Archive for June, 2008

5 Common Crawlability Mistakes That Kill Your SEO Success

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on June 30, 2008 20 Comments
5 Common Crawlability Mistakes That Kill Your SEO Success

In my opinion, the nuts-and-bolts of SEO can generally be boiled down to three primary parts: Crawlability, Content, and Links. These three things make up the middle row of the SEO Success Pyramid, and they’re an absolute must as you work your way up the pyramid to becoming a trusted site. Search engine spiders/bots aren’t […]

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Rethinking My Comment Policy

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on June 29, 2008
Rethinking My Comment Policy

Sigh…. This blog has been a do-follow blog for many, many months. If you’re willing to take the time to leave a quality comment, I don’t mind sending you back a link that counts. I started do-following comments back in the days when you had to register and be logged-in to leave a comment here. […]

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SBS Articles in Other Languages

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on June 27, 2008 3 Comments
SBS Articles in Other Languages

Every now and then, I like to walk around the house trying to speak in French. I was pretty good back in high school — even won my school’s foreign language academic award. C’est vrai! But that was then, and this is now, and I’d never try to write more than a couple words in […]

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Restaurant Reviews: It’s a West Coast Thing

Filed in Local Search, Statistics, Word of Mouth by Matt McGee on June 25, 2008 5 Comments
Restaurant Reviews: It’s a West Coast Thing

I remember someone saying that local search is like the wild west, and Palore has some data that shows at least one aspect of local fits the description. Check out this chart showing the amount of restaurants that have been reviewed online across the U.S. Palore says the data comes from crawling 70 local and […]

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Hyperlocal Blogs: An Emerging Trend in Blogging

Filed in Blogging, Local Search by Matt McGee on June 24, 2008 14 Comments
Hyperlocal Blogs: An Emerging Trend in Blogging

Multiple author blogs … Multi-topic blogs … Blog/Web site convergence … these are a few of the emerging blog trends that Darren Rowse recently identified on ProBlogger.net. I agree with him on all counts. I’d also like to suggest a sixth trend be added to the discussion: Hyperlocal blogging, which I wrote about briefly last […]

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500 Twitter Followers: We (Finally) Have a Winner

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on June 22, 2008 7 Comments
500 Twitter Followers: We (Finally) Have a Winner

A couple alert friends emailed me over the weekend to point out that I now have 500+ followers on Twitter. This normally wouldn’t be worth a blog post, except for that Twitter for charity contest I’ve been having with Jeff Quipp of Search Engine People. Yeah, remember that one? It’s with great pleasure that I […]

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