Archive for August, 2012

SBSM Flashback: August 2011

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on August 19, 2012 0 Comments
SBSM Flashback: August 2011

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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4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Have a Blog

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on August 17, 2012 11 Comments
4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Have a Blog

It’s okay to not have a blog. But the benefits of having a blog — a good one — are so dramatic that I can’t imagine why any small business owner would prioritize other social efforts above it. Here are four reasons that small businesses should be blogging. Blogs Show Your Human Side You know […]

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6 Things to Know About the Yelp-Bing Local Data Partnership

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on August 14, 2012 3 Comments
6 Things to Know About the Yelp-Bing Local Data Partnership

Two months ago, Bing and Yelp announced a local content partnership that looks like a win-win for both parties. For Yelp, the deal offers increased exposure and is part of what’s been a pretty great year when you factor in its growing visibility in Apple’s iOS, too. For Bing, which stopped accepting user reviews last […]

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Yelp’s Traffic & Review Count Have Doubled in the Past 18 Months

Filed in Local Search, Statistics by Matt McGee on August 1, 2012 7 Comments
Yelp’s Traffic & Review Count Have Doubled in the Past 18 Months

Yelp announced its latest quarterly earnings today, but rather than the financials, these are the numbers that caught my eye: Cumulative reviews grew 54% year over year to more than 30 million Average monthly unique visitors grew 52% year over year to more than 78 million Both of those numbers are about double what they […]

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