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2.20.2015

The world of backlinks and SEO

One common theme of mine is automation -- not "home automation" where robots wash your dishes, but a way of automating conversation, research, personal engagements.  Things where you, a real live person, can be more efficient or effective because a computer does some basic or simple or repetitive task for you.

In that vein, I discovered Zemanta awhile back, which was (is?) a tool for automatically finding related stuff based on what you write in a blog post.

Which I think is pretty cool!  I've got it out at http://ret.ention.net for the Story of America card project (which hasn't seen any action in ages, by the way)

Anyway, I didn't give it much thought, until I found this email way down deep in my archive:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Link Removal
Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 7:20 PM
Subject: I thought you'd want to know...
To: [my website feedback address]


Hi,

I am working with zacjohnson.com I wanted to thank you for linking to our site from emlarson.com. However, it has come to our attention that this link may have been acquired against Google's Webmaster Guidelines. It is important for us to bring our site into compliance. Could you please remove our link from this page and any other page on your site?
You can find the list of links found on your site below:
http://blog.emlarson.com/2010/08/still-trying-to-collect-my-life.html
http://blog.emlarson.com/2010_08_01_archive.html

Thank You,

No, Link Remove, thank you for the lovely note.  By the way, there's usually a name or signature that goes at the bottom, especially when you're leaving off with "Thank You," ...and that comma just sits there, alone, dangling...

Anyway, Zac Johnson's page is linked from those posts thanks to Zemanta, which is apparently where the problem lies?

I still like Zemanta.  It's the thing that, in one click, let me highlight Zac's name right there!  And it'll take you to his homepage!  Pretty cool, I'd say. And I'm not sure if using LinkRemovalHelp.com to send cryptic messages to bloggers is the best way to boost your SEO.  But maybe it worked in this case?

2.06.2015

Inspiration from Stacey Martino

I rarely re-blog podcast notes but I'm driven to as I'm listening to Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod: Success | Productivity | Personal Development | Lifestyle | Business (#57: It's Time to Get Intimate with Your Goals | An Interview with Stacey Martino): http://halelrod.com/57-its-time-to-get-intimate-with-your-goals-an-interview-with-stacey-martino/

 episode-covers

"The quality of our life at any moment can be related to the quality of our relationships." Tweet This

Stacey Martino is here this week to share her tips for empowering you to finally attain the unshakeable love and unleashed passion that you desire. A certified marriage educator and divorce-preventionist, Stacey is a relationship expert whose methods for achieving extraordinary goals have been featured in YourTango, Bloomberg News, Yahoo! News, QVC, and Aspire magazine.  

"It only takes one partner to transform a relationship" Tweet This

Over the course of fourteen years, she has created a name for herself as a love and passion coach,using her own experience to inspire others to realize their own romantic fulfillment. Demonstrating that it doesn't "take two to tango" for a relationship to succeed, Stacey provides us with three key strategies to empowering yourself and take your relationship to the next level:

  1. Stretch outside your comfort zone (16:53)
  2. Change your normal by relentlessly seeking out mentors (17:31)
  3. Take imperfect action and move forward (21:15)

"Everything happens for a reason and a purpose; it serves you" –Tony Robbins Tweet This

One of the most important steps in making lasting, positive changes to your relationship is living in the moment and seeing the gift in your adversity. Instead of waiting for hindsight to arrive, be present in all that you do. Say yes to the challenges that lie before you and unwrap the gift that you don't want to unwrap (28:49). 

"Nothing happens from a stopping point" Tweet This

Learn all eight essentials to radically transform your relationship with Stacey and Paul's brand-new (free!) video series "How to Reignite Your Passion for More than One Night". For more information, you can email Stacy at support@loveandpassioncoaching.com




1.13.2015

Reflecting on technology

Right now I'm wondering why it is that I feel better about technology and higher education – or technology in general. Is it truly better than it was 10 or 15 years ago? Do I have a better perspective thanks to age or maturity? Or am I just too tired to be critical anymore?

I am kidding on that last one. I think.

But, overall, I have a feeling of, "the pieces are falling into place." Do you agree?

 


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