Archive for July, 2009

When Social Media & PR Matters More Than SEO

When Social Media & PR Matters More Than SEO

I’ve been contacted twice in the last three months by small business owners looking for SEO help — but needing PR and social media a lot more than SEO. In both cases, the companies offered what I’d call fairly innovative products and services. The problem is that no one would ever think to use Google, […]

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Google’s Gadget is Great, But Not for Local SEO

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on July 7, 2009 10 Comments
Google’s Gadget is Great, But Not for Local SEO

Google has a new gadget/widget that any webmaster can embed onto a web page so users can easily get directions from their location to your small business. If, for example, you were planning to drive to Kennewick for a meeting with my wife to talk about the great Tri-Cities real estate market and the joy […]

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Transcript: Twitter Chat on SEM

Filed in SEM by Matt McGee on July 3, 2009 3 Comments
Transcript: Twitter Chat on SEM

A couple Tuesdays ago, I had the pleasure of being one of the guests (along with Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends) during an hour-long Twitter chat about small businesses and search engine marketing. It was my first time ever in such a chat, whether as a guest or attendee, and it was a real […]

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Yahoo Answers: No Links for New Folks

Filed in Social Media, Yahoo by Matt McGee on July 1, 2009 16 Comments
Yahoo Answers: No Links for New Folks

If you’re a small business owner that’s following my advice (or anyone’s) about marketing on Yahoo Answers, things just got a little more difficult today. Yahoo says that Level 1 users will no longer be able to include active links in their answers. You can still include a URL, but it won’t appear as an […]

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June ’09: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on July 1, 2009 1 Comment
June ’09: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during June. If you’re new to this blog, this is a monthly feature that began way back in 2007. You can find earlier “Best Of”s for each month in the archives: 2008 Best Posts and 2007 Best Posts. I never include my own […]

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