Worldwide Gaming

All gamers know that moment when you play a new game and you’re absolutely blown away by the graphics. Occasionally the game will be good too and you’ll be sucked into it. It’s one of those times when you marvel at the age we live in, that such a realistic looking game exists. ‘What next, virtual reality? How could anything get more realistic–?’

I’ve lost track of the times I’ve felt that. The first time was when I sat down to play a PSX game; Tekken II. I remember thinking it was ‘too mind blowing’ and ‘scarily realistic’.

These precious shards of memory take the form of disks, placed away in your collection for a later date. They seem to be timeless classics. But nothing is timeless. These games always come with an expiration date; a moment when the curtain is pulled. You sit down and play the game only to notice small holes you didn’t notice before.

You start to see the game not as a world but a collection of graphics – the clipping and poorly rendered textures are painfully apparent. How could you have not noticed these before?

That’s the graphical expiration date. Everyone’s expiration date is different – after all, it’s not the game that’s changed. You’ve tasted something better, more refined and now you struggle to go back. That sense of wonderment will never return no matter how badly you want it to. It’s still a good game, but it’s not as magical as it once was. What was once sparkle is now to your eyes a blocky particle effect.

It would be a sweet world without the expiration date- we’d all relish in low resolution graphics, never needing the graphical ambience of games like Skyrim and Assassins Creed 4. Developers would have an easier time of it too; imagine if they only had to work with 8-bit graphics instead of designing new cutting edge game engines every year. The rise in HD editions and console generation ports are pretty much proof of people’s need to have better graphics – it’s supply and demand.

Humanity used to be happy just having a steady food supply, fire and water. Our ‘needs’ escalate and we find ourselves not being able to cope without that little bit more. Is it our fault, or are we just built that way?

I picked up Vampire: The Masquerade for the PC last week and tried to play it. It had seemed so cutting edge, so brilliantly designed. Now there are indie games on the market that can achieve a higher level of graphic design. I found myself struggling to connect with it as I used to. I’d waited too late to pick it up and play it through again, I’d gone over the ‘expiration date’.

Some will claim there’s no expiration date on a truly timeless game, that even saying so is being ‘shallow’ and interested in graphics more than quality. I’m not speaking about good game play like Minecraft, a game that is wholly unrealistic yet still wholly addictive to play.

I’m talking about that moment of marvel when you pick up a game and you feel your avatar and the world on the screen are truly realistic. For those who truly have no graphical expiration date, I envy you – what I wouldn’t give to once again approach an 8 bit game with awe.

There may never be a point in which things stop having a graphical expiration date – the Matrix game may never come to pass. But if we could convince people to be satisfied with the games we’ve got, we could probably solve a lot bigger issues.

Me? I’m going to mod out Oblivion to try give it a graphics boost.

By Adam Ipsen

X-Men Apocalypse (2016) Review

With Logan coming out soon, I decided to rent X-Men Apocalypse from RedBox and check it out. X-Men Apocalypse has a 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so critics were split on the movie. Just from browsing around the internet, my impression was that it wasn’t as good as Days of Future Past. Therefore, I was a little skeptical going in.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT X-MEN APOCALYPSE

Going into the movie, I thought that Sophie Turner’s performance was going to be terrible. I used to watch Game of Thrones, and I always found her acting to be very wooden. She didn’t really emote a lot in the show. I should note that I haven’t watched Game of Thrones since season 3. But, I liked her acting in X-Men. Her acting didn’t distract from the movie like I expected it to. It was also cool to get a little tease of the dark phoenix character during the third act. I bet this will be the basis for the next movie.

As always, Professor X and Magneto are the stars in the movie for me. I always liked their interactions because, while having completely different mentalities, they remain friends. Even though Magneto kills people all the time. It was interesting to see that Professor X restored the memory of Moira. That’s something I wasn’t expecting, and I wonder if their relationship will play a major part in future films.

