Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

CC: Stumbling into happiness by szea. One of the most annoying issues on StumbleUpon, both from an user and a webmaster perspective is the bizarre categorization system. SU mixes tags and categories in a way nobody really grasps. You can…

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

Usability expert at work? CC: Bela donna by hypertypos. Today, November 13th, is World Usability Day. I’m not really involved in it in spite of being really interested in usability user-centered design findability. With my soon 12 years of online…

SEO Company, SEO and Search Engine Optimization Google Results Are a Disgrace

SEO Company, SEO and Search Engine Optimization Google Results Are a Disgrace

cc: Magic movement by Gojca. The SEO industry is outraged about search engine optimization leading figure Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz calling the Google (and Yahoo) results for “SEO company” an embarrassment. The main problem about that post seems to be…

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

cc: Please open door slowly by splorp. Every website or blog has a purpose, be it a sale, a subscription or simply conveying the message, whatever it is. Achieving this goal is called conversion. The worst enemy of the conversion…

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Besides using such obvious Firefox add-ons and toolbars like those for StumbleUpon, Delicious and Browzmi (the StumbleUpon, Twitter & Mixx combination on steroids) what does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use daily or very often? Here are…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Suicide by frozi. I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Lately more…

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business Predictions

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business Predictions

Who the hell is the Gossip Girl? Google Suggest, a former Google Labs feature, that offers searchers possible search queries based on the number of searches and findings, has been rolled out. Ever since the SEO community is buzzing around…

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

Google Insights graph: SEO 2.0 light blue, findability green. Google released today a new keyword research tool called Google Insights for Search which in short fulfills the dreams of search marketers. It’s like Google Trends but much more accurate and…

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

Crime scene by Cati Kaoe. Web designers & developers often focus on web standards, table-less layouts or CSS effects like styled lists or sidebars e.g. All these things are perfectly OK unless they are executed at the expense of findability….

List of Short URL Services

List of Short URL Services

What to do when you need short URLs (concise Internet/Web addresses or URL forwarding) for Twitter or elsewhere? Either you use the proprietary t.co shortener by Twitter itself big Google’s URL shortener goo.gl or bit.ly where .ly stands for Libya…

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Famous painting, image by caribb, but no clue in the URL: http://flickr.com/photos/caribb/2355878576/ Do you know what the New York Times, the World Bank, WordPress.com, PHP.net and others have in common? Their URLs suck! A few days ago my list of…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Address by sam.d URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your Internet address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes daily…

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM Lymphozyte. Source.Google Trends is a wonderful tool to find out what the market really demands. I compared SEM to SEO demand to find out that the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) industry is booming it seems. The demand for SEM…

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

While blogging I often made the mistake of trying to raise hell or be spectacular to get attention from readers. You really have to be amazing, outstanding and hell of a useful to achieve this goal. As I’m still a…

Saturday Night Fever for WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify

Saturday Night Fever for WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify

Dear reader, I assume that you rarely actually visit my blog. You probably read SEO 2.0 in Google Reader, Netvibes or Bloglines but indeed I look at my blog daily. After almost a year now, yes it’s true SEO 2.0…

10 Coding Guidelines for Perfect Findability and Web Standards

Perfect findability and web standards can be achieved with the same means when it comes to coding. Thus I compiled a very simple list of 10 coding guidelines for perfect findability and web standards everybody can easily memorize and implement:…