NoFap – No Hand Experience

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There is a pretty significant “movement” going on around the web called NoFap.

Chances are you’ve certainly heard about it by now.

The idea is to go long periods without masturbating, and in some cases any sexual activity at all.

My question is, have you tried it?

I am a believer, especially when it comes to drugs, that the only way to know is first hand experience.

When my teachers said “don’t smoke weed,” and my friends said “smoke weed,” I settled the argument by simply TRYING IT.

Turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

With NoFap, there seem to be many challenges – 30 days, 90 days, 1 year.

I decided to just forget about the counter and live it.

However long I go, I go.

If I break the cycle, and then enter another stretch, I will still consider that the NoFap lifestyle.

What follows is just some stream of consciousness, straight truth about what I have experienced so far.


  • Killer instinct. Without a doubt the will to dominate is elevated. I feel like if I got in a random street fight, I would swing until that son of a bitch gave up, blood dripping from my face. This feeling is noticeably absent otherwise…
  • Confidence. This is related to killer instinct. When I talk to someone, my eyes pierce their soul. My voice is firm and authoritative. I use greater discretion – no interrupting, well-timed interjections, forceful body language. Talking to women, I feel like my eyes push back on their “shit testing.”
  • Deeper voice. There is a noticeable effect on the voice, but it doesn’t come for maybe two weeks. Hearing it, the war drums of the soul come alive, fueling the killer instinct and confidence.
  • Clearer head, but only mildly. I’ve been taking a break from coffee, drinking booze more than usual, taking supplements, so it’s hard to say what is causing what. NoFap likely factors in here but can’t draw a conclusion.
  • An overall sense of “this is the right move.” Knowing that many guys are sitting there jacking off to porn while I am out getting shit done feels like a victory. Other men believe it is insanity to go long stretches without masturbation. I like being the one guy in the group that walked the path, to find out.
  • Witty flow. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You need to develop your wit, practice your delivery, and know when to deploy. Expect your wit to come through, without thinking. Paired with increased confidence and a clearer head, this is ideal.
  • Delayed gratification. Another one you will hear from other reports, but good training for the mind nonetheless. Learn to put it off until later. This is a campaign.
  • The real “me.” Hard to describe this one. I feel like some primal form of “me” is coming out. Maybe it was always there, just somehow dormant. The idea of building up energy seems to fit here.
  • Powerful presence, on the spot. I got asked to speak to about 100+ people on a webinar, on the spot, with about 10 seconds notice. Normally I might get flustered or try to come up with something to say. Didn’t need to. It just came, with authority.
  • A lot of guys talk about the strange attention women seem to give you after you “hold the seed” for long periods. Nothing noticeable here yet. Maybe slightly, but nothing out of the ordinary. Perhaps I haven’t gone long enough, but unknown at this point.

Much like the no-alcohol challenge and the 3 month keyboard challenge, I like the idea of doing something few men are willing to do.

I am going to continue this lifestyle for some time, but I want to confirm that everything mentioned above is 100% fact and true. Firsthand experience.

I’ve taken a lot of drugs recently, so it’s about time for a review or two, what do you say.

I decided I will no longer be talking SEO on this blog. Too advanced and will be reserved for my SEO-only blog.

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Link Pimp – Whore Domains for Cash

how to sell linksThe world wide web is full of opportunity.

Now more than ever it’s absolutely imperative to get a presence online, business or personal.

Get your ideas out there or sell something. End of story.

The amount of people you can reach is staggering and you can make money while you’re asleep.

Domains are like real estate, but instead of depreciating over time they more often than not continue to gain value.

Most people don’t know this or even care, so they will do all of this work to build up their domain and then simply let it slip.

They let it expire or just give up years into a project or blog without selling it.

Companies go out of business and let their domain drift away like a fart on the Gravitron.

If you know your SEO, then you know that this opens a huge opportunity to just steal someone else’s work and make it your own.

Before we move on, I suggest you read some primer posts on SEO if you have absolutely no experience. They may be too advanced for newbs but it will probably clear some things up.

Note – these were written over a year ago but the information is broad and largely still applies:

White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO

I am going to outline a process I go through to relaunch a neglected domain, automate it with content, and start getting traffic within a week of its launch – on autopilot.

Here’s an example site I launched on 6/7/16 and had 310 visits on the 7th day after being live, with almost no work at all and a bullshit design setup.

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I repeat – I did almost no work to this site, and traffic continues to go up.


When a domain expires it goes to auction.

During the auction, you have an opportunity to bid on the domain until someone eventually wins.

