Archive for February, 2010

SBS Flashback: February 2009

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on February 17, 2010 1 Comment
SBS Flashback: February 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. What I Learned About Google Blog Search at […]

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SEO & Local Search Workshop This Week

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 15, 2010 0 Comments
SEO & Local Search Workshop This Week

Time’s just about running out to sign up for Learn About Web, a full-day online marketing workshop being held in Kennewick. (Love close-to-home speaking engagements!) It happens this Thursday, February 18th and the cost is only $99. You can’t beat that. I’ll be doing two presentations — one on my SEO Success Pyramid and one […]

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Explain This: One-Word Searches Up 17% in 2009

Filed in Searcher Behavior, Statistics by Matt McGee on February 12, 2010 22 Comments
Explain This: One-Word Searches Up 17% in 2009

For years, the conventional wisdom has been that searchers are typing longer queries into the search boxes on Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The evidence I’ve seen in the analytics for the four hyperlocal blogs that my wife and I write support that: On our Richland Real Estate blog, for example, seven of the top 10 […]

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Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on February 11, 2010
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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SEO & Social Media Workshop – Next Week in Tri-Cities

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 8, 2010 1 Comment
SEO & Social Media Workshop – Next Week in Tri-Cities

If you’re in the Tri-Cities area, Spokane, Seattle, or even Portland, I hope you’re making plans to come out to Learn About Web next week in Kennewick. It’s happening on February 18th, and you can use code LAW0208 to register for only $89 through Friday. I’ll be giving a presentation on my SEO Success Pyramid […]

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How to Choose the Right Category in Google’s Local Listings

Filed in Local Search, SEO & Web Tools by Matt McGee on February 8, 2010 1 Comment
How to Choose the Right Category in Google’s Local Listings

One of the most important things a small business can do with its listing in the Google Local Business Center is choose the right category(ies). In fact, “Associating LBL w/Proper Categories” scored very highly in last year’s Local Search Ranking Factors survey (see image at right). Mike Blumenthal, aka Professor Maps, has just released a […]

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