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Janet Chiu
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I have a question regarding portfolios and duplicate content. I know several copywriters and public relations agents, and this question came up in a group meeting. If a PR agent has a writing sample on her website that is identical - or nearly identical - to the article published by a newspaper or ezine, is her site at risk of having duplicate content? 

There are several forms that the writing sample can take, but it is usually in PDF form.

So, the question is really in two parts - is this a dup content risk, and if yes, the best way to configure the page (noindex, rel=canonical)?
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Rel=canonical may transfer any link juice to the target, I think. 
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What's the best way to summarize the Demos & Interests section in a Google Analytics report? It seems as though the age and gender distribution is the same as I'd expect from census data, and the affinity categories just seem too random - whoever participates, and that's not many.
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Have you guys noticed a change in how Google treats title tags? A client updated the website with title tags I provided. The Home page title tag was constructed as

Keywords | Company Name, Location

When I did a Google search for the company today, the first result was displayed simply as

Company Name

with a link to the Home page.

There are other companies with the same name in different states, and the rest of the SERPS listings looked like full title tags.

Presumably my client's link was listed first because of my browsing history (not to mention gmail) and location. But why would the title tag have been dropped? Does anybody know when Google started doing this?
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+Joe Bergess I tried incognito, clearing my computer's cache, different devices, other browsers and the results all look the same...but why my client's result would then be the first is a mystery, or stupid luck! 
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Here is the second in a series about SEO and web design...with design firms in mind. This project has been such a challenge for me; I know I speak geek, but I had almost reached the point where I couldn't speak anything else. Having to explain without that crutch made me question just what I do know. Only wish I had done this earlier!

http://cyberturfstrategic.com/seo-tips/deliver-audience-3-keyword-tips/
Promises, promises, promises. In your web design and development proposal process, you probably assure the client that the website you create will be searc
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Any ideas how a website built with "modular content" can be optimized? I have also heard it called "flat design" - it's one long page. I'm concerned that since the URL doesn't change as the content does, the website / one pager can be optimized for just one thing.

Here's an article written for web devs: http://www.newfangled.com/the_way_you_design_web_content_is_about_to_change

The graphic artists I work with love this concept, but I've cautioned them it probably will not work for every client, as far as SEO is concerned. Have you also been asked to SEO this type of design? 
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Thank you so much! Yes, I'm afraid all of the one-page designs are the same in my head, but obviously there are differences. Despite the differences it appears that all of the solutions share a problem - they are labor intensive, as far as I can tell. Thanks for sharing the useful info!
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SEO coach, marketing consultant & weekend mountain climber
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I have always been a little nerdy and a tad geeky - characteristics that were assets during the many years I worked in marketing, advertising, and sales. When I decided to pursue SEO, my colleagues said that made perfect sense. It's true: I find keyword research fun and data fascinating.  

My marketing background drives the approach I take to a SEO project, which often requires first improving the message, branding, usability or lead generation strategy. The client and I will pull in other professionals - web developer, graphic artist, copywriter - as needed to refine our efforts. It's the synergy of learning, creating and supporting that I love.

I'm lucky to have the resources of the Washington, DC, area available. The work environment here is incredibly supportive and focused on collaboration.  

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