About Jokap
Joined December 2018
I’m a semi-retired businessman, real estate broker who likes to write, play golf, Bridge, walk and travel. I’ve been a residential real estate broker in both Florida and North Carolina for the past twenty years, working primarily as buyer’s agent. I enjoy working with people and helping home buyers negotiate the sometimes frustrating process of buying a home.

Previously I had a 25-year career in the health care industry as a nursing home administrator and as the developer and operator of a multi-facility group of nursing homes.

I’m married with three sons and six grandchildren and living in semi-retirement in the mountains of Western North Carolina
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Maury1001 Premium
Hi, I saw your message to the emarketing guy Marshall Adler and noted that we have much in common. I am 74, have 3 sons but only two grandchildren. I've been writing on health matters for years. Recently joined WA but got bogged down with health difficulties and Christmas shopping and now I am zooming through the trainings. Now starting website building. I note you have the account set-up and Premium Member badges. I did those things a month ago but have not received the badges. Who do I contact for those?
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jokap Premium
Thanks for writing. I have no idea how those badges are controlled, they just happened automatically. I suggest you ask through the live chat or post a general question. Or send a private email to Kyle. He (or more likely someone working for him) does respond to private emails.
What is your website and what do you plan to focus on?
BTW, 6 grandchildren and another one on the way.
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Karina B Premium
Welcome to WA! congrats on finding your way here and deciding to go Premium :) I've been a member for more than 5 years now, and it remains the most supportive environment I've ever come across in my professional life.
If you ever need help, please feel free to reach out at any time! The best way to start is following the training step by step

Have a super day!

cheers
Karina
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Joseph,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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jokap Premium
I'm trying to figure out to install meta tags provided by one of my affiliate companies. I downloaded a plugin for that purpose but it doesn't make any sense. Can you help?
Thanks
Joe
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smartketeer Premium
I'm lost here Joseph ... Meta tags are not installed and not provided by affiliate platforms ... Maybe an affiliate link? What plugin have you downloaded?
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jokap Premium
Here's the instruction page:
To verify that you own a site, you have two options to select from:

Option # 1 - Add a <meta> tag to your home page (proving that you have access to the source files). To use this method, you must be able to edit the HTML code of your site's pages.
<meta name="fo-verify" content="4e20921f-d9b5-407e-aa04-08b7081c2445">
Option # 2 - Upload an HTML file to your server. To use this method, you must be able to upload new files to your server. Download HTML Verification File
After placing the meta tag on you home page or the file in the root of your website directory, return to this section and click the button below to verify your site.
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smartketeer Premium
Yep ... My bad ... verification code in meta tag format ...

OK ... And what plugin are you trying to use?
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jokap Premium
does this help:Add Meta Tag For WordPress is a Free metadata plugin for the WordPress that can optimize your web site for more efficient indexing of your content by search engines.
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smartketeer Premium
OK. Most likely that won't do the job correctly ... That's for optimizing your blog posts, etc.

I suggest to choose the Upload an HTML file option and use the WP File Manager plugin to accomplish the task.

See this
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jokap Premium
thanks. I have the file
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jokap Premium
this is way beyond my level of expertise. This is the file that was downloaded: file:///C:/Users/Joe Kaplan/Desktop/fo-verify.html
I read your instructions and opened the file manager and found the button to upload a file. When I pasted this into the box it said "no file to upload". What am I doing wrong...other than doing stuff that I don't understand.
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jokap Premium
Never mind. I noticed I was trying to use the wrong button. The live ones aren't clearly highlighted.
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smartketeer Premium
Don't paste.

In WP File manager navigate to the root folder of your site and drag & drop the downloaded file from your your PCs file manager to the ROOT folder of your Wordpress site
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jokap Premium
This is driving me crazy. Now it says it can't use that file
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jokap Premium
what's the root folder? Also, the file came as
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jokap Premium
I think I got it uploaded but it doesn't work.
Happy New Year. Enough for today. Also Adsense just rejected me
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jokap Premium
Hello again. I never got this work. I did get the file into file manager but it is apparently in the wrong as the company still can't find it to approve my application. Are you available to spend a little more time with me on this?
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smartketeer Premium
If they can't find it, most likely you haven't upload the file in the right (root) folder.

