Archive for January, 2011

SBSM Flashback: January 2010

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on January 16, 2011 0 Comments
SBSM Flashback: January 2010

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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5 WordPress Plugins To Help Keep Your Blog Secure

Filed in Blogging, Featured by Matt McGee on January 14, 2011 8 Comments
5 WordPress Plugins To Help Keep Your Blog Secure

To be clear: I am not a blog/website security expert. Far from it. Oh, you’re not, either? Perfect. Let’s share what we know and make each other smarter. Deal? I’ll go first. Here’s a list of five WordPress plugins that I always install on new blogs to help secure the blog and keep the bad […]

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Foursquare Finally Finishes Features for Businesses

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on January 11, 2011 0 Comments
Foursquare Finally Finishes Features for Businesses

(Almost had a perfect alliteration there, eh?) This is good to see: Foursquare for Business. It’s a new and much-improved content section to teach businesses what Foursquare is and how to use it to connect with customers. I still believe Foursquare has some serious limitations in terms of who might be able to leverage it […]

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SEMMY Awards Status Report

Filed in SEMMY Awards by Matt McGee on January 9, 2011 4 Comments
SEMMY Awards Status Report

Right about this time of year is when there are usually several announcements related to the annual SEMMY Awards. You may have noticed no such announcements this year, and in the event you’re curious to learn why, here’s what’s going on.

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Yelp Surpasses 15 Million Reviews, 41 Million Monthly Visitors

Filed in Featured, Local Search, Statistics by Matt McGee on January 5, 2011 6 Comments
Yelp Surpasses 15 Million Reviews, 41 Million Monthly Visitors

Yelp just used its Twitter account to share year-end stats on its traffic, review quantity, and other stats about its users and how they use Yelp. The big number to me? Yelp says it now has more than 15 million reviews. Have a look:

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2010: My Blogging Year-in-Review

Filed in Blogging, Featured, Site News by Matt McGee on January 4, 2011 6 Comments
2010: My Blogging Year-in-Review

I’m a believer in learning from the past, and that’s why I post annual review of what happened here on Small Business Search Marketing for anyone who wants to read. Actually, it’s mainly posted for me — sort of a bookmark of my progress as a blogger, audience builder, and so forth. As always, I’ve […]

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