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Changes To This Blog

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Yesterday I was looking over my stats for this site to see what people are searching for that brings them here and what pages they look at once they are here.  Most of the visitors come to this site through searches involving Jordan English or wanting to know what Jordan means or different spellings of Jordan.

The second thing that brings people here are local current events.  With this in mind I will focus more on my thoughts of current events and interesting news rather than updates on my various sites and Internet marketing.

I think by focusing on what the reader is looking for, I will be able to get more traffic and that will cause me to post more often which is what I want to do.

I still might throw in some Internet marketing or update posts about my other ventures occasionally, but for the most part I will focus this blog more on what you want to read about rather than what I am doing.

This doesn’t mean that I will write about topics that don’t interest me, because that will not be the case. I will write about current events, but only what I find interesting or annoying.  I have some ideas now so starting next week I will make this site more informative.

Jordan “Ice Peak” English

Years ago I thought it would be cool to have a nickname and so I began brainstorming.  I wanted something that would play on my last name, English.  I first came up with Jordan “Eyes Peak” English, but when I told somebody they repeated it back as Ice Peak and my nick name was born.  

Now just reading the name Jordan “Ice Peak” English, you may not get it so I suggest you say it out loud.  You can do it quietly if somebody is near you and you don’t want them to think you have gone crazy talking to yourself.  Did you do it yet?  Still don’t get it?  Let me spell it out for you.  Jordan “I Speak” English.  Get it?  I speak English.  Sometimes people ask me how to spell English so I tell them it is like the language, not the people.

Since I first came up with this nickname in 2005, my little brother, Robbie, thought it was cool so he started telling his friends about it.  I did make sure to have it printed and trademarked so it would be mine, but that didn’t stop him from “borrowing” my nickname for his first fight in the Ultimate Combat Experience (UCE).

His fight didn’t make the TV show so he bought the DVD for $20.  The quality is very poor and they didn’t even have complete fights on there for everyone.  You’d think for $20 the guys would get the entire fight, but that is just me.  For his fight he goes by Austin “Ice Peak” English.  His fight goes three rounds to the decision, but the video cut out before the fight was over.  Here is the video.

You decide who won that fight. I have my opinion, but I am biased.  Robbie has the black shorts.  You should know that he is fighting a guy that ways at least 20 pounds more than him.

So as to not leave you hanging, Robbie did not win the fight.  He planned on fighting again after he got some training, but then he had a problem with his eye and school started so he didn’t fight again.

Now if anybody else with the last name of English or even French uses Ice Peak, just remember that I had it first.

My next goal is to get the google suggestion box to suggest Jordan English when I start typing.

I’ve Finally Done It!

After about 10 days, I have reached #1 in google for the phrase Jordan English.  Before I started this blog I couldn’t find myself, but I did find Jordan English Gross.  I have never met him or even heard of him before, but he seems like a cool guy so I decided that my goal would be to rank higher than him in google for my name.  Here is the proof:

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Granted, the phrase Jordan English is probably only searched occasionaly by those named Jordan English, but at least I have secured the first position for the time being.  According to my site stats I have had 5 people click on my site from google.

What should my next goal be?  Should I try to rank higher than him using his own name?  That could prove to be difficult.  I quick search shows that he understands a thing or two about social networking and my site isn’t even in the first 10 pages of google.

Feel free to comment!

A few websites in the works

I intended on keeping this more current than I have.  I have been really busy lately working on a few different websites.  I am by no means a professional web designer, but I enjoy building websites and since I discovered wordpress it is so much easier.  

First, I built a website for Charlie Boy’s Pit BBQ.  It is a restaurant and so there isn’t much maintenance that needs to be done with it.

The next one is a site for printable flash cards called printable-flash-cards.com. That one is self explanatory I think.  I made it for a couple reasons.  First is to see how high I can get it placed in google under different keywords.  Right now it is on page 21 in google for ‘printable flash cards’, but on pages 3-5 for the others. They aren’t searched as much so I expected them to climb faster.

The other reason for the site is to create value which will in turn bring in some money.  I haven’t done much to monetize the site yet.  I am waiting for the value to be created first.

Another site I just finished today is a scrapbook site called Cactus Pink Online. It is for a friend of mine that is looking to unload some scrapbooking supplies.  Cactus Pink probably won’t be online long because he isn’t looking at it long term.

The last site is a Utah real estate auction site which I am getting involved with called Win Win Real Estate Auctions.  It isn’t ready yet, but should be active in about a week.

On a different note, I was checking my traffic for this site and found my posts on another site.  I have no problem with that, because I have some other sites where I do the same thing. I will, however, make sure I have links in all of my posts now just for fun.  I have used this site to keep track of my forex trading in the past and that may be why it was picked up.  I am still trading, but I will only post results here occasionally.

Database issues

I upgraded to version 2.6.3 of wordpress and then I was no longer able to login so I had to reinstall.  I will do better about saving posts for the future.