Archive for March, 2009

Google Changes the Local Game (again)

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on March 31, 2009 18 Comments
Google Changes the Local Game (again)

It was huge news two years ago when Google first started showing maps and local listings in Google.com search results. It was even bigger news when that display went from a max of three business to up to 10 (the “10-pack” as we’ve all been calling it). And I think today Google’s changing the local […]

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How to Use Twitter to Find Local Blog Content

Filed in Blogging, Social Media by Matt McGee on March 30, 2009 0 Comments
How to Use Twitter to Find Local Blog Content

Twitter is responsible for the most popular blog post we’ve written on any of our four hyperlocal real estate blogs. Here’s how it happened, how we use Twitter as a content source for all of our local blogs, and how you can do the same. Twitter, Kanye West, & Local Blogging It was just about […]

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SBS Mailbag: When Local Keyword Research is a Dead End

Filed in Local Search, MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on March 26, 2009 21 Comments
SBS Mailbag: When Local Keyword Research is a Dead End

This great question came in today from Mary Ann: I am helping a small dance/fitness business with local SEO. Keyword research yields zero (0) search volumes (Keyword Discovery) for keyword terms once I add the location or any variation on the location/general area (Westport, Connecticut). Any suggestions as to the best keyword strategy in such […]

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What You Need To Know About Google’s Link: Operator

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on March 24, 2009 8 Comments
What You Need To Know About Google’s Link: Operator

The Google Webmaster Central team is doing a bang-up job of posting videos to their YouTube channel on a daily basis. Some are really, really helpful to webmasters and small business owners … others not as much. One of the really, really helpful ones was just posted, and involves Matt Cutts answering a couple questions […]

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Yahoo Answers adds targeted questions

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on March 20, 2009 8 Comments
Yahoo Answers adds targeted questions

One of the challenges of using Yahoo Answers for sharing your expertise is finding the right questions to answer. Until now, you’ve basically had two ways: Browse through Yahoo Answers’ navigation to find the right category(ies) Set up an RSS feed for your search term(s) of choice and dig through the results that come in […]

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SBS Flashback: March 2008

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on March 16, 2009 2 Comments
SBS Flashback: March 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. The SBS Interview: Brian Gil, Yahoo Local Alexa […]

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