Archive for May, 2008

We’re Still Twittering for Charity

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on May 18, 2008 2 Comments
We’re Still Twittering for Charity

If I’ve learned one thing in three weeks of using Twitter, it’s this: It takes a lot longer to reach 500 followers than I expected. Jeff Quipp and I are still Twittering for charity, trying to see who can reach 500 followers first and win some money for our favorite charity. Jeff and I each […]

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SBS Flashback: May 2007

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on May 18, 2008 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: May 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. The Internet as Small Business Enemy, pt. II Idea: Improve Local Search Business Data Real Estate: SEO Disaster / SEO […]

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Merchant Circle’s Cold-Calling Campaign Continues

Filed in Local Search, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on May 16, 2008 16 Comments
Merchant Circle’s Cold-Calling Campaign Continues

Small business owners are upset (again) at Merchant Circle over what the business owners are calling “fishy” marketing tactics, “an obvious scam,” and a “sneaky way of doing business.” They’re venting in the comments of a Merchant Circle post I wrote in September, 2006, which described the strange, automated marketing calls Merchant Circle was making. […]

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Community: The Human Element of SEO Success

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on May 15, 2008 10 Comments
Community: The Human Element of SEO Success

Small businesses rely on word-of-mouth marketing; I’ve never found one that didn’t. Some rely on it more than others, but I think every small business needs happy customers and/or interested observers to help spread the business name to friends. This human element of marketing is part of the SEO Success Pyramid, and can come in […]

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I’m On the Hot Seat Next Week

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on May 12, 2008 2 Comments
I’m On the Hot Seat Next Week

Career craziness aside, I’ll still be in Portland next week to take part in an evening “Hot Seat” event hosted by the great folks at SEMpdx. The plan is to give a somewhat lengthy presentation on the SEO Success Pyramid, and then join several members of SEMpdx to do a clinic on three Web sites. […]

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Links To Make a Mom (and Wife) Proud

Filed in Interviews by Matt McGee on May 10, 2008 0 Comments
Links To Make a Mom (and Wife) Proud

I’m still enjoying an almost Internet-free vacation, but found a way to hop online from our current HQ and am really enjoying catching up on more than 1,200 unread blog posts in my Bloglines account. (Didya catch the sarcasm in that sentence?) Since Mother’s Day arrives in just a couple hours, and I’ll be spending […]

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