10 New Google Personal Search Blogging, Social Media & SEO Tactics

10 New Google Personal Search Blogging, Social Media & SEO Tactics

Image: Trust by notsogoodphotography The new by default personalized search by Google is a big paradigm shift in SEO. Yesterday I wrote about the changes personal search will bring for blogging, social media, SEO etc. I prefer to call it…

12 Reasons Why StumbleUpon is Dead

12 Reasons Why StumbleUpon is Dead

Dead End is a Creative Commons image by Benny Lin StumbleUpon is dead. Read my story first and then the 12 reasons. It was long ago, probably a year or more, that I have stopped recommending StumbleUpon for business users…

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Image: Rockstar by N1NJ4. As a regular SEO 2.0 blog reader you probably know who Glen Allsopp is. I have linked his blog postings quite often in the past and he even blogsitted SEO 2.0 once a year ago while…

Speed Up Firefox the No Bullshit Way

Speed Up Firefox the No Bullshit Way

* Over the years I’ve tried numerous ways of speeding up Firefox. Most posts on that topic make you change some hidden preferences and such. I say: That’s bullshit! I’ve never experienced much of an betterment. There are few reasons…

Freemium for Blogs

While contemplating business models for my blog one idea has been the nowadays common freemium model. Freemium means a basic free product and additional premium services. It’s very popular with software. What does freemium for blogs mean though? What premium…

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

I’m furious! That’s surprising as it’s difficult to annoy me these days. I turned 35 this year and I’m a web professional for 10 years now so many things don’t bother me anymore. Still there are things that get me…

Platform Independent SEO & SEO 2.0

Platform independence is a term known from programming. In practice platform independent programming means that a piece of software does not depend on a certain browser, plug in or operating system. For instance the best RSS readers work on all…

Authority and Trustrank

Yesterday I discovered the original Trustrank paper from 2004. Trustrank is a term coined by some Yahoo engineers to describe a new algorithm to determine relevant search results. The new thing about Trustrank is that it does not solely count…

The 7 Most Pressing Reasons to Control Google & Search not SEO

The 7 Most Pressing Reasons to Control Google & Search not SEO

Google? “City gate, Dali” is a Creative Commons licensed image by Alexandra Moss A recent anonymous posting on Techcrunch proposes the regulation of Search Engine Marketing and SEO. At least in the headline. Actually the article deals with the urgent…

Top 7 Ways to Use Twitter for Marketing Purposes Correctly

m4s0n501 Last time I wrote about Twitter and marketing it became the most read by subscribers post on SEO 2.0 ever. By now I think more than 1300 regular SEO 2.0 readers have read it. This by far surpasses any…

Think Relationships not Technology

Think Relationships not Technology

* After Matt Cutts’ disclosure that PageRank sculpting support has been discontinued many SEO practitioners struggle with the issue of links in comments or from User Generated Content (UGC) in general draining their PageRank again. Matt Cutts says that good…

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry: We’re no Criminals

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry: We’re no Criminals

One of the greatest things about the international blogosphere is its self improvement part. You have lots of outstanding positivity spirituality productivity blogs out there. You don’t have them in German in contrast. I love to read self improvement blogs…

3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

Expert by Pete Prodoehl is a Creative Commons image. In recent years and months the Web has been flooded by social media experts. They’re everywhere you move, you can’t escape them it seems. There is one problem though: Social media…

StumbleUpon Adds SEO Category

StumbleUpon Adds SEO Category

One of the greatest annoyances with StumbleUpon was the utter lack of an SEO category. You know SU is a social discovery service that is based on “channel surfing the Web”. Without a matching channel many SEO postings were posted…

The Best SEO Strategy: Don’t Do SEO!

Unless you’re here for the first time you know that I’ve often written about SEO without SEO. What I meant was a new approach to SEO which basically goes beyond it or rather is natural site development that in the…

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

CC: Apathy? by Dan is awesome. In recent weeks this blog grew more and more silent for a number of reasons (vacation, rediscovery of a vintage strategy game from the eighties, puppy) that are not related to the blog itself….

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

CC: Seo2 [Not affiliated with the SEO 2.0 blog] Good bloggers take part in memes. I try to be a good blogger so I’m glad I’m part of a meme again, last few times I was asked I was too…

8 Blogger Archetypes: What Kind of Blogger Are You?

8 Blogger Archetypes: What Kind of Blogger Are You?

CC: Images by levork. There are 8 blogger archetypes. activist connector collector fighter newshound teacher writer inventor Let me explain. When I started blogging back in 2003 I wanted to be an activist. An activist is someone who is actively…

Top 10 Most Awesomely Amazing Creative & Funny Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

Top 10 Most Awesomely Amazing Creative & Funny Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

CC: Eye am feeling silly by Cayusa. OK, I admit it, I’m part of the problem here. It all started with link baiting a few years ago. Then blogging for a social media audience has become so common place that…

Does Blogging for Money Work or Not? 6 Noob Mistakes

Does Blogging for Money Work or Not? 6 Noob Mistakes

CC: True Fans by Vanderlin. Recently a Newsweek article by the “fake Steve Jobs” [Daniel Lyons] blogger basically denounced blogging for money or in other words depicted problogging as a myth. Well, not really, it said you can’t make “huge…