  • “Hersheys” (or “Nestle Quick” or “Carnation”) when we mean chocolate syrup
  • “Hula Hoop” when we mean toy hoop ring
  • “iPod” when referring to any type of personal portable media player
  • “Jacuzzi” when referring to any hot tub or whirlpool bath
  • “Jeep” when referring to any compact sport utility vehicle
  • “Jell-O” when we mean gelatin dessert
  • “Jet Ski” when referring to any stand-up personal watercraft
  • “JumboTron” when referring to any large screen television
  • “Kleenex” when we mean facial tissue
  • “Kool-Aid” when we mean cold sweetened flavored drink
  • “Kotex” when we mean tampons or soft feminine hygiene pads.
  • “LazyBoy” when we mean recliner
  • “Levis” when referring to denim jeans
  • “Matchbox” or “Hot Wheels” when referring to any die cast toy cars
  • “Nintendo” when referring to any older video game console or system
  • “NOS” (“Nitrous Oxcide Systems”) when referring to any nitrous systems
  • “Onesies” when we mean an infant bodysuit
  • “Otter Pops” when we mean ice pop or any plastic tube-filled-frozen-snack with flavored sugary liquid
  • “Pam” when we mean a cooking spray to keep the frying pan or similar pot from having food stick to it.
  • “Pampers” when we mean diapers.
  • “Photoshop” when we mean photo manipulation
  • “Ping Pong” when we mean table tennis
  • “Play-Doh” when referring to a modeling compound clay for children
  • “Pledge” when we mean furniture spray
  • “Polaroid” when we mean instant photograph or instant camera
  • “Popsicle” when we mean an ice pop or any frozen confectionary treat on a stick
  • “Porta-Potty” when referring to a portable self-contained outhouse
  • “Post-its” when we mean sticky notes
  • “PowerPoint” when we mean electronic presentation
  • “Q-tips” when we mean cotton swabs
  • “Rollerblade” when referring to inline skates
  • “Scotch Tape” when we mean clear adhesive tape
  • “Sea-Doo” when we mean sit-down personal watercraft
  • “Semtex” when we mean plastic explosive
  • “Sharpie” when we mean permanent marker
  • “Ski-Doo” when we mean snowmobile
  • “Scott Towels” (or maybe “Bounty”) when we mean paper towels
  • “Speedo” when we mean skin-tight swim briefs
  • “Stanley Knife” when we mean utility knife
  • “Styrofoam” when we are referring to extruded polystyrene foam
  • “Super Heroes” when we mean superhero (“Super Heroes” is co-owned and trademarked by Marvel & DC Comics)
  • “Tampex” when referring to tampons
  • “Tarmac” when referring to asphalt road surface
  • “Taser” when we mean electroshock weapon
  • “Teflon” when we mean a type of cookware for the stove with a protective coating on the inside to keep food from sticking to it.
  • “Tonka” when referring to any type of kid’s toy trucks
  • “Trojans” when referring to condoms
  • “Tupperware” when referring to any type of modular food storage containers
  • “Tylenol” when we referring to any over-the-counter pain reliever/fever reducer
  • “Vaseline” when we mean petroleum jelly
  • “Velcro” when referring to any hook-and-loop fastener
  • “Walkie-Talkie” when referring to any portable handheld radio or two-way radio transceiver
  • “Walkman” when we mean portable personal stereo player
  • “WaveRunner” when referring to any personal watercraft
  • “Wet Naps” or “Handi-Wipes” when referring to a moist towelette or wet wipe
  • “Windex” when referring to any glass and/or hard surface cleaner
  • “Winnebago” when referring to any Class A Recreational Vehicle or motorhome
  • “Wite-Out” when we mean correction fluid
  • “X-Acto Knife” when referring to a precise cutting utility knife
  • “Xerox” when we mean photocopier or to make a photocopy
  • “Zig Zag” when referring to any rolling papers used for marijuana or tobacco
  • “Ziplock Bags” when referring to any type of reusable, re-sealable zipper type storage bags
  • “Zippo” when referring to refillable lighters

 

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Below are a few examples of trademarks that have lost their legal protection — at least in the United States:

  • “Aspirin” — originally a trademark of Bayer AG
  • “Cellophane” — originally a trademark of DuPont
  • “Dry Ice” — originally a trademark by Dry Ice Corporation of America
  • “Escalator” — originally a trademark of the Otis Elevator Company
  • “Kerosene” — originally trademarked by Abraham Gesner
  • “Mimeograph” — originally trademarked by Albert Dick
  • “Thermos” — originally a trademark of Thermos GmbH
  • “Touch-Tone” — originally a trademark of AT&T
  • “Trampoline” — originally trademarked by George Nissen
  • “Videotape” — originally a trademark of Ampex Corporation
  • “Yo-Yo” — originally a trademark of Duncan Yo-Yo Company
  • “Zipper” — originally a trademark of B.F. Goodrich

While linoleum, coined by its inventor and patent holder Frederick Walton, is the first product ruled by a court as generic, it was never trademarked.

