Archive for April, 2009

Google Autofills Photos & Videos in Local Business Profiles

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on April 19, 2009 11 Comments
Google Autofills Photos & Videos in Local Business Profiles

While putting together my local search presentation for ad:tech next week, I came across something I’d not seen before: Google is auto-filling local business profiles with photos and videos pulled in from other web sites. Have a look at this example: On some profiles, I also saw YouTube videos being pulled into a local business […]

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San Francisco Restaurant Gets Twitter

Filed in Small Biz Marketing, Social Media by Matt McGee on April 19, 2009 8 Comments
San Francisco Restaurant Gets Twitter

Luna Park Kitchen & Cocktails in San Francisco just joined Twitter this month, and is already on its way to figuring out how to use Twitter to bring more bodies inside and sell more food/drinks: (Here’s the original tweet.) This is great stuff. I love to see small businesses doing things like this. It’s right […]

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SBS Flashback: April 2008

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on April 16, 2009 1 Comment
SBS Flashback: April 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. Yahoo Answers: 11 Million Answers per Month The […]

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OT: If you emailed me recently, plz resend

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on April 16, 2009 1 Comment
OT: If you emailed me recently, plz resend

This is kinda embarrassing, but here goes: After six years, the hard drive in my Mac desktop machine died on Tuesday afternoon. What’s worse is that, in a fit of laziness, I hadn’t done a backup in two weeks. (Ack!) I lost some recent client work, which has since been redone, and I lost my […]

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Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 3

Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 3

I. Love. This. If you’re still not sure about Twitter’s potential as a small business marketing tool, consider BakerTweet. It’s a tool/system that allows bakeries to send tweets announcing when something yummy, hot, and fresh has just come out of the oven. Subscribers to the bakery’s Twitter feed get the instant alert, and can rush […]

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Tracking Local Traffic in Google Analytics

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on April 12, 2009 1 Comment
Tracking Local Traffic in Google Analytics

I tend to save links for the end-of-month roundup here on SBSM, but this one’s too good to hold that long: Tracking Local Search Traffic with Analytics Martijn Beijk writes a guest post on Mike Blumenthal’s blog that covers how to: 1.) Track URLs in the Local Business Center 2.) Track Local Campaigns using 301 […]

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