Archive for December, 2010

4 Creative Twitter Uses in 2010

Filed in Featured, MY BEST POSTS, Social Media by Matt McGee on December 30, 2010 10 Comments
4 Creative Twitter Uses in 2010

I know that Facebook has all the buzz and momentum, but I’m still very bullish on Twitter as a small business marketing tool. And I think there’s no better way to learn to use Twitter effectively than to see how other small businesses are using it. At this time last year, I shared 10 Creative […]

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Foursquare Adds URL, Description to Business Profile Pages

Filed in Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on December 14, 2010 4 Comments
Foursquare Adds URL, Description to Business Profile Pages

If your business has (or should have) a business profile page on Foursquare, it’s more important now than ever — from both an SEO and reputation perspective — to claim that page and stake control over it. Because, as the About Foursquare blog has posted, those pages now include fields for your web site URL […]

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Google Places Isn’t Testing New Layouts … Get Used to Variety

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on December 10, 2010 13 Comments
Google Places Isn’t Testing New Layouts … Get Used to Variety

I bet you’ve seen a lot of different ways that Google is displaying local search results as part of the new Google Places search product, right? And if you’re like me, you’ve thought, Wow, they’re still testing some pretty odd layouts for local search results…, right? Well, no. We’re both wrong. I sent the following […]

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SEO Success Pyramid … in Hungarian

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on December 8, 2010 1 Comment
SEO Success Pyramid … in Hungarian

I don’t know how many readers I have who also read/speak Hungarian, but in the event you’re out there, please check out a Hungarian translation of my SEO Success Pyramid as done (with permission) by Laszlo Lange: Internetes Piramis (Hungarian translation) The pyramid has also been translated (by permission) into Italian, Spanish, German, and Dutch. […]

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3 Misconceptions About Google Places & SEO

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on December 8, 2010 22 Comments
3 Misconceptions About Google Places & SEO

Countless articles have been written about Google’s recent overhaul of how it displays local search results; and I feel like I’ve read most of them. Along the way, I’ve come across a few of what I’d call misconceptions about Google’s changes and how they impact both the search results and how small/local businesses should adjust […]

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Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Featured, Site News by Matt McGee on December 2, 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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