Are there any others that you can think of that apply to this subject?


Famous Movie Quotes We’ve Often Repeated

It’s interesting to think about how much of an affect or influence the “big screen” has been in our lives from childhood well into our adult years — and not just on action scenes — but we’ve listened intently to conversations between characters in movies and find ourselves consciously or subconsciously picking up on quotes, sometimes serious, often amusing, but the lines stick in our heads long after we leave the theater or turn off the television. They’ve basically become part of our “pop culture” terminology that we often use, when the situation is just right. Scan the list and see just how many of these you remember — and then how many of them you’ve repeated to your family, friends, work associates, or people you come across in your day-to-day activities.

So — with all that said —behold the list of the most endearing of those quotes:

  • “May the Force be with you.” — Star Wars (1977)
  • “There’s no place like home.” — The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” — Network (1976)
  • “Houston, we have a problem.” — Apollo 13 (1995)
  • “To Infinity and beyond!” — Toy Story (1995)
  • “Elementary, my dear Watson.” — The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  • “You had me at ‘hello'” — Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • “I’m the king of the world.” — Titanic (1997)
  • “I’ll be back.” — The Terminator (1984)
  • “E.T. phone home.” — E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982)
  • “Bond. James Bond.” — Dr. No (1962)
  • “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” — Gone With The Wind (1939)
  • “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” — The Godfather (1972)
  • “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” — The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” — Dirty Harry (1971)
  • “Hasta la vista, baby.” — Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • “Here’s looking at you, kid.” — Casablanca (1942)
  • “Go ahead, make my day” — Sudden Impact (1983)
  • “You talkin’ to me?” — Taxi Driver (1976)
  • “Show me the money!” — Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • “If you build it, he will come.” — Field of Dreams (1989)
  • “Here’s Johnny!” — The Shining (1980)
  • “They’re here!” — Poltergeist (1982)
  • “Is it safe?” — Marathon Man (1976)
  • “Game over, man! Game Over!” — Aliens (1986)
  • “It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.” — Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981)
  • “I’ll have what she’s having.” — When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” — The Godfather – Part II (1974)
  • “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” — Forrest Gump (1994)
  • “Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!” — The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948)
  • “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” — Sons of The Desert (1933)
  • “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” — All About Eve (1950)
  • “It’s alive! It’s alive!” — Frankenstein (1931)
  • “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. — Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • “Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!” — Planet of The Apes (1968)
  • “I love the smell of napalm in the morning!” — Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” — Love Story (1970)
  • “We all go a little mad sometimes” — Psycho (1960)
  • “The stuff that dreams are made of. — The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • “Say ‘hello’ to my little friend!” — Scarface (1983)
  • “What a dump.” — Beyond The Forest (1949)
  • “Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?” — She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  • “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” — Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • “You can’t handle the truth!” — A Few Good Men (1992)
  • “I see dead people.” — The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • “Well, nobody’s perfect.” — Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” — The Shining (1980)
  • “Hello gorgeous.” — Funny Girl (1968)
  • “Toga! Toga!” — National Lampoon’s Animal House (1968)
  • “After all, tomorrow is another day!” — Gone With The Wind (1939)
  • “Round up the usual suspects.” — Casablanca (1942)
  • “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” — The Pride of The Yankees (1942)
  • “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.” — Animal Crackers (1930)
  • “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” — Wall Street (1987)
  • “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” — The Jazz Singer (1927)
  • Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious!” Rumack: “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.” — Airplane (1980)
  • “My precious.” — Lord of The Rings:  Two Towers (2002)
  • “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” — Goldfinger (1964)
  • “Nobody puts ‘Baby’ in a corner.” — Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • “Who’s on First?” — The Naughty Nineties (1945)
  • “I feel the need—the need for speed!” — Top Gun (1986)
  • “Snap out of it!” — Moonstruck (1987)
  • “My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.” — Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)