Archive for January, 2007

January ’07: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on January 31, 2007 3 Comments
January ’07: Best Search/Marketing Posts

At the start of the year, I vowed to do a better job of bookmarking and tracking what I felt were the best and most helpful posts or discussion threads. I wasn’t too good about that in 2006, and I think my own writing here on SBS was hurt without the ability to quickly reference […]

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New Google Maps display slammed on WMW

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on January 30, 2007 0 Comments
New Google Maps display slammed on WMW

I didn’t take a stance last night when writing about the new Google Maps display in Google’s regular SERPs, aside from questioning if it will ultimately increase use of Google Maps as a local search tool. Have no fear, WebmasterWorld has a thread about the new display, and the responses are overwhelmingly against it: Now […]

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SEO for Retailers download

Filed in SEM, SEO by Matt McGee on January 30, 2007 0 Comments
SEO for Retailers download

One of my recent projects at work involved helping to write a report on specific SEO tactics for the retail industry. I was asked to write about 2-3 pages of strategies, but then got on a roll and ended up writing about 7 pages. Whoops! (Me? Wordy? No way…) Marchex/TrafficLeader published the report today, under […]

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“We’re famous on Google…”

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on January 29, 2007 0 Comments
“We’re famous on Google…”

You have to go see Frank’s blog, locallytype(d), for a clever bit of offline advertising that promotes both Google Maps and the businesses that use it. (As I’ve been saying for a few months now, nobody’s pushing local like Google.)

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Google Maps push further into regular SERPs

Filed in Local Search, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on January 29, 2007 3 Comments
Google Maps push further into regular SERPs

Big announcement today on the official Google Blog about the continuing merger of Maps/Local into Google’s regular SERPs. In a nutshell, Google reports that anytime you do a search that it recognizes as local, you’ll get a new “Onebox” that looks like this, with a map and three business listings: In its post, Google is […]

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SE Tigers: Early review of SEMPO Training

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on January 28, 2007 0 Comments
SE Tigers: Early review of SEMPO Training

One of the slides I use in my “Big Ideas for Small Sites” presentation at SES covers some of the SEO training classes/seminars that are available to those looking to learn. I’ll need to add the new SEMPO Institute to that slide for the next presentation. It’s a web-based program that right now consists only […]

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