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Search your phone for "plumber near me"  or nearly any service, and you'll see nothing but ads until you scroll.  
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Huh - My first Google+spam  - Guess it had to happen...
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Okay, +Kevin Getch  - i'm counting this as my +SEMpdx  post for June ;) 
If you look at your domain referrals in Google Analytics you've probably noticed a huge increase in the number of junk referrers over the past year, right?
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Whole lotta good strategies here...
 
Discover the favourite Local SEO tools & strategies used by 20 experts from all over the world. Instantly apply these awesome tips to your local seo plan.
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The referral spam problem in +Google Analytics  is totally out of control, and has significantly distorted the stats for small sites & local businesses for nearly a year now..  

In some cases I've seen as much as 60% of the "referral" traffic be from spambots. Google really should have a better method of stopping it by now, but in the meantime, this tool should save you an hour (or ten?) of tedious repetition.   
If you already know how to exclude these bad referrers, then you know that entering just one domain filter is a time sucker, so this is really awesome. Wha
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We can't get this to run because (I assume) of the API quota, so I'm asking my programmer to try it on our server - If this works, then bravo @SimoAhava- seriously, bravo!  . 
Share164412545Last weekend, I wrote a very simple web app that automatically creates a number of referral spam filters to tackle the problem that seems to have everybody all riled up. For a nice recap of the situation, take a look at this post by Jeff Sauer, or this article by Mike Sullivan. This isn’t an …
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Who knew? Nice tip!
 
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Want to host your own Google Analytics Referral spam filter importation tool like ours?  Well, as of yesterday, we've added it to our free WordPress SEO Tools plugin, so you can.  You're welcome. 
If you already know how to exclude bad referrers, then you know that entering just one domain filter is a time sucker, so this is really awesome. What is t
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#localseo    #protip   Enter your address here and it will show your “Neighborhood”. (Go to the BOTTOM LEFT CORNER and put your address all on one line in the box) Then mention this neighborhood both in your Google My Business description and on your website too.  
Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries - North America data demo using Google and Bing mashups to display neighborhood boundary information for an entered address.
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It's official -- #SearchFest 2016 -- is scheduled for Thursday, March 10 at the Sentinel Hotel in #Portland. Mark your calendar to save the date!
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Frikkin awesome - although I cant get it to work, likely due to the API limits), but we're gonna grab it from Github and install it on my server. Jeez, doing that will take far less time than manually adding filters to 200+ Analytics accounts!  This is awesome. 
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Seems like a bad idea to me, and a poor choice of a target ;) 
 
Ah Man, Look at here how did i spammed Matt Cutts blog! 

For more you can click this URL and see 8th result. https://goo.gl/4pczPV
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This is just an experiment. My aim isn't to prove  that query! :)
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Father, husband, and internet marketing veteran. I was an 'SEO' before it was a bad word.
Introduction
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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Gene Stood By Us the Whole Way Through My wife and I could not thank Gene at the Redmond Office enough. We did not know how complicated the loan and construction cost was going to be. However Gene not only stood by us the whole way through our ordeal he became a very good friend and treated us like family. He looked out for us in every way and was patient with our situation. Thank you Gene for making this a dream come true for my wife and myself. I would recommend you and J and M Homes to any one looking for a new or used Manufactured home. Marty and LolaPrineville Oregon
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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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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!
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reviewed 3 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.
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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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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 - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago