Archive for February, 2009

SBS Flashback: February 2008

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on February 16, 2009 1 Comment
SBS Flashback: February 2008

For those of you who are new SBSM 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. Are Yahoo and Yelp Dating? Flickr No-Follows (Some) […]

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Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 1

Filed in Local Search, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on February 16, 2009 11 Comments
Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 1

Do you have a “Lawn Map” to show? I love this: This is a Showcase Lawn Map on the web site of WiseGrass, a small lawncare service provider in central Pennsylvania. It’s an embedded Google Map with user-created content for each of the showcase lawns. Here’s a list of reasons why this is great: 1. […]

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Google: Business Hijacking is Rare in Google Maps

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 13, 2009 10 Comments
Google: Business Hijacking is Rare in Google Maps

Google Maps was the focus of one of the opening sessions of SMX West. In addition to speakers like David Mihm and Steve Espinosa, Google’s Jennifer Chin was on the panel — you may know her better as “Maps Guide Jen” in the Google Maps Help Forum. As you’d expect, the Google Maps hijacking topic […]

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SBS Mailbag: Who Owns Your Analytics Data?

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on February 8, 2009 23 Comments
SBS Mailbag: Who Owns Your Analytics Data?

It’s been forever (okay, about four months) since I’ve done a mailbag, but there are a few questions in my IN box that are waiting to be turned into a blog post. I’ll start with this one from a reader who asked not to have me post his/her full name; the first initial is “M,” […]

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Awards, Conferences, & Interviews

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Interviews by Matt McGee on February 4, 2009 3 Comments
Awards, Conferences, & Interviews

Whew. I forgot how much work went into the inaugural SEMMY Awards last year. Last night, putting together the announcements of 17 categorical winners — that was a mad dash to the end, checking who won, writing the posts, grabbing the screenshots of each ballot to show the vote percentages. Finally finished at around 1:00 […]

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Last Day to Vote for the SEMMYs

Filed in SEMMY Awards by Matt McGee on February 2, 2009 1 Comment
Last Day to Vote for the SEMMYs

This is just a quick note that today is the last day to vote for the SEMMY Awards. And while I’m at it, here are two suggestions/favors: 1. Please remind people (via Twitter, Facebook, etc.) that voting ends today and encourage them to vote in all 17 categories. 2. If you’re a finalist, encourage your […]

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