About JMAC

A native of sunny California recently married to my high school sweetheart and an Electronics Engineer Boeing Aircraft retiree. I have been in the electronics field since high school. My hobbies started out as repairing color TV's, stereos and radios. As the Internet came into vogue, I started building and repairing computers and building websites as a side business while at the same time selling real estate. I’m a licensed Real Estate Broker. As an Internet Marketing Professional and business owner, I help people start their own home based business by supplying the tools and knowledge that are needed to be successful. I love Internet marketing and sharing my knowledge and skills in this vast marketplace. Many people need mentor-ship, and I readily offer my skill set to those who are interested. That’s me in a nutshell.

Here are 7 Pinterest Tips for the Holidays

Anyone paying attention to social strategy knows that Pinterest didn’t spend its “off-season” resting on its laurels and relaxing by the pool. Instead, the company was hard at work all summer bolstering its business features, especially for the e-commerce industry. For this reason, Pinterest could prove to be the most profitable social network for retailers this holiday season.

In order to get the most out of this network, however, Web professionals must optimize their presence on the social network. Learn how to strengthen your brand’s holiday Pinterest strategy with these seven tips:

1. Get Pinterest Ready

The first step for any Web professional is to make sure his or her site is Pinterest ready, which means, at the very least, including “Pin This” buttons on the most important pages, such as product pages and article pages. This tip might seem like a no-brainer, but its importance cannot be stressed enough, as 70 percent of Pinterest engagement is driven by fans according to a Digitas study.

2. Leverage Rich Pins

Aside from making the content on a site easy to share, it is also important to ensure this content includes detailed information when it is pinned. Rich Pins are pins that include more information on content like products, recipes, movies or articles. Product pins, for example, are updated daily and display pricing and availability for retail items, while article pins include links to the article’s source. Retailers in particular should be leveraging Rich Pins because product pins should prove to be very valuable this holiday season. In fact, after its initial launch of Rich Pins, Pinterest announced a “Price Update” feature, which sends pinners notifications when the products they have pinned drop in price. This feature essentially provides merchants with free advertising, and can help to increase conversions on sale items.

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3. Create Holiday Boards

Once an Internet retailer has integrated Rich Pins into his or her site, it is time to focus on the actual boards. By creating holiday boards before the official holiday kickoff, people are more likely to find content when browsing Pinterest for holiday ideas. This is especially true when leveraging keywords and #hashtags on pins. While the type of holiday board(s) will vary depending on a company, there are a few generic themes that will work across a variety of industries, including “Gifts for Her”, “Holiday Style”, “Wish List”, “Gifts Under $25” and “DIY Holiday Decorating”.

4. Launch a Contest

Social media marketers can break up the hustle and bustle of the holidays by launching a contest or a giveaway. This strategy can help a brand acquire new followers, as well as help it obtain more pins and re-pins (resulting in increased visibility). For example, a merchant could launch a contest that requires followers to build their ultimate wish list that includes products from his brand, or simply ask followers to re-pin a product from one of his holiday boards for a chance to win a prize. Retailers can consider using a platform like Curalate to create Pinterest specific promotions.

5. Consider Advertising

Pinterest is currently offering promoted pins. Promoted Pins are Pins that businesses pay to appear where you’re more likely to notice them. The Promoted Pins you see are based on your interests and things you do on Pinterest, or because you visited an advertiser’s site or app.

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6. Cross Promote

After putting resources into optimizing a Pinterest presence, it is important for a marketer to promote their efforts. One should share their contests or favorite boards with their audiences on Facebook and Twitter, as well as on websites and blogs. This can help brands gain more followers, as some audiences may not be aware that certain companies are active on the pin boarding site.

7. Keep an Eye on Analytics

As with any other social network, it is important for brands to monitor their performance on Pinterest. By keeping an eye on Pinterest metrics, businesses can identify the most pinned content items from their websites, their most repined items and most clicked items, and then use these insights to adjust their Pinterest strategies accordingly. While Pinterest offers analytics to business users, they can also consider leveraging a platform like Curalate or a solution like Tailwind, which provides users with information like the optimal pinning times and top brand advocates.

