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Michael Cottam
Works at Visual Itineraries
Attended Brentwood College
Lives in Bend, OR
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Much prefer Moz's Related Topics, although you have to build a campaign and assign keywords etc. to use it the way it works today.
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OK....if you go to my website, www.michaelcottam.com, you'll see my email in the upper right corner.
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Great article by Dennis Goedegeburre here...
My view on Technical SEO is more than only making the site work properly. I will always be looking for ways to enhance the products in ways which also contributes to growth in SEO traffic. This may include highly technical projects like the one described here. This is why I believe Technical SEO is more than just “fixing” the site, it’s the way the product works.
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Have you been following along as we explore SEO + A11y? In this final post of three, Laura Lippay shares resources and advice on SEO and Accessibility overlaps when optimizing images, video, and non-text elements.
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What are the top SEO trends ? Google rolls out algorithm changes all the time. Mobile? Video? Big Data? Learn from 38 SEO Experts about latest SEO trends!
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SEO consultant
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  • Visual Itineraries
    President, 2010 - present
  • OzTech
    SEO consultant, present
  • IBM Canada
  • Canadian Marconi
  • Northern Telecom
  • STEP Technology
  • Intersolv
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Bend, OR
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All over Canada - Vancouver Island - Montreal - Toronto - Portland
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SEO consultant, founder of Visual Itineraries, father of a very smart little boy, motorcycle rider, photographer, avid traveler.
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Independent SEO consultant in Bend, Oregon.  Founder of Visual Itineraries, a service for travel agents to help show a destination, hotels, sights, etc. to a client. Co-founder of TheBigDay honeymoon registry. In my free time, I enjoy motorcycles (racing, touring, and watching MotoGP), traveling, wine-tasting, cooking, and photography.

I also have a red stag hunting website for New Zealand, and a New Zealand big game hunting website for a client.
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  • Brentwood College
  • McGill University
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I had a Ferrari 360 taken here for a PPI (pre-purchase inspection). Good detail on the report, but what I really liked was the synopsis from Tyler that told me in practical terms how serious each of the issues was, and roughly what it would cost to fix. And, they managed to squeeze it in the same day--late on a Friday!
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Dave was awesome. On time to the MINUTE, got it done in just over an hour, and not a spot of ash on anything. Super nice guy too.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
So easy to work with, and very professional. Quick turnaround on all my questions, and they went above and beyond, spending literally hours on hold with the IRS to get the tax return transcripts so I didn't have to waste all that time myself.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Pulled pork was great. My buddy had the brisket and loved it too. Inexpensive and fast service!
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Replaced my battery quickly and inexpensively. Very cool collection of vintage clocks and watches in the shop, too--worth stopping in just to check them out.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Great little cafe! Terrific coffee and liked their breakfast sandwich.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Got ripped off. When I checked in, I was quoted $216/night. When I checked out, my bill showed nearly $300 + taxes. Front desk person said they couldn't help me and gave me the manager's card. I called and left a voicemail, a week later, no response, and my card got billed $344.
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