What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

cc: All artworks by M Domondon. Digg, formerly known as user driven social news has shown its true nature in 2008: Banning some of their most valuable and active users. They did not solely ban the spammers or those who…

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

m4s0n501 Bored to Death by Niemster. Patricia of sourcesouth.com asked a very important question in the comments which many people ask: How can websites about boring topics succeed on social media? Indeed for many people it’s already an assumption that…

No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

Crime Scene by freefotouk. As a social media fan and Mixx user I’m appalled by the horrendous conditions people over on Digg have to work at: No pay, no regulated work hours and they can be fired any day for…

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself? The Secret of SEO 2.0

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself? The Secret of SEO 2.0

* Today I will reveal the secret of SEO 2.0! It shows how to promote yourself without promoting yourself. So fasten your seat belts. Why am I revealing it? I had a discussion with Shell Harris of Big Oak SEO…

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street, Utah by mandj98. That’s why I don’t read the papers at first in the morning, usually they ruin your day. Now Wall Street is down, Banks crumble and US capitalism turns to US “statism” as capitalism seemingly only…

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

Privacy Invaders by Lulu Vision. Yesterday I wrote that Google Chrome is not a good idea (it got 100 diggs in 3,5 hours btw. to be buried at 120). I tested Google’s new browser nonetheless and even before I could…

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

Help the homeless by balakov. Do you remember the browser wars? No, not Star Wars, the browser wars. In the prehistoric era of the Web we had Netscape Navigators which guided us through the World Wide Wait. Netscape 2, 3…

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

While there are days when no articles appear on the SEO 2.0 blog it does not mean you have to do without SEO 2.0. In fact the SEO 2.0 community is booming and by SEO 2.0 community I mean the…

The Right Blog at the Right Time – 1 Year SEO 2.0

Yes, it’s already one year. One year has gone since I started this blog, SEO 2.0. I feel like looking back and analyzing. Was it worth it? Am I where I expected to be in one years time a year…

Confidential: 22 Google Laws Leaked

A source within Google has leaked this list of 22 Google laws. These confidential laws are not meant to be known by the public so make sure to spread the news before this site gets shut down. They cover 3…

How to Spot Content Theft on Social Media and Elsewhere

Content theft runs rampant on social media. StumbleUpon and Mixx are heavily targeted by sites which capitalize on stolen content. They use images and sometimes also text with no attribution to the original artist, photographer or writer. They make big…

Introducing 10 Traits of Green SEOs

Introducing 10 Traits of Green SEOs

Image by Dhammza. When one of my favorite green blogs was looking for a SEO expert recently I was seriously tempted to quit everything else and do Green SEO full time. It was one of the surprises of plunging in…

Global Food Crisis: How Bloggers, Social Media Users and SEO Experts Can Help

Global Food Crisis: How Bloggers, Social Media Users and SEO Experts Can Help

Free rice.In recent days I read news about the exploding global food crisis all over. It seems the whole world is starving besides us rich westerners. Even worse: Much of it is our fault, not only IMF, WTO or World…

7 Misguiding Terms You Should Abandon

Nowadays we use terms and expressions daily which not only bury the real meaning of the phenomenon they try to describe, they also misguide yourself and others. Some words simply change your intentions to the negative by adding the wrong…

What Easter Can Teach Us About Web 2.0, Social Media and Blogging

What Easter Can Teach Us About Web 2.0, Social Media and Blogging

While I enjoyed my short vacation on Easter I couldn’t resist to think about SEO 2.0 with all its major parts Web 2.0, social media and blogging. I want to share with you a saying that kept popping up on…

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

Content thieves “make money online” off your content. This car could be yours instead. Recently two of my blogging friends were struck by bold content thieves. I do not speak of automatic content scrapers who also are a pain in…

Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Image by CarbonNYC The perhaps most important factor at work, independent of industry or kind of employment, is pride. You have to be proud of what you do in order to create value and be happy. Zen Buddhists and other…

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

In order to succeed in a social media driven Web 2.0 environment website owners, bloggers and businesses have to take certain steps. These practical steps are based on a theoretical foundation with 7 main pillars. These 7 pillars of SEO…

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

In case you ever wondered why you are spending hours daily on the Internet without really working and you or others assume that you are wasting your time here are 10 reasons to use social media you might want to…

20 Ways to Survive as a Freelancer Working on the Web

I work a as freelancer for approx. 5 years now. I am or was a web developer, a problogger, an online journalist and currently I’m a SEO consultant most of the time. I survived! It is difficult at times to…