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…

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

SEO 2.0 Virus Spreading

While there are days when no articles appear on the SEO 2.0 blog it does not mean you have to do without SEO 2.0. In fact the SEO 2.0 community is booming and by SEO 2.0 community I mean the…

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 – 1 Year SEO 2.0

Yes, it’s already one year. One year has gone since I started this blog, SEO 2.0. I feel like looking back and analyzing. Was it worth it? Am I where I expected to be in one years time a year…

Sex, permission marketing and social media – The ultimate Ménage à trois

This naughty guest post is brought to you by James Duthie from Online Marketing Banter and is in no way endorsed by the fine people at SEO 2.0. What do sex, permission marketing & social media have in common? It…

List of Short URL Services

List of Short URL Services

What to do when you need short URLs (concise Internet/Web addresses or URL forwarding) for Twitter or elsewhere? Either you use the proprietary t.co shortener by Twitter itself big Google’s URL shortener goo.gl or bit.ly where .ly stands for Libya…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Address by sam.d URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your Internet address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes daily…

Top 10 Benefits of Speaking at Search Engine Conferences

Top 10 Benefits of Speaking at Search Engine Conferences

On Tuesday instead of working I went to SES Hamburg (a leading search engine conference, sidenote for the uninitiated) for some fun. I showed off my great Panama hat (Yes, I tricked you, I don’t actually wear sombreros!) and enjoyed…

How to Spot Content Theft on Social Media and Elsewhere

Content theft runs rampant on social media. StumbleUpon and Mixx are heavily targeted by sites which capitalize on stolen content. They use images and sometimes also text with no attribution to the original artist, photographer or writer. They make big…

Two Web Tools to Find Out How a Blog Performs Over Time

Two Web Tools to Find Out How a Blog Performs Over Time

The Passage of Time by ToniVC. While SEO 2.0 always offers top 7, 10 or more lists, this list here is just a top 3 as for the task of finding out how a blog performs over time you need…

Are You SEO 2.0 Enough to Join Our Mixx Group?

Sadly I had to reject more and more potential SEO 2.0 group members over at Mixx. People apply for membership to our group with no or even worse bad credentials. Now I don’t use crude neologisms like SEO spammers but…

Introducing 10 Traits of Green SEOs

Introducing 10 Traits of Green SEOs

Image by Dhammza. When one of my favorite green blogs was looking for a SEO expert recently I was seriously tempted to quit everything else and do Green SEO full time. It was one of the surprises of plunging in…

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

Bloggers: To Get Attention Go Where the Attention is

While blogging I often made the mistake of trying to raise hell or be spectacular to get attention from readers. You really have to be amazing, outstanding and hell of a useful to achieve this goal. As I’m still a…

Top 10 Reasons Why SEOs Fail on Social Media

Top 10 Reasons Why SEOs Fail on Social Media

p5rn7vb shout by suneko. Many search engine optimizers are still stuck in the past. They practice SEO 1.0 or less. These SEOs fail to adapt to the new Web 2.0 media environment and attempt to apply rules of the older…

7 Services of SEO 2.0 Companies – Submit Your Site Now!

Hello fellow SEO 2.0 specialists! In recent months I’ve seen some of you and your companies adopting the term SEO 2.0 for your websites. I’ve seen some of you offering SEO 2.0 services ranging from social media optimization, business blogging…

Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media

Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media

Can’t Fail Cafe – image by pbo31. Recently I wrote a guest post that took me a long time to write and was well crafted timely pillar content which nonetheless failed miserably on social media, even the site I targeted…

3 Phases of Flagship Blog Growth or How to Fall in Love with Blogging

3 Phases of Flagship Blog Growth or How to Fall in Love with Blogging

* Starting and maintaining a flagship blog is not really easy. You need perseverance and the will to keep on blogging no matter what happens. You need passion. You need to fall in love with blogging! I have it, so…

Global Food Crisis: How Bloggers, Social Media Users and SEO Experts Can Help

Global Food Crisis: How Bloggers, Social Media Users and SEO Experts Can Help

Free rice.In recent days I read news about the exploding global food crisis all over. It seems the whole world is starving besides us rich westerners. Even worse: Much of it is our fault, not only IMF, WTO or World…