About Matt McGee

Matt McGeeMy name’s Matt McGee and this is my personal marketing blog.


I began helping businesses of all sizes succeed online since the late 1990s, with a specialty in SEO, local search marketing, and blogging/social media. I’ve consulted for companies as big as Target.com and as small as a mom and pop selling handcrafted wooden pens from their garage. I’ve been surrounded by small businesses my whole life. My dad has been a small business owner since the 1950s. My sister is a small business owner. And my wife, a real estate agent, is also a small business owner.

Public Speaking

I love public speaking and always welcome the chance to teach/train companies, organizations, or individuals about successful online marketing strategies and tactics. I’ve been speaking regularly at search marketing and social media conferences since 2006. You can read some testimonials about my presentations. (I really need to update that page!) Previous speaking appearances include:

  • Search Marketing Expo (Santa Clara, San Jose, New York, Seattle, Phoenix)
  • SMX Social Media (New York, Long Beach, Las Vegas)
  • MivaCon (San Diego)
  • ad:tech (San Francisco)
  • Search Engine Strategies (New York, Chicago, San Jose)
  • Local University (Minneapolis, Cleveland, Spokane, Denver, Portland, Idaho, Buffalo, Edmonton, Austin, Philadelphia)
  • SearchFest (Portland)
  • Small Business Marketing Unleashed (Houston, Columbus)
  • Learn About Web (Kennewick)
  • BusinessWire Client Event (Seattle)
  • U2 Academic Conference (Raleigh-Durham, Cleveland)

I’m a former TV news and sportscaster who also hosted a sports radio call-in show before I began my online marketing career.

Media Appearances

I’ve been interviewed by several news outlets:

I’ve contributed to the books Radically Transparent and Search Engine Optimization: An Hour A Day.

Why Small Business Search Marketing?

As the tagline above says, because not everyone can throw money at the lack-of-online-visibility problem. Small businesses often don’t have the financial resources to put together a substantial plan of attack to improve their web site and increase traffic, conversions, sales, etc. SmallBusinessSEM.com is for small businesses that want to compete and succeed on their own terms (and budgets).