Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

* One of the most annoying issues on StumbleUpon, both from a user and a webmaster perspective is the bizarre categorization system. SU mixes tags and categories in a way nobody really grasps. You can only memorize them by using…

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

SEO 2.0 is a term that summarizes all modern methods of making a message heard online, getting found via search engines or any feasible way of reaching an audience by use of the Web. Typical SEO 2.0 methods are: business…

What Social Media Benefits for Business Can You Expect?

Many people in business and even marketers discount social media as worthless saying things like “social media traffic is low value”. They are not completely wrong about that but they aren’t right in their conclusion either. Discounting social media is…

The Most Important Thing on Social Media: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

The Most Important Thing on Social Media: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

* The Invesp Blog has published a post about social media promotion called “StumbleUpon: 3 Most Important Things To Keep In Mind“. While I was eager to read the advice my face quickly turned grim when I read the posting….

Niche Social News Sites for Business People and Internet Pros

Niche Social News Sites for Business People and Internet Pros

While old school “one size fits all” social sites like Facebook lose more and more ground, great niche social news sites thrive in many industries. Here are niche social news sites business people and Internet pros should be aware of….

7 Most Successful SEO Bashings in Recent Web History

One of the best performing linkbait ideas on the Web today is SEO bashing. It’s an ugly but very successful way of gaining links at the expense of others. It seems the less substance an anti-SEO claim has the more…

7 Reasons Why Obama’s Website Has Many More Visitors Than McCain’s

7 Reasons Why Obama’s Website Has Many More Visitors Than McCain’s

The US presidential election is coming soon and the candidates are fighting for votes for several months now. Today I want to dissect the various reasons why Barack Obama is outperforming John McCain on the Web, especially in terms of…

Spiritual Linkbuilding How to by Zen Master Seo-ing Singsun

Tonight I dreamt of Zen Master Seo-ing Singsun again. Last time I had attempted to make an interview but the outcome of my dream was difficult to understand as Zen spirituality is not easy to grasp at all and trapped…

SEO for Humans is Not About Google and “Content is King”

SEO for Humans is Not About Google and “Content is King”

Spider, really your preferred audience? * For years Google has been preaching building websites for humans not spiders. Nonetheless in reality Google still relies on webmasters to make their pages spider-friendly. To be honest I don’t like big Google and…

What the Numerous User Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

What the Numerous User Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

cc: All artworks by M Domondon. Do you remember Digg? The site formerly known as “user driven social news” has shown its true nature in 2008: Banning some of their most valuable and active users. They did not solely ban…

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

What Firefox add-ons does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use frequently? Here are the Firefox extensions for search, website optimization and SEO I use:   Google Search by Image This add-on searches Google by image on right-click…

7 Ways Self Promotion Hurts Yourself on Social Media

7 Ways Self Promotion Hurts Yourself on Social Media

* Many webmasters still assume that self promotion is the best way to gain links and exposure on social media. You just dump your content on a social site and “done”. Most social media experts will disagree though. There are…

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

How Can Websites about Boring Topics Succeed on Social Media?

* A reader asked a very important question in the comments which many people ask: How can websites about boring topics succeed on social media? Indeed for many people it’s already an assumption that so called boring topics can’t succeed…

No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

No-Go Area Digg: Top 10 Digg Criminals, Perverts and Mad Men

Crime Scene by freefotouk. As a social media fan and Mixx user I’m appalled by the horrendous conditions people over on Digg have to work at: No pay, no regulated work hours and they can be fired any day for…

How to Promote Yourself Without Self-Promotion? The Secret of SEO 2.0

How to Promote Yourself Without Self-Promotion? The Secret of SEO 2.0

* Today I will reveal the secret of SEO 2.0! It shows how to promote yourself without self-promotion. Sounds impossible? So fasten your seat belts. Why am I revealing it? It’s because the more people know it the better it…

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Vodka Stolichnaya (from the capital) by Wysz You certainly know the metaphor with the glass and the water. It’s featured in lots of more or less uplifting Hollywood movies (like Groundhog Day e.g.), for those readers who live in India…

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Mistakes, by electrospray. OK, I’m nearing my 10.000 “like it” stumbles (only ca. 1000 left) and I’m wondering how I can help people to make better use of StumbleUpon and not repeat the same mistakes over and over. Well, I…

How (Not) to Pitch Me on StumbleUpon

How (Not) to Pitch Me on StumbleUpon

*With more than “8000 pages liked” and 600+ fans on StumbleUpon I guess I’m quite popular by now. Until recently this fact was largely ignored by most people, I did not receive many pitches to vote for stories or to…

The 7 ingredients of a wildly successful blog post

The following is a guest post brought to you by serial guest blogger, James Duthie from Online Marketing Banter. Two weeks ago Tad threw his blog over to me to write a raunchy guest post. While many would question the…

The Right Blog at the Right Time

My blogging journey has been long and winded by now. I feel like looking back and analyzing. Was it worth it? Am I where I expected to be? Did I reach my goals? Does blogging make sense for business? Did…