I thought that Apocalypse was a menacing villain although his character wasn’t as fleshed out as I would have liked. His strength was on a whole other level compared to the X-Men, and a lot of the other Marvel movies don’t really show the power of their villains. Usually Marvel movies have a lot of minions instead of one powerful villain to fight. I mean it took all of Jean Gray’s power to kill him. We all know that Jean is one of the most powerful X-Men out there.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT X-MEN APOCALYPSE

Jennifer Lawrence really phoned this one in. I don’t understand why the movie focused so much on the character of Mystique. Mystique doesn’t really strike me as a leader for the new generation of X-Men. She only seems to care about Magneto and her own interests. I also don’t really like Lawrence as an actress, so I’m a bit biased in that regard.

Cyclops wasn’t anything special in this movie. I know that he is young and discovering his powers, but I didn’t really like the actor’s performance. He seemed a little awkward.

The four horsemen seemed like a cool idea, but they are taken out pretty easily by a bunch of kids. Angel really wasn’t a threat. Psylocke had some cool weapons, but she fought to a stand still with Beast. Storm was really the only character that I liked. She had a back story and you could understand her motivations for joining Apocalypse. She was rescued from stealing money on the streets to allying herself with Apocalypse, then realizing that Apocalypse was insane and just wanted to kill everyone. Storm was a leader in the original trilogy, so I wonder if she’ll take on that role in future movies.

Some parts had really bad and obvious CGI.

Havok and Cyclops’ relationship could have been developed over the course of the movie, but Havok was killed too early on. I think that is a missed opportunity. We didn’t see his body, so maybe he survived.

No Jubilee during the battles? Maybe she’ll get more of a role in the sequel.

FINAL THOUG

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TS AND GRADE

Overall, I liked the movie. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. There were some things that I didn’t agree with, but it was still an enjoyable movie.

Final Grade: C

10 Simple Ways To Motivate Yourself

As we get older we tend to get more and more set in our ways. Being younger is all about living life to the full, but eventually we reach a point where we prefer thing to be more organized and slower. So many of us end up doing the same thing, at the same time each and every day. Then one day we may suddenly wake up and think that there must be more to life  than what you are doing.

Well there is, and there are plenty of things that you could be doing regardless of your age or health. The problem is getting motivated , well fear not, read through the rest of this article, and put some or all of the advice into motion, to motivate yourself.

10 SIMPLE WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF

1. The first thing that you have to do is believe that you want things to change. If you can’t do that then you will not get far. So lie down in a silent room, close your eyes, and concentrate on all the things you would like to do. Set goals in your mind, and believe that they can be achieved regardless of how far fetched they may seem.

2. Make a physical list on paper of what your goals are. Put the easiest at the top of the list. This way you can aim to accomplish them in order of difficulty. You will then find that as you start to cross some off, you will start to motivate yourself.

3. When setting goals, make the first ones easy. Things like tidying up the house, going for a 10 minute walk every day are quick and easy to do. If you have higher goals such as a visit to Las Vegas, then you can set lower goals to get there, such as to save a fixed amount each month.

4. As more and more goals vanish off your list, and they become part of your new life’s routine, then add more. Never let the list shorten, always ensure you have plenty of goals to motivate yourself.

5. Keep another list of your achievements, and if you feel your motivation slacking, read through it to remind you of what can be done.

6. Make as many of your goals fun. If you are going for a walk, listen to some music you like, or better still, put on a comedy sketch, then you will be walking around with a big smile on your face.

7. Sit in the sun whenever you can. This helps you feel better, and can put you in a more positive frame of mind. Remember to use sunscreen though.

8. Fix the number of hours a day the TV will be on and stick to it.

9. Make sure that you do at least one goal a day, even if it is something as simple as cutting the dead flowers off the plants.

10. When you complete a goal, sit down and think of the achievement you have done.

It is not difficult to motivate yourself once you have started, and you will find that the sense of achievement gives you a positive buzz. The hardest part is motivating your mind  for the first goal, but once that is done, there should be no stopping you.

Vega Francesca is a psychology graduate from Cal State Los Angeles. She writes for different blogs about mental and self improvement. She is currently working closely with ConsciousInk, a company with the goal to spread positivity through encouragement temporary tattoos.

10 Reasons Why You Should Make a Blog

So, you don’t have a blog yet and thinking whether making one is worth your time and effort or not. Whether you even need one or not. Right? You do. If you have reached this article and reading it, you do need a blog. I am going to give you 10 compelling reasons why you should make a blog and start blogging. Let’s start.

