Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Social Media: Paradise or prison? Are you social media hopping? Have you been on Friendster 5 years ago, on MySpace 3 years ago, on Facebook for a year or more and already planning to move on to Diaspora? Have you…

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…

Great Niche Social News Sites for Bloggers and Internet Entrepreneurs

Great Niche Social News Sites for Bloggers and Internet Entrepreneurs

Niche social news sites are one of the most important pillars of an SEO 2.0 strategy. Only by taking part in niche communities you are able to deeply connect with your peers who then support you elsewhere on the Web….

Interview with Business Blogger Steven Snell on His Recent 50k Blog Sale

Interview with Business Blogger Steven Snell on His Recent 50k Blog Sale

Steven Snell is a professional blogger who also runs a design business. He is the man behind Vandelay Design, DesignM.ag and Traffikd. Especially his two flagship design blogs have been very succesful in the past both by the sheer numbers…

Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Wisdom of crowds has proven very useful in organizing the information overflow of the Web. Sadly though the first wave of social news sites like Reddit are broken. There is a social site that has ongoing success though that has…

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Blue Eyed Zombie by Josh Jensen After spending two years on Twitter, participating almost daily there, I have noticed a gradual change in user behavior. It seems that many of us, including me are becoming real time idiots. Another tendency…

Image SEO for Photographers and Other Visual Artists

Photographing the Photographer by Naixn. Photographers and other visual artists have a magnificent tool to show off their work these days, the Internet. Everybody loves great photos and artworks so they spread basically by themselves. Still there is a big…

The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

The Best Way to Convert Visitors to Supporters is to Forge a Bond

Friendship by sarniebill1 In modern SEO we often encounter the term conversion (rate) optimization. It means making visitors of your site your clients or customers in most cases. A conversion can also mean to make someone convert from a casual…

10 New Google Personal Search Blogging, Social Media & SEO Tactics

10 New Google Personal Search Blogging, Social Media & SEO Tactics

Image: Trust by notsogoodphotography The new by default personalized search by Google is a big paradigm shift in SEO. Yesterday I wrote about the changes personal search will bring for blogging, social media, SEO etc. I prefer to call it…

12 Effects Google Personal Search Will Have on SEO, Blogging, Social Media and the Web as Whole

12 Effects Google Personal Search Will Have on SEO, Blogging, Social Media and the Web as Whole

Image: Personal Preference by Kevin Dooley. Google gets personal: Now everybody will get personalized search results based on their search habits in the past unless they opt out in a tedious process. So most people won’t opt out or even…

Death Threat by StumbleUpon Engineer

Death Threat by StumbleUpon Engineer

Just yesterday I published a post that bluntly criticizes the many shortcomings of StumbleUpon. A few hours ago I got the first reaction by StumbleUpon staff. No, they didn’t ask me how they can help me, a self proclaimed StumbleUpon…

12 Reasons Why StumbleUpon is Dead

12 Reasons Why StumbleUpon is Dead

Dead End is a Creative Commons image by Benny Lin StumbleUpon is dead. Read my story first and then the 12 reasons. It was long ago, probably a year or more, that I have stopped recommending StumbleUpon for business users…

Twitter Lists for SEO How to

Twitter Lists for SEO How to

Twitter added lists to its Web interface. Twitter clients like Seesmic already follow suit by adding Twitter lists support. Everybody uses lists as if they were the best thing since sliced bread. The SEO community is as always on the…

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Image: Rockstar by N1NJ4. As a regular SEO 2.0 blog reader you probably know who Glen Allsopp is. I have linked his blog postings quite often in the past and he even blogsitted SEO 2.0 once a year ago while…

Google Indexes Twitter Links

How to get Indexed by Google in 2009? Just use Twitter. This is no joke. I ran a test on Twitter to find out whether Google indexes Twitter links and surprise, surprise it does. Of course Google can’t ignore Twitter,…

101 Tweets on How to Use Twitter

101 Tweets on How to Use Twitter

* How to Twitter? A question asked by millions of clueless but eager to learn new Twitter users. First off: It’s either “how to tweet?” or “how to use Twitter?” The rest isn’t that simple. Twitter seems to be simple…

Platform Independent SEO & SEO 2.0

Platform independence is a term known from programming. In practice platform independent programming means that a piece of software does not depend on a certain browser, plug in or operating system. For instance the best RSS readers work on all…

Authority and Trustrank

Yesterday I discovered the original Trustrank paper from 2004. Trustrank is a term coined by some Yahoo engineers to describe a new algorithm to determine relevant search results. The new thing about Trustrank is that it does not solely count…

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…

The New Delicious Front Page is Broken and Easily Gamed

The New Delicious Front Page is Broken and Easily Gamed

m4s0n501 For years the Delicious front page has been the better Digg. No political bias, no teenage geek crap with b00bs, FAILs and pwns. Just die hard tech and web dev resources. Today Delicious changed its front page though. Now…