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After almost 14 years of living and working abroad outsourcing to places like Romania, India and the Philippines, and co-founding Clark Outsourcing, I’m so excited to see America become an outsourcing destination for many Australian and European companies. And I’m even more excited to see that Forbes considers my home state of North Carolina to have the best business climate in the entire U.S. two years in a row!

$7.25 USD Minimum Wages

North Carolina still has one of the lowest minimum wages in the country at $7.25/hr. That being said, this is for an entry level employee, intern or student, while a more skilled position will cost you just a bit more to fill.

Just as important as hiring, is firing. You can fire an employee in America just as easy as saying those two words that made Trump famous, “You’re Fired!”. The labor laws are written to make sure that the employee’s job security lays in their performance and not in some bureaucratic labor laws that do more harm than good.

To give you an idea of the going wages, here’s an example of the average monthly salaries for some commonly outsourced positions…

  • Accounting- $1,800 to $2,800
  • Encoder- $1,440 to $2,000
  • Telephone Agent- $1,440 to $2,500
  • Web, Graphics/Video- $2,100 to $3,750
  • Office Manager- $2,100 to $2,900
  • Software Developer- $2,500 to $5,900
  • Copywriter- $1,440 or $.10 per word
  • Rendering & AutoCAD- $2,900 to $5,000
  • Sales Agent- Commission Only*

While these rates may be much higher than what we pay in our Philippines facility, they are still almost half price of what the same position would cost in Australia, NZ, UK and other parts of the world!

Why North Carolina?

In addition to lower wages and the lowest corporate tax in the country at 3%, North Carolina also boasts some of the nation’s most highly rated Universities. Duke, UNC, Wake Forest and NC State aren’t just famous for their sports teams that pump out more all-stars than any other state but also for providing a steady supply of educated graduates into the workforce. They seem to want to stay also. Whether the graduates are from North Carolina or came from elsewhere, they always seem to prefer living here and launching their careers locally. Candidates will often turn down higher paid job offers to work in New York or California not only because the higher cost of living but also the quality of life that North Carolina has to offer with its pristine beaches and beautiful mountains.

Startup Hotspot

The low wages and surplus labor pool has turned North Carolina into a hotbed of corporate activity including IT hubs and startup incubation. Charlotte is set to overtake Atlanta as the fastest growing major city in the South and is now the home of Bank of America’s corporate headquarters. The Raleigh/Durham area has their world famous Research Triangle Park where many cutting edge technologies are developed. And Wilmington, NC with its beautiful beaches, attracts the best talent the state has to offer. Its no wonder why IBM, Lowe’s, Bank of America and 52 other major firms all have corporate offices here!

Price to Quality Ratio

A wise businessman once told me, “Cheap can be expensive.” and after outsourcing to underdeveloped countries for well over a decade, I fully understand what he was talking about. Some jobs just require a higher level of responsibility, accountability and the ability to think on one’s feet. You can say what you want about the Americans you might have seen on TV but at the end of the day, we’re the kinda people you can count on to get the job done! Hiring an American means the training curve will be lessened and you can have confidence that the work will be carried out diligently, without constant oversight.

Most work can be outsourced to our Philippines office but in that same sense, most of our clients (if not all) can also benefit from having a few key roles outsourced to an American in our new US based facility in North Carolina.

The Political Climate

No matter where in the world you are, I’m sure you’ve seen American politics in the news and of course all the funny online memes but no matter which side of the fence you are on, everyone can agree, America is Open for Business! We’ve experienced very bullish growth in our markets, have become the largest energy producer in the world, record number of companies are relocating here, record job creation, all time low unemployment among women and minorities and lots of deregulation to clear the way for more economic growth. No matter if you love or hate Trump, one thing’s for sure, this is a historical opportunity to do business in America and hire hard working Americans!

Do you have a project for me?

I am a serial entrepreneur and outsourcing consultant with over 14 years in India, Romania and the Philippines. If you are currently outsourcing, hiring remote workers or interested in expanding your business, I’d love to hear more about it. I will be in America setting up our newest co-work facility in Wilmington, North Carolina until late November, 2019. Feel free to call me directly between 9am and 5pm EST. at (+1) 910-228-8819 or drop me an email at Zack@ClarkOutsourcing.com.

Parasite Cleanse

The Center for Disease Control estimates that some 60 million people in America have parasites. Other recent studies estimate that in developing countries like the Philippines, Mexico, Central America and even China, as many as 60% to 80% of the people are living with parasites. In addition, the average person has anywhere from 2 to 6 pounds of bacteria living in your body as well. But unlike parasites, most of this bacteria is healthy.

