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Trey Collier
Works at VIMATA Interactive, Inc. - eCommerce Marketing with Live Customer Service
Attended Auburn University
Lives in Collierville, TN
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Finished backyard mowing and this was my reward.
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Google's +Gary Illyes explains once a redirect is indexed, links pointing to it will pass.  Any new links sent to it after the redirect is removed won't pass.   Much more detail here.
Last September we reported that Google says it is best to keep redirects live for a year or so and even better, keep the redirects live for as long as you possible can.Gary Illyes from Google said thi
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It claims that Amazon choose me as a winner randomly
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+Trey Collier Thanks for the heads up, figured it was as Amazon doesnt give anything away for free lmao
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GSC (Google Search Console) has recently showing me 404 Not Founds for some posts and mostly media files  links from 3rd party sites from the WP blog part of my site.   (sigh)

Since these are on my WP Blog part of my domain...I was thinking there was a better way in WP or a Plugin to handle the 301 redirects than my catch all htaccess file.

EX:

Some dweeb linked to this

/Outdoor-Patio-Blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/off-the-wall-umbrella.jpg%253Fw%253D300

When they should have linked to

/Outdoor-Patio-Blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/off-the-wall-umbrella.jpg

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This is the one I use: https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/ it's nice because it logs 404 errors so you can see what needs to be redirected, not just what Google is picking up.
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I'm certainly going to try this out this summer.
 
DIY MOSQUITO ERADICATOR SPRAY

1) Big Blue Bottle of Cheap mouthwash
2) 3 cups Epsom Salt
3) 3 x 12oz cans of cheap beer

Mix all 3 ingredients above together until the Epsom salt is completely dissolved.

Spray anywhere you sit/play out in your backyard or pool area.   It will not harm plants or flowers,     Mosquitoes and other bugs  hate this stuff and will leave the area.     One spray will last about 2 months.

It was heard on Paul Harvey years ago.   Leaves a nice minty smell.   Let us know if you try this and how it worked for you this summer.  

Share because it works!!
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Too bad +CNET​ hasn't yet adopted primary social media login options. I chose not to comment and cross post in sm because the last thing I need is another id/password to keep up with.
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htcaccess file getting large with all the 301 redirects from discontinued products or revised ones.       Old pages without 301 would produce a 404.       How long should we keep these old pages with 301 in htaccess file before we can remove it as far as google is concerned?   Ping +John Mueller +Gary Illyes 
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If there are backlinks going to the old page then leave the 301 in there. if there aren't any links then get rid.
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New 2016!! by TRC Recreation

- Vinyl Covered Closed-Cell Foam that is Unsinkable  
- Industry First "Air-Pocket Pillow" Pillow design for better comfort. 
- Oval shaped to reduce cost. 
- Attached Rope for Boat Tie-Off or Hanging Storage
- 26in W x 70in H x 1-1/2in thick
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Just remember that Moz’s database is terrible, and they scale DA off the sites with the most links, which makes it a useless metric at the lower end of the spectrum.

Wow!     Seen here!  http://www.authorityhacker.com/best-chrome-extensions/

One day Moz will quit pontificating....but I still love the Moz
I think I'm about to ruin your day. Not because of anything bad. But because I'm about to give you 33 awesome toys to play with. When you do SEO day in and day out--which, at its heart, is just a bunch of stuff on the internet--you end up finding tools that make your job (or your life) just a ...
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+Rackspace  Over an hour and FTP is still down.    You've never been down this long since I've signed on before.
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GSC (Google Search Console) has recently showing me 404 Not Founds for some posts and mostly media files  links from 3rd party sites from the WP blog part of my site.   (sigh)
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What does this really mean and why/what to do to fix it?

"Self-Referrals
Incorrectly-tagged or untagged pages may be causing self-referrals to property http://www.mydomain.com"

Shows as a red Notification in GA

Clicking "Details"   shows this:

"A significant portion of referral traffic to property http://www.mydomain.com is from the following hostnames, which may be self-referrals:
mydomain.com
Self-referrals are referrals from pages within your own domains. Self-referrals can obscure the actual sources of traffic to which conversions and other engagement on your site should be attributed. As a result, your referral metrics could be inaccurate. Further, self-referrals could be indicative of improperly-configured cross-domain tagging. Your users could be generating a session per domain, which would artificially inflate session counts.

There are multiple different Analytics misconfigurations that can cause self-referrals. Users navigating from an untagged page on your site to a tagged page can appear as self-referrals. Users navigating from one subdomain on your site to another subdomain that uses a different cookie domain can appear as self-referrals. If you track multiple domains in one web property, users navigating across multiple domains on your site without linker parameters set up to transfer cookie information properly can appear as self-referrals.

