Web Trend Map 3

Web Trend Map 3

Information Architects Japan have created a new “subway” map of the Internet aka Web Trend Map 3. I loved the 2007 version already but it was a little confusing. This new 2008 version is more sophisticated in the way it…

10 Christmas No-Nos for SEO Specialists to Avoid at all Costs

10 Christmas No-Nos for SEO Specialists to Avoid at all Costs

p5rn7vb CC: Santa chucks the finger by BoSoxBrent. It’s this dreaded season again and all of us in the SEO industry will have to endure humiliations we have to face each year. To lessen the impact of the Christmas SEO…

7 Autopilot Link Building Methods for the Lazy Bastard

7 Autopilot Link Building Methods for the Lazy Bastard

CC: Pilots by Muffet. The most important thing in SEO 2.0 is to stop “link building” and to start “getting links”. Link building will always be artificial to some extent whereas when you get links from people who link you…

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

* Are you a graphic, industrial or web designer? Do you want your website to look good? Do you ignore, hate or forget SEO and usability? Well, I can help. Designers often do not implement the simplest website tweaks and…

7 Rules of Ethical SEO You Ignore Probably as a White Hat

7 Rules of Ethical SEO You Ignore Probably as a White Hat

Zero Harm by obLiterated. Ethics often consists of unwritten rules. Those rules while not official state laws or beyond them allow us to live together in peace and prosperity. While laws and religions prevent us from inflicting the most obvious…

Reader Poll: 13 Upcoming Posts to Choose From

Dear regular readers, once again I have the problem of inspiration overflow. Thus I need your help. I’m working on or having several posts on my mind already, it’s just a case of writing them down or even finishing them….

SearchWiki: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

SearchWiki: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

These are the Google results for SEO I want to see, but Google SearchWiki doesn’t want me to keep. Most of you have noticed by now, Google has introduced a new set of features to its search called SearchWiki. It’s…

Web Success Without SEO Works: How I Entered the Top 10 for SEO Blog

Web Success Without SEO Works: How I Entered the Top 10 for SEO Blog

When I started this blog, SEO 2.0, I proclaimed that SEO is dead and that you don’t need it anymore to succeed on the Web. Moreover I proclaimed a new kind of SEO, SEO 2.0 which works almost completely different…

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

CC: Stumbling into happiness by szea. One of the most annoying issues on StumbleUpon, both from an user and a webmaster perspective is the bizarre categorization system. SU mixes tags and categories in a way nobody really grasps. You can…

New Must Read SEO, Online Marketing and Web Development Blogs

Recently I promised you in the 7 Things Obama Taught Me post to become less selfish and to promote other outstanding bloggers again like I did in the early days of SEO 2.0 quite often. It took just a few…

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

Usability expert at work? CC: Bela donna by hypertypos. Today, November 13th, is World Usability Day. I’m not really involved in it in spite of being really interested in usability user-centered design findability. With my soon 12 years of online…

Commenting on Dofollow-Blogs as a Link Building Strategy

Commenting on Dofollow-Blogs as a Link Building Strategy

* Today I will write about commenting on so called dofollow-blogs and whether it makes sense as a link building strategy. Let me explain why: No doubt the power of habit is a thing that makes you perpetrate the worst…

7 Things Obama Has Taught Me

7 Things Obama Has Taught Me

CC: Yes we can by zyrcster. Sorry to bother you again. I still can’t believe that America has made such a huge leap. A few days ago I wanted to write an article titled “Why Obama and America have already…

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

SEO 2.0 is a term that summarizes all modern methods of making a message heard online, getting found via search engines or any feasible way of reaching an audience by use of the Web. Typical SEO 2.0 methods are: Business…

SEO Company, SEO and Search Engine Optimization Google Results Are a Disgrace

SEO Company, SEO and Search Engine Optimization Google Results Are a Disgrace

cc: Magic movement by Gojca. The SEO industry is outraged about search engine optimization leading figure Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz calling the Google (and Yahoo) results for “SEO company” an embarrassment. The main problem about that post seems to be…

What Social Media Benefits for Business Can You Expect?

Many people in business and even marketers discount social media as worthless saying things like “social media traffic is low value”. They are not completely wrong about that but they aren’t right in their conclusion either. Discounting social media is…

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

cc: Please open door slowly by splorp. Every website or blog has a purpose, be it a sale, a subscription or simply conveying the message, whatever it is. Achieving this goal is called conversion. The worst enemy of the conversion…

Social Browsing Can Make the Web a Better Place

StumbleUpon has been covered here on this blog quite a lot. The decline of Digg seems unstoppable and many blogs by now have more visitors from Facebook and Twitter. The Web is still a lonely place though. We’re still alone…

The Most Important Thing on StumbleUpon: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

The Most Important Thing on StumbleUpon: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

cc: Whiskeygonebad. The “Social Media Insider” over at the Invesp Blog recently wrote a post about StumbleUpon called “StumbleUpon: 3 Most Important Things To Keep In Mind” about promotion on SU. I found it on Sphinn and while I was…

Niche Social News Sites for Business People and Internet Pros

Niche Social News Sites for Business People and Internet Pros

While old school “one size fits all” social news sites like Digg lose more and more ground, great niche social news sites appear everywhere. Here are some niche social news sites business people and Internet pros should be aware of….