Archive for July, 2008

5 Things to Do Today

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on July 27, 2008 1 Comment
5 Things to Do Today

Sunday’s are supposed to be a day of rest. And maybe that’s exactly what you’re doing right now. But if you’re looking for something to do today, here are a few suggestions: 1) Subscribe to the SBSM feed. 2) Add SBSM to your Technorati favorites. 3) Check out my current advertisers: the Pro Marketers Group […]

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Carpé Opportunity for Good Small Business Marketing

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on July 23, 2008 3 Comments
Carpé Opportunity for Good Small Business Marketing

Sometimes smart marketing involves nothing more than keeping your eyes open and seizing an opportunity when it arrives. That’s what happened today in my hometown. Here’s the story: Bounce Arena, a popular small business that hosts kids’ birthday parties and similar events recently shut down and left some parents in the lurch. Parties had already […]

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SES San Jose: 20% Discount for My Friends

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on July 23, 2008 1 Comment
SES San Jose: 20% Discount for My Friends

Psssssst. Shhhhhhh…… Did you know that you can get a 20% discount on your registration for Search Engine Strategies – San Jose just for knowing me? It’s true! Just register online and use my name the priority code 20SPKER and BAM! 20% off. Ain’t America great? And that’s not all! If you come out for […]

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Proof You Can Buy Your Way to No. 1 on Google & Yahoo

Filed in Google, Yahoo by Matt McGee on July 22, 2008 12 Comments
Proof You Can Buy Your Way to No. 1 on Google & Yahoo

If you do real estate in Richland, WA — and I just happen to know someone who does — you could buy your way to the top of both Google and Yahoo. Today. For a killer search term. Have a look at the SERPs for the phrase [richland real estate]: on Google … and on […]

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Word-of-Mouth Marketing: It’s About Being Remarkable

Filed in Word of Mouth by Matt McGee on July 21, 2008 13 Comments
Word-of-Mouth Marketing: It’s About Being Remarkable

Get noticed. Distinguish yourself from the competition. Create buzz. Be remarkable. Books are written about these concepts. But it’s much easier said than done. Many small business owners struggle to do things that will get people talking about them. Buzz/Word-of-mouth marketing isn’t one of the primary 15 blocks on the SEO Success Pyramid, but it […]

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SBS Flashback: July 2007

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on July 18, 2008 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: July 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 to introduce new readers to old content that might be worth reading. The No. 1 Local Search Query is…? User […]

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