Archive for August, 2009

Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on August 18, 2009
Thank You, Sponsors

Every once in a while I like to give a shout out to the sponsors who are supporting me and this blog. These are companies that value you, my readers, enough to want to have their names in front of your eyes. I hope you’ll read their messages below and, if interested, click through to […]

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Blog Benefits: Traffic, Links, and Indexed Pages

Filed in Blogging by Matt McGee on August 17, 2009 9 Comments
Blog Benefits: Traffic, Links, and Indexed Pages

The folks at HubSpot did a little digging into their client stats to compare how companies without a blog fare against companies that have a blog. The results, after looking at more than 1,500 companies, are pretty staggering. Companies with a blog have: 55% more visitors 97% more inbound links 434% more indexed pages Blogging […]

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SBS Flashback: August 2008

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on August 17, 2009 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: August 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. What does Google do with all that click-thru […]

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Wanna learn about Local Business Databases/Listings?

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Local Search by Matt McGee on August 16, 2009 3 Comments
Wanna learn about Local Business Databases/Listings?

I’m usually not much into the webcast/webinar scene, but as soon as I hit the ‘publish” button on this post, I’ll be grabbing a spot in a local search webinar that’s coming up this Wednesday: Local Business Listings: Straight Talk With the Data Providers Gib Olander from Localeze, Pankaj Mathur from InfoUSA, and Jonathan Cohn […]

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Google’s Local Business Dashboard is Borderline Useless

Filed in Google, Local Search, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on August 12, 2009 23 Comments
Google’s Local Business Dashboard is Borderline Useless

I think it’s terrific that Google is showing analytics-style data in the Local Business Center (LBC). This has been available for a couple months now, and I’m glad it’s there. Any idea that gives small businesses more information to understand their online marketing efforts should be commended. But while the idea is great, Google’s execution […]

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Recommended: Learn About Web conference in Denver

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on August 11, 2009 1 Comment
Recommended: Learn About Web conference in Denver

Some of the smartest people in the marketing world — especially small business marketing — will be together in one place next month, and you can be there, too, for about the cost of a Playstation or Xbox. Imagine that: just a couple hundred dollars for a crash course in all facets of online marketing. […]

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