Words that Damage Trust in Your Blog

These words may be correct English but nonetheless they make you appear like an idiot when you use them on your blog. Why? They have obviously negative or hidden meaning that influences your readers. Thus they damage trust in you…

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

zv7qrnb Above: Not personalized search results for the query [content strategy mistakes]. I rank at #7. Look who ranks at #2 and #4. While trying to assess the impact of stolen and otherwise copied content on my rankings here on…

10 Fatal Content Strategy Mistakes Most Businesses Make

10 Fatal Content Strategy Mistakes Most Businesses Make

* Everybody seems to agree by now that you need „great content“ to succeed on the Web. Both social media and search engines require quality content as their business model relies on others, us, to produce that content. The problem…

Does Google Index Your robots.txt?

Does Google Index Your robots.txt?

This is a guest post by SEO strategist Moosa Hemani. It has been slightly edited by myself, Tad Chef. robots.txt, a protocol that helps search engines to find out which part of a website should not be included in its…

12 Awesome SEO & Internet Marketing Resources from my Blog Readers

SEO 2.0 is for real. I practice what I preach. It’s not just talk to make more people follow me. I really visit every blog or site that my readers and commentators enter in the “website” input when they comment….

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

For years I’ve been a proponent of using SEO for more than just making money. Even on the Web it’s “people before profits”. You can’t just do business as usual when the planet and humanity with it goes down the…

How to Analyze Your Link Profile with cognitiveSEO Tools

How to Analyze Your Link Profile with cognitiveSEO Tools

These days you see lots of tutorials on how to export data from Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools to Excel to get an overview and analyze it. To be honest I hate Excel, I’m not a secretary. I don’t want…

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

* It’s not a secret that I’m not as active on SEO 2.0 as in the early days anymore. I’ve turned out an “occasional blogger” over the years while publishing SEO related articles mostly over at the SEOptimise blog. I…

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

* Wow. Awesome! After just a dozen of tries I could sign up for Google+! Sadly it happened on late Friday so that I ended up trying it out on the weekend. You know I hate working on the weekend…

Where to Buy Links? Turkey!

Where to Buy Links? Turkey!

Link building or attracting links is quite hard these days. Most people are looking for short cuts like paid links in spite of them being outside the Google Webmaster Guidelines. While some big brands may get away with paid links…

Does Link Building Still Exist as an SEO Practice in 2011?

Does Link Building Still Exist as an SEO Practice in 2011?

* This week I have written a post for the cognitiveSEO blog about the best link building blogs, experts and their most important postings from this year. It sounds funny in a way because I am the guy who has…

Why Click the Google +1 Button on Websites Instead of Liking or Tweeting Them?

Why Click the Google +1 Button on Websites Instead of Liking or Tweeting Them?

Image: This is how logged out Google users see Google +1 votes. They display only on the first result. When Google initially introduced the Google +1 feature for search results many people in the SEO industry and beyond argued that…

How to Fight Big Business in Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

How to Fight Big Business in Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

* Over the years I’ve been outranking big businesses, well known brands and major news media. I’ve been successfully competing with whole SEO teams. I’ve even managed to surpass spammers and black hat SEOs in some cases. Your competition on…

Run DMC and Google Want You to “Keep it Fresh”

Run DMC and Google Want You to “Keep it Fresh”

* Whether you’re spitting rhymes about gold chains and Adidas kicks, or shaping your web strategy, one thing is essential… “Keepin’ it fresh.” Fresh content is unique and engaging, and Google likes that. It seems nowadays, the Google team wants…

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Usually when people refer to their competitors they name a few businesses from the same industry who sell the same products or services as them. This might be true for the offline world but on the Web there are much…

Level343

Level343

Level343 is a copywriting and content creation oriented SEO company based in the US. Gabriella Sannino alias @seocopy who is leading it is one of the most valuable players when it comes to social media participation and influence in the…

SEO ROI

SEO ROI

SEO ROI aka Gab Goldenberg is an advanced SEO consultant from Canada. He is widely known in the SEO industry and I follow him and his blog for a few years by now. Gab has always been a great help…

Google Buys Links with Hidden Anchor Text

Google Buys Links with Hidden Anchor Text

I was awestruck today when I noticed that the perhaps most important German blogging conference re:publica sells high PageRank links. Paid links are forbidden by the Google Webmaster Guidelines since 2007 and Google has repeatedly asked webmasters to report paid…

Google +1: The New SearchWiki?

Google +1: The New SearchWiki?

2.5 Years ago I hailed the new search results customization feature by Google called SearchWiki. I loved it in spite of it being broken from the start. Nonetheless the sheer possibilities once it worked were exactly what I needed to…

Best SEO Website Design: SEO Companies Using Dark Backgrounds

SEO.com, USA     Datadial, UK: A London Based Digital Web Agency     iCrossing UK     Voltier Creative, USA     Sebcreation, France     Union Room, UK     RICG, USA     alt design, UK  …