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…

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…

How (Not) to Pitch Me on StumbleUpon

How (Not) to Pitch Me on StumbleUpon

*With more than “8000 pages liked” and 600+ fans on StumbleUpon I guess I’m quite popular by now. Until recently this fact was largely ignored by most people, I did not receive many pitches to vote for stories or to…

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Famous painting, image by caribb, but no clue in the URL: http://flickr.com/photos/caribb/2355878576/ Do you know what the New York Times, the World Bank, WordPress.com, PHP.net and others have in common? Their URLs suck! A few days ago my list of…

Confidential: 22 Google Laws Leaked

A source within Google has leaked this list of 22 Google laws. These confidential laws are not meant to be known by the public so make sure to spread the news before this site gets shut down. They cover 3…

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…

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM Lymphozyte. Source.Google Trends is a wonderful tool to find out what the market really demands. I compared SEM to SEO demand to find out that the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) industry is booming it seems. The demand for SEM…

7 Completely Insane Black Hat SEO 2.0 Techniques

As we all know all SEO is bullshit, evil and spam. As an SEO 2.0 evangelist I recently thought about some black hat SEO 2.0 techniques for an increasingly mad world. Of course all the 7 completely insane black hat…

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…

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…

Top 10 SEO Myths V2

This is an answer to the article “Top Search Engine Optimization Myths” by United Worx a popular article which just show written a few years ago. It wasn’t valid anymore in some cases and thus I decided to update or…

Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Image by CarbonNYC The perhaps most important factor at work, independent of industry or kind of employment, is pride. You have to be proud of what you do in order to create value and be happy. Zen Buddhists and other…

Enlarge Your PageRank!!!

Enlarge Your PageRank!!!

Click to enlarge! Oh, it doesn’t work? This is not a funny post. Some days ago a client of mine wrote me an angry email threatening to end our cooperation. Not any client, a client who is with me for…

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

* Many marketers just don’t get it. Either they are plain ignorant, silly or worse. Usually I’m not bashing anybody but sometimes a post makes me think that we are still in 2003. As if social media were something completely…

How to Sneak in Into a 1000$+ Conference for Free

Today I met Tim O’Reilly, the guy who coined the term Web 2.0 back in 2004. Well kind of. First let me tell you how I did it. The Web 2.0 Expo was in town, in this case Berlin, Germany…

The Day PageRank Died

Yesterday, October 24th, 2007 marked the day when PageRank died. It became virtually useless or worthless. Why? What was the purpose of Google PageRank in the first place? PageRank was revolutionary when it was introduced by Google. That’s why Google…

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/…

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…

7 Reasons Why I Am Addicted to StumbleUpon

Oh no! I just spent over one hour stumbling upon stuff instead of working. I have to face the grim reality: I am addicted to StumbleUpon! I warn you, do not follow in my footsteps. You will end up broke,…