Does Google Authorship Markup Hurt or Help Rankings?

Does Google Authorship Markup Hurt or Help Rankings?

* You may remember that I have mentioned in my post “Google Authorship Markup Disadvantages Everybody Ignores” how my wife’s site has lost rankings almost immediately after I implemented the Google authorship markup on her site. One reader specifically asked…

How Link Building Really Works These Days

How Link Building Really Works These Days

* I do not write a lot about link building. When I do I try to expand the concept usually or at least question it. The problem with link building is that it doesn’t go away. No matter how often…

How I Recovered from Panda by Banning Google

How I Recovered from Panda by Banning Google

A panda might by a a cute animal but for most people who have a website and get traffic from search or rather mostly from Google it’s worse than a zombie. Websites hit by one of the numerous so called…

25 Shocking Remarks about SEO, Social Media, Facebook & Google to Tell Your Family During the Holiday Season

25 Shocking Remarks about SEO, Social Media, Facebook & Google to Tell Your Family During the Holiday Season

* Watch out: this post has been censored on SEOptimise a year ago because it can allegedly hurt religious feelings! Thus I apologize in advance to gay Muslim anarchists and other religious minorities for not getting mentioned!   It’s the…

Does Smashing Magazine Fail to Represent SEO Properly or Do We?

Does Smashing Magazine Fail to Represent SEO Properly or Do We?

Does Smashing Magazine fail to represent SEO? Patrick Altoft and AJ Kohn are mad at Smashing Magazine for not getting SEO: Are they right? Do the people over at Smashing Magazine have no clue about modern SEO? I simply couldn’t…

Google Authorship Markup Disadvantages Everybody Ignores

Google Authorship Markup Disadvantages Everybody Ignores

p5rn7vb One of my favourite SEO pundits is AJ Kohn. AJ is an eager early adopter of Google+ and Google authorship markup. That’s the thing that lets you display your image in search results. AJ and other people have written…

Are You Really a Content Marketer or Just an SEO?

Are You Really a Content Marketer or Just an SEO?

In recent months, especially after the so called Google Penguin update many people in the SEO industry not only increasingly embraced content marketing but they tried to join the bandwagon and rebrand themselves as content marketers. Many articles saying “we’re…

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

* It’s official now: relationship building replaces link building in SEO. I’ve been preaching relationships for years as part of SEO 2.0 but now the approach arrived in the SEO mainstream. I’m glad it has. There is just one problem…

How to Use the Google Disavow Tool for NOT Against Negative SEO

How to Use the Google Disavow Tool for NOT Against Negative SEO

* Google first created the problem of so called negative SEO by taking “manual action” on links webmasters have no control over. Instead of just discounting “unnatural links” pointing to a site Google will make you responsible for them even…

What Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Are Actually About – Stop Perverting Them

What Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Are Actually About – Stop Perverting Them

* Now that “content marketing” is the latest rage people who have no clue what content really means are perverting ages old techniques like guest blogging and blogger outreach. Many lazy SEOs are late to this renamed “great content” and…

Non-Google Link Building for Search Emancipated Optimization

Non-Google Link Building for Search Emancipated Optimization

* It may be a surprise to you but link building has been thriving long before Google. When I joined the Internet and started publishing poetry online in 1997 Google didn’t even exist. Many search engines like Infoseek, Webcrawler or…

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

* Google has been sending out “unnatural links” warnings for some time. At first they meant you got penalized in Google search and thus you lost your rankings. Lately they have been sending out even more of the cryptic messages,…

Why Peer-to-Peer SEO Beats Influencer Ass Kissing

Why Peer-to-Peer SEO Beats Influencer Ass Kissing

* In the past I have written repeatedly about the need to find your peers and to work together with them for the benefit of all parties involved. On the Web it’s not about competing with 7 billions of people,…

IFTTT Recipes for White Hat SEO & Social Media Automation

IFTTT Recipes for White Hat SEO & Social Media Automation

A few days ago I have finally shared all my IFTTT recipes. “What are IFTTT recipes?” you might ask. IFTTT is an acronym for “if this then that”. It’s a service that allows cross-site programming of multiple other services. A…

Positive SEO Example Campaign to Take Part in

Positive SEO Example Campaign to Take Part in

* How positive SEO works Last time I defined what I consider to be positive SEO. Also I went into detail to explain my concept of Google Parkour where you link out to your competitor in case s/he already has…

You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

* Are you interested in link building? Yes, that’s what you think. In reality you need something else though. Let me explain. I’m just an independent SEO consultant who hasn’t dozens of employees to do his work. I can take…

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

* Negative SEO Nightmare In the recent weeks so called negative SEO has been one of the most written about topics in the search marketing industry and beyond. Luckily only a few major publications have covered the topic. Why? Well,…

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

* You may already know that I’m one of the editors of the default /seoblogs slashtag on Blekko, the search engine contender for advanced users. After a few months of hiatus I have added a bunch of dark horse SEO…

Three Timeless SEO Strategies and the Tactics to Boost Performance

Three Timeless SEO Strategies and the Tactics to Boost Performance

This is a guest post by Ryan Woolley, Vice President of Client Services, Response Mine Interactive. It has been submitted to SEO 2.0 already several months ago and was never published due to some issues I encountered with it. As…

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

* Getting clients as an SEO is a no brainer in a way, still many people struggle at the beginning it seems. Recently I answered a question on Quora: “How do I get more SEO clients?” The person who asked…