Archive for March, 2009

SEO Madness 2009 is here!

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on March 15, 2009 3 Comments
SEO Madness 2009 is here!

Your office pool is fun, but how about competing against fellow search marketers far and wide? It’s time for the 3rd Annual “SEO Madness” College Hoops Pool, where we all make our March Madness picks, and the winner gets the links. Teams and brackets are being announced today and you can sign-up now. Here’s what […]

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Image SEO: Keep Those Photos Above the Fold

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on March 12, 2009 9 Comments
Image SEO: Keep Those Photos Above the Fold

“Tapping Into Image Search” was one of the sessions I moderated last month at SMX West. We had a couple marketers on the panel, along with reps from Google and Yahoo. It was on day two of the conference, and several times later that day and on day three, I had people tell me it […]

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SBS Mailbag: Is Syndicating Content Good or Bad?

Filed in Blogging, SEO by Matt McGee on March 10, 2009 7 Comments
SBS Mailbag: Is Syndicating Content Good or Bad?

Dawn emailed recently with a question about syndicating blog content: Based on your SEO expertise what is your opinion of the following: For the last two years I allowed a site to reprint one post a week onto their site as long as they changed the title and linked back to me. Now I am […]

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Why I Am Comfortable with Web Site Clinics

Filed in Conferences/Educ., SEO, Web Design by Matt McGee on March 8, 2009 6 Comments
Why I Am Comfortable with Web Site Clinics

Kim Krause Berg got me thinking last week when she wrote Why I’m Not Comfortable with Web Site Clinics, an article that questions the value of those site review sessions you see at almost every search marketing/design conference. At the risk of paraphrasing, Kim’s argument — which I generally agree with — is that the […]

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Flickr Likely to Pass Photobucket Soon

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on March 7, 2009 1 Comment
Flickr Likely to Pass Photobucket Soon

Did you catch this during the week on the Hitwise blog: If the trend continues, it looks like Flickr will surpass Photobucket sometime this year. And there’s another chart in the Hitwise that shows Flickr (and Picasa) both getting increased traffic from having their photos appear in search engine rankings. My How to Market on […]

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Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 2

Filed in Small Biz Marketing, Word of Mouth by Matt McGee on March 5, 2009 9 Comments
Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 2

This is hip and clever, which means it will automatically turn off a number of small biz owners and simply not be possible for others. Still, consider this: Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco is taking their worst Yelp.com reviews and putting them on t-shirts that the staff wears while working. Logic says you would put […]

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