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…

12 Awesome SEO & Internet Marketing Resources from my Blog Readers

m4s0n501 SEO 2.0 is for real. I practice what I preach. It’s not just talk to make more people follow me. I really visit every blog or site that my readers and commentators enter in the “website” input when they…

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

For years I’ve been a proponent of using SEO for more than just making money. Even on the Web it’s “people before profits”. You can’t just do business as usual when the planet and humanity with it goes down the…

How to Analyze Your Link Profile with cognitiveSEO Tools

How to Analyze Your Link Profile with cognitiveSEO Tools

These days you see lots of tutorials on how to export data from Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools to Excel to get an overview and analyze it. To be honest I hate Excel, I’m not a secretary. I don’t want…

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

* It’s not a secret that I’m not as active on SEO 2.0 as in the early days anymore. I’ve turned out an “occasional blogger” over the years while publishing SEO related articles mostly over at the SEOptimise blog. I…

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

* Wow. Awesome! After just a dozen of tries I could sign up for Google+! Sadly it happened on late Friday so that I ended up trying it out on the weekend. You know I hate working on the weekend…

How to Fight Big Business in Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

How to Fight Big Business in Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

* Over the years I’ve been outranking big businesses, well known brands and major news media. I’ve been successfully competing with whole SEO teams. I’ve even managed to surpass spammers and black hat SEOs in some cases. Your competition on…

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Usually when people refer to their competitors they name a few businesses from the same industry who sell the same products or services as them. This might be true for the offline world but on the Web there are much…

What Are the Core Values of Your Blog? What Do You Stand for?

What Are the Core Values of Your Blog? What Do You Stand for?

* A business blog is not only a blog it’s also obviously a business. A business has to have some core values to be able to succeed in the long term. The market is volatile so that you need some…

Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

A few days ago I’ve watched a very intriguing movie called The Joneses. It’s about a seemingly happy family who is moving to a new city. Their main motive is to sell products though. How do they do it? They…

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works in SEO & Beyond

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works in SEO & Beyond

* A few weeks ago I had a lively discussion on Twitter with two quite opinionated individuals who are quite known in the SEO industry. I won’t name them here to prevent this discussion from getting personal but I want…

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

Piwik is is better than Google Analytics in many ways, at least 10 of them. It’s: Free, really free, you don’t pay with your data. Once you use Google Analytics you’ll get Adwords ads via mail both electronic and in…

Quora vs Yahoo Answers: Which Q&A Site is Better for Your Business?

Quora vs Yahoo Answers: Which Q&A Site is Better for Your Business?

Graph: Yahoo Answers and Quora compared on Google Trends for Websites (plus Twitter and Tumblr for a better perspective) Many people ask questions on the Web, especially on search engines like Google but also on social media. Even in cases…

Are You After Traffic or Visitors?

Are You After Traffic or Visitors?

A while ago I have written a post about how you should treat the people who visit your blog. My point was that treating them like an amorphous mass of “traffic” is wrong and that you have to think about…

How to Build Links Like Jaamit

How to Build Links Like Jaamit

Jaamit Durrani and a cat that looks like Hitler at Think Visibility. This is how funny @jaamit was.* T​hree months ago Jaamit Durrani had asked me whether I’m interested in the “head of SEO” position​ for Germany​. I was of…

L​ead or Follow?

L​ead or Follow?

* One of the most important factors of my success until now is the fact that I was never been content with following. I never liked following orders following trends following people I always preferred leading. I’m not speaking of…

Non-Profit SEO Resources

Non-profit SEO was on my mind for some time at least as long as I have known the Graphic Alliance, a social designers network of companies and individuals dedicated to social campaigns, non-profit advertising and media activism. SEO for non-profits…

How to Get Links on SEO 2.0 and Other Blogs

How to Get Links on SEO 2.0 and Other Blogs

Image: Node by Uqbar. As both business blogger and SEO am I aware of both sides of “link building”. I get lots of spammy comments from Asian “blog commenting services” but I also appreciate blog comments by fellow SEO practicioners,…