Archive for November, 2009

SearchFest 2010 = Amazing Value

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on November 19, 2009 1 Comment
SearchFest 2010 = Amazing Value

I know it’s not happening for another four months or so, but SEMpdx is already offering early-early-early-bird registration for the 2010 edition of their annual SearchFest conference. The event is scheduled for March 9, 2010, at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland, and you can register now for only $139. SEMpdx is selling a limited […]

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Cheap SEO is Cheap SEO

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on November 13, 2009 15 Comments
Cheap SEO is Cheap SEO

Dear small business owners, Please promise me that if you ever get this same email that I got, you’ll have a hearty laugh and then hit the DELETE button: Hi: Affordable SEO services starting. 50 Social Bookmarking Your sites are bookmarked on 50 different sets(PR 4+). Completion Time: ~3 Days $5.00 100 High PR Directory […]

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One Less Reputation Management Tool

Filed in Reputation Mgmt. by Matt McGee on November 11, 2009 2 Comments
One Less Reputation Management Tool

With Technorati in the midst of a major re-launch, it looks like we’ve lost one small-but-important reputation management tools: the ability to subscribe to keyword-based RSS feeds from Technorati’s blog database. For ages, I’ve had Technorati RSS feeds setup for searches on my name and on “small business sem,” which is how many people refer […]

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Report: SMBs Need to Spend Money to Make Money

Filed in Small Biz Marketing, Statistics by Matt McGee on November 11, 2009 3 Comments
Report: SMBs Need to Spend Money to Make Money

Emarketer recapped an interesting report about the relationship between money spent on marketing and expected revenues. From the eMarketer article: According to the “Small Business Marketing Health Check” report from Hurwitz & Associates, there is a correlation between small businesses that are doing well and greater marketing spending. Almost two-thirds of small businesses that expected […]

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SBS Mailbag: Is it too late for holiday SEO?

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on November 10, 2009 8 Comments
SBS Mailbag: Is it too late for holiday SEO?

It’s been forever since I’ve done a mailbag post, but Christine sent in a great email that’s very timely with the holidays approaching already upon us. She’s asking about doing SEO and the timing of trying to optimize for holiday-related terms. Christine sent this email within the last week, and the clock is ticking. I […]

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Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on November 7, 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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