Archive for October, 2007

What I Loved About (and Learned From) SMX Social Media

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on October 19, 2007 7 Comments
What I Loved About (and Learned From) SMX Social Media

SMX Social Media goes in the books as one of my favorite conferences, for several reasons. One, social media marketing is fun, right? Think about it — On-page optimization? Necessary, but pretty boring. Link building? Like pulling teeth. Crawling/technical issues? Gotta do it, but not my cup of tea. But jumping into the social media […]

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Introducing Gooruze

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on October 16, 2007 2 Comments
Introducing Gooruze

Question: What do I have in common with Duncan Riley of TechCrunch, Andy Beal of Marketing Pilgrim, Brian Solis of PR 2.0, and Drayton Bird? Answer: Prior to today, absolutely nothing. But starting today, we are all — along with a handful of other super-smart online marketers who put me and my talents to shame […]

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12 Blogs I Wish Would Switch to Full Feeds

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on October 15, 2007 6 Comments
12 Blogs I Wish Would Switch to Full Feeds

Because sometimes you just have to call people out. In no particular order: Search Engine Land Jim Boykin Lyndon Antcliff Natural Search Blog Ramblings About SEO – switched! Thanks Eric! Understanding Google Maps and Yahoo Local – switched! Thanks Mike! Local SEO Guide – almost switched? SEO Igloo Blog – switched! Thanks Miriam! CNET’s Searchlight […]

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Google Checkout or Paypal? The Debate Continues…

Filed in Google, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on October 12, 2007 3 Comments
Google Checkout or Paypal? The Debate Continues…

It’s an ongoing question for small business owners selling online: Should we use Google Checkout? PayPal? Both? Before I go any further: I don’t have the answer to that question, and you may have noticed I made no mention of Google Checkout in my recent SEL articles about which Google products a small business should […]

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Latest SEL Column: Google Products & Small Biz, Pt. 2

Filed in Google by Matt McGee on October 11, 2007 0 Comments
Latest SEL Column: Google Products & Small Biz, Pt. 2

Looks like part two of my “Small is Beautiful” column for Search Engine Land is now online: Which Google Products Should A Small Business Use? (Part Two) If you missed part one, there’s a link in the intro. I also have a 3rd article in this series that I planned to post here on SBS, […]

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Small Business Brief Re-launches as News Voting Portal

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on October 11, 2007 1 Comment
Small Business Brief Re-launches as News Voting Portal

Small Business Brief, which has been home to the latest small business marketing news since early 2004, re-launched Wednesday with a new look and format. The new look incorporates the familiar puppy logo that’s been in use for a couple years. The new format is one that’s very much in vogue right now, and one […]

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