Archive for February, 2009

SMX West photos finally online

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 25, 2009 2 Comments
SMX West photos finally online

The announcement of that new Canonical Tag was so exciting that Matt Cutts started raising the roof right in the middle of his presentation about it. 🙂 That’s one of a dozen photos in my SMX West 2009 photoset on Flickr. Not sure why I only took a dozen shots when I usually do like […]

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What I Learned About Google Blog Search at SMX West

Filed in Blogging, Conferences/Educ., Google, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on February 25, 2009 8 Comments
What I Learned About Google Blog Search at SMX West

At SMX West a couple weeks ago, I moderated a unique session titled “Up Close with Google Blog Search.” I call it unique because there was only one speaker on the panel: Chris Pennock, Senior Software Engineer for Google Blog Search. As moderator, I also gave a brief, unscripted presentation of some things I researched […]

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Kelsey Forecasts Mobile/Local Search Growth

Filed in Local Search, Statistics by Matt McGee on February 24, 2009 3 Comments
Kelsey Forecasts Mobile/Local Search Growth

Some interesting forecast stats in a release today from The Kelsey Group. These are predictions for the growth of mobile/local search between now and 2013: The percentage of mobile searches that have local intent will increase from 28 percent in 2008 to 35 percent in 2013. Currently there are 54.5 million mobile Internet users in […]

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SearchFest 2009 Discount Ends Tuesday

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 23, 2009 5 Comments
SearchFest 2009 Discount Ends Tuesday

I don’t curse much, but here’s the first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw the full agenda for SearchFest 2009: “Holy sh*t.” Srsly. If that’s not the most amazing one-day search marketing conference lineup ever assembled, I don’t know what is. It’s funny … a couple years ago at the inaugural […]

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Recently Posted on Hyperlocal Blogger…

Filed in Blogging by Matt McGee on February 23, 2009 0 Comments
Recently Posted on Hyperlocal Blogger…

David Mihm told me a couple weeks ago that I need to use this blog to promote my other blog, Hyperlocal Blogger, more often. I told him he’s right, and promised to do a better job of that. Here I am, fulfilling my promises like a good friend. In case you haven’t been to Hyperlocal […]

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Searchers Using Longer Queries in 2009

Filed in Searcher Behavior, Statistics by Matt McGee on February 17, 2009 21 Comments
Searchers Using Longer Queries in 2009

Reps from comScore, Nielsen Online, and Hitwise spoke last week in a “SearchScape” session at SMX West, and while they all shared some interesting numbers, it was Bill Tancer of Hitwise who really opened my eyes with data about searcher behavior. The long tail is getting longer; 1- and 2-word queries are on the decline, […]

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