Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Personal Skype ID and How Unprofessional It Looks

My Personal Skype ID and How Unprofessional It Looks

Sometime's my clients ask me for my personal skype ID. The thing is, I never noticed how unprofessional it may look to my clients.

My personal skype ID nanakuliboy was created awhile back and it wasn't meant for business at the time.

Today I was thinking about it and thought what it would be like if I was the client and seen a skype ID "nanakuliboy"

I'd be curious and google it. First of all, I wouldn't know what nanakuli is so that would spark curiosity. So I did what any normal person would do... I googled "nanakuli boy" and here are the results.


First off, those social network pages are not mine!
Second, who uses myspace?!

All jokes aside, I really feel it is time to get a new skype ID. Something that is brandable and something that presents myself as a professional.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oahu Overpopulated

Oahu Overpopulated


So today is one of those days...you know...those days when everything just seems to go wrong and it's out of your control.

Well my update today will not have anything to do with internet marketing but rather the living conditions here in hawaii.

As you all know I'm born and raised here in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I grew up in a small town called Nanakuli and later moved to Waianae.

Anyway, I am so fed up with the living conditions here. I am ready to move. I was curious and did a search on google for "oahu overpopulated" and came across a post via yahoo answers.

The post pretty much sums it up in a nutshell.

Ironically it was posted in yahoo.ca which is the extension for Canada and basically the place I want to be able to move to in the near future.

Here is the post:
http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100624153024AAPDasK

I am sick of the over priced items here. Since everything needs to be shipped down to hawaii everything needs to get marked up on price. The over priced items here make it hard to live comfortably.

Also I am sick of the crazy impatient idiot drivers here. On top of that it's so crowded if you have a 9-5 job. 2 hours of that time is spent sitting in traffic. From your daily commute to work and back. If there is an accident then it's usually longer...

I know a lot of people might get offended by my post but I really don't care. This is my own personal opinion   on living here in Oahu.

Some might argue it's the price to pay to live in paradise...but seriously...the homes where I live are already reaching 500k which is HALF A MILLION DOLLARS! and this area is no where near paradise. It's a damn ghetto.

For 500k I could buy a house in the mainland with a swimming pool, secluded with no noisy irritating neighbors and with marble tile flooring and chandeliers...

I guess what makes it overpopulated is when tourist come here to visit, falls in love with their 1 week stay then decides to move here and realizes that it is not a great place to live. During this time they are stuck here and forcing more local people out because of the overpopulation.

I guess I am one of those hawaii locals that simply can't stand it any longer. With more and more people from the mainland moving down here it is pushing more and more local people to move to the mainland!

Isn't it ironic how this world works?

On top of that the service we get here pretty much sucks, hard to get a good internet connection and if you want something decent be prepared to dish out $100 bucks per month for a business internet line...

For less than half that price you can get a regular Residential line in the mainland with the same speeds as a business line down here...

Also I've been through many phones and services and so far have yet to find a good cell phone service provider...I am currently with sprint and they SUCK! always no cell phone service and they offer unlimited internet but what they don't tell you is that hawaii doesn't have 4G LTE so we have unlimited SLOW internet that's worst than a dialup!

but don't get me wrong, this is still my home and will always be and there are some amazing and beautiful places here but as the years go by and more and more people try to move here it just drives more of us local people away.

The fact is...In my personal opinion and my 28 years of experience Oahu is way over priced and overpopulated.

It's no wonder why many local people end up moving to the mainland.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gov and Edu Backlinks

GOV and EDU Backlinks

Having .gov and .edu backlinks to your site is important but not everyone knows how to obtain them.

I will show you a quick and easy way to get .gov and .edu backlinks. In fact so quick, sometimes it's easier to do this then to build regular backlinks.

In this write up I will provide you with 38 .edu and .gov websites where you can get your backlinks from.

The backlinks will give you great SEO juice for your website and also keyword diversity. Since we won't be using anchor text with these backlinks and simply placing  a link back to our site.

Of course it would be way better if we could add a keyword anchor text to these links but with this method we simply can't but don't worry this will still be a great source of high quality backlinks that will boost your SERPS for sure.


Above is a screenshot of the 38 backlinks. Write these backlinks down into notepad and press control + h to replace.

Now replace "http://www.yoursite.com" with your site.

For obvious reasons, I posted the links as a screenshot instead of actually writing them out.

Trust me, it's worth it to take 2 mins to write it out.

Now that you have the backlinks typed out into notepad you will need to get the links indexed.

To do this, simply go to www.pingfarm.com and mass ping those links and there you have it. Instant .gov and .edu backlinks for your site.

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