Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Image by CarbonNYC The perhaps most important factor at work, independent of industry or kind of employment, is pride. You have to be proud of what you do in order to create value and be happy. Zen Buddhists and other…

3 Approaches to Reputation Management: Which One Do You Need?

Already a while ago I acknowledged that reputation management is part of SEO 2.0. I never mentioned it again though since then. Reputation management is a relatively new term in SEO and it is hot. Really hot. Some social media…

Productivity: 8 Ways to Save Time for Excessive Social Media Overuse

Many of you probably wonder how I can be active on at least 3 social media sites, write for my blog, and still earn money (as I do not make money off my publishing directly). I do not waste time…

What is SEO 2.0? Add Your Definition Now!

Soon I will truly redefine SEO. Not just upgrade to version 2.0, I will redefine SEO as a whole! Thus I want to know how well my propaganda and brain washing techniques have worked until now. So I want you…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

For my SEO 2.0 blog I tended to use images only as a nice to have add on due to the fact that my time for blogging was very limited. One week I added images to all posts, the next…

Webmaster Tools, Services, and Products I Tested & Recommend

I have been testing some alternative webmaster tools, services and products useful not only for SEO purposes. Although most of them were more than useful I didn’t manage to review them thoroughly enough to really write about them. Nonetheless many…

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

In order to succeed in a social media driven Web 2.0 environment website owners, bloggers and businesses have to take certain steps. These practical steps are based on a theoretical foundation with 7 main pillars. These 7 pillars of SEO…

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

In case you ever wondered why you are spending hours daily on the Internet without really working and you or others assume that you are wasting your time here are 10 reasons to use social media you might want to…

PageRank Superstition: 200+ Signals Are Not One Google Juice

PageRank Superstition: 200+ Signals Are Not One Google Juice

* There is no hidden Google juice that miraculously determines the ranking in Google’s results like some bloggers claim. It’s not 1998 anymore. A few months ago Google disclosed to the New York Times that about 200+ so called “signals”…

Top 10 Social Media Sites

Top 10 Social Media Sites

It is hard to keep track of the trends in social media. Where do people socialize online today? Some empires crumble (like MySpace) while others grow to prominence seemingly out of nowhere. Thus I decided to provide a list of…

20 Ways to Survive as a Freelancer Working on the Web

I work a as freelancer for approx. 5 years now. I am or was a web developer, a problogger, an online journalist and currently I’m a SEO consultant most of the time. I survived! It is difficult at times to…

Towards a New Defintion of SEO

Towards a New Defintion of SEO

* I promised you a redefinition of SEO when I started this blog. In fact it’s still the name of this blog. Until now I delivered only an upgrade, a new version of SEO. Yes, SEO 2.0 until now does…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

  * From now on I want to start a little series of posts. It will be called SEO 2.0 best practices. I will write short posts about fundamentals needed in SEO 2.0. I want to start with StumbleUpon categories….

Enlarge Your PageRank!!!

Enlarge Your PageRank!!!

Click to enlarge! Oh, it doesn’t work? This is not a funny post. Some days ago a client of mine wrote me an angry email threatening to end our cooperation. Not any client, a client who is with me for…

Simple Ways to Use Universal Search to Appear on Top of Google

While many people still assume that SEO 2.0 is just a misleading term for SMO/M (social media optimization/marketing) it’s plainly put not true. In SEO 2.0 you still in many cases aim at search results in the broadest sense. One…

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

* Many marketers just don’t get it. Either they are plain ignorant, silly or worse. Usually I’m not bashing anybody but sometimes a post makes me think that we are still in 2003. As if social media were something completely…

How I Outranked Matt Cutts for the Term SEO in 7 Easy Steps

How I Outranked Matt Cutts for the Term SEO in 7 Easy Steps

Do you know Matt Cutts? This famous cat blogger with the ugly WordPress theme? Yes, I know he is only famous because he works at Google and he can shatter lives of people who depend on online revenue with one…

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Do you remember how I defeated Lyndon of Cornwall SEO last time? Now he attempts a comeback on the link baiting scene. No chance man, White Sugar, formerly known as Mad Tad the SEO Destroyer is still the monarch! So…

7 Must Read End of Year Lists for Internet Power Users

While I’m not the typical end of year list type of guy, I feel that 2007 was a year that saw certain developments you shouldn’t miss as an Internet power user, SEO 2.0 being one of them. I won’t provide…

It’s Magic: Content Creation and Link Building While You’re Away

During the holidays I was off line. Nonetheless SEO 2.0 gained many new links and several postings were published at this blog while I was on vacation. Now as I am not a company but a single guy you might…