Archive for August, 2012

Business.txt Looks Like a Great Idea for Local Visibility

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on August 31, 2012 7 Comments
Business.txt Looks Like a Great Idea for Local Visibility

Wouldn’t it be great for small business owners if, rather than having to seek out and manage their business listings on dozens of local directories, they could manage that information solely on their own websites? That’s what Business.txt would do, and it seems to me like a great idea. It was proposed a few days […]

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Best. Facebook Page. Ever.

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on August 29, 2012 4 Comments
Best. Facebook Page. Ever.

Sometimes parody can be a great teaching tool. Don’t miss the Condescending Corporate Brand Page for a steady stream of reminders of how not to be annoying with your Facebook Page. Brilliant. I love it.

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Blog SEO: How to Optimize Your Posts

Filed in Blogging, SEO by Matt McGee on August 28, 2012 10 Comments
Blog SEO: How to Optimize Your Posts

(This is the third of a five-part series about blog SEO. This series was published two years ago on HyperlocalBlogger.com with an emphasis on local blogs, but has been updated and rewritten for publishing now.) In the first two articles of this series, we’ve introduced SEO and covered some of the most important SEO decisions […]

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Getting Started with SEO & Small Business Blogs

Filed in Blogging, SEO by Matt McGee on August 23, 2012 5 Comments
Getting Started with SEO & Small Business Blogs

(This is the second of a five-part series about blog SEO. This series was published two years ago on HyperlocalBlogger.com with an emphasis on local blogs, but has been updated and rewritten for publishing now.) One of the common mistakes business owners make is waiting until after their web site is developed and launched to […]

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Facebook Most Effective Social Marketing Channel for SMBs (But They Want Social Media Help)

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on August 21, 2012 2 Comments
Facebook Most Effective Social Marketing Channel for SMBs (But They Want Social Media Help)

Facebook is overwhelmingly the most effective social media marketing channel for small businesses, with exponentially more saying it’s better than Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and all other social networks. The numbers come from the Constant Contact Small Business Pulse survey, which had replies from 728 small business and non-profit participants in April-May 2012. To get a […]

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SEO for Small Business Blogs: Introduction

Filed in Blogging, SEO by Matt McGee on August 21, 2012 3 Comments
SEO for Small Business Blogs: Introduction

(This is the first of a five-part series about blog SEO. This series was published two years ago on HyperlocalBlogger.com with an emphasis on local blogs, but has been updated and rewritten for publishing now.) Most SEO basics are the same from one site to the next and one industry to the next. Optimizing page […]

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