They usually last about three days and this gives you an opportunity to do some research to find out what it actually might be worth.

To do this, we use some essential tools that any good SEO knows how to use:

Majestic.com – “trust” evaluation

Ahrefs.com – great crawler and usually has the most overall backlinks

Moz.com (sometimes) – “domain authority”

I put this shit in quotes because quite frankly domain authority is ambiguous.

The following is a brief overview of the process I go through.


I have a custom tool that checks multiple auctions sites at once, and filters everything by some essential domain metrics that I am looking for…

I run a scan and it brings me back domains expiring within about two days that match my desired wheelhouse.

I ran a scan just now (7/29 9PM EST) and here are the results. The first domain on the list seems decent and is aged fourteen years.

domain auctions

 

It could be a potential winner. The auction is going down on NameJet.com.

 

opening bid

 

My all-in-one tool displays the Majestic Trust Flow right on the dashboard, however I like to put it in the actual Majestic tool directly so that I can figure out the theme of the site according to their analysis.

Here are the results. I like to set it to “subdomain” which is often what older sites used (www.), and fresh index (more recent link index).

The reason for using “subdomain” is that most of the time, this is where the majority of the backlinks are pointed. It just seems to be a trend on the web, especially with older domains.

I then look at the topical trust flow – here we have a domain themed around Society/Politics.

When evaluating Trust Flow, we are looking for sites above 20.

15 is passable.

10 is borderline spam or perhaps very new.

Lower than 10 disqualifies the domain.

majestic domain analysis

This is a potentially useful domain because we all know we are in the middle of one of the greatest election periods of our time.

My brain begins to churn with ideas on how to abuse this site to gain traffic and cash in the election news niche.

If you stop here and put your bid down, you are a fool. Here’s why.

You need to do one important step before putting cash on the table.

It is imperative to evaluate the history of the site, visually, to try and determine if it was ever used for nefarious reasons or shady dealings in the past.

This is important because you could waste a lot of cash on a domain that has lost trust in the eyes of Google over the years, or was converted into some tranny webcam SEO site for a few years.

You do not want that.

You want a domain that remained consistent or at least kept the theme and relevance going through its lifetime.

Sometimes you find what appears to be an absolute winner only to find that some Chinese dirt ball picked it up and used it as a link farm or PBN.


Let’s take a look at the history of this site. To do this, we’ll need to use the WayBackMachine.

I’m doing all of this, right now, on the fly…

Let’s start in the beginning.

Boring looking site, but legitimate. From Sept., 2002….

early site

 

A few years later – 2004. Still bland as fuck, but could have been a popular site…

 

a few years later

 

Let’s skip ahead…what’s this? Parked domain? Hmmmm..

 

parked

 

A short time later…

 

link farm

Link Farm! This site is disqualified.

Looks like somebody already swiped this site years ago and whored it out for links.

Now it’s expired again and although the backlink history is pretty good, this site had its day.

Funny, because I was planning on whoring links myself, tastefully, and tactfully, of course.


If a site passes the WayBackMachine test, I usually then throw it in Ahrefs to double check incoming links and anchor text.

If the inbound link anchor text is something like:

air jordans

air jordans

air jordans

air jordans

air jordans

dildos

cock shaped bong

Site is burned, dude. Move on.

If a site is CLEAN, then I will put in a bid and move on to the next part of the strategy if I win.


What I do next will not be revealed step by step, because I don’t want people stealing my method.

However I will explain the idea, and if you have any experience in SEO you can try to figure it out for yourself.

Basically, I rebuild the expired domain.

I make it look pretty, throw up a nice logo and branding elements.

Then I auto-generate content that keeps posting and posting.

I also setup social media accounts so the site automatically spews out a feed to Twitter, FB, and a shit load of other social sites.

Auto-pilot.

Over time, dumbasses follow this feed and visit the site. I am serving them shit they can find elsewhere but the key is I’m bringing them to me.

Think I am making this up? Here’s one of my Twitter feeds that is auto-posting. I’m rarely even there and people are retweeting my bullshit all the time.

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That dumb twat Cenk Uygur even retweeted one of these to his audience, and so did the The Young Turks.

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tyt

That’s a Twitter account auto-posting content that’s auto-curated on a domain I am whoring out for traffic and paid links.

I am not even there, and these dickheads are retweeting my shit to hundreds of thousands of people.

 

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Once I set these sites up, I can monetize them in the following ways:

Google AdSense

Amazon Ads or Amazon CPM

Collect email addresses and retarget

Affiliate offers

Sell links on the site to chumps

Why can I sell links?

Go back and read this post if you forgot why links matter in SEO.

