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Sometimes, A Simple (Social Media) Reply Is All It Takes

Filed in Featured, Social Media by Matt McGee on October 27, 2011 9 Comments
Sometimes, A Simple (Social Media) Reply Is All It Takes

I think sometimes we make social media marketing too complicated. We have to promote our products on Twitter. What’s our Klout score? We need to get people to interact with us on Facebook. What’s EdgeRank all about? And so on…. But sometimes it’s a lot simpler than that. Sometimes, all it takes to win people [...]

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SEO’s Three Stages of Keyword Success

Filed in Featured, MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on October 21, 2011 3 Comments
SEO’s Three Stages of Keyword Success

Small business owners: When you’re just launching a new website and getting started with SEO, it’s okay to feel like you’re walking around in dark cave. You don’t know what’s ahead nor what to expect. And you’re not sure if you’re going in the right direction. And that’s perfectly normal. Over time, though, things will [...]

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SBSM Flashback: October 2010

Filed in Featured, Link Roundups by Matt McGee on October 20, 2011 0 Comments
SBSM Flashback: October 2010

For those of you who are new SBSM readers & subscribers, here’s a list of noteworthy posts you probably missed from one year ago. I try to put together a post like this each month to introduce new readers to old content that might be worth reading.

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Will Google Think I’m a “Scraper”?

Filed in Blogging, Featured, SEO by Matt McGee on October 12, 2011 8 Comments
Will Google Think I’m a “Scraper”?

About six weeks ago, Google put webmasters on alert about more upcoming changes to how it fights spam. Specifically, Google asked for help in identifying “scraper” sites — sites that copy content from somewhere else and republish it on their own site. I wrote about this on Search Engine Land and, in the comments there, [...]

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GetListed.org Local University: Next Stop, Western NY

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on October 9, 2011 1 Comment
GetListed.org Local University: Next Stop, Western NY

The next stop for GetListed.org’s Local University is less than a month away, and it’s also likely to be the last stop of the 2011 calendar year. We’ll be in Western New York on November 1st and you can read on for details of a $40 discount code good for either morning or afternoon session.

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Bing Business Portal Continues to Grow

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on October 7, 2011 7 Comments
Bing Business Portal Continues to Grow

The Bing Business Portal was already pretty impressive when it launched back in the spring, and Bing has recently rolled out a series of updates and new features that only make it more impressive — not only for online marketing, but also for offline, too.

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