Archive for July, 2011

July ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Featured, Link Roundups by Matt McGee on July 31, 2011 0 Comments
July ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during July. 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 Featured, Site News by Matt McGee on July 31, 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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Crawlability Issues: My First Article on AMEX Open Forum

Filed in Featured, SEO by Matt McGee on July 28, 2011 0 Comments
Crawlability Issues: My First Article on AMEX Open Forum

Just wanted to pass along a quick note that my first SEO article has been published on the well-known AMEX Open Forum website, a great resource for small business owners. The article covers some basic technical issues that can get in the way of search engine spiders trying to get through a website:

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Welcome TriConf Richland Attendees

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on July 23, 2011 0 Comments
Welcome TriConf Richland Attendees

If you’re reading this while at the Tri-Conf event in Richland, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentations, I mention a bunch of 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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No, Local SEO Isn’t Dead … But It Is a Wee Bit Harder

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on July 22, 2011 17 Comments
No, Local SEO Isn’t Dead … But It Is a Wee Bit Harder

You probably know by now that Google launched a new-look Place Page yesterday. The major changes, as I wrote on Search Engine Land, are a heavy emphasis on Google’s self-sourced reviews and the elimination of citations/references from displaying on Places Pages. Say what?!? No more citations on Place Pages? Yes … but don’t let anyone […]

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Control Your Bing Business Portal Photos with “Key Area” Feature

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on July 20, 2011 5 Comments
Control Your Bing Business Portal Photos with “Key Area” Feature

If you’re in Google Maps and you do a search that will bring up my wife‘s Google Places listing, you’ll see something that’s been frustrating me for a while now: Google clipped the main photo of her so much that it looks likes she’s imitating a prairie dog! It’s terrible:

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