#1 To Share

We all read in social science books that man is a social animal. It’s human nature to want to share the happiness and sorrow, the things one likes, the thoughts that comes to one’s mind. Your blog can be an awesome place to share anything and everything about you, your work, our friends and family and last but not the least, your business. You can share everything from the last night party pics to your New Year resolutions or your new product. And you get wonderful comments, suggestions from beautiful and intelligent people all around the world. Isn’t that cool?

# 2 To Improve your Online Branding

You know that Internet has become an integral part of our daily life. When was it the last time when you went to a library and referred to some heavy books to find information about some person, product or anything? You google; don’t you? So do the companies and businesses to find/check new employees, clients and partners. Your online presence through your blog will improve your personal and professional brand. I know many people who have got good jobs or big projects because of their blogs. Even if you are not a businessman or professional, won’t you like to see your blog with a cool pic of you coming on the google when someone search for your name?

#3 To Meet New People

Believe me your blog can get you some really amazing friends. Through your blog you become the part of an online community of people around the world whose interests are same as you, who think like you. You visit their blogs, they visit yours; conversations build up and so do the relationships.

#4 To Improve your Thinking/Writing

Don’t you think people are forgetting to write in a creative and organized way. Remember old school days when we wrote so many essays and other writing assignments that made us think and thus sharpened our brain. Everyday we get so many thoughts about our life, society, politics etc. Why not give them a proper shape and put them on your blog. Once you start doing it, you will love it.

#5 To make a Wonderful diary

Have you ever experienced the amazing feeling that you get when you suddenly find a middle school notebook of yours somewhere and start reading the things you wrote back then? The little things you will write on your blog everyday will look like gems to you after 10 or 15 years. You would love to read them again and again. Your blog will be a journal of your life, the changes in your personality, thinking and philosophy over time.

#6 To improve your Business

If you have a business you can use your blog to boost it. Who doesn’t use internet these? You can use your blog to reach potential clients and improve your business significantly. You can also use your blog to connect to your clients and customers by providing them information and answering their queries. This will not only improve your credibility among your existing customers and clients but can also bring you many new ones. You can even sell your products and services online through your blog.

#7 To Bring traffic to your Main Website

If you already have a professional or business website you can use your blog as a complimentary platform to connect with more people through personalized write-ups and thus redirecting that traffic to your main website. Search engines index blogs much faster than static websites. So if Your business website does not have a blog, you are lagging behind in the competitive market.

#8 To Make Money Online through Ads

Blogging can be a full time job or business in itself if you have expertise in something and a passion for writing and helping others. Many bloggers are earning in 6-figures through a single blog. There are so many easy ways to make money online that you can make a few hundred bucks every month after the investment of a few weeks. I will cover that in a separate post. For now, just keep it in mind that your blog can also make you dollars.

#9 To Make World a Better place

The world is a good place to live because still there are people who love to help others without any reason or profit. Every one of us know something that so many other people don’t and we can share that knowledge through our blog and help others. You can write DIY tutorials, Mathematics/Science/English lessons or anything else that you think may be useful to someone. It feels really good when someone learns something from your blog and sends a Thank You.

#10 To not feel left behind

Last but not the least you should have a blog because everyone has. It doesn’t cost you big money (you can make one free), you don’t need any technical knowledge to make or run a blog, it does not take too much time and effort either. So why not have it. Even if you don’t find it worth doing after sometime, you can always go back. Every blog has a delete button. You don’t have anything to lose. So why not make a blog right now. And don’t forget to let me know about it. J

Make Profit With Website

Coming up with a good web design is a difficult exercise among inexperienced web developers. Fast web site design is the solution faced by these web developers and designers. Apart from it offering assistance to quick web development, it is associated with other benefits. Many people prefer its use since it helps in increasing profits. This web site design is helpful to both web designers and individuals who want to create there own sites. Apart from using templates, other options are easy methods are applicable to help you come up with better sites.

One of the things you should put into consideration when coming up with a website design is visual space. The font format you use to display information on your site matters. Readers are interested in having easy time while reading content in your site. Remember that not every one is patient enough to strain their eyes for them to be able to read. It is not necessarily, to have sophisticated wordings on your site to attract more readers.

