Archive for February, 2011

February ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on February 28, 2011 4 Comments
February ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during February. 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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Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
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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Google Tweaks Guidelines on Soliciting Reviews … But Is It Enough?

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 27, 2011 26 Comments
Google Tweaks Guidelines on Soliciting Reviews … But Is It Enough?

Google recently rewrote its guidelines on review solicitation and significantly narrowed what it considers to be inappropriate tactics for getting reviews. The change is very recent, and appears to be related to Google’s own promotion of HotPot in the Portland, Oregon market a couple months ago. But I can’t help wondering if another rewrite is […]

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Welcome GetListed Local University – Spokane Attendees

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Welcome GetListed Local University – Spokane Attendees

If you’re reading this while at the GetListed Local University workshop, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentation, I mention a couple dozen web sites, articles, and other links that you may not have had time to jot down while I was speaking. If that’s the case, here are all […]

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Welcome SearchFest 2011 Attendees

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on February 23, 2011 0 Comments
Welcome SearchFest 2011 Attendees

If you’re reading this while at the SearchFest event in Portland, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentation, I mention a couple dozen web sites, articles, and other links that you may not have had time to jot down while I was speaking. If that’s the case, here are all […]

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Welcome GetListed Local University – Portland Attendees

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on February 22, 2011 1 Comment
Welcome GetListed Local University – Portland Attendees

If you’re reading this while at the GetListed Local University workshop, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentation, I mention a couple dozen web sites, articles, and other links that you may not have had time to jot down while I was speaking. If that’s the case, here are all […]

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