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AIT Replication Services

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Using AOMEI Backupper for SSHD Upgrade

AOMEI Backupper is the simplest FREE backup software with system/disk/partition/file backups and system/disk clone. http://www.backup-utility.com

Free after sharing:

I always shy away from FREE utilities because some may contain malware or adware. The only gotcha with this utility is that you need to copy the first sentence you see above to either your social media pages or website. I decided rather than just share, I’d review it at the same time, hence this post. I am NOT being compensated in any way other than unlocking the functionality of the utility. A quick investigation indicates that others have used it without any issues. Their monetization model is that you share or purchase the Pro version for $49.95.

Clone HDD to SSHD:

This free utility claims it can clone your system drive to a new drive of any size. Unlike some other disk management tools I have tried (Paragon Disk Manager 14) it is able to copy the drive while Windows 10 is running. The user interface is very simple and intuitive. I am trying it myself as I write this post to clone a three partition 2Tb system drive to a new Seagate SSHD drive. The new SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive) drives combine the high speed of a solid state drive with the high capacity of a conventional hard drive.

Fast and Easy:

AOMEI Backupper looks like it runs fast completing 65% of the 2Tb drive in about 25 minutes. It’s still chugging away. It looks like it has already copied Volume 0 and Volume 1 quickly and is now working on Volume 2 which is 1.8Tb. I’ll update the post after completion. The larger partition will likely take a few hours.

Result:

After about 3 hours total time, the drive clone was completed. One thing odd was that it assigned a drive letter to each of the local disk and system reserved partitions. I used Paragon to remove those and set the data partition to the next available drive letter of P:.
I removed the old C: drive, upgraded my noisy accessory drive cooling fan, slapped the covers back on and rebooted.  To my enjoyment, the system booted right up and even converted the drive letter to C: automatically. Another computer job completed successfully. Both AOMEI Backupper and the SSHD are highly recommended. No reason to fear the upgrade, go for it!

Performance of the new SSHD:

All I can say is WOW! My old Western Digital Red NAS system drive was super slow. All programs were “doggy” when starting and if you pull up task manager and switch to the Performance tab, you could see the C: drive hitting 100% and staying there for 5 to 10 seconds. Photoshop took about 45 seconds to be fully ready, now it’s under 5 seconds and the drive never maxes out to 100%.
All programs are noticeably faster. What a great upgrade.

 

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Positive Words

Positive and Inspirational Words.

We positively need more positivism in our lives. Light a positive fire under your writings by including a smattering of positive, inspirational and empowering words. Positive words and a positive can do attitude will automatically improve your customer relations and sales conversions. Share your favorite positive words in the comments below.

Positive Words starting with letter A

ABLE, ACCEPT – ACCEPTANCE – ACCEPTABLE – ACCEPTED – ACCEPTING, ACTION, ACTIVATE, ACTIVE, ADD, ADDITION, ADORABLE, ADVANTAGE, AFFIRM, AGELESS, AGREE, AGREEABLE, AID, AIM, ABUNDANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, ACCOMPLISHMENT – ACCOMPLISH, ACCURACY, ACHIEVEMENT – ACHIEVE, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ADAPTABILITY, ADVENTURE – ADVENTUROUS, AGILITY, ALERTNESS, AMBITION, ANTICIPATION, APPRECIATE – APPRECIATION – APPRECIATIVE – APPRECIATIVENESS, ASSERTIVENESS – ASSERTIVE, ATTENTIVENESS, AUDACITY, AWARE – AWARENESS, AUTHENTIC – AUTHENTICITY, ABRACADABRA, ATTRACTION, ALLOW – ALLOWING, AFFECTION – AFFECTIONATE, ABSORBED, ALERT, AMAZED, AWE – AWED, ANIMATE – ANIMATED – ANIMATING – ANIMATION – ANIMATENESS, ARDENT, AMAZING, AWESOME – AWESOMENESS, AROUSED, ASTONISHED – ASTONISHING, AMUSED, AIR – AIRNESS, ALOHA, ADORE, ADMIRE, ADMIRABLE, ALLURE, ANGEL – ANGELIC, ALTRUISM – ALTRUISTIC, ABOUND – ABOUNDING – ABOUNDS- ABUNDANT, ABSOLUTE – ABSOLUTELY, ACCESSIBLE, ACCLAIMED, ACCOMMODATE – ACCOMMODATED – ACCOMMODATION – ACCOMMODATING, AMPLE, APPRECIATIVE JOY, AMIN, ACCENTUACTIVITY, ACTABILITY, AFFABLE, ALACRITY, ALTRUCAUSE, AMIABLE, ASTOUNDING, ATTRACTIVE, ALIVE – ALIVENESS, ACCLAIM, ABUNDANT GRATIFICATION, ACCLAMATION, ACCOMPLISHED, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, ACCURATE, ACCURATELY, ACHIEVABLE, ACHIEVEMENTS, ACTION FOR HAPPINESS, ACTIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE STEPS, ACTS OF KINDNESS, ADAPTABLE, ADAPTIVE, ADEQUATE, ADMIRABLY, ADMIRATION, ADMIRED, ADORED, ADORING, ADORINGLY, ADVANCED, ADVANTAGEOUS, ADVANTAGEOUSLY, ADVANTAGES, AFFABILITY, AFFABLY, AFFINITY, AFFIRMATION, AFFIRMATIVE, AFFLUENCE, AFFLUENT, AFFORD, AFFORDABLE, AFFORDABLY, AGILE, AGILELY, AGREEABLENESS, AGREEABLY, ALIGNED, ALL IS WELL, ALLURING, ALLURINGLY, ALTERNATIVE HEALING, ALTRUISTICALLY, AMAZE, AMAZEMENT, AMAZES, AMAZINGLY, AMIABILITY, AMICABILITY, AMICABLE, AMICABLY, AMUSING, APPEAL, APPEALING, APPLAUD, APPRECIABLE, APPRECIATED, APPRECIATES, APPRECIATION OF BEAUTY, APPRECIATIVELY, APPROPRIATE, APPROVAL, APPROVE, ARDOR, ART OF APPRECIATION, ART OF STILLNESS, ART OF WELL-BEING, ASSURANCE, A REASON FOR BEING, ACARONAR, ACCOMMODATIVE, ALTITUDINARIAN, AMAZING WORDS, AMIABLY, ACCOLADE, ACUMEN, ADJUSTABLE, ADMIRER, ADMIRING, ADMIRINGLY, ADORER, ADROIT, ADROITLY, ADULATED, ADULATION, ADULATORY, ADVENTURESOME, ADVOCATED, AMBITIOUS, AMBITIOUSLY, AMELIORATE, AMENITY, AMITY, AMPLY, AMUSE, AMUSINGLY, APOTHEOSIS, ASSUME YOUR OWN VALUE, ASTONISHINGLY, ASTONISHMENT, ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLE QUESTIONNAIRE (ASQ), AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS, AWAKEN, AWAKENING

