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SEO Experiment Jason Heller’s incident with Best Poison Ivy Removal (Greenlawn, NY)

After doing SEO for 20 years (yes, 20) I still love a good SEO experiment.

Well my good friend Jason Heller gave me an opportunity to particupate in some digital justice.

I’ve had to register domain names myself in the past to wake up executives at companies that failed to live up to their promises and responsibilities.  Jason feels that way about Best Poison Ivy Removal located in Greenlawn, NY too.

Jason will surely dispatch other loyal friends in an attempt to teach yet another business owner that doing the right thing is the proper way to run a business and doing the wrong thing can ruin a business.

decided to upload daughter’s flute videos.

Plenty of room on the server. http://www.kevinlee.net/kiravideos

Why I won’t accept Warren Buffet’s 1.5 million donation ;)

Gotta admire the chutzpah (best word for it, but audacity works too) of this spammer.

If Warren Buffet’s legal team has it slow this week they could go all “Raymond Reddington” on this con artist. 😉

Subject: Donation

britishcommission97@gmail.com; on behalf of; warren buffett [warrenbuffet088@gmail.com] (love the use of three distinct email addresses)

Greetings to You

You have been gifted $1.5 MILLION USD donation fund. Contact us at this email for your claim: warren_buffet2@aol.com

I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a cash sum of $1.500,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below:


My wife and I decided to donate the sum of $1.500,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the lot of 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $12 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people before she died. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance because i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Susan my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. my wife has cancer and she died at colchester regional hospital, my wife just didn’t die but she was a great person and I miss her so much and this is why I have decided to do one thing i promised her forever. as you could see from the webpage above, am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before she died we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Susan underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer’s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 40% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because i am sick and am writing you from hospital computer because i don’t know when i will die.

To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($1.500,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send us

your full names……………..
your contact address…………….
your personal telephone number……………

so that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your country. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

I like to re-assure you of the legitimacy of this services as we will not be involved in any fraudulent act and will never be. use the money wisely, we only want to feel good by helping people this time of the year, this is the only thing that makes my wife happy too even now that she is not here with me any more, we have too much to give away as I only have few months left on earth. I will advise as you as the prospective lucky Person to be calm not to loose this great opportunity which millions of people are trying to entangled but the chances just couldn’t come for them because a lot of people are out there to discourage them as they don’t know how it works, and have never seen such before.

Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Warren Buffett.

God bless you
Mr Warren Buffett Billionaire investor

Are non-profits the final area where interns can get experience?

Nonprofit causes may be the only place where interns can gain experience in a tight labor market.

Over the last several years both the DOL (US Department of Labor) and private litigation have nearly shut down the opportunity for unpaid internships as a training method for many positions where experience is considered critical even to land an entry level position.

For-profit companies deciding how many paid internships to offer have to take into account not just the low productivity of an intern during training, but also the loss of productivity for all those supervising the interns.

The DOL does however allow for interns working at nonprofits to be unpaid (for the time being). A similar waiver covers volunteerism.
“The FLSA makes a special exception under certain circumstances for individuals who volunteer to perform services for a state or local government agency and for individuals who volunteer for humanitarian purposes for private non-profit food banks. WHD also recognizes an exception for individuals who volunteer their time, freely and without anticipation of compensation for religious, charitable, civic, or humanitarian purposes to non-profit organizations. Unpaid internships in the public sector and for non-profit charitable organizations, where the intern volunteers without expectation of compensation, are generally permissible. WHD is reviewing the need for additional guidance on internships in the public and non-profit sectors.”

Perhaps the nonprofit causes should take advantage of the glut of under-employed recent graduates.

Boat is in Bayshore / Dickson Marina

Another boat broke free and collided with Mint Mist rubbing against her Port side for several hours during Sandy’s wrath, snapping her port spring line and smashing her window.  Despite that, Mint Mist came out of Sandy smelling like a rose.

I like the Amazon personalized ads & they do a better job than most aboutads.info DAA executions

Amazon’s been serving me personalized ad creative and I like it.

