Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and Computer Automation are moving forward Quickly, Amazon, Uber, Google, Ford, Audi, and Lyft, etc.

All the talk about artificial intelligence and computer automation is not just talk, it is really happening and will move forward quickly. Amazon is going to open 2000 stores that do not need any cashiers and checkout people.
See the video below for more details.

Automated driver-less cars and trucks are happening and several companies have successful tests already completed. Uber has been testing driver-less cars for over a year in USA cites.
The taxi drivers in Paris France were burning down the streets because Uber was taking their jobs. Soon (in the next few years) there will not be jobs for any drivers, not even Uber drivers.

How will this affect millions of workers worldwide, and society in general?







Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel on Bill Cassidy’s Health “Care” Bill - We Need Affordable Healthcare for All People

I am glad Jimmy Kimmel is standing up for affordable healthcare for all people. Unfortunately Jimmy Kimmel has learned about these healthcare problems because his son has to have three heart surgeries.
Yet Jimmy Kimmel is a good person and instead of just being happy that he has plenty of money and can pay what ever he has to, he has learned from his doctors that many people cannot afford these type of surgeries for their child, and insurance companies do not want to pay. 
I am not affiliated with any political party, so I am not a Republican or a Democrat. Sometimes I side with the Democrats (e.g. healthcare for everyone), and on some issues I prefer the Republican policies, e.g. being tougher on North Korea and willing to stop the country of North Korea from having nuclear weapons.




Saturday, September 23, 2017

Conan Visits Jerusalem & Outlines Trump’s Peace Plan

With all the recent natural disasters, e.g. Hurricanes, Earthquakes, etc. I thought it was time for some Conan comedy.
He is very funny as usual.


Friday, September 22, 2017

SEO Link Building Service

SEO Link Building Service and Strategies
We receive thousands of phone calls, emails, link building questions and listing requests every year about SEO and link building techniques. Eighty percent or more of the people contacting us have terribly wrong ideas about what works and what is important for outstanding results in the major search engines. Below are details, samples, and history of people contacting us with their requirements. Hopefully, you will find useful SEO information that will help your company grow and increase your profits.

Many people phone our company saying, "I need low cost SEO, low quality backlinks, and tons of cheap links."

I respond, "Why?".... They say, "I want to out rank my competitors."
They think it is a pure numbers game, all links are equal and you get more and you win.  This is the wrong link building strategy, and these "cheap low quality techniques" will cause your website to be penalized by Google.

These people want fast outstanding results; they want to be #1 for competitive keyword phrases in 1-5 months.  Most people still do not understand that Google has penalized almost all of these cheap, crappy links and many people still do not even realize to vary their anchor text.  So the fastest way to be penalized by Google is to put up 1000+ low quality links on crappy websites and low quality Directories. 
Important Note: "If every url passes a review, the directory gets closer to just a list of links or a free-for-all link site." - Matt Cutts of Google

Then use the exact same anchor text for all these poor quality backlinks. People who do this might as well just email Google and say "please penalize my site, I am a dumb-ass and I deserve to be penalized."

You need and want to be on Top Quality Sites and Directories.






Thursday, September 21, 2017

Why Links Are So Important to the Internet

I Did Not Invent the Internet, However the Man Who Did Links to My Blog

History of the Internet and Leonard Kleinrock one of the Fathers of the Internet

Wikipedia should mention that Claude Shannon was one of the greatest engineers of all time and was also the main Professor of Leonard Kleinrock when he was a student at MIT. At the age of 21-years old, Claude Shannon invented modern Digital Circuit Design Theory which lead to the computer development that has impacted our world in a gigantic way.


I will show you an example of "good merit based" link building that Google likes.
About the best backlink you could obtain in the software, Internet and SEO industry would be a link from a prestigious university, from a top expert and a famous award winning distinguished person, e.g. the father of the Internet.

Please click here, then click in the #1 video listed on the webpage and see where it links you to.


The following is an excellent article and basic overview of links and why they are so important to the web.
"As an emerging industry, SEO is a field ripe for new college graduates ... The first thing a new SEO must learn is how Google operates. This means learning the value of links in search..."

One small correction I would make to Cory's article is that powerful backlinks are still by far the most important factor in the Google algorithms and they will continue to be because there is science behind this.

The reason search engines will most likely never change this is that this methodology works great, and no other technique works better. Why Do you think Google named it PageRank?
The Wikipedia article for PageRank is wrong and defective just like some of the other Wikipedia articles. However, the editors at Wikipedia did an excellent job on "the history of the Internet". Wikipedia should let me write the article about Google PageRank since I know more about this topic than the current Wikipedia editors do.
Click here if you would like to learn about PageRank from a real expert, me.



Believe in Yourself (and Why Nothing Will Work if You Don't) ...



 Link Building

The people that tell you links are not important any longer are complete Dumb-asses and you should never listen to them.
I am not sure how I can make this point any clearer.

For more advanced information and training about link building or for help, please email TomForrest@HTPcompany.com
I suggest you also read:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rico - Category 5 Hurricane



This Hurricane will make a direct hit on Puerto Rico and cause tremendous damage. It is the largest and most powerful hurricane (typhoon) to ever hit Puerto Rico.
The Pacific ocean can have Typhoon's with 205 mile per hour winds. Category 5 hurricanes do not have a limit for top speed. So at 175 or 205 they are both considered Category 5.


USA President Trump addresses the United Nations (entire speech)


How our Smartphone and Computer Screens are Harming our Daily Lives and Robbing us of Valuable Personal Time

Below is an excellent video presentation that discusses important technology and lifestyle topics that I have rarely thought about until I watched this video. I only use my Smartphone as a phone and I do not text or tweet, I only use emails. I never bring my smartphone to any meals, breakfast, lunch or dinner. If I am out to dinner, I leave my smartphone in my car.
Now my gut instinctual knowledge is being proven correct again by this Professor.
I knew what he is saying, yet I could not explain it as well as he does. Every person that watches device "screens" should watch this video. 


SEOWA.com has a New BackLinkChecker, use it on an as needed basis ...

We have a new Backlink Checker in beta test. It seems to be working fine, however it is a new tool in our bag of SEO tools.
We have our other useful SEO tools as part of a $29 per year annual subscription.



After you sign up you can use our high quality backlink checker and be charged by usage. Backlink checkers are very expensive to develop and maintain, so if you can afford it buy a monthly subscription to other good backlink checkers that is great. 
For many people the monthly cost is too expensive and they want to run a backlink report once a month or once every 2-months.
This is where our backlink checker is very beneficial.
We are also developing a Stand Alone version of our Backlink Checker, however it will cost more to use than if you are a subscriber to SEOWA.com 



You should check your websites backlinks at least once a month.
Below is a Backlink Report for Boeing.com




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Why is Google Unfairly Censoring the NYtimes.com and this David Brooks article regarding the Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Below is an interesting article regarding the Google CEO.
I am not a fan of the New York Times or David Brooks in general, however he is an excellent writer and makes some valid points in this article.


I do NOT want Google to censor articles like this.




Why is Google unfairly censoring this article by David Brooks?

The FTC needs to stop Google from this evil unfair censorship.
GotoTom2.blogspot.com/search?q=google+censorship



nytimes.com/2017/08/11/opinion/sundar-pichai-google-memo-diversity.html


Screen shot of the Google cache for the article.


Then I started to do some more research on this David Brooks New York Times situation with Google.

It looks like the entire New York Times is no longer in the Google cache, even the home page. Google is making this tricky, yet it is a powerful and more clever form of censorship by Google. If you do a Google search for "david brooks new york times articles" the article calling for Sundar Pichai to resign is no where to be found.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Key West Florida and British Virgin Islands suffer a direct hit from Hurricane Irma




Hurricane (Typhoon) Irma destroys the British Virgin Islands. People are thanking God that they are still alive. 



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Why Does Google Promote Bad Content that Will Get You Penalized by the Google Spam Police?

Google needs to do a better job of promoting content that supports websites that follow all Google guidelines and not put terrible SEO advice that may get you penalized by Google at the top of search results. In the past Google has correctly penalized sites that over used "free low quality Directories" trying to sell Pagerank.
Unfortunately Google makes many mistakes and unfairly penalizes some innocent websites incorrectly. I have seen Google penalize many sites incorrectly and unfairly over the last 10-years and I have published detailed proof. Google has fixed about 40% of their mistakes that I have documented over the last 10-years. 

Please look at the screen shot below. It is from a Google search for "directory submission sites". What Google shows is terrible SEO advice and exactly the type of "free low quality sites" Google has penalized for previously. I think Google needs to fix this yesterday. It will be interesting to see what Google does, sometimes Google is stubborn and refuses to fix their mistakes. A good example of why the FTC needs to put tough new regulations on Google is the website 7MEG.net .



There are more problems with the content Google is promoting, e.g. the list shows sites that are closed down and not available, like DMOZ.com .
Google stopped showing Pagerank a long time ago and this horrible list still shows the Pagerank (PR4, etc.) So besides being bad SEO advice, it is outdated.



Read the worst part of what Google is doing below, and how Google is promoting content that the Google Spam Police have penalized for in the past.

Newer Changes I have Noticed in Google and SEO Questions I am Trying to Figure Out

I have been working on the Internet since it first started and have been using and watching Google since they first started. There are some SEO rules that have not changed for a long time, however there are some major new changes I have noticed in Google recently.

