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Small Biz Owners Prefer Websites To Social Media, But Are Ignoring Mobile

Filed in Statistics, Web Design, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on October 15, 2013 1 Comment
Small Biz Owners Prefer Websites To Social Media, But Are Ignoring Mobile

There’s been a lot of talk in the last year or two about small businesses increasingly preferring to use social media, sometimes rather than even having a website. But a recent Verisign-sponsored survey (PDF download) pours some cold water on that idea, and shows that the vast majority of SMBs are still relying on a [...]

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Facebook, Like Google, Does Feet-on-the-Street Outreach to Local Businesses

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on April 15, 2013 1 Comment
Facebook, Like Google, Does Feet-on-the-Street Outreach to Local Businesses

Maybe I’m the last to know this, but Facebook is doing feet-on-the-street outreach to small business owners in the U.S., and has apparently been doing them for the past year or so. The latest one happened on Saturday in the small town of Dixon, Illinois, as part of the community’s monthly Second Saturdays event. There’s [...]

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Facebook: Now 15 Million Pages Worldwide

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on March 8, 2013 5 Comments
Facebook: Now 15 Million Pages Worldwide

Facebook made big news today with the introduction of a new News Feed experience, one that’s going to roll out slowly to all users. I’m sure there are things to be said about how it will impact small businesses with Facebook Pages, but I’ll wait until I’ve been able to play with the new News [...]

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Great Stats: Real Estate & Search, Mobile, etc.

Filed in Searcher Behavior, SEO, Statistics by Matt McGee on March 1, 2013 1 Comment
Great Stats: Real Estate & Search, Mobile, etc.

I’m a bit late in finding this, but it’s too good not to share even if it is a bit old. In mid-January, the National Association of REALTORS┬« published its latest Digital House Hunt report, a joint research effort with Google that’s just filled with interesting data. It should help make the case for online [...]

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Facebook Hits 13 Million Pages Worldwide (But They’re Not All Business Pages)

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on December 7, 2012 3 Comments
Facebook Hits 13 Million Pages Worldwide (But They’re Not All Business Pages)

Facebook Page-watch update: There are now more than 13 million Facebook Pages, up slightly from the 12.8 million reported about six weeks ago. But two things to note about that statistic: It’s a worldwide count, not just US. I asked for a US count on Thursday, but Facebook declined to breakdown the number on a [...]

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Four New Charts That Show the Value of Small Business Blogging

Filed in Blogging, Statistics by Matt McGee on October 31, 2012 10 Comments
Four New Charts That Show the Value of Small Business Blogging

Here’s more/new evidence that speaks to the value of small business blogging — specifically, they speak to the impact that blogging can have on traffic and leads. The charts and data come from HubSpot’s new Marketing Benchmarks report — an aggregation of results from their 7,000+ small business customers that use HubSpot’s marketing platform. Blogging [...]

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