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Bet you can't skim this article...
Here at Ahrefs we decided to join the “expert roundup” craze and publish a monstrous piece of our own. And since we sincerely believe, that there’s no bett
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My opinion, is that I agree.
 
No, It's Not Your Opinion. You're Just Wrong

In other words, you can form an opinion in a bubble, and for the first couple of decades of our lives we all do. However, eventually you are going to venture out into the world and find that what you thought was an informed opinion was actually just a tiny thought based on little data and your feelings. Many, many, many of your opinions will turn out to be uninformed or just flat out wrong. No, the fact that you believed it doesn’t make it any more valid or worthwhile, and nobody owes your viewpoint any respect simply because it is yours.

You can be wrong or ignorant. It will happen. Reality does not care about your feelings. Education does not exist to persecute you. The misinformed are not an ethnic minority being oppressed.

My opinion is that this post is awesome. #reason  
You may think that something is "just your opinion", but often you're just wrong.
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Hip space - It says so right in the ad ;) 
 
Office space for lease in The Anvil Building:
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/off/5143576791.html
Hip, modern ground floor office/retail space available close in NE Portland. Located on the successful business hub at Martin Luther King Blvd. and Failing close to Ned Ludd, Cedo's, Bushel & Peck...
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781 Facebook business categories and growing...
 
List of all Facebook local business categories from +Phil Rozek and +Alex Deckardhttps://goo.gl/K618Jn I'd bookmark it.

#localsearch   #localbusiness   #facebooklocal   #facebookpage  
Pick the wrong Facebook categories or not enough of them and your local-search visibility will suffer. Not only in Facebook, but also likely in Google (because Facebook results are often all over page 1). The trouble is once you've picked the basic “Local Business” category, you can't see all ...
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Finally starting to work? Sweet! 
Recipe rich snippets in Google based on data provided via JSON-LD have now been confirmed in the wild, thanks to Grace Massa Langlois.
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A friends client got this invoice in the mail - totally bogus scam -   CPU Serrvice of Oklahoma
BBB is alerting businesses to reports from businesses about confusing faxes from CPU Service Inc. of Oklahoma City, Okla.
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Amazon, Ebay, and now Google have banned the confederate flag, and according to the article...   "A spokeswoman from Google said: “We have determined that the Confederate flag violates our Ads policies, which don’t allow content that’s generally perceived as expressing hate toward a particular group.”

I wonder what would happen if you tried to sell a T-shirt showing a BURNING confederate flag?  Might that be okay? 
No More Confederate Flag inProduct Listing Ads & Google Shopping CampaignsApparently Google will no longer allow the “Confederate Flag” (not the true Confederate Flag but the Confederate Rebel Flag *seen below*) in Product Listing Ads and Google Shopping. There have been several recent updates to Product Data Feed Specifications but this the first MAJOR Google Shopping policy update, and one that has tremendous repercussions for E-Commerce busine...
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It is the flag of a conquered people.  Post it, fly it, wear it, defend it,  rationalize it, love it and be pitied.
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Ok, this one is just plain creepy...
 
Google has a patent application on using the sensors in your phone (with your permission), to map indoor spaces.  We have replaced Googlebot in crawling the World for Google, for services like Google Maps
A recent Google Patent Application describes how Google might used sensors in Mobile devices to track and Map indoor spaces.
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Uh oh.. +Todd Mintz +Tom Hale  watch out - Google's gonna do your job for you...  ;) 
 
Spotted by +Cindy Krum if you think +AdWords is aggressive now... check this out... it crawls your website and suggests what adwords campaigns you should run and runs them for you...
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Oh sure,  much clearer now, to understand exactly what Google is doing. Thanks +Bradley Horowitz for clearing that up...  
 
Everything in Its Right Place

It’s been a little more than a quarter since I took on leadership of a newly formed team, which we’ve christened SPS: Streams, Photos, and Sharing.

In that short time, I’ve had some time to reflect on the products we’ve built over the last few years, and also the opportunity to oversee the launch of our new Google Photos product. I’ve concluded that it’s time for a “pivot”... or more precisely time to talk more openly about a pivot that’s been underway for some time (and in fact is reflected in the name of the new team). We're going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interest they love, and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products.

Four years ago when we conceived of the “Google+ Project”, we made it clear that our goals were always two-fold: Google+ aspired to be both a “platform layer that unified Google’s sharing models”, and a product / stream / app in its own right.

This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing. For instance, and perhaps most controversially, integration with YouTube implied that leaving a comment on YouTube (something users had obviously been doing successfully for years) suddenly and unexpectedly required “joining Google+.”

We decided it’s time to fix this, not only in YouTube, but across a user’s entire experience at Google. We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google… other than using Google+ itself.  

Some of the consequences of this shift in thinking have already been deployed. Others we’re rolling out as fast as possible (e.g. the changes to YouTube we referenced today). And many more will roll out over the rest of the year.

What does this mean for Google+ the product? Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine (like the recent launch of Collections - https://plus.google.com/collections/featured).

It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how this strategy has played out as realized in the recent Google Photos launch, a product which in many ways embodies and telegraphs the changes discussed above. Google Photos not only doesn’t require a Google+ account, but as much of the functionality as possible doesn’t even require an account at all. It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers… without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating.

I’m excited to share this strategy with the world, excited about what it means for Google+, and most of all for all of Google’s users.
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More good things from Google's "About Damn Time" department... 
 
Heads up.
Google Removing All Non Verified Local Pages from Plus?

+Mike Blumenthal decided to hold back on images for this post...

#localsearch   #noimagesfromblumenthal  
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 I like this because too much time gets wasted trying to purge dup listings after the real business is verified. 
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You know those people that you have to help for free, because they can't afford SEO or internet marketing? Well this Portland workshop is for them.

Google Analytics, My Business, and Search Console, all implemented in one afternoon, with a party afterward! 
 
Our new Grow Your Business Online event is a half-day, hands-on workshop that was created to help small business owners and in-house marketers looking to grow their company through an improved online presence.

Please share this workshop with people you know who need some help getting started with online marketing.

Admission includes a free pass to SEMpdx's awesome Rooftop Networking Party presented by +Moz, immediately following the workshop! All for just $99, if you register by August 7.

Special thanks to our workshop partners: +East Portland Chamber of Commerce, +Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, +Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

Register Now OR Share Now
https://www.sempdx.org/gybo-workshop/
A half-day workshop to show you how to add and improve the information that shows up on Google search about your company & increase your online presence.
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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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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.
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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!
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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...
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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...
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I've been here 4 times, and always had great service, great food, and great beer. Wish they had an east side location ;)
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