Archive for March, 2010

March ’10: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on March 31, 2010 3 Comments
March ’10: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during March. 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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Personal Note: 1- and 2-Hour Consulting Blocks Now Available

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on March 29, 2010 0 Comments
Personal Note: 1- and 2-Hour Consulting Blocks Now Available

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging to share a small announcement: I’m now offering consulting services in one- and two-hour blocks of time. I hope this is helpful for the business owner who doesn’t need (or can’t afford) a larger, more traditional marketing campaign. Here’s how it works:

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SEO Madness 2010 update

Filed in Off-Topic by Matt McGee on March 28, 2010 3 Comments
SEO Madness 2010 update

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is down to the final four teams, and our “SEO Madness” contest is still up for grabs. Frankly, with all the upsets this year, the contest looks like a wasteland of poor prognostication … but someone has to win, so we march on. As we head towards Final Four weekend, […]

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Warning: Don’t Use Google Maps Service/Home Business Tools Yet

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on March 24, 2010 26 Comments
Warning: Don’t Use Google Maps Service/Home Business Tools Yet

Post-edit: Google has contacted me to explain that this problem is NOT related to the new Service Areas feature that’s being tested. Please scroll down for a full explanation. If you’re a small business owner or a marketer with small business clients using Google Maps’ Local Business Center, a warning: Do not use the new […]

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Google LBC Adds Tools for Service/Home Businesses

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on March 24, 2010 5 Comments
Google LBC Adds Tools for Service/Home Businesses

We’ve talked before about the failure of Google’s Local Business Center to provide a way for service-based and home-based businesses to use Google Maps without … well, cheating. A couple weeks ago at SMX West, Google’s Carter Maslan was asked about solving this problem and he said … “I don’t want to say ‘hold your […]

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Afraid of Blogging? Read This

Filed in Blogging by Matt McGee on March 23, 2010 1 Comment
Afraid of Blogging? Read This

I know a very talented writer who has a blog, but admits to being afraid of blogging. I’ll be sharing these links with that person, and thought I’d post them here since there’s bound to be more people out there in the same boat. At Remarkablogger, Michael Martine has finished a three-part series about overcoming […]

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