Simple word order and clarity is the key to winning many readers. The pattern you use on the headings should be different from the rest of the information. Another key issue you should put into consideration when coming up with a web design is graphics and photos. The graphics you use should give the right meaning and should not contradict your information. The first thing that will attract readers to a certain site is photos. Lot of site artwork makes it filthy rather than attractive. The size of the photo also depends.

Remember many advertisers need to have there products displayed in form of a photo. Big size graphics takes big space, therefore there is need to compress them to create more space. To avoid miss understanding among your clients, get in touch and give them the size of the photo or graphics you need to post on their behalf. Simplicity is another factor that determines a good website design.

With fast web design, animations should not be encouraged. Some of these programs take time to load especially if it is long. Do not taste the patience of readers since you are competing with other sites. Browsing should be fast and efficient on your site. If readers take a long time when accessing your page they will easily give up. When browsing through your site it should be easy. Use simple language to write your content.

The other factor that you should consider in developing a web design is being appropriate. The information you give about your product should be relevant. Know what to advertise depending of the nature of your business. Advertising is the only means of communication to attract more customers. Do not restrict your adverts on one site. Post different links to other sites. Different readers believe have favorite links. The more you advertise the higher the chance of making more profits. Be careful on where to advertise since good sites attract more readers. If you rely on these tips then rest assured that your profits are definitely going to improve.

WordPress Express Review- Cool Feature or Cheap Gimmick?

The newest feature over at Wealthy Affiliate University is a tool called WordPress Express. After opening the feature there were mixed thoughts by WA members though. Is this a cool new addition, or is it just a gimmick to draw people in?

For better or worse…here is my blunt opinion with lots of details.

I love Wealthy Affiliate and am not planning on leaving. However, I am not a fanboy that blindly approves of everything that happens there. After reading the details about this new WP Express feature, I wasn’t that thrilled.

First of all, I was annoyed at the marketing of this new feature. The owners of WA, Carson and Kyle, seem like pretty good guys and support honest marketing…so I’m not sure what’s up with this new thing. The sales page makes WP Express seem like the latest and greatest thing to ever happen in the marketing world.

First of all you get to make websites fast and easy and cheap…not like the expensive Dreamweaver at $700 and the $50 per month hosting and the $200 WP themes. Um, yeah right. I have never spent that much making any site. But with WP Express you get to make unlimited sites, make them fast and cheap, you get lots of themes to choose from, and it comes with several plugins. You can really make a website in less than 60 seconds!!!

To a beginner this all sounds great. And I admit, if you really are a beginner and haven’t made a website this probably is a good way to get your first website started.

But any existing WordPress users can see the unnecessary hype. First of all, WP is very easy to install in the first place. With Fantastico (a free feature on most webhosts, which by the way should not cost more than 10 bucks a month) you can install WP and make a website in less than 5 minutes. Maybe not 60 seconds…but it is still easy. And there are countless websites out there that offer free templates or WP themes. These plugins are also free.

Bottom Line: If you are a beginner, then the new WordPress Express feature might be a good thing to check out. You really can set up a blog on your own domain very quickly without any technical trouble. But…there is no need to create hype about making WP blogs quickly, since it was already very easy to do and there are loads of free themes available.

WP Express is a decent feature for beginners, but it is really nothing new. Perhaps new to WA, but most people have been using WordPress without problem for years. With or without WP Express, it is easy to set up a blog on your domain. So this may be helpful to some beginners, but I don’t think it is an awesome new feature that is something to create a lot of hype for and market on the main WA sales page.

I hope this helps someone. I think it would be wise to join WA, but for the right reasons. If this feature is a main selling point to you, then don’t be fooled. But WA still has a great community and some nice training. The choice is always yours though. Just my 2 cents from a loyal but honest WA member.

Discover the 3 Most Profitable Work at Home Internet Business Ideas

I have been working online at home for a very long time. I am my own boss, work whenever I want and however I want. You have no idea of the value of having no one breathing down your neck, constantly harassing you for a deadline that you were already going to meet anyway. This is the jewel that is work at home internet business.

