About GPurnell
Joined December 2016
Hi. I've been attempting Internet Marketing for a long time. I am now ready to stop chasing get-rich-quick programs, and build out a real internet business.

Interests? I enjoy traveling and discovering other cultures and locales. So I'm building my site in the Adventure Travel niche!

I have visited many different countries, and served as a missionary in 5 (both short term and long term). I speak 3 languages, and have studied about a dozen more. (English, Spanish and Russian. Currently learning Chinese.)

That's about all I have to share now. No wait -- there's my reason why. I have 3 kids in school. I want to be able to give them a lot more than I have so far. I want financial freedom. To be able to travel, to do missions work, to give to my church and to enjoy this life to the fullest.

I look forward to interacting with others here at WA. It seems like a real, warm-hearted and successful group of people online, and that's what I want to be part of.

Thanks, Greg

Addendum to my Profile. Jan.10, 2017

I didn't want to make my profile too long, or take up too much of your time, reading about me. I think what I have written above is sufficient for an introduction. So, thanks for reading.

But, for anyone who may wish to know more, I have some other things to share.

For one, in regard to missionary work, mentioned above. I don't know what you think of that, or what images that conjures up in your mind, but let me tell you what I mean by that.

When we (me and my friends and colleagues) go in to countries as missionares, we don't go in to bulldoze their customs, culture or beliefs. We don't tell them they are wrong. We go in as learners, as people who want to know them, understand their culture and beliefs and way of life.

We also want to help them in practical ways, if we can, such as helping to provide clean water, better crop science, or teach English, or other practical means of helping. Then, we also offer to explain to them who Jesus is. Many have not heard of him, or do not understand what his life, teachings, death and resurrection mean for them. We want to give them that option.

Poeple all over the world want to improve their lives, thru better business, better homes, better food, better education, etc. And we think giving them the chance to understand who Jesus is, and giving them the option to follow him as their lord and savior, if they want to, is an equally valid way of serving people in many countries, helping them to improve their lives.

Those are my thoughts on missions.

Secondly, I want to recommend to you a person for inspiration, teaching and motivation. It is a woman named Terri Savelle Foy. She has a Youtube channel, with a ton of GREAT 8 minute videos on it. I like that length. You can fully develop a topic, idea or theme in that time, but it doesn't take a full hour or 30 minutes like a lot of teachers/ preachers do.

Terri is great at talking about creating a dream or goal [relevant for those of us at WA], and going for it. If you want to listen to someone talk about moving ahead, succeeding, getting out of a rut, and making a difference with your life, from a godly point of view, I highly recommend Terri to you. (Just search her name on YouTube, you can't miss her.)

(Note: don't be surprised by her voice. She kinda talks like a little girl, not a confident, world-changing adult-- which is ironic. But, her content is what makes her worth listening to.)

I hope this addendum has been of some value to you. I wanted to share it with those on WA who are interested. I really like this community, and am becoming more and more involved in learning from and teaching in this community, so I wanted to share a little more about myself here.

Well, that's it for now. I welcome your thoughts, feedback, and responses to my point of view.
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AppleofGold Premium
Thanks for the follow and I follow you back! Hope you will soon experience great success here! I have seen some stories of success in here, so we know there is hope. Lynne
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Vinicortez Premium
Hello there!

I hope you are doing great so far.

Thank you for connecting and letting me be part of the same network! If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I wish you only the best and a successful Wealthy Affiliate journey.

I'll see you around!

Vini
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GPurnell Premium
I have a question regarding creating content, and here it is:

Is it okay to create a quick version of an article, and get it on my site (for content), and then go back and improve it later, and add affiliate links to it later?

I ask because I heard somewhere that if Google finds a page and likes it (i.e. indexes it and lists it), and then you CHANGE it, well, Google doesn't like that. And, presumably, all the strength of the post might be wiped out, from changing it.

So, what do you think? Harmful or not to change a post once it is indexed?
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Vinicortez Premium
I asked a similar question before and the answer I got was from a "seasoned" blogger was this:

Yes, we can always update and optimize old posts with low rankings. We can even replace keywords but unless they are still relevant and similar to the title of the post. This shows activity and Google likes it.

It is also suggested to fetch your site through your Google Analytics‎ so Google will know of the changes quicker. And, in 30 days from then, you should see an improvement if you have made the right changes.

