Do Not Read This

Do Not Read This

Reverse psychology, or getting another person to do what you want by asking for the opposite, can be a neat trick, if done well. You’re reading, right? In 1975, Freddie Mercury wrote and recorded Bohemian Rhapsody, a song that ran…

Blog Clean Up, PageRank Lottery, New Focus

Hello Readers, There are some changes on SEO 2.0 to announce: Blog clean up PageRank lottery New focus On Saturdays there always was clean up day in my family when I was a kid. So I cleaned up my blog…

3 Way Link Exchange with SEO Spammers Is a Dead End

Dear Webmaster, I would like to express my interest in 3 Way Link Exchange with your website for our mutual benefit. Your website link will be placed on linkfarm.com or SEO-spam-directory.com I will add your link here: uselessguide.com/Internet_and_Web_Services/Search_Engine_Optimization/ OR blahblah.com/directory/Search_Engine_Optimisation_2/…

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

I was just playing around with popuri.us and happened to click on my Compete.com stats. There I realized that my traffic increased by 11259.7% (no mistake here) compared to a year ago. In fact I did not believe the stats…

5 More Design + Usability + SEO Articles: The Clean Dozen

Some of you might have already noticed: A guest post of mine called 7 Must Read Design + Usability + SEO Articles was published at the Small Business Hub blog. As the target audience over there are not the hard…

The Best 10 Green Blogs

For Blog Action Day I chose not to bore you with my uninformed musings on a green topic. I am not a environmental activist or green blogger myself so I rather tell you where to go to read what’s going…

Bloggers Block? How about Inspiration Overflow!

Many bloggers write about the so called bloggers block. It’s a situation where a blogger just does not know what to write or lacks the motivation to do so. I have a different problem most of the time, it’s the…

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Google is stupid. It’s not R2D2 or Data, it’s a moron. That’s why SEO is often such a tedious task. Unlike many uneducated people who assume that Google is God and it knows everything, I know it does not. Google…

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

SEO 2.0 has 100 RSS subscribers! After roughly ten weeks of blogging. At least 100. AFAIK. 91 at Google and 9 and Bloglines. So if you subscribe using any other service (I use Netvibes for instance) say “yeah!” Come on!…

Hail the Returning Visitors and Subscribers!

Today, for the first time in several weeks, the biggest single visitor number of SEO 2.0 was not StumbleUpon or any other referrer, it was the “No referring link” crowd as Statcounter calls it. It was rather a small group…

SEO Lynching: How to Fool the Angry Mob

SEOs are the new Jews or “Negroes”. People just love to hate them. If they appear in an environment where the angry mob resides, like Digg for instance or sadly also StumbleUpon they will be insulted as if the respective…

3 StumbleUpon Traffic Myths Debunked

Most Internet marketers about to introduce StumbleUpon to you will tell more or less the same story. According to those StumbleUpon tutorials you have to undertake certain actions to succeed on SU to get more traffic for your own blog…

Great SEO Blogs You Might Have Missed

OK, I admit it, I read more than a few SEO blogs, indeed I read more than the other 10 SEO, make money and blogging blogs I mentioned some days ago. Basically I read far too many of them. There…

Quality Blogs about SEO, Web Design, Blogging You Might Not Know

As an Internet addict I read more blogs on SEO, web design, blogging and a plethora of other topics daily than other people do in a year. So I’ll get a good overview quickly which quality blogs really matter or…

4 DIY SEO Resources: SEO Training, Tools, Software & WordPress friendly Hosting

Some of you might have noticed: SEO 2.0 has has no ads by now. As I did not want to serve you spammy crap like Adsense I decided to advertise the Coudal way – I only recommend resources or services…

New Categories: Blogging, John Chow, Money, Search and StumbleUpon

During the last weeks I noticed that I write rather often about certain topics that are not reflected in my categories. Moreover as time goes by I and my blog evolved. For instance when starting SEO 2.0 seven weeks ago…

John Chow Interviews

John Chow interviews are seemingly rare. At first I thought there are many of them but it’s not the case. Finally I found a few interviews with him, one being from 1999! Many people apparently envy John Chow or hate…

Miserable Failure

21 days ago I set my goals for the next three weeks of this blog. 21 days later and 6 weeks after starting SEO 2.0 I have to admit: I failed miserably! SEO 2.0 is all about transparency and accountability…

Global Perspective: Making Money Online – How Much Do You Need?

Thinking about the “make money online” craze I asked myself whether it makes sense. Then I realized that the question to ask must be: Where does making money online make sense? In some countries and territories (India?) it most probably…

The Secret of John Chow’s Success Revealed!

As I always aim to surpass the best of the best I wondered for a while how John Chow managed to gain as much popularity on the Net. What’s the secret of his success? Well, now I finally found out!…