Does Getting Rid of Google Make Sense? Feedback from the Web

Most people in the SEO industry chose to ignore my symbolic act of banning Google and going Google-free after I got penalized for no apparent reason. In contrast articles on “how I tried to recover from Panda/Penguin for 6 mix…

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

* Over the years I admired the Creative Commons movement. I have not only been a big fan of it I also used a lot of Creative Commons licensed images here on my blog as metaphorical illustrations of my articles….

Giving All Your Great Content to Google For Free is Suicide

Giving All Your Great Content to Google For Free is Suicide

* When I chose to block Google recently some people considered me nuts, after all it sounds like suicide, especially for an SEO site. Actually it’s the exact opposite. Giving your most valuable assets to Google for free is not…

How Do You Attract Visitors Instead of Traffic to Your Site?

How Do You Attract Visitors Instead of Traffic to Your Site?

* A few years ago I noted that there is a difference between traffic and visitors in an article dealing with a broader topic. Then in early January of 2011 I have described it in more depth. Today I’d like…

Un-Google Yourself With These Alternative Tools

Un-Google Yourself With These Alternative Tools

* Now that I banned Google on my blog I feel more confident about becoming independent from Google. You don’t have to be an anti-SEO self improvement guru who wants to live a perfect life to realize that Google is…

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

* When people want to get popular on the Web they often have the popularity itself as a goal while in reality it’s just a by-product of doing the right thing. What is the right thing on the Internet? Of…

Hey You, I’m Not Boring, I Rock Like Elvis!

Hey You, I’m Not Boring, I Rock Like Elvis!

* This is a post about rocking like Elvis instead of being boring. So skip the boring part about headlines that follows if you like and jump right to the rock & roll part.   Boring In case I would…

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

* Google has been sending out “unnatural links” warnings for some time. At first they meant you got penalized in Google search and thus you lost your rankings. Lately they have been sending out even more of the cryptic messages,…

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

* I am banning Google on my blog. Why? Isn’t it ironic for a self proclaimed SEO blog to ban Google? Let me tell you the whole story. When I started out this blog in 2007 I did not get…