My Devotional – Don’t Lose Control

The word “anger” is just one letter short of the word “danger.” When you lose control you risk losing other thing as well, like the respect of others or the chance to find a constructive solution. Anger toward human suffering in not only appropriate, it’s the catalyst for change. Paul writes, “Be angry…but…don’t stay angry” (Eph 4:26 TM).

The Chinese have a saying: “Anger is the wind that blows out the light of the mind.”

So:

1. Before you react, take a walk. It burns off excess adrenaline and it’s more effective than stewing. It also helps you to think more clearly and handle things in a way you won’t regret. “A quick-tempered man does foolish things” (Pr 14:17 NIV).

2. Recognize the things you can’t control. You can’t control other people’s attitudes and actions, or unforeseen events such as cancelled flights and traffic jams. “What should I do?” you ask. Count your blessings, particularly the fact that you have God, salvation, your health, your family, your job and a car to get to it, etc.

3. Be careful where you vent. It’s one thing to be angry, it’s another to “sound off” at the wrong time. “A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards” (Pr 29:11). It’s okay to share your feelings with those you trust and who are not the targets of your anger. But be careful, your words can come back to bite you!

4. Keep you distance from angry people. The Bible says, “Don’t hang out with angry people” (Pr 22:24 TM). Anger, like joy and gratitude, is contagious, so keep your distance.

I hope this devotional message is inspirational to you.

SuperFoods That Power You Up

16 tasty ways you may improve memory, lower blood pressure, even boost the immune system!

COFFEE
– There’s more than caffeine in your morning cup of coffee. It’s loaded
with antioxidants, which can protect against cell damage and reduce your
risk of chronic disease, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

THYME
– Long known for its ability to fight bacteria, thyme—in tincture form—was recently found to be as effective as prescription creams in treating acne.

WILD SALMON – Chock-full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, wild salmon can be a powerful ally in the fight against premature aging. New research shows that a diet abundant in omega-3s can help preserve small bits of DNA on the ends of cells, called telomeres. Shorter telomeres have been linked to early aging and even premature death.

KALE – Rich in vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting, kale also contains lutein, a nutrient that reduces the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders. One serving of cooked kale has nearly triple the amount of lutein that a serving of raw spinach has.

AVOCADOS
– Once reviled for their high fat content (a medium avocado has 22 grams of fat), avocados have regained favor as a good source of glutathione, an antioxidant that improves overall hormone function.

BASIL/MINT
– Used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to aid digestion and diminish inflammation, basil and mint (a basil relative) are also strong sources of luteolin, which may boost the immune system.

OLIVES/OLIVE
OIL – Key ingredients in the Mediterranean diet, olives and olive oil are known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. A study from the American Academy of Neurology found that olive oil may reduce the risk of stroke by up to 41 percent.

WALNUTS – Ounce for ounce, walnuts have almost twice as many antioxidants as any other nut. Plus, they contain high levels of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which enhance heart health.

GREEN TEA – Abundant in catechins, a type of antioxidant known to protect cells, green tea may also reduce the risk of certain cancers, particularly those of the stomach and esophagus.

SWEET
POTATOES – With their generous helpings of vitamin B6 and potassium, sweet potatoes can help protect the immune system and regulate blood pressure. When eaten with the skins, they have more fiber than a cup of oatmeal.

DARK CHOCOLATE – Rich in flavonoids, dark chocolate can aid in decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In fact, the British journal BMJ reports that daily consumption of chocolate with at least 60 percent cocoa may reduce heart attacks and strokes in high-risk individuals.

ASPARAGUS – A natural diuretic, asparagus is high in potassium and vitamin B12, important for cell repair and maintenance. New research has also shown that B12 can boost the auditory system: People with low levels have a 39 percent increased risk of hearing loss.

POMEGRANATES
– With high levels of antioxidants, pomegranates can help keep the cardiovascular system healthy. Case in point: According to a 2011 British study, drinking a 17-ounce glass of pomegranate juice every day lowered blood pressure.

GARLIC – Sulfur compounds in garlic give this herb both its potent smell and its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. When garlic is crushed, it releases allicin, which wards off heart attacks and strokes.

YOGURT – Known for restoring balance to the gastrointestinal tract, yogurt with live cultures may improve heart health. One study found that participants were 31 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure if they ate just 6 ounces of
yogurt every three days.

