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 in 2009? 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. Of course Google can’t ignore Twitter,…

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 Acknowledges SEO 2.0 Tactic of Linking Out as Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

Matt Cutts Acknowledges SEO 2.0 Tactic of Linking Out as Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

Finally Matt Cutts of Google has acknowledged one of the most used SEO 2.0 tactics, linking out, as an important ranking factor. Matt Cutts of Google is seldom relevant to the practice of SEO 2.0. In contrast SEO 1.0 practitioners…

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 practices…

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

m4s0n501 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…

7 Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

7 Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

CC: Your Move by Durotriges. A buddy of mine, styletime, Twitter power user and one of the brightest new bloggers asked what else he should you look after when moving content to a new domain or blog beyond using an…

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Social bookmarking, it’s what Delicious does (Digg 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 on Digg the ignorance of interest groups…

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…

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…

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Besides using such obvious Firefox add-ons and toolbars like those for StumbleUpon, Delicious and Browzmi (the StumbleUpon, Twitter & Mixx combination on steroids) what does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use daily or very often? Here are…

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

Bored to Death by Niemster. Patricia of sourcesouth.com 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…

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

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

Suicide by frozi. 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. Lately more…

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

Privacy Invaders by Lulu Vision. Yesterday I wrote that Google Chrome is not a good idea (it got 100 diggs in 3,5 hours btw. to be buried at 120). I tested Google’s new browser nonetheless and even before I could…

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

Help the homeless by balakov. 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…

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…