Now, I’m assuming that as you read this article, you have already decided that you want to travel down this path, shedding away the labours of offline work and going on board the information superhighway to make a living for yourself. This article will help you to choose the best work at home business ideas. Now I have chosen three of the best which I feel will yield the most profit to labour ratio.

Business Idea No. 1 Online Options

The question here is simplicity and basics. Online trading is one of the most lucrative work at home business solutions there is on the internet. I will focus here on the trading of widgets, which has boomed of late. Widgets are sort of the digital commodities trade, as they can go up or down in value as time progresses. A good and simple example is if I decide now to contractually purchase in December a widget/product on the internet for a modest sum of $30 and suddenly as that month comes along, its price goes through the roof to $50. Immediately I purchase the product for $30 and sell it for its market rate, automatically making a profit. By taking the long position, I was able to instantly, with just a few clicks of the mouse, make a $20 profit on the product. Now, imagine if you speculate on many products or multiple widgets at a time, and thus you have the potential to make huge profits.

Business Idea No. 2 Online Focus Groups

Offline focus groups are tedious, time consuming and they force you to go to locations and sit in uncomfortable rooms to be questioned. Now companies are doing this online, paying up to and even over $150 an hour for you just to sit at your desktop and give your opinions. Register yourself at various online focus group collectives and start the ball rolling straight away. It will take some time, but once you are ensconced as a valued opinion giver, you will be making some serious money from home.

Business Idea No. 3 Creating a Blog

Blogs now are a huge phenomena, with more companies realising their power as a marketing and online advertising tool. Companies have gone so far to either ‘create’ or pay good bloggers good money to continuously post on blogs, review products and provide links back to their home page. It is all about viral and affiliate marketing online, and blogs are gaining popularity in the whole marketing leverage. Earn as much as $50 – $75 an hour posting on blogs.

It is that easy and these are 3 Most Profitable Work At Home Internet Business Ideas I can think of right now as they have been doing extremely well for me. There may be others, and I advise you to do some research into the matter.

Creative Affiliate Marketing Tools

While starting your online business may be as simple picking a niche and setting up a website, you will find that there are a massive amount of tools out there to help you optimize your business. In creating your website, it’s important to understand that it’s your content that you want to focus on the most. However, you are running a business and you do need to do some form of promotion to keep up with your competitors. Luckily for you, there are many ways to do this.

In the coming weeks, I will begin using a variety of tools to determine which ones are better suited for my needs. As I try them out, I will be sure to post a review and give you all of the information I have on each tool so that you can make an informed decision as to which tool will be a good fit for you. Keep an eye out for new links as I will be updating this page as I try out new tools and linking you to my review of each tool. So let’s talk about your different options.

Creating content is definitely where your focus should always be. The reason behind this is that you want to engage your readers. They came across your website for a reason. They were looking for something. You want to make sure that you give them the answers they were looking for. Otherwise, you won’t keep their interest and they won’t follow you or share your information.

There are many different methods for getting your content out there. Your primary focus should be on your actual website. But there are other options available to point people to your website in case they aren’t necessarily searching for something. For example, you could be a guest on someone else’s blog and point people back to your website.

The fact that my website here is about making money online doesn’t mean that this is the only subject I’m interested in writing about. I might read someone else’s blog about vacationing in Hawaii and want to share my own story. So, if they allowed me to be a guest blogger, I could write a post with my own experience in Hawaii and tie it into my website somehow to point people over here. I could say something to the effect of, “Since I make money online [http://web.archive.org/web/20140127100345/http://mywealthyaffiliatesecret.com/want-to-work-online-from-home-for-free-learn-how], I’m able to take a trip anytime I want and do my work from my laptop. Which is exactly what I did on the shores of Hawaii. So while I was there…” See what I did there?

There are other methods for getting your content out there as well such as article spinning and back linking. Article spinning is basically taking content that you’ve already published and writing it differently to spin it into new content. While that is somewhat of a controversial method, there are tools available that will assist with this. I’ll get into those later. Back linking is simply creating content in various places on the Web and linking it back to your website to draw in readers. This used to be a real common method for getting ranked, however, Google changed it’s algorithm and this isn’t as effective as it once was. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t consider it.

