30 Reasons Why Your Company Should Advertise on my Blog

After more than 10 years as a full time SEO consultant and 15+ years in online publishing and also 10 years business blogging I realized that I can really write about just anything to make it popular. It’s the fervor…

With Blogging, Size Matters – If You Want Traffic

If your blog isn’t getting as many visitors as you’d like, you need a quick lesson in how people read on the Web – they don’t, they scan. With millions of posts to choose from, people are looking for the…

How to Sneak in Into a 1000$+ Conference for Free

Today I met Tim O’Reilly, the guy who coined the term Web 2.0 back in 2004. Well kind of. First let me tell you how I did it. The Web 2.0 Expo was in town, in this case Berlin, Germany…

101 Blog Posting Ideas

This is my post #101 on SEO 2.0. When I started this blog, I had almost no clue what to write about, just some vague ideas. Especially I thought that SEO is such a boring topic and this niche so…

Do Not Read This

Do Not Read This

Reverse psychology, or getting another person to do what you want by asking for the opposite, can be a neat trick, if done well. You’re reading, right? In 1975, Freddie Mercury wrote and recorded Bohemian Rhapsody, a song that ran…

Pupular Niche Social News Communities

There are plenty of specialized social news communities by now, sadly most of them poorly customized Pligg applications with no users but some of them really rock and provide great niche news with a real user community behind them. So…

Blog Clean Up, PageRank Lottery, New Focus

Hello Readers, There are some changes on SEO 2.0 to announce: Blog clean up PageRank lottery New focus On Saturdays there always was clean up day in my family when I was a kid. So I cleaned up my blog…

The Day PageRank Died

Yesterday, October 24th, 2007 marked the day when PageRank died. It became virtually useless or worthless. Why? What was the purpose of Google PageRank in the first place? PageRank was revolutionary when it was introduced by Google. That’s why Google…

1000 Pages Liked on StumbleUpon

1000 Pages Liked on StumbleUpon

While on my StumbleUpon home page I noticed that today is the day “I liked more than 1000 pages” on SU. I guess I stumbled more than 1000 but not significantly as I do not stumble pages I dislike in…

3 Way Link Exchange with SEO Spammers Is a Dead End

Dear Webmaster, I would like to express my interest in 3 Way Link Exchange with your website for our mutual benefit. Your website link will be placed on linkfarm.com or SEO-spam-directory.com I will add your link here: uselessguide.com/Internet_and_Web_Services/Search_Engine_Optimization/ OR blahblah.com/directory/Search_Engine_Optimisation_2/…

10 SEO Client Archetypes to Beware of

In case you offer SEO for clients like I do, after some years you see several kinds of patterns. My nerves get sometimes a little strained with some and I guess I am not the only one. Other than that…

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

I was just playing around with popuri.us and happened to click on my Compete.com stats. There I realized that my traffic increased by 11259.7% (no mistake here) compared to a year ago. In fact I did not believe the stats…

5 More Design + Usability + SEO Articles: The Clean Dozen

Some of you might have already noticed: A guest post of mine called 7 Must Read Design + Usability + SEO Articles was published at the Small Business Hub blog. As the target audience over there are not the hard…

Best Search Engine According to Google

Google needs SEO to rank in Google! Why? Let me explain. Today everybody wrote about the Google optimization parody “What if Google had to design their user interface for Google?“. It’s both funny and sad that’s why it’s spectacularly successful…

Green Blogs I Can Recommend

Green Blogs I Can Recommend

* This time I choose not to bore you with my uninformed musings on a green topic. I am not an environmental activist or green blogger myself. Instead I’d rather tell you where to go to read what’s going on….

Aaron Wall’s SEO Book Does Not Sell!

Nobody wants to buy SEO products. Seemingly nobody needs advanced SEO tools, an all-in-one SEO book, a versatile SEO software, the only one search marketing magazine that counts or worker owned green hosting with WordPress included. At least none of…

Bloggers Block? How about Inspiration Overflow!

Many bloggers write about the so called bloggers block. It’s a situation where a blogger just does not know what to write or lacks the motivation to do so. I have a different problem most of the time, it’s the…

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Google is stupid. It’s not R2D2 or Data, it’s a moron. That’s why SEO is often such a tedious task. Unlike many uneducated people who assume that Google is God and it knows everything, I know it does not. Google…

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

SEO 2.0 reached 100 RSS subscribers! After roughly ten weeks of blogging. At least 100. AFAIK. 91 at Google and 9 and Bloglines. In case you subscribe using any other service (I use Netvibes for instance) say “yeah!” Come on!…

My Google List of Demands

Two of my favorite SEO bloggers started a meme and one of them asked me to jump on the bandwagon and devise a Google wish list. I like both so I will take part. On the other hand I do…