Common Blog Business Models: What Works What Not?

Flagship blogs, that is business blogs with really valuable content often have either an obvious or underlying business model. After more than one year in the blog business or rather watching it I have noticed some patterns with professional bloggers….

7 Most Successful SEO Bashings in Recent Web History

m4s0n501 One of the best performing linkbait ideas on the Web today is SEO bashing. It’s an ugly but very successful way of gaining links at the expense of others. It seems the less substance an anti-SEO claim has the…

7 Reasons Why Obama’s Website Has Many More Visitors Than McCain’s

7 Reasons Why Obama’s Website Has Many More Visitors Than McCain’s

The US presidential election is coming soon and the candidates are fighting for votes for several months now. Today I want to dissect the various reasons why Barack Obama is outperforming John McCain on the Web, especially in terms of…

10 Organizations that Fight Global Hunger You Should Support

10 Organizations that Fight Global Hunger You Should Support

As my contribution to blog action day to raise awareness about poverty I present you a list of 10 organizations that fight global hunger you should support with money, by volunteering or simply by linking to them like I do….

Spiritual Linkbuilding How to by Zen Master Seo-ing Singsun

Tonight I dreamt of Zen Master Seo-ing Singsun again. Last time I had attempted to make an interview but the outcome of my dream was difficult to understand as Zen spirituality is not easy to grasp at all and trapped…

7 SEO 2.0 Lessons: SEO for Humans Instead of Spiders is Not About Google and “Content is King”

7 SEO 2.0 Lessons: SEO for Humans Instead of Spiders is Not About Google and “Content is King”

Spider, really your preferred audience? Source. For years Google has been preaching building websites for humans not spiders. Nonetheless in reality Google still relies on webmasters to make their pages spider-friendly. To be honest I don’t like big Google and…

What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

cc: All artworks by M Domondon. Digg, formerly known as user driven social news has shown its true nature in 2008: Banning some of their most valuable and active users. They did not solely ban the spammers or those who…

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Besides using such obvious Firefox add-ons and toolbars like those for StumbleUpon, Delicious and Browzmi (the StumbleUpon, Twitter & Mixx combination on steroids) what does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use daily or very often? Here are…

7 Ways Self Submission Hurts Yourself on Social Media

7 Ways Self Submission Hurts Yourself on Social Media

You’re not alone by confusedvision. Many webmasters still assume that self submission is the best way to gain links and exposure on social media. You just dump your content on a social site and “done”. Most social media experts will…

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

Bored to Death by Niemster. Patricia of sourcesouth.com asked a very important question in the comments which many people ask: How can websites about boring topics succeed on social media? Indeed for many people it’s already an assumption that so…

No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

Crime Scene by freefotouk. As a social media fan and Mixx user I’m appalled by the horrendous conditions people over on Digg have to work at: No pay, no regulated work hours and they can be fired any day for…

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself? The Secret of SEO 2.0

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself? The Secret of SEO 2.0

* Today I will reveal the secret of SEO 2.0! It shows how to promote yourself without promoting yourself. So fasten your seat belts. Why am I revealing it? I had a discussion with Shell Harris of Big Oak SEO…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Suicide by frozi. I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Lately more…

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street, Utah by mandj98. That’s why I don’t read the papers at first in the morning, usually they ruin your day. Now Wall Street is down, Banks crumble and US capitalism turns to US “statism” as capitalism seemingly only…

Digg Traffic Worst Compared to 3 Other Social Sites ;-)

It’s no secret that SEO 2.0 has more traffic from social media than from search, mostly due to it’s popularity on StumbleUpon and Sphinn. Indeed direct traffic equaled search traffic with 15% each during the last 30 days. These days…

Feed Stats: Do Your Subscribers Really Read Your Blog? Increase Item Use

Feed Stats: Do Your Subscribers Really Read Your Blog? Increase Item Use

Item Use of the SEO 2.0 Blog Feed: Varying from 28 to 326. Most bloggers and online publishers lately concentrate on the number of subscribers as the key metric of blog success. This is not wrong but not entirely right…

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

Privacy Invaders by Lulu Vision. Yesterday I wrote that Google Chrome is not a good idea (it got 100 diggs in 3,5 hours btw. to be buried at 120). I tested Google’s new browser nonetheless and even before I could…

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

Help the homeless by balakov. Do you remember the browser wars? No, not Star Wars, the browser wars. In the prehistoric era of the Web we had Netscape Navigators which guided us through the World Wide Wait. Netscape 2, 3…

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Vodka Stolichnaya (from the capital) by Wysz You certainly know the metaphor with the glass and the water. It’s featured in lots of more or less uplifting Hollywood movies (like Groundhog Day e.g.), for those readers who live in India…

10 Google Operators for Advanced Search I Use Daily (and You Should Too)

While using Google not only as a searcher but also as a search engine aka website optimizer I apply so called advanced search operators which in fact aren’t that advanced once you know them. Still most people don’t use them….