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…

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…

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…

How Trust Made my Blog Triumph: 1000 Subscribers

How Trust Made my Blog Triumph: 1000 Subscribers

Trust by hcii. Dear reader, if you’d ask me what the single most important factor in the success of my blog is I would reply: Trust!Trust is a tool that enables you to communicate and work together with people. In…

The 7 ingredients of a wildly successful blog post

The following is a guest post brought to you by serial guest blogger, James Duthie from Online Marketing Banter. Two weeks ago Tad threw his blog over to me to write a raunchy guest post. While many would question the…

The Right Blog at the Right Time – 1 Year SEO 2.0

Yes, it’s already one year. One year has gone since I started this blog, SEO 2.0. I feel like looking back and analyzing. Was it worth it? Am I where I expected to be in one years time a year…

How to Spot Content Theft on Social Media and Elsewhere

Content theft runs rampant on social media. Sites like Pinterest and Tumblr are heavily targeted by sites that capitalize on stolen content. They use images and sometimes also text with no attribution to the original artist photographer writer   Content…

How to Find Out How a Blog Performs Over Time

How to Find Out How a Blog Performs Over Time

Why would you want to find out how a blog performs over time? You want to see whether you made some progress or whether your blog is stagnating. How can you do it?    Like analytics tools but better Most…

Introducing Traits of Green SEOs

Introducing Traits of Green SEOs

* When one of my favorite green blogs was looking for a SEO expert I was seriously tempted to quit everything else and do Green SEO full time. It was one of the surprises of plunging in into the world…

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

While blogging I often made the mistake of trying to raise hell or be spectacular to get attention from readers. You really have to be amazing, outstanding and useful to achieve this goal. As I’m still a part time blogger…

Saturday Night Fever for WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify

Saturday Night Fever for WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify

Dear reader, I assume that you rarely actually visit my blog. You probably read SEO 2.0 in Google Reader, Netvibes or Bloglines but indeed I look at my blog daily. After almost a year now, yes it’s true SEO 2.0…

7 Services of SEO 2.0 Companies – Submit Your Site Now!

Hello fellow SEO 2.0 specialists! In recent months I’ve seen some of you and your companies adopting the term SEO 2.0 for your websites. I’ve seen some of you offering SEO 2.0 services ranging from social media optimization, business blogging…

10 Most Obvious SEO 2.0 Benefits of Twitter

SEO 2.0 is by now known as the best possible combination of using search, social media and blogging to achieve prominence online. Now how does Twitter usage fit in there? I tried to to use Twitter in a SEO 2.0 manner…

How to Get Content and Earn Credibility with Old News

How to Get Content and Earn Credibility with Old News

Brisbane 1959 – image by pizzodisevo. Who wants to read yesterday’s news? This might sound like a rhetoric question but it’s not: Google users or searchers want to read old news. They actually seek out your old, even archaic content…

Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media

Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media

Can’t Fail Cafe – image by pbo31. Recently I wrote a guest post that took me a long time to write and was well crafted timely pillar content which nonetheless failed miserably on social media, even the site I targeted…

3 Phases of Flagship Blog Growth or How to Fall in Love with Blogging

3 Phases of Flagship Blog Growth or How to Fall in Love with Blogging

* Starting and maintaining a flagship blog is not really easy. You need perseverance and the will to keep on blogging no matter what happens. You need passion. You need to fall in love with blogging! I have it, so…

How to Blog: 7 Writing for Blogs Guidelines that Define Blogging

Many people just don’t get the differences between websites and blogs or more specifically between news and blogs. You can have a WordPress based site posting daily the latest news and it still won’t be a blog. How to blog…

Global Food Crisis: How Bloggers, Social Media Users and SEO Experts Can Help

Global Food Crisis: How Bloggers, Social Media Users and SEO Experts Can Help

Free rice.In recent days I read news about the exploding global food crisis all over. It seems the whole world is starving besides us rich westerners. Even worse: Much of it is our fault, not only IMF, WTO or World…

How to Get More Visitors for Your Blog Without Social Media Marketing

How to Get More Visitors for Your Blog Without Social Media Marketing

*Personally I hate the term “marketing” as well as combinations like search engine marketing. Even more than that I despise the term social media marketing which is an oxymoron in itself. I wonder why I forgot to add to this…