When creating content, one of the best ways to get traffic to your website is to research the keywords you want to write about. You’ll want to see what your competition is and try to write content that won’t have a lot of competition. By using keywords that don’t have a lot of competition, you’ll be more likely to be ranked higher in Google which will lead to more traffic. Keyword research is a very important aspect of writing content.

When you’re creating content online, one of your biggest goals is to gain attention from people. You want to get readers to your website. Not only that, you want them to follow you. You might have heard about gaining some magic “list”. There’s no magic to this. All it refers to is getting people to subscribe to your website so that you have a list of people interested in what you have to say. The magic list is your list of subscribers.

Once you have subscribers to your website, or followers, you might consider setting up some email marketing. Now let me be clear, you do not want to spam anybody. This is not what I’m talking about and it’ll likely annoy people more than it will entice them. But if you do have people that truly are interested in what you have to offer, then you want to keep them engaged. You want to keep them informed.

Email marketing is the way to do this. I would not suggest sending them advertisements via email. This is spam. But you may consider sending out an email on a new idea that you’re launching. This may peak their interest and keep them coming back. You might send an email about a new product that you tried to let them know what’s out there. You could even just email them to let them know you’ve posted a new blog.

Email marketing tools help to automate this process so that you don’t have to manually keep track of your subscribers and spend hours sending mass emails out. You don’t want to do that because you want to spend the majority of your time creating quality content.

Video marketing is the “in” thing right now because videos are getting high rankings in Google. There are a few things to consider here. If you are doing a product review on a program, a video will likely help with those that are more visual people. The folks that need to see what you’re talking about as opposed to just reading it. You’ll want to show them, demonstrate, and give them the opportunity to see for themselves.

There are several free and paid tools out there that will help you out with video marketing. I use a few myself. Take the time to try out each of them and find one that works best for you. And remember, don’t pay for anything that you’re not comfortable paying for. If you’re going to be a paid subscriber, you want to make sure that you like the product before you provide financial information. Try before you buy.

If you’re like most of us, you’re going find that some things work better than others. You’re going to want to be able to track what works the best for you. If you write a post in one style and it brings in hundreds of visitors to your site or multiple conversions, you want to know which post accomplished that for you so you can repeat it. This is where analytics comes in.

There are multiple tools available to help you track the activity on your website and on your various campaigns. Be sure to shop around and determine which one you like best and gives you the most bang for your buck (if you choose a paid tool). But do be sure to find a way to track. This is an important step to being successful.

Pay-per-click advertising is another way to get your links out there and draw people to your website. You’ll want to be careful with this as you will have to pay a certain amount each time someone clicks on your ad. But this can be a highly effective method for gaining followers. And again, you’ll want to carefully track which campaigns work the best and focus on those. Set up a budget for this if you choose to do it and stick to your budget.

Affiliate marketing is really the meat and potatoes of making money online. A basic description is that a company pays you a commission each time you refer someone to them. When done honestly, it can provide a nice passive income and still allow you to sleep at night knowing that you’re not scamming anybody. You simply point consumers to the products they’re looking for. This is what the industry is all about. Please, I can’t stress this enough, please take the high road and be legit about it. Don’t scam people. There’s too much of that going on these days.

There are a ton of affiliate marketing programs out there and for a wide variety of niches. You should certainly shop around and determine which ones you like the best and go with those. I am a member of many. Some are just okay, some I really love. It’s all about what works the best for you.

To have the best chance of success, you’ll find that you need several tools to assist you in keeping up with your website and your following. Shop around, try before you buy, and find what works for your own personal style. You definitely want tools you are comfortable using and you definitely want to automate some of your work whenever you can. I sincerely wish you much success!

Finding A Domain For My Amazon Affiliate Site, Expired Domain

I am doing things a little different than usual this time when choosing my domain name. For most, but not all, of my other affiliate marketing sites I went with a brand new exact match domain (EMD).

For those that are unfamiliar with what this is, an exact match domain simply means that if you want to rank for the keyword phrase “dog training”, you would by the domain dogtraining .com, .net or .org.

This has worked pretty well for me in the past. I have plenty of page 1 rankings in Google for my exact match domains. The one thing that always seems to get when I attempt to rank brand new domain names is the dreaded Google sandbox though.

