Archive for October, 2011

Will Google Think I’m a “Scraper”?

Filed in Blogging, Featured, SEO by Matt McGee on October 12, 2011 8 Comments
Will Google Think I’m a “Scraper”?

About six weeks ago, Google put webmasters on alert about more upcoming changes to how it fights spam. Specifically, Google asked for help in identifying “scraper” sites — sites that copy content from somewhere else and republish it on their own site. I wrote about this on Search Engine Land and, in the comments there, […]

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GetListed.org Local University: Next Stop, Western NY

Filed in Conferences/Educ., Featured by Matt McGee on October 9, 2011 1 Comment
GetListed.org Local University: Next Stop, Western NY

The next stop for GetListed.org’s Local University is less than a month away, and it’s also likely to be the last stop of the 2011 calendar year. We’ll be in Western New York on November 1st and you can read on for details of a $40 discount code good for either morning or afternoon session.

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Bing Business Portal Continues to Grow

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on October 7, 2011 7 Comments
Bing Business Portal Continues to Grow

The Bing Business Portal was already pretty impressive when it launched back in the spring, and Bing has recently rolled out a series of updates and new features that only make it more impressive — not only for online marketing, but also for offline, too.

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“Fix A Problem” – Google Places’ Latest Attempt at DIY Customer Service

Filed in Featured, Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on October 3, 2011 10 Comments
“Fix A Problem” – Google Places’ Latest Attempt at DIY Customer Service

Both the Google Places help forum and the Google Places help website are pretty difficult to use (that’s putting it mildly in some cases). The Help forum can often be a black hole where no help is found, and the help website can be extremely difficult to navigate. Perhaps those are part of the reasons […]

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Two Must-Reads About Blogging

Filed in Blogging, Featured by Matt McGee on October 3, 2011 2 Comments
Two Must-Reads About Blogging

I hate when this happens: My monthly recap for the previous month has already been published when I find a really great article that should’ve made the cut. That just happened this weekend … twice! There are two articles about blogging that are so good they deserve a special “Hey, go read these!” post … […]

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September ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Featured, Link Roundups by Matt McGee on October 1, 2011 3 Comments
September ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts

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