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Columbia Crest Winery plans expansion.

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Columbia Crest Winery plans to build a 150,000-square-foot distribution and warehouse building at its Paterson winery. Keith Love, vice president of communications for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which owns Columbia Crest, said the addition will give the company better control and monitoring of the bottle-aging process and less movement and case handling -- saving on overall costs. The new stand-alone building will include eight loading-dock doors to help move the wine more efficient...

Plans call for Red Mountain to become next wine destination.

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BENTON CITY -- Nearly a million visitors could pour onto Red Mountain each year in the near future, and Benton County officials and Red Mountain winemakers want to be ready for the rush. They believe development could transform Red Mountain into the next wine mecca, like California's Napa Valley. County officials and Mid-Columbia business, industry and government leaders are trying to steer the area's development toward a high-end wine touring destination. The plans call for dozens m...

Tri City Washington Liberty Christian Boys Basketball Reach 1B Wa State Semifinals

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YAKIMA -- Drew Hegarty had a few people to thank for a career-high 26 points in the Liberty Christian boys' 61-44 win over Almira/Coulee-Hartline at the 1B state tournament Thursday at the SunDome. Ben Price, for one, who drew some heavy defensive pressure from ACH defenders after scoring 21 points in Wednesday's first-round win over Taholah. Hegarty's teammates also get much of the credit for getting the ball to him in open space. But the Patriots, who will advance to their firs...

Why that real estate site with 50 backlinks beats your site with 1000 backlinks.

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I love doing research, and I realize some of the articles that I've referenced in recent days (weeks) have no relevance to my particular real estate area, however, I think they would be of great use to those realtors who might be reading these blogs.  Anyway, I was doing a little reading on link building and found a few articles I consider 'gems.'  Here is a quote from one of them regarding inbound links: "See, a problem with going for volume (regarding inbound links)...

SEO Real Estate Shortcuts ~ Links for Launch

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The right links will check all the boxes that make up an ideal link - they will be from relevant sources and pass PR, trust and authority to your website.  However, some elements of trust and authority can only be earned over time. Your links will need to age, your domain name will also need to age.  Do not let this deter you in acquiring quality links. Rather, use this as an incentive - the earlier you get those big-hitting links, the quicker they will mature and help you get thos...

24 On-site Real Estate SEO Checkups

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Although this will seem, to many of you, a very generic list of real estate SEO on-site tips, you may be surprised to see how many SEO consultants and web developers overlook or forget these basic steps when launching a new site. These twenty- four On-site search engine optimisation checkups/tips can assure that any link building / link baiting efforts that will be made will give great results...[more]. Joe and Colleen Lane are Southeast Washington State Realtors® specializing in Real...

A Home Is Bigger Than Your Use For It

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This simple tip can be one of the most powerful in the staging process as it simply says that while you may not have a use for that small nook of the kitchen that you don’t currently have furnished, a potential home buyer might. Furnishing it with borrowed or moved furniture can show off another one of the ways your home can be utilized, even if it is not something that you chose to do in your ownership of the property. You will quickly find that a home sale and staging has little to do w...

How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog, from a 12-year old!

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In this article discover the methods a 12-year old uses to drive traffic to his blog without spending money.  The 12-year old, David Wilkerson, has become quite the celebrity.  David has been featured on the BBC, and you can read about it here.  Darren Rouse of Problogger invites David to write about David's methods for driving traffic to his site.  You can read about it here. The Lane Real Estate Team services the Tri City Wa Real Estate area.  Visit our real est...

The Real Estate Auction

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An auction of a property can have numerous benefits in today's climate of high divorce rates or dissolving partnerships. Each party may think it to expensive to hold onto the property, and a quick division can help them to move on in their lives. A guaranteed sale within a specific period of time is often needed when business partners go their separate ways. And an auction can achieve this. Those who have inherited a property also tend to be keen for a quick sale. An auction is suited to...

Enormous List of How-to SEO Articles

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I found this page of How-to SEO articles on CornwallSEO.com's blog site. Here is the start of the page, as well as the link: "I thought I would gather some of the great how to seo lists around, they are great for newbies but also crusty old seos can learn a thing or two as well. The list was culled from del.icio.us using “seo” as the search term. I then threw out tools and links to front pages only and a bunch of other stuff...[the list]" The Lane Real Estate Team se...