Over time, these dummy sites start to gain attention.

The stats on the sites are readily available for people to see. You can just plug the domain in to Majestic or Moz etc. to read the stats, like I did when I was first evaluating.

Receiving a link from a site with good “SEO stats” can influence your own site, and increase your rankings.

Other bloggers or marketers that are hungry for links to their own sites will often times do whatever they can to get a link on your site if it’s CLEAN.

You can EASILY ask $100+ for a permanent dofollow link if your site has good stats.

Remember, someone else did all the work, and now we are just “repurposing” their hard earned time.

By the way, buying and selling links is against Google’s terms of service.

I don’t give a damn, because there’s no way in hell they can know for sure.

People have been doing it for years, and I obviously don’t care if the link was even effective for the buyer.

Google spits out propaganda and fuckall to make you believe otherwise, but I’ve never been penalized once for this. It’s like “guest blogging.”

Still a skeptic? Here are some emails I’ve gotten over the past month, for the site with the Twitter account listed above:

This is some bitch that reached out to me for more juice in late June after a previous transaction a few months ago.

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Earlier in March she approached me about my website whore. That’s four “links” she’s asking about…

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Another one from last week:

links 2

 

links 3

whore

 

Guy had worked with me previously in March:

early links

Later the same damn day, another suitor emerges:

 

link sale 4

 

whored out

 

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This site has taken it in the ass so many times for links and I don’t give a shit because I don’t care if it gets burned.

I’m building more and I move on.

As you can see many of these are casino links, because online casinos don’t have many options when it comes to acquiring links.

They are desperate so they pay.

income

All of this boils down to one thing, my friends.

Being in the know on SEO.

In today’s age you can win the internet if you know how it works.

People that blow off SEO are fools.

Oh, and don’t get tricked by the “gurus!”

They know everything about SEO!

Just put the right keywords on the page, and you’re good dude!

There is so much more to know.

I’ve taken the time to read the Google patents.

I want to know everything there is about online search so I can manipulate it and gain an advantage in any way possible.

This way dipshits like Cenky Uygur retweet my website whore to hundreds of thousands of people.

More free PR for me!

Suckers.

joker money

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The Show Starts Before You Start the Show

I have a nice gig coming up in exactly one week at a local theater.

It’s times like this where the most work is needed, until the deed is done.

Leading up to any major gig, I have a standard practice routine that is actually very simple and effective.

I repeat this routine for about two weeks or so leading up to the gig itself, while getting together with the band to practice 2-3 times within the same time period.

Remember, you should treat your band like a business.

Either you are prepared and ready by doing the hard work or you slacked off and are willing to risk it and suffer lack of cohesion and overall skill erosion.

My routine per day is as follows:

  • Guitar Aerobics workout of the day. – I like to keep this random and unpredictable, the way it’s designed. I don’t go to any specific exercise. I play what’s next on the list which challenges my fundamentals. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s hard. Get it done.
  • Two song review – I’ll play at least two songs all the way through up to ten times each. The main goal is to hammer down the timing and song changes so everything is natural when I join the full band. I should seamlessly and without thinking know instinctively what’s coming down the shoot as we play.
  • Free play jam. I take some time to just let it flow and jam for a bit.

Here are a couple videos I shot specific to the upcoming show where I’ll be playing the first solo to “Powerslave” by Iron Maiden.

Powerslave Solo – Learned it from a Pro

Darren Armitage Crushes Powerslave and Teaches Us How to Do It

Listen to the FEELING in this SOLO

 

Guitar Aerobics by Troy Nelson – Essential Practice Exercises

Buy it here and quit slackin’ off.

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Guitar Aerobics by Troy Nelson – Buy the Damn Book, Make Progress

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Practice is the most important part of becoming a disciplined guitar player, especially for beginners.

You really will never make any progress unless you stay on course and have a variety of exercises and scales to work on.

What I love about this book is that every day you can sit down, open it up, fire up the CD and hack away at a new task.

It has licks, bends, scales, sweep picking, arpeggios, and more.

It’s great for getting back to fundamentals if you are a more advanced player and just need a way to keep your chops up.

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One Week to a Gig – Powerslave Solo

It’s one week to the gig – practice or become the FOOL.

In this video, I discuss an upcoming show that should be a great one – my band Makhaira has been summoned to produce some 80s metal covers for a tribute show in Philly.

We’re playing Powerslave by Iron Maiden, which is one of my favorite songs and favorite solos to play. It has a tremendous blues feel and really epitomizes the classic metal sound. I better not blow it or I accept disgrace…

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