The Web Blooms Again: How the Likes of Ello & DuckDuckGo Can Save Our Souls

The Web Blooms Again: How the Likes of Ello & DuckDuckGo Can Save Our Souls

When I started out on the Web in the late nineties it was full of enthusiasm and limitless possibilities. It was about equality, opportunity and technological utopia. Today corporate interests run paramount with gatekeepers like Google, Facebook, Apple building their own private Internet gated communities.

10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users

10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users

* Many people view social media as a waste of time while others expect them to be some kind of promised land for self promotion. Both groups will never use social media to their fullest potential. The truth lies of…

Your Friend Shared this on Google+

Your Friend Shared this on Google+

Many people still consider social media and search two different things. They will even say things like “SEO is dead and will be replaced by SMO”. In reality by now there is only social search. Most people do not log…

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

* More than 10 years ago I wanted to become a so called Flash developer. I enrolled at a state funded six month long course to learn use Flash to build websites with animated effects. I failed. During this half…

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

* Some of the so called social media sites are broken and a waste of time. In fact they are not social at all, they are anti-social. So you not only waste your time using them you also get viciously…

Google+ Embedded Post Test

So called embedded posts have just been introduced on Google+. Personally I am quite wary of any new Google services or features. I fell on my face too often. What’s good for Google is not automatically good for you. Yes,…

Reshare This if You Love Your Mother!

Reshare This if You Love Your Mother!

I know I’m a bit late for Mother’s Day. I love my mother every day though. Do you? In case you love your mother reshare this! Now, who will say “no” and refrain from resharing? Many people will feel compelled…

Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?

Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?

* BuzzFeed reports that “Traffic from Google to digital publishers dropped 30% over the past eight months.” based on traffic statistics from over 200 major media properties, among them BuzzFeed Time Huffington Post Rolling Stone Sports Illustrated Overall social media…

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

* In case you work in blogging, social media or search marketing you probably know what I mean: you got to be an Internet addict and you socialize online all the time to maintain some popularity. Social networking is more…

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

m4s0n501 * 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…

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

* In my last post I focused on influencers, who they are and how they get there. At the end I concluded that most of us are not natural born influencers. Not everybody can become a president. That’s perfectly OK,…

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

* Influencers are the new elite of the Internet age. We all want to connect with them, we all want to become influencers. Today I do not want to focus why it is not a good idea to strive to…

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

* “Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos” is a guest post by Adrienne of Pongra. I have added some ugly remarks about male SEO practicioners in the post and made the headline a bit more controversial plus improved the readability a…

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…

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

* “Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media” is a guest post by Dustin Verburg. I added the image and text decoration like bold, italics, paragraphs, citations and lists. I recently read an article about a lawmaker in Trenton, NJ…

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

* Summary: In the era of “content marketing” it’s not just scientists and SEO specialists who have to create content to survive. Every business seemingly has to as Google etc. needs content to monetize. Do you have to submit to…

Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck Say Nitpickers

Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck Say Nitpickers

* There is a new trend in social media expert circles: nitpickers declare all the social media basics we take for granted to be nonsense or choose to ignore them. I haven’t finished college but while attending it I was…

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

* In the last few days I wasn’t able to contribute much on social media. I was sick the week before so I had lots of work to do. Nonetheless I incited a small debate on Google+. As I had…

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Send Out Daily

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Send Out Daily

 * While doing blogger outreach and relations for clients I often have to explain what it is and what it entails. The most important thing is the value proposition I said last time. On the other hand you need a…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

* I want to offer a free consultation for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Why? I’m a lucky guy. I work from from home. I start the day with my Parkour workout. I don’t work 12h a…