10 Internet Legends Everybody Should Know

You certainly know urban legends already. Stories, misconceptions and myths that sound enticing and thus get spread through gossip all over the place, mostly where people use to meet for small talk, thus “urban”. The Internet is even worse when…

You Need Better Not More

You Need Better Not More

Traffic Jam in Beijing by poelog. In the recent weeks I haven’t published many new posts on SEO 2.0. Nonetheless I have been spending much time here. I’ve been updating at least a dozen of old postings from years ago….

The New SEO – Search Engine Organization!

The New SEO – Search Engine Organization!

Mexican Fans by Celso Flores (image added by sombrero expert optimizer Tad of SEO 2.0) “The New SEO – Search Engine Organization!” is a guest post by Albert Gouyet, Vice President of Product Marketing, BrightEdge. With the World Cup Finals…

Quick & Dirty SEO or Quality Optimization?

Quick & Dirty SEO or Quality Optimization?

* Last week I went to the barber. Actually she’s a female barber so should I say hairdresser then? I paid 25 Euro for approx. 45 minutes. That’s quite but not very expensive. A haircut for a man costs 8…

Why People Hate Ads and Love SEO

Why People Hate Ads and Love SEO

* I hate ads. I’m not the only one. Most people hate annoying ads. People hate ads on the Web and block them using a plethora of tools. They also hate outdoor ads and TV ads. They hate them for…

Sometimes Success Lies in Moderation

Sometimes Success Lies in Moderation

* Just yesterday I noticed that I entered the Adage 150 top marketing blog list at #143. Today I’m at #149. This might change quickly again so I’m not here to solely brag about it. The exact point in time…

SEO is a Craft not a Science

SEO is a Craft not a Science

Running Bumblebee by wwarby Recently there has been a backlash in the SEO industry against what is deemed to be a non-scientific approach when it comes to SEO testing or collecting statistical data. Some people argue that you have to…

Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Social Media: Paradise or prison? Are you social media hopping? Have you been on Friendster 5 years ago, on MySpace 3 years ago, on Facebook for a year or more and already planning to move on to Diaspora? Have you…

Arizona SEO Experts Against Racism

Arizona SEO Experts Against Racism

m4s0n501 Would you stop this guy from entering Arizona? I don’t read the news. It makes me sick. Sometimes you can’t ignore the bad news though. They creep in from all over the place, Twitter, Facebook etc. One of the…

Great Niche Social News Sites for Bloggers and Internet Entrepreneurs

Great Niche Social News Sites for Bloggers and Internet Entrepreneurs

Niche social news sites are one of the most important pillars of an SEO 2.0 strategy. Only by taking part in niche communities you are able to deeply connect with your peers who then support you elsewhere on the Web….

Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Wisdom of crowds has proven very useful in organizing the information overflow of the Web. Sadly though the first wave of social news sites like Reddit are broken. There is a social site that has ongoing success though that has…

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Construction Worker by Saad Akhtar Recently it dawned on me what the biggest roadblock to my financial success is. I started my freelance career as a worker and I’ve remained one ever since. I sensed it in the past as…

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Blue Eyed Zombie by Josh Jensen After spending two years on Twitter, participating almost daily there, I have noticed a gradual change in user behavior. It seems that many of us, including me are becoming real time idiots. Another tendency…

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

This week SEO industry veterans Patrick Gavin, most known for launching Text Link Ads a few years ago, and Andy Hagans have launched a new major project. It’s called DIYSEO and is a new kind of SEO software or actually…

Image SEO for Photographers and Other Visual Artists

Photographing the Photographer by Naixn. Photographers and other visual artists have a magnificent tool to show off their work these days, the Internet. Everybody loves great photos and artworks so they spread basically by themselves. Still there is a big…

The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

Friendship by sarniebill1 In modern SEO we often encounter the term conversion (rate) optimization. It means making visitors of your site your clients or customers in most cases. A conversion can also mean to make someone convert from a casual…

The Simple Guide to Freelance SEO the Succesful Way

The Simple Guide to Freelance SEO the Succesful Way

* Patrick Altoft of Blogstorm recently wrote a piece about succeeding as an SEO freelancer. While I like Patrick very much, I even got my writing job at SEOptimise with his help, I partly do not agree with his advice….

SEO for Parents: What Does Daddy Do?

SEO for Parents: What Does Daddy Do?

Dad and Baby by PedroCancion Last time I wrote about SEO and parenting I stressed that you need to be proud of what you do to be able to talk with your kids about it. That’s not just about SEO….

7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

Border Collie puppy Tess by hoyasmeg. As noted before, in 2009 I didn’t spend as much time with my business of blogging as usually because I had to take care of a puppy. The funny thing is in German (remember,…