My Personal Experience

I’ve been traveling for work to places like India, SE Asia, East Europe and Africa since 2006. That being said, I’ve had a few nasty run-ins with parasites (mostly intestinal) so I’m trying to get better at learning how to deal with them. The first time was in 2007 when I contracted ameba in India. It took several months before the symptoms got bad enough that I knew something was wrong. It started off with just a loss of energy and the occasional lose bowel movements but within a few months, I had lost several pounds of weight and got distended stomach. I could barely go outside for more than a couple hours at a time without needing to rest. I had several tests but those tricky little buggers aren’t always detectable in your stool samples so it wasn’t until I was admitted into a hospital (after collapsing in a public market) that they found it after a few days and several tests. They also discovered it had ruptured my intestine and was poisoning my blood. This is an extreme case, most people live with parasites with little to no affect on their body but every once in a while, they can wreak havoc on your guts and make you feel like you were dying or wish you would just die and get it over with.

Do You Have Parasites?

If you’ve ever traveled to a developing country, regularly eat pork or especially sushi, the answer is probably. You have somewhere around an 80% increased chance of having intestinal parasites. Furthermore, if you have a beer belly that just won’t go away, no matter how hard you exercise and diet, that could also be another sign that you may have some creatures happily living in your guts.

Pharmaceutical vs Natural

Western medicine is amazing. Literally billions of people wouldn’t be alive today without it. That being said, antibiotic and anti-parasitic medications should be your first choice! They can be really rough on your body and make you feel worse than the parasite but in the end, seeking proper medical treatment and pharmaceutical drugs is the best route. If like me, you have limited access to the best and most updated drugs and your body is very sensitive to the drugs and you are frustrated with dealing with inapt doctors in underdeveloped countries, you might want to try a natural parasite detox. But I warn you this is not the EASY route!

Anti Parasitic Pharmies

  1. Metronidazole (Flagyl) Dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis.
  2. Mebendazole (Vermox)- Intestinal Pinworms, Hookworms, Whipworms, & Ascaris.
  3. Aldendazole (Albenza)- Roundworms (Nematodes) & Systemic Eggs/Larva/Cysts.
  4. Niclosamide & Praziquantel- Tapeworm.
  5. Praziquantel- Schistosoma and liver flukes.
  6. Bendazole- Worms found in fish.

Natural Anti Parasitics

Try to get your hands on as many of these ingredients as you can and feel free to mix them. Take these natural products once or twice a day while practically starving yourself of almost anything else.

  1. Diatomaceous earth (D.E., diatomite)- take before bed start with 1/2 teaspoon a day in water and increase to 2 tablespoons for 7 days. Do Not Inhale the powder.
  2. Apple cider vinegar- 1oz shot daily on empty stomach.
  3. Papaya seeds or extract- 1/4 cup crushed up once a day for 7 to 10 days.
  4. Coconut juice- Only the pure natural stuff with no preservatives. How do you know if its natural? Because it goes bad in just few day of cracking open the coconut and that’s only if its sealed and refrigerated.
  5. Coconut virgin cold pressed oil- 1oz shot once a day.
  6. Coconut cold pressed milk- Must be fresh and goes bad fast. 1/2 liter in one sitting. Will cause bloating and pain and cause violent diarrhea. (did it once and it really hurt but flushed me out like crazy)
  7. Lemon and Lime- drink fresh squeezed without sugar.
  8. Sea salt flush- 2 teaspoons mixed in water and drink in the morning on empty stomach for 7 days.
  9. Ginger- Remove skin and blend or try to eat as much as possible.
  10. Melaleuca extract- 10 drops in water.
  11. Lavender extract- 10 drops in water.
  12. Clove extract- Eat 4 whole cloves or 20 drops in water.
  13. Cinnamon bark oil- 10 drops in water.
  14. Oregano extract- Buy capsules or 20 drops in water.
  15. Black walnut extract- 10 drops in water.
  16. Black seed or oil- 20 drops in water
  17. Thyme extract oil- 20 drops in water
  18. Cayenne pepper- Buy capsules or take two teaspoons.
  19. Turmeric- Buy capsules or take two teaspoons.
  20. Graviola leaves- Buy capsules or two teaspoons.
  21. Moringa leaves- Buy capsules or two teaspoons.
  22. Ampalaya leaves- Buy capsules or two teaspoons.
  23. Banaba leaves- Buy capsules or two teaspoons.
  24. Garlic- Eat chopped or whole cloves.
  25. Grapefruit seed extract- Buy capsules or extract 10 drops in water.
  26. Pumpkin seeds- eat as many as you want.
  27. Turpentine- Only 100% pure gum spirits. I teaspoon with castor oil for 3 days.

