25 Shocking Remarks about SEO, Social Media, Facebook & Google to Tell Your Family During the Holiday Season

25 Shocking Remarks about SEO, Social Media, Facebook & Google to Tell Your Family During the Holiday Season

* Watch out: this post has been censored on SEOptimise a year ago because it can allegedly hurt religious feelings! Thus I apologize in advance to gay Muslim anarchists and other religious minorities for not getting mentioned!   It’s the…

Google Authorship Markup Disadvantages Everybody Ignores

Google Authorship Markup Disadvantages Everybody Ignores

One of my favourite SEO pundits is AJ Kohn. AJ is an eager early adopter of Google+ and Google authorship markup. That’s the thing that lets you display your image in search results. AJ and other people have written numerous…

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

* Summary: In the era of “content marketing” it’s not just scientists and SEO specialists who have to create content to survive. Every business seemingly has to as Google etc. needs content to monetize. Do you have to submit to…

How to Use the Google Disavow Tool for NOT Against Negative SEO

How to Use the Google Disavow Tool for NOT Against Negative SEO

* Google first created the problem of so called negative SEO by taking “manual action” on links webmasters have no control over. Instead of just discounting “unnatural links” pointing to a site Google will make you responsible for them even…

Advantages of Google-Free Blogging

Advantages of Google-Free Blogging

* OK, it’s been a few weeks since I banned Google on this blog and I see some of the consequences. In sheer numbers I get less “traffic” of course. I explained before how most of Google “traffic” weren’t real…

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

I’m not a big friend of Google for a myriad of reasons. I won’t deal with those here. There is one simple reason why I prefer not to use Google Search though whenever possible. Google Search is dead, it’s not…

Does Getting Rid of Google Make Sense? Feedback from the Web

Most people in the SEO industry chose to ignore my symbolic act of banning Google and going Google-free after I got penalized for no apparent reason. In contrast articles on “how I tried to recover from Panda/Penguin for 6 mix…

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

* Over the years I admired the Creative Commons movement. I have not only been a big fan of it I also used a lot of Creative Commons licensed images here on my blog as metaphorical illustrations of my articles….

Giving All Your Great Content to Google For Free is Suicide

Giving All Your Great Content to Google For Free is Suicide

* When I chose to block Google recently some people considered me nuts, after all it sounds like suicide, especially for an SEO site. Actually it’s the exact opposite. Giving your most valuable assets to Google for free is not…

How Do You Attract Visitors Instead of Traffic to Your Site?

How Do You Attract Visitors Instead of Traffic to Your Site?

* A few years ago I noted that there is a difference between traffic and visitors in an article dealing with a broader topic. Then in early January of 2011 I have described it in more depth. Today I’d like…

Un-Google Yourself With These Alternative Tools

Un-Google Yourself With These Alternative Tools

* Now that I banned Google on my blog I feel more confident about becoming independent from Google. You don’t have to be an anti-SEO self improvement guru who wants to live a perfect life to realize that Google is…

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

* Google has been sending out “unnatural links” warnings for some time. At first they meant you got penalized in Google search and thus you lost your rankings. Lately they have been sending out even more of the cryptic messages,…

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

* I am banning Google on my blog. Why? Isn’t it ironic for a self proclaimed SEO blog to ban Google? Let me tell you the whole story. When I started out this blog in 2007 I did not get…

Positive SEO Example Campaign to Take Part in

Positive SEO Example Campaign to Take Part in

* How positive SEO works Last time I defined what I consider to be positive SEO. Also I went into detail to explain my concept of Google Parkour where you link out to your competitor in case s/he already has…

Unofficial Google Newspeak Glossary: Manual Action in Commercial Relationships

Euphemisms are often made up words that are meant to hide the real (in most cases negative) meaning of existing terms. For example the thing the US government refers to as “targeted killings” is basically an assassination which in turn…

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

* In a recent post Hugo Guzman, whom I consider both a great guy and a knowledge SEO expert, has written a very disappointing article called “Just Say No to Google Bashing“. It’s a reaction to the outcry against turning…

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

* Negative SEO Nightmare In the recent weeks so called negative SEO has been one of the most written about topics in the search marketing industry and beyond. Luckily only a few major publications have covered the topic. Why? Well,…

The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google

The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google

* “The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google” is a post I have written a few months ago that hasn’t been published by the blog I have been writing for then. I don’t know why, they…

How to Determine Content Quality and Write Accordingly

How to Determine Content Quality and Write Accordingly

* There seems to exist a broad consensus that content is king, but only great content or rather quality content. Last year, with the so called Panda or high quality update Google made quality content the ultimate goal. How to…

30 Hands On Google Search Plus SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

30 Hands On Google Search Plus SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

m4s0n501 Image above: I’m only ranking at #113 for [seo] in “people and pages” but some of my best friends are around me While everybody was writing posts what the new Google personal search aka “Google Search Plus Your World”…