To avoid self-referrals, ensure all pages on your site are correctly tagged with the Analytics tracking code, make sure that cross-domain tracking is configured correctly on all your pages, and check your cookie domain settings in your tracking code to be sure that all subdomains in a domain are using the same cookie domain.

Google Tag Assistant Recordings can help you determine where your self referrals might be happening."

I thought this would be fixed in Search Console when I specified which version I prefer or am I missing something?

(actual domain was hidden to protect the uneducated)    LOL
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Hi +Jaime Martinez Tejedor,

True, you don't need to add your own domain to Referral Exclusions, because if the property was created as a Universal Analytics property, it's already automatically there. If the property originally created pre-migration (i.e. used ga.js), then it's possible that the domain is not in the Referral Exclusion List, and it usually makes excellent sense to block the parent domain from being a referral.

This is because self-referrals can seep through even if you think you've taken all the precautions. Also, there might be many cases where you don't want to add your GA property to all the pages of your domain, but you don't want them to be counted as self-referrals either. Adding the parent domain to Referral Exclusions is also required if you have any traffic across sub-domains, and you want the sessions to stay intact.

analytics.js automatically drops the referrer (&dr) if it matches the current domain, so this is usually enough, but self-referrals have a nasty way of seeping through the cracks. For these situations the Referral Exclusion List is a data saver.

But yeah, an audit of the site to identify untagged pages is in this case the first (or second, after adding the domain to the list) thing to do. One could start by segmenting only the self-referrals, and then use the Referral Path dimension to identify the page which created the self-referral.

A good tool for identifying pages without GA tracking is www.gachecker.com.

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2 surgeries in 4 months.     Now I just have to wait for the nerves to grow back in next 6-12 months!    "Tech neck" is a serious injury and has grown 1800% plus in people in their 20's in last 3 years.      

1)   Stop looking down at your smart phone or tablet
2)  Orient your computer screen at eye level
3)  Orient your keyboard at elbow level

It took a childhood injury that caused arthritis plus 35 years behind a computer and 5 years smart phone use for me to loose right hand functionality due to nerve pinch.....I hope you don't ever have to experience this!
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I am a Meat Popsicle! (Hope you get that) If you read my bio you'll get what I do. SEO is fun, SEM is fun/challenging. So is rearing my 2 girls.
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  • VIMATA Interactive, Inc. - eCommerce Marketing with Live Customer Service
    CEO / SEO, 2001 - present
  • BackyardCityPools.com - Above Ground Pools, Pool Cleaners, Covers, Supplies & Equipment
    present
  • BackyardCity.com - Outdoor Patio Furniture, Umbrellas, Sheds, Shade and more
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Collierville, TN
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Cordova, TN - Springfield, VA - Gadsden, AL - Ft. Sill, OK - Ft. Riley, KS - Manhattan, KS - Lawton, OK - Geissen, Germany - Auburn, AL - Memphis, TN - Ft. Irwin, CA
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I'm a tech savvy eCommerce business owner. SEO is fun for me. I can steer you in the right direction if you aren't tech savvy. Be happy to do it too. :)
Introduction
Grew up as a Military Brat.   (Thanks Dad.   Hats off to my Mom too as it took a special person to be married to someone in the military)

Long time Nerd (Yes, I was excited to upgrade my 300 baud modem to 1200 baud to browse CompuServe and a myriad of BBS's faster).    Nerds are cool.

Was a serious competitive swimmer, and later a 2 man Sand volleyball player.     Played raquetball in between their seasons to stay in shape.    Now I'm in perfect shape.....Round is a shape, right?   LOL

Due to my Uncle Fred who was a famous engineer at  Auburn University to have 1st super sonic wind tunnel in USA,   he was a sailor.    He taught me how to sail on his Flying Scot.    Later I raced and did well among the top 50 in the world with Hobie 16ft Cats.    :) 

I was the "Computer Guy" before there were specialized IT jobs like network engineers,  database administrators, webmasters or Social Media Bloggers.   I still maintain my first web based email address on yahoo email circa 1993.  

I've consulted with Harrah's Entertainment, Promus, First Tennessee Bank, Williams Sonoma, Bank of America and countless others over the years. 

I'm well aware of the start up and ongoing issues of running a pure online company.   I have much more to learn.   See outdoor patio products at www.BackyardCity.com or pool supplies & equipment at www.BackyardCityPools.com.