Foods to Avoid

These are foods you absolutely cannot eat while cleansing!

  1. Rice
  2. cereals
  3. breads
  4. pastas,
  5. any dairy whatsoever,
  6. any sugars whatsoever,
  7. fruits (unless mentioned e.g. pineapple, lemons)
  8. processed foods,
  9. any meats,
  10. beer and if you must drink, have a spirit neat or on the rocks only.

Foods to Eat

Really the less you eat, the better. You need to weaken and starve the parasites but here’s some items I snacked on that seemed to be okay and some even help kill the parasites…

  1. Nuts
  2. pickles
  3. coconut meat*
  4. broccoli
  5. onions
  6. olive oil
  7. chili peppers
  8. cabbage
  9. green apples
  10. pineapple*
  11. carrots*
  12. fresh blueberries
  13. sunflower seeds
  14. Pumpkin seeds*
  15. kimchi

Keep Your Guts Moving

Its very common to get constipated while cleansing so take castor oil and enzymes to help keep your bowels moving. I also highly recommend activated charcoal to help clean and flush because the parasites will release lots of toxins as they die off.

Side Effects

While the parasites are dying off they will release chemicals that will effect your hormones and mental state. You can get very sad and depressed but just remember its temporary and you will come out of it feeling happier and more energetic than ever!

Fascism is a Left Wing Ideology

Fascism has become a buzz word these days. Most people throw the word around without even knowing what it actually means. Most commonly, people on the Left side of the spectrum like to use the word to describe people on the Right. Firstly, lets look at the philosophers and founders of Fascism… Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile, the actual author of the Fascist manifesto, “La Dottrina del Fascismo” in which, he ghostwrote. Then, I will outline the party’s clear Left wing ideologies and its relationship with today’s American Left wing.

Gentile

GENTILE, Giovanni

Starting with Gentile, the official philosopher of Fascism, he was a self-proclaimed socialist who was responsible for the revival of Hegelian idealism in Italy, which, was yet another Leftist-Collectivist ideology of the late 1800s in Germany. He is also credited with bringing Marxism into mainstream Italian politics. He wrote a popular essay, “La Filosofia de Marx” where he outlines a new interpretation of Marxism that differed from Lenin’s. After ghost writing the Fascist manifesto, Mussolini appointed Gentile as the Minister of Public Instruction where he continued to push his new age Hegelian and Marxist based ideologies known as Fascism. Gentile maintained his disdain for capitalism and individualism and instead advocated for State control of the means of production and State collectivism which are the epitome of Leftism. Some of his Left wing policies include, free healthcare, free university, increased minimum wages, social workers rights and the control of the means of production by the State. Gentile never espoused, supported or passed any Right wing policies throughout any of his writings or his political career. He openly criticized America for having too many personal liberties and a free market and labeled us as “selfish”. Instead, he advocated that in order to have a true democracy, “individuals must willingly subordinate themselves to the State.”

Mussolini

Benito Mussolini

Now lets look at Benito Mussolini himself as he was the actual leader of the Fascist party. Before becoming the Prime Minister of Italy, he was a leading member of the Italian Socialist Party from 1910 to 1914 but was kicked out for supporting intervention in WWI and later created his new flavor of socialism mixed with a militarized nationalism. I think its important to look at his motivations, campaign promises and his implementation of Fascism in Italy. His economic motivations were clear as he was staunchly anti-capitalist and aimed to redistribute wealth with totalitarian control of the means of production. He was quoted saying, “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” Much like Hitler’s economic approach he left owners and managers in place while exerting totalitarian control by sending in his own Gestapo known as the OVRA. Mussolini considered Fascism to be on the Right of communism as they were desperate to separate themselves from Stalin but still bragged on being far Left of the American center. As for his social policies they were also very Leftist as they were collectivist over individualist. He considered this to be the core of the philosophy and wrote, ” The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative. Individuals and groups are admissible in so far as they come within the State.” His ideologies at their core are the polar opposite of the American Right wing which stands for free market capitalism, individualism and a small central government.

Nationalism & Racism

One of the most common arguments I get on this topic is that the Fascist were Racist and/or Nationalist and that is what makes them all the sudden Right wingers despite the mountain of Left wing policies. I want to demonstrate that neither racism nor nationalism are exclusively Left or Right wing. Its easy to prove this by pointing out the racism and/or nationalism of Mao, Che, Castro, Stalin, Pol Pot the Democrat party of slavery and Jim Crow and many other Left wing leaders and dictators. No one has ever tried to argue that any of these were Right wing because of their Nationalism and/or Racism.

Mao was very nationalist and racist against the Uighur Muslims and many other ethnic minorities in China, just as they are to this day.

