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…

Post-Panda Link Building for Affiliate Websites in 2012

Post-Panda Link Building for Affiliate Websites in 2012

Does link building for affiliates work at all after the numerous Panda updates? You may ask yourself these days this question. A few weeks ago Jason Acidre of Kaiserthesage asked me to provide answers to two questions about link building…

LOL: The New Positive Brand of SEO!

LOL: The New Positive Brand of SEO!

* SEO is ugly. Most people who hear SEO think spam. Inbound marketing is not SEO and can’t replace SEO. Nobody wants to go the easy route and say findability, after all clients would understand what’s going on and thus…

Can Inbound Marketing Replace SEO?

Can Inbound Marketing Replace SEO?

Image: Inbound marketer creating funny content to sell bananas or a happy client finding optimized bananas?* No, it can’t. Inbound marketing can’t replace SEO. Neither can content marketing, search marketing, online marketing/internet marketing or digital marketing. Why do I ask…

How to Determine Content Quality and Write Accordingly

How to Determine Content Quality and Write Accordingly

* There seems to exist a broad consensus that content is king, but only great content or rather quality content. Last year, with the so called Panda or high quality update Google made quality content the ultimate goal. How to…

40 Cutting Edge Social Media & SEO Services to Invest in Now

40 Cutting Edge Social Media & SEO Services to Invest in Now

* Unless you lived under a rock for the last decade you already invest time and money in web design social media SEO analytics services. The social media and SEO landscape is changing at an alarming pace though. What can…

30 Hands On Google Search Plus SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

30 Hands On Google Search Plus SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

Image above: I’m only ranking at #113 for [seo] in “people and pages” but some of my best friends are around me While everybody was writing posts what the new Google personal search aka “Google Search Plus Your World” means…

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Above: Not personalized search results for the query [content strategy mistakes]. I rank at #7. Look who ranks at #2 and #4. While trying to assess the impact of stolen and otherwise copied content on my rankings here on the…

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

For years I’ve been a proponent of using SEO for more than just making money. Even on the Web it’s “people before profits”. You can’t just do business as usual when the planet and humanity with it goes down the…

How to Analyze Your Link Profile with cognitiveSEO Tools

How to Analyze Your Link Profile with cognitiveSEO Tools

These days you see lots of tutorials on how to export data from Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools to Excel to get an overview and analyze it. To be honest I hate Excel, I’m not a secretary. I don’t want…

Where to Buy Links? Turkey!

Where to Buy Links? Turkey!

Link building or attracting links is quite hard these days. Most people are looking for short cuts like paid links in spite of them being outside the Google Webmaster Guidelines. While some big brands may get away with paid links…

Does Link Building Still Exist as an SEO Practice in 2011?

Does Link Building Still Exist as an SEO Practice in 2011?

* This week I have written a post for the cognitiveSEO blog about the best link building blogs, experts and their most important postings from this year. It sounds funny in a way because I am the guy who has…

How to Fight Big Business in Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

How to Fight Big Business in Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

* Over the years I’ve been outranking big businesses, well known brands and major news media. I’ve been successfully competing with whole SEO teams. I’ve even managed to surpass spammers and black hat SEOs in some cases. Your competition on…

Run DMC and Google Want You to “Keep it Fresh”

Run DMC and Google Want You to “Keep it Fresh”

* Whether you’re spitting rhymes about gold chains and Adidas kicks, or shaping your web strategy, one thing is essential… “Keepin’ it fresh.” Fresh content is unique and engaging, and Google likes that. It seems nowadays, the Google team wants…

Google Buys Links with Hidden Anchor Text

Google Buys Links with Hidden Anchor Text

I was awestruck today when I noticed that the perhaps most important German blogging conference re:publica sells high PageRank links. Paid links are forbidden by the Google Webmaster Guidelines since 2007 and Google has repeatedly asked webmasters to report paid…

Google +1: The New SearchWiki?

Google +1: The New SearchWiki?

2.5 Years ago I hailed the new search results customization feature by Google called SearchWiki. I loved it in spite of it being broken from the start. Nonetheless the sheer possibilities once it worked were exactly what I needed to…

Best SEO Website Design: SEO Companies Using Dark Backgrounds

m4s0n501 SEO.com, USA     Datadial, UK: A London Based Digital Web Agency     iCrossing UK     Voltier Creative, USA     Sebcreation, France     Union Room, UK     RICG, USA     alt design, UK…