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Michael Cottam
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Attended Brentwood College
Lives in Portland, OR
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This is a cool way to get an idea of your competitor's high traffic times.
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Robots.txt, meta robots, and the nofollow tag are all ways to tell search engines how to crawl and index your site. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers four common use cases of these tools, offering guidance on when you should use one over another.
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Finally...after THREE YEARS!!!
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B2B SEO experts explain how B2B marketers are implementing SEO strategies in 2015. Discover search marketing trends you can put in place today.
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I am kind of an asshole. This should not be surprising for anyone familiar with the blog. I haven't exactly done a great job of concealing it. But I feel that I should probably start off this post by stating it, plain and clear. I have several reasons for this: There is something wonderfully ...
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I'd love a little help with a brief experiment. Thanks!
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We are offering this half-day workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 11, and we’ll have plenty of Google and digital marketing experts on hand provide attendees one-on-one guidance. bit.ly/sempdx
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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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Portland, 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.
Introduction
Independent SEO consultant in Portland, Oregon.  Recently founded 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, and photography.

Currently working on a red stag hunting website for New Zealand, and a New Zealand big game hunting website for a client.
Education
  • Brentwood College
  • McGill University
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Great little cafe! Terrific coffee and liked their breakfast sandwich.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pulled pork was great. My buddy had the brisket and loved it too. Inexpensive and fast service!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Nice small groups, great guides. And the food was absolutely fantastic.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Just a great, old-school breakfast spot. I go here nearly every weekend with my 8 year old son. Staff is super nice and friendly too.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
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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.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Creative, local-ingredients, and an awesome view!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Awesome kitsch: from the decor, to the drinks with umbrellas in it. A super fun place that's always packed!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago