Archive for August, 2011

August ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

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

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during August. 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 August 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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Google Adds Place Editor to Maps Home Page

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on August 26, 2011 3 Comments
Google Adds Place Editor to Maps Home Page

I don’t know if I’m opted-in to some kind of small test or not, but there’s a new feature showing up on the Google Maps home page today: A small message/tool in the bottom left of the screen that asks me to help edit “places you might know.” Here’s what it looks like:

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Not Just Reviews … Now They’re “Google Reviews”

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on August 26, 2011 8 Comments
Not Just Reviews … Now They’re “Google Reviews”

If you had any doubt that Google is firmly in the local reviews business and has every intention of owning that space, consider this small change to the local/Places search results. They’re not just “reviews” anymore … now they’re “Google reviews.”

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Here’s Why You Should Be Careful About Twitter User Photo Galleries

Filed in Featured, Social Media by Matt McGee on August 22, 2011 9 Comments
Here’s Why You Should Be Careful About Twitter User Photo Galleries

With Twitter starting to add user photo galleries today, small business owners on Twitter may want to be even more prudent than normal about what photos they share and retweet via the company Twitter account. This new feature is extremely prominent on profile pages and might cause some problems depending on what shows up there.

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Don’t Get To The Point Where You Need to “Reclaim” Your Blog

Filed in Blogging, Social Media by Matt McGee on August 19, 2011 4 Comments
Don’t Get To The Point Where You Need to “Reclaim” Your Blog

Hugh Macleod of gapingvoid fame wrote a blog post that’s making the rounds today, and there’s a quick lesson in it for small businesses: Don’t get to the same point that he did.

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