Archive for December, 2009

Need a Last-Minute Gift for Your Boss?

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on December 23, 2009 3 Comments
Need a Last-Minute Gift for Your Boss?

Bosses and co-workers can be tough to shop for, so allow me to make a potentially helpful gift suggestion: My How to SEO Your Site in 60 Minutes e-book. At $25, it’s the perfect price point. And here’s what a couple buyers have shared as feedback: “Lots of excellent tips on making site’s SEO friendly. […]

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Recently on Hyperlocal Blogger

Filed in Blogging by Matt McGee on December 23, 2009 0 Comments
Recently on Hyperlocal Blogger

In addition to this blog, I also write Hyperlocal Blogger, a site dedicated to tips and discussion for local bloggers. If you’re a small/local business owner trying to reach your local community, blogging can be a great way to create content that interests potential customers. Here’s a recap of some recent posts on Hyperlocal Blogger: […]

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10 Creative Ways Businesses Used Twitter in 2009

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, Social Media by Matt McGee on December 22, 2009 13 Comments
10 Creative Ways Businesses Used Twitter in 2009

I’ve been following Twitter success stories as much as possible this year, and it’s been eye-opening to see all the different ways businesses are using Twitter to promote their products and services. The following is a collection of just some of the unique ways businesses have used Twitter in 2009. No doubt there’ll be many […]

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SBS Flashback: December 2008

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on December 16, 2009 1 Comment
SBS Flashback: December 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. Business Blogging is a Good Idea, Stats Be […]

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You’re a Favorite Place? Now Promote It

Filed in Local Search, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on December 15, 2009 15 Comments
You’re a Favorite Place? Now Promote It

Awards and recognition are great … but other than putting a smile on your face and a spring in your step, most honors don’t amount to much for a company’s bottom line. Unless you promote it. If you’ve been recognized by Google as a “favorite place”, now’s the time to start promoting it. And I […]

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Google’s Favorite Places Discriminates Against Some Local Businesses

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on December 9, 2009 19 Comments
Google’s Favorite Places Discriminates Against Some Local Businesses

That’s one of my recent tweets, inspired by seeing early reports of local businesses getting their “Favorite Place” decals from Google. It’s also inspired, I suppose, by a bit of envy … because my wife, a real estate agent, is probably not going to be honored like these other local business owners are. In fact, […]

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