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Photos Draw Most Facebook Interactions, Links Draw the Least

Filed in Featured, MY BEST POSTS, Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on November 15, 2011 11 Comments
Photos Draw Most Facebook Interactions, Links Draw the Least

If you’re hoping to get fans/friends to interact with you more on Facebook (and you should be!), posting photos is the best way to go. The worst? Posting links. That’s something for small business owners to think about in light of Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm. Two recent studies came to this same conclusion about photos, link [...]

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Hey Bing Business Portal: Nice Update Postcard!

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on November 10, 2011 0 Comments
Hey Bing Business Portal: Nice Update Postcard!

If you’ve ever updated a local business listing — on Google, Bing, Yahoo, or wherever — you’ve felt that fear and dread. It’s the fear and dread that comes when you submit the updated information and then start waiting for the postcard. Will the postcard reach me? Will it be obvious who it’s from 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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Welcome GetListed Local University – Western New York Attendees

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on November 1, 2011 2 Comments
Welcome GetListed Local University – Western New York Attendees

If you’re reading this while at the GetListed Local University workshop, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentation, I mention a couple dozen web sites, articles, and other links that you may not have had time to jot down while I was speaking. If that’s the case, here are all [...]

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October ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Featured, Link Roundups by Matt McGee on October 31, 2011 0 Comments
October ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during October. If you’re new to this blog, this is a monthly feature that began way back in 2007. You can find earlier “Best Of”s for each month in the Link Roundups category archive. I never include my own posts in these end-of-month [...]

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Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Featured, Site News by Matt McGee on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Thank You, Sponsors

Every month I like to give a shout out to the sponsors who are supporting me and this blog. These are companies that value you, my readers, enough to want to have their names in front of your eyes. I hope you’ll read their messages below and, if interested, click through to learn more about [...]

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