Positive Words starting with letter B

BEATIFY, BEATITUDE, BENEFICIAL, BENEFIT, BENEVOLENT, BELOVED, BEST, BETTER, BLESS – BLESSING – BLESSED, BLISS – BLISSFULNESS – BLISSFUL, BLOOM, BLOSSOM, BALANCE – BALANCED, BEAUTY – BEAUTIFUL – BEAUTIFULLY, BELONG – BELONGING, BOLDNESS, BRAVERY, BRILLIANCE – BRILLIANT, BLISS ON TAP, BEYOND FABULOUS, BIOPHILIA, BRIGHT, BRIGHTNESS, BALISTIC, BLASTING, BLAZING, BLINDING, BREATHTAKING, BUBBLING, BUSTING, BLISSCIPLINE, BUYANCY, BULLISHNESS, BRISKNESS, BUOYANCY, BREEZINESS, BRIO, BE EXTRAORDINARY, BE HAPPY, BEAUTIFY, BEING AT REST, BENEFACTOR, BENEFITS, BENEVOLENCE, BENEVOLENTLY, BENEVOLENTLY CHEERFUL STATE OF MIND, BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS, BEYOND, BEAUTY IN ALL THINGS, BEINGNESS, BELIEVABLE, BLOOD-BROTHERS, BOHEMIAN SOUL, BOHO-SOUL, BADASSERY, BEST-SELLING, BETTER AND BETTER, BETTER-KNOWN, BETTER-THAN-EXPECTED, BEYOND THANK YOU, BIG VISION, BLITHESOME, BLOSSOMING, BONUS

Positive Words starting with letter C

CARE – CARING, CALM, CREATE, CREATIVE – CREATIVITY – CREATIVENESS , CAPABLE – CAPABILITY – CAPABLY, CELEBRATE – CELEBRATION, CERTAIN – CERTAINTY, CHARITABLE – CHARITY, CHARM – CHARMING – CHARMER, CHOICE, CLEAN – CLEANLINESS, COMFORT – COMFORTABLE – COMFORTING, CUDDLE – CUDDLING, CANDOR, CAREFULNESS, CHALLENGE, CHANGE, CHEERFUL – CHEERFULNESS, CLARITY, COLLABORATION, COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNITY, COMPASSION – COMPASSIONATE, COMPETENT – COMPETENCE – COMPETENCY, CONCENTRATION, CONFIDENT – CONFIDENCE, CONSCIOUSNESS, CONSISTENCY – CONSISTENT, CONTENT – CONTENTMENT, CONTINUITY – CONTINUOUS, CONTRIBUTION, CONVICTION – CONVINCING, COOPERATION, COURAGE, COURTESY – COURTEOUS, CURIOUS – CURIOSITY, CHAKRA, COOL, CLEAR HEADED, CENTERED, CLOSENESS, COMPANIONSHIP, CONSIDERATE – CONSIDERATION, COMMUNION, CONNECT – CONNECTED – CONNECTION – CONNECTEDNESS, CONQUER, CUTE, CHARISMA – CHARISMATIC, COLLECTED, CHEERFUL WILLINGNESS, CHEERS, CONGRUENCE, CORDIAL, CRANK (UP), CAPITAL, CORKING, CLEAR, CARESS, CHEERFUL MOOD, COMPLIMENTARY WORDS, CONTENTED, COZINESS, CUTENESS, CAREFREENESS, CAREFREE, CENTERING, CENTERING MEDITATION, CITIZEN OF MASTERY, CO-CREATING, CO-CREATOR, COHESION, CONTINUAL STREAM OF SYNCRONICITY, CREATIVE PROCESS

Positive Words starting with letter D

DIRECTION, DELICATE, DECENT, DESIRABLE, DELICIOUS – DELICIOUSNESS, DO, DREAM – DREAMY, DYNAMIC, DARING, DECISIVENESS, DELIGHT – DELIGHTED – DELIGHTFUL, DEPENDABILITY, DESIRE, DETERMINATION, DEVOTION, DIGNITY, DILIGENCE, DISCIPLINE, DISCOVERY, DISCRETION, DIVERSITY, DRIVE, DUTY, DIVINE, DAZZLED, DISNEY, DEVOTED, DANDY, DAIMON, DEBONAIR, DETACHMENT, DEDICATED, DAUWTRAPPEN, DAZZLE, DELIGHTFULLY, DEFENCELESSNESS, DEEPER PART OF YOU, DESERVE, DESERVEDNESS, DESERVINGNESS, DIS-IDENTIFY, DOPE, DOPE CHILL OUT

Positive Words starting with letter E

EMPATHY – EMPATHIZE – EMPHATIC, EASY – EASILY – EASIER, EDUCATE – EDUCATION – EDUCATED, EFFICIENT, ENABLE – ENABLED, ENERGETIC – ENERGIZE – ENERGY, ENGAGE – ENGAGING – ENGAGED, ENJOY – ENJOYMENT, ENOUGH, EAGER – EAGERNESS, EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, ELATION, ELEGANCE, ENCOURAGE – ENCOURAGEMENT – ENCOURAGED, ENDURANCE, EQUALITY, EXCELLENCE – EXCELLENT, EXCITE – EXCITEMENT – EXCITED, EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE, EXPLORATION, EXPRESSIVENESS – EXPRESSING, ENLIGHTENMENT, ETERNAL, EXALTATION, EMULATE, EMPOWER – EMPOWERING – EMPOWERED, EXPANSIVE, EXHILARATING, ENTHUSIASTIC – ENTHUSIASM, ENGROSSED, ENCHANTED, ENTRANCED, ECSTATIC, ELATED, ENTHRALLED, EXUBERANT – EXUBERANCE, EXPECTANT, EQUANIMOUS, ENLIVENED, EFFICACY, EASE, EXEMPLARY, EXTRAORDINARY, EARNEST, ELEVATE – ELEVATED, EQUANIMITY, EASE-OF-MIND, EXCITED ANTICIPATION, EXTRA, EQUITY – EQUITABLY – EQUITABLE, EASY TO TALK TO, EASY TO APPROACH, ECSTATIFY, EUDAEMONISM, EUDAEMONIST, EUDAEMONISTIC, EUDAIMONIA, EUDAMONIA, EVOLVE, EXALTING, EXSTATISFY, EXULTANT, ASTRONOMICAL, CHAMPION, CHAMP’, ELECTRIC, ENORMOUS , EXCEPTIONAL, EXCITING, EXQUISITE, EFFORTLESSNESS, EUNOIA, ECOSOPHY, EBULLIENCE, EMBRACE, EMPOWERING WORDS, ENCOURAGING WORDS, ERLEBNIS, EFFORTLESS EASE, EFFORTLESSLY, EKAGGATA, EMBODY THE LOVE