Che, the champion of the modern day American Left, openly hated blacks, Jews and homosexuals while saying white Hispanics from European backgrounds are far superior. Here’s a few fun quotes from Che himself…

“The negro, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese.”

Che Guevara

“The negro is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations.”

Che Guevara

“The episode upset us a little because the poor man, apart from being homosexual and a first-rate bore, had been very nice to us, giving us 10 soles each, bringing our total to 479 for me and 163 1/2 to Alberto.”

Antifa

Who are the real fascist?

“The Fascist of the future will call themselves anti-fascist.” -Unknown Author but quoted by Winston Churchill and later Ronald Reagan and other freedom lovers. When we look at the parallels between the American Left and actual Fascism, we see one group in particular who espouse many of the same ideologies and tactics of Mussolini and Hitler. Anti-capitalism, taking out the 1%, Neo-socialism, Redistribution of wealth, Free healthcare, Free university, State sanctioned workers rights, wages and benefits and State control over the means of production are all the cornerstones of the Fascist doctrine. These are the exact arguments that Gentile and Mussolini campaigned on and they are the exact same issues that Antifa complain about in the streets today. In the same sense, Mussolini had the “black shirts” while Hitler has his “brown shirts” who used the exact same tactics in the streets demonstrating, rioting and terrorizing in the same way. Are Antifa truly the “useful idiots” that Lenin described? I’ll end this paragraph with this Webster definition of terrorism…

Terrorism

ter·ror·ism /ˈterəˌrizəm/ noun: the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Conclusion

The Fascist leaders were inspired by former Leftist philosophers and leaders, used Leftist ideologies as the foundation of their Manifestos and later campaigned on and passed mostly Left wing policies. I used the word “mostly” because I don’t like to speak in absolute terms and I want to leave the possibility open that only 90% instead of 100% of their policies were Left wing. If you can find ANY Right wing policies, by all means please list them in the comments below. I wrote this post on the fly but would love to expand on it in the near future. I’ll leave the comments section open for criticism and debate but please keep it civil so we can enjoy hearing opposing opinions.

Jujitsu Principles vs Technique

 

I’ve recently been taking private lessons from Gracie Barra Black Belt, Mark Mullen, when he briefly mentioned to me the difference between the principles and the techniques of jujitsu. We didn’t have time to discuss it in depth that day but for some reason, it has stuck in my head and now I’ve had a lot of time to think about it so I decided to write this post to elaborate.Zack at a BJJ tourny in the Philippines

Jujitsu Principles vs Technique

Basically the principles of jujitsu are more like a bird’s eye view of what you are trying to achieve while the techniques are the all little details of how you can achieve that.  I realized that I spent much of my first year of training learning the techniques but not fully understanding the principles behind them.  Sure, I’ve heard the sayings, “position before submission”, “he who controls the elbows, controls the fight” and other truthisms like that but I was so caught up trying to wrap my head around and remember all the techniques, I just couldn’t see the forest through the trees.

Now 5 years later into my practice, I’ve decided to take a few steps back to better understand all the actual principles  behind the techniques. The best way to explain this is to simply give a few examples…

Position Before Submission

Sure, we’ve all heard this a million times and even recite it ourselves over and over but sometimes we don’t fully understand or fully believe this. Its a common mistake I made in the beginning and made by many white belts and even some blue belts.

How many times do we see people trying to muscle their way through the fight, exhausting so much energy to overpower their opponent but not really focusing on getting into the correct positions or maintaining those positions. Using brute force in the wrong way will just get you tired and frustrated. You’re almost never going to pull off a good submission from a bad position or a specific submission from the wrong position. You might get lucky every once in a blue moon but most of the time, you will fail considerably.

Learning the positional hierarchy of BJJ and learning all of the options and dangers from each position is mission critical! You really need to wrap your head around the principles and mechanics of each position and the flow of a fight before you can fully take advantage of the techniques available.

 

He Who Controls the Elbows

He who controls the elbows, controls the fight. People often learn this the hard way and wonder why they always get caught off guard. One must have T-rex arms when facing a skilled opponent. Letting your elbows separate too far from your body, leaves you open to an onslaught of attacks not only from submissions but from striking as well. You also telegraph your intentions more when they see your elbows and arms flailing about. In a defensive situation, you must keep your arms in and don’t allow your elbows to be controlled by your opponent. In an offensive situation, you must constantly work hard to isolate and control an elbow (or even both elbows) which, when done correctly, can put your opponents arms in weaker and more vulnerable situations.control the elbows

 

Push/Pull, Leverage, Angles & Balancing

Understanding the basic physics of momentum, leverage, balancing and learning how to use them is another critical principle. Some examples can be, a good hip bump sweep is much easier to pull off if your partner is trying to posture up in your guard, you can pull him down to try to break that posture and oppose his momentum and then as he is pulling away, suddenly reverse your pressure to instead push and execute the hip bump sweep more effortlessly. Using these principles, you can more easily bait your opponent to moving where you want them to move and use less force.

