Archive for September, 2012

September ’12: Best Search/Marketing Posts

Filed in Link Roundups by Matt McGee on September 30, 2012 1 Comment
September ’12: Best Search/Marketing Posts

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

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Last Call: Advanced Local University Workshop at SMX East

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Last Call: Advanced Local University Workshop at SMX East

There are only a handful of tickets left for GetListed.org’s Local University Advanced next week in New York City. It’s happening on Monday, October 1st, the day before SMX East formally begins. If you’re arriving early for SMX East and need to get up to speed with all of the big changes happening these days […]

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You Only Get One Chance To Be Believable

Filed in Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on September 25, 2012 2 Comments
You Only Get One Chance To Be Believable

This is part of an advertisement that appeared recently in our local newspaper. It’s an insert from a local law firm promoting a presentation on estate planning. Statements like “we have developed a solution for every problem” fly in the face of believability. No company can make claims like that, and no potential customer believes […]

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87 Percent of Small Businesses Say Social Media Helps; I Say That Number Could Be Higher

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on September 20, 2012 5 Comments
87 Percent of Small Businesses Say Social Media Helps; I Say That Number Could Be Higher

Almost nine out of 10 small business reps say social media has been helpful to their business, but other stats in the same survey lead me to think that number could be even higher. The numbers come from a recent Vocus/Duct Tape Marketing survey of 400 decision makers at small- and medium-sized business and organizations. […]

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Speaking Opportunities at SMX Social Media (Las Vegas)

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
Speaking Opportunities at SMX Social Media (Las Vegas)

I’m coordinating two sessions at SMX Social Media this December in Las Vegas: Traffic Boosting Twitter Tactics Blow Me Away Blogging Just wanted to get this post out there as a reminder that we’re accepting speaking pitches right now, because I’m pretty sure there are some excellent bloggers and Twitter marketers/users that read this blog. […]

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Survey: 35 Percent of Small Biz Owners Don’t Find Value on Facebook

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on September 17, 2012 8 Comments
Survey: 35 Percent of Small Biz Owners Don’t Find Value on Facebook

Although some surveys suggest that Facebook has become the primary way that many small businesses invest in their online presence, there’s still plenty of data out there that suggests Facebook is a mixed bag when it comes to measuring success. Manta just released the results of a survey it did in August of 614 U.S. […]

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