I love to help others learn what I have learned about SEO and Internet Marketing and the like.   

I love to hear about and learn new ways to do the same.       

Lets have some fun learning G+.    
   
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Fire Eater in Bahamas and more importantly, Daddy to the 2 cutest girls in the world.
Education
  • Auburn University
    Computer Engineering
  • Kansas State University
    Computer Science
  • Gadsden State University
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William P. Collier, III
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Absolutely the best Fried Catfish anywhere within 60 miles. I put their Hot Hot Wings sauce on it and all I can say is Wow. Thick Fillets. Their 3 Fillets is enough for two!
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We were suggested to use Amanda services for our dog, Bonnie. Bonnie looked awesome and really seemed to like them as well. I'd highly suggest you talk with this pet grooming company and then use them. They will absolutely treat your pet as family!
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Brett Linder is great to work with. They had best rates of term life as well as some Umbrella coverages. I highly recommend working with this firm
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Never heard of this place. Not that many reviews. I have no idea why as this place was delight. Outside was old Tin roof with Canoe on roof, kinda like a Trappers Field house. We were greeted by a 10+ foot stuffed Alaskan Brown bear. It took me and the kids about 10 mins to compare hand vs paw sizes. We were seated immediately by Shayla (I think that's her name, great service by her) Trapper decorations everywhere. Never seen so many types of stuffed animals, trapping equipment, and even a live baby aligator. (wonder if it will be on the menu in a few years) Fish, steak, chicken, shrimp, Gator and lots more on the menu. Something for everyone. Had the Gator for Appitizers. Fried was pretty good, but the Cajun styled Gator was out of the Swamp awesome. They are known for their Prime rib, so had one of them with Mesquite grilled shrimp. Simply devine. Service was Great. Atmosphere made me think I was in a Swamp Trappers hut in the Mountains! LOL Full bar avail. Wine & Beer. (Sweet Tea was my choice and was quite good) Cannot wait to travel to OK City again to this place. If you have a chance and don't go....you are truely missing a great dinner experience.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Fairly new building, so it was very clean. Wait staff was very friendly. I shall return!
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I've been to many steak houses all across the USA & Canada. And I'm not talking about chain steak houses like Ruth's Chris. I'm talking more along the likes of Smith & Wollensky in Chicago, or St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indianapolis or that of Carnevino in Las Vegas. I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted a steak that rivals those above. (St Elmo's is still my favorite) I'm very partial to rib eye, but was in the mood for some seafood. We were promptly seated at a small table, with nice comfy wide chairs. The atmosphere was nice, but it was a little loud, but that could just be the table of 6 people with the 5 bottles on wine on it. :P I was comfortable. We decided on the anti-pasta for our appetizer, which should be marked for parties of 4+. I didn't want to stop eating it. But I knew what else I ordered and forced myself to stop. She ordered Grilled Salmon with steamed asparagus, I decided to feed both my craving for seafood and my carnivorous need to steak. I chose the 20oz bone in Rib Eye "Cowboy" steak, with Oscar topping (hollandaise sauce, with carmelized onions and Lobster meat) with saute spinich. Both the vegetables was more than enough for 3 people. My 1st bite of the steak didn't have any part of the Oscar, and wow did it get my attention. The knife dropped right thru the meat as it was very tender. 2nd bite was mixed with lobster meat and sauce and I'm still drolling over it now 24hrs later. I slowly at each bite as it was like slow dancing with that special someone you finally got the nerve to ask to dance. The service was very good, prompt, and not over zealous. I am not a food critic, nor a writer (as you can tell) I just felt compelled to let some others know of this place (that replaced DUX in the Peabody Hotel) and of this awesome steak! It was far better than any Ruth's Chris' (or Flemings or Folks Folly here in the Memphis area) and on par with those I mention above for sure. I cannot wait to go back! Is tomorrow too soon?
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Used Google Maps and the reviews to find this place. Was in town for a family reunion. Two places show up at top and this was one of them. One of my local cousins said this was the best place in ALL of Oklahoma City for steak. I had the Presidential T-Bone. (I'm normally a ribeye). I have to say it was cooked the way I asked, hot, and juicy. 22oz of mouth watering beef. Only wish I could have taken back the bone to my dog. She'd paw out a good review too. This T-Bone beat out all but a few Ribeyes I've ever had and at much pricier establishments. Its is an old County Cafe styled dining that was established 100+ years ago. Not fancy, not dirty either. Quaint and comfortable. Great Steak at any price. Awesome steak for the value. I'll be sure to come back as I'd like to try their ribeye next time.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago