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Basic Research- Go “Boolean”!

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Author’s note: This article was originally published back in 2010 by me.  This does make it original content, sort of.  I have re-formatted it and added images, so it’s kind of new,,,,,sort of.   Researching the Internet is a fundamental and vitally important part of affiliate marketing or any kind of marketing, for that matter.  Knowing the Boolean operators will  anybody navigate the Internet with fewer hassles and headaches.


The Internet provides us with many things, from useful, well-formatted information to the less-than-useful and even sometimes useless and even harmful information.   It can depend on what you’re searching for but what’s really critical in your internet search is HOW you search for whatever you want.
If you want to attain your objective in the least amount of time, you must learn how to search on the Internet. For instance, if you needed a new printer would you type printer into the search box of your favorite browser? With such a generic or unspecific keyword there probably would be many millions of results, many of which might not have anything at all to do with what you’re looking for.   You’d get results about printing presses, laser printers, printing companies, names of famous printers and the list would go on and on.

Now, you could spend literally hours sifting through all of these results to get to ink jet printer which is what you’re looking for.   So, how do you cut down on the search time from the start?

First, you must specify the type of printer you want. You type in ink jet printer and hit the enter button. This considerably narrows down the results but you still get many unwanted and irrelevant results.
You’re getting results about ink, about jets and about printers as well as ink printers, ink jets and somewhere in there, inkjet printers.

You are still going to spend considerable time going through these results to find your objective so what to do to make this faster and more efficient?

Instead of searching for all the terms in your phrase ink jet printer, to specifically search for your objective, encase the search phrase in quotation marks like this; “inkjet printer”.  Surrounding your search phrase with quotation marks is called a Boolean Operator.

Boolean Operators are used in Internet searches to narrow results by including or excluding certain words or phrases from the search parameters or criteria. There are several operators in Boolean logic but for our purposes today we’ll just look at four of the most commonly used ones.

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We’ve already seen that quotation marks can be a very powerful aid for searching, the next is ‘OR’.   When you use the OR operator between two keywords the results you get will contain one keyword or the other or both.  The more terms you use in combination with the OR operator, the more results you receive.

When you use the ‘AND’ operator between two keywords the results must contain both of the keywords. So the more terms you use in combination with the AND operator the fewer results would appear, as the criteria of the search are narrowing with every term added.   An example of this would be typing in printers AND inkjet, which would exclude everything but the terms printers and inkjet.

The ‘NOT’ operator, when used with a keyword, is specifying that the results cannot contain the term that follows the operator. An example would be typing in printers NOT laser.

Let’s see what we get using these operators in a regular search for inkjet printers:
First, the basic search for printer with no operators yields (search on Google) 242,000,000 results!   How long will it take you to deal with that?

How about printer AND inkjet? 11,900,000 results, way, way too much info still!

To limit the search results further we’ll go with printers AND inkjet NOT laser.  By excluding the laser criteria we get 3,560,000 results.

With the quotation marks “inkjet printer” NOT laser we get 879,000 results which is one heck of a lot better than 242,000,000 results to sift through in our search.

The power of Boolean Operators when searching the Internet is clearly obvious by the examples above. These results can be narrowed much further by applying the operators in different ways and by combining them with other relevant terms and keywords .   Play around with these search methods and get to know them because
they will serve you well if you use the Internet for any kind of research.

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Survival Kit – Build Your Own!

A survival kit is just what it sounds like, a kit or duffel bag or pack, a fanny pack, a purse, maybe just a Sucrets tin, but basically what a survival kit come s down to is a container holding items that will help you survive. This can be anything from surviving a Saturday morning after partying ’till the wee hours, to living through a hurricane.

