No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

Crime Scene by freefotouk. As a social media fan and Mixx user I’m appalled by the horrendous conditions people over on Digg have to work at: No pay, no regulated work hours and they can be fired any day for…

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself? The Secret of SEO 2.0

How to Promote Yourself Without Promoting Yourself? The Secret of SEO 2.0

* Today I will reveal the secret of SEO 2.0! It shows how to promote yourself without promoting yourself. So fasten your seat belts. Why am I revealing it? I had a discussion with Shell Harris of Big Oak SEO…

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…

How Trust Made my Blog Triumph: 1000 Subscribers

How Trust Made my Blog Triumph: 1000 Subscribers

Trust by hcii. Dear reader, if you’d ask me what the single most important factor in the success of my blog is I would reply: Trust!Trust is a tool that enables you to communicate and work together with people. In…

The Right Blog at the Right Time – 1 Year SEO 2.0

Yes, it’s already one year. One year has gone since I started this blog, SEO 2.0. I feel like looking back and analyzing. Was it worth it? Am I where I expected to be in one years time a year…

Are You SEO 2.0 Enough to Join Our Mixx Group?

Sadly I had to reject more and more potential SEO 2.0 group members over at Mixx. People apply for membership to our group with no or even worse bad credentials. Now I don’t use crude neologisms like SEO spammers but…

Introducing 10 Traits of Green SEOs

Introducing 10 Traits of Green SEOs

Image by Dhammza. When one of my favorite green blogs was looking for a SEO expert recently I was seriously tempted to quit everything else and do Green SEO full time. It was one of the surprises of plunging in…

Top 10 Reasons Why SEOs Fail on Social Media

Top 10 Reasons Why SEOs Fail on Social Media

shout by suneko. Many search engine optimizers are still stuck in the past. They practice SEO 1.0 or less. These SEOs fail to adapt to the new Web 2.0 media environment and attempt to apply rules of the older Web…

How to Get Content and Earn Credibility with Old News

How to Get Content and Earn Credibility with Old News

Brisbane 1959 – image by pizzodisevo. Who wants to read yesterday’s news? This might sound like a rhetoric question but it’s not: Google users or searchers want to read old news. They actually seek out your old, even archaic content…

3 Phases of Flagship Blog Growth or How to Fall in Love with Blogging

3 Phases of Flagship Blog Growth or How to Fall in Love with Blogging

p5rn7vb * Starting and maintaining a flagship blog is not really easy. You need perseverance and the will to keep on blogging no matter what happens. You need passion. You need to fall in love with blogging! I have it,…

Findability, New and Better SEO?

Findability, New and Better SEO?

Findability is a term that has become a buzzword for a while due to a book called Building Findable Websites by Aarron Walter (not to mix up with Aaron Wall, author of SEO Book). Now as a true SEO 2.0…

How to Get More Visitors for Your Blog Without Social Media Marketing

How to Get More Visitors for Your Blog Without Social Media Marketing

Give. Image by Mr. KrisPersonally I hate the term “marketing” as well as combinations like search engine marketing. Even more than that I despise the term social media marketing which is an oxymoron in itself. I wonder why I forgot…

10 Commandments of Business Blogging

10 Commandments of Business Blogging

Whatever you do, you need passion, image by fatboyke What exactly is business blogging? To me, at least in this post, it applies to any blogging attempt that is motivated by the advance of any business or marketing endeavour. It…

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

First off: The introduction of real links in comments via the dofollow plugin has been a huge success, especially as I am ranking high for both “dofollow” and “dofollow plugin” in Google by now because my article about the end…

The 10 Simplest Ways to Boost Your Social Media Credibility Right From the Start

The 10 Simplest Ways to Boost Your Social Media Credibility Right From the Start

As a very active social media user, some would probably say power user already, I notice the same mistakes over and over made by new users on social media sites. On the other hand it’s very easy to boost your…

Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Are You Proud of What You Do? I Am. You Should Too.

Image by CarbonNYC The perhaps most important factor at work, independent of industry or kind of employment, is pride. You have to be proud of what you do in order to create value and be happy. Zen Buddhists and other…

3 Approaches to Reputation Management: Which One Do You Need?

Already a while ago I acknowledged that reputation management is part of SEO 2.0. I never mentioned it again though since then. Reputation management is a relatively new term in SEO and it is hot. Really hot. Some social media…

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

In order to succeed in a social media driven Web 2.0 environment website owners, bloggers and businesses have to take certain steps. These practical steps are based on a theoretical foundation with 7 main pillars. These 7 pillars of SEO…

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

In case you ever wondered why you are spending hours daily on the Internet without really working and you or others assume that you are wasting your time here are 10 reasons to use social media you might want to…