BLUEBERRIES – Loaded with antioxidants, blueberries rank among the top disease-fighting foods. Among recent findings: A diet high in blueberries may reduce a woman’s risk of heart attack by 33 percent and stave off memory loss by several years.

PEPITAS – Put some pep in your step with our raw pepitas! These tasty pumpkin seeds pack an irresistible crunch along with a major health punch. High in protein and healthy fats, pepitas are a good-for-you, satisfying snack. Toss them in salads, mix them in trail mix, or add them to your favorite recipes for a boost of nutrition. You’ll agree that their delicious nutty flavor is simply delightful.

To view the full chart, click here. Happy Eating!

Exercise, Not Puzzles, May Protect Aging Brain

If you want to protect your brain against the effects of aging, a brisk daily walk may do more for you than brain teaser puzzles or social activities, a new study finds.

Researchers with the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, studying nearly 700 people in their early 70s, found that those who were most physically active had less brain shrinkage than those who got less exercise. At the same time, social and intellectually challenging activities, like going to the museum, learning a new language or visiting friends, seemed to have no protective effect on brain changes.

“Those who took more exercise had less brain atrophy, less damage to the wiring of the brain, and greater volumes of grey matter, which are the ‘thinking’ cells. We did not find any associations between being more socially or intellectually engaged and brain health,” says study author Alan Gow, a senior research fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

The research, published in the journal Neurology, is part of a long-term study on aging that involves a group of participants born in 1936. Those involved in this study were given brain MRI scans at age 73. They also filled out questionnaires about their physical activity, ranking it on a six-point scale from ” moving only in connection with necessary (household) chores” to “keep fit/heavy exercise or competitive sport several times per week” and rated how often they participated in 15 different leisure activities.

While researchers wrote that exercise seemed to protect against brain shrinkage, they added that it’s still unclear exactly how. Is exercise really protective, or is that those experiencing cognitive decline are less likely to exercise? While Gow stops short of recommending exactly how much exercise is best for brain health, Paul Thompson, professor of neurology at UCLA’s School of Medicine, says any exercise increases the oxygen level of blood, and that may keep brain tissues healthier. “It’s not necessary to run or even lift weights. Walking is just as effective. The bulk of the evidence is really just calories burned.”

But don’t throw out those brainteaser puzzles yet, says Thompson. They may still have a positive effect on the brain — just one that couldn’t be measured by the type of scans the Scottish researchers used.

My Devotional – Sound Thinking

The Bible says, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love an of a sound mind.” In order to improve your life you must do two things:

(1). Your thought processes. Gordon MacDonald says: “People who are out of shape mentally fall victim to ideas and systems that are destructive to the human spirit. They’ve not been taught how to think, nor have they set themselves to the life-long pursuit of the growth of the mind, so they grow dependent upon the thoughts and opinions of others rather than deal with ideas and issues. They reduce themselves to lives filled with rules, regulations and programs.” The moment you think you know it all, you’ve merely stopped thinking.

(2). Your expectations. The story’s told of a man who went to a fortuneteller. She said to him, “You’ll be poor and miserable until you’re fifty.” The man asked her, “What will happen then?” She replied, “Then you’ll get used to it.”

Be honest: how many successful people do you know who are apathetic and negative? None! Faith produces excitement, commitment, energy – characteristics that help you achieve success. If you’d like to possess these qualities then raise your expectation level and bring it into alignment with God’s promises.
“Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mk 11:24 NKJV).

Do you want to succeed where you’ve failed before? To become the person you always hoped to be? Don’t start by changing your actions, start by changing your mind. Renew it daily with God’s Word. Nothing else you do will have as great an impact.

Here’s How to Prepare for a Nuclear Attack

Here’s How to Prepare for a Nuclear Attack

by Daisy Luther

The nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea has intensified to a level that can lead nowhere good. It’s time to talk about how to prepare for a nuclear attack.

First, here’s some of the recent chatter.

Last weekend, incendiary words between the two countries leave little doubt in anyone’s mind that a nuclear attack is likely to happen. The international smack-talk is leading somewhere.