Positive Words starting with letter F

FANTASTIC, FEEL GOOD, FEELING GOOD, FLOW, FLOWING, FABULOUS, FAIR, FAITH, FAITHFUL, FAME, FAVORITE, FAIRNESS, FAMILY, FIDELITY, FLEXIBILITY, FOCUS, FLOURISH, FORGIVE – FORGIVING – FORGIVENESS, FORTITUDE, FREE – FREEDOM, FRUGALITY, FUN, FUTURE, FRIEND – FRIENDLY – FRIENDSHIP – FRIENDLINESS, FULFILL – FULFILLED, FOOD, FEISTY – FEISTINESS, FEASIBLE, FINE, FEARLESS, FESTIVE – FESTIVENESS, FIT, FANTABULOUS, FREECYCLE, FUNERIFIC, FUNOLOGY, FLAWLESS, FAMOUS, FANCY, FLASHY, FTW, FUNNY JOKES, FLAUNTING, FONDLE, FRIC-TIONLESSLY, FLAWLESSLY, FLOURISHING, FORTUITOUS

Positive Words starting with letter G

GLOW, GENEROUS – GENEROSITY, GENERATE, GENIAL, GENIUS, GENUINE, GIFT, GIVE – GIVING, GOOD, GOODNESS, GOING THE EXTRA MILE, GRACE, GRATITUDE – GRATEFULNESS, GROW – GROWTH, GUIDE – GUIDING – GUIDANCE, GOD, GROUNDED, GLORY, GODLINESS, GOOD-FEELING, GROOVY, GIDDY, GLAD, GOOD HEALTH, GLAMOR, GIGGLING, GODDESS, GORGEOUS – GORGEOUSNESS, GRANDIOSITY, GENERAVITY, GENTLEMAN, GARGANTUAN, GRAND, GREAT, GINGER, GOOD-HUMORED, GOODWILL, GREATFUL, GEMUTLICHKEIT, GIBIGIANA, GIGIL, GOOD INDWELLING SPIRIT, GOOD WORD, GOOD WORDS, GOOD-HUMORED, GOODWILL, GOOD FORTUNE, GYPSY SOUL, GAME-CHANGER, GENERATOR OF LIFE, GRACEFULLY, GRACIOUSNESS

Positive Words starting with letter H

HOPE – HOPEFULNESS, HAPPINESS – HAPPY – HAPPILY, HARMONIOUS – HARMONIZE – HARMONY, HEALTH – HEALTHY, HEART, HELLO, HELP – HELPFUL – HELPING, HOT – HONEST – HONESTY, HUMAN, HUMOR, HELPFULNESS, HERO – HEROISM, HOLY – HOLINESS, HONOR, HOSPITALITY, HUMBLE, HEAVEN – HEAVENLY, HALO, HEARTFELT, HEARTWARMING, ONE-POINTEDNESS, HAPPY HEARTED, HEEDFUL, HANDSOME, HUGE, HIGH-SPIRITEDNESS, HIGHLY DISTINGUISHED, HAPPY WORDS, HEART-OPENING, HOSPITABLE, HUMAN FLOURISHING, HIGHLY DISTINGUISHED, HARNESS, HEIGHTENED, HOLISTIC, HOLY SPIRIT

Positive Words starting with letter I

IMAGINATION, INSPIRE – INSPIRATION – INSPIRED – INSPIRATIONAL, IN-LOVE, IDEA, INCREDIBLE, INNOVATE – INNOVATION, INTERESTING – INTEREST – INTERESTED, IMPROVEMENT, INDEPENDENCE, INFLUENCE, INGENUITY, INNER PEACE, INSIGHT – INSIGHTFULNESS – INSIGHTFUL, INTEGRITY, INTELLIGENCE – INTELLIGENT, INTENSITY, INTIMACY, INTUITIVENESS, INVENTIVENESS, INVESTING, INTENTION, INVIGORATE – INVIGORATED, INTRIGUED, INVOLVE – INVOLVED, INCLUSION, INNOCENT, INEFFABLE, INTREPID, IDEALISM, ILLUMINATION – ILLUMINATED, INCOMPARABLE, INVINCIBLE, INQUISITIVE, INFINITE, INFINITY, ILLUSTRIOUS, INNER, ICHARIBA CHODE, IKIGAI, INCREDIBLE CUTENESS, INDWELLING, INSPIRATIONAL WORDS, INSPIRING WORD, INSPIRING WORDS, IRIDESCENT, ILLUSTRIOUS, INNER, INNER SPIRIT, INTERCONNECTED, INTERCONNECTIVITY, INTUITION

Positive Words starting with letter J

JOY – JOYFUL – JOYOUS, JOKE, JOLLY, JOVIAL, JUST, JUSTICE, JUBILANT, JUVENESCENT, JUMPY, JAMMIN’, JUBILINGO, JU JU

Positive Words starting with letter K

KINDNESS – KIND – KIND-HEART – KINDLY, KEEP-UP, KISS, KNOWLEDGE, KITTENS, KEEN, KAAJHUAB, KALON, KILIG, KIND WORDS, KOIBITO KIBUN

