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How Much Thought Do You Give to Your Online Avatar?

Filed in SEO, Social Media by Matt McGee on December 12, 2012 2 Comments
How Much Thought Do You Give to Your Online Avatar?

Here are a couple articles worth reading: What Makes for a Good Author Photo in the Local Results? (Part 1) What Makes for a Good Author Photo in the Local Results? (Part 2) Mike Blumenthal invited me, AJ Kohn and Cyrus Shepard to do a small, unscientific study of a handful of online avatars — [...]

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Here’s Why Not to Buy Facebook Followers

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, Social Media by Matt McGee on January 3, 2012 23 Comments
Here’s Why Not to Buy Facebook Followers

The problem with buying Facebook followers is that it’s sometimes painfully obvious that you’ve done it. Like when “Santiago,” “Jonathan” and “Bruce” all have the same exact avatar. And when “Theodore” and “Wayne” also have the same avatar. And “Everett” and “Elmer,” too. And sometimes they all show up on your Facebook widget at the [...]

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Adding a New Site to Google’s Rel=Author Markup? Faster Than Expected

Filed in Google by Matt McGee on December 15, 2011 6 Comments
Adding a New Site to Google’s Rel=Author Markup? Faster Than Expected

Google’s rel=author markup feature has been frustrating and mysterious this year, to say the least. So it was quite a surprise this week to get a new site added to my profile and have the author avatar showing up for it in less than 24 hours. I implemented rel=author this summer as Google described and [...]

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Small Businesses Should Grab a Google+ Page, But…

Filed in Featured, Google, Social Media by Matt McGee on November 7, 2011 18 Comments
Small Businesses Should Grab a Google+ Page, But…

After months of promises, Google has finally launched Google+ Pages for local businesses. In fact, they’re for any company, product, brand, organization, etc. So the obvious question is this: Should my small business have a page on Google+? My answer: Yes, but….

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Control Your Bing Business Portal Photos with “Key Area” Feature

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on July 20, 2011 5 Comments
Control Your Bing Business Portal Photos with “Key Area” Feature

If you’re in Google Maps and you do a search that will bring up my wife‘s Google Places listing, you’ll see something that’s been frustrating me for a while now: Google clipped the main photo of her so much that it looks likes she’s imitating a prairie dog! It’s terrible:

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Top 21 Signs You Need a Break From SEO (2008 version)

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on September 17, 2008 44 Comments
Top 21 Signs You Need a Break From SEO (2008 version)

It’s that time of year again: Time to find out if you’re spending too much time on SEO and in desperate need of a break. Here’s the 2008 version of “Signs You Need a Break from SEO.” Enjoy! 1.) While everyone else searches for wedding photographers, senior portrait photographers, and the like, you’ve spent weeks [...]

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