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 feeds,…

Top 10 Proven Headline Formulas for Tremendous Online Success

Top 10 Proven Headline Formulas for Tremendous Online Success

Do you need some proven headlines for tremendous online success on social media and beyond? Try some of these formulas that have worked numerous times not just for me but all over the Web: Top 10… [something everybody needs or…

What Easter Can Teach Us About Search, Social Media and Blogging

What Easter Can Teach Us About Search, 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 search, social media and blogging. I want to share with you a saying that kept popping up on my…

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. I was even ranking high for both “dofollow” and “dofollow plugin” in Google. It happened because my article about the end…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: WordPress URL Design

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: 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 also some major drawbacks it’s bloated it’s a frequent target of…

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…

The Most Thriving Blogging Niches

Based on my dozen+ years of experience as a blogger I collected the most thriving blogging niches that are really hot in the English speaking blogosphere for like a decade. The one most striking overall trend is the establishment of…

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

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

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

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 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

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

Simple Ways to Use Universal Search to Appear on Top of Google

While many people still assume that SEO 2.0 is just a misleading term for SMO/M (social media optimization/marketing) it’s plainly put not true. In SEO 2.0 you still in many cases aim at search results in the broadest sense. One…

How I Outranked Matt Cutts for the Term SEO in 7 Easy Steps

How I Outranked Matt Cutts for the Term SEO in 7 Easy Steps

Do you know Matt Cutts? This famous cat blogger with the ugly WordPress theme? Yes, I know he is only famous because he works at Google and he can shatter lives of people who depend on online revenue with one…

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Do you remember how I defeated Lyndon of Cornwall SEO last time? Now he attempts a comeback on the link baiting scene. No chance man, White Sugar, formerly known as Mad Tad the SEO Destroyer is still the monarch! So…

7 Must Read End of Year Lists for Internet Power Users

While I’m not the typical end of year list type of guy, I feel that 2007 was a year that saw certain developments you shouldn’t miss as an Internet power user, SEO 2.0 being one of them. I won’t provide…