Positive Words starting with letter L

LIKE, LAUGH – LAUGHING, LEARN – LEARNING, LIFE, LIVE – LIVING, LUXURY, LONGEVITY, LOYALTY – LOYAL, LOVE – LOVABLE – LOVING, LIBERTY, LOGIC, LEADER – LEADERSHIP, LUCK – LUCKY, LIGHT, LOVING-KINDNESS, LIVELY, LIFE OF THE PARTY, LOVELY, LOVING ACCEPTANCE, LOVING FEELINGS, LIGHTWORKER, LEADING, LIGHT FOG, LIVES THROUGH, LOVE WORDS, LOVER OF BEAUTY, LUSTROUS, LUSTROUS COLORS, LIGHT-HEARTED, LEEWAY, LET GO, LETTING GO, LIVELINESS, LOVE FULFILLED

Positive Words starting with letter M

MEANING – MEANINGFUL, MORE, MAGNIFICENT, MAJESTY, MANY, MARVELOUS, MERIT, MOTIVATE, MIRACLE, MAGIC, MAKING A DIFFERENCE, MASTERY, MATURITY, MINDFUL – MINDFULNESS, MODESTY, MOTIVATION – MOTIVATIONAL, MERCY, MEDITATION, MIND-BLOWING, MELLOW, MOVED, MOVEMENT, MUTUALITY, MOURNING, MELIORISM, MENCH, MINDSIGHT, MINDSIGHT, MAJOR, MILD, MEANINGFUL WORDS, MEMORABLE, MORPHING, MOTIVATED WORDS, MOTIVATING WORDS, MOTIVATIONAL WORDS, MOVING, MAGNETIC TO LOVE, MIRTHFUL, MYRIAD

Positive Words starting with letter N

NOBLE, NURTURING – NURTURE, NON-RESISTANCE – NON-RESISTANT, NEW, NICE, NIRVANA, NEAT, NATURE-MADE, NOURISH – NOURISHED – NOURISHING – NOURISHMENT, NAMASTE, NEOTENY, NICE WORDS, NOVATURIENT

Positive Words starting with letter O

OPTIMIST – OPTIMISTIC, OUTSTANDING, OK, ON, ONWARDS, OPEN – OPENLY – OPENING, OPEN-MINDED, OPPORTUNITY, ORIGINAL, OPENNESS, OPTIMISM, ORDER, ORGANIZATION, ORIGINALITY, OUTCOME, ORIENTATION, OBEDIENT, OPEN HEARTED, OMG, OVERCOME, OM MANI PADME HUM, OUTGOING, ONENESS, OUTERNATIONALIST, OVERLY OPTIMISTIC, ORENDA, OWNING YOUR POWER

Positive Words starting with letter P

PERFECT – PERFECTION, POSITIVE ENERGY, POSITIVE THOUGHTS, POSITIVE EVENTS, POSITIVE CIRCUMSTANCES, POSITIVE BELIEFS, PEACE – PACIFY, PARADISE – PARADISIAC, PASSION – PASSIONATE, PLEASE, PURE, PERCEPTIVENESS, PERSEVERANCE, PERSISTENCE, PERSONAL GROWTH, PLEASURE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, POSITIVE WORDS, POWER – POWERFUL, PRACTICALITY, PRECISION, PREPAREDNESS, PRESENCE, PRESERVATION, PRIVACY, PROACTIVITY – PROACTIVE, PROGRESS, PROSPERITY PROSPEROUS, PUNCTUALITY – PUNCTUAL, PATIENCE, PROUD, PLEASED, PLAY – PLAYFUL – PLAYFULNESS, PARTICIPATION, PURPOSE, PICK-ME-UP, PRONIA, PIOUS, PUPPIES, POLITE, POSITIVE MIND, POSITIVE THINKING, PRETTY, PRECIOUS, PARDON, PERKINESS, PIQUANCY, POSICHOICE, POSIDRIVING, POSIFIT, POSILENZ, POSIMASS, POSIMINDER, POSIRATIO, POSIRIPPLE, POSIRIPPLER, POSIRIPPLES, POSISINGER, POSISITE, POSISTRENGTH, POSITIBILITARIAN, POSITRACTION, POSITUDE, POSIVALUES, POSIWORD, POSSIBILITARIAN, PROMPTNESS, PROTO, PRICELESS, PEP – PEPPINESS, PERMALICIOUS, PLUCKY, POLLYANNAISM, PRIDE, POSITIVE FEELINGS, PEACE OF MIND, PEACEFUL WORDS, PETRICHOR, PHILOCALIST, POSITIVE EMOTIONS, POSITIVE FEELINGS, POSITIVE VOCABULARY, POWER WORDS, POWERFUL POSITIVE WORDS, POWERFUL WORDS, POWER-ON, POWER-UP, PROTECT, POLITENESS, POUR YOUR LOVE, POWERFUL POSSIBILITY, PRIVILEGE, PROPITIOUS

Positive Words starting with letter Q

QUALITY, QUIET – QUIETNESS, QUAINT, QUIESCENT, QUEENLY, QUICKENING, QUIDDITY, QUIESCENT MIND, QUALITY WORDS

Positive Words starting with letter R

RESPECT, RADIANT, READY – READINESS, REAL – REALITY, REASON, RECOMMEND, REFRESH – REFRESHED, RELAX – RELAXED, RELIEF, RELIEVE – RELIEVED, REMARKABLE, RATIONALITY, RECOGNITION, RELATIONSHIPS, RELIABLE – RELIABILITY, RELIGION, RESOURCEFULNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, RIGHTEOUSNESS, RISK-TAKING, ROMANCE, REVELATION, REVIVED, RESTORE – RESTORED, REST – RESTED, RENEW – RENEWED, REJUVENATE – REJUVENATED, RAPTURE – RAPTUROUS, RESILIENT – RESILIENCE, REVERENCE, RIPE, REBORN, RELATEDNESS, RASASVADA, REPOSE, ROSINESS, RELENT, RENOWNED, RESPECTED, RAINBOW, ROMANTIC, RELENT, RENOWNED, RADIATE, RECOGNIZE, RELEASING, RIGHTFUL

