Thursday, 12 December 2013

MP's to get pay rise in the UK!

 In UK news this week it has been announced that members of parliament will get a pay rise upping their pay by 11% despite the economically tough times that is still hurting small businesses!

Is it right that Mps are receiving a pay rise in the UK? I have recently visited the UK recently and when I was in the uk on the news there was talk about Mp's getting a huge pay rise.. the pay rise has been announced by the parliamentary standards watchdog which will increase mps pay on average by 11%! I wish I could sit in the houses of commons all day and just groan and snort as some bore just stands around reading whatever..... The truth is that the uk MPs are greedy very greedy they do hardly any work.. do not represent the English people at all and are not in it to help out the English people but are only in politics as representatives for huge cooperation's.

The English political system is just one big upper class get together in the houses of commons! 

Leaders of all the political parties have said they are against the move to up pay.. however the watch dog has announced the pay increase anyway.... which makes you think as to what power the leaders actually have in the plutocracy or they could have simply been double bluffing right?

Sunday, 10 November 2013

SEO a guide to help out a small buisness

Online eCommerce is on the up... but the number of small business going under is going up as well.... what are they doing wrong? Nothing. The big internet giant search engines are just trying to squeeze as much ad money out of them as they can, making it harder and harder to rank on search engines small businesses have to then move to buying ads just to be seen on the internet. which destroys all of their profits forcing them to go under.... but at the same time big eCommerce websites like amazon and ebay thrive... and they rank just fine on the search engines!

Small business are suffering more and more on the internet and our politicians are not doing a thing to help ease the situation and stop big websites dominating the online world. More and more people are using the internet to do shopping yet our politicians fail or want to ignore the fact that only big huge websites succeed on the internet. Google is on a mission to destroy and monopolize the internet yet politician do nothing a let them stamp on small businesses forcing them to buy ads with them otherwise never get customers. Here is what seo is all about and what you need to do to survive... (if the politicians arent going to do anything it)
If you make a website whether it is a health website or a eCommerce website what is the purpose of your website and all that time you second on making it if nobody get to see you hard work? That is where seo come in! SEO (with which stands for search engine optimization) is the process of making a site rank higher for targeted keyword. Keywords that you will target will be ones that everyone will search for. Knowing about seo in a lot of detail is needed otherwise you risk getting penalized by the search engines if you do it wrong... some websites that dont even know a thing about seo may accidentally get there website penalized by search engines. Search engines want just the very best search results to to get this they have a few measures to understand the quality of a website. for example a website maybe deemed spammy if the website has content that is un-unqiue, gibberish, poorly written or uses hidden css or black hat methods added to it to trick the search engines into ranking the site higher than it should be. Search engines though use links as the main way of determining whether a site should rank high or low in the search engine.. more good quality links will mean that you stand a better chance of being high up in the serps because other websites have voted your website as being good quality and worth linking to (links =votes). However some black hat spammers will use tools and software to build huge amounts of spammy links with no editorial merit associated to them ie in blog comments... when this is the case search engine use algos such as the google penguin algo to detect unnatural links and penalize website that are found doing this. I have a problem though with google and other search engines for example google will use the excuse that a website is breaking google webmasters terms and condition as if to say that a website has signed a formal agreement with google and now google has the right to almost punish (automatically wich is kind of ironic that google trys to stop automation but all of gogole is automated!) websites if they deems them to break gogoles guidelines... which kinda of is a bit like google is a dominate monopoly and what ever google wants or doesn't want on your website you must abide by their rules or else! SEO is quite hard.. inf act very very hard and if you do not fully understand all of the guidelines.. rules and good practices of seo you will just be wasting your time and never ever getting real (non bots) to visit your website.... (You are also up against huge website like amazon and also ebay wich for some reason are deemed by google and other search engines as the best result for everything possible..... which is a bit silly if they arent going to show something different in the search results why not just go straight to amazon and ebay in the first place..... just proves how clueless and dumb the people running the search engines are). Like I said it is best to get to know wha you need to do and what not to do when doing seo, I found this super seo guide for off page seo and this other seo guide for on page too which may help you out if you are new to internet marketing and a beginner at seo. There really is no doubt at all that seo is getting a lot harder with each new update being released by google.. so making your business survive these quite EVIL updates is getting harder so it is important to do things right helping you stand the ebst chances of surviving... Yes even some whitehat sites that do everything right can be hit too.

As you can see small business have to worry about google and other search engines destroying their business.... more and more people are using the internet yet more and more small business are failing and going under thanks to less and less customers as the one and two big companies push them out... is this right? Is this fair? Should the politicians do something? I think so!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The lawless internet

The internet is pretty lawless you gotta admit whatever political ideology you support. The internet makes up its own rules or rather who ever has the most control other the internet an make up the laws on the internet. At the moment it is google who are making the rules. If you dont know already then let me tell you how if google doesn't even like a few links pointing to other websites because you could be being paid for those links you will be more or less banished from the internet and your website (business) never seen by another internet user again.... Or if Google doesn't like the links pointing to your website because google deems them as spam or unnatural say goodbye to your website traffic as well.. even though you have no real control on who or what links to your website. And people are using this to their advantage using negative seo tactics to knock off their competitors from the search results and tkaing their places with negative seo.. Negative seo is quite simple to do all you gotta do is leave a seo program running building thousands of spam baclinks to your competitor automatically on blogs and website that auto accept blog comments or posts without any spam protection. I DONT NOT WANT NYONE TO GET ANY IDEAS ABOUT DOING THIS AS IT IS UNETHICAL AND AGAINST THE WHOLE POINT I AM TRYING TO MAKE ON THIS ARTICLE. Back to my point if someone is able to destroy someone else business online by doing this then something is seriously wrong and the government must do something about it. If you go on any wbmasters forums you will hear stories of how this is happening and wrecking peoples livelihoods... google doesn't care because it means more people giving away their profits to them to get on the search engines through adsense. The internet is also lawless with so many pirated downloads floating around.. I actually think that the government has given up on that fight as its been something that has been around almost since the internet began yet still nothing has been done.

