Archive for February, 2013

My First Keynote: Next Week at MivaCon 2013

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 26, 2013 0 Comments
My First Keynote: Next Week at MivaCon 2013

That new slide deck that I said I was working on a couple weeks ago? That’s for MivaCon 2013, the annual conference put on by the e-commerce software company, Miva Merchant. It’s happening next week — March 6-8 in San Diego (one of my all-time favorite cities). And get this: I’m giving one of the […]

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Pardon Any Dust … I’ve Switched Web Hosts

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on February 20, 2013 7 Comments
Pardon Any Dust … I’ve Switched Web Hosts

If you can see this blog post, you’re seeing the domain on its new servers at Tiger Tech. This is a Good Thing, but there are a couple FYIs to share: I’ve never moved a blog from one hosting company to another, so there may be broken images or other signs of destruction — particularly […]

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Old SEO Tools vs. New SEO Tools

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on February 17, 2013 4 Comments
Old SEO Tools vs. New SEO Tools

I’m working on a new presentation that I’ll be giving next month and, unlike many of my recent talks, this one is SEO-focused. That’s fun, because it gives me a chance to talk about the current SEO landscape and how things have changed in light of Google’s Panda and Penguin updates (and all the other […]

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7 Traits of a Great Business Blog

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on February 10, 2013 12 Comments
7 Traits of a Great Business Blog

I don’t think there’s a formula or recipe for business blogging success, but I do think there are some traits that are common to great company blogs. You don’t need to have all of these things, but I think your chances of having a successful business blog will be better if at least several of […]

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Welcome Local U Austin Attendees (#localu)

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on February 6, 2013 3 Comments
Welcome Local U Austin Attendees (#localu)

If you’re reading this while at the Local University workshop, a big welcome to you. Thanks for visiting SmallBusinessSEM.com. In my presentation, I mention several web sites, articles, and other links that you may not have had time to jot down while I was speaking. If that’s the case, here are all the references I […]

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7 Keyword Research Tools for Bloggers

Filed in Blogging, MY BEST POSTS, SEO, SEO & Web Tools by Matt McGee on February 1, 2013 14 Comments
7 Keyword Research Tools for Bloggers

I don’t always care about SEO with every blog post that I write. That’s because I’m not always trying to hit a home run with everything I publish. But when you do care about SEO, and you’re aiming to write a great piece of evergreen content — something that will stand the test of time […]

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