Archive for May, 2011

May ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on May 31, 2011 1 Comment
May ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during May. 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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Is Google Figuring Out When Many Businesses Share One Address?

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on May 30, 2011 7 Comments
Is Google Figuring Out When Many Businesses Share One Address?

I noticed this a few weeks ago and emailed a couple of the local search chumps about it, then completely failed to blog about it. (Until now. Obviously.) Google has added a little messaging on Place Pages in situations when more than one business shares an an address. It says, as you can see below, […]

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Thank You, Sponsors

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on May 30, 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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Study: Yelp has More Productive, Less Extreme Reviewers

Filed in Featured, Local Search, Statistics by Matt McGee on May 26, 2011 3 Comments
Study: Yelp has More Productive, Less Extreme Reviewers

When it comes to a review profile, balance is key. Having too many 1-star reviews or 5-star reviews isn’t believable. Consumers want to find balance; they want to see the pros and cons side-by-side and make a decision from there. Well, according to a study of online reviews last year, balanced reviews most often come […]

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Facebook, LinkedIn More Popular Among SMBs Than Twitter, Survey Says

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on May 20, 2011 8 Comments
Facebook, LinkedIn More Popular Among SMBs Than Twitter, Survey Says

There are some interesting numbers about small businesses and social media usage in the latest Small Business Happiness Index from VistaPrint. And it’s actually “micro-businesses” that we’re talking about here — those with 10 or fewer employees.

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SEO Interview on Vertical Measures website

Filed in Interviews, SEO by Matt McGee on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
SEO Interview on Vertical Measures website

I think “expert” is a misnomer, but it was fun to answer several SEO questions for Elise Redlin-Cook from Vertical Measures. She posted the interview yesterday: Expert SEO Interview with Matt McGee We talked about Google’s Panda update, fixing bad SEO, the role of social media in SEO and other topics, too. Turned out pretty […]

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