Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

A few days ago I’ve watched a very intriguing movie called The Joneses. It’s about a seemingly happy family who is moving to a new city. Their main motive is to sell products though. How do they do it? They…

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

Piwik is is better than Google Analytics in many ways, at least 10 of them. It’s: Free, really free, you don’t pay with your data. Once you use Google Analytics you’ll get Adwords ads via mail both electronic and in…

Blogging vs Writing

Blogging vs Writing

Image: Timeless Books by Lin Pernille. Is there a difference between blogging and writing? Yes, there is. I’ve been blogging for several years now and I’m increasingly aware of the difference. Think about what makes us read books by authors…

SEO is a Craft not a Science

SEO is a Craft not a Science

Running Bumblebee by wwarby Recently there has been a backlash in the SEO industry against what is deemed to be a non-scientific approach when it comes to SEO testing or collecting statistical data. Some people argue that you have to…

Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Social Media: Paradise or prison? Are you social media hopping? Have you been on Friendster 5 years ago, on MySpace 3 years ago, on Facebook for a year or more and already planning to move on to Diaspora? Have you…

Arizona SEO Experts Against Racism

Arizona SEO Experts Against Racism

Would you stop this guy from entering Arizona? I don’t read the news. It makes me sick. Sometimes you can’t ignore the bad news though. They creep in from all over the place, Twitter, Facebook etc. One of the ugliest…

Interview with Business Blogger Steven Snell on His Recent 50k Blog Sale

Interview with Business Blogger Steven Snell on His Recent 50k Blog Sale

Steven Snell is a professional blogger who also runs a design business. He is the man behind Vandelay Design, DesignM.ag and Traffikd. Especially his two flagship design blogs have been very succesful in the past both by the sheer numbers…

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Construction Worker by Saad Akhtar Recently it dawned on me what the biggest roadblock to my financial success is. I started my freelance career as a worker and I’ve remained one ever since. I sensed it in the past as…

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Blue Eyed Zombie by Josh Jensen After spending two years on Twitter, participating almost daily there, I have noticed a gradual change in user behavior. It seems that many of us, including me are becoming real time idiots. Another tendency…

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

This week SEO industry veterans Patrick Gavin, most known for launching Text Link Ads a few years ago, and Andy Hagans have launched a new major project. It’s called DIYSEO and is a new kind of SEO software or actually…

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…

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

p5rn7vb 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…

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…

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…

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…

Social Media Refocus: What Site is Next?

Dear Readers, over the past 1.5 years I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time on my favorite 3 social sites, StumbleUpon, Sphinn and Mixx. Lately I’m mostly on Twitter though as it’s most rewarding most interactive and most face to…

7 SEO 2.0 Lessons: SEO for Humans Instead of Spiders is Not About Google and “Content is King”

7 SEO 2.0 Lessons: SEO for Humans Instead of Spiders is Not About Google and “Content is King”

Spider, really your preferred audience? Source. For years Google has been preaching building websites for humans not spiders. Nonetheless in reality Google still relies on webmasters to make their pages spider-friendly. To be honest I don’t like big Google and…