Positive Words starting with letter S

SCOPE, SMILE – SMILING, SOULMATE, SOUL – SOULFUL, SACRED, SAFE – SAFETY, SECURE – SECURED – SECURITY, SUSTAIN – SUSTAINED, SAVE, SAVINGS, SIMPLE – SIMPLIFY, SELFLESSNESS, SELF-ESTEEM, SERVICE, SIMPLICITY, SINCERITY, SKILL – SKILLED, SPIRIT, SERENE – SERENITY, STABILITY, STRENGTH, STYLE, SYSTEMATIZATION, SELF-LOVE, STRIVE, SALVATION, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-FORGIVENESS, SERVE, SYMPATHETIC, SELF-COMPASSION, SELF-KINDNESS, SPELLBOUND, STIMULATED – STIMULATING – STIMULATION, SATISFIED, STILL, SURPRISED, SLEEP, SEXUAL EXPRESSION, SHELTER, SELF-EXPRESSION, SPACE – SPACIOUS, SPONTANEITY – SPONTANEOUS, SUNSHINE, SPARK – SPARKLE – SPARKLES, SWEET – SWEETNESS, SUPPORT – SUPPORTING – SUPPORTED, SEXY – SEXINESS, SUPREME, SUCCULENT, SWEETHEART, STUDY – STUDIOUS, SAVOUR – SAVOURING, SUFFICIENT, STUPENDOUS, SWAG – SWAGGY, SPLENDID, SMART, SPECTACULAR, SPECIAL, SERENDIPITY, SYNERGY, SHINE – SHINING, START, STEADFASTNESS, SUBLIME, SUNNINESS, SUPERPOWER, SPUNKY, SHAPE-SHIFTING VIRTUOSO, SOUL-STRETCHING, STRONG WORDS, SACRED SPACE, SHIFT IN FOCUS, SHOW UP MORE PRESENT, STELLAR, SUPERCHARGE, SUPERCHARGED, SYMPTOMS OF GREATNESS, SYNCHRONICITY

Positive Words starting with letter T

TRUE, TRUST – TRUSTING , TACT, TEACH – TEACHABLE, TEAM, THANKFUL – THANK – THANK-YOU – THANKFULNESS, THERAPY, TIME, TEAMWORK, TIMELINESS, TOLERANCE, TRADITION, TRANQUIL – TRANQUILITY, TRUTH – TRUTHFULNESS, TENDER, THRILLED, TOUCH – TOUCHED, TICKLED, TO MATTER, TO KNOW, TO BE KNOWN, TO BE SEEN, TRANSFORMATIVE – TRANSFORMATION – TRANSFORM, TRIUMPH, THRIVE – THRIVING, TENACITY, TO BE, TRANSPARENT, TEMUL, TENDERLY, TIDSOPTIMIST, TIME OPTIMIST, TO LET GO

Positive Words starting with letter U

UNIFICATION, UNIQUE, UPLIFT, ULTIMATE, UNCONDITIONAL, UPGRADE, USEFUL, USER-FRIENDLY, UNITY, UNDERSTAND – UNDERSTANDING – UNDERSTOOD, UNIFICATION OF MIND, UP, UPSKILL, UNBELIEVABLE, UNFLAPPABLE, UNREAL, UTTER AMAZEMENT, UNABASHED, UNABASHED PLEASURE, UNBEARABLY CUTE, UNHURRY, UNBELIEVABLE, UNFLAPPABLE, UNREAL, UTTER AMAZEMENT, UP-LEVELED

Positive Words starting with letter V

VITALITY, VALUE – VALUES – VALUABLE, VIRTUOUS, VALID, VERIFY, VERY, VIABLE, VIRTUE, VICTORY – VICTORIOUS, VARIETY, VULNERABILITY – VULNERABLE, VIBRANT, VOW, VIM, VIGOR, VENERATION, VOCABULEVERAGE, VERSATILITY, UBUNTU

Positive Words starting with letter W

WORTH – WORTHY – WORTHINESS, WEALTH, WARM – WARMTH, WELCOME, WILL- WILLING – WILLINGNESS , WISDOM, WISE, WON, WONDERFUL, WELL-BEING, WHOLEHEARTEDNESS, WOW, WONDER, WATER, WELL, WELLNESS, WELFARE, WHOLE, WONDER-WORKING, WIN – WINNABLE – WINNING, WALWALUN, WEB OF RELATEDNESS, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, WILLING TO LEARN, WONDROUS, WORLD-BUILDER, WORTHINESS TO TAKE UP SPACE

Positive Words starting with letter X

XO, X-RAY VISION, XENODOCHIAL, XFACTOR, XENOPHILE, XENIAL

Positive Words starting with letter Y

YES, YOUTH – YOUTHFUL, YOUNG, YOUNG- AT-HEART, YIPPEE, YAY, YEARN, YEA, YEAH, YUMMY, YEN, YESABILITY, YUGEN, YARAANA, YESABLE, YOU ARE LOVED, YOUR TRUE VALUE

Positive Words starting with letter Z

ZEALOUS, ZEAL, ZEST – ZESTY – ZESTFUL, ZIPPY, ZING, ZAPPY, ZANY, ZEST FOR LIFE

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Flies on your Computer Display

Getting Rid of Flies on Your Computer Displays

Before I even get wound up about flies on computer displays, I want to clarify that if you have them, you are not necessarily a slob. The first thing one would assume is that anyone with flies buzzing around them might have a hygiene issue. Regardless, almost every time sit down in front of my computer I seem to be tormented by a variety of tiny flies usually working alone to distract my work.  It happens all year long. In fact, it’s happening now. Time to investigate.

Only a Side Effect:

Flies on your computer screen are just a side effect of  having flies in your office or home. They love flying in front of your face because that’s what flies do, and the fact that the heat and light attracts them. They’re just much easier to see when they land in your field of view while trying to blast aliens. If you’re working on a document, the white background amplifies the aggravation. If you try to poke the little buggers with your finger, they just hop or fly away. Only on rare occasions have I been able to nail one.

Big flies:

house-flyIf a big house fly manages to get in and focus its appetite on me, all work stops. They are usually easy to take out with an ordinary fly swatter. House flies can be controlled by closing the door and window screen. I’ve tried to convince my wife and kids of this solution to no avail.

More fun than a fly swatter, the Bug-A-Salt, a salt powered shot-gun for flies. Avoid electronics.

What Are They?

Those tiny flies on your computer screen are probably fruit flies or gnats. Both are likely there because of an attractive environment from which they came. While it may not seem to be a bounty to you, an old apple core, banana peel or bread crust is a universe of food to a tiny fly. It’s a good bet you have something in a nearby trash container that is generating the flies. Other critters like leaf hoppers and spiders might also be attracted to your work, but they are not ask pesky as flies.

