As many of my readers now know The SEMMY Awards nominations have been announced and I am both a judge in the Small Business Marketing category and a nominee for the following posts: Yelp SEO Analysis: Part One Geotargeting Location By IP Address = SEO Death As I was going through all of the Small […]

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I have been asked to judge the Small Business category of the 2008 SEMMY Awards. The SEMMYS are for the best blog posts and articles in search marketing. The awards were conceived of by Matt McGee and the judges are a veritable who’s who of search bloggers (excluding yours truly of course – I am […]

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As predicted by my analysis of backlinks to presidential candidate’s websites, Google’s algorithm called it right in Iowa for the top three Democrats.  But it totally blew it on the Republican side.  According to Google’s backlink counts it should have been 1. Paul 2. Huckabee 3. Giuliani. Looks like it’s time for Google to get […]

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Whether you have a small local business or a big global one asking customers what they want is a crucial component of growing a business, and one that is often overlooked in the day-to-day hustle of trying to get a product or service out the door. As I was preparing my editorial calendar for the […]

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Search Engine Journal has announced its nominations for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007 and I am proud to say that Local SEO Guide has been nominated for best Local Search Blog.  There are a number of other great local search blogs nominated including blogs by Greg Sterling, Matt McGee, Mike Blumenthal, Larry Sullivan, Peter […]

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When I started this blog my good friend, Matthew Yeomans of Custom Communication, UK social media consultants, told me that 99% of bloggers never make it past 90 days of blogging. Today is Local SEO Guide’s 90-day-mark and while it’s tempting to chuck it in (I am writing this at the breakfast table which really […]

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