Archive for May, 2009

Two More Small Businesses Making Twitter Work

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on May 20, 2009 4 Comments
Two More Small Businesses Making Twitter Work

I’m a little bit late on this, but better late than never. AdAge ran a good article on Monday profiling two small/local businesses that have figured out how to make Twitter work for their bottom line. One is Chicago’s Berry Chill, a yogurt shop in Chicago that tweets via its mascot, YogiJones. The other is […]

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This Explains My Recent Health Problems

Filed in Interviews by Matt McGee on May 19, 2009 4 Comments
This Explains My Recent Health Problems

At the ad:tech conference last month, I had the pleasure of doing another interview with Abby Johnson of WebProNews — this one was about local search, about Google showing local results on non-local searches, and even about news search a bit, too. Coincidentally, my right shoulder has been bothering me for some time now. I […]

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Now I’ve Seen Everything in Local Search

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on May 18, 2009 15 Comments
Now I’ve Seen Everything in Local Search

Have a look at what I came across while poking around on some local search queries last night: That’s a search for “seattle italian restaurant” and, nope, I’ve never seen a TinyURL link used in a local business listing on Google (or any search engine, for that matter). This isn’t Google’s doing — the business […]

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Sell Your Blog on Kindle

Filed in Blogging by Matt McGee on May 17, 2009 0 Comments
Sell Your Blog on Kindle

I don’t know how many Kindle users there are, and I don’t know what percentage of them own a Kindle so they can read blogs. And of that group, I don’t know what percentage of them want to read a blog about small business search marketing on their Kindle. But I do know that, when […]

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Minor Change for Feed Subscribers

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on May 11, 2009 5 Comments
Minor Change for Feed Subscribers

Quick note: If you get the Small Business Search Marketing feed, no longer will it include a once-a-day recap of URLs that I’ve bookmarked on delicious.com. My wife will be exceptionally pleased with this change because she’s always been disappointed when she sees what looks like a new post in her feed reader, then clicks […]

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Authority FTW: Blog Posts in Google Universal Search

Filed in Blogging, Google by Matt McGee on May 8, 2009 6 Comments
Authority FTW: Blog Posts in Google Universal Search

Blog search is supposed to be about freshness and timeliness, at least to some degree. That’s why we have blog search engines like Technorati, and why Google has a separate blogs-only search engine. Blog content is supposed to be a little different, a little more focused on what’s going on now. But when it comes […]

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