Archive for June, 2010

Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 6

Filed in Featured, Small Biz Marketing, Social Media by Matt McGee on June 8, 2010 9 Comments
Creative Small Business Marketing, Episode 6

I don’t know if this idea worked, but I love the clever thinking. Even if it didn’t work, the small business owner gets an “A” for effort and creativity. It’s social media marketing with a huge twist. Here’s the story: Guy owns an auto repair shop. Goes to Costco and fills a cart with huge […]

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How Local Search Works in 2010

Filed in Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on June 7, 2010 4 Comments
How Local Search Works in 2010

In light of last week’s post about local SEO, this is pretty much what you call perfect timing: David Mihm has just published the 2010 edition of the Local Search Ranking Factors This year, 34 local search marketers, small business owners, web developers, etc., have contributed thoughts and opinions on what matters most when it […]

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More on Local SEO and San Francisco Bakery results

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on June 2, 2010 2 Comments
More on Local SEO and San Francisco Bakery results

This is just a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post about the vagaries of Local SEO and, specifically, rankings in the all-important Google Maps seven-pack. David Pavlicko has dug a little deeper into the citations of those top seven bakeries, and posted some findings here:

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Why Local SEO is Harder Than SEOs Think

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on June 1, 2010 82 Comments
Why Local SEO is Harder Than SEOs Think

Few things grate on me more than hearing my fellow SEOs talk about how easy local SEO is. There’s less competition! The competition isn’t SEO savvy! Keyword choices are limited! It’s a piece of cake, they say. That’s about as accurate as me saying that traditional SEO is a piece of cake. Sweeping generalizations are […]

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