Many people strongly believe that this is a media creation and that North Korea isn’t actually a threat. Even if that is the case, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine that an attack could happen on US soil, regardless of the perpetrator. Although we must always watch the news with a healthy dose of skepticism, this isn’t the purpose of the article. Survival is.

Here’s a quick summary of what has been going on over the past week, according to the global media:

Aug. 3: After a successful ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) test, North Korea threatened to send “unexpected ‘gift packages” and said that America is “on the knife’s edge of life and death.” At this point, experts established that an ICBM bearing a nuclear warhead could reach New York City within an hour.

Aug. 5: The UN imposed economic sanctions on North Korea that could cost the country up to one billion dollars.

Aug. 6: President Trump threatened North Korea. He told reporters, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Referring to North Korea’s volatile leader, Kim Jong-un, Mr. Trump said, “He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with fire and fury, and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

Aug. 8: North Korea’s state-run news agency, KCNA, said their military was “examining the operational plan” to strike the US territory of Guam with strategic ballistic missiles. CNN reported, “Specifically, the statement mentioned a potential strike on Andersen Air Force Base designed ‘to send a serious warning signal to the US.’”

Aug. 9: North Korea dismissed Trump’s threat and called it a “load of nonsense,” stating that only “absolute force can work on the president.

Whether this is propaganda or not, we should be on high alert. A very real threat has been established; let’s move on to actions that we can all take in order to make ourselves safer.

First things first, it’s essential to keep abreast of the news. Sign up here for my daily newsletter – I’ll let you know what I know, the moment I know it.

Would a nuclear attack kill us all or cause a global nuclear winter?

I got a message from a reader the other day that encompasses what a lot of us are thinking:

Korea now has a Nuke or Nuke capabilities. Do you beef up your preps, wait for the chips to fall, kiss your butt goodbye, or other? Should we be acting business as usual?
First, let me dispel two myths about a nuclear attack.

We won’t all die or wish we were dead if a nuclear strike occurs. The movies – as much as I love them – have done us a terrible disservice here. If you are at Ground Zero of an attack, there is absolutely nothing you can do. Everything will be vaporized and that’s that. However, if you are outside the immediate blast zone, it is completely survivable and I don’t mean survivable in the horrible, lingering death kind of way. I mean, unharmed. You just have to know exactly what to do immediately in order to protect yourself. More on that in a moment.

We won’t suffer a nuclear winter. Everything thinks it will be like the post-apocalyptic scenario in that horrible book/movie, The Road. People aren’t going to be trying to eat each other. In that particular plot, the nuclear war was so great that a huge cloud of ash covered the planet. In reality, it would take hundreds of nuclear strikes to cause something like that, which is unlikely to occur. This isn’t to downplay the horror and death of one strike, but to point out that the aftermath isn’t going to make the quality of life on Earth as terrible as what the movies portray.

Here is what would happen if a 10-kiloton nuclear strike occurred.

Contrary to popular belief, a nuke won’t kill everyone within hundreds of miles. If you aren’t in the immediate blast radius, a nuclear strike is absolutely survivable.

The one-mile radius around the blast will be virtually unsurvivable. Within two miles, people will suffer 3rd-degree burns from the intense wave of heat.

If you are within two miles of the blast, the winds will be coming at about 600 miles per hour. This will take down buildings and cause a tremendous amount of pressure. Some experts recommend that you keep your mouth open to try and reduce the pressure on your eardrums. Looking at the blast could cause permanent blindness.

According to the DHS, 10 kilotons is the approximate size of nuclear weapon we could expect.

Nearly everyone within a half-mile radius of the point of impact would die and most of the buildings would be demolished. This would be considered Ground Zero.
The area within the next half-mile would suffer extensive damage, fires, and serious injuries.
Areas within three miles could see minor injuries to people and slight damage to their homes.
The fallout would kill even more people. According to the DHS:
Within 10 to 20 miles of the explosion, radioactive exposure would cause nausea and vomiting within hours and death without medical treatment.
But for those near enough to the blast, experiencing more than 800R of radiation, not seeking shelter immediately would cause deaths with or without medical treatment, the study found.
People would notbe able to evacuate this area, as fallout would arrive within just 10 minutes.
People upwind of the strike and outside the 20-mile radius would be unlikely to suffer any effects. People downwind would need to take shelter. Deaths from cancer that is related to the fallout could occur for many years after.