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Or, how about a pack with enough gear in it to survive for 3 days after a massive flood like Katrina?   I’d be willing to bet my AK-47 that there were a bunch of people stranded on rooftops by the rising water that could have used a couple gallons of safe drinking water.hiking water filter

Or for that matter, ever been caught in a blizzard and couldn’t drive out of it?    I have, no fun, don’t want to do that again. The big difference is I am here writing this now, but without the survival kit i n my truck I might not be. I spent almost 2 days freezing my ass off, shoveling out when I could and waiting for the blizzard to end. Without the food in my k it and sleeping bag, not to mention the shovel and axe the two of us probably wouldn’t have lived, four other folks down the road didn’t.

Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes so emergency kits should be just as diverse.    The basic Grab-N-Go kit for an earthquake evacuation in California is going to be way different than a Blizzard Auto-Kit like I had.   But they all perform the same way in that they make it a lot easier to stay alive!

For just a basic Grab-N-Go survival kit or Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) that would be pretty much universal in scope, here’s a short list of necessaries.   Of course this is configured from my perspective here in North Idaho and if you live in L.A. yours would contain things mine doesn’t and vice-versa.     Let’s say an evacuation order was being broadcast on TV and radio, maybe even cops with bullhorns, but the deal is you have to go and go now!    No time to pack, just grab what you can and run for it, what would you grab?

  • Your laptop?
  • Your aquarium?
  • Your Christmas presents?
  • Your golf clubs?

None of the above, right?   Although I could make an argument for the laptop, these other things are not necessary for survival and would only slow you down.   If you are prepared for this scenario you would have a pack with food and water for at least 3 days, an emergency blanket or two, a small first aid kit, some extra clothing (socks, jeans, light jacket) a flashlight and batteries, fire starting tools, a knife, and any medication that is necessary.

Everybody has their own “necessary” survival equipment.   I personally have 7  B.O.B.s  scattered in strategic places in my home, office and vehicles.   Hidden, but close to hand if I have to run for it with little warning.

These kits all contain the emergency survival items and tools that one person would need to live for at least 3 days.   In case of martial law or marauders, even irate or homicidal citizens, 3 of the kits have pistols and ammo as well as an extra knife, road flares, and para-cord.  I have included in all the kits a basic first-aid-hygiene mini-kit that could double as a water container or coffee mug.   For food there is:

  • dried fruit
  • granola bars or GORP
  • beef or venison jerky
  • broth cubes and tea bags

There are also fishing hooks, mono-filament line, a compass, Head Light, and magnesium fire-starters.     A plastic tarp and 2 mylar space blankets for sleeping.   A  Life Straw emergency water filter  and iodine crystals that are supposed to handle 2 hundred gallons of drinkable water, some plastic garbage bags, a whetstone, some extra socks and that’s it.


Remember, these Grab-N-Go kits aren’t supposed to be anything fancy, just to hel p you survive until the emergency is over or you find a safe place.   My kits, with everything, including 3 liters of water, weigh just over 20 lbs.   Adding the weapons and ammo could be as much as 5 more lbs.   I think I could hike to my safe zone (about 10 miles) without too much difficulty packing 25 lbs.

That is the ultimate test of a survival kit, can you carry it for a ways if you have to?   Will the supplies last until you find relative safety?   If your survival kit can be easily accessed, contains relevant, life-saving equipment, and is compact and light enough for hiking, you have a winner!


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Don’t Be Scared! Be Prepared!

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Ever wonder just WTF is going on in the world?  What I mean is more than the various doom and gloom people who are always warning us about the next End Of The World As We Know It event.  While they may have gone a little too far with some of their predictions (Dec. 21, 2012) I think there is more than a grain of truth in what their message is.

With the way the economy is right now, who knows when something major will occur?  Stock Market crash, the end of the “Petro Dollar”, a new bubble bursting in real estate, derivatives or any number of nasty financial  events could bring America’s shaky economy tumbling down.  What would you do if the dollar became worthless tomorrow?stock crash

There’s lots of political posturings and certainly a big rift between the progressive  socialist leanings of the present administration and the traditional family value system of the American heartland.  What would happen if the schism between the two erupted into violence and martial law was declared?  Would you be prepared to sit it out or would you have to rely on the government to save your sorry ass?

