10 Commandments of Business Blogging

10 Commandments of Business Blogging

Whatever you do, you need passion, image by fatboyke What exactly is business blogging? To me, at least in this post, it applies to any blogging attempt that is motivated by the advance of any business or marketing endeavour. It…

7 Misguiding Terms You Should Abandon

Nowadays we use terms and expressions daily which not only bury the real meaning of the phenomenon they try to describe, they also misguide yourself and others. Some words simply change your intentions to the negative by adding the wrong…

SEO 2.0 is Like Poetry

SEO 2.0 is Like Poetry

When I was young and idealistic, that is when I didn’t have to spend most of my time earning money to pay the bills, I used to write poetry. It wasn’t bad poetry at all, at least after a few…

StumbleUpon Traffic Stopped

The “StumbleUpon is the best traffic in the world” thing is over. StumbleUpon stopped sending traffic. At first I thought I it was just me or the wrong submitters stumbled me etc. etc. but I did some tests and asked…

The Most Important Difference Between Websites and Blogs

The Most Important Difference Between Websites and Blogs

Website vs Blog: What’s the difference? What is the single most important difference between “conventional” or “static” websites and blogs? Many people will probably reply Blogs are dynamic, websites are not Blogs encourage conversation, websites do not Blogs offer RSS,…

Top 10 Killer Headline Formulas for Tremendous Online Success

Need some killer headlines for tremendous online success via social media and beyond? Try some of these formulas that have worked numerous times: Top 10… [something everybody needs or craves] [some superlatives] ;-) How to… [something everybody needs or craves]…

What Easter Can Teach Us About Web 2.0, Social Media and Blogging

What Easter Can Teach Us About Web 2.0, Social Media and Blogging

While I enjoyed my short vacation on Easter I couldn’t resist to think about SEO 2.0 with all its major parts Web 2.0, social media and blogging. I want to share with you a saying that kept popping up on…

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

Content thieves “make money online” off your content. This car could be yours instead. Recently two of my blogging friends were struck by bold content thieves. I do not speak of automatic content scrapers who also are a pain in…

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

First off: The introduction of real links in comments via the dofollow plugin has been a huge success, especially as I am ranking high for both “dofollow” and “dofollow plugin” in Google by now because my article about the end…

SEO 2.0 Basics: WordPress URL Design

SEO 2.0 Basics: WordPress URL Design

WordPress is, you might already suspect it, the most popular blogging platform aka blog CMS out there. Thee are plenty of good reasons to use it although WordPress has some major drawbacks (it’s bloated, can be easily hacked, has a…

10 Article Ideas to Choose From

Dear Subscribers and Returning Visitors, I am again struck by inspiration overflow. This is really a problem combined with very limited time resources. There are some article ideas in my head or drafts on my PC to choose from. So…

The ROI of Blogging and Social Media

For years ROI or Return on Investment was a term used by business people in suits and marketers who worked for them. Meanwhile search marketers often obsessed with rankings, traffic and conversions. Recently ROI is going mainstream as not only…

Top 10 Blogging Trends

My unique point of view, being a veteran blogger from Germany, I started “late”, in 2003, while reading blogs since 2001, allows me to spot trends more clearly. Why? Germany is generally speaking 1-3 years behind the overall Web or…

How to Create a Dynamic Blogroll in 5 Minutes

In the early days of blogging a blogroll was something cool, something everybody had to have installed. People blogging a while notice one thing though: Conventional static blogrolls do not work. Nobody clicks the links. Blogrolls are only important for…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

For my SEO 2.0 blog I tended to use images only as a nice to have add on due to the fact that my time for blogging was very limited. One week I added images to all posts, the next…

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

In order to succeed in a social media driven Web 2.0 environment website owners, bloggers and businesses have to take certain steps. These practical steps are based on a theoretical foundation with 7 main pillars. These 7 pillars of SEO…

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

In case you ever wondered why you are spending hours daily on the Internet without really working and you or others assume that you are wasting your time here are 10 reasons to use social media you might want to…

20 Ways to Survive as a Freelancer Working on the Web

I work a as freelancer for approx. 5 years now. I am or was a web developer, a problogger, an online journalist and currently I’m a SEO consultant most of the time. I survived! It is difficult at times to…

SEO 2.0 Basics: StumbleUpon Categories

SEO 2.0 Basics: StumbleUpon Categories

From now on I want to start a little series of posts. It will be called SEO 2.0 basics. I will write short posts about fundamentals needed in SEO 2.0. I want to start with StumbleUpon categories. As you probably…

Must Read Dark Horse Social Media Blogs

Must Read Dark Horse Social Media Blogs

m4s0n501 Social inclusion to feel more confident* While there are some social media authority blogs already out there for ages, I noticed that there are many unappreciated social media blogs as well. So I want to share these dark horse…