Archive for April, 2011

Happy Birthday to Small Business Search Marketing

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on April 18, 2011 8 Comments
Happy Birthday to Small Business Search Marketing

Five years ago, I was an introvert who was very happy to keep to myself and fly under the radar, providing SEO and web design to a bunch of local clients here in Tri-Cities, Washington. I’d never attended a search marketing conference. I was generally happy with my lot in life, but had a feeling […]

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In 2011, Online Success Is As Simple As This

In 2011, Online Success Is As Simple As This

Online success is not rocket science. If anyone tries to tell you that it’s complicated, ignore them. Whether you’re selling products online or generating leads for your service, success is as simple as this:

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SBSM Flashback: April 2010

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on April 17, 2011 0 Comments
SBSM Flashback: April 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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Complete Guide to Bing’s New Local Business Portal

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on April 12, 2011
Complete Guide to Bing’s New Local Business Portal

Bing’s local search tools and features don’t get a lot of airplay compared to Google, but that could – and should — change after today’s launch of an entirely new local listings tool for business owners. It’s called the Bing Business Portal and it has some features that should make Google Places green with envy.

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Use Question-Based Keyword Research for Blog Content Ideas

Filed in Blogging, Featured by Matt McGee on April 5, 2011 5 Comments
Use Question-Based Keyword Research for Blog Content Ideas

If one of my clients is a blogger, I always make sure to use two “keyword question” tools to help generate ideas for new blog content. While we tend to think that almost everyone uses Google or Bing to search for short phrases (like “bike store Columbus” or “repair a bike”), the truth is that […]

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March ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Featured, Link Roundups by Matt McGee on April 1, 2011 5 Comments
March ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during March. 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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