Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Wisdom of crowds has proven very useful in organizing the information overflow of the Web. Sadly though the first wave of social news sites like Reddit are broken. There is a social site that has ongoing success though that has…

SEO Test: Default Personalized Search is a Myth – It Doesn’t Work

During the recent three weeks I have performed a very simple SEO test to determine the influence of the newly introduced personalized search feature by Google. This one allegedly works with cookies only and it personalizes your search results by…

Google Indexes Twitter Links

How to get indexed by Google? Just use Twitter. This is no joke. I ran a test on Twitter to find out whether Google indexes Twitter links and surprise, surprise it does in certain cases. Of course Google can’t ignore…

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…

Matt Cutts Confirms: Linking Out is a Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

Matt Cutts Confirms: Linking Out is a Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

* Finally Matt Cutts of Google has confirmed that one of the most used SEO 2.0 tactics, linking out, is an important ranking factor.   Why listen to Matt Cutts this time? Matt Cutts of Google is seldom relevant to…

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL: This will be a short post, like the headline already suggests. You know, after the disastrous performance of Wolfram Alpha which was falsely hailed as Google competition I’m not really in the mood to rant again. I will…

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

* What an overwhelming headline! User and search friendly URL design for multi-language websites? What are you talking about? Let me explain. Then I’ll introduce to you the 4 easy steps you need to follow. One of the basic best…

Search: 8 Reasons Why Wolfram Alpha is a Waste of Time and no Threat to Google

Search: 8 Reasons Why Wolfram Alpha is a Waste of Time and no Threat to Google

Wolfram Alpha is the new overhyped “Google killer” on the block. It’s allegedly a search engine. Do you remember the last few much hyped Google killers in the search arena? Not? Well, I do. Wikia has been discontinued after just…

Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

A buddy of mine asked what else he should you look after when moving content to a new domain or blog beyond using an indispensable 301 redirect.   Why use a redirect? For those who are new to SEO: When…

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Social bookmarking, it’s what Delicious does (Reddit is social news in contrast, while StumbleUpon is social browsing), is one of the best working things when it comes to the wisdom of crowds. While  StumbleUpon tends to collect the lowest common…

Social Search: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

Social Search: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

[Update: Google’ SearchWiki has been discontinued. Some features have been later adopted for new services like Google+] Above you see the Google results for SEO I wanted to see when Google introduced social search features called SearchWiki, but Google didn’t…

SEO Company, SEO and Search Engine Optimization Google Results Are a Disgrace

SEO Company, SEO and Search Engine Optimization Google Results Are a Disgrace

cc: Magic movement by Gojca. The SEO industry is outraged about search engine optimization leading figure Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz calling the Google (and Yahoo) results for “SEO company” an embarrassment. The main problem about that post seems to be…

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

What Firefox add-ons does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use frequently? Here are the Firefox extensions for search, website optimization and SEO I use:   Google Search by Image This add-on searches Google by image on right-click…

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

* A reader asked a very important question in the comments which many people ask: How can websites about boring topics succeed on social media? Indeed for many people it’s already an assumption that so called boring topics can’t succeed…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

* I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Some people even commit…

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street Down, SEO Up: 7 Reasons Why

Wall Street, Utah by mandj98. That’s why I don’t read the papers at first in the morning, usually they ruin your day. Now Wall Street is down, Banks crumble and US capitalism turns to US “statism” as capitalism seemingly only…

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

* When I wrote that Google Chrome is not a good idea the post got popular really fast and got debated a lot ever since. I tested Google’s new browser nonetheless and even before I could find out “how much…

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

* Do you remember the browser wars? No, not Star Wars, the browser wars. In the prehistoric era of the Web we had Netscape Navigators which guided us through the World Wide Wait. Netscape 2, 3 and 4 were the…

10 Google Operators for Advanced Search I Use Daily (and You Should Too)

While using Google not only as a searcher but also as a search engine aka website optimizer I apply so called advanced search operators which in fact aren’t that advanced once you know them. Still most people don’t use them….

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…