Here’s what I’m doing to prepare for a nuclear attack.

As cool as it would be to have one, you don’t have to have a bunker to survive if you take the time now to get prepped. You can survive by learning everything you can to prepare for a nuclear attack.

So, here’s what I’m doing.

Every time a new threat rolls around, I discover that while I have many of my bases covered, there are a few things I hadn’t accounted for. A nuclear threat is no different. There were some supplies I had to pick up myself, particularly a bigger supply of no-cook food.

Part of your preparations will depend on where you live, so this will be different for everyone. Are you near any places that are likely targets? Places like Washington DC, Hawaii, New York City, Los Angeles, and large military bases are more likely targets than say, a low population area in the Midwest. Of course, this doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Just that it’s less likely.

Are you in a house or an apartment building? What is the best place in your home to seek shelter? Plan all of this ahead of time. If you know exactly what steps you are going to take, you will be able to better perform them under pressure.

Here are some key points to consider.

You won’t have a whole lot of notice.

Scientists say that residents of Hawaii would have only 8-12 minutes notice if an ICBM was headed their way, and residents of New York City will have an hour. Clearly, there won’t be time to run to the store – and if you did, you’d be fighting it out with a bunch of terrified, panicked people – so get your supplies together now.

You could be in your car.

If you are in your car, make certain to turn the vent to recirculation so that you don’t bring any outside air into the vehicle. Your goal should be to immediately get to shelter.

Be prepared to go into lockdown.

In nearly every case, staying home is the best course of action. Imagine you are in New York City and this nuke is headed your way. If you try to evacuate, you are most likely to get stuck on one of the bridges on the way out of Manhattan and that would be far more deadly than hunkering down in your apartment and hoping you are outside the half mile radius of Ground Zero. Experts say that you should plan to stay sheltered for a minimum of 9 days. Our personal plan is 14-21 days, depending on proximity and wind direction. I’d rather err on the side of caution, personally.

During a talk on surviving a nuclear attack, professor Iwrin Redlener, US specialist on disaster preparedness, said: “In that 10 to 15 minutes, all you have to do is go about a mile away from the blast.

“Within 20 minutes, it comes straight down. Within 24 hours, lethal radiation is going out with prevailing winds.”

Prof Redlener said you should feel for the wind and begin running perpendicular to it – not upwind or downwind

He said: “You’ve got to get out of there. If you don’t get out of there, you’re going to be exposed to lethal radiation in very short order.

“If you can’t get out of there, we want you to go into a shelter and stay there. Now, in a shelter in an urban area means you have to be either in a basement as deep as possible, or you have to be on a floor – on a high floor – if it’s a ground burst explosion, which it would be, higher than the ninth floor.

So you have to be tenth floor or higher, or in the basement. But basically, you’ve got to get out of town as quickly as possible. And if you do that, you actually can survive a nuclear blast.”

The most hazardous fallout particles are readily visible as fine sand-sized grains so you must keep away from them and not go outside if you see them.

While I’m not a professor, I would not be trying to run perpendicular. I’d be trying to get inside to shelter, ASAP.

Fortify your home against fallout.

Use duct tape and tarps to seal off all windows, doors, and vents. Get a LOT of duct tape and tarps.
Turn off any type of climate control that pulls the outside air into your home. Expect to survive without heat or air conditioning for the duration.
Close off your chimney.
If someone enters the home, make certain that there is a room set up that is separate from other family members so that they can decontaminate. All clothing they were wearing should be placed outside and they should immediately shower thoroughly.
Make a breezeway for putting things outdoors (like pet or human waste.) Hang heavy tarps around the door and put on disposable coveralls, gloves, shoe covers, and masks if you have to actually go out. Disrobe, discard the disposable clothing by tossing it out the door, and shower immediately when you get back inside.
If you don’t have a basement, go to the most central part of your house and erect as many barriers as possible. If there is no central area without windows and exterior walls, go to the room furthest away from prevailing winds.
Have enough supplies on hand to wait out the danger.

