Archive for January, 2010

GetListed Local University: Spokane is One Week Away

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on January 28, 2010 3 Comments
GetListed Local University: Spokane is One Week Away

The first edition of GetListed.org Local University is just one week away, and I’m looking forward to helping kick off what I think will be a great series of seminars for small/local businesses. This first one is set for next Thursday, February 4th in Spokane. There’ll be two identical half-day seminars. I’ll be speaking about […]

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AT&T: Good Luck with Your Yelp Competitor

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on January 26, 2010 0 Comments
AT&T: Good Luck with Your Yelp Competitor

Does the world need another local business/reviews site? AT&T seems to think so. Forbes says the company is planning to launch a Yelp competitor soon at Buzz.com. If nothing else, it’ll have a great domain name going for it. But, a great domain or not, is any new site going to come along and even […]

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2010 SEMMY Finalists Announced

Filed in SEMMY Awards by Matt McGee on January 25, 2010 1 Comment
2010 SEMMY Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2010 SEMMY Awards were announced this morning on www.semmys.org. Thanks to the 20+ judges who gave their time and energy to reading the nominees and selecting the articles that would make the finals. Public voting is open now in all 17 categories, and will remain open through end-of-day this Friday (January 29). […]

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Inc. Magazine Goes Deep on Yelp

Filed in Local Search, Reputation Mgmt. by Matt McGee on January 19, 2010 7 Comments
Inc. Magazine Goes Deep on Yelp

Inc. Magazine has written what’s probably the deepest article/profile of Yelp that I’ve ever read. It touches all the points you’ve probably read before — how small business owners struggle with its power, how they struggle to deal with poor reviews, how Yelp users sometimes use the site as a tool for vengeance, how Yelp […]

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SBS Flashback: January 2009

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on January 17, 2010 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: January 2009

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. Hey Google: Not Having an XML Sitemap is […]

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Alerts on Place Pages? I Want More From Google

Filed in Google, Local Search, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on January 14, 2010 2 Comments
Alerts on Place Pages? I Want More From Google

Here’s the latest addition to Google’s Local Business Center: a tool to add alerts/updates to your Google Maps Place Page. The widget you see here is only available to businesses that have claimed their listing in the Local Business Center; this update window appears in the upper right of the “View Reports” page. It lets […]

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