Archive for November, 2012

November ’12: Best Search/Marketing Posts

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

Here’s my roundup of the best search/marketing posts that I found and read during November. 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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Best Time to Publish Blog Posts? Sunday at 2:37 p.m. [Proof]

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on November 29, 2012 11 Comments
Best Time to Publish Blog Posts? Sunday at 2:37 p.m. [Proof]

One of those “this is the best time to publish blog posts” articles (an old one) was making the rounds on Twitter today, and I couldn’t resist the urge to throw cold water on the concept. As I’ve said before, I think the whole concept is a load of crap. It turns out that, just […]

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9 Types Of Local Content to Use on Facebook [Study Data]

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on November 29, 2012 1 Comment
9 Types Of Local Content to Use on Facebook [Study Data]

Targeting local Facebook users? Struggling to get noticed in their newsfeeds? Struggling to get local folks to like, comment and share what you post? This recent NPR study may offer some clues. The Study NPR has been experimenting with five of its radio affiliates in different regions across the U.S. Rather than posting national NPR […]

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Matt’s Unofficial Tips for Pitching to Speak at SMX

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on November 27, 2012 3 Comments
Matt’s Unofficial Tips for Pitching to Speak at SMX

(Disclaimer: As the headline says, this article doesn’t represent an official SMX position. These are my personal thoughts, based on how I like to put a session together and what I like to see in session pitches. Other session coordinators may do things differently, and may not agree with the tips I share below.) In […]

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Why A Website Is More Important Than Facebook & Twitter

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, Social Media, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on November 18, 2012 29 Comments
Why A Website Is More Important Than Facebook & Twitter

I don’t know John Burke, and he’s probably a kind and smart guy, but I don’t think his article does business owners any favors: 6 Reasons Facebook and Twitter Are More Important Than a Website It’s actually the headline I disagree with most, because the rest of the article primarily makes the point that websites […]

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SBSM Mailbag: How & When to Move a Blog from One Domain to Another?

Filed in Blogging, SEO by Matt McGee on November 16, 2012 3 Comments
SBSM Mailbag: How & When to Move a Blog from One Domain to Another?

Chase R. recently emailed with a question about small business blogging: We’re a local business and our main jewelry ecommerce site (www.thediamondstore.com) has been around for quite some time. A little over a year ago when we revised our website, we launched a WordPress blog at a new domain (www.jewelrywiseblog.com). Oops. Well, I’ve been writing […]

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