Matt McGee is SEO Manager at Marchex, a search and media company in Seattle, Washington. He's guided successful projects for clients of all sizes and budgets, with special emphasis on traffic acquisition via organic rankings. Matt has been around small businesses his whole life. His dad has owned an independent real estate agency for more than 50 years; his sister runs her own independent real estate agency; and prior to his current position, Matt spent 9 years working for a small web development and search marketing company.
Matt has been published and interviewed by two newspapers in southeast Washington, and is a longtime participant in Internet marketing forums (often under the nickname "pleeker"). He also writes a blog, Small Business SEM (www.smallbusinesssem.com), which caters to small business owners who want to learn about and discuss online marketing best practices. His "Local Search Marketing Guide" is a popular resource, and Matt blogs almost daily on topics including local search, link building, web design and content, and "Alternative SEM" -- using sites such as Flickr and MySpace as marketing tools.