How to Build Links Like Jaamit

How to Build Links Like Jaamit

Jaamit Durrani and a cat that looks like Hitler at Think Visibility. This is how funny @jaamit was.* T​hree months ago Jaamit Durrani had asked me whether I’m interested in the “head of SEO” position​ for Germany​. I was of…

The Anatomy of an SEO 2.0 Web Directory of the Highest Quality

The Anatomy of an SEO 2.0 Web Directory of the Highest Quality

* I’m preparing a SEO 2.0 web directory right here on my blog as you might have noticed already. What? A web directory? In SEO 2.0? It sounds like a contradiction indeed. Aren’t directories either dead, spammy or low quality?…

What Does My Bounce Rate Really Mean?

What Does My Bounce Rate Really Mean?

Image: Open 19 by Rupert Ganzer. As a modern day SEO I deal half of the day with decreasing bounce rates. It means: I try to make people visiting websites stay longer on them or stay at all and click….

Non-Profit SEO Resources

Non-profit SEO was on my mind for some time at least as long as I have known the Graphic Alliance, a social designers network of companies and individuals dedicated to social campaigns, non-profit advertising and media activism. SEO for non-profits…

CSS Tricks for Better SEO

CSS Tricks for Better SEO

* As most of us know it is often really difficult to build websites for both the user and Google. Google still needs to be assisted in finding and assessing a website’s worth to such an extent that it can…

How to Get Links on SEO 2.0 and Other Blogs

How to Get Links on SEO 2.0 and Other Blogs

Image: Node by Uqbar. As both business blogger and SEO am I aware of both sides of “link building”. I get lots of spammy comments from Asian “blog commenting services” but I also appreciate blog comments by fellow SEO practicioners,…

How Social Networking Has Killed Digg and SEO 1.0

How Social Networking Has Killed Digg and SEO 1.0

Three years ago I boldly predicted that social browsing services like StumbleUpon will kill Digg and SEO 1.0. Did they? No. I was wrong. Social networking did though. Let me explain. StumbleUpon was the first and only to succeed big…

Guest Blogging Guidelines

Popular link building techniques get exploited or even abused and thus Google has to react. I’ve seen more and more of such cases with the recently hugely popular guest blogging. Thus you have to abide by these guidelines to get…

‘SEO is Dead’ is Dead

‘SEO is Dead’ is Dead

Diamond Skull by Damien Hirst. Image by Aaron Weber. Recently a post titled “How SEO is breaking the web (and killing Google)” has garnered almost 200 tweets. While I assume that many of them were automated tweets from accounts retweeting everything…

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

* After 15+ years of online publishing, 10 years of blogging for a plethora of blogs, being an SEO for eight years and being paid for blogging for seven years by now I finally am convinced that I know how…

Panama Hat SEO

Panama Hat SEO

I confess: I’ve been lying to you all these years! I don’t wear a white sombrero like my avatar does. I wear a Panama hat instead. There is more to it than just the hat type I realized recently. It…

The New SEO – Search Engine Organization!

The New SEO – Search Engine Organization!

Mexican Fans by Celso Flores (image added by sombrero expert optimizer Tad of SEO 2.0) “The New SEO – Search Engine Organization!” is a guest post by Albert Gouyet, Vice President of Product Marketing, BrightEdge. With the World Cup Finals…

Quick & Dirty SEO or Quality Optimization?

Quick & Dirty SEO or Quality Optimization?

* Last week I went to the barber. Actually she’s a female barber so should I say hairdresser then? I paid 25 Euro for approx. 45 minutes. That’s quite but not very expensive. A haircut for a man costs 8…

Search Marketing Standard: The Future of Print & SEO – Interview with Associate Editor Frances Mary Krug

Search Marketing Standard: The Future of Print & SEO – Interview with Associate Editor Frances Mary Krug

The Search Marketing Standard is not only the oldest search marketing print publication I know of, it’s also the most focused and probably most popular one. Over the years I’ve enjoyed reading numerous issues of the magazine. Recently I had…

Why People Hate Ads and Love SEO

Why People Hate Ads and Love SEO

* I hate ads. I’m not the only one. Most people hate annoying ads. People hate ads on the Web and block them using a plethora of tools. They also hate outdoor ads and TV ads. They hate them for…

SEO is a Craft not a Science

SEO is a Craft not a Science

m4s0n501 Running Bumblebee by wwarby Recently there has been a backlash in the SEO industry against what is deemed to be a non-scientific approach when it comes to SEO testing or collecting statistical data. Some people argue that you have…

Google Filters: Exact Match Anchor Text Links Are the New Meta Keywords

Google Filters: Exact Match Anchor Text Links Are the New Meta Keywords

It’s always fascinating to see how Google treats SEO techniques that have gone main stream. Basically Google often uses filters on them. Of course many people out there abuse SEO techniques once they know they work. So called anchor text…

Arizona SEO Experts Against Racism

Arizona SEO Experts Against Racism

Would you stop this guy from entering Arizona? I don’t read the news. It makes me sick. Sometimes you can’t ignore the bad news though. They creep in from all over the place, Twitter, Facebook etc. One of the ugliest…

Software for SEO: Tools, Why & How to Track Rankings in a Personalized Search World

Software for SEO: Tools, Why & How to Track Rankings in a Personalized Search World

Actual rankings in Google Webmaster Tools. Here the query seo blog and the number of impressions for my blog. When it comes to software for SEO many people in the SEO industry cry foul. Others try to sell you software…

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

This week SEO industry veterans Patrick Gavin, most known for launching Text Link Ads a few years ago, and Andy Hagans have launched a new major project. It’s called DIYSEO and is a new kind of SEO software or actually…