Higgs Boson & Dark Matter

higgs-dark-matter-particlesHiggs vs Dark Matter

I’m no quantum physicist byany stretch but I think its fair to say that now the Higgs field aka Higgs particle has finally been proven to really exist, I think it will lead to the discovery of what dark matter is actually made of. That is a an even deeper mystery because 70% of our whole universe is made up for dark matter but we don’t even know what this stuff is or what its made of. Dark matter and the Higgs make up the actual fabric of space and time itself!

Higgs Dark Matter Connection

Here’s why the Higgs and dark matter must be closely connected… basically particles that make up atoms have absolutely no mass just pure energy and they only generate their mass from the movement through a sea of Higgs particles. Its like friction created from this movement doesn’t create heat at the particulate level but instead it creates mass which then creates gravitons that hold the atoms together just like gravitons hold us on the Earth and the Earth around the Sun and the Galaxies around the super-massive black holes but dark matter much like Higgs also has energy properties and occupies all the empty space in between the cosmos. Maybe dark matter is made up of a whole series of Higgs-like particles. In the future we will be able to use this technology to manipulate space, time and energy in ways we never thought possible. Like an underlying foundation of our universe that we never even knew existed!

Now I think its official, I must be a complete nerd for posting this on my SEO blog but its exciting stuff and at least I put it in My Rants section.

Google’s Transparency Report & Internet Censorship

the_worst_part_of_censorship_is-300x300Not sure if Google is just playing good cop, bad cop but I really appreciate their transparency report service where they track various governments’ attempts to block access to online content and as Google put it, “hamper the free flow of information on the web.” Google just updated this service and the new data confirms that governments around the world have doubled their efforts to limit information to the public and censor the web.

I urge all freedom loving people in the world to study this information and at least become aware of the government attempts to censor your access to information. Notice on the 2012 summery chart below that the 1st and 2nd biggest request Google receives to block or remove content comes from Defamation and Privacy and Security then understand that this boils down to the defamation of government officials and the privacy they enjoy keeping you in the dark.  Its hard enough to expose the truth but its even harder to bring those truths to the masses and this is why its very important that our born rights to free speech and and freedom of press are not compromised online!

If you don’t speak out and take action by voting in the right politicians, your country could become like China where they just completely blocked all Google services. This is why most people in China may never know the truth about what happened in Myanmar. Iran, Argentina, Brazil, France and Philippines are also high on the list of countries that try to censor the truth from their citizens.

5 Telemarketing Lead Generation Tips

Speaking From Experience
In 2003, I started doing real estate in Orlando, Florida and as all real estate agents do, I teamed up with a local mortgage broker to exchange deals and lead referrals. In an effort to drum up more business for both of us, I started doing cold calling, SEO and PPC campaigns to generate more leads. Before I knew it, I was generating way more leads than we could ever handle so I opened TheLeadTree.com and stopped selling real estate! More than a decade has passed and since then, I have managed hundreds of lead generation campaigns, sometimes even for big players like WellsFargo, Allstate, Comcast and other Fortune 500s. Here’s my solid advice for anyone interested in reading it…

Tip #1: Good leads start with good data. You can waste a lot of time, money and effort calling the wrong people. Your telemarketing list should be filtered to your target audience. For example if you are calling B2c (business to consumer) you can filter the list based on age, credit scores, zip codes, annual income, home values etc. If you are calling on a b2b campaign (business to business) you can filter the list based on things like number of employees, annual income, years in business and most importantly SIC codes to drill down and target just the right companies. Paying telemarketers and high VOIP costs can be expensive but you can optimize any campaign with the right filters. On the other hand, be careful that the cost of the data doesn’t outweigh the ROI of the lead.

Tip #2: Do not incentivize the prospect. Basically this means do not offer something for free in exchange for agreeing to an appointment or a live transfer. The closing and retention rates will suffer. A few examples would be “take this survey and we’ll send you a free $25 gift certificate to Papa John’s” or “if you qualify, you will get a free cruise”. The reason is because when you generate a lead, you want to make sure the prospect is genuinely interested, not just after the freebies. I’ve actually taken a free cruise to the Bahamas for applying for a merchant account that I ended up canceling anyways. Sales persons want to talk to someone who is actually interested not some guy that got enticed by a cool freebie.

Tip #3: Manage your leads using a CRM. Whether you are the one generating the leads or the one buying and working them, you must use a CRM! The days of keeping written logs and post-it notes are over. Nowadays, there’s tons of software like Salesforce, Velocify and Cheching.com that can help you distribute and manage your leads throughout the closing process. Not tech savvy? Too bad, you better get with the program (no pun intended) because closing rates are considerably higher when using a proper CRM.

