Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business Predictions

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business Predictions

Who the hell is the Gossip Girl? Google Suggest, a former Google Labs feature, that offers searchers possible search queries based on the number of searches and findings, has been rolled out. Ever since the SEO community is buzzing around…

How to Write for Subscribers: 10 Rules of Advanced Blogging

Now that the SEO 2.0 blog has reached a critical mass of over 1000+ subscribers (more like 1100 now) it’s time to change my writing and content creation strategy. Indeed I already did. Did you notice? What is the difference…

3 Search Marketing Magazines in Print

3 Search Marketing Magazines in Print

It seems like only a few months ago there were no search marketing or back then SEO/SEM magazines in print but it’s not true. Right now we have already three and the first one of them, Search Marketing Standard has…

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Mistakes, by electrospray. OK, I’m nearing my 10.000 “like it” stumbles (only ca. 1000 left) and I’m wondering how I can help people to make better use of StumbleUpon and not repeat the same mistakes over and over. Well, I…

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

While there are days when no articles appear on the SEO 2.0 blog it does not mean you have to do without SEO 2.0. In fact the SEO 2.0 community is booming and by SEO 2.0 community I mean the…

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

Bounce rate means the number or rather percentage of people who leave your site instantly after taking a look for less than a second. Many people bounce due to your own mistakes as a web designer or blog writer. I…

Yahoo Search Results Total Crap Now

Yahoo Search Results Total Crap Now

SEO 2.0 rankings for SEO 2.0 in the last 12 weeks, Raven SEO Tools chart. Just recently Yahoo updated their Index to offer “more relevant results” which allegedly are “more like Google“. I was amazed to find out that the…

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

m4s0n501 Google Insights graph: SEO 2.0 light blue, findability green. Google released today a new keyword research tool called Google Insights for Search which in short fulfills the dreams of search marketers. It’s like Google Trends but much more accurate…

How (Not) to Pitch Me on StumbleUpon

How (Not) to Pitch Me on StumbleUpon

*With more than “8000 pages liked” and 600+ fans on StumbleUpon I guess I’m quite popular by now. Until recently this fact was largely ignored by most people, I did not receive many pitches to vote for stories or to…

How Trust Made my Blog Triumph: 1000 Subscribers

How Trust Made my Blog Triumph: 1000 Subscribers

Trust by hcii. Dear reader, if you’d ask me what the single most important factor in the success of my blog is I would reply: Trust!Trust is a tool that enables you to communicate and work together with people. In…

The 7 ingredients of a wildly successful blog post

The following is a guest post brought to you by serial guest blogger, James Duthie from Online Marketing Banter. Two weeks ago Tad threw his blog over to me to write a raunchy guest post. While many would question the…

The Right Blog at the Right Time – 1 Year SEO 2.0

Yes, it’s already one year. One year has gone since I started this blog, SEO 2.0. I feel like looking back and analyzing. Was it worth it? Am I where I expected to be in one years time a year…

Sex, permission marketing and social media – The ultimate Ménage à trois

This naughty guest post is brought to you by James Duthie from Online Marketing Banter and is in no way endorsed by the fine people at SEO 2.0. What do sex, permission marketing & social media have in common? It…

What is Advanced SEO?

Recently the SEO industry is buzzing around a relatively new term, advanced SEO. Advanced SEO is not yet clearly defined but many people already seem to agree what it is. My personal impression as to this inherent definition is: Advanced…

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

Crime scene by Cati Kaoe. Web designers & developers often focus on web standards, table-less layouts or CSS effects like styled lists or sidebars e.g. All these things are perfectly OK unless they are executed at the expense of findability….

List of Short URL Services

List of Short URL Services

What to do when you need short URLs (concise Internet/Web addresses or URL forwarding) for Twitter or elsewhere? Either you use the proprietary t.co shortener by Twitter itself big Google’s URL shortener goo.gl or bit.ly where .ly stands for Libya…

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Famous painting, image by caribb, but no clue in the URL: http://flickr.com/photos/caribb/2355878576/ Do you know what the New York Times, the World Bank, WordPress.com, PHP.net and others have in common? Their URLs suck! A few days ago my list of…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Address by sam.d URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your Internet address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes daily…

Confidential: 22 Google Laws Leaked

A source within Google has leaked this list of 22 Google laws. These confidential laws are not meant to be known by the public so make sure to spread the news before this site gets shut down. They cover 3…

Top 10 Benefits of Speaking at Search Engine Conferences

Top 10 Benefits of Speaking at Search Engine Conferences

On Tuesday instead of working I went to SES Hamburg (a leading search engine conference, sidenote for the uninitiated) for some fun. I showed off my great Panama hat (Yes, I tricked you, I don’t actually wear sombreros!) and enjoyed…