Archive for July, 2009

Update: Citysearch & Free Business Listings

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on July 30, 2009 12 Comments
Update: Citysearch & Free Business Listings

UPDATE: For the latest information, please see: Citysearch Brings Back Free Business Listings, Adds Twitter ———— My post earlier this week about Citysearch no longer accepting free business listings has generated a lot of comments, and more importantly, also generated a response from Citysearch itself. I’ve traded a couple emails and had a chat with […]

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Citysearch Kills Free Business Listings

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on July 28, 2009
Citysearch Kills Free Business Listings

UPDATE: Citysearch has reinstated free business listings. Please see this post for details: Citysearch Brings Back Free Business Listings, Adds Twitter. ——————– I’ve spent the past two months trying to get an answer from Citysearch to a very simple question: Where on your web site can a small business submit a free listing? The lack […]

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Twitter’s Own Guide for Small Business

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on July 23, 2009 6 Comments
Twitter’s Own Guide for Small Business

You’ve probably read several Twitter guides for small business, but you’ve never read one that came from straight from Twitter itself. You can now. Twitter has published a phenomenally good tutorial that any business, small or big, can use to learn how best to use Twitter for marketing and growing your business. Here it is: […]

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Yahoo’s Newspaper Ad Program in My Hometown

Filed in SEM, Yahoo by Matt McGee on July 22, 2009 3 Comments
Yahoo’s Newspaper Ad Program in My Hometown

Couldn’t help but notice and pay attention when I saw these ads running in the Tri-City Herald this week. These are ads promoting the fact that my local paper (part of the McClatchy Group) is now part of the Yahoo Newspaper Consortium. I wrote on SEL a couple months ago about the success of this […]

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Twitter Tips for Small Business

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on July 17, 2009 6 Comments
Twitter Tips for Small Business

Little secret: A couple weeks ago I started writing a small business Twitter guide. It’s not finished yet, and now I’m not sure I even need to finish it. 🙂 Over on Small Business Trends yesterday, Anita Campbell collected tips and hints from her readers and published: 137 Small Business Twitter Tips It’s a free […]

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SBS Flashback: July 2008

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on July 17, 2009 2 Comments
SBS Flashback: July 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. GroupThink: You Have One Page to Optimize… Why […]

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