Archive for August, 2010

August ’10: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Featured, Link Roundups by Matt McGee on August 31, 2010 4 Comments
August ’10: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during August. 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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Facebook Places a Week Later: Using It?

Filed in Featured, Local Search, Social Media by Matt McGee on August 26, 2010 14 Comments
Facebook Places a Week Later: Using It?

It’s been a week … well, nine days to be exact … since the launch of Facebook Places. Are you using it? Do you know anyone who is? In many cases, the survival of a new product, tool, web site, or whatever, depends on how much adoption comes from the early adopter crowd: tech lovers, […]

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Business Blogging on the Rise

Filed in Blogging, Statistics by Matt McGee on August 20, 2010 3 Comments
Business Blogging on the Rise

Quick piece of news from eMarketer a couple days ago: The number of companies using blogs for marketing purposes is on the rise. eMarketer says about 1/3rd of U.S. companies have blogs right now, but as many as 43% could be blogging in just two years.

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7 Questions Small Businesses Should Be Asking

Filed in Featured, MY BEST POSTS, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on August 19, 2010 19 Comments
7 Questions Small Businesses Should Be Asking

Most articles on SEO and marketing blogs are all about answers. This one’s all about questions — seven questions that all small business owners should be asking about their online marketing strategies, tactics, and results. If I missed an important question or two, help me make this article better by adding it in the comments.

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SBS Flashback: August 2009

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on August 17, 2010 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: August 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.

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Twitter: Where the Influencers Are

Filed in Featured, Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on August 11, 2010 3 Comments
Twitter: Where the Influencers Are

You’ve heard this before: Connect with people who have influence. That’s one of the basics of online marketing. To grow your brand, sales, revenues, reach, etc., you need to reach and connect with people who have influence. But where are these people? You can scour blogs for them. You can scour YouTube for them. Or […]

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