Yahoo Search Results Total Crap Now

Yahoo Search Results Total Crap Now

SEO 2.0 rankings for SEO 2.0 in the last 12 weeks, Raven SEO Tools chart. Just recently Yahoo updated their Index to offer “more relevant results” which allegedly are “more like Google“. I was amazed to find out that the…

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

Keyword Research: SEO 2.0 on the Rise – Says Google “Insights”

Google Insights graph: SEO 2.0 light blue, findability green. Google released today a new keyword research tool called Google Insights for Search which in short fulfills the dreams of search marketers. It’s like Google Trends but much more accurate and…

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

Crime scene by Cati Kaoe. Web designers & developers often focus on web standards, table-less layouts or CSS effects like styled lists or sidebars e.g. All these things are perfectly OK unless they are executed at the expense of findability….

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Famous painting, image by caribb, but no clue in the URL: http://flickr.com/photos/caribb/2355878576/ Do you know what the New York Times, the World Bank, WordPress.com, PHP.net and others have in common? Their URLs suck! A few days ago my list of…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Address by sam.d URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your Internet address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes daily…

Confidential: 22 Google Laws Leaked

p5rn7vb A source within Google has leaked this list of 22 Google laws. These confidential laws are not meant to be known by the public so make sure to spread the news before this site gets shut down. They cover…

Top 10 Benefits of Speaking at Search Engine Conferences

Top 10 Benefits of Speaking at Search Engine Conferences

On Tuesday instead of working I went to SES Hamburg (a leading search engine conference, sidenote for the uninitiated) for some fun. I showed off my great Panama hat (Yes, I tricked you, I don’t actually wear sombreros!) and enjoyed…

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM Lymphozyte. Source.Google Trends is a wonderful tool to find out what the market really demands. I compared SEM to SEO demand to find out that the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) industry is booming it seems. The demand for SEM…

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

While blogging I often made the mistake of trying to raise hell or be spectacular to get attention from readers. You really have to be amazing, outstanding and hell of a useful to achieve this goal. As I’m still a…

Google Clean Up of Fakes: 10 Most Likely Ban Candidates

Google Clean Up of Fakes: 10 Most Likely Ban Candidates

Fake breasts by magnopere. Reports pour in that Google plans to clean up the web of fakes which are publicized to gain attention and links. Google “Head of Spam” Matt Cutts has been cited as saying that Google will “penalize”…

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…

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…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

For my SEO 2.0 blog I tended to use images only as a nice to have add on due to the fact that my time for blogging was very limited. One week I added images to all posts, the next…

Webmaster Tools, Services, and Products I Tested & Recommend

I have been testing some alternative webmaster tools, services and products useful not only for SEO purposes. Although most of them were more than useful I didn’t manage to review them thoroughly enough to really write about them. Nonetheless many…

PageRank Superstition: 200+ Signals Are Not One Google Juice

Sorry Andy and the rest of the world: There is no hidden PageRank or Google juice that miraculously determines the ranking in Google’s results. It’s not 1998 anymore. A few months ago Google disclosed to the New York Times that…

7 Simple Ways to Use Universal Search to Appear on Top of Google

While many people still assume that SEO 2.0 is just a mislead term for SMO/M (social media optimization/marketing) it’s plainly put not true. In SEO 2.0 you still in many cases aim at search results in the broadest sense. One…

The Day PageRank Died

Yesterday, October 24th, 2007 marked the day when PageRank died. It became virtually useless or worthless. Why? What was the purpose of Google PageRank in the first place? PageRank was revolutionary when it was introduced by Google. That’s why Google…

Best Search Engine According to Google

Google needs SEO to rank in Google! Why? Let me explain. Today everybody wrote about the Google optimization parody “What if Google had to design their user interface for Google?“. It’s both funny and sad that’s why it’s spectacularly successful…

My Google List of Demands

Two of my favorite SEO bloggers started a meme and one of them asked me to jump on the bandwagon and devise a Google wish list. I know Christmas is near and I like both so I will take part….

New Search Marketing Standard Issue Out: International Search Markets

New Search Marketing Standard Issue Out: International Search Markets

The new Search Marketing Standard Magazine issue is out for fall 07. It’s main topic: International search markets, UK, Italy, Germany, Russia and China and guess who wrote the article about Germany? ;-)