Archive for November, 2008

November ’08: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on November 30, 2008 5 Comments
November ’08: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Time again for a roundup of the best search/marketing posts of the past month … this time we’re covering November, which was a pretty light month by my standards. There’s usually about 20-30 links in these roundups, but less than 20 in this one. If you’re new to SBS, this is a monthly feature. You […]

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Small Business Attitude: Survival or Successful?

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on November 29, 2008 5 Comments
Small Business Attitude: Survival or Successful?

Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Me, I’ve always been — and hopefully always will be — a half-full person. I think optimism is a powerful force, and an underrated one, too. It cracked me up tonight when I got a Google News alert that told me about a Small Business Survival Expo in Tampa […]

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Happy Thanksgiving, Readers!

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on November 26, 2008 1 Comment
Happy Thanksgiving, Readers!

Sometime tomorrow afternoon, when my son and I are sad because the Seahawks are losing 33-13 in the 4th quarter to the Cowboys, we will be instantly cheered up by a sight that looks something like the photo at right on our dining room table. And we’ll sit down to eat a great meal and […]

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Keywordfinder: New & Different Keyword Research Tool

Filed in SEO & Web Tools by Matt McGee on November 26, 2008 4 Comments
Keywordfinder: New & Different Keyword Research Tool

Keywordfinder is a new keyword research tool that I think belongs in your toolbox. It won’t become your primary keyword research tool, but I think there are some situations when you’ll find it useful. Let’s take a look at how it works, and when you might use it. How Keywordfinder Works It’s brain-dead simple to […]

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Write a Bad Review … Get Sued

Filed in Local Search, Word of Mouth by Matt McGee on November 25, 2008 6 Comments
Write a Bad Review … Get Sued

Consumerist today tells the story of Chris Norberg, a guy who left a negative review on Yelp about Dr. Steven Biegel, a chiropractor in San Francisco. It looks like Norberg deleted his negative review from Yelp after getting some kind of cease and desist letter from Biegel’s attorney, but Norberg did leave this review/comment on […]

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Small Business and Social Media: Experience vs. Enthusiasm

Filed in Small Biz Marketing, Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on November 19, 2008 9 Comments
Small Business and Social Media: Experience vs. Enthusiasm

This is a fairly limited survey, but it has some interesting data: VerticalResponse, an email and direct mail marketing provider, surveyed small businesses in California about online marketing and social media. Responses were divided by how long the companies have been in business; start-ups are those in business 3 years or less, and established companies […]

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