Plus they’ve done a really great job with their ad prefernces page.  Better than Google and better than any NAI member that I’ve noticed, or AboutAds.info licensee I’ve tested.

Groupon jumps from Dental and Chiropractic to General Medical Practice deals.

OK, so I’ve seen the dental and chiropractic deals.  But now Groupon has offered something much more mainstream medical as a deal.

Again, my interpretation is that Groupon is fee splitting and in NY state that jeopardizes both the doctor and the fee recipient (Groupon who collects the fee).  My email inbox showed a link to: http://www.groupon.com/deals/amg-medical-group-2

Like a driving exam, a physical exam ensures bodies are properly responding to their environment and have developed quick reflexes when pelted with deer. Make sure your body is in tiptop shape with this Groupon: for $59, you get a new-patient checkup at AMG Medical Group (a $200 value). This offer is valid at locations in Manhattan,QueensBrooklynthe Bronx, and Staten Island. The checkup includes:

  • A complete physical exam, including medical history (a $150 value)
  • Blood sugar, cholesterol, stool, and urinalysis tests (a $50 value)

Groupon still offering medical deals, Dental Fee Splitting?

I assist with marketing my wife’s cognitive therapy practice, but watching Groupon and others continue to offer deals in licensed medical areas is like doing 65 MPH (ten above the limit) on the highway and seeing 18 consecutive cars blow by you at 90 MPH plus.  You are tempted to hit the gas but know if you follow the pack you’ll probably be the one bagged.

Today I got:

Smile Arts of NY – Midtown South Central

Zoom Teeth Whitening or Complete Dental-Implant Procedure with X-rays and Porcelain Crown (Up to 84% Off)

It’s tempting to fall in behind these medical practitioners on behalf of my wife’s business and hit the gas. But I’m not risking my wife’s NY State Psychologist license just to craft some cool Groupon deal (like a dating or relationship power session).

Groupon seems to me to clearly be fee splitting and in NY state that’s a no-no for both the practitioner and the fee recipient.

Exasperating.  I with it would get resolved via a clarification in law or a legal challenge.

GoDaddy Phishing email is particularly well disguised.

Wow, look at how well these nasty organized crime phishing emails are impersonating GoDaddy.  One of the problems with being recognizable as a brand is you become the phishing target.

We-care.com reminder not malware or virus, mistaken identity

Its actually pretty easy to get an app, software, or browser plugin mistakenly classified as a virus or malware.

Family computers (ones shared by several people) can result in this form of mistaken identity.  For example, I’m a founder of a company called We-Care.com which has a browser plugin for IE, Firefox and Chrome.  In addition to the ASPCA and other causes like Clean Water Action distributing the plugins directly, We-Care.com also convinces some software publishers to offer the plugin as an optional… YES OPTIONAL part of their software install.

So, what happens, one family member sees that the We-Care plugin, costs nothing, generates revenue for a cause (example) and is a great way to give back, FREE.  But because the We-Care software announces every time a cause it being supported other family members get freaked out and think the computer got infected.

When you’ve got millions of installs out there, it’s easy for a few people to get mislead.

The We-Care team covered this issue recently on their blog.

Funny, Google AdWords doesn’t know Firefox 7 is new

Ever since upgrading to FF7, I’ve been getting the following wording from Google AdWords:

We have detected that you are using an older web browser. For better performance with the AdWords interface, we recommend using a modern browser such as Firefox 3.5 or later, Chrome, Safari 4 or later, or Internet Explorer 8 or later. Learn more



Avinash Kaushik on The Best Sources of Data For Marketers

Interview between Didit CEO Kevin Lee and Avinash Kaushik, Analytics Evangelist, Google, recorded May 2010. In this segment, Kevin and Avinash discuss the best sources of analytics data for marketers.

Sam Yagan On Defining Search Marketing

Interview between Didit CEO Kevin Lee and Sam Yagan, OKCupid.com’s CEO and Co-Founder. In this segment, Kevin and Sam discuss the shifting definition of search marketing.