The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

Friendship by sarniebill1 In modern SEO we often encounter the term conversion (rate) optimization. It means making visitors of your site your clients or customers in most cases. A conversion can also mean to make someone convert from a casual…

The Simple Guide to Freelance SEO the Succesful Way

The Simple Guide to Freelance SEO the Succesful Way

* Patrick Altoft of Blogstorm recently wrote a piece about succeeding as an SEO freelancer. While I like Patrick very much, I even got my writing job at SEOptimise with his help, I partly do not agree with his advice….

7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

Border Collie puppy Tess by hoyasmeg. As noted before, in 2009 I didn’t spend as much time with my business of blogging as usually because I had to take care of a puppy. The funny thing is in German (remember,…

Blog vs Dog 0:1

Blog vs Dog 0:1

p5rn7vb My dog by armaggesin. You might have wondered why SEO 2.0 has been so silent over 2009. I’ve promised much but couldn’t make it all happen. That’s life. I got a puppy in early 2009 and that has changed…

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 Personal Search Will Have on SEO, Blogging, Social Media and the Web as Whole

12 Effects Google Personal Search Will Have on SEO, Blogging, Social Media and the Web as Whole

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. So most people won’t opt out or even…

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…

Twitter Lists for SEO How to

Twitter Lists for SEO How to

Twitter added lists to its Web interface. Twitter clients like Seesmic already follow suit by adding Twitter lists support. Everybody uses lists as if they were the best thing since sliced bread. The SEO community is as always on the…

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

Executed by mistake is a Creative Commons image by the moog. 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…

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 betterment. There are few reasons…

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 RSS 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…

The New Delicious Front Page is Broken and Easily Gamed

The New Delicious Front Page is Broken and Easily Gamed

For years the Delicious front page has been the better Digg. No political bias, no teenage geek crap with b00bs, FAILs and pwns. Just die hard tech and web dev resources. Today Delicious changed its front page though. Now you…