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$100 to get into NO-BS-SEO?

Greetings, You've heard me talk about SEO in the past, and more recently with the announcement of my NO-BS-SEO training course. It's exciting to see people really be interested in learning this process of making their websites more visible on the net. It's fun for me to be able to teach it. What gets me though is what I received in an email yesterday from one of my clients. I guess they were in a mood or something, but here's what the email said: "Dear Michael, I've been a client for a number of years and I saw your offering for the No-bs-seo course that you have coming up. What a great value you're giving to the people who attend your course. I wish I could have known you were coming up with this a bit sooner. I've had some things happen to me and I can't afford the high price of the course. Even the payments are a bit of a stretch, is there anything you can do to help me? Basically you need to know you're not making it easy for a lot of people t…

Where's my website?

That's the trouble, most people build a website but have no idea where it's listed...
So you went out and had that wonderful new shiny website or blog built, you were promised instant customers, but none have shown up. You've gone to google and tried to find it, but it's not listed...the designer said all you needed to do was get the site up and people would magically show up.NEWSFLASH - YOU WERE MISLED!And believe it or not this happens more than once per day. Actually it's a number we're not even going to print here because the number of times per day that this happens is staggering, and if you could turn that number into dollars...Tiger Woods would be showing up to party with you.There's certain steps that you need to take when placing a website onto the internet to get it noticed, to get those magical people to show up and pay attention. They are:a. get the site builtb. get the right code added into the site to make it attractive to search engines.c. hav…

Your Ecommerce needs...

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When the maker of a piece of website creating software sends out an email to clients and it shows up like this, it indicates to me a hole in their ecommerce plan. One that can easily be solved by using a site that allows you to sent out a newsletter with images from a secure location, speedily that fill in the blanks so your emails don't look like a jigsaw puzzle and don't get deleted. What system do I recommend you use to avoid this type of issue?
PROSPERITY CART of COURSE!! http://www.prosperitycart.com has a secure image library that you can load up with images that you wish to include in your newsletters and each time someone opens up the newsletter the images are pulled from a secure location such that they show up and the newsletter is complete vs. what you see above. See the example below of a properly constructed newsletter with images all intact. Notice the date of the email in the picture below. January 2010. Here it is in July and the email looks the same, images in pl…

Shopping Carts...

It's always fun when someone asks what a shopping cart is. The temptation from time to time is to say "you know those things down at the store that you jump in and get pushed around by your parents..." but that was a long time ago.In today's marketplace known as the internet a shopping cart is basically an add on to the user experience of visiting your website. This add on allows you to take in payment for goods and services and in some cases also interact with your visitors through emails, opt-in's and more.Why does one need a shopping cart?As I mention it's an add on to the user experience. It allows you to communicate with your visitors by adding autoresponder (emailers) to various things the user clicks. It allows you to send them a broadcast message or newsletter after they've signed up. It allows you to receive payment for goods and services, and more.How do they work?The 'cart' is basically a website that runs a program constantly. When som…

No-Bs-SEO- VIDEO

Hope you watch this. Yes, we really do want to share with you all we can about SEO in this webinar course. There are things out there you need to know that you'll never see shared at seminars. You'll get your questions answered. We'll help you implement everything we talk about, and we'll ensure you're setup, informed, and supported after the class has ended. We want you to be raving great things about us. So, take a moment, watch the video, check out the sales page at http://www.no-bs-seo.com (and we're working on a blog as well that we'll probably add people's sites into and critique them as well shortly). And then sign up for this. Get your web people involved in this. That site designer that left out your SEO elements...get them on the calls. Ask them why they left these things out of your site after you paid to get them in. Thanks for taking a peek. Email me with questions to: doc@docmurdock.com Best, Michael Posted via email from DocMurdock -…

Lunch break...

Are you tired of Seminars? ME TOO!

Now, let me clarify. Are you tired of seminars that you go to that give you a bunch of hype, some pretty marketing materials and in the end you're left with memories of hype, pretty marketing materials and QUESTIONS YOU CAN'T GET ANSWERED without buying the next seminar!! Yeah, me too. Here's where it ends with respect to the SEO Seminars: http://www.no-bs-seo.com/ Yes you can say it. NO BULLSH*T SEO. We're taking the droppings out of the webinar and clearing up the myths. In 3 webinars that are more than 1 hour in length I am going to share with you all of my learnings in the SEO field. A field I am proud to have been a part of for 10 years. I got my start in this early on and eventually perfected things to where I could get sites listed in a matter of hours. Getting them listed is actually easy. It's keeping them there which is key and allowing them to be seen when searched for that's key. We do that as well. http://www.no-bs-seo.com/ So what has happened …

So tonight...with the iPhone 4 out of its case...

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We went walking... into the Scottsdale Fashion Plaza and I was so irked that when we actually
got into the mall...I HAD A SIGNAL ON MY iPHONE 4!!!! I am going to SUE CONSUMER REPORTS FOR LYING AND TELLING ME I'D HAVE no signal if I had my hand around my phone. THEY were SO WRONG! HOW COULD THEY LIE!!!Looking down one of the main halls and we then passed a cool store so I had to take a shot of that, see belowSo you know these are shot with NO FLASH at all, just light in the mall and from the stores. That camera takes
some nice looking pictures. But the thing that got me was that after reading the Consumer Reports article and all the other things on the web
that told me how bad my iPhone 4 was and that I was going to lose bars and not be able to get any kind of a signal while
holding the phone like this:Yes the above picture was taken the other day, but I was holding the phone the exact same way this evening and had the same exact display except instead of wireless showing, it was…

My New iPad - A user's guide by Wallace Wang - A review

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"Engaging, informative, and most of all fun" - By Michael Murdock And what better way to provide a review for an iPad book than on an iPad, so that's exactly what I am doing. After all, those who know me, know how much I love the iPad. This review is written using the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard as well as the charging dock with the iPad in portrait position to make the editing easier (in my book) :) When I received this book, it took me a few minutes to open it as I was thinking if I were someone who had purchased this book, would it be before or after I got my iPad. So I pondered a bit, picked up the iPad and tooled around with it a bit, then set it down and picked up the book. I immediately found myself caught up in...does it cover this, does it cover that, did he mention this and by the time I put it down I realized "WOW, there were things in there that I'd not only not seen, but found to be very useful." The surprising thing is that I've had my iPa…

But why...

..Does it have to be that way the Angel asked the One. "No it doesn't. It can be this way or that, but the brilliance of this whole thing is you get to choose that which serves you and that which doesn't".

Why would I choose things that don't serve me and the greater good? the question came through in a blur…so that you get to sample the perspective of both and see which one fits into your existence.

You see, it's your playground. I'm merely dropping you off here to play and go and see and do and become one with all so that you can gain more knowledge more wisdom than simply sitting on that cloud as you do wondering about what could be, or what is.

It's your turn to come and to do and to be all that you can in this space, this place called now, this planet known as earth, and to become one of those we call people. You are a child of the One. A child of a greater power in the universe, a child of energy, of light, of creation and one who can accomplish an…