Knowing the leverage of a person’s center point of gravity or being able to get under their center point of gravity to disrupt their base is also very effective. Especially, when fighting against bigger opponents. Its not always the case, but often the case that the person who has to exert less energy in the fight will end up winning.

All asymmetric triangles have a weak axis on the side of the hypotenuse.  Being able to identify or even create a weak axis of your opponent’s stance, posture or posting can help you sweep, reverse or topple over even the strongest opponent. This sounds like some complicated trigonometry but its really just finding the long side of their posts (aka hypotenuse) and pushing them in the opposite direction.bjj principals weak axis

Where You Look is Where You Go

I love demonstrating this one in class. For example, when drilling take downs, if I notice someone looking down or away, I simply push their head in that direction and that’s exactly where they end up. I get a lot of joy from letting someone shoot in for a take-down who accidentally doesn’t posture up and look me in the eyes because I stuff them so effortlessly. The same principle goes with muay thai, boxing and other disciplines, always look at your damn opponent.

The same is true with some positions as well and here are a couple of examples… If someone has you in side mount and they make the mistake of looking down towards your feet, you can usually push your frame(s) into the direction they are looking and create space to escape. If you’re in top mount, you can control your opponents head or use shoulder pressure to keep them from looking into the direction they wish to escape to. They can’t shrimp towards a certain direction if they’re being forced to face their head the other way.

People usually catch on to this pretty quickly but they also get caught up in the heat of the moment and forget so you should always be conscientious of this and be ready to capitalize on it!

 

There’s so many more principles that I just don’t have time to cover in this post but in conclusion, I feel like understanding these principles before getting too deep into the fancy techniques is foundational to your practice. Deep understanding for the principles of jujitsu will help to deepen your understanding of combat sports as a whole but most importantly, the principles are absolutely critical to helping you to learn and implement your techniques much more fluently.

 

Want to learn more? Come join the free Jiboia Clark fundamentals class every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday located in Building 35 of Philexcel Business Park in Clark Philippines. Its in the same building as ClarkOutsorucing.com

Jiboia Clark free BJJ classes

Custom Footprints for ScrapeBox and Google Operators

Secret-Google-Operators-and-Custom-Footprints

After several years of dormancy, I dusted off my old copy of ScrapeBox today. I was trying to relearn it and realized that I forgot all about the cool custom footprints I used to come up with and how it helped me dig deep to scrape some of those hard to find opportunities. So here I am almost ten years later searching around for custom footprints and I came across this old gem of an article I posted back in 2010. I decided that much like my old ScrapeBox, maybe it was time to dust off this article and repost it. That being said, many of these footprints may not be operational as many platforms have come and gone but you’ll still get plenty of use out of this list and can fill in the blanks yourself. Maybe if I get enough requests, I’ll post an all new updated list for 2018

 

Google Advanced Operators are basically, extra commands that you type into Google that help you filter your search. Think of them as searching short-cuts to help you find what you need easier and faster. Google has always had Advanced Search Operators and often released new ones, unannounced. Some of us SEOs out there stumbled across these years ago and started to find ways to use them in our SEO techniques. When used in combination to scrape sites, we called them custom footprints but now Google has officially coined these tools Google Advanced Operators.

Google Operators Mostly Used in SEO

link:

Find a list of pages that link to the specified URL. Yahoo had this same operator that turned into a wonderful site explorer tool because unlike Google, Yahoo showed all or at least almost every link that pointed to a site while Google just gives a small glimpse. Unfortunately, Yahoo discontinued site explorer and there still is no free replacement.

will show sites that link to the specified URL

allinanchor:

Wanna find what anchor text links to which sites? Use this operator to get results only from sites that have links pointing to them using  ALL of the keywords in their anchor text. Lets say you wanted to find websites that had links pointing to it and those links contained all of the keywords that you stipulated even if you stipulate 3 or 4 keywords along with your search (e.g.[allinanchor:keyword1 keyword2 keyword3] will show only sites that have all of those keywords in anchor text pointing to their site).

[allinanchor:porn seo] this means the links must contain both or all of the keywords in my query

inanchor:

Either one of the terms must appear in the anchor text of links that point to the sites. Unlike allinanchor:, not all of the keywords stipulated must be contained in the results.

