Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

* In recent weeks I’ve been blogging less than usual so that in the meantime I got fewer visitors and also fewer comments. In times like these I get more comments for the SEO of it than comments out of…

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

Most traditional SEO techniques are boring. Even worse: SEO is actual work in most cases. I’m lazy like hell. I wish I had a 4 hour work week or something. Other people automate everything but I suck at programming. Or…

StumbleUpon: 7 Ways to Influence Stumble Traffic

StumbleUpon: 7 Ways to Influence Stumble Traffic

Question mark is a CC image by Marco Belucci With the meteoric rise of Twitter and Facebook the social discovery service StumbleUpon got almost forgotten. Many people still use it for casual browsing though. It’s very difficult to use SU…

SEO 2.0 Changes in 2009

Hello dear Readers, I have the pleasure to announce some minor as well as potentially major changes for both the SEO 2.0 blog and SEO 2.0 as a movement as well. Let’s start with the tiny ones: You may have…

6 New SEO 2.0 Definitions: It’s the People’s SEO, about Relevancy & ORM but not…

SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist and I’m glad it doesn’t! OK, SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist according to Wikipedia. It existed, someone wrote an excellent article about it but the Wikipedia censors deleted it. I’m glad. I prefer to spread the SEO…

Top 7 Ways to Use Twitter for Marketing Purposes Correctly

Last time I wrote about Twitter and marketing it became the most read by subscribers post on SEO 2.0 ever. By now I think more than 1300 regular SEO 2.0 readers have read it. This by far surpasses any other…

Think Relationships not Technology

Think Relationships not Technology

* After Matt Cutts’ disclosure that PageRank sculpting support has been discontinued many SEO practitioners struggle with the issue of links in comments or from User Generated Content (UGC) in general draining their PageRank again. Matt Cutts says that good…

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…

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry: We’re no Criminals

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry: We’re no Criminals

One of the greatest things about the international blogosphere is its self improvement part. You have lots of outstanding positivity spirituality productivity blogs out there. You don’t have them in German in contrast. I love to read self improvement blogs…

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…

10 Reasons to Follow Me/SEO 2.0 on Twitter

10 Reasons to Follow Me/SEO 2.0 on Twitter

One of my favorite architecture blogs published a post called “5 reason to follow ArchDaily on Twitter“. While the post itself seemed clumsy and the reasons were not enticing enough to follow them the sheer idea of the post was…

The Best SEO Strategy: Don’t Do SEO!

Unless you’re here for the first time you know that I’ve often written about SEO without SEO. What I meant was a new approach to SEO which basically goes beyond it or rather is natural site development that in the…

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s not a Link List

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s not a Link List

Although I don’t call myself a marketer, I’m an optimizer, most people assume I am one. So all kinds of marketers follow me on Twitter and I follow those marketers too who, in one way or another interact with me….

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

CC: Apathy? by Dan is awesome. In recent weeks this blog grew more and more silent for a number of reasons (vacation, rediscovery of a vintage strategy game from the eighties, puppy) that are not related to the blog itself….

5 Keys to Twitter Headlines

5 Keys to Twitter Headlines

* Twitter headlines are about short striking descriptive tidbits that get retweeted frequently. Last year we had social media this year we have Twitter. No joke. You don’t do social media optimization anymore. You have to optimize for Twitter. Getting…

7 Simple Image SEO Best Practices that Lead to the Top of Google Image Search

It’s astounding how simple image SEO for blogs really is. I’m ranking so high in Google Image Search with the images that illustrate my posts that I get more traffic via Image Search than the text based Google search inspite…

7* Writing for Subscriber Heaven: More of the Same but Better

7* Writing for Subscriber Heaven: More of the Same but Better

CC: Stairway to Heaven by Davici. After realizing once again that I don’t like writing for social media as much as I do right now I focused on ways of writing for subscribers and other regular visitors. In order to…

Why Image Optimization is Important for Blogs

Today, instead of explaining why image optimization is important for blogs I will simply demonstrate it. These are the top 12 search referers this month on SEO 2.0: Search Term Source (Google) alone image search fake image search fakes image…

Top 10 Most Awesomely Amazing Creative & Funny Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

Top 10 Most Awesomely Amazing Creative & Funny Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

CC: Eye am feeling silly by Cayusa. OK, I admit it, I’m part of the problem here. It all started with link baiting a few years ago. Then blogging for a social media audience has become so common place that…

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

CC: Stealth by Johnson Camerface. A WordPress plugin that removes posts from the RSS feed is what I’ve been searching for for a while now. I thought it would be an advanced RSS manipulation feature but it’s far simpler than…