Then there’s natural events like earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes and blizzards that can easily disrupt the food supply chain and/or force evacuation.  evacuation routeHow about a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) that the Earth just happens to be in the path of?  What would you do if the Electric Grid went down?   Another volcano erupting could also halt the supply chain very easily.  What if the Yellowstone  Caldera(s)  blew?  That would cover a good share of the country with feet of ash and make it real tough to go to the grocery store.

There really are many man-made events that could happen without much warning.  For instance, toxic chemical spills, bio-toxin pandemics, terrorist dirty bombs, sabotage or even nuclear war could make forced evacuation a very real possibility.  Are you going to wait around for the government to come to the rescue?  You know how well FEMA handles disasters, Hurricane Katrina is a good example.

It doesn’t hurt to be prepared for something that might happen without any notice, giving you no time to get your shit together to protect yourself and loved ones.  In other words, to survive and continue life.  It’s a lot better to have camping equipment, a store of food and water and a good plan and not need them than to not have them and need them.        disaster

Comfort Zone Survival Gear is an easy to use Amazon storefront that is being updated constantly with new and relevant to survival items.  There’s no big mark-up like on the survival sites that take advantage of new “preppers.”  Many of those sites sell the same items, but with inflated shipping and handling costs that gouge  the consumer unreasonably.  Most of our products have expedited shipping and/or free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime products.


Sorry, no items were found to display. That could mean that these items are currently not available or that there is a temporary problem.

You could try checking later, or go and search eBay directly.

Another thing you could try is to search

Amazon also guarantees their products and those of their distributors with product warranties and “get your money back if not satisfied” terms.  They sell millions of products annually, but still listen to the individual’s issues.  survival kit

Take a look around Comfort Zone Survival Gear and maybe you’ll find something that would help you and yours in case of a forced evacuation or an event that no one is going to come and save you from.  It never hurts to plan ahead if you care about your quality of life or that of your loved ones.  It really doesn’t take much to make  life a heck of a lot easier in a disaster situation, national emergency or collapse of the supply chain.  You might not always have the Quick-Stop on the corner to go to for dinner, why not have the tools to take care of yourself?


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Making Money With eBay, Amazon and Walmart,,,,The Easy Way

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That’s what it is, folks, a business.  With a plan, goals, risk (everything has risk) and especially ROI (Return On Investment).   I’d be telling a whopper if I said it doesn’t cost anything, because it does.  $20 a month.  I can understand you being a little wary of this expenditure, but the guys have this covered too.

If you can’t scratch together $20 there’s an offer program that will help you earn the cash.  It’s not immediate, but from what I’ve heard from other members, it’s easy and puts cash in your pocket faster than most other similar  programs.

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Auto Traffic Magnet Review



Auto Traffic Magnet is a new site that says it guarantees more CONVERTING web visitors and online advertising with very little effort or cost.  So I decided to put it to the test…

My first impression was the site looks professional and clean, with an attractive look and feel.  It is easy to read and understand.  Joining the site was easy and painless–they do offer 2 upgrade options but they are not required to gain the benefits.

The Members Area is very well laid out and intuitive–I could figure out what to do after only a few minutes and was able to get up and running in less than 5 minutes.  Inside the site, you create links and ads–the links you simply enter any URL links you use into the generator and it transforms them into “Auto Traffic Magnet” links.  You create ads for anything you want to promote using the Auto Traffic Magnet Ad Generator, which is very easy to use.  You can create as many links and as many ads as you like.  And they are organized in a logical way–links are displayed in the order you create them but also your 5 most recent links appear on the main page for quick reference.  Also, since the link generator is the tool you’ll use most, it is also right at the top of the main page when you login.  Very smart!

