Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How Far is It

Do you go for walks or jobs around your neighborhood? Do you want to know how far away a friend's house is? A free tool by let's you plot points on a Google map and see the distance. The tool is simply called, "Google Maps Distance Calculator".

Click here to visit the Distance Calculator tool

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Search Engine Rankings (SEO)

Do you have your own website or blog? Do you write your own unique content for it? If you don't write your own unique content, then you should. Don't waste money on "Article Spinning," "Private Label Articles," or other similar options. Granted, some people might try that route, but the best way to get the Search Engines to love you is to just provide relevant unique content.

The more relevant unique content you have on a blog or website means the more search engines will like your website. You could mix in article with reprint rights or private label articles, but they will never be as good as writing unique content.

You could also hire a ghostwriter, but make sure you can trust them to only produce original content. Some ghostwriter might just use rehashed information, which won't help at all.

Have you ever doubted having a free blog on or Do you think you have to have a web host and your own domain name to get the search engines to like you? That's not true. Granted, it helps build credibility if you're selling a product or service, but for a simple blog it's not "required."

The screenshot below shows you what you can do if you just provide relevant unique content on a simple free blog host like ( Without even trying a couple pages on this blog ranked 2nd and 3rd on the 1st page of google for the search term, "mind game think positively". On 11/20/2011 that search term had about 53.5 million results. This simple blog had 2 pages on the 1st page.

Click the image for a larger view. Screenshot taken 11/20/2011.

The best part about using a free blog-hosting service is that you can try as many different types of blogs as you want without having to pay money for it. Want to try a new keyword, then create a new blog with that keyword, write unique content for it, and see what happens.

Keep it simple, provide value, and write original content, and you'll be amazed at the results you can achieve.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Not Sure What You Want to Watch, Read, Or Listen

Have you ever watched a great movie and wanted to find similar movies? What about listening to a song, and wanting a similar song? You might have even not been sure what you wanted, and just needed some help picking something to pass the time. let's you input music, movies, shows, books, authors, and games to find similar items. You could type in the movie title, "Inception," and it will give you similar movies such as, "Shutter Island (instant video)," "Source Code (instant video)," "The Adjustment Beureau (instant video)," and many more suggestions.

If you like the band, "Linkin Park," then you might get similar artists back such as, "Fort Minor," "Limp Bizkit," "Three Days Grace," and many others!

It's a free site, and it's a fun tool if you haven't tried it yet. Bored? Give it a shot!

Click here to visit now!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Value Scout on Squidoo

Check out the new Value Scout lens on Squidoo for more things of value! The lens will be built up over time with information, ideas, products, services, and other things of value that are appropriate. Feel free to go take a look, and post any comments you have at the bottom of the page! Have a great day!

Get Expert Answers for Your Technology Problems

Have you ever had a problem you could figure out with a piece of software or other digital technology? Who do you turn to for answers? If you work in an office you could probably turn to your coworker, but what if they don't know the answer? Do you hire some expensive consultant to help with the problem or do you use the mind-power of thousands of experts for one low monthly cost?

  • Can't figure out how to do something in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc..)
  • Needs help with a database?
  • Can't figure out how to program something?
  • Having a problem with your operating system?
  • Have a question about a console or computer game?
  • Need help with a cell phone?
  • Need help with viruses, malware, spyware, or other computer problems?
  • The list goes on and on and there are experts in each field that will answer you questions!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mind Game - Think Positively - #10

Read the first Mind Game post for instructions on how to play. Essentially, try to think of positive things for the example in bold below.

Your desktop computer breaks beyond repair

  • At least I have a laptop
  • At least I have an iPad
  • At least my cell phone still works
  • I haven't been to the library in awhile. Maybe now's a good time to go.
  • What else can you think of...

Image Credits: 1254880 by artM from Stock.Xchng

Keep Your Brain Happy

As you know our brains are very complex, and to keep them working properly requires exercising the brain. Kurt Simonsen, on Associated Content, post a brief article about, "Seven Ways to Stay Mentally Fit." He mentions keeping your brain on edge, and mix things up occasionally.

He also mentions challenging your brain in one way or another. Brain games like those provided on are a great way to challenge your brain. There are numerous websites and software available to help challenge your brain.

Click here to read Seven Way to Stay Mentally Fit

Image Credits: 1044619 by grdaneault from Stock.Xchng

Brain & Memory Training Program

Do you ever feel like your memory is getting worse? Do you wish that you could stimulate your brain and make it work better? There are a variety of websites and programs available that provide Brain Training games. even has some free apps that have some simple brain games.

However, one of the best brain training websites on the Internet is You get different daily training exercises every day, personal tracking, and many other features. even offers special courses within their site that are specifically designed to improve name recall, help students, speed up your processing power, and more! keeps track of your progress, has test you can take, and there's a community of user's who can leave comments as they complete games and trainings. That way it's easy to share your excitement if you've just beat a personal score or finished a challenging game.

A lot of research went into the design of and the resources it provides. If you are interested in learning more in-depth information about, "The Science Behind Lumosity," then click here for a link to the report.

You can get a 3-day trial for free, but after that you'd have to pay for a subscription. However, the rates are very reasonable for the content provided. It's as low as $4.99/month if you pay for 2-years up front or the best deal is $299.95 for a lifetime membership of brain training.

Graphic Design Contests

Are you talented with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or any of the alternatives and looking to earn some extra cash? There are many websites that let people post "contests" with payouts for the winner. is a popular website that uses this concept. They allows registered users the opportunity to run a contest and all of the registered designers on the site can compete for the payout.

The client gets to pick his or her favorite logo, website design, or whatever the contest is for, and interactive with the designers. The top designers normally keep adding revisions until the client finally picks one. even has "contests" that are labeled as "Guaranteed," which means there will be a winner from the selections.

There are actually quite a few websites like that offer graphic design contests that anybody can participate in.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mind Game - Think Positively - #9

Read the first Mind Game post for instructions on how to play. Essentially, try to think of positive things for the example in bold below.

It's snowing outside and you run out of wood for your fireplace
  • At least I still have a furnace
  • At least I still have a portable heater
  • Now I know why I bought all these blankets
  • Good thing I have a lot of sweaters
  • What else can you think of...

    Image Credits: 1254880 by artM from Stock.Xchng

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