Archive for July, 2012

July ’12: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on July 31, 2012 3 Comments
July ’12: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts that 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 […]

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More Businesses Have Facebook Pages (11m) than Claimed Google+ Local Listings (8m)

Filed in Local Search, Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on July 26, 2012 14 Comments
More Businesses Have Facebook Pages (11m) than Claimed Google+ Local Listings (8m)

I’m not listening in to the Facebook earnings call at the moment, but the tweets and news reports from it are circulating very quickly. One stat that caught my eye came from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who told investors and listeners on the call that 11 million businesses are using Facebook Pages. She also reportedly […]

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Promoted Updates: Foursquare Has Its First Ad Product

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Promoted Updates: Foursquare Has Its First Ad Product

Local businesses will soon have a new way to get visibility on Foursquare via the company’s first real advertisiing product. Promoted Updates are pretty much the same thing as those Local Updates that launched last week. But where Local Updates are organic messages that show up on the Friends’ activity tab, the new Promoted Updates […]

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You Want New SEO Tactics? I Got Your “New” SEO Tactics Right Here

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, SEO by Matt McGee on July 24, 2012 15 Comments
You Want New SEO Tactics? I Got Your “New” SEO Tactics Right Here

Someone posted this question on Yahoo Answers last week: This will go over like a lead balloon, but here’s my reply: There are no new SEO tactics. At least none that are likely to have staying power. Why? Because so much SEO over the past couple years has been a race to the bottom, a […]

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Coming Soon: Blog Post Relocation

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Coming Soon: Blog Post Relocation

This post is an alert for regular readers, particularly those of you who subscribe via RSS. Starting soon (I hope), and continuing for however long it takes, I will be importing the best articles from Hyperlocal Blogger and posting them here on Small Business Search Marketing. Here’s what I think you need to know: I […]

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Buy Twitter Followers? You’re Not Buying Anyone Who Cares

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on July 19, 2012 9 Comments
Buy Twitter Followers? You’re Not Buying Anyone Who Cares

I touched on the idiocy of buying Facebook fans (or Twitter followers, it’s the same idea) earlier this year. If you do it, you risk looking really stupid. But I have to share this quote from Mitch Joel on the same topic. His blog post will be in the “Best of July” roundup at month’s […]

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