After you’ve created at least 1 link and 1 ad you can start to generate traffic.  Just use and promote the new Auto Traffic Magnet link instead of the original source link you had.  Every time the Auto Traffic Magnet link is clicked, the page loads followed by a cool slide-up ad window at the bottom.  It displays an ad PLUS an image with your affiliate link that goes back to Auto Traffic Magnet.  So if anyone clicks the Auto Traffic Magnet image they see the site, and if they signup they become your referral.  It’s a great viral feature because you can build referrals without even trying to just by using the site.

Now every time the ad window displays (your Auto Traffic Magnet links get clicked) you earn credits that get YOUR ad displayed in the ad windows when other members’ links get clicked.  So the more clicks, the more times your ads get displayed.

And this works virally–meaning as you make referrals into Auto Traffic Magnet (either by promoting it or just using it and visitors click the Auto Traffic Magnet image on the ad window to join) you also earn ad credits on THEIR link clicks.  And this works up to 5 levels deep.  So you can create a massive amount of free ad views and web traffic by referring others to Auto Traffic Magnet also.

I didn’t get to test the full effect of a big downline yet (I just got the tool) but I can tell you the rest of the site works exactly as stated–my links got clicked, I earned credits, and my ads got displayed.  Auto Traffic Magnet even tracked my results so I know how many clicks and how many ad displays.  That was an impressive unadvertised extra feature.

There is one more benefit and feature which might be the best of them all–downline emailing.  You can email your downline with offers, promotions, or whatever you like, and here is where Auto Traffic Magnet really shines.  They took time to make the emailing often enough that it’s valuable as a user, but no so often that it’s a burden to your downline.  But the best part about this feature (and actually the credit earning too) is that it tells you exactly how long until you can mail again.  Now THAT’s cool.

Overall I have to say I am impressed with Auto Traffic Magnet.  It is simple yet powerful, and delivers on its promises.  Highly recommended to anyone who wants to increase traffic and advertising.

Happy Trails, Woodco  04/15/14

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Son of Affiliate Agendas

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The first post of Affiliate Agendas R Us will be more of an explanation of what happened to the old site/blog.  You know, the one that all of my faithful supporters (both of them) followed with a passion that could only be attributed to the cheap whiskey that they drink.

Perhaps it was the same cheap whiskey that enhanced my encroaching alzheimers and caused me to forget to back-up the original Affiliate Agendas R Us.  Never-the-less, I did forget and when changing DNS settings decided to change hosts also.

Of course, when I was just starting the process of transferring the old to the new my train of thought ran completely off the rails as I got smitten by “shiny object syndrome.”  For those of you who don’t know what “shiny object syndrome “  is, I will briefly explain. crow_eating_toad

Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS) is what happens when your attention gets distracted by an interesting event, project or really anything that makes you lose focus on your immediate goals and jump onto something new.  Like the crow  who drops an egg as it plummets to the ground to pick up a piece of shiny foil that attracted it’s attention.

Well, what can I say, but it is  a good program and I’ve already made some money at it.  The bad part was that while I implemented the program and got it rolling, so to speak, my new hosting company outdid themselves efficiency wise and brought Affiliate Agendas R Us to their hosting family.

This would have been great if I had made a backup file of the site to be transferred with  the root.  I didn’t and because I had been neglecting my old site, (it was running on automatic with very little input needed) the old hosting company pretty much said “See Ya,” and closed me out.

So, that’s it,,,pretty lame excuse really, but it’s all I’ve got.  The new Affiliate Agendas R Us will still provide beginning affiliate marketers with great products to help them get started making money online.  I will attempt to create a more responsive format for you all, easier to navigate and with lots of new money making ideas.

I’ve already got some guest bloggers on board who will also be sharing their expertise as well as handy tips and tricks that make marketing a lot easier and loads of fun!  I will be introducing a huge  amount of software with supporting videos that are guaranteed to lighten the load for beginners.

You’ll have to put up with the under construction aspect of this new format, but it will be over with soon enough.  I’d rather take a little longer to build the new Affiliate Agendas R Us with hopes that I can bring the best of the best to all my faithful followers, both of you.

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