Now, to answer your question, and this is my opinion only, I think it is possible to build a quick 300-500 word article and then come back to update it with affiliate links and whatever needs to be done. I would want to keep that post on my top TO-DOs if I haven't added any affiliate links since that would be "money left on the table" as Kyle puts it.

I hope this helps answer your question. Let me know if there is anything else!

Thank you :)

Vini
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LinDash01 Premium Top 200
Hi Greg, it's great to connect with you here at WA. Cheers, Linda
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey, Greg, thanks for following me back.
Enjoy your journey and much success here at WA.
Phil
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Compsol99 Premium Top 200
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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GPurnell Premium
Hi. Glad to be connected. I looked on your profile page, but I didn't see your sites listed.
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Compsol99 Premium Top 200
Hi Greg,

My websites are:

https://doyouhavesleepapnea.com
https://boostyourretirementincome.com
https://allthatisgolf.com
https://prosportscaps.com

Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

Regards,
Shawn
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GPurnell Premium
I have a question regarding creating content, and here it is:

Is it okay to create a quick version of an article, and get it on my site (for content), and then go back and improve it later, and add affiliate links to it later?

I ask because I heard somewhere that if Google finds a page and likes it (i.e. indexes it and lists it), and then you CHANGE it, well, Google doesn't like that. And, presumably, all the strength of the post might be wiped out, from changing it.

So, what do you think? Harmful or not to change a post once it is indexed?
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Compsol99 Premium Top 200
That's a good question! Because I often will go back and update the content of a page. I didn't know that Google didn't like that. I suppose it depends on whether or not you are improving the content of your page. I hope that when I update the content of a page, it's because it will improve it and hopefully Google would like that.

Hope this helps!

Shawn
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scorpwealth Premium
Wow interesting BIO, I think you found your niche. I'll follow you.
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PBrewster Premium
Hi Greg. I am able to relate to several experiences and goals you have expressed. I have chased the wind with MLM and other schemes to no avail. The goal of missionary type lifestyle is my dream for the Autumn of my life. I look forward to Buddhist activities in India, Nepal and many other nations as well as in the US.
I wish you much success.
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GPurnell Premium
Hi. Glad to meet a kindred spirit. Thanks for the message. Hope this works out well for both of us, and we can stay in touch. Greg
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Mburul Premium
Hi Greg. Nice to connect with you. Wishing you much success and happy days ahead.
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luigiblack91 Premium
Hey Greg, thanks for the follow! I am now following you back. Wish you great success in the years to come. If you need anything, let me know to see if I can help you out.

Best regards,

Luis
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GPurnell Premium
I have a question regarding creating content, and here it is:

Is it okay to create a quick version of an article, and get it on my site (for content), and then go back and improve it later, and add affiliate links to it later?

I ask because I heard somewhere that if Google finds a page and likes it (i.e. indexes it and lists it), and then you CHANGE it, well, Google doesn't like that. And, presumably, all the strength of the post might be wiped out, from changing it.

So, what do you think? Harmful or not to change a post once it is indexed?
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luigiblack91 Premium
Hi Greg,

This is a great question. I personally think that you'll be ok updating your posts. It usually means that you are making a more rich post, with fewer errors, so I don't see that there should be a problem with it. I'll ask around to confirm my thought on this.

Best regards

Luis
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luigiblack91 Premium
I double checked and was told that you're in the clear, you should have no problem with index by updating posts.
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ValerieJoy Premium Top 100
Hi Greg - Thanks very much for the follow. It's a pleasure to meet you and I wish you great success with your WA venture :)
Valerie
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Angelak1 Premium
Good on you. I hope you do really well.
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GPurnell Premium
Thanks, Angela. And to you as well. I've never been to Melbourne, but your life there sounds great.
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Angelak1 Premium
Thank you very much. Where are you from?
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GPurnell Premium
From Texas, now live in Illinois. Lived 4 years in Papua New Guinea.
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chadsteam Premium
Thanks for the follow!!
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janmar Premium
It is nice to meet you. Thank you for following me here at WA. I wish you the greatest success on your adventures here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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Hi, Greg. Thank you, for the follow.
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GayleneNepia Premium Top 50
Hi Greg,

Nice to meet you. Thanks for adding me to your network. Wishing you much success with your business and your missionary work :-)
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