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…

3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

Expert by Pete Prodoehl is a Creative Commons image. In recent years and months the Web has been flooded by social media experts. They’re everywhere you move, you can’t escape them it seems. There is one problem though: Social media…

The Best SEO Strategy: Don’t Do SEO!

Unless you’re here for the first time you know that I’ve often written about SEO without SEO. What I meant was a new approach to SEO which basically goes beyond it or rather is natural site development that in the…

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s not a Link List

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s not a Link List

Although I don’t call myself a marketer, I’m an optimizer, most people assume I am one. So all kinds of marketers follow me on Twitter and I follow those marketers too who, in one way or another interact with me….

8 Blogger Archetypes: What Kind of Blogger Are You?

8 Blogger Archetypes: What Kind of Blogger Are You?

CC: Images by levork. There are 8 blogger archetypes. activist connector collector fighter newshound teacher writer inventor Let me explain. When I started blogging back in 2003 I wanted to be an activist. An activist is someone who is actively…

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…

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…

10 Christmas No-Nos for SEO Specialists to Avoid at all Costs

10 Christmas No-Nos for SEO Specialists to Avoid at all Costs

CC: Santa chucks the finger by BoSoxBrent. It’s this dreaded season again and all of us in the SEO industry will have to endure humiliations we have to face each year. To lessen the impact of the Christmas SEO woes…

7 Rules of Ethical SEO You Ignore Probably as a White Hat

7 Rules of Ethical SEO You Ignore Probably as a White Hat

Zero Harm by obLiterated. Ethics often consists of unwritten rules. Those rules while not official state laws or beyond them allow us to live together in peace and prosperity. While laws and religions prevent us from inflicting the most obvious…

SearchWiki: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

SearchWiki: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

These are the Google results for SEO I want to see, but Google SearchWiki doesn’t want me to keep. Most of you have noticed by now, Google has introduced a new set of features to its search called SearchWiki. It’s…

Web Success Without SEO Works: How I Entered the Top 10 for SEO Blog

Web Success Without SEO Works: How I Entered the Top 10 for SEO Blog

When I started this blog, SEO 2.0, I proclaimed that SEO is dead and that you don’t need it anymore to succeed on the Web. Moreover I proclaimed a new kind of SEO, SEO 2.0 which works almost completely different…

7 Things Obama Has Taught Me

7 Things Obama Has Taught Me

CC: Yes we can by zyrcster. Sorry to bother you again. I still can’t believe that America has made such a huge leap. A few days ago I wanted to write an article titled “Why Obama and America have already…

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

SEO 2.0 is a term that summarizes all modern methods of making a message heard online, getting found via search engines or any feasible way of reaching an audience by use of the Web. Typical SEO 2.0 methods are: Business…

What Social Media Benefits for Business Can You Expect?

Many people in business and even marketers discount social media as worthless saying things like “social media traffic is low value”. They are not completely wrong about that but they aren’t right in their conclusion either. Discounting social media is…

The Most Important Thing on StumbleUpon: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

The Most Important Thing on StumbleUpon: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

cc: Whiskeygonebad. The “Social Media Insider” over at the Invesp Blog recently wrote a post about StumbleUpon called “StumbleUpon: 3 Most Important Things To Keep In Mind” about promotion on SU. I found it on Sphinn and while I was…

Common Blog Business Models: What Works What Not?

Flagship blogs, that is business blogs with really valuable content often have either an obvious or underlying business model. After more than one year in the blog business or rather watching it I have noticed some patterns with professional bloggers….

Spiritual Linkbuilding How to by Zen Master Seo-ing Singsun

Tonight I dreamt of Zen Master Seo-ing Singsun again. Last time I had attempted to make an interview but the outcome of my dream was difficult to understand as Zen spirituality is not easy to grasp at all and trapped…

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…

What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

What the Numerous Digg Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

cc: All artworks by M Domondon. Digg, formerly known as user driven social news has shown its true nature in 2008: Banning some of their most valuable and active users. They did not solely ban the spammers or those who…

7 Ways Self Submission Hurts Yourself on Social Media

7 Ways Self Submission Hurts Yourself on Social Media

You’re not alone by confusedvision. Many webmasters still assume that self submission is the best way to gain links and exposure on social media. You just dump your content on a social site and “done”. Most social media experts will…