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It’s 2014. Stop Cross-Posting Between Social Networks.

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, Social Media by Matt McGee on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
It’s 2014. Stop Cross-Posting Between Social Networks.

I’ve had enough. I keep seeing businesses and organizations auto-posting the same messages on different social networks. You can get away with it sometimes if the message is generic enough. But you can also make your company look lazy and dumb. And you can easily annoy potential (or existing) customers. Lazy, dumb and annoying … [...]

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How to Know When You’ve Asked Too Many Friends to Like Your Facebook Page

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
How to Know When You’ve Asked Too Many Friends to Like Your Facebook Page

My wife got this alert over the weekend when she did some binge-inviting for her real estate Facebook page (which has been underutilized for a long time). That’s how to know when you’ve asked too many friends to like your Facebook Page.

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My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013 (Here on SBSM)

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013 (Here on SBSM)

It’s no secret that I didn’t publish as much content here in 2013 as I have in years past. My writing attention was focused primarily on Marketing Land and Search Engine Land, and I also launched Glass Almanac, a blog about Google Glass. But as I look back over last year’s Small Business Search Marketing [...]

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Hey Google, They’re Called Real Estate AGENTS

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on December 23, 2013 7 Comments
Hey Google, They’re Called Real Estate AGENTS

I finally got around to updating my wife’s Google business listing this weekend, which has now been converted to the new/modern management center. In the process of updating, Google wanted me to change categories … but I couldn’t choose “Real Estate Agent,” which is what she is, and what people in her line of work [...]

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Another Crazy Google Hummingbird Search Result

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on December 11, 2013 8 Comments
Another Crazy Google Hummingbird Search Result

Since I posted this strange Google search result last month, I have to share this one, too. It’s a search that I did yesterday on Google. But first, a quick background. Quick Background We have a U2 fan forum as part of @U2, my long-running U2 site. Forums attract a lot of spammers, as many [...]

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Optimizing for Twitter People Search: Does a Keyword in Your Name Help?

Filed in SEO, Social Media by Matt McGee on December 4, 2013 2 Comments
Optimizing for Twitter People Search: Does a Keyword in Your Name Help?

As you probably know from reading some of the recent posts in this space, I’ve been enjoying using GlassAlmanac.com as a guinea pig for some SEO and visibility experiments/efforts. A recent experiment has focused on Twitter search result visibility. I don’t have any incredibly deep insights to share, so move along if that’s what you’re [...]

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