Archive for September, 2007

Speaking in Seattle: You’re Invited

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on September 25, 2007 4 Comments
Speaking in Seattle: You’re Invited

I don’t know how many of you live in the greater Seattle area, but if you do I’d like to invite you to come downtown next Wednesday for an SEO Luncheon that BusinessWire is hosting. I’ll be speaking on a panel with fellow Seattleite Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz and Chris Boggs of Brulant, who’s coming […]

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Yahoo Buzzlog: The Most Underrated Keyword Tool

Filed in SEO, Yahoo by Matt McGee on September 25, 2007 5 Comments
Yahoo Buzzlog: The Most Underrated Keyword Tool

Let’s pretend you’re a dentist. Or pretend you’re the webmaster for a dentist. And you know you need to build some good content on your web site, preferably content that both describes your business and matches what people search for. Don’t you think it would be valuable to know that these are the Top 10 […]

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Yahoo Answers Expands Community Moderation

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on September 21, 2007 2 Comments
Yahoo Answers Expands Community Moderation

Although spam is not a problem I encounter often, Yahoo Answers is taking some pretty bold steps to combat what it calls “low-quality questions and answers.” There has always been a way to report junk, but out of all the spam I’ve reported, I don’t ever recall seeing any action. That should change now that […]

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Sphinn says: Seattle is Search Capital of the World

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on September 21, 2007 0 Comments
Sphinn says: Seattle is Search Capital of the World

I think we can all agree that Sphinn has established itself as a great arbiter of what’s Good and Bad in the general search industry. There’s no “bury brigade” playing games with the system. There’s not much spam, and what little there is gets dealt with quickly. (Disclosure: I’m a moderator.) And most importantly, the […]

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SBS Flashback: September 2006

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on September 17, 2007 1 Comment
SBS Flashback: September 2006

For those of you who are new SBS readers & subscribers, here’s a list of noteworthy posts you probably missed from one year ago. I try to put together a post like this each month. Scroll to the end to see previous Flashbacks. Strange goings-on with Merchant Circle Linkbaiting for Small Businesses (or, What I […]

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Chris Sherman: “Don’t stretch yourself too thin”

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on September 17, 2007 0 Comments
Chris Sherman: “Don’t stretch yourself too thin”

I had it in the back of my head to ask Chris Sherman to do an interview for SBS, but I’m glad Lee Odden beat me to the punch. I like the answer Chris gave to Lee’s question about search marketing tips for small businesses, which reads in part: “If you’re in a high-touch business, […]

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