[inachor: porn seo]  not all of the words must appear in the anchor text of inbound links in order to appear in the SERPs

 

site:

One of my favorites advanced operators, it will let you quickly see every page of an entire website that Google has already indexed. It can be super useful for getting to know a competitors site better but also to check your own site to measure crawl depth and make sure Google is not indexing areas of your site that you don’t want them snooping around in. These also come in very handy when used in combination with other advanced operators.

[site:irs.gov] will render results from the Internal Revenue Service of America

 

filetype:

Comes in very handy when searching for specific document file types like .pdf, .swf, .avi, csv, kml

[google leaked raters guidelines 3.18 filetype:pdf] will give results of the actual Google PDF file that was leaked earlier this year.

Exclude Using the  (-)

Adding the minus symbol or the dash in front of a word will remove any results that contain that word. A great example of this is if you type in the keyword [sex], then you will get tons of porn results but maybe your teenage daughter just wanted sex related topics and wanted to filter out the porn.

[sex -porn] removes the results that contain the specified keyword

 

Google Advanced Operators

Calculator

Just type in numbers and full equations and you will see one of the most advanced calculators online today complete with 3d graphing and all!

  • + – * / Better than your Texas Instruments you used to carry around in school  x/2 (x/2)^2 ln(x) cos(pi*x/5)
  • ^ or ** When you want to raise a number to a power 2^5 or 2**5
  • % of Find the percentage of one amount to another 1% of 123

Converter:

Converts currency, weight, and other measurements. Some examples are [300 Philippine Peso in USD] or [2342 ft to miles].

[unit1 to unit2] just list two amounts of units and use the word to in between

 

city1 city2

Google now has a built-in online flight checker not only to see arrivals and departures but also for bookings. Just type in two cities names and it will show flights. You can type out the full name of the city or most cases you can use abbreviations and airport codes or both in the same query like NYC-LAX.

Flights from New York, NY (all airports) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flights
Non-stop flights: 40–45 per day, 6h 6m duration
Airlines: United, American, Delta, and 2 more

[nyc lax] get flight information

define:

Super cool tool to just get the definition of something without having to click through to other sites. Like the word triskaidekaphobia which most people have never even heard of but is special to me. The results are pulled from the top dictionary sites. Wikipedia, Websters, Answers.com and Dictionary.com.

[define: triskaidekaphobia] will show you the definition of a word

movie:

Find reviews and showtimes. Not really a movie goer but I’ll list this one anyways just in case you got a big date coming up and you want to be slick and take her for a movie and popcorn.

[movie: the campaign] I just chose a movie title that I wanted to see

stocks:

Putting [stocks:] in front of the financial symbol of a company will give you a brief but informational overview of how the stock is currently performing in the market.

[stocks: goog] will tell you how Googles stock is doing in the market

weather:

Quickly find the weather in any city by just typing [weather] in front of the city’s name.

[weather Angeles city] you’ll see that I’m in the middle of the monsoon season in the Philippines 🙁

cache:

You can see what the site looked like the last time Google cached it. This can be helpful for seeing how Google caches your site and also for retrieving archived content.

[cashe: whitehouse.gov] will show you what the White Houses website looked like last time Google cashed it.

info:

You will get a list of links that you can quickly access to get more information about a specific website. Here’s what the results will look like.

Google can show you the following information for this URL:

[info: whitehouse.gov] will provide information about the official White House website

related:

Using this advanced operator, Google will give you results to related websites or at least websites their algorithms deem to be related. It can also be a good way to find one’s competitors or a great way to find sites to get links from because after all, these are the most relevant sites in the eyes of Google.

 [related:bored.com] a flash games site I used to work on so it should show other gaming sites

allintext:

The terms following the allintext: must all be included in the text of the results. While the is especially good for find recipes that have some of your favorite ingredients, it’s also good for finding subject matter that you might not normally see together.

[allintext: jesus atheist dawkins] Will show results that contain all 3 keywords on the page

intext:

Unlike allintext where all of the keywords must be in the text, any one of the keywords in your query must be in the text of the websites shown in the results.

[intext: jesus atheist dawkins] should show different results as not all 3 words must be in the text of the pages rendered

allintitle:

Search for sites that have all of the keywords that you’ve stipulated in their title. This operator only renders results from the meta title of a page.

[allintitle:porn SEO finest] will only show sites that have all of the keywords in their meta title tag.

intitle:

Not all of the keywords in your query must be in the title.

[intitle:porn SEO finest] you will see results that don’t have the keyword finest but they must contain at least one of the other keywords.

allinurl:

All of the keywords stipulated in your query must be in the URL of the pages rendered.

