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There were only SIX +Google Analytics  referral spam domains that I had to add for my February 2016 segment update, and all those were added in the first couple of weeks of January.   Could it be that the referral spam problem is actually solved?
Hard to believe there are only SIX additions that I could find necessary, after going through the stats for over 30 domains. Is this a sign that things are
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Can we stop worrying about organic and just focus on ads?  
 
Can SEOs Stop Worry About Keywords and Just Focus on Topics?

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My latest Whiteboard Friday disagrees with some other practitioners about the approach to keywords vs. topics in page targeting and on-page optimization.
Should you ditch keyword targeting entirely? There's been a lot of discussion around the idea of focusing on broad topics and concepts to satisfy searcher intent, but it's a big step to take and could potentially hurt your rankings. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand discusses old-school keyword targeting and new-school concept targeting, outlining a plan of action you can follow to get the best of both worlds.
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Wait - what?   
This is probably obvious to most of you but I don't think I covered a Google saying that 302 redirects to indeed pass PageRank, aka link juice. John Mueller of Google said this in the comments area of
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I read this comic twice - Is that graphic over her head in the last panel really "fuming anger" at the injustice of life?  

Just goes to show you people think differently.  I'd have drawn  a  lightbulb as she's having an idea to do something about it.
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CAN-RETARGET ? 
When you follow these simple CAN-SPAM regulations, you'll make your prospects happier and steer clear of email-related legal problems.
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Read this post by +Michael Cottam at the top of the  +SEMpdx  blog, before it gets buried in more Searchfest speaker interviews by +Todd Mintz 
Designing for Google: listen to the advice of hockey star Wayne Gretzky, skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.
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Salespeople who try to solicit through contact forms on our websites are demonstrating their lack of business ethics.
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I have "one question" SEO poll, and would like the opinion of the most experienced SEO Pros in the world..  Got a sec?  
I'm letting this poll run for a few days... What do you think, and why do you think it? After URLs change, for #SEO purposes, which redirect is best? — Sco
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Thanks +Ben Lloyd for the reminder - I just told a client to please send this to his developers  (whom I don't get to talk interact with).
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Less than 48 hours left for best pricing!
 
Don't forget to purchase your ticket to attend the #SearchFest  conference by Midnight on January 31st, before the price goes up! Join us, and 34 awesome speakers, in #Portland  on March 10 for some fun, learning, and inspiration. Register Now: http://bit.ly/PDXtix  
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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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    CEO, 2004 - present
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Why My Contact Form Is Not The Best Place to Pitch Me
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Salespeople who try to solicit through contact forms on our websites are demonstrating their lack of business ethics.

Results of an Experiment Using 301 and 302 Redirects
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How do the major search engines like Bing and Google handle redirects? We have run so many experiments through the years that one might expe

Google: 302 Redirects Pass PageRank
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This is probably obvious to most of you but I don't think I covered a Google saying that 302 redirects to indeed pass PageRank, aka link jui

Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: February 5, 2016
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Google: You Can Expedite Processing Of Your New Robots.txt File
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John Mueller from Google said you can expedite the indexing and processing of your new robots.txt file by going to the Google Search Console

Google: Links Activated By On Hover Action Are Invisibile To GoogleBot
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Google's John Mueller said in a Google Hangout yesterday that if you deploy an on-hover event that will turn text on your web page into link

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Google: Questions On PageRank Flow Through Nofollows Are Worth Ignoring
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Two days ago I wrote Google May Have Changed How PageRank Flows With Nofollow Links. It basically covers how Andrey Lipattsev from Google sa

The food was excellent, and all three dishes - pad thai, five flavor halibut, and "evil jungle" tasted great, but were very stingy on the protein. There was more halibut than either chicken or pork in the other two. We tried ordering a mango on the specias menu, but they didn't tell us they were out of mango until after two were ready... Maybe they were low on everything, so we may give it another try.
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reviewed 4 months ago
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 - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 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!
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 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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reviewed 12 months ago
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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 - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 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 - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 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 ;)
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