Archive for December, 2008

Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on December 31, 2008 0 Comments
Thank You, Sponsors

The year is ending, and in the next few days I’ll announce the winner of the 2008 Search Quiz and share some other 2008-in-review and 2009-in-preview posts, but I want to wrap up this year with a big shout-out to the sponsors who are currently supporting me and this blog. These are companies that value […]

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December ’08: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on December 31, 2008 2 Comments
December ’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 December. If you’re new to SBS, this is a monthly feature. You can find earlier “Best Of”s for each month in the archives. Only rule is that my own posts are not eligible. Small Business Don […]

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Business Blogging is a Good Idea, Stats Be Damned

Filed in Blogging, Statistics by Matt McGee on December 30, 2008 8 Comments
Business Blogging is a Good Idea, Stats Be Damned

Small business owners might see a chart like this and decide that starting a blog is overrated: That’s from an eMarketer article today that actually spins the data positively: 47% of the online population reads blogs. The flip side is that big bottom line — the 53% that don’t, according to this survey. The problem […]

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Bylines Elsewhere…

Filed in Local Search, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on December 29, 2008 0 Comments
Bylines Elsewhere…

I’m first up in a series of local search posts that Mike Blumenthal is hosting called “Loci 2008.” In the series, Mike is asking a number of search industry people to name their favorite/most important local search-related articles of 2008. Here’s my list: Loci 2008: Matt McGee’s Favorite Articles in Local Search And I think […]

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2008 Search Quiz Now Open!

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on December 29, 2008 10 Comments
2008 Search Quiz Now Open!

Time for some year-end fun: It’s the 2nd Annual Search Quiz! And this year, the quiz is twice as long, twice as tough, and the winner’s prize is twice as big. Don’t remember last year? Well, it was an 11-question quiz and the super-smart Tamar Weinberg won a $25 Amazon gift certificate. This year? The […]

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Merry Christmas One and All…

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on December 24, 2008 3 Comments
Merry Christmas One and All…

The Pacific Northwest is a veritable winter wonderland at the moment: A light snow is falling, landing on top of about a foot of snow that’s already on the ground; the temperature is about 15 degrees; “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is playing softly on my iTunes, and Santa Claus should be here any […]

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