[allinurl:panda friendly article writing]  will render results from pages that have all 4 of the keywords in their URL

location:

This advanced operator only works when searching in Google News. If you want to find news stories from a specific location.

[floods location:Philippines] this query will shows result from Philippines news arrogates

source:

This is another Google Operator that only works with Google News. It will render results only from the specified source.

[porn stars source:cnn] will show all the news results where CNN mentioned porn stars

AROUND( x) Word Proximity

Will give results from pages where the keywords queried must be within x amount of words from each other. Let’s say you were looking for a page that had sentences that contained both the keyword search and engine within 4 words of each other then your search would look like this

[search around4 engine] this means that engine must appear within 4 words of the word search

Fill in the blanks (*)

The * aka, asterisk symbol aka, a wildcard is a common character in almost all coding languages and it usually means anything which means that the * is a placeholder for anything and everything that may follow.

[ Romney voted * on the * bill ] this will give results where Romney could have voted yes or no on any bill.

Number Ranges (..)

Put two periods in between a date range and get results from within that range.

[Richard Dawkins 2005..2009] will show all the pages published about Richard Dawkins within that date range.

Exact Search ()

When you put your keyword query inside double quotes that is telling Google that the results must contain those keywords exactly as you typed them and in that exact order. The reason this can be helpful is because sometimes Google uses synonyms and because the order in which words are typed can also have an effect on the results that are rendered.

[“imagine all the people”] will show the exact results from the John Lennon song

Keyword OR Keyword

This one is pretty self-explanatory if you want to get results from the two keywords at the same time. Sometimes you are looking for something that is referred to in two different terms like outsourcing and BPO.

[outsourcing OR BPO] will give results about outsourcing and BPO.

Combinations of operators:

Using these operators alone can be very helpful but when used in combination they can really become ultimate mining tools for targeting and harvesting large lists of sites. Let’s say you wanted to find all the WordPress sites that are relevant to your site and of course, you want ones that are still open for commenting without having to log in. Lastly, you’d like to narrow it even more to get only .edu sites.

[keyword Inurl:.edu “powered by WordPress” “leave a comment” -“must be logged in to comment”] this will get you an awesome list of sites where you can comment to get links.

Custom Footprints to Use in Advanced Operator Combinations

Here’s a complete list of different footprints that you can use inside your advanced search queries.

WordPress Custom Operator Footprints

Inurl:.edu “powered by WordPress” “leave a comment”
Inurl:.gov “powered by WordPress”
Inurl:.ac.uk “powered by WordPress”

BlogEngine Custom Operators

Inurl:.edu “Powered by BlogEngine.NET 1.4.5.0?
Inurl:.gov “”Powered by BlogEngine.NET 1.4.5.0?
Inurl:.ac.uk “Powered by BlogEngine.NET 1.4.5.0?

Forums

“Powered by PHPbb”
“Powered by vBulletin”
“Powered by SMF”

Guestbooks

allintext:[get a cbox]
“Powered by Tagbox”

Find Forum Register Pages

proudly powered by bbPress
bb-login.php
bbpress topic.php
Powered by PunBB viewforum.php
Powered by PunBB register.php
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Users active today: 15478 (158 members and 15320 guests)
Threads: 673, Posts: 7,321, Total Members: 376
powered by vbulletin
powered by yabb
powered by ip.board
powered by phpbb
powered by phpbb3
powered by invision power board
powered by e-blah forum software
powered by xmb
powered by: fudforum
powered by fluxbb
powered by forum software minibb
this forum is powered by phorum
powered by punbb
powered by quicksilver forums
powered by seo-board
powered by smf
powered by ubb.threads
powered by the unclassified newsboard
powered by usebb forum software
powered by xennobb
powered by yaf
Powered By MyBB
Powered by IP.Board
powered by phpbb