Where they come from:

fruit-fly-trap Where do fruit flies come from? Are their eggs already in the food scraps and if not, how did they get there? Not to be commander obvious, but their baby Mamma probably flew by and laid them on your trash. How else?

Once the eggs are laid, they do what all flies do, they get gross. The first stage after hatching is the maggot stage. During this time, the maggots devour the garbage then advance to the fly stage. Once a fly, they are free to breed and aggravate you until you find a smart solution to take them out.

How to get rid of computer screen flies.

My first thought is usually to order something from Amazon. After all, they have everything. I don’t want nasty chemicals or sprays.
The best I could do was these sticky traps for $6.00 Prime. Simple Solution. I ordered them and will report back. The second option, fruit fly traps seems less effective according to reviews, but probably works fine. I ordered that too and will review.

Cheap, Simple Solution:

Here’s an old-fashioned way to get rid of fruit flies that you can make yourself in under a minute.

  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  • a few drops of regular dish soap
  • place mixture in a glass jar with no lid
  • wait for the hungry flies to land and drown

I have used this method and it works wonderfully. Place the container 4 to 8 feet away from you. The idea is to draw they away from the monitor heat and light and to something more appetizing. The soap simply reduces the surface tension so they won’t float.  Since fruit flies only live a few days, you should be able to clean up your trap in no longer than a week. It you don’t then you could be a slob.

I like cheap homemade solution that I can deploy in a few minutes from now, not three days from now because by that time, that pesky fly will have died of old age already. Problem is; junior maggot is munching his way to adulthood to carry on the family business of irritating me.

The Fly Trick:

Now that you’ve mastered controlling computer display flies, you can play a trick on your friends, or if you miss all those flies you’ve taken out. Believe it or not, some mad scientist type has made a disturbing app for that. FLY ON DESKTOP is a program that places realistic house flies on your computer screen. I’m not kidding. Download it if you dare.

Share your fly problems and solutions:

Take a minute and post your comments below about your problems with computer display flies:

Website Design Job Scams

The Webmaster Scam:

We always like to think the web is an honest and friendly place, but you know the truth. The web is full of scams. One relatively new  way for unscrupulous miscreants to mislead and steal from you and possibly place you in a lot of financial trouble. This nefarious scheme starts with a fake web design quote request. We take all requests very seriously, but each request must be checked out and vetted before we actually proceed with a project.

Here’s a recent example of just such a scheme in action. It starts off sound legit enough..

Here is the job details

I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TX and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.samplesite.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.

Note:

1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as desireddomain.com
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. i will be providng the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $3000 to $8000

Kindly get back to me with an estimate
Hope to read from you

Regards
Micheal

So, does this raise any red flags? It should.

Most clients are not so quick to pull the trigger, whilst these so called clients just about throw money at you. If it were only that easy. So what’s the harm? Well in earlier versions of this scam, the client would send bogus checks or money orders. Today they run it using credit cards. In most cases the third party consultant they mention requires a kickback. If you waste your time going any further than one or two emails it’s your own fault, unless you want to string them along for some fun.

Fresh Meat:

Here’s another one I received today. Still playing this one.

Scammer – “Hello, This is Josh Mary, I am hearing Impaired. can you handle web design for my new company. and do you accept credit.”

Me – “Sure, we can communicate online.
If you are interested, please provide some specific information about your project and basic contact information.
Thanks”
Scammer – “Thanks for your response.

Am so glad you responded so i will be glad if you can create my website for me.Here is the job details for the site i want created. the business is a salon and spa but it still a small scale business so i need a best of the best layout design for it.

 Can you handle that for me ?. so here is an example site i want you to check out this site but i need something

more perfect than this if its possible http://indocanadasalonandspa.com...  the site would only be informational, so E-commerce functionality is not needed on this site, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the example site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and also i want the site to be on word-press plus

 I want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, whom has the text content and the logos for the site so there wont be any delays.

Note:

  1. My budget is $3000 to $11,000

2.I want the same exact numbers of pages with the example site i gave you to check

  1. I want the domain name as Josh-spa.com, cos i don’t have a domain yet
  2. Updating of the site will be by you guys
  3. the images, logos and content for the site will be provided by me.
  4. i want the site up and running before ending of Next Three month.

Kindly get back to me with:

(1) an estimate

(2) Are you the owner ??”

Me – “Josh:

The sample site is 25 pages. The estimate for a full WordPress implementation of a similar 25 site would be $8,500 NTE.
Extended SEO work after site completion and maintenance would likely require ongoing charges.
If you are buying that particular theme from a third party, that would reduce the price a bit.

Surprisingly josh-spa.com is currently available. I would require a $500 deposit to begin work. We will need to make payment arrangements, I can do this through PayPal. (I’m just jerking his chain now)

And yes, I am the owner. Can you tell me a bit more about yourself and your expectations for the site?”

Scammer ‘ “Thanks your price is attractive and okay, i will make a 50% down payment and which merchant will you be use to charge my card?”

That’s about where you should call it quits.

The Consequences:

Beside getting ripped off for your time, there are kick backs you will need to make to get your full amount. Then, guess what? Once you pay the third party consultant everyone disappears and the card is disputed and refunded or the card was stolen and funds yanked. If you were stupid enough to play along that far, you deserve it. This is a blatant scam that anyone should see.

Money Laundering:

In many cases, the potential client will be funneling money through you for bogus projects. You may be doing work, but you are also instructed to pay a third party “consultant” or “developer”. The resulting work will never be used…they just want to run the money through you to clean it for them.

That’s why they are happy to pay you in large amounts up to $10,000. Anything higher would send up the red flags at banks. This transfer of bad money to good money makes you an unknowing partner in their crime. Don’t try using ignorance as an excuse because you’ve now been warned. Research your clients as much as they research you.

Vetting Clients:

We never used to have to go through so much but it’s always advisable to get a PO number and the full billing department contact information of any company requesting work. I usually write up a work order, contract and attach a terms of service and deliverables.
Before any of that, I like to establish a relationship with the client at the very least over the phone or in person.
Ask questions and have your ducks in a row. This is business.

