Archive for September, 2008

Top 21 Signs You Need a Break From SEO (2008 version)

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on September 17, 2008 44 Comments
Top 21 Signs You Need a Break From SEO (2008 version)

It’s that time of year again: Time to find out if you’re spending too much time on SEO and in desperate need of a break. Here’s the 2008 version of “Signs You Need a Break from SEO.” Enjoy! 1.) While everyone else searches for wedding photographers, senior portrait photographers, and the like, you’ve spent weeks […]

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Google Lays Down the Law for Google Maps Business Listings

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on September 16, 2008 0 Comments
Google Lays Down the Law for Google Maps Business Listings

In a move that was probably way overdue, Google has finally announced some rules for local businesses using Google Maps to promote their businesses. It’s a welcome announcement considering the many spam problems in the Google Maps system. Best of all, the rules are very specific with do’s and don’ts for creating multiple listings, using […]

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SBS Flashback: September 2007

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on September 16, 2008 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: September 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. Happy Birthday, Google. Here’s Your Horoscope. Business Cards: […]

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3 Choice SEO Cuts from Google

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on September 12, 2008 4 Comments
3 Choice SEO Cuts from Google

The Google Webmaster Central team hit a home run this week with their latest “Popular Picks” thread — this is where webmasters are invited to fire away with any questions on their minds, and the Google crew picks some of the popular questions to answer. The most recent set of answers has been highlighted on […]

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MapQuest Nails the Local Start Page

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on September 10, 2008 2 Comments
MapQuest Nails the Local Start Page

I’m very impressed with the new MapQuest Local, a new “local start page” which launched today. Things like this usually work great in Big Cities, then fall apart when you get to smaller towns. But, as I just wrote over on Hyperlocal Blogger, “This is probably the most compelling general local content experience on the […]

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8 Directory Submission Red Flags

Filed in Directories, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on September 9, 2008 19 Comments
8 Directory Submission Red Flags

I’ve been living in directory submission land lately, looking for quality directories where I can submit my wife’s and my four local blogs, which are new and in need of some basic links. It’s been a while since I’ve gone out on the hunt for links from quality directories, and the experience these past few […]

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