Michael Cottam

Portland, Oregon

In April 2011, I launched Visual Itineraries, a sales closing and lead-generation tool for travel agents which allows the agent to present a trip itinerary consisting of a custom selection of resorts and points of interest, each with photo galleries, videos, virtual tours, webcams--all shown on a dynamic Google map.

As well as my independent consulting, I am an Associate at SEOmoz, answering questions from PRO members in their Q&A forum, and contributing articles to the Moz main blog fairly regularly. I'm on the board of SEMpdx as well: a non-profit that puts on monthly educational events and the annual SearchFest conference.

I enjoy photography, riding motorcycles (I raced with OMRRA for 7 years), travel extensively, mess around with collector cars, and recently became a pilot, and fly a 1965 Piper Cherokee 180C out of Troutdale airport.

  • Work
    • SEO Consultant and founder of Visual Itineraries
  • Education
    • B. Eng Honours, McGill University, 1988