What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

cc: All artworks by M Domondon. Digg, formerly known as user driven social news has shown its true nature in 2008: Banning some of their most valuable and active users. They did not solely ban the spammers or those who…

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

What Firefox add-ons does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use frequently? Here are the Firefox extensions for search, website optimization and SEO I use:   Google Search by Image This add-on searches Google by image on right-click…

7 Ways Self Submission Hurts Yourself on Social Media

7 Ways Self Submission Hurts Yourself on Social Media

You’re not alone by confusedvision. Many webmasters still assume that self submission is the best way to gain links and exposure on social media. You just dump your content on a social site and “done”. Most social media experts will…

How to Promote Yourself Without Self-Promotion? The Secret of SEO 2.0

How to Promote Yourself Without Self-Promotion? The Secret of SEO 2.0

* Today I will reveal the secret of SEO 2.0! It shows how to promote yourself without self-promotion. Sounds impossible? So fasten your seat belts. Why am I revealing it? It’s because the more people know it the better it…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Suicide by frozi. I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Lately more…

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street, Utah by mandj98. That’s why I don’t read the papers at first in the morning, usually they ruin your day. Now Wall Street is down, Banks crumble and US capitalism turns to US “statism” as capitalism seemingly only…

Digg Traffic Worst Compared to 3 Other Social Sites ;-)

It’s no secret that SEO 2.0 has more traffic from social media than from search, mostly due to it’s popularity on StumbleUpon and Sphinn. Indeed direct traffic equaled search traffic with 15% each during the last 30 days. These days…

Feed Stats: Do Your Subscribers Really Read Your Blog? Increase Item Use

Feed Stats: Do Your Subscribers Really Read Your Blog? Increase Item Use

Item Use of the SEO 2.0 Blog Feed: Varying from 28 to 326. Most bloggers and online publishers lately concentrate on the number of subscribers as the key metric of blog success. This is not wrong but not entirely right…

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

Privacy Invaders by Lulu Vision. Yesterday I wrote that Google Chrome is not a good idea (it got 100 diggs in 3,5 hours btw. to be buried at 120). I tested Google’s new browser nonetheless and even before I could…

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

* Do you remember the browser wars? No, not Star Wars, the browser wars. In the prehistoric era of the Web we had Netscape Navigators which guided us through the World Wide Wait. Netscape 2, 3 and 4 were the…

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Vodka Stolichnaya (from the capital) by Wysz You certainly know the metaphor with the glass and the water. It’s featured in lots of more or less uplifting Hollywood movies (like Groundhog Day e.g.), for those readers who live in India…

10 Google Operators for Advanced Search I Use Daily (and You Should Too)

While using Google not only as a searcher but also as a search engine aka website optimizer I apply so called advanced search operators which in fact aren’t that advanced once you know them. Still most people don’t use them….

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business Predictions

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business Predictions

Who the hell is the Gossip Girl? Google Suggest, a former Google Labs feature, that offers searchers possible search queries based on the number of searches and findings, has been rolled out. Ever since the SEO community is buzzing around…

How to Write for Subscribers: 10 Rules of Advanced Blogging

Now that the SEO 2.0 blog has reached a critical mass of over 1000+ subscribers (more like 1100 now) it’s time to change my writing and content creation strategy. Indeed I already did. Did you notice? What is the difference…

3 Search Marketing Magazines in Print

3 Search Marketing Magazines in Print

It seems like only a few months ago there were no search marketing or back then SEO/SEM magazines in print but it’s not true. Right now we have already three and the first one of them, Search Marketing Standard has…

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Mistakes, by electrospray. OK, I’m nearing my 10.000 “like it” stumbles (only ca. 1000 left) and I’m wondering how I can help people to make better use of StumbleUpon and not repeat the same mistakes over and over. Well, I…

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

While there are days when no articles appear on the SEO 2.0 blog it does not mean you have to do without SEO 2.0. In fact the SEO 2.0 community is booming and by SEO 2.0 community I mean the…

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

Bounce rate means the number or rather percentage of people who leave your site instantly after taking a look for less than a second. Many people bounce due to your own mistakes as a web designer or blogger. I collected…

When Yahoo Search Results Turned Sour

When Yahoo Search Results Turned Sour

SEO 2.0 rankings for the keyphrase [SEO 2.0] during summer 2008, a Raven chart. In mid 2008 Yahoo updated their Index to offer “more relevant results” which allegedly were “more like Google“. I was amazed to find out that the…

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

Google Insights graph: SEO 2.0 light blue, findability green. Google released today a new keyword research tool called Google Insights for Search which in short fulfills the dreams of search marketers. It’s like Google Trends but much more accurate and…