As with many emergencies, you need to be prepared to survive at home without help from anyone. It’s unknown whether water and electricity will be running, and if the water is running, whether it will be safe to drink. Prep as though you won’t have access to these utilities and if you do, then it’ll be a pleasant surprise.

Stock up on emergency food. (Get Non-GMO Emergency Food in bulk HERE)In our current home, all of my emergency cooking methods rely on me being able to go outdoors. Because of this, I have stocked a one month supply of no-cook foods that do not require refrigeration. Canned vegetables and fruits, canned beans, pouches of rice and quinoa, crackers, peanut butter, dried fruit. You get the idea. The eating may not be exciting, but we won’t starve to death. You can find a more thorough list of no-cook foods here.
Have a supply of water for all family members and pets that will last throughout the 9-day waiting period that you need to remain indoors. (Or longer, which is what we’re planning.)
Get paper plates and cutlery in the event that the water isn’t running so you don’t have to waste your precious supply washing dishes.
Don’t forget a supply of pet food.
Make certain you have a potassium iodide supplement on hand to protect your thyroid gland. (Here’s how to use it.) And here’s another source for it – supplies are going fast.
Be prepared for the potential of a power outage.
If you have pets, have supplies on hand for their sanitation – you can’t let them go outside because not only would they be exposed, they would bring radiation in with them. So, pee pads, cat litter, etc, are all necessary. Solid waste can probably be flushed.
Have the supplies to create an emergency toilet. (This one is cheap and simple.)
Make sure to have a supply of any necessary prescription medications that will last through the time that you hunker down.
Have a well-stocked first aid kit. It’s entirely likely that medical assistance will not be available, and if it is, you’ll put yourself at risk by going out to seek it.
Have a way to get the news from the outside world. An emergency radio is a must.
Learn everything you can.

This is an overview but there is much more to learn about a nuclear event and the more knowledge you have, the more likely you are to survive without any ill effects.

Lisa Bedford and I created a course over at Preppers University called The Nuclear Preparedness Intensive. It contains 2 hours of interviews with a military nuclear expert, hundreds of pages of downloadable information, shopping lists, military guides, and far more information than I could ever put together in a blog post. With this course, you will truly know everything that I know about surviving a nuclear attack. It costs $29. You can learn more about it here. We had been working on this for quite a while, but with the uptick in rhetoric, we decided now was the time to introduce the class. It will really help you be prepared.

For some free additions to your nuclear library, you can print out this manual from the US government about surviving a nuclear emergency. It was written with first responders in mind, but much of the information would be applicable for us, too. The book, Nuclear War Survival Skills, by Cresson Kearney, is also available for free online.

The more you know, the better your chances are of unscathed survival.

You CAN survive if you prepare for a nuclear attack.

The only part of your survival that is in the hands of fate is whether or not you are at Ground Zero. The rest is up to you. You can’t expect the government to save you. You can only save yourself.

Get prepared. Today. Because we just don’t know what’s about to happen.

My Devotional – RELEASE LOVE

RELEASE LOVE

Forming a negative opinion based on appearance takes less than 20 seconds. As Thelma Wells says: “It’s easy to do when someone doesn’t look, sound, shake hands, walk or think like you.” However, John says, ‘Anyone who does not love his brother…cannot love God’ (1Jn 4:20 NIV).

You cannot love God if you harbor bad feelings towards others. We’re more than flesh. We’re spiritual beings and our God-given gifts, character, values, intellect and passions are the foundation of who we are, not our complexion, height, weight, hair color, age, mannerisms or sexual orientation.

When we realize God loves us even though He doesn’t like some of our attitudes and actions, it becomes easier to love others. When we realize our negative feelings towards others get in the way of our love for God, it becomes easier to love. And when
we’re in communion with our Creator, asking Him to to give us His eyes and heart…it becomes easier to love. Jesus said, ‘If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? [Even] run-of-the-mill sinners do that.’ (Lk 6:31 TM).

It may never be easy to love certain people, but when you make the tough choice to love them anyway, the rewards are always worth it.” The Bible says, “Love never fails,” and when you refuse to love, you miss out on God’s best.

One Bible teacher says: “Don’t miss out on any of it…God is love, and when you release love, you release God, and He becomes responsible for the outcome. Release love every moment into every situation, every prayer and every thought…it will strengthen…and cast out fear…it’s the one solution that always work.

