Archive for August, 2006

Can you rank in Google with image alt text?

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on August 31, 2006 2 Comments
Can you rank in Google with image alt text?

Yes, you can. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=goofy+SEO+photographer That phrase is the alt text I used in this post from one week ago. Some folks say Google ignores image alt text. Some say Google ignores it unless it’s a linked image. Ignore ’em. (Google does ignore the image “title” attribute: I used “title=daslkdj tksbnfdfkde” on that image, and that […]

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The 4 Most Underrated Pages on Your Web Site

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, SEO, Web Design, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on August 30, 2006 1 Comment
The 4 Most Underrated Pages on Your Web Site

Missed opportunities. I see them all the time when working with business owners who didn’t get it right with Web Site 1.0. Sometimes the problem stems from not sharing information the right way; sometimes from not sharing it at all. In this post, I’m going to introduce you to the four most underrated pages on […]

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Insider Pages expands community features

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on August 29, 2006 0 Comments
Insider Pages expands community features

Insider Pages, one of the “other” local search marketing options I’ve profiled in the Local Search Marketing Guide, announced a new service today called Insider Advice. It’s a community-based Q&A service that lets users ask and answer questions about just about any locally-relevant topic. Here are a couple sample questions from the official release: — […]

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Unbelievable … Danny Sullivan leaves Incisive Media (SEW/SES)

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on August 29, 2006 1 Comment
Unbelievable … Danny Sullivan leaves Incisive Media (SEW/SES)

There are very few people in the world who can rightly claim to have built an industry. Danny Sullivan is one. SEM / SEO as an industry, and all the people in it, owe just about everything to Danny S. and what he started 10+ years ago at Search Engine Watch. And now he’s walking […]

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Yahoo Targets Small Biz (too)

Filed in Local Search, Social Media, Yahoo by Matt McGee on August 28, 2006 0 Comments
Yahoo Targets Small Biz (too)

And now on to Yahoo’s announcements, which are aimed toward small businesses in a more indirect way than Google Apps for Your Domain. The thrust of the announcement is that Yahoo Local and Yahoo Maps are being integrated more tightly into Flickr and Upcoming, two of Yahoo’s popular social networking sites. On Flickr, the integration […]

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Google Targets Small Biz

Filed in Google by Matt McGee on August 28, 2006 1 Comment
Google Targets Small Biz

Two new launches today, one from Google and one from Yahoo — both of which appear to target small businesses, but in very different ways. First, let’s do Google. Google has launched the boringly-named Google Apps for Your Domain, which combines four Google services into one umbrella that a small business can use under its […]

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