I really don't know what could I say more here Joseph ... The WP File Manager drag and drop method is the easiest fastest way to do it ...
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jokap Premium
which is the root folder?
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smartketeer Premium
httpdocs
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jokap Premium
That's where I put it
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smartketeer Premium
Than

a) the file is corrupt

b) it should be placed in a different folder (according to the received instructions)

c) some server level WA security filters are not allowing the given company to access it
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jokap Premium
Here's the error message:
We couldn't find the verification meta tag on your home page. Please check your meta tag or file location and try again.
Does that help?
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smartketeer Premium
No it doesn't ...

That's the fact ... Not the reason ...
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jokap Premium
Here's the instructions: (I know I'm being a pain but I really appreciate your help)
To verify that you own a site, you have two options to select from:

Option # 1 - Add a <meta> tag to your home page (proving that you have access to the source files). To use this method, you must be able to edit the HTML code of your site's pages.
<meta name="fo-verify" content="4e20921f-d9b5-407e-aa04-08b7081c2445">
Option # 2 - Upload an HTML file to your server. To use this method, you must be able to upload new files to your server. Download HTML Verification File
After placing the meta tag on you home page or the file in the root of your website directory, return to this section and click the button below to verify your site.
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smartketeer Premium
You already told me these Joseph ...

You are not a pain, but I can't tell you more than I've already said ...

I'd suggest to contact site support ... They have the ability to actually check that file on the server ...
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jokap Premium
OK, thanks
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smartketeer Premium
You're welcome
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rickdware Premium
Welcome to WA PREMIUM
You've made a life-changing decision. If you stick with it, over time your greatest dreams will come true. Can you imagine what it was like when the first owners of telephones placed them? They were cash machines.

You purchased a cash machine when you chose to go premium. You have proven to be a true entrepreneur and a goal setting winner. Please don't forget to FOLLOW BACK AND LIKE OFTEN. In fact, thank you in advance for the follow back and the like!

Your ranking will improve when you comment and like just like in the real world when people follow and like your site will move higher in the search engine. Follow the training to get a deep understanding of the internet. So, again, thank you in advance for the following. Enjoy and take it easy.
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jokap Premium
Thanks. Looking forward to move up the ladder. BTW how long have you been doing this? Are you generating any cash flow?
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LCEndahl Premium
H!! And welcome to WA Premium!! You will not regret your decision to go Premium! The information available here is never ending! And the training is incredible, and you won’t find anything like it, anywhere else!! Take it ALL in!!

Follow the training! I cannot stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do the lessons in the order in which they are. As well as the tasks that follow each of those lessons. I often jumped ahead in my training, to only later really regret it. Take my word for it, it’s not worth it. Stay on course.
Go at your pace. Slow and steady is my new rule. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. You’ll want to learn more!! It ignites a new passion within you. It did me! Gave me back my purpose for living! There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You CAN do this!!

Be awesome! Be amazing!! And be successful!!!
Laura
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jokap Premium
Thanks. I decided when I found this and signed up that I would do exactly what you recommend and I'm excited about getting this going. BTW how long have you been doing this? Are you generating any cash flow?
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Joe! Congrats and welcome to WA premium!

I think the most import thing to do with any new venture is to "plug in" and be consistent. Schedule time each day to do the training, work on your site and write content. You'll find that content is king. :)

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!
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free4life Premium
Welcome to premium!
So happy that you have decided to take this step in your journey towards achieving your dreams.

The training here is great and you should follow it to the letter.

The community here is the very best I have personally encountered. (and I have tried a few)

I hope to bump into you along your path.

Once again, welcome aboard!! Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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j52powell Premium
Thanks a lot for the follow. All success to you here at WA and elsewhere.
Joe
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Ray619 Premium
My Name Is Ray gbu and you're family and welcome to the team I pray that you take advantage of the great opportunity that is offered here at WA, and remember it is totally up to you to make this work for you and you're family. Fact is they offer some great training here at WA and you get to put it into practice while learning it. Well best blessing to you and you're family.
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MegaWealthy9 Premium
Congratulations on becoming a Premium Member, Joseph!

I wish you more and more success.

