‘SEO is Dead’ is Dead

‘SEO is Dead’ is Dead

Diamond Skull by Damien Hirst. Image by Aaron Weber. Recently a post┬átitled “How SEO is breaking the web (and killing Google)” has garnered almost 200 tweets. While I assume that many of them were automated tweets from accounts retweeting everything…

Panama Hat SEO

Panama Hat SEO

I confess: I’ve been lying to you all these years! I don’t wear a white sombrero like my avatar does. I wear a Panama hat instead. There is more to it than just the hat type I realized recently. It…

Sometimes Success Lies in Moderation

Sometimes Success Lies in Moderation

* Just yesterday I noticed that I entered the Adage 150 top marketing blog list at #143. Today I’m at #149. This might change quickly again so I’m not here to solely brag about it. The exact point in time…

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…

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…

SEO 3.0 – Hanging Out With the Hipsters

SEO 3.0 – Hanging Out With the Hipsters

It has been almost 3 years ago when I started the SEO 2.0 blog. SEO 2.0 is stale by now. There is business as usual by now. No innovation. No next big thing. At least when it comes to SEO…

The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

Friendship by sarniebill1 In modern SEO we often encounter the term conversion (rate) optimization. It means making visitors of your site your clients or customers in most cases. A conversion can also mean to make someone convert from a casual…

SEO for Parents: What Does Daddy Do?

SEO for Parents: What Does Daddy Do?

Dad and Baby by PedroCancion Last time I wrote about SEO and parenting I stressed that you need to be proud of what you do to be able to talk with your kids about it. That’s not just about SEO….

7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

Border Collie puppy Tess by hoyasmeg. As noted before, in 2009 I didn’t spend as much time with my business of blogging as usually because I had to take care of a puppy. The funny thing is in German (remember,…

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 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…

Death Threat by StumbleUpon Engineer

Death Threat by StumbleUpon Engineer

Just yesterday I published a post that bluntly criticizes the many shortcomings of StumbleUpon. A few hours ago I got the first reaction by StumbleUpon staff. No, they didn’t ask me how they can help me, a self proclaimed StumbleUpon…

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

Executed by mistake is a Creative Commons image by the moog. Sometimes it takes years of blogging to notice your most obvious mistakes. I’ve been blogging for several years privately, then a few professionally and still do on several business…

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…

Authority and Trustrank

Yesterday I discovered the original Trustrank paper from 2004. Trustrank is a term coined by some Yahoo engineers to describe a new algorithm to determine relevant search results. The new thing about Trustrank is that it does not solely count…

Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

* In recent weeks I’ve been blogging less than usual so that in the meantime I got fewer visitors and also fewer comments. In times like these I get more comments for the SEO of it than comments out of…

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

Most traditional SEO techniques are boring. Even worse: SEO is actual work in most cases. I’m lazy like hell. I wish I had a 4 hour work week or something. Other people automate everything but I suck at programming. Or…

6 New SEO 2.0 Definitions: It’s the People’s SEO, about Relevancy & ORM but not…

m4s0n501 SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist and I’m glad it doesn’t! OK, SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist according to Wikipedia. It existed, someone wrote an excellent article about it but the Wikipedia censors deleted it. I’m glad. I prefer to spread the…