Tip #4: Understand conversions and ROI. Whether you are the one generating the lead or the one buying and closing them, its important for both parties to realize the ROI. Telemarketing can be expensive so you must weigh the investment and returns and keep a sharp eye on the conversions throughout the generation process as well as the closing process to ensure the ongoing success of the campaign. There’s a lot of moving parts so you gotta optimize here and there with the focus being on higher conversions.

Tip #5: Keep your script short and sweet. The most important part of the script is the opening line. You have about 5 seconds to get their attention and tell them what the call is about. Long-winded openers just don’t perform well.. Sometimes, our clients will try to provide a script for us to use and in almost every case, its almost impossible to generate a lead with what they provided us. Sometimes, they haven’t tried cold calling on their own script before sending it to me. They just write down all the wonderful things they would love to say if they had the chance to say it but the problem is, there’s no “captive” audience with cold calling so you don’t have that chance. They can hang up on you at anytime and that’s usually what ends up happening most of the time anyways. The script needs to get-to-the-point within seconds and the rest of the call is just asking qualifying questions and verifying interest. If lengthy information must be provided in the generation process, break it down into smaller pieces that you can say in between questions but don’t have large paragraphs in your script because the call gets too one-sided and can become mundane.

If you’ve enjoyed reading this post and find it to be helpful, you may also be interested in lead generation consulting, lead flow management services or custom CRM solutions from our new Philippines based facility at ClarkOutsourcing.com.

Google Transparency Petition Hoax

Today Google posted on their Official Blog to let us know they care so much about your rights and privacy that they filed this new petition to protect our “civil liberties”. Well I’m calling Google out, this is sheer propaganda! This whole...

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Porn SEO

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Immigration Epidemic in the West

There’s more than 7 billion people in the world now and somewhere around 5 or 6 billion of them would love to live in Western countries. Unfortunately, it’s just not sustainable. Furthermore, I personally would not like to become a minority in my own country and have my culture erased but I have been labeled as a racist or a xenophobe for saying so. The purpose of this post is to prove that NO ONE wants to become a minority in their own country except for us stupid ass, brainwashed Westerners. I aim to prove that rest of the world would rather retain their cultural homogeneity and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Are Koreans Racist?
I asked a few of my Korean friends if they would be ok having more foreigners in Seoul than actual Koreans and they all said, “No, that is totally not ok”. Then I asked them, what if these foreigners received government support and petitioned to have public radio, TV, documents and signs also in another language like Russian or English. They were flabbergasted that I would even ask such a ridiculous question and said that Koreans would NEVER tolerate that. Does this make Koreans bad people?

Are Filipinos Racist?
I asked some Filipino friends the same questions but this time in their native language. Ok lang ba sau kung mas maraming mga foreigner dito sa Manila kesa mga Filipno? (Would that be ok for you if there were more foreigners here in Manila than actual Filipinos?). I’ve asked this question to many Filipinos and 100% of them said, “No, that’s not ok” or “Not a chance in hell!”. Then I take it a step further and propose that these foreigners that are coming are from poorer countries and have to rely on government handouts to support them and pay for their housing, food, education and healthcare. Then they really get irate and say that the local population would probably riot and kill those foreigners to drive them out of their country! Does that mean Filipinos are bad people?

Are Africans Racist?
Even though its covered up by mass media so most people in Western countries never hear about it, white people have been institutionally targeted and driven from their homes and even killed by the tens of thousands in African countries like Zimbabwe and South Africa. Some say it could be classified as an actual genocide. The president of South Africa has even sung this song during public speeches “Kill the Boer” (Boer, meaning white people). The sad thing is that these “Boer” aren’t even foreigners, most have been there for over 300 years and only have African passports. They have nowhere else to go? Its the same as if the American government decided to start killing all African Americans and trying to drive them back to Africa.

I have traveled to many countries and have asked this same question as a social experiment. I have never found one Filipino or Korean or Chinese or Indian or Romanian or African that would like to become a minority in their own country. Yet this exact thing is happening in many Western cities and if you dare oppose it, you will be labeled as a racist or a xenophobe.

Do you Have a Rebuttal?
I’ve had a few debates about this and usually what I hear is that Western people deserve to be dissolved and their lands taken from them because of what their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. This is really twisted and sad to hear But if that is true, then so do many other peoples. Just one of many examples is Turkey. I guess they deserve the same fate because the Turkish Ottoman Empire was twice as big as the British Empire and committed far worse atrocities. Enslaving whole nations and exterminating whole tribes of peoples. Does this mean Turkey should not remain Turkish? And they should be dissolved and forced to give up their conquered lands?

Please someone comment and tell me why its ok to have hundreds of millions of foreigners pouring to our countries and making us minorities in our own lands? Its happening everywhere you look. London, Miami, Amsterdam, Oslo, Kansas City, Denver… Some studies show that by the year 2050, Westerners will be minorities in their own countries! This is a real epidemic and for some reason its taboo to even talk about it.

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