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The more i use it the more cool stuff I find. Like the new graph on the overview tab that shows the # of ranking phrases w/ a monthly history.
By design, the first thing you see after you search a domain in SpyFu is a user-friendly page that you can glance at or dive into. You set the pace: get a lot of information in a quick summary, or...
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I'd like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the latest badged +Google Partners  ME!
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I'm looking forward to this, but I do hope you reconsider using the Hitler example in your sales materials...
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+Scott Hendison I also emailed Paul and recommended he remove it from the schools presentation. I think it will harm his fine efforts if he leaves it in.
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If you have an alternate landing page for mobile devices, you should have a rel="canonical" tag on the mobile page pointoing to the desktop version, and on the desktop page you  should have a rel="alternate" link back to the mobile. 

However, according to this at Google, you should also annotate your XML sitemap. Huh. Can't do that with the +Yoast WPSEO plugin, can you? 

It's not often needed, since usually the content is the same, but in some cases we prefer it - like today for example, on a Genesis theme site that's not responsive. We use WP Touch and have to have a static home page because otherwise Genesis shows blog posts.  

So what do we do in a case like this?   Inquiring +SEO minds want to know...
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The +East Portland Chamber of Commerce is an official Google Partner now...  
Last month Google announced a new “city partnership” program called called GYBO (Get Your Business Online), and I signed up the East Portland Chamber to be involved. Today, I’m happy to announce that the East Portland Chamber was accepted, and … Continue reading →
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Interesting - a new Google service...
 
Interesting...
Google just announced a new project:
Project Fi
https://fi.google.com/about/experience/

#projectfi  
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and Facebook launched Hello today, also for US only, so this space likely to get very interesting
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Do you love the new Google Maps experience? If so, then don't join the legions of users (like me) that are calling for the return of Classic Google Maps.
 
Change.org Petition to Larry Page @ Google: Bring Back Classic Google Maps - I was contacted about a petition to bring back Classic maps.  The Google Maps forum is lit up with hundreds of posts about people hating new maps and wanting the Classic option back. Check it out below. The outcry is pretty amazing! Link to petition with 3,582 votes so far inside...
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Have you ever wondered if your blog really needs a sidebar? And if you need a sidebar, should it be on the left or right side? Sadly, the answer isn’t
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look, kids!
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It's been over three years since Facebook let us target Mexicans, so why are they still the only option? 
This marks the first time Facebook has allowed marketers a direct means of targeting ethnic groups.
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Father, husband, and internet marketing veteran. I was an 'SEO' before it was a bad word.
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I began learning about search marketing before the turn of the century, and today I run an independent SEO consulting business in Portland, a web hosting company, a WordPress website business, and  I have developed a set of white label SEO tools for WordPress.

(These text links are here because it used to be what was done in the old days, and I can't bring myself to remove em ;)

1999 - I first began dabbling in search while trying to get rid of over 4000 software titles we had accumulated at my local Portland computer & software store (Cyber Exchange) which we closed in 2002. 

2002 - 2004 - With success at both PPC and organic ranking, I remained in the computer repair business on call,  but quickly realized that I MUCH preferred working in search. 

After forming Search Commander, Inc.,  I sought out formal training from Search Engine Workshops, and I have been attending, learning, and speaking at various internet marketing conferences ever since. 

2009  - I developed SEO Automatic, an instant "on page" URL checker that not only identified the issues, but provided my own advice, that I wrote.

The following year, we made that same tool available to other search firms as a WordPress plugin, editing their own advice, in both a  free version with 5 ranking factors at WP.org, and a premium version with 18 and more coming at SEO Automatic

The SEO Tools plugin gives  the SEO Consultant the ability to to offer their visitors a URL box and button as a shortcode.  

Pressing the button delivers a lengthy "on page" SEO analysis, giving your own feedback, advice and suggestions. 

2012 -  I can be reached almost anywhere, from Search Commander, Inc., to Twitter as @shendison 

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I'm a recovering affiliate marketer put out of business by Penguin, but it was a fun ride while it lasted... ;)
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I'm from Portland Oregon, and began selling software online since before the turn of the century. I'm a father, husband, SEO Consultant, affiliate marketer. I'm the CEO of Search Commander, Inc. and the creator of SEO Automatic, some white label WordPress plugins.
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  • Search Commander, Inc
    CEO, 2004 - present
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This April, look for a new design to speed up and improve the way you find competitive search data.

Google’s New Mobile Friendly Algorithm Update
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February 10, 2015 – This month’s SEMpdx event focused on video marketing. Casey Henry, from Wistia, joined us from Cambridge, MA to share hi

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Back in 2013, we thought we would get one-years worth of search query data within Google Webmaster Tools report, but that never happened. In

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Zero Blue Links: Search After Traffic
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Websites visits are no longer required for great web experiences, a fact with profound implications for search engine marketing.

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Go Home, Google Mapmaker. You're Drunk. Posted on January 22, 2015; by Mary Bowling; in Local Search. google-apple-650. I have to start this

For a family of 4 to eat Sushi can get expensive, but here we can get by for under $50..They have a pretty good selection at 1$ a plate, and a friendly owner is almost always there. The hand rolls are usually my choice, and kids favorites are the Calamari, Pot Stickers and California Rolls.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The food is good, and the service is fast, but the price and portion sizes are just not in line with all of the great local Mexican restaurants and food carts. There are just too many options to eat here as a first choice so we only do it when we're in the mall anyway...
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Our family has been here three times, since we live in the neighborhood, and we always leave pretty happy. The burgers are great, but although the buns are very fresh , )I think from the bakery next door), they are too small so you're left with a tall thick burger that's too hard to eat with a bun that kind of falls apart. Use a slifhtly larger diameter bun, and I'll revise this to 4 or 5 stars...
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I've been here 4 times, and always had great service, great food, and great beer. Wish they had an east side location ;)
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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We totally love this place, for their awesome burgwrs, great beer selection, and friendly service. Sure it's a dive bar, but they allow kids, and it's the best burger east of 82nd Ave. Try it!
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We had our kitchen floor done by Classique quite a while ago, and they did a very good job explaining to me, a layperson, some of the differences between linoleum and larmoleum . Now we're thinking about carpeting, and they are the first place we're thinking about.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We liked everything about this place, until they added the indoor dining restaurant with a surly woman as bartender and removed the beer from the outside tent area. We still go here often, and love most of the food carts, but now we never spend money on beer anymore since they took it out of the tent. That's actually a good thing I guess, because it's cheaper for us.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago