Archive for May, 2007

May ’07: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on May 31, 2007 0 Comments
May ’07: Best Search/Marketing Posts

I have to say … this was a pretty boring month up until these last couple days. No offense to anyone, of course. But have a look: If not for the current hot news, there wouldn’t even be a RANTS category below. Fortunately, we got some news and several terrific rants. Whew! Blogger of the […]

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SMX Weather Alert

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on May 31, 2007 0 Comments
SMX Weather Alert

There’s a saying in baseball — “It’s just Manny being Manny.” — which is said about Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox, and it’s used whenever he does unusual things (on the field or off). Like, if he skips practice or shows up late, it’s just Manny being Manny. If he thinks the inning […]

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Confession: I’m an Apple Fanboy

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on May 31, 2007 0 Comments
Confession: I’m an Apple Fanboy

Some of you already know that, and some figure it out when you see me proudly using my electric red Macbook at the conferences … so it’s no surprise I’d love this and have to post about it, off-topic or not. Steve Jobs and Walt Mossberg at the D: All Things Digital conference this week. […]

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Two New SEO Tools I’ve Bookmarked

Filed in SEO & Web Tools by Matt McGee on May 30, 2007 2 Comments
Two New SEO Tools I’ve Bookmarked

The title of the post says it all, so here they are: Domain Popularity Tool from LinkVendor. This is essentially a backlink checker, and when they say “domain popularity”, that’s what they mean — it doesn’t check links to a deep directory or URL, just to the domain. Here’s what it looks like: Ignoring the […]

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The Internet as Small Business Enemy, pt. II

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on May 29, 2007 0 Comments
The Internet as Small Business Enemy, pt. II

I wrote a post last week which led to some great discussion, including probably the most contrarian comment I’ve ever received from a reader. The post, When the Web is a Small Business’s Enemy, is about how the Internet is not always sunshine and opportunity for small businesses. My post was mainly about the story […]

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The Future of Web Sites?

Filed in Small Biz Marketing, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on May 29, 2007 0 Comments
The Future of Web Sites?

This’ll get you thinking: Jeremiah Owyang writes about irrelevant corporate web sites, and more specifically, how such sites can (and will need to) evolve. In particular, I love this bit here: The corporate website is an unbelievable collection of hyperbole, artificial branding, and pro-corporate content. As a result, trusted decisions are being made on other […]

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