Archive for August, 2009

August ’09: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on August 31, 2009 9 Comments
August ’09: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during August. 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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Google: A 3.5 Star Company

Filed in Google, Yahoo by Matt McGee on August 28, 2009 6 Comments
Google: A 3.5 Star Company

Google Maps users have spoken and the verdict is clear: They say Google is a 3.5 star company. I’ve looked at Google’s local business listing many times before, but don’t think I ever noticed so many reviews until today. I’m sure they’ve been there; I just wasn’t noticing them. After years of looking at the […]

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Old School Real Estate Online Marketing

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on August 26, 2009 12 Comments
Old School Real Estate Online Marketing

The National Assn. of Realtors says that 84% of home buyers in 2009 use the Internet to search for homes. It wasn’t always this way. Back in the day, early adopter real estate agencies not only had to market themselves online, but they also had to convince buyers to get online, too. That ad is […]

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Me and Seth are BFFs (AKA, Two Tips for Small Businesses)

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on August 26, 2009 5 Comments
Me and Seth are BFFs (AKA, Two Tips for Small Businesses)

A couple weeks ago I received an email asking me to share a couple tips for small business owners. The premise was that I’d be contributing to an article on the American Express OPEN Forum (a small business community, for those who don’t know about it) featuring advice from “the top small business bloggers.” Not […]

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What Social Media is All About

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on August 22, 2009 7 Comments
What Social Media is All About

I try to take a measured approach to most things, and this video borders on being too over-the-top for my tastes (Industrial Revolution analogy? Really?) … but I think it’s still worth posting. Hopefully you agree. And hopefully you haven’t seen it yet – lots of buzz surrounding this recently. And how nice of YouTube […]

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SMN Webcast Recap: Local Business Listings

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on August 20, 2009 12 Comments
SMN Webcast Recap: Local Business Listings

On Wednesday, I joined what I expect was a pretty big online crowd for a Search Marketing Now webcast, Local Business Listings: Straight Talk With the Data Providers. It covered an important area of local search — a business owner’s listings with the companies that share data with major search engines, major local directories and […]

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