Archive for November, 2010

Cyber Monday Special: How to SEO Your Site E-Book for $15

Filed in Featured, Site News by Matt McGee on November 29, 2010 0 Comments
Cyber Monday Special: How to SEO Your Site E-Book for $15

It’s Cyber Monday and that’s supposed to mean big online discounts for holiday shoppers. I’ve always thought that SEO is one of the best gifts you can give — especially for bosses that are hard to buy for — so I’m going to join in the Cyber Monday fun with a hefty 40% discount on […]

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SBS Flashback: November 2009

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on November 16, 2010 0 Comments
SBS Flashback: November 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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Google Hotpot: Two Primary Implications

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on November 16, 2010 10 Comments
Google Hotpot: Two Primary Implications

Yes, Google’s new “Hotpot” product is a game-changer in local search, but maybe not in the way many think it is. I think it’s more of a game-tweaker on the consumer side. But the implications seem bigger on the industry side, and that’s where I think the game-changing element comes into play. Let me explain….

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Two Weeks Later: Changes in Google Local Traffic

Filed in Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on November 11, 2010 11 Comments
Two Weeks Later: Changes in Google Local Traffic

It’s been two weeks since Google announced its new Places Search display for local searches, and I was somewhat surprised just now when I logged in to Google Analytics and discovered that my wife’s web site has received exactly the same amount of overall Google traffic in the two weeks before and after the big […]

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Local Heatmaps = More to Think About with New Google SERPs

Filed in Featured, Local Search, Searcher Behavior by Matt McGee on November 9, 2010 9 Comments
Local Heatmaps = More to Think About with New Google SERPs

Add this into the mix as you continue to think about the impact of Google’s new local search results display: A heatmap study shows how some searchers interact with local SERPs, and suggests that the map itself doesn’t draw a lot of attention.

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Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Featured, Site News by Matt McGee on November 5, 2010
Thank You, Sponsors

Every month 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 learn more about […]

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