1. It used to mean your web page could not show up in the Google search results unless Google indexed your web page.
(Watch this classic Matt Cutts video)

This is no longer true. Please see the screen shot below and notice that web pages that are not indexed by Google can and do show up in the Google search results. I am not sure why and how Google does this and I am trying to figure it out. I did some searches regarding this topic on Google and found zero results.
I think it may have to do with Google having more "unfair censorship control". I know 100% for sure Google made it so you can search on a Blogger site and see webpages that are not indexed in the main Google search engine. You can learn a lot just by watching Google carefully like I do. I saw and studied this before Google built this feature and after they built it.
Why Should Google Censor any normal business or informational web pages?
I mean any legal web page and not a terrorist group, etc.
Google should not be censoring my business pictures and webpages like below:
npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/29/468598100/using-billboards-company-will-collect-personal-information-to-help-advertisers

Googles does not seem to understand that almost 100% of people do not want Google to unfairly censor content. It is legal for Google to censor whatever they like until the FTC steps up and does their job and puts some controls on Google so they do not operate like Communist China in America. That is why I refer to Google as "Big Brother Google" or "Communist Google".
usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-06-22/google-is-the-worlds-biggest-censor-and-its-power-must-be-regulated

insider.foxnews.com/2017/09/07/tucker-ominous-google-censorship-certain-political-content



How can a web page that Google does not index show up in the Search Engine Results Page (SERP)?
I think that Google must cache the web page for Google use only then show the web page in the SERPs as not cached. It seems intuitive that not being cached by Google would have negative effects. However if ranking above "cached" webpages is possible than that is okay. On the other hand I have never seen a "not cached" webpage rank #1, and on more competitive keyword phrases I do not see a "not cached" webpage until the 3rd page of the search results.
So what else does it mean when Google shows the page as not cached if the web page still shows up in the SERPS?
Sometimes I smile when I write these articles because only about 1% of the worlds population understands what I am even talking about.



Please notice in the screen shot above that if a web page is not indexed in Google it does not have a little pop down arrow by it. That means it is not in the Google cache that the general public can see. However even though the 2nd result on the SERP is not indexed by Google it still shows up in the search results.
Why does Google do this if a not indexed web page still shows up in the SERPs? Currently this does not make sense to me and I do not understand why Google is even doing this.

I also wonder why Google does not index some web pages and how web pages that are not indexed are treated by Google. 
For example, my name "Tom Forrest" is very competitive, there are many people named Tom Forrest. However Google does not show my picture in the Google images because the web page that has my pictures is not indexed by Google. 
This brings up several questions and I will update this article as I learn more about this topic.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

List of Directory Submission Sites That Google Likes

By Tom Forrest
List of Directory Submission Sites.
List of directories that Google likes and that follow Google Guidelines.

Google has cracked down on web directories that violate Google guidelines.  You should not place your website on any free and low quality directories or websites, you need fewer directory listings with better quality in order to be successful with Google and Bing. Please read the following new article about effective SEO Link Building to learn more.

So I decided I should give people a list of Internet directories that Google thinks are valid and that if you obtained a listing from these directories it would help you with direct traffic generation and also as a "good" backlink as far as Google is concerned. The Directories below are valuable worldwide and businesses from all countries should consider submitting their website to these top quality Directories.

1.     http://www.AllBusinessNow.com
2.     http://www.Clasione.com
3.     http://vlib.org
4.     http://www.PicknBuy.com
5.     http://www.CybrHome.com
6.     http://www.seekon.info
7.     http://www.JoeAnt.com
8.     http://www.botw.org
9.     http://www.stpt.com
10.   http://MedicalHealthSites.com
11.   http://www.HealthFitnessNutrition.org
12.   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
13.   http://www.SearchPure.org
14.   http://www.AliveDirectory.com


Please see comments below from Matt Cutts of Google on what to consider when submitting to a Directory.
I see many articles that give incorrect SEO information and promote "free directory sites" (low quality), and it is important to study what Google has previously stated. Please understand that Google has penalized many sites for not following the Google guidelines.

When considering submitting to a directory, I’d ask questions like:
- Does the directory reject urls?
If every url passes a review, the directory gets closer to just a list of links or a free-for-all link site.
- What is the quality of urls in the directory?
Suppose a site rejects 25% of submissions, but the urls that are accepted/listed are still quite low-quality or spammy. That doesn’t speak well to the quality of the directory.
- If there is a fee, what’s the purpose of the fee?
For a high-quality directory, the fee is primarily for the time/effort for someone to do a genuine evaluation of a url.
Matt Cutts, Google     

Sunday, September 03, 2017

The Ultimate Entrepreneur Elon Musk is Interviewed on TED - Learn About the Future

I consider myself to be a brave entrepreneur, and I have had my own business for most of my life. However I have never seen anyone like Elon Musk, he is the most amazing #1 entrepreneur worldwide and has risked his all his money multiple times with his various different start ups. If any human can figure out how to live on Mars, I bet it will be Elon Musk. Now he is building a network of tunnels under Los Angeles to elevate traffic congestion. 
It is always very interesting to watch and learn when Elon Musk makes a new video.


Friday, September 01, 2017

the 1st American company to implant employees with microchips, some employees like the idea


How Safe Are Password Managers?

This video is very funny and makes an important point.


Based on all the past problems Sony has faced with hackers and the fact that Sony did not do a good job of protecting passwords.  Furthermore with the general public concerned about the US government spying on citizens I thought it would be important to explain why everyone should be using an Online Password Manager for business, personal, SEO and marketing. No one has your passwords except you. We can not see or retrieve them because they are stored in a secure military 256k encrypted vault in the cloud.