The basic definition of the Google sandbox is a penalty that is given to a website when Google does not completely trust the website. Some people say that it doesn’t exist but whatever you want to call it, all too often I have brand new websites that get penalized while I am building links to them.

For this reason, this time I am going to buy an expired domain which in theory already has the trust that Google is looking for. My theory is that if I get a website that is already a few years old, I will be able to build a crazy amount of links (within reason) to the site and Google will not care.

Also, the second part of my theory is that I will be able to rank for much “tougher” keywords because of the age of the expired domain.

We’ll see if I get the results I am looking for.

Enough theory, let’s find a domain that is ripe for the pickin’. In order to do that, I head on over to https://auctions.godaddy.com/.

I will be using fewer fields than he does to find his domains, but the process is similar. Here are the fields that I will be using to limit my search:

Keyword: Here I will enter just a portion of my target keyword and not the exact match. For example, if the keyword I am going after is “food processors”, I will enter either “food” into this field. Or if the keyword I am going after is “desk lamp”, I will enter the word “lamp” into this field. Basically, I want to make sure that the website I am going to purchase is somewhat related to the niche I am pursuing.

Traffic: Here I will enter “1”. This just means that the website is getting some traffic.

Domain Age: This will be the most important to me. Here I will enter “5” which means I am looking for websites 5 years or older. This may be tough to find but we’ll see.

Another key factor which is not listed on this page is pagerank of the domain. I want to make sure that the website that I am going to purchase has some sort of pagerank. This basically tells me that the website has not fallen out of Google’s good graces.

That’s about it. I am going to spin the wheel and see what I come up with. Hopefully, I will be able to create a video of my own soon to show this process.

In my next post, hopefully I will have found and purchased an expired domain.

5 Best Android Live Wallpapers for Your Smartphone

One of the reasons why Android is liked by so many people is that it allows you to use various customization options that enhance the beauty of the phone. Even though some may say that live wallpapers consume a lot of battery power, it is one of the best features of Android. Live wallpapers feature was introduced in the Android 2.1 (Éclair) version. Since then it has been there in all the recent versions of the Android OS.

Live wallpapers are theme apps which mainly consist of interactive and animated wallpapers and they come with few customization options. When you move the phone, the elements of the live wallpapers also move and swirl. When you touch the image of the homescreen, the image can change dynamically. Live wallpapers can also access certain features of the phone such as GPS, network, etc.

Here is a list of some of the coolest live wallpapers for your Android phone:

1. SNOWFALL

When you install snowfall live wallpaper on your phone, you can display the scenic beauty of the winter season on your phone. Whenever you access your phone, you will see the beautiful and gentle snowflakes slowly swaying around the snow clad mountains and trees. By touching on the screen you can control the movement of the snow.

2. SUNRISE

It is one of the all time favorite themes that can give a refreshing look to your phone. The rising sun and the stunning background with birds flying around along with a vibrant rainbow is what this live wallpaper has in store for you. The customization option allows you to set a personalized good morning message and allows you to modify the movement of the birds.

3. THUNDERSTORM

Thunderstorm is one of the most attractive and mesmerizing live wallpapers available. When you enable this live wallpaper, your phone will display an attractive show of lightning and thunder. When lightning occurs, it displays flash of lightning through the clouds. You can also see heavy rainfall. The customization option allows you to turn on the sounds to add natural effects to the thunderstorm live wallpaper.

4. AQUARIUM

The aquarium live wallpaper brings to you some of the most beautiful fishes and plants in 3D. The fishes move around the homescreen and the plants sway gently and it gives you a real feeling of owning an aquarium. The appealing backgrounds and smooth animation will truly enthrall you. Whenever you tap on the screen, fishes start moving towards that area of the screen.

5. NIGHTFALL

The calm and peaceful beauty of the night with twinkling stars with a beautiful image of the moon in the background can accentuate the beauty of your phone. Various versions of the nightfall live wallpaper are available such as city life nightfall, rainy nightfall, angels and nightfall, and so on. Millions of users are using this breathtaking live wallpaper. Its time you also get it installed on your smartphone.