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I would like to take this moment to thank ALL of you who have not only shown me love this year but also encouragement, patience and respect. I wish you many blessings and have a safe & joyous holiday season. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

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3 Ways Google’s “Penguin” Can Affect Your Website’s Rankings and How to Stay on Top

In an effort to provide searchers the most helpful search results, Google has continued to refine their search algorithm.

Their most recent update, affectionately named “Penguin,” was launched shortly after Memorial Day in 2012.

Penguin updates are geared toward dramatically improving quality, relevancy, and cleanliness of the search result by penalizing overly spammy pages or those with spam-like links.

Sites that violate Google’s quality guidelines have also likely been hit by this newest update to Google’s constantly changing algorithm.

Even though many sites have been hit hard by these updates, you don’t have to be among them. Your site can recover from Penguin and prepare for future algorithmic updates by understanding the update and making recommended changes.

Here are some of the most important things to know about how Penguin might affect your website.

1. Keyword Stuffing – Keyword stuffing is the excessive use of keywords in the content of your website. If a site is keyword stuffed, the keywords are usually repeated randomly and excessively throughout the website.

REMEDY: Appropriately include your keyword phrases in the titles of your web pages and use them sparingly in the content of your website. Vary the keywords and phrases so they sound natural. It’s smart
to shoot in the range of 2-5% keyword density for most blocks of text.

2. Ad-Heavy Page Layout – Penalized page layouts usually have to do with the overload and placement of ads on a page —particularly those “above the fold”– or those first seen when a viewer lands on the page. Google knows that a site which favors relevant content over advertisements gives users a better experience, so they reward and penalize accordingly.

REMEDY: If you have ads on your website, the best practice is to balance the ads with relevant content throughout your website… Wait, what’s that you say about content?

3. Plagiarized or Outdated Content – As with all Google updates, Penguin will penalize websites that do not have original (not plagiarized, informational, and relevant to the keywords searched) and or fresh (recently uploaded) content. It makes sense, since users want to find the most pertinent and most recent information on the Internet about their topic.

4. If you want to find out how these updates may have affected your website and where your website ranks today, check out this Free Website Analysis tool by clicking on the link below.

This analysis will provide you with your site metrics that identify prominent problems with your website.

http://www.seoworkers.com/

What is Attraction Marketing?

What is Attraction Marketing?

Attraction Marketing attracts prospects to you.

This article will explain how attraction marketing is different from other methods of marketing and how to use it to attract customers to you!

The Traditional Sales Approach

Everyone reading this article is familiar with traditional sales. Prospecting various people, whether they are friends or strangers falls into this category. Cold calling from the phone book and placing advertisements in newspapers or magazines are all considered methods of traditional sales. Traditional sales people are trained to “be persistent” and work hard to overcome any resistance from the prospect. The problem with traditional sales is that people do not like to be “sold” to.

Selling is not what it used to be. We have more choices and freedom than people in the past have enjoyed. The more someone pushes, the more we resist and want to get away from that person as fast as we can. Think about when you are casually shopping in the mall, and someone from a kiosk approaches you with some “wonder” product. I know I start to pick up the pace, avoid eye contact and get away as fast as I can. I know that person just wants to make a sale and doesn’t really care about me. We want to choose who we do business with and we want the experience of buying to be enjoyable.

That’s where Attraction Marketing becomes king!

PEOPLE LIKE TO BUY

This is a good thing. People enjoying buying if it is fun and enjoyable, they want a good, positive association with purchasing. Let’s look at amazon.com as an example of attraction marketing. When you visit the website, there is special programming that remembers what you last looked at on your previous visits. Amazon.com provides you with personalized recommendations based upon what you looked at. They are clearly there to help you as the customer purchase the right product. When you are ready to buy, there is 1-click purchasing. There are no long forms. This is why people keep coming back. The experience provides pleasure.