Be careful out there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onyx M-16 Instructional Video

Onyx M-16 Life Preserver Instructional Video

This video shows how to use , repack and rearm the bleyt pack.
The M-16 is a great lightweight life preserver that is easy to wear and fits up to a 52 waist (X to XXXX) and can be reused and rearmed.
Approved for persons 16 years of age and older; and over 80 lbs. – Type V with Type III performance

 

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WordPress Basic Training

WordPress Basic Training – Creating a Blog Post

WordPress is a very popular CMS (Content Management System) that allows anyone to easily create and edit website content without a lot of hassle. WordPress uses a simple WYSIWYG (pronounced WizzyWig) editor. WYSIWYG stands for What You See IS What You Get. This refers to the fact that it is like writing a Word Document and whatever shows up on the screen is pretty much what you will see on the final page, but without the template formatting.

Setting Up WordPress:

If you are a client of ours or already had WordPress installed, you can skip this part entirely. We specialize in the technical setup and template configuration. Templates are what give each site it’s particular appearance. Setup and Templates are not for beginners. It requires knowledge of web server file systems, FTP file transfer and MySQL database setup. Templates require CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) and custom graphic skills. Onward!

Logging in:

WordPress requires that you register a user account. This account identifies you as an authorized administrator, editor, contributor or subscriber on the site. For most people who want to just blog, the editor role is best. The editor role allows you to create and edit new pages and posts. The site administrator will assign your role.

To login into your WordPress installation, you typically go to http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin (replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name.)
Once there, you can register, login or reset your password. If this is your first time, you need to register. Once you have a user name and password established and the site administrator approves your account, you can login to your editor account.

The editor account has a limited LSB (left side bar) that restricts you to just the tasks you need. If blogging, you will only be concerned with POSTS. 

Pages and Posts:

This is a very important concept: If you had us or another designer build your site, then you can likely ignore pages. Pages are the static content of your main site pages, like your home page, about us page and product or service pages. It is not recommended that you edit pages as they will change the main site pages of your site. For blogging purposes, it is POSTS that you need to know.

Posts are for blogging:

Posts are just like pages except for the fact that they are listed in chronological order on the main blog page that your administrator should have set up. As new posts are created, old posts are moved down the page. This is a very simple process. If you have any problems using the Post editor, there is a fantastic HELP resource located in the upper right hand corner of the page.

The basic step of creating a post are as follows:

  1. Enter a Title
  2. Enter the body content text. You can also insert photo content using the INSERT MEDIA tool which lets you upload files from your local PC. It is recommended you use the Visual editor mode rather than the text mode.
  3. Once you are done editing the body content, click the blue PUBLISH. Button at the right side of the page.
  4. After clicking PUBLISH, preview the page using the grey PREVIEW button just above the PUBLISH button. If you don’t want to publish right away you can instead use the Save Draft button and finish editing later. The public won’t see drafts, but once you click PUBLISH, the post is LIVE to the world.

Easy Peasy! See the helpful video below on how to create and publish a simple blog post. CONTACT US if you require help with this topic.


 

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Barrel Garden

Barrel Garden Systems are Growing:

Traditional gardening methods can be tedious and back breaking work. Balancing soil, roto tilling and pest control are a real hassle. A modern solution to growing healthy vegetables is at hand.

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DIY Plastic Barrel Garden

You can now grow your own veggies in a compact space that could fit on your back porch or apartment balcony using a plastic barrel garden system. The crazy appearance is only surpassed by the incredibly intelligent nutrient cycle that takes kitchen scraps like egg shells coffee grounds, tea bags and vegetable scraps converting them slowly into organic fertilizer.

There are plans online to convert a plastic barrel to a barrel garden, but it requires hours of cutting and heating the plastic with a torch to soften it, then manually forming each grow slot with a wooden wedge or PVC pipe. So tedious in fact you may consider going back to traditional back breaking gardening. But wait, there’s now an easier way!

A better barrel garden solution:

The Garden Tower 2 shown below is a modular tower garden that is specially designed to be a growing apparatus right off.  The blue barrel shown above is the old time consuming garden barrel project.

The Garden Tower 2 is assembled in 7 layers, the base and six levels, each layer with 9 growing ports. There are a total of 54 individual ports so you can grow an amazing 54 individual plants all within about a cubic meter. A central composting tube collects vegetable kitchen waste as a source of nutrients.

This high density growing machine keeps you plants free from pests and makes weeding and pruning a snap, especially if placed on a shelf of table in your green house, sun room or patio.  There’s nothing worse than planting your lettuce crop then finding it mowed down by hungry bunnies. Those problems are history with the Garden Tower 2.

Garden Tower 2 50-Plant Composting Container Garden
The Garden Tower 2 Barrel Garden

To operate the Garden Tower 2, you simply assemble the unit, fill with a bag of rich growing soil then plant your seeds and water. The central composting tube is then filled with your plant based kitchen scraps. No meat,mo dairy and no grease or oils.

Once the central tube is nearly full, you can add worms, yes I said worms, to the composting tube. They will begin eating the scraps and in the process create worm castings, one of the richest organic fertilizer on Earth. It becomes a sustainable micro ecosystem.

The watering cycle is very easy and economical as compare to traditional gardening. Water enters the top, trickles down transporting nutrients along the way. Once it reached the bottom reservoir, it can be recycle back to the top, full of new nutrients.

In these days of uncertain food sources and quality, the Garden Tower 2 is a smart investment in your nutritional health.

You can purchase a Garden Tower 2 system directly from the Garden Tower 2 website. Regularly $499, now only $349. They also sell worms. Have fun!

 

Maintaining Your WordPress Site

How to Maintain and Update Your WordPress Website or Blog

WordPress is a remarkable framework for making a site or blog. One caveat of a dynamic content management system is that every site needs regular support. The way to keeping up a WordPress site or blog is to develop a schedule to keep it as comprehensive yet simple as possible. Go to your calendar and pick a date or day of the month. Make an entry called “site maintenance” and give yourself 30 minutes. On the off chance that you already do this month to month, it ought not take that long. This is what you need to do during your “maintenance time”.

File backup.
You’ll want a backup of all the images and files you have uploaded. There’s several ways to do it, with lots of good information on the WordPress website. For most sites, for our sites, we set up an automatic weekly backup of your files. If you are not getting a weekly email, check with me.

Database backup.
I have database backups emailed weekly too; I just check my email to make sure the backup is there. (You can set a filter that moves each backup email into a storage folder automatically when it arrives in your inbox.)