Friday, 30 August 2013

bribes and political corruption

Politics has a profound impact on our lives and knowing more about politics locally and nationally helps you to better understand the good guys from the bad.. that's why I study politics. But sometimes it feels that hope is lost as all political parties seem to merge into one corrupt ideology fueled by money and greed.
Politics is a game of money not beliefs anymore, bribes and corruption help promote a political party... but the politicians who are being bribed wont be caught because after all politicians are cunning individuals and will find all the ways in the law to avoid prosecution after all they write the law.
It is not just me that thinks that there is a problem in our democratic system a vast majority of other Americans also think their is a ever increasing problem of corruption in our government and the power of the vote has been diminished by the power of money.

Bribes do not have to be the good old fashioned cash in hand types of bribes but can come in many different forms like party donations to help fund the political partyies campaign costs... Would a political party really thwart plans that their biggest sponsor is wanting to do?

Even just favors which can be anything from a job when they leave poetics to other lucrative favors could be considered as bribes.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court dont worry you wont be able to have your say in this court just be judged.

Somewhere in America there is the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA). This secretive court is where they determine who should be spied on and how. 

It is here at the FISA court where they allowed the NSA to collect telephone records and Internet activity from websites, even if you are not from America what they decide in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can impact anyone anywhere whether you are a American citizen or not.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is biased very biased... this court does not hear both sides of the story only the governments! The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is just a excuse that creates a illusions that there are legality and rules behind spying on people but really the truth is this secretive court is run by the government and makes secretive decisions. The government can hide behind the FISA without worry of public scrutiny or opinion. The right for the accused to defend themselves in non existent in this court meaning you cannot have a say.... and the government can do what they like to you even kill you.

Free trade rethink on the Jones act

America has taken it upon themselves to bring freedom and democracy to other countries including the third world. However here in America free trade is still quite restrictive despite our effort's for free trade in other countries. Don't believe me? Well the Jones act set up in 1922 mandates the following: that boats that are only built and with the American flag flying are allowed to transport goods between American ports. Despite this act being 91 years old back when globalization was in its earlier days has meant that America is suffering many negative consequences because of this old act. The act has meant American built ships cost significantly more than other foreign ships to be built due to low competition in the ship building industry (Some foreign vessels of the same type made in other countries can cost 5 times less!).

The Jones act doesn't just effect the shipbuilding industry the act also thwarts other industries including one of the biggest! The oil industry cannot work as effectively as it could with the Jones act in place... Inefficiencies in transportation of oil has meant that oil companies are loosing huge sums of money because of a act made 90 years ago when technology was much less advance.
Reports have estimated that the Jones act actually increases the price of transporting a single barrel of oil by $6 to $8.

There are people who support the Jones act have spoken out syaing that the Jones act is still relevant in today's world as it secures the shores of america and secures jobs for americans.

But those who oppose the Jones act say that America cannot afford these extra costs and the wasted time the Jones act creates and it doesn't secure jobs only makes America less competitive in the globalizing world.

As oil prices rise their is no doubt that the government will have to rethink the Jones act whether people like it or not.

The cold war idealogy is coming to a end

In the year 1992 George w bush declared that the cold war was finally over.  As the two super powers disarmed the world could finally relax.
The ending of the cold war was quite abrupt caused by the demise of the USSR in 1991! The cold war had huge implications through out the world where countries sided with either Russia or America effecting economics and paranoia worldwide. But here in America the effects of the cold war where not just economical the war had significant cultural consequences... the cold wars spanned for quite some time and as the cold war lived so did the growing cultural and political divisions in America.
The cold war shaped a new America which still stand today which isn't all a good thing the paranoia and beliefs of those who lived in the cold war have created political paralysis for the American government to manage and govern.

The paranoia is evident and spoken in modern day politics, when president Obama was elected for a second term as president a  Representative Paul Broun of Georgia said that Obama represents more of the soviet unions values and beliefs and not Americas, in other words Paul Broun is saying that Obama is a communist because some of his policies do not fit into the shaped America the cold war created.. with politicians left right and center accusing others of being communists if they do not fit in with their own beliefs. This all creates that political paralysis that i was talking about above... making it hard for America to develop from the cold war era.

Politicians can use the cold war as a way of swaying votes their way by accusing their rivals of being communists.. using discourse similar to "If you where a real American you wouldn't let that communist into power would you?".

America has a huge defense budget out of the paranoia! Health care isn't needed weaponry is! Even in the recession that we are now in military spending has not been reduced... despite the arms race of the cold war being over the paranoia still remains strong.
The American people who grew up in the cold war who make up the large portion of voters ask for a leader who is powerful and cares about America and will protect them against the evil communists who will invade and destroy America eventually.

Despite the cold war ideologies still being present in modern America slowly as those who did not grow up in cold war times are able to vote a new fresh load of voters will eventually takeover slowly but surely... People who did not grow up in the paranoid times of the cold war... who do not prioritize military power over health care and education... What the cold war politicians would call communists.