BECOME AN EXPERT-BRAND YOURSELF

Attract prospect to your business by making the experience pleasurable. You must become an expert in your business. You will identify areas of frustration associated with your business and offer your knowledge to potential prospects. You are becoming a leader. Your focus is to solve problems and pitfalls for potential prospects. You will be helping your prospects learn aspects of your business so they; in turn, can be successful. You are offering value. Offer your prospects any support they may need and become a leader and expert in your business, so that people will WANT to work with you. You will need to brand yourself by providing engaging content, interesting blogs, and an online presence. Tell the online world all about you, and what you can do for them.

HOW TO BECOME MORE ATTRACTIVE

This is not what you think. You don’t have to go purchase a new wardrobe or get a new haircut. These things can help sure but you need to become more attractive online. This means putting time and effort into a nicely designed website and a carefully formatted email. Becoming more attractive to potential prospects is easy when you start focusing on working with people. Attraction marketing draws your prospects to you, instead of you chasing them.

CAN I DO THIS?

Anyone can do it! Attraction Marketing is a pleasurable way to grow any business. It does take time; you will not be an overnight success. You will require knowledge of basic Internet marketing principles. Good news again! You can learn all of these essential techniques to make your business extremely successful. You will need to implement solid business systems to support your efforts. Learning attraction marketing is well worth the hard work and commitment. It will give you that edge over your competition. After you learn the basic principles, you will be amazed at the quality of prospects you will attract who will actually want to do business with you. Stop chasing people and have them chase you. That’s the beauty of attraction marketing (pun intended).

How to Become Knowledgeable about BitCoin & Cryptocurrencies

I hear stories EVERY DAY of how people want to get going in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, but really have no idea where to begin. The world is waking up to the amazing power of this new technology and they are HUNGRY for training, guidance and answers for how to get involved and maximize their results.

 

Introducing iCoinPro

 

Paul De Sousa is the CEO and Founder of iCoinPro. He has an impeccable track record in both the MLM and cryptocurrency industries, and is well recognized and respected in the MLM field as an ethical networker who has a long history of standing up and speaking out against scams.

iCoinPro was created to inform and educate others so that they may avoid being scammed in the future.  With the rise in popularity of cryptocurrency, the space has become inundated with scam opportunities and devious individuals looking to capitalize on the uninformed. iCoinPro looks to educate and empower individuals so they can identify and avoid the bad actors in the cryptocurrency field. As a testament, I recently completed my certification course. 

The iCoin Pro product line consists of crypto education for bitcoin and various other cryptocurrencies. The iCoinPro training library currently consists of over 40 cryptocurrency training modules covering everything from the history of bitcoin, to wallets, security, trading, ICO’s, and much much more.

iCoinPro also offers multiple live training modules each week run by owner Paul De Sousa and other top industry experts. These trainings allow members to interact with top experts in real time, and learn from others who have already experienced great success in the field of cryptocurrency. iCoinPro introduces to you an understanding of Blockchain technology, what different cryptocurrencies can be used for, to buying your first Bitcoin, and keeping you up to date on changes, news, and updates. iCoinPro is the most complete Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency training program available anywhere.

For anyone new to cryptocurrency, the current trainings offer great insight and education into the world of cryptocurrency.

The cost to join the iCoinPro crypto education system is $79.95 for the first month and $39.95 each month thereafter.  Members can also obtain discounted memberships by purchasing 6 or 12 month memberships upfront.

 

GET PAID To Learn About Bitcoin!

Become a Distributor
 

While the training you receive on understanding and maximizing Crypto Currencies is the true value of our program, you can earn even more by sharing iCoinPro with others. Referral-based Marketing, also known as Network Marketing has become one of the most exciting distribution channels and income generating structures on the planet.

Recognizing that, they have designed a compensation plan that allows you to earn Weekly Commissions combined with Long Term Residual Income.

 

The iCoinPro compensation plan offers members five different ways to get paid:

I’ll give you a general idea of the compensation plan below. You can get more specifics on the website.

Powerline Bonus

Fast Start Bonuses

Coded Infinity Fast Start Overrides

Residual Income – 2×14 Matrix
Matching Bonuses

There has never been a better time to get involved in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. The interest level is so high that the world is taking notice. There may NEVER be a bigger transfer of wealth and truly WORLD CHANGING technology like what we have RIGHT NOW with Cryptocurrency.  If you are not taking advantage of it, YOU ARE MISSING OUT BIG TIME.

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