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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 6 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 3 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 9 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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Is This a Google Hummingbird Search Result?

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on November 8, 2013 7 Comments
Is This a Google Hummingbird Search Result?

(Obviously ALL Google search results are Hummingbird-impacted, but this one really caught my eye today as being odd. Maybe you agree?) A couple times a year, I need to share a link with someone to an old article that I wrote here on SBSM: Dear Small Business Owners: Put Down Your Ranking Reports The easiest [...]

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