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Best Time to Publish Blog Posts? Sunday at 2:37 p.m. [Proof]

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on November 29, 2012 11 Comments
Best Time to Publish Blog Posts? Sunday at 2:37 p.m. [Proof]

One of those “this is the best time to publish blog posts” articles (an old one) was making the rounds on Twitter today, and I couldn’t resist the urge to throw cold water on the concept. As I’ve said before, I think the whole concept is a load of crap. It turns out that, just [...]

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Why A Website Is More Important Than Facebook & Twitter

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, Social Media, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on November 18, 2012 32 Comments
Why A Website Is More Important Than Facebook & Twitter

I don’t know John Burke, and he’s probably a kind and smart guy, but I don’t think his article does business owners any favors: 6 Reasons Facebook and Twitter Are More Important Than a Website It’s actually the headline I disagree with most, because the rest of the article primarily makes the point that websites [...]

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I Was Hit by Google’s Panda Algorithm … Twice

Filed in Google, MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on November 9, 2012 21 Comments
I Was Hit by Google’s Panda Algorithm … Twice

You may have noticed that I haven’t published anything here during the past week. There are two reasons for that: extreme busy-ness, and testing my Google search traffic level More specifically, I was testing to see if my Google traffic would continue to rise without any new posts. My logic: If it did, then I’d [...]

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How to Create Local Content for Multiple Cities

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on October 10, 2012 29 Comments
How to Create Local Content for Multiple Cities

Maybe this describes your small business, or a client’s small business: 1.) You know you need to create great, unique content so you can target relevant local keywords and attract new search traffic. 2.) You offer the same (or very similar) products/services in multiple cities. 3.) You’re struggling with how to combine #1 and #2 [...]

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SEO for Small Business Blogs: The 5-Part Series

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on September 7, 2012 1 Comment
SEO for Small Business Blogs: The 5-Part Series

With the publishing of yesterday’s article, the five-part series on small business blog SEO is complete. In the series, I spoke about the importance of internal linking — providing links on your blog to other content on your blog. I also talked about making it easy for others to link to your content. So, assuming [...]

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4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Have a Blog

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on August 17, 2012 11 Comments
4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Have a Blog

It’s okay to not have a blog. But the benefits of having a blog — a good one — are so dramatic that I can’t imagine why any small business owner would prioritize other social efforts above it. Here are four reasons that small businesses should be blogging. Blogs Show Your Human Side You know [...]

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