10 New Google Personal Search Blogging, Social Media & SEO Tactics

10 New Google Personal Search Blogging, Social Media & SEO Tactics

Image: Trust by notsogoodphotography The new by default personalized search by Google is a big paradigm shift in SEO. Yesterday I wrote about the changes personal search will bring for blogging, social media, SEO etc. I prefer to call it…

12 Effects Google Personalized Search Has on the Web

12 Effects Google Personalized Search Has on the Web

Image: Personal Preference by Kevin Dooley. Google gets personal: Now everybody will get personalized search results based on their search habits in the past unless they opt out in a tedious process. Most people won’t opt out or even notice…

Death Threat by StumbleUpon Engineer

Death Threat by StumbleUpon Engineer

Just yesterday I published a post that bluntly criticizes the many shortcomings of StumbleUpon. A few hours ago I got the first reaction by StumbleUpon staff. No, they didn’t ask me how they can help me, a self proclaimed StumbleUpon…

12 Reasons Why StumbleUpon is Dead

12 Reasons Why StumbleUpon is Dead

* StumbleUpon is dead. Read my story first and then the 12 reasons. It was long ago, probably several years already, that I have stopped recommending StumbleUpon for business users or “getting traffic”, at least when using means actively participating…

Twitter Lists for SEO How to

Twitter Lists for SEO How to

Twitter allows you to organize accounts into lists using its Web interface. Twitter clients like TweetDeck also support Twitter lists. Everybody uses lists as if they were the best thing since sliced bread. The SEO community is as always on…

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Image: Rockstar by N1NJ4. As a regular SEO 2.0 blog reader you probably know who Glen Allsopp is. I have linked his blog postings quite often in the past and he even blogsitted SEO 2.0 once a year ago while…

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

* Sometimes it takes years of blogging to notice your most obvious mistakes. I’ve been blogging for several years privately, then a few professionally and still do on several business blogs. By now I have made most mistakes you can…

Speed Up Firefox the No Bullshit Way

Speed Up Firefox the No Bullshit Way

* Over the years I’ve tried numerous ways of speeding up Firefox. Most posts on that topic make you change some hidden preferences and such. I say: That’s bullshit! I’ve never experienced much of an improvement. There are few reasons…

Google Indexes Twitter Links

How to get indexed by Google? Just use Twitter. This is no joke. I ran a test on Twitter to find out whether Google indexes Twitter links and surprise, surprise it does in certain cases. Of course Google can’t ignore…

101 Tweets on How to Use Twitter

101 Tweets on How to Use Twitter

* How to Twitter? A question asked by millions of clueless but eager to learn new Twitter users. First off: It’s either “how to tweet?” or “how to use Twitter?” The rest isn’t that simple. Twitter seems to be simple…

Freemium for Blogs

While contemplating business models for my blog one idea has been the nowadays common freemium model. Freemium means a basic free product and additional premium services. It’s very popular with software. What does freemium for blogs mean though? What premium…

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

I’m furious! That’s surprising as it’s difficult to annoy me these days. I turned 35 this year and I’m a web professional for 10 years now so many things don’t bother me anymore. Still there are things that get me…

Platform Independent SEO & SEO 2.0

Platform independence is a term known from programming. In practice platform independent programming means that a piece of software does not depend on a certain browser, plug in or operating system. For instance the best feed readers work on all…

Authority and Trustrank

Yesterday I discovered the original Trustrank paper from 2004. Trustrank is a term coined by some Yahoo engineers to describe a new algorithm to determine relevant search results. The new thing about Trustrank is that it does not solely count…

Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

* In recent weeks I’ve been blogging less than usual so that in the meantime I got fewer visitors and also fewer comments. In times like these I get more comments for the SEO of it than comments out of…

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

Most traditional SEO techniques are boring. Even worse: SEO is actual work in most cases. I’m lazy like hell. I wish I had a 4 hour work week or something. Other people automate everything but I suck at programming. Or…

StumbleUpon: 7 Ways to Influence Stumble Traffic

StumbleUpon: 7 Ways to Influence Stumble Traffic

Question mark is a CC image by Marco Belucci With the meteoric rise of Twitter and Facebook the social discovery service StumbleUpon got almost forgotten. Many people still use it for casual browsing though. It’s very difficult to use SU…

5 Things I Learned about SEO from Taking a Few Days off

5 Things I Learned about SEO from Taking a Few Days off

* I took a few days off this week on the coast of the Baltic Sea. We just went there without booking a hotel or something. I don’t know about elsewhere but in Germany the term apartment (ferienwohnung) is one…

The 7 Most Pressing Reasons to Control Google & Search not SEO

The 7 Most Pressing Reasons to Control Google & Search not SEO

Google? “City gate, Dali” is a Creative Commons licensed image by Alexandra Moss A recent anonymous posting on Techcrunch proposes the regulation of Search Engine Marketing and SEO. At least in the headline. Actually the article deals with the urgent…

6 New SEO 2.0 Definitions: It’s the People’s SEO, about Relevancy & ORM but not…

SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist and I’m glad it doesn’t! OK, SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist according to Wikipedia. It existed, someone wrote an excellent article about it but the Wikipedia censors deleted it. I’m glad. I prefer to spread the SEO…