Why It Is Over For Apple (And It is Not What You Think!) RIP Steve Jobs

You would have to really be a long, long way off the grid to have not heard the news by now: Steve Jobs, Apple CEO and TechnoWunderkind, died last week at the age of 56, from a brutal bout with a nasty cancer of the pancreas.  During his triumphant return to Apple he revolutionized the personal music player with the iPod, dragged the illegal music “sharing” business to legitimacy through the iTunes Store, created the smart-phone niche with the iPhone and then taught Microsoft nerds how to make a real tablet computer with the iPad.

With all that space age, whiz kid, Star Trek, OMG is it really that small (and expensive?) cult-like devotion and innovation–why do I think it is the beginning of the end for Apple?

SEO Training for Search Engine Optimization from new website acquisition

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My latest website acquisition, WWW.SEOOptimizationSecrets.net has gotten off to a great start!  Four new customer have signed up in the first month to take this web-based, online SEO training course.  SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as you probably know, is the process of improving your website’s placement on the search engines such as Google (my favorite).

Once you know these techniques, you are essentially getting “free traffic” to your web page.  Easy to learn and difficult to master, thousands of companies and experts offer to optimize your website for Google.  This website provides basic and advanced training for people who want to do it themselves and avoid paying thousands of dollars to the experts OR to self study and become an SEO expert themselves! There are over 150 pages of information rich content that covers both on page and off page SEO techniques.  The introductory price is only $19.95 and will probably be increased to $29 very soon, as the value of this training is huge and in great demand.

At LogoMaker.biz Design Your Logo Online in under 10 minutes for less than Thirty Bucks

Just bought a very cool website where you can design your own logo and download the files all in under ten minutes for only $24.99.  You can choose from hundreds of font styles (the demo is limited to 20 fonts) and unlimited colors to create your logo with tag line, pay through Paypal, then gain access to the members area where you can create and download as many logos as you like.  I like the idea of it being a fully automated turn key website that just need promotion like using AdWords and SEO.  You can try the demo at www.logomaker.biz

Green Energy Company Shows Record Breaking Net Profit For 2010

dollar signLaPolla Industries, (LPAD) the green energy company, posted a large ($2M USD) net profit for 2010. You can visit their website for more information at http://www.lapolla.com/

Full disclosure: I own shares in this company.

I highlighted a few key points below:

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Lapolla Reports Record 2010 Year Results

HOUSTON, TX, Apr 11, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla”) (LPAD) , a Houston based manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, cool roof coatings and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications, today announced results for the year ended 2010.

Overall Results of Operations

Green Energy Company Could Be Good Investment in Spray Foam Tech

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http://www.lapolla.com/  or watch this video http://www.moneytv.net/frontpage.htm

I own a few shares and have been watching them for almost four years–looks like my investment is getting ready to pay off…

Rest in Peace Funky Monkey…

img000000Today was a sad day since my kitty went to heaven. She was 16. Her name was Funky Monkey, but I called her Itty Bitty Kitty, too. Her health was failing and it was time to say goodbye, but it was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I am so grateful for my wife’s strength and wisdom in making it through all this. I am so sad it hurts. Before I had pets I used to ridicule pet lovers for humanizing their animals, I mean how could you get so attached to an animal? But Funky schooled me on that–she would always come running to the door when I came home! Who ever knew a cat would do that! She loved me without asking questions, without judging me, just loving me for who I am–wow, now I get it. I loved that cat. And she told me! The “talking cat”, she loved to interrupt my conversations with Bry or when I was on the phone, you see she thought I was talking to her! And if I stayed on the computer too late in the evening she would put her little paws up on my leg and meow stridently saying, “Come on Daddy, it is time to pet me, it is time to stop and take time out for the things in life that really matter—kitty time!”

Setting Up Your Google AdWords Account–Video

Setting Up Your Google AdWords Account–Video

SmartWeb Marketing Announces Google AdWords Certified Partner Recognition

adwords_certified_partner_web_ENSmartWeb Marketing, a Google AdWords consulting services firm, with a stated mission of helping small businesses drive more traffic, more customers, and more business to their websites using the Internet advertising model of Google AdWords, announced that Google has recognized the firm as a Google AdWords Certified Partner.

Google AdWords are displayed along with search results when someone searches Google using one or more keywords. Ads appear under “Sponsored links” on the right side column of a search page, and may also appear in additional positions above the free search results, sometimes known as “the sweet spot.” This way companies can advertise to an audience that’s already interested in their business.

SmartWeb Marketing Announces Ralph Altman Attains Google Qualified Individual Status as Virginia Based Firm Offers Adwords Campaign Management Services

I’m posting this in case you might have missed it…(Ralph)

logo_qualified_ind_500Woodbridge, VA, August 31, 2010 –(PR.com)– SmartWeb Marketing, a Google AdWords consulting services firm, with a stated mission of helping small businesses drive more traffic, more customers, and more business to their websites using the Internet advertising model of Google AdWords, announced Ralph Altman’s achievement in receiving the Google Qualified Individual Status.

Google AdWords are displayed along with search results when someone searches Google using one or more keywords. Ads appear under ‘Sponsored links’ on the right side column of a search page, and may also appear in additional positions above the free search results, sometimes known as “the sweet spot.” This way companies can advertise to an audience that’s already interested in their business.

Video: A Checklist of Modern SEO Techniques

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A Checklist of Modern SEO Techniques