101 Blog Posting Ideas

This is my post #101 on SEO 2.0. When I started this blog, I had almost no clue what to write about, just some vague ideas. Especially I thought that SEO is such a boring topic and this niche so…

Do Not Read This

Do Not Read This

Reverse psychology, or getting another person to do what you want by asking for the opposite, can be a neat trick, if done well. You’re reading, right? In 1975, Freddie Mercury wrote and recorded Bohemian Rhapsody, a song that ran…

Pupular Niche Social News Communities

There are plenty of specialized social news communities by now, sadly most of them poorly customized Pligg applications with no users but some of them really rock and provide great niche news with a real user community behind them. So…

How to Get Any Story Buried on Digg

Do you believe in magic? I do. Especially if it can be done by anyone. Digg is a place where any Apple or game console marketer can succeed quickly in getting thousands of visitors. He just has to mention the…

Blog Clean Up, PageRank Lottery, New Focus

Hello Readers, There are some changes on SEO 2.0 to announce: Blog clean up PageRank lottery New focus On Saturdays there always was clean up day in my family when I was a kid. So I cleaned up my blog…

The Day PageRank Died

Yesterday, October 24th, 2007 marked the day when PageRank died. It became virtually useless or worthless. Why? What was the purpose of Google PageRank in the first place? PageRank was revolutionary when it was introduced by Google. That’s why Google…

1000 Pages Liked on StumbleUpon

1000 Pages Liked on StumbleUpon

While on my StumbleUpon home page I noticed that today is the day “I liked more than 1000 pages” on SU. I guess I stumbled more than 1000 but not significantly as I do not stumble pages I dislike in…

3 Way Link Exchange with SEO Spammers Is a Dead End

Dear Webmaster, I would like to express my interest in 3 Way Link Exchange with your website for our mutual benefit. Your website link will be placed on linkfarm.com or SEO-spam-directory.com I will add your link here: uselessguide.com/Internet_and_Web_Services/Search_Engine_Optimization/ OR blahblah.com/directory/Search_Engine_Optimisation_2/…

10 SEO Client Archetypes

If you do SEO for clients like I do, after some years you see several kinds of patterns. My nerves get sometimes a little strained with some and I guess I am not the only one. If it wasn’t that…

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

I was just playing around with popuri.us and happened to click on my Compete.com stats. There I realized that my traffic increased by 11259.7% (no mistake here) compared to a year ago. In fact I did not believe the stats…

5 More Design + Usability + SEO Articles: The Clean Dozen

Some of you might have already noticed: A guest post of mine called 7 Must Read Design + Usability + SEO Articles was published at the Small Business Hub blog. As the target audience over there are not the hard…

Best Search Engine According to Google

Google needs SEO to rank in Google! Why? Let me explain. Today everybody wrote about the Google optimization parody “What if Google had to design their user interface for Google?“. It’s both funny and sad that’s why it’s spectacularly successful…

The Best 10 Green Blogs

For Blog Action Day I chose not to bore you with my uninformed musings on a green topic. I am not a environmental activist or green blogger myself so I rather tell you where to go to read what’s going…

Aaron Wall’s SEO Book Does Not Sell!

Nobody wants to buy SEO products. Seemingly nobody needs advanced SEO tools, an all-in-one SEO book, a versatile SEO software, the only one search marketing magazine that counts or worker owned green hosting with WordPress included. At least none of…

20 Ways to Get Legit Paid Links Without Getting Penalized by Google

Women are like websites. Getting links is like having sex. You can pay for sex or you get it for free. If you are very attractive you have no problems. If you are ugly, boring and shallow you have to…

Bloggers Block? How about Inspiration Overflow!

Many bloggers write about the so called bloggers block. It’s a situation where a blogger just does not know what to write or lacks the motivation to do so. I have a different problem most of the time, it’s the…

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Google is stupid. It’s not R2D2 or Data, it’s a moron. That’s why SEO is often such a tedious task. Unlike many uneducated people who assume that Google is God and it knows everything, I know it does not. Google…

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

SEO 2.0 has 100 RSS subscribers! After roughly ten weeks of blogging. At least 100. AFAIK. 91 at Google and 9 and Bloglines. So if you subscribe using any other service (I use Netvibes for instance) say “yeah!” Come on!…

My Google List of Demands

Two of my favorite SEO bloggers started a meme and one of them asked me to jump on the bandwagon and devise a Google wish list. I know Christmas is near and I like both so I will take part….

Hail the Returning Visitors and Subscribers!

Today, for the first time in several weeks, the biggest single visitor number of SEO 2.0 was not StumbleUpon or any other referrer, it was the “No referring link” crowd as Statcounter calls it. It was rather a small group…