Archive for October, 2011

October ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

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

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts I found and read during October. 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 October 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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Sometimes, A Simple (Social Media) Reply Is All It Takes

Filed in Featured, Social Media by Matt McGee on October 27, 2011 9 Comments
Sometimes, A Simple (Social Media) Reply Is All It Takes

I think sometimes we make social media marketing too complicated. We have to promote our products on Twitter. What’s our Klout score? We need to get people to interact with us on Facebook. What’s EdgeRank all about? And so on…. But sometimes it’s a lot simpler than that. Sometimes, all it takes to win people […]

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SEO’s Three Stages of Keyword Success

Filed in Featured, MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on October 21, 2011 3 Comments
SEO’s Three Stages of Keyword Success

Small business owners: When you’re just launching a new website and getting started with SEO, it’s okay to feel like you’re walking around in dark cave. You don’t know what’s ahead nor what to expect. And you’re not sure if you’re going in the right direction. And that’s perfectly normal. Over time, though, things will […]

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SBSM Flashback: October 2010

Filed in Featured, Link Roundups by Matt McGee on October 20, 2011 0 Comments
SBSM Flashback: October 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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New OPEN Forum Article: Local / Holiday SEO Tips

Filed in Local Search, SEO by Matt McGee on October 20, 2011 0 Comments
New OPEN Forum Article: Local / Holiday SEO Tips

Quick note that my latest article for the American Express OPEN Forum has just been published: Retail Wonderland: 5 Local Search Optimization Tips For The Holidays In it, I share a handful of ideas for small/local retailers to gain some visibility with holiday shoppers — things like optimizing for local category searches (such as “Topeka […]

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