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

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

Sea image: Creative Commons License by Swami Stream I’ve 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…

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…

Top 7 Ways to Use Twitter for Marketing Purposes Correctly

Last time I wrote about Twitter and marketing it became the most read by subscribers post on SEO 2.0 ever. By now I think more than 1300 regular SEO 2.0 readers have read it. This by far surpasses any other…

Think Relationships not Technology

Think Relationships not Technology

* After Matt Cutts’ disclosure that PageRank sculpting support has been discontinued many SEO practitioners struggle with the issue of links in comments or from User Generated Content (UGC) in general draining their PageRank again. Matt Cutts says that good…

Matt Cutts Acknowledges SEO 2.0 Tactic of Linking Out as Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

Matt Cutts Acknowledges SEO 2.0 Tactic of Linking Out as Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

Finally Matt Cutts of Google has acknowledged one of the most used SEO 2.0 tactics, linking out, as an important ranking factor. Matt Cutts of Google is seldom relevant to the practice of SEO 2.0. In contrast SEO 1.0 practitioners…

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry: We’re no Criminals

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry: We’re no Criminals

One of the greatest things about the international blogosphere is its self improvement part. You have lots of outstanding positivity spirituality productivity blogs out there. You don’t have them in German in contrast. I love to read self improvement blogs…

3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

Expert by Pete Prodoehl is a Creative Commons image. In recent years and months the Web has been flooded by social media experts. They’re everywhere you move, you can’t escape them it seems. There is one problem though: Social media…

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL: This will be a short post, like the headline already suggests. You know, after the disastrous performance of Wolfram Alpha which was falsely hailed as Google competition I’m not really in the mood to rant again. I will…

10 Reasons to Follow Me/SEO 2.0 on Twitter

10 Reasons to Follow Me/SEO 2.0 on Twitter

m4s0n501 One of my favorite architecture blogs published a post called “5 reason to follow ArchDaily on Twitter“. While the post itself seemed clumsy and the reasons were not enticing enough to follow them the sheer idea of the post…

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

What an overwhelming headline! User and search friendly URL design for multi-language websites? What are you talking about? Let me explain. Then I’ll introduce to you the 4 easy steps you need to follow. One of the basic best practices…

Search: 8 Reasons Why Wolfram Alpha is a Waste of Time and no Threat to Google

Search: 8 Reasons Why Wolfram Alpha is a Waste of Time and no Threat to Google

Wolfram Alpha is the new overhyped “Google killer” on the block. It’s allegedly a search engine. Do you remember the last few much hyped Google killers in the search arena? Not? Well, I do. Wikia has been discontinued after just…

StumbleUpon Adds SEO Category

StumbleUpon Adds SEO Category

One of the greatest annoyances with StumbleUpon was the utter lack of an SEO category. You know SU is a social discovery service that is based on “channel surfing the Web”. Without a matching channel many SEO postings were posted…

7 Simple Blogging Inspiration Techniques

7 Simple Blogging Inspiration Techniques

Roofs and horizons is a Creative Commons licensed image by maistora. Blogging on a daily basis requires a constant research for new topics to cover. In order to search for new material you need to know what to search for…

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

CC: Apathy? by Dan is awesome. In recent weeks this blog grew more and more silent for a number of reasons (vacation, rediscovery of a vintage strategy game from the eighties, puppy) that are not related to the blog itself….

7* Writing for Subscriber Heaven: More of the Same but Better

7* Writing for Subscriber Heaven: More of the Same but Better

CC: Stairway to Heaven by Davici. After realizing once again that I don’t like writing for social media as much as I do right now I focused on ways of writing for subscribers and other regular visitors. In order to…

Why Image Optimization is Important for Blogs

Today, instead of explaining why image optimization is important for blogs I will simply demonstrate it. These are the top 12 search referers this month on SEO 2.0: Search Term Source (Google) alone image search fake image search fakes image…

Top 10 Most Awesomely Amazing Creative & Funny Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

Top 10 Most Awesomely Amazing Creative & Funny Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

CC: Eye am feeling silly by Cayusa. OK, I admit it, I’m part of the problem here. It all started with link baiting a few years ago. Then blogging for a social media audience has become so common place that…

12 Social Media Trends You Must Be Aware of

12 Social Media Trends You Must Be Aware of

CC: Please use revolving door by Thomas Hawk. Social media is evolving, revolving and sometimes struggling. It seems there are trends which are there for a while now. Some sites reflecting overall trends lose steam and die while others are…

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Social bookmarking, it’s what Delicious does (Digg is social news in contrast, while StumbleUpon is social browsing), is one of the best working things when it comes to the wisdom of crowds. While on Digg the ignorance of interest groups…