Archive for June, 2012

New Google Local Search Ranking Factors is Now Available

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on June 11, 2012 0 Comments
New Google Local Search Ranking Factors is Now Available

This is just a quick note for my readers interested in local search that the annual “bible” of local SEO is now available. David Mihm has published the fifth version of the Local Search Rankings Factors, which specifically looks at what it takes to get visibility in Google’s local search results. You can, and should, […]

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Rethinking the Title Tag for 2012 (and beyond)

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on June 11, 2012 21 Comments
Rethinking the Title Tag for 2012 (and beyond)

(Note: This article was aided, in part, by a recent conversation with the inestimable Mike Blumenthal. Thanks, Mike.) Is it time to rethink how we do title tags? (AKA page titles, AKA the Title element in an HTML document) I think so. And maybe you’ll agree after I share why I’m rethinking things myself. First, […]

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Google+ Local Page: Already in Top Ten

Filed in Local Search, SEO by Matt McGee on June 5, 2012 5 Comments
Google+ Local Page: Already in Top Ten

As I was saying about Google+ Local Pages ranking well, there’s this: My wife’s Google+ Local page is already ranking on page one. It has no inbound links that I’m aware of, but I’m gonna give it one now and see what happens over time. I suspect it’ll pass that Active Rain profile soon enough. […]

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Stat of the Week: Less Than Half of Independent Restaurants Have a Website

Filed in Small Biz Marketing, Statistics by Matt McGee on June 1, 2012 4 Comments
Stat of the Week: Less Than Half of Independent Restaurants Have a Website

Can you imagine running a restaurant and not having a website? Especially running an independent website that doesn’t have the marketing muscle that chain restaurants usually have? I found that stat this week in an article on SmartBlogs Food & Beverage that references a study done earlier this year by a company called Restaurant Sciences. […]

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