Plugin updating.
When you see a number on your Dashboard next to the Plugin list, then there’s a plugin that needs to be updated. Plugin updating is easy, but it’s a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the update may implement important security fixes. On the other hand, it might conflict with another plugin. It’s smart to check out the plugin home page before updating, to see what’s new and different, and see if anyone else has had any problems. If it looks ok, then update the plugin and choose “upgrade automatically”. This will deactivate the plugin, upload new code, and then activate again automatically.

WordPress updating.
WordPress also updates its software frequently. The process is similar to updating a plugin. Here’s what I do. I update all of my plugins first, and then I update WordPress. I don’t always update as soon as it alerts me because I want all of my plugins to be compatible. Otherwise they will “break” and I might need to find another plugin to do the same function that works with the upgraded WordPress. Make sure you have a recent backup before you upgrade your WordPress version.

Check for spam comments.
Easy: from your Dashboard, scroll down to Comments. Click on the Spam button and delete all. I don’t waste any time checking to see if any marked spam might be real, they are few and far between, and consist mainly of “Great post!” comments which don’t add value. Be sure to keep your spam blocker for Comments plugin active. I have used Akismet in the past, but its no longer a free option.

Check stats.
While traffic to your website fluctuates daily, over the course of weeks and months, your traffic should be relatively smooth. For most websites I try to install a Google Analytics plugin because it’s simple, effective and informative. You can check your stats from your Google account or right on your website. In addition to the traffic counts, you want to know which sites are referring users to your site and what keywords are users typing that bring them to your site. Make sure you incorporate those keywords into your posts and pages to bring more traffic to your site. If you have questions on this, let me know. You can also review my post called “How to Find Keywords for your WordPress Website”.

Check your links.
Sometimes, plugins can interact in strange ways with each other. You should check critical functionality any time you change the configuration of your site or blog, say, by installing a plugin. If you don’t check it after you install a plugin, then check it during this regular maintenance time. Make sure your links work. If you have a contact form, fill it out and send it to yourself. You should not have any problems, but you should make sure you don’t have any broken links. You know it’s frustrating when it happens to you on other sites, so try to keep yours up-to-date.

Reciprocal links.
Along with regular marketing strategies for your blog or website, don’t forget to ask for reciprocal links, commonly called link-backs, to grow your “mindshare”. For example, if you are a member of an organization and you put their logo and a link to their website on your website, make sure YOU are listed as a member on their website too. Same goes if you frequently recommend a product or service, and they recommend you, ask them to put your logo and a link to your site on their blog or website. It helps build traffic. Try to inventory your links and link-backs when you do this routine maintenance. Think to yourself, “Have I joined any clubs or organizations lately or do I regularly recommend another site where it might be beneficial to add them to my site and ask they add me in return?”.

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Zombie Traffic – When Websites STOP working.

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Does your website traffic interact like Zombies?

Back in 2010, as a member of Webmaster World, I entered into the discussion of what I had called Zombie Traffic. These were periods where traffic levels seems to stay steady, but visitors either sat on a single page for long periods of time or perhaps left before the page completed loading.  The first mention of this Zombie Traffic phenonmenon appeared on June 6th 2010 just a few weeks after the 2010 MayDay update. Prior to that, my site ran quite reliably for nearly a decade.

Mysterious Zombies:

A thorough analysis of traffic and site page load times revealed nothing out of the ordinary. The late Ted Ulle aka “tedster” and I discussed this topic to no end. At first people thought I was nuts, but I have a particular penchant for finding strange patterns within the chaos. Natural patterns are quite easy to spot, while unnatural patterns reveal clues to some other forces at work, be they algorithmic or some disruption in traffic itself. Traffic throttling or “shaping” was one theory, but with all the speculation there are still no answers.

Zombie Traffic Characteristics:

If your site is afflicted, you might see:
1. On normal traffic volumes, and no SERP movement, visitors suddenly stop interacting.
2. Visitors come to one page and either bounce or hang on one page for long periods.
3. No “normal” transition to other pages.
4. Sudden ON periods where Zombies disappear and “normal” traffic and conversions return.
5. Followed by just as sudden OFF periods where Zombie Traffic reappears.
6. Weekly conversions coming out to EXACT or very close totals.
7. Sudden zero runs. Long periods of zero traffic following hours of good traffic.

An Increasing Trend:

Well, this year a large number of the long time non believers have come out of the woodwork on what has now go to be one of the longest webmaster posts ever on webmaster world titled “Google ZOMBIE Traffic Observations“.  All those who are reporting in claim to practice all “white hat” practices and that they generate great content…Google’s concept of “quality” is a whole other topic.

Zombie Traffic can’t be pinned on anyone yet, although many feel the need to blame Google simply because they run a black box business model. Some people do point to the coincidence that when Zombie Traffic or Traffic Throttling or Traffic Shaping seems to have appeared, Google was really starting to drive into profitability…which they did in a fast and furious manner from there on.  Many draw a parallel to Google’s constant 20% quarterly profit increases and many webmasters constant 20% or worse declines in sales. It’s all just speculation. Isn’t it? See an example site below:

example chart showing loss of sales conversions due to zombie traffic on test site barplan.com
The barplan.com test case site saw growth until MayDay 2010, it’s been all down hill since.

Where are Zombies coming from?

A few thoughts on where Zombie Traffic comes from includes mobile device proliferation, content dilution, PPC bidding increases, Google Shopping, Penguin, Panda and a zoo of other reasons. WMW is rife with speculation and wild conspiracy theories but the bottom line is that whatever is causing these mass, across the board declines, there is likely no quick fix. The web has changed from the Wild West, to a much more controlled medium and you can thank basic capitalism for that. So, to make a long story short, if your site has stopped working, and you continue to use the same old marketing methods of weaving more content or buying PPC ads, it’s likely not going to work. Try thinking outside the box. Get offline and start thinking about doing business the old fashioned way by pounding the pavement and shaking hands with real people again. That’s a time tested method that works wonders and is much more satisfying.

A New Perspective:

There is a cute little book out there that should be read by everyone who relies on Google traffic. It’s a very short and easy read. It  pretty much sums up what has happened in the past few years. It’s titled: “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. Link below. It’s only 3 bucks.

The web is an ever changing place and what worked yesterday might not work as well today. There’s a reason for everything.  If you’re having problems with your web site sales and see zombies in your analytics, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.