Archive for April, 2009

A Year on Twitter

Filed in Off-Topic, Social Media by Matt McGee on April 30, 2009 2 Comments
A Year on Twitter

Today is the one-year anniversary for me being on Twitter. You may remember the “Twittering for Charity” contest Jeff Quipp and I started on April 30, 2008. (see here) I started working on a post last night about why I love Twitter, and was going to post it here as a follow-up to that contest […]

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Problems continue for Google Maps

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on April 29, 2009 2 Comments
Problems continue for Google Maps

It seems like nearly every week brings news of another problem with Google Maps and/or the Local Business Center. In case you missed it, today’s news deals with Google merging business listings just because they seem to be located too close to one another or have address/phone information that’s somewhat similar. Unbelievable, isn’t it? (Probably […]

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It’s Official: Phone books should be recycled

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on April 26, 2009 8 Comments
It’s Official: Phone books should be recycled

Richland, Washington, one of the Tri-Cities (the area where I live) is about to start a curbside recyling program. So, the blitz has begun to make sure residents know how it works … and most importantly, what they should and should not put in the new recycling bins. In a major boost for online local […]

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Small Biz Search Marketing Webinar Next Month

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on April 25, 2009 1 Comment
Small Biz Search Marketing Webinar Next Month

Quick note for any small business owners out there who feel you need to get a better grasp on the basics of search marketing: Search Marketing Now is hosting “Search Marketing for Small Business,” a live and free webinar on Thursday, May 14th at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT. Industry bet Disa Johnson […]

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More Local Results = Google Maps FTW

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on April 21, 2009 8 Comments
More Local Results = Google Maps FTW

When Google started to show local results on non-local queries last month, I and many others speculated that this would be a win for Google Maps. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that showing Google Maps listings on thousands of generic search terms (like “florist” and “lawyers”, with no cityname included) would […]

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Early Bird gets the $200 at Learn About Web: Denver

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on April 20, 2009 3 Comments
Early Bird gets the $200 at Learn About Web: Denver

I wouldn’t normally mention something happening five months away, but when there’s a chance to invite you to what will be a terrific small business marketing conference and help you save $200 in the process … well, now you understand why. I’m talking about Learn About Web – Denver, which is scheduled for September 14 […]

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