Archive for December, 2012

My Best Articles of 2012

Filed in Link Roundups, Site News by Matt McGee on December 31, 2012 4 Comments
My Best Articles of 2012

“Best” is such a subjective term. Says who? Determined how? Depending on the nature and goals of your blog, there are a few different ways you could determine the “best” articles. I’m not really selling anything here and don’t bother tracking conversions through to the How to SEO Your Site ebook page, nor to the […]

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Why Local Blogging Works

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on December 26, 2012 4 Comments
Why Local Blogging Works

Blogging is great, but does local blogging also work? If you’re a small/local business owner, that’s a smart question to ask if you’re thinking about using a local blog as a marketing tool. Note: I’m using the term “local blog” to refer to a blog where the main focus is local content. Real estate agents, […]

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Here’s Why I Think Foursquare Can Be a Major Local Search Player

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on December 19, 2012 8 Comments
Here’s Why I Think Foursquare Can Be a Major Local Search Player

Imagine if Google re-ranked local businesses based on the time of day that the businesses are most popular with their customers… Google does a lot of customization of search results, mostly based on what you search for, what you click on, where you’re located, who you’re connected to socially, and things like that. See this […]

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Local Businesses Look Great on the New Google Maps for iOS

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on December 14, 2012 4 Comments
Local Businesses Look Great on the New Google Maps for iOS

In the short time I’ve played with the new Google Maps app for iOS, I’ve become really happy with how the local business listings look. Have you seen them? Agree/Disagree? I like the interface, the look and feel and the way the information is organized. Some screenshots below, but first a quick comparison to Apple […]

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How Much Thought Do You Give to Your Online Avatar?

Filed in SEO, Social Media by Matt McGee on December 12, 2012 2 Comments
How Much Thought Do You Give to Your Online Avatar?

Here are a couple articles worth reading: What Makes for a Good Author Photo in the Local Results? (Part 1) What Makes for a Good Author Photo in the Local Results? (Part 2) Mike Blumenthal invited me, AJ Kohn and Cyrus Shepard to do a small, unscientific study of a handful of online avatars — […]

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Facebook Hits 13 Million Pages Worldwide (But They’re Not All Business Pages)

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on December 7, 2012 3 Comments
Facebook Hits 13 Million Pages Worldwide (But They’re Not All Business Pages)

Facebook Page-watch update: There are now more than 13 million Facebook Pages, up slightly from the 12.8 million reported about six weeks ago. But two things to note about that statistic: It’s a worldwide count, not just US. I asked for a US count on Thursday, but Facebook declined to breakdown the number on a […]

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