Archive for December, 2006

Couple quick SBS site updates

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on December 27, 2006 3 Comments
Couple quick SBS site updates

I’m still testing and tweaking various things with this new blog template, so don’t be alarmed if things look/act a bit odd on your next visit (or this one, for that matter). You may have already noticed a couple new additions to SBS, but just in case I’ll point them out here: 1.) I’ve started […]

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Tuesday Night Link-o-rama

Filed in Google, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on December 26, 2006 0 Comments
Tuesday Night Link-o-rama

Because the holidays have me reading at odd intervals and posting has fallen behind, there was no “Friday Night Link-o-rama” last week, and there may not be one this week, either. So how about a Tuesday version, instead, to fill the gap? Sounds good to me, especially since it’s a quick post and there’s not […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on December 24, 2006 2 Comments
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

A great dinner has been eaten, one present has been opened, the kids are asleep, and Santa is on his way…. Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine. Or make it “Happy Holidays” if you’re celebrating something else at this time of year. Here’s to a great 2007! […]

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Local Search’s Killer App: Real-Time Inventory

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on December 21, 2006 2 Comments
Local Search’s Killer App: Real-Time Inventory

The driving directions are pretty good. Mapping & satellite imagery continues to advance. Customer reviews are very powerful. But local search still needs a killer app. It needs something that will raise its own profile, raise the profile of businesses marketing in the local search space, and — wouldn’t this be great? — raise the […]

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Organic vs. PPC

Filed in PPC Advertising, Searcher Behavior, SEO by Matt McGee on December 21, 2006 0 Comments
Organic vs. PPC

This started out as a silly debate because a PPC proponent took some ignorant swipes at the SEO crowd and got a reaction from some SEO quarters. There was no point in posting anything about it because I saw no value in the debate and no reason for small business owners to care. Well, the […]

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“It’s an honor just to be nominated…”

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on December 20, 2006 0 Comments
“It’s an honor just to be nominated…”

I think it’s probably a load of crap when Hollywood stars or music stars say that about being nominated for the Oscars or Grammys. But this humble little blog, Small Business SEM, has been nominated in … count ’em … two categories at the 2006 Search Blog Awards (organized by Search Engine Journal): Search Marketing […]

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