Archive for February, 2011

When Google Review Clippings Go Horribly Wrong

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 17, 2011 17 Comments
When Google Review Clippings Go Horribly Wrong

Google Maps (and other business listing sites) often clip highlights from the user reviews and feature them prominently on a Place Page to give readers a quick sense of the sentiment about that business. Well, from the “You Have To See It To Believe It” Department comes this review clipping that’s showing on the Google […]

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Local University Returns To Spokane … With a New Look

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on February 16, 2011 1 Comment
Local University Returns To Spokane … With a New Look

GetListed.org’s Local University launched a year ago up in Spokane and was a big success. (See some of the feedback here.) We’re headed back there next week for an encore engagement on February 25th — same city, same venue, but a totally different look. More on that below, plus a new discount code for last-minute […]

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SBSM Flashback: February 2010

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
SBSM Flashback: February 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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SearchFest 2011: Jerry Maguire Guide to Social Media

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 11, 2011 3 Comments
SearchFest 2011: Jerry Maguire Guide to Social Media

“The Jerry Maguire Guide to Social Media” is the title of my presentation in a couple weeks at the 2011 SearchFest event in Portland. It’s always been one of my favorite events of the year, and even though I’m planning to cut back on speaking, this is one event I hope to attend year-in and […]

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Do Not Follow This Social Media Advice

Filed in Featured, MY BEST POSTS, Social Media by Matt McGee on February 10, 2011 22 Comments
Do Not Follow This Social Media Advice

I actually feel bad for real estate agents these days. They get bombarded with crap from companies that sell pre-written Facebook status updates and ignorant SEO services. They get bad SEO advice from official channels. And they see something like this on the floor of the National Association of REALTORs conference and expo last year:

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Is Google Giving Mixed Signals on AdWords Helping SEO?

Filed in Featured, Google by Matt McGee on February 2, 2011 10 Comments
Is Google Giving Mixed Signals on AdWords Helping SEO?

Google has repeated innumerable times over the years that using its AdWords paid advertising program doesn’t help with SEO, has no impact on a site’s organic rankings, and is completely separate from SEO and organic rankings. So isn’t this Google ad just a little bit confusing?

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