Archive for November, 2006

Light posting (& couple quick links)

Filed in Local Search, SEM by Matt McGee on November 29, 2006
Light posting (& couple quick links)

I’m headed out the door in a couple hours for a quick flight across the country, so posting will be light for a couple days. Of note (i.e., stuff I’d post about in greater length if I could): IAC, parent of Ask.com, is planning a new local search destination they’re calling “AskCity,” according to the […]

Continue Reading »

From the smart minds of SBS readers…

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on November 27, 2006 0 Comments
From the smart minds of SBS readers…

Couple interesting and helpful things to pass along from the comments you’ve left on recent posts: First, Gradiva Cousin has shared some of her research on PDF optimization in my recent Optimizing PDFs for SEO post. Her tip is about using the metadata title to control how your PDF might appear in the SERPs (especially […]

Continue Reading »

MSN Small Biz Directory closed?

Filed in Directories by Matt McGee on November 25, 2006
MSN Small Biz Directory closed?

Is the Microsoft Small Business Directory closed? Seems to be the case. Here’s the Add Your Site page, which details the costs and benefits, and has a link at the bottom saying Sign Up & Get Your Small Business Listed Today! But when you click that link, you end up here: http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/online/services-transition.mspx And that page […]

Continue Reading »

Need a link from a PR5 page? Try Flickr…

Filed in SEO, Social Media by Matt McGee on November 25, 2006 5 Comments
Need a link from a PR5 page? Try Flickr…

Still not convinced you can use Flickr as a marketing/SEO tool? Have a look at this: What is it? It’s a screenshot showing that this photo has a PageRank of five (5). Don’t you think you could benefit from a link on a PR5 web page, especially a link that doesn’t have a nofollow tag? […]

Continue Reading »

Happy Thanksgiving…

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on November 22, 2006 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving…

… to all of you in (or out) of the U.S. who celebrate the holiday. I’ll be enjoying the long weekend with my family, giving thanks for what has been the best non-marriage, non-childbirth year of my life. So many blessings, the head spins. Be well, Matt

Continue Reading »

The Signals You Send

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on November 22, 2006 0 Comments
The Signals You Send

Back at SES San Jose in August I must’ve heard the word “signal” more than any other word that week, i.e. – “What signal are you sending to the search engine?” Everything you do, in some way, is a signal to the search engines. I’ve talked about this in terms of what I call LinkRank, […]

Continue Reading »