Many blessings,

Nathalie
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jokap Premium
thanks for your message
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3tripleA Premium
Welcome to wealthy affiliate Joseph. We are delighted to have you. Happy to see you climbing your success steps. Looking forward to following your success. Best wishes
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jokap Premium
thanks for your message
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi and congratulations on becoming a Premier member in WA. You will enjoy this new community and all it has to offer.
Best wishes for your journey here.
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jokap Premium
thanks for your message
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SnazzyIT Premium
You are most welcome, its what we call paying it forward in this awesome community :) just like everyone else did for me :)
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Kosovari2019 Premium
hello to you well
in the rich website you will be
informed everything about the website
your own and marketing affiliates
if you have any questions here
you find the answer do not hesitate to be welcomed
and congratulations on the premium plan and success in the future
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jokap Premium
thanks for your message
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
Hello and welcome to Premium. This website is full of wonderful helpers and I have learnt to always use the search tab at the top of the desktop, the answer is usually in someone's free training. Type in topic, rather than long question.
There is an answer to just about every question, all you need to do is ask..
Aside from the Certification and Bootcamp courses, there is heaps of extra training. Check out the training classrooms as well as the live events. There are current as well as past events in here. You can find both these tabs on the left-hand side
Start playing with tabs and boxes on your dashboard, there is so much hidden information, just keep looking for it.
Enjoy Wealthy Affiliate. There are lots of people here only too happy to help you along the way with encouragement and helpful tips. Wealthy Affiliate is about training, but that is just a small part of this wonderful community. If you participate as well as train, you will gain so much more.
cheers
KerryAnn
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.

Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life

If you need any help please ask
We all want each of us to succeed

Wishing you all the very best success here
Jennifer
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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jokap Premium
thanks for your message. I would like to talk to you about my niche and what I think I want to do
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Joseph, I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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jokap Premium
the site I set up is called "your health today". My idea is to blog about various aspects of personal health and write about various specific issues and conditions which I can tie into online sales. I've been researching keywords on such things as CBD oil, acid reflux (heartburn) disease, eyeglasses for sale online, etc. Is this too broad an approach? I see from some of the training that it may be better to have a website that is concentrated on just one item. So I'm a bit confused about the best approach to take.
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Kyle Premium
Personal Health, yes, far too broad. Each of those topics alone are HUGE categories (that you mentioned) and can be narrowed down even further.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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jokap Premium
I want to help people that are searching for specific information on a health issue.
It looks like I may have made a mistake. After watching your training video on purchasing domains I went ahead a purchased what I thought fit what I was doing: currenthealthtopics.com.
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jokap Premium
I've decided to focus on acid reflux disease as my niche. In researching the keywords there seems to be a lot of interest and traffic. Are there other members here who have focused on a particular health condition?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is the best way to go if you are going to head in the health space. Keep it specific and you could most definitely head in the acid reflux direction with your niche if you wanted.
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jokap Premium
OK, thanks for the feedback. That's what I'll do. Do you think I can use the site I've created with name "currenthealthtopics.com" Or should I start over with a new domain with a more specific name? Are there any other sites in the health field that I could look at? Is there any way to search existing WA sites?
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Kyle Premium
You could use that, or you could create something new. That is a pretty broad domain, not to say it can't work though. It comes down to whether you like the brand or not and it resonates with you.

People share their websites frequently here, but it is up to them to share if they want to, not us. There are 100,000's of websites hosted here at WA.

If you want some influence within your niche, you can find lots of related sites with a quick search in Google.
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waian Premium
Hey Joseph,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! It's great to have you here, and I can guarantee that you'll find this community always willing to help you succeed.

First things first, you'll want to set up your profile.

After that's done, swing on over to the Training (in the left sidebar). This course will show you exactly what you'll be learning here in an easy to understand way. It'll also show you step-by-step how to get your own website up and running in no time. Here's a link to the first course: If you ever get stuck or need any help, PLEASE contact me and I will be more than happy to help you out. I want to see you succeed Joseph, so I will do all that I can to assist.

Anyway, like I said before, it's GREAT to have you here. I can't wait to see your progress!

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jokap Premium
Hi, I've started the training and look forward to working with you guys
Joe
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