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David Beroff

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    David Beroff reacted to Terra in Japan's Declining Population.   
    Freudian Slip?
     
    Terra
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    David Beroff reacted to Lanfear63 in Backpack saved his life   
    Probably an Apple Bible, the bullet only penetrated as far as The Book Of Jobs
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    David Beroff reacted to Dan Riffle in Upload audio from iPad Mini to iCloud.com?   
    I would think that you could just set your default save folder to your dropbox folder and away you go. But I may not be understanding exactly what you want. 
    Anhyhoo, just in case, here's a tutorial on how to use Dropbox on an iPad:
    http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Dropbox-on-iPad
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    David Beroff got a reaction from perryny in Upload audio from iPad Mini to iCloud.com?   
    Sorry for the delay.  I've been traveling on business for far more than I would prefer lately.
    Thank you, but video is the part that is already working for me.
     
     
     
    Ah!!  Thank you!!  (Why didn't I think of Evernote!?)  That will probably do it for me.  The only issue I can think of is the security side; I would want to be able to permit specific others (e.g., assistant) to listen to this particular stream on-the-fly without giving them access to my entire Evernote data-set, but I suppose I could simply set up a separate Evernote account (and email address) just for this one project.  Overkill, but it'd work.
    I had been trying to use AudioMemos, but between multiple upsells and confusing documentation (on functions that should be trivial), it had been an uphill battle.  (e.g., Would it have been so hard to simply gray out disabled functionalities, so one could know that they are possible, should one choose to buy them!?)
    No.  These are said feet:
    This is Hamilton Creek in Berkeley, CA. Like several of the creeks which run perpendicular to the Hayward Fault there, as the two sides of the fault shifted relative to each other over time, the creek path started to follow the fault until it "caught up" with its original path on the other side. So if there are 50 meters between the two right-angle "corners" of the creek path, one can determine that it was very roughly 50 centuries since the creek ran straight at that point.

    Put a different way, you are looking at a picture where my two feet are being mercilessly pulled apart at the blistering rate of a meter per century, or 1cm/year. :-)     Please ignore these empty artifacts; I can't seem to delete them. :-(  
     
     
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    David Beroff reacted to Mike Friedman in The Forum Has Been Upgraded   
    Shit. I didn't know you could do that. Thank you.
     
     
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    David Beroff reacted to Terra in The Forum Has Been Upgraded   
    You're going to anyway. 
     
    There is a different, yet viable way to do so. I've used this as an example.
    You merely have to click on the portion you want to quote, highlighting it. Then right click on the mouse as if you were going to find copy. If you'll look at the portion you highlighted, you'll see a "bubble" that says, "quote this". You click on it and it quotes the portion you want. Then move on to another. You don't have to quote the parts you want to skip over. That's what I did here in this post. It works for me anyway. 
    Terra
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    David Beroff reacted to Dan Riffle in Upload audio from iPad Mini to iCloud.com?   
    Dave, you could set up a shared drop box folder, if you're looking for security. 
    Also, your feet are just adorable.  Was that picture taken when you were 12? 
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    David Beroff reacted to perryny in Upload audio from iPad Mini to iCloud.com?   
    Why not just use an app like Evernote?
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    David Beroff reacted to Mike Friedman in The Forum Has Been Upgraded   
    Unfortunately because it is a WYSIWG editor, there is not much that can be changed about the quote mechanics. It's not like vBulletin that uses the BBCODE. You can still copy and paste portions of a message, highlight it, and then hit the quote button in the toolbar above. You lose the part identifying who said it, but it will still break up the quote that way.
    If you really want to, you can hit the Source button in the toolbar and copy and edit a quote that way too.
    The preview button is till around. It is just in the toolbar now. Last button on the top bar to the right. Might seem weird for it to be in the toolbar, but that is where IP Board decided to put it.
    The Location has been edited to not appear on one line anymore. I don't know why they coded it that way to begin with. If you entered anything longer than 8 characters or so, it pushed it all together. 
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    David Beroff reacted to Blaine in The Keys to the Kingdom of Google Local   
    Owning the top spot on google local is not nearly as hard as the talking heads that are trying to sell you their patented magic beans make it out to be.

    And because the holidays are here and I’m in the giving mood I’m going to spill my guts on how I own google local for my clients and my lead gen sites. I’ve gotten a lot from the Spartan Marketing Academy since it’s been here so now I’m going to pay a little of it back.

    First and foremost you have to forget all the noise about google local reviews being a ranking factor. Beyond having 5 reviews in place to get to the gold stars, they do next to nothing for your Google ranking in the local pack. You want the gold stars to make your ad stand out.

    I’ve been doing this for 7 years now and have a local ad with 5 reviews. That's right, I said 5 reviews that ranks number 1 above two other ads in a very competitive market where the 2nd place guy has 484 reviews with a 4.9 rating and the 3rd place guy has 106 reviews with a 4.6 rating. I actually took it over with no reviews and maintained that spot for over 2 years that way (with no reviews). A couple months back I finally had time to get 5 reviews up there to get the stars to enhance the click through ratio to my site. Other than that reviews are pretty much worthless when it comes to a ranking signal. Yeah, yeah I know that you’ve read all kinds of articles about how important reviews are for ranking in google local. But I’ll believe what the evidence in front of me is instead of what a company that sells some type of automated review generating/managing utility is trying to sell me.

    Google local is not about who you are. Google local is about what you do. If you’re a Carpet Cleaning company, then have the word Carpet and or cleaning in your domain name if at all possible. And what’s EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to have it in your company name on your google local ad.

    EXAMPLE: Had a guy owned a cleaning company hired me two years ago to build him a site and rank it for him. Primarily he wanted to rank for carpet and upholstery cleaning because those were his mainstays. His domain name was (fake name to protect the innocent ahead) christopherscleaning.com and he had the same name for his business on his google local ad “Christophers Cleaning”.

