Archive for February, 2010

February ’10: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on February 28, 2010 3 Comments
February ’10: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during February. 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 Link Roundups category archive. I never include my own posts in these end-of-month […]

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More Small Businesses Using Social Media

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on February 24, 2010 6 Comments
More Small Businesses Using Social Media

MIssed this when it came out a week or so ago, but it’s worth posting about after the fact a bit. The Small Business Success Index reports that social media adoption among small businesses has doubled from 12% to 24% in the past year. From reading the release, I gather that “adoption” means a business […]

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How Google’s Algorithm Works

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on February 23, 2010 4 Comments
How Google’s Algorithm Works

I sometimes struggle to explain Google’s ranking algorithm to small business owners. I just tried last week during a workshop here in my hometown, and I’m not sure if I did a good job. But fortunately there are other resources out there that do a better job than me. One is this new article from […]

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Anyone Wanna be Reviewed on Bing?

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 21, 2010 2 Comments
Anyone Wanna be Reviewed on Bing?

Here’s a screenshot that the folks in Redmond won’t like: How about that? “Results 1-3 of 3 for review us on bing“. And yes, you’ll get a lot more results if you try that search using Google, Yahoo, or Yelp. Bing might be gaining search share, but it’s way behind on having SMB’s asking customers […]

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How Long Should a Blog Post Be?

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on February 18, 2010
How Long Should a Blog Post Be?

This is one of the most common questions small business owners and new bloggers ask. Blogging is uncharted territory. What should I write about? How often do I need to write? How long should a blog post be? Good questions all, but I’m focusing on the last one in this post. First, though, I need […]

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Welcome Learn About Web Attendees

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 18, 2010 0 Comments
Welcome Learn About Web Attendees

If you’re reading this during or after the Learn About Web workshop in Kennewick, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentations, I mention a couple dozen web sites, articles, and other links that you may not have had time to jot down while I was speaking. If that’s the case, […]

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