Archive for March, 2008

Google Wants Your Analytics Data Badly (An Open Letter)

Filed in Google by Matt McGee on March 25, 2008 2 Comments
Google Wants Your Analytics Data Badly (An Open Letter)

Dear Google, It would be more un-evil if you would make it easier to opt out of that new data sharing “feature” (your word) that you recently added to Google Analytics. I tend to be much more forgiving of you than some of my friends, so please let me share a few suggestions. Let’s start […]

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SBS Mailbag: Marketing on Flickr and Flickr’s TOS?

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on March 23, 2008 2 Comments
SBS Mailbag: Marketing on Flickr and Flickr’s TOS?

It’s always fun to get good questions from readers via my contact Matt McGee page, and even more fun when the question comes from someone whose blog I read regularly and enjoy. Rich Brooks, who writes the small business-oriented flyte blog, emailed earlier this week with this question about marketing on Flickr in light of […]

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SES New York, New York

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on March 23, 2008 3 Comments
SES New York, New York

The 2008 World Tour took me to the Big Apple last week for SES New York — one of the most professionally satisfying and personally enjoyable conferences I’ve attended. Oddly, I attended fewer sessions at this conference than at any before. I spent more time doing real work (one day was largely devoted to meeting […]

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SBS Flashback: March 2007

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on March 22, 2008 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: March 2007

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. When Local Search Isn’t Really Local The Slow Growth of Podcasting The Glacial Rate of Change at Google Maps Tonight’s […]

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Local Search in 2008

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on March 17, 2008 2 Comments
Local Search in 2008

I’m at SES New York this week and enjoyed a really solid session in the Kelsey track called “Video Made the SMB Star” — it really opened my eyes to what’s going on with local search and video content. Best of all, my wife was sitting next to me during the session and is equally […]

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Latest SEL column / Looking for Small Business Success Stories

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on March 13, 2008 2 Comments
Latest SEL column / Looking for Small Business Success Stories

Quick lunchtime post here: My latest Search Engine Land column is online today — it’s a profile/interview of Pink Cake Box, a small business using a blog, Flickr, and other methods to market successfully online. As I say at the end of the interview, I’m looking for more small businesses to profile like this in […]

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