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Need Local SEO Help? Try the Local U Forums

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Need Local SEO Help? Try the Local U Forums

I’ve been remiss in mentioning that the Local University crew recently opened up a members-only local search forum that gives everyone access to conversations and Q&A with the Local U faculty, not to mention some of the smartest minds in the local search/marketing industry. It’s like drafting your own local search “dream team” and having [...]

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Keywords in Your Twitter Name Seem to Matter for Twitter Search

Filed in SEO, Social Media by Matt McGee on February 14, 2014 3 Comments
Keywords in Your Twitter Name Seem to Matter for Twitter Search

Remember that little experiment I wrote about two months ago, where I was wondering how much a keyword in your account name matters when optimizing for Twitter search? Apparently it matters. I changed the name of @GlassAlmanac, the Twitter account for my hobby site Glass Almanac, from “Glass Almanac” to “Google Glass Almanac.” The account [...]

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It’s 2014. Stop Cross-Posting Between Social Networks.

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on February 7, 2014 9 Comments
It’s 2014. Stop Cross-Posting Between Social Networks.

I’ve had enough. I keep seeing businesses and organizations auto-posting the same messages on different social networks. You can get away with it sometimes if the message is generic enough. But you can also make your company look lazy and dumb. And you can easily annoy potential (or existing) customers. Lazy, dumb and annoying … [...]

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How to Know When You’ve Asked Too Many Friends to Like Your Facebook Page

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on January 6, 2014 6 Comments
How to Know When You’ve Asked Too Many Friends to Like Your Facebook Page

My wife got this alert over the weekend when she did some binge-inviting for her real estate Facebook page (which has been underutilized for a long time). That’s how to know when you’ve asked too many friends to like your Facebook Page.

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My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013 (Here on SBSM)

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on January 2, 2014 3 Comments
My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013 (Here on SBSM)

It’s no secret that I didn’t publish as much content here in 2013 as I have in years past. My writing attention was focused primarily on Marketing Land and Search Engine Land, and I also launched Glass Almanac, a blog about Google Glass. But as I look back over last year’s Small Business Search Marketing [...]

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Hey Google, They’re Called Real Estate AGENTS

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on December 23, 2013 9 Comments
Hey Google, They’re Called Real Estate AGENTS

I finally got around to updating my wife’s Google business listing this weekend, which has now been converted to the new/modern management center. In the process of updating, Google wanted me to change categories … but I couldn’t choose “Real Estate Agent,” which is what she is, and what people in her line of work [...]

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