Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

* In case you work in blogging, social media or search marketing you probably know what I mean: you got to be an Internet addict and you socialize online all the time to maintain some popularity. Social networking is more…

How I Recovered from Panda by Banning Google

How I Recovered from Panda by Banning Google

m4s0n501 A panda might by a a cute animal but for most people who have a website and get traffic from search or rather mostly from Google it’s worse than a zombie. Websites hit by one of the numerous so…

Are You Really a Content Marketer or Just an SEO?

Are You Really a Content Marketer or Just an SEO?

In recent months, especially after the so called Google Penguin update many people in the SEO industry not only increasingly embraced content marketing but they tried to join the bandwagon and rebrand themselves as content marketers. Many articles saying “we’re…

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

* “Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos” is a guest post by Adrienne of Pongra. I have added some ugly remarks about male SEO practicioners in the post and made the headline a bit more controversial plus improved the readability a…

Content Curation Above Average is More Than Mindlessly Sharing Links

Content Curation Above Average is More Than Mindlessly Sharing Links

* Along with the content marketing hype there comes another content craze, depending on the context a smaller or bigger one, which is called content curation. Curation is seemingly everywhere, it’s great and everybody either does it or has to…

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

* Whether you like it or not content is the current big thing at least when it comes to buzz. SEO is dead they shout, social media has no ROI they whine but great content is the emperor in the…

A Simple Content Strategy for a Business Blog

A Simple Content Strategy for a Business Blog

* After a decade of blogging the question how often you have to post still remains unanswered or rather you get as many answers as many bloggers you ask. Personally I’ve found out over the years that you need at…

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

* Summary: In the era of “content marketing” it’s not just scientists and SEO specialists who have to create content to survive. Every business seemingly has to as Google etc. needs content to monetize. Do you have to submit to…

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

* One of the most important things on the Web is readability. Despite that to this day many webmasters, bloggers and even web designers neglect it. Recently an SEO blogger I asked to improve his post readability so that my…

What Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Are Actually About – Stop Perverting Them

What Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Are Actually About – Stop Perverting Them

* Now that “content marketing” is the latest rage people who have no clue what content really means are perverting ages old techniques like guest blogging and blogger outreach. Many lazy SEOs are late to this renamed “great content” and…

Giving All Your Great Content to Google For Free is Suicide

Giving All Your Great Content to Google For Free is Suicide

* When I chose to block Google recently some people considered me nuts, after all it sounds like suicide, especially for an SEO site. Actually it’s the exact opposite. Giving your most valuable assets to Google for free is not…

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

* When people want to get popular on the Web they often have the popularity itself as a goal while in reality it’s just a by-product of doing the right thing. What is the right thing on the Internet? Of…

Hey You, I’m Not Boring, I Rock Like Elvis!

Hey You, I’m Not Boring, I Rock Like Elvis!

* This is a post about rocking like Elvis instead of being boring. So skip the boring part about headlines that follows if you like and jump right to the rock & roll part.   Boring In case I would…

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

* I am banning Google on my blog. Why? Isn’t it ironic for a self proclaimed SEO blog to ban Google? Let me tell you the whole story. When I started out this blog in 2007 I did not get…

You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

* Are you interested in link building? Yes, that’s what you think. In reality you need something else though. Let me explain. I’m just an independent SEO consultant who hasn’t dozens of employees to do his work. I can take…

Your Business is Not Boring – Your Content is

Your Business is Not Boring – Your Content is

People often ask me: How can I promote my boring business using SEO and social media? What they really mean is: I don’t want to create engaging content. In fact most business is boring when you take that approach. Who…

Pinterest or How to Evaluate Social Media Opportunities

Pinterest or How to Evaluate Social Media Opportunities

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cage for a few months you have heard the news: Pinterest is the best thing since sliced bread. I don’t want to join the myriads of opportunistic writers and hail the new hype. Instead…

What is Content? It’s not Your Sales Copy

What is Content? It’s not Your Sales Copy

It’s not the packaging, it’s what’s inside. Here it’s escalating panic from the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies. A few weeks ago I published a list post about the 10 most common content strategy mistakes most businesses make. I promised back…