Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

* Influencers are the new elite of the Internet age. We all want to connect with them, we all want to become influencers. Today I do not want to focus why it is not a good idea to strive to…

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

* It’s official now: relationship building replaces link building in SEO. I’ve been preaching relationships for years as part of SEO 2.0 but now the approach arrived in the SEO mainstream. I’m glad it has. There is just one problem…

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

* “Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media” is a guest post by Dustin Verburg. I added the image and text decoration like bold, italics, paragraphs, citations and lists. I recently read an article about a lawmaker in Trenton, NJ…

Non-Google Link Building for Search Emancipated Optimization

Non-Google Link Building for Search Emancipated Optimization

* It may be a surprise to you but link building has been thriving long before Google. When I joined the Internet and started publishing poetry online in 1997 Google didn’t even exist. Many search engines like Infoseek, Webcrawler or…

Does Getting Rid of Google Make Sense? Feedback from the Web

Most people in the SEO industry chose to ignore my symbolic act of banning Google and going Google-free after I got penalized for no apparent reason. In contrast articles on “how I tried to recover from Panda/Penguin for 6 mix…

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

* Over the years I admired the Creative Commons movement. I have not only been a big fan of it I also used a lot of Creative Commons licensed images here on my blog as metaphorical illustrations of my articles….

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…

Why Peer-to-Peer SEO Beats Influencer Ass Kissing

Why Peer-to-Peer SEO Beats Influencer Ass Kissing

* In the past I have written repeatedly about the need to find your peers and to work together with them for the benefit of all parties involved. On the Web it’s not about competing with 7 billions of people,…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

* I want to offer a free consultation for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Why? I’m a lucky guy. I work from from home. I start the day with my Parkour workout. I don’t work 12h a…

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

* Sometimes it really breaks my heart to see blogging mistakes that are so fundamental that they render a corporate blog useless while at the same time being so easy to fix that it’s gross negligence keep on failing like…

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

* In a recent post Hugo Guzman, whom I consider both a great guy and a knowledge SEO expert, has written a very disappointing article called “Just Say No to Google Bashing“. It’s a reaction to the outcry against turning…

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

* Negative SEO Nightmare In the recent weeks so called negative SEO has been one of the most written about topics in the search marketing industry and beyond. Luckily only a few major publications have covered the topic. Why? Well,…

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

* You may already know that I’m one of the editors of the default /seoblogs slashtag on Blekko, the search engine contender for advanced users. After a few months of hiatus I have added a bunch of dark horse SEO…

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

* Getting clients as an SEO is a no brainer in a way, still many people struggle at the beginning it seems. Recently I answered a question on Quora: “How do I get more SEO clients?” The person who asked…

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life Link Building

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life Link Building

* Over the years I have repeatedly expressed my belief that the only way to do proper SEO in a social media world is to forge relationships. I have never elaborated on it in a single post here on SEO…

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…

Can Inbound Marketing Replace SEO?

Can Inbound Marketing Replace SEO?

Image: Inbound marketer creating funny content to sell bananas or a happy client finding optimized bananas?* No, it can’t. Inbound marketing can’t replace SEO. Neither can content marketing, search marketing, online marketing/internet marketing or digital marketing. Why do I ask…

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Many marketers argue that there is no single social media to go after for businesses trying to join the conversation. They’re right to some extent but I disagree nonetheless. There are 5 social sites you have to join and use…

30 Hands On Google Search Plus SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

30 Hands On Google Search Plus SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

Image above: I’m only ranking at #113 for [seo] in “people and pages” but some of my best friends are around me While everybody was writing posts what the new Google personal search aka “Google Search Plus Your World” means…

The Stone Age of Blogging is Over – What’s Next?

The Stone Age of Blogging is Over – What’s Next?

* Lately many influential bloggers have written about the end of the golden age of tech blogging. They say “tech” but in a way they mean blogging in general it seems. Some people were furious and asked whether “over” is…