“Powered by PHPbb”
“Powered by vBulletin”
“Powered by SMF”
“powered by Simple Machines”
inurl:/index.php?action=register
“powered by punBB”
“powered by expressionengine” “yourkeyword” site:.uk
“powered by expressionengine” “yourkeyword” site:.us
“powered by expressionengine” “yourkeyword” site:.eu
“powered by expressionengine” “yourkeyword” site:.uk
“powered by expressionengine” “yourkeyword” site:.us
“powered by expressionengine” “yourkeyword” site:.eu
yabb
ipb
bbs
intext:powered by vbulletin
intext:powered by yabb
intext:powered by ip.board
intext:powered by phpbb
inanchor:vbulletin
inanchor:yabb
inanchor:ip.board
inanchorhpbb
/board
/board/
/foren/
/forum/
/forum/?fnr=
/forums/
/sutra
act=reg
act=sf
act=st
bbs/ezboard.cgi
bbs1/ezboard.cgi
board
board-4you.de
board/ezboard.cgi
boardbook.de
bulletin
cgi-bin/ezboard.cgi
invision
kostenlose-foren.org
kostenloses-forum.com
list.php
lofiversion
modules.php
newbb
newbbs/ezboard.cgi
onlyfree.de/cgi-bin/forum/
phpbbx.de
plusboard.de
post.php
profile.php
showthread.php
siteboard.de
ubb
ultimatebb
unboard.de
webmart.de/f.cfm?id=
xtremeservers.at/board/
yooco.de
phorum
phpbb
yabb
ipb
vbulletin
bbs
cgi-bin/forum/
/cgi-bin/forum/blah.pl
powered by e-blah forum software
powered by xmb
/forumdisplay.php?
/misc.php?action=
member.php?action=
powered by: fudforum
index.php?t=usrinfo
/index.php?t=thread
/index.php?t=
index.php?t=post&frm_id=
powered by fluxbb
/profile.php?id=
viewforum.php?id
login.php
register.php
profile.forum?
posting.forum&mode=newtopic
post.forum?mode=reply
powered by icebb
index.php?s=
act=login&func=register

Other Blog CSMs

BlogEngine
Inurl:.edu “Powered by BlogEngine.NET 1.4.5.0?
Inurl:.gov “”Powered by BlogEngine.NET 1.4.5.0?
Inurl:.ac.uk “Powered by BlogEngine.NET 1.4.5.0?
“Powered by BlogEngine”

Blogsmith
“Powered by Blogsmith”

Typepad
“powered by Typepad”

Scoop
“powered by scoop”

Guestbooks

“Powered by Tagbox”
“Powered by DRBGuestbook”

 

Please feel free to share some Google Operators that I might have missed in the comments below and also share some of your favorite footprints and combinations.

Turning a New Leaf with Architectural Outsourcing

architect outsourcing website

I’m excited to announce our newest BPO service offering, Architectural Outsourcing from the Philippines! One of my first jobs was working as a labor hand on a framing crew in North Carolina, building houses for $4.25 per hour back in 1995 (damn I sound like my grandpa).  I hadn’t quite turned 16 years old yet so for my first few months, I was paid under the table. The days were long and the work was tough. As the lowest man on the totem pole, I mostly carried lumber, built corners, Ts, headers and nailed down plywood. I had to do all the hardest and crappiest jobs on the site but I did it with enthusiasm, in hopes of learning the trade. Every chance I got, I asked how to use a speed-square, how to cut risers for stairs or read blueprints.  Three years later, I had become one of the top guys on the crew and I decided to take up night classes at Cape Fear Community College doing Drafting and AutoCAD as I wanted to become an architect or engineer.

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I ended up dropping out as my life-path  took me in a different direction. I ended up running my own companies, becoming a real estate agent and then traveling the world doing business consulting and BPO services under my Filipino corporation ClarkOutsourcing.com. 20 years later, I have been given the opportunity to marry my old passion of architecture to my current business of international outsourcing.

Outsourcing architectural services is nothing new, many large firms have had remote teams of designers, engineers and AutoCAD operators for over a decade now. Having remote staff to handle these tasks enables firms to scale up or down as their projects demand. This has provided great cost savings, scalability and flexibility. I knew there was a great demand for this industry but I had no way to break into the market. That is until I met Terrence Hannam through a mutual friend in the Philippines. Terrence has been working in the industry for over 35 years with very successful projects in New Zealand, Australia and most notably, in the beautiful archipelago islands of Vanuatu.

Having been in the BPO industry for over 14 years, with a well establish company and a state-of-the-art outsourcing facility in the Philippines, it seemed like a no-brainer to team up with Terrence to offer these new services. While, we are still very new to offering these services remotely and still have a lot to learn, we have already started work on our first project and have brought on 3 highly skilled AutoCAD operators working for an architecture firm in America.  Some of the bugs and challenges of offering these services are project management, providing communications that allow for efficient collaboration and the transferring and hosting of the data on the cloud.

architect outsourcing

We are tackling these challenges with grace because we are very excited at the prospect of expanding our team and offerings in this field. Our goals are to increase our business development efforts in 2018 and building out new space for this department while continuing to slowly growing our team. These efforts include trips to Australia, New Zealand and America to meet with potential clients, continued recruiting and head hunting of the best architectural staff the Philippines has to offer as well  as expanding our facility with a new creative floor plan that allows for collaboration as well as stimulates innovation and design. Please check out our new website ArchitectOutsourcing.com and check back with us from time to time so you can see our rapid development into this exciting new space!