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Hey Google, They’re Called Real Estate AGENTS

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on December 23, 2013 7 Comments
Hey Google, They’re Called Real Estate AGENTS

I finally got around to updating my wife’s Google business listing this weekend, which has now been converted to the new/modern management center. In the process of updating, Google wanted me to change categories … but I couldn’t choose “Real Estate Agent,” which is what she is, and what people in her line of work [...]

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Another Crazy Google Hummingbird Search Result

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on December 11, 2013 8 Comments
Another Crazy Google Hummingbird Search Result

Since I posted this strange Google search result last month, I have to share this one, too. It’s a search that I did yesterday on Google. But first, a quick background. Quick Background We have a U2 fan forum as part of @U2, my long-running U2 site. Forums attract a lot of spammers, as many [...]

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Is This a Google Hummingbird Search Result?

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on November 8, 2013 7 Comments
Is This a Google Hummingbird Search Result?

(Obviously ALL Google search results are Hummingbird-impacted, but this one really caught my eye today as being odd. Maybe you agree?) A couple times a year, I need to share a link with someone to an old article that I wrote here on SBSM: Dear Small Business Owners: Put Down Your Ranking Reports The easiest [...]

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Finally, Glass Almanac Has 1 Visit from Bing (and Yahoo, too!)

Filed in Bing, Google, SEO, Yahoo by Matt McGee on September 12, 2013 1 Comment
Finally, Glass Almanac Has 1 Visit from Bing (and Yahoo, too!)

Since I mentioned a month ago that Google and Bing are handling my new GlassAlmanac.com website soooo differently, I want to share this update: The site finally got its first visit from Bing. And it also has one visit from Yahoo, too! The Bing visit happened back on August 25, two weeks after I wrote [...]

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Google & Bing Are Handling My New Website Soooo Differently

Filed in Bing, Google, SEO by Matt McGee on August 14, 2013 13 Comments
Google & Bing Are Handling My New Website Soooo Differently

Some of you may know that I recently launched a new hobby blog/website. It’s called Glass Almanac, and it’s all about Google Glass. The site launched back on July 6th, but in stealth mode. Then I did a public launch on August 8th. “Stealth mode” doesn’t mean I kept the site out of search engines, [...]

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I Want to See an Eye-Tracking & Click-Thru Heat Map for This

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on June 18, 2013 3 Comments
I Want to See an Eye-Tracking & Click-Thru Heat Map for This

That’s the example Google used today in announcing the formal rollout of its local carousel search results. I’m not opted in to this yet, but when I look at the screenshot there … I don’t have a clue where to focus. I’m dying to know how the average searcher looks at it, aren’t you?

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