Archive for January, 2009

January ’09: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on January 31, 2009 0 Comments
January ’09: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during January. If you’re new to this blog, this is a monthly feature that began way back in 2007. You can find earlier “Best Of”s for each month in the archives: 2008 Best Posts and 2007 Best Posts. I never include my own […]

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SEMMY Finalists Announced – Time to Vote

Filed in SEMMY Awards by Matt McGee on January 29, 2009 2 Comments
SEMMY Finalists Announced – Time to Vote

We announced the finalists for the second annual SEMMY Awards on Wednesday morning, and that means public voting is now open in all 17 categories. To make it this far, an article had to be noticed and nominated for inclusion by one of eight search marketers on the nominating committee, then had to be chosen […]

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Hey Google: Not Having an XML Sitemap is Not an Error

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on January 27, 2009 9 Comments
Hey Google: Not Having an XML Sitemap is Not an Error

This has been driving me crazy for a while now, and the only way to stop being driven crazy may be to write about it. Before I go further, you should know where I stand on XML Sitemaps: They’re not necessary for most web sites, especially for most simple, small business web sites. I wrote […]

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Pros & Cons: Big City Blogging vs. Small Town Blogging

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on January 26, 2009 0 Comments
Pros & Cons: Big City Blogging vs. Small Town Blogging

Does it matter where you live? Or, is hyperlocal blogging the same in Portland as it is in Paducah? I believe hyperlocal bloggers in big cities have a vastly different experience than those of us in smaller cities. Better in some ways, worse in others … but different for sure. I think there are pros […]

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My SEO Trends for 2009

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on January 26, 2009 6 Comments
My SEO Trends for 2009

I think it was last April, when I first met Anita Campbell at the Small Business Marketing Unleashed conference in Houston, that I promised her a guest post on Small Biz Trends about SEO. Under the better late than never program, that guest post was published this morning: SEO Trends for 2009 I share six […]

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Keyword Discovery adds Question Phrases

Filed in SEO, SEO & Web Tools by Matt McGee on January 22, 2009 9 Comments
Keyword Discovery adds Question Phrases

At the suggestion of one of its customers, Keyword Discovery has added “Question Phrases” to its list of searchable databases. This means you can now enter a keyword and, rather than get back related keywords, you get a list of related questions that searchers have asked. Question Phrases appears as the last choice on the […]

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