Does SEO Make You Sick?

Does SEO Make You Sick?

* A recent survey has yielded shocking results: one in ten Americans considers HTML to be a sexually transmitted disease. This sounds funny, doesn’t it? Now consider one of the other survey questions. It also asked what SEO means. Here…

Simple Ways to Optimize Your Site

Simple Ways to Optimize Your Site

When a year ends and a new year starts we often reconsider what we’ve done last year and plan for the upcoming year. Many people attempt to implement huge changes of their life style or business practices. It’s far better…

SEO is Alive!

SEO is Alive!

* When I started out this blog over 6 years ago I said what nowadays is almost a running gag: “SEO is dead“. So you could assume I am the most unlikely person to tell you that SEO is alive….

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

* In my last post I focused on influencers, who they are and how they get there. At the end I concluded that most of us are not natural born influencers. Not everybody can become a president. That’s perfectly OK,…

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

* Whether you like it or not content is the current big thing at least when it comes to buzz. SEO is dead they shout, social media has no ROI they whine but great content is the emperor in the…

How to Remove utm_source & Other Parameters From Your URLs

[Edit: I had to remove the script from my site as it seems WordPress 3.6 redirection interferes with it so that countless additional pages get created. Remove yours too in case you use WordPress!] These days it’s a quite common…

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,…

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…

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…

12 Effects Google Personal Search Will Have on SEO, Blogging, Social Media and the Web as Whole

12 Effects Google Personal Search Will Have on SEO, Blogging, Social Media and the Web as Whole

Image: Personal Preference by Kevin Dooley. Google gets personal: Now everybody will get personalized search results based on their search habits in the past unless they opt out in a tedious process. So most people won’t opt out or even…

Google Indexes Twitter Links

How to get Indexed by Google in 2009? Just use Twitter. This is no joke. I ran a test on Twitter to find out whether Google indexes Twitter links and surprise, surprise it does. Of course Google can’t ignore Twitter,…

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL: This will be a short post, like the headline already suggests. You know, after the disastrous performance of Wolfram Alpha which was falsely hailed as Google competition I’m not really in the mood to rant again. I will…

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

What an overwhelming headline! User and search friendly URL design for multi-language websites? What are you talking about? Let me explain. Then I’ll introduce to you the 4 easy steps you need to follow. One of the basic best practices…

7 Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

7 Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

CC: Your Move by Durotriges. A buddy of mine, styletime, Twitter power user and one of the brightest new bloggers asked what else he should you look after when moving content to a new domain or blog beyond using an…

Why Image Optimization is Important for Blogs

Today, instead of explaining why image optimization is important for blogs I will simply demonstrate it. These are the top 12 search referers this month on SEO 2.0: Search Term Source (Google) alone image search fake image search fakes image…

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What’s True What Not?

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What’s True What Not?

zv7qrnb CC: Reality Check by ScubaBear68. After 1.5 years of writing for this blog and popularizing SEO 2.0 it’s time to review some of my theories and predictions. I have promised you a new era. Did it really arrive? Did…

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Social bookmarking, it’s what Delicious does (Digg is social news in contrast, while StumbleUpon is social browsing), is one of the best working things when it comes to the wisdom of crowds. While on Digg the ignorance of interest groups…

Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Image: Brick Obama by ~emeph Immediately after Barack Obama has been sworn in as the new president of the United States the Whitehouse.gov website has been relaunched. Some of the most important aspects of this change are: It has a…

7 Optimization Techniques I Learned from Playing With my 7 Year Old Daughter

7 Optimization Techniques I Learned from Playing With my 7 Year Old Daughter

May I… Creative Commons image by ~FreeBirDĀ®~. Working on a computer is often frustrating when you have kids. They come over to see you sitting all day at the same place staring into a bright light source and wonder why…

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

* Are you a graphic, industrial or web designer? Do you want your website to look good? Do you ignore, hate or forget SEO and usability? Well, I can help. Designers often do not implement the simplest website tweaks and…