    So carpet cleaning in a city of 1.5 million people is fairly competitive market so I told him to change his business name on his google local ad to “Christophers Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning” that if he didn’t it was going to make it next to impossible to take one of the spots in the local pack for that. He balked and told me he wanted to keep it the way it was. So 9 months later he ranks for everything except Carpet and Upholstery cleaning which are his big money makers, and calls me grousing about it.

    I told him flat out. Change your company name on your google local ad to “Christophers Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning” like I told your ass nine months ago. Do it right this minute while we’re on the phone or I’m firing you as a client. I will not budge. Do it now or it’s over.

    Now understand, this guy had never gotten calls from the internet till I took his stuff over and he’d already told me that he was getting more calls than he’d ever gotten in his life for buffing, stripping and waxing along with all the other noncompetitive stuff in the cleaning industry so I knew I had the leverage to be firm with him.

    He changed the company name on his google ad.

    He calls a week later all excited and tells me that he’s now in the number 1 spot on google local for carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning. That people are calling and wanting prices for it!

    And that’s how easy it is. Google local does not care who you are. Google local cares what you do and it better be in your company name. Keywords matter bigly.

    Only go with 1-2 categories when you set your ad up. Your description if google local still even has one should be very short and don't stuff links and keywords in it, they're meaningless.

    I learned these two from Mike Friedman a few years ago. Citations and paid directories are hugely important and still rock it.

    I like getting 100-200 citations per ad, this seems to work for domination very well. Get into the main aggregators first. Acxiom – Infogroup – Localeze – Neustar – Factual. Then pay a service like bright local to set the rest up for you. Costs like 3 bucks a citation. The citations from social media have a good authority so get them. Youtube - Linked IN – Facebook – Twitter are ones that I make a rule to get

    After that you’ll need anywhere from 1-10 backlinks that are from decent sites that are geo or topically relevant to the site your trying to rank. I’ve actually ranked some with no backlinks other than what’s coming in from the citations and directory listings. Sure they’re no follow. But if you think google isn’t factoring them into their algo you’re nuts. Google lies.

    And that’s pretty much it.

    Proximity to your cities centroid? Yes that’s a factor. But if the guy ranking above you cause he’s two miles closer only has 15 citations for his business. Go buy 100 citations for 300 bucks and run over his ass. He’ll never know what hit him.

    Good luck with it !!

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    David Beroff got a reaction from Khemosabi in This day in history, my most favorite story...   
    Speaking of spoilers, I was going to be cute and reproduce its cover here.  Then I googled it and found that Amazon put a major spoiler right in the basic book description!
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    David Beroff got a reaction from Terra in This day in history, my most favorite story...   
    Speaking of spoilers, I was going to be cute and reproduce its cover here.  Then I googled it and found that Amazon put a major spoiler right in the basic book description!
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    David Beroff reacted to HeySal in This day in history, my most favorite story...   
    I never even heard of Monster at the End of the Book.  Why do I suddenly feel deprived? 
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    David Beroff reacted to Lanfear63 in This day in history, my most favorite story...   
    Piggy was not a pig, read it.
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    David Beroff reacted to whateverpedia in Someone at Steam has a sense of humour   
    That's right, humour, not humor.

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    David Beroff got a reaction from Ingie in Changed Domain Name, Possible Issue?   
    In Firefox, you can right-click on your page, then Inspect Element > Network, and see exactly what is being requested.  Other browsers may have a similar feature.
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    David Beroff got a reaction from Khemosabi in A new way of getting past spam filters?   
    I hate to say this, but my bet is on each service doing its own filtering.  I actually have the same issue with one of my Gmail accounts that forwards email to another, where I have to check two Spam folders.
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    David Beroff reacted to Lanfear63 in Canada Military Probes Mysterious Arctic Pinging Noise   
    The native tribes there are seeking the answer too but it keeps pinging the search injuns
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    David Beroff reacted to Lanfear63 in Canada Military Probes Mysterious Arctic Pinging Noise   
    The sunken ships are scared too. They're Nervous Wrecks.
     
    Scrape
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    David Beroff reacted to Terra in Writing without the Internet. Or human contact. Or fresh air.   
    That's what I was thinking. I'm not sure if they allow you to earn money while doing serious time.
     
    I'm far from an expert on these things though as I lack experience in that arena, lol.
     
     
    Terra
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    David Beroff reacted to HeySal in Writing without the Internet. Or human contact. Or fresh air.   
    Solitary?  I would think that he should write a book about what was in his head that lead up to the crime, etc.  What life is like in solitary, etc.  If he can get his work out to someone that can put it up as an epub and put it on the market for him........or just keep it until he's out.  I don't know what the specifics at the jail would be about him earning money while he's there.  They might take most of it. Hard to say.  
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    David Beroff reacted to Terra in Writing without the Internet. Or human contact. Or fresh air.   
    David, the sky is the limit.
     
    The mind is the only thing that continuously keeps working when all else can't/doesn't, even when we sleep.
     
    If this person is a writer, I would hope they are creative.
     
    Just writing down the random thoughts that run through the mind, would give a plethora of things to potentially write about, I would think.
     
     
    Terra
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    David Beroff got a reaction from Khemosabi in Anyone else missing email notifications?   
    I posted this in the Spartan Help forum, Tag, regarding emails from the Spartan site.
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    David Beroff got a reaction from Tagiscom in Anyone else missing email notifications?   
    I posted this in the Spartan Help forum, Tag, regarding emails from the Spartan site.
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    David Beroff got a reaction from Khemosabi in No weirdos, please   
    {tentatively raises hand and nervously looks around the room}
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