Case Study: How to Get a StumbleUpon Submission Reviewed 200 Times in 2 Weeks

Case Study: How to Get a StumbleUpon Submission Reviewed 200 Times in 2 Weeks

While StumbleUpon traffic is not really reliable and I strongly advise you not to depend on it for your blog StumbleUpon is still one of the most valuable places to get attention on the Web. To show you how a…

StumbleUpon Traffic Stopped

The “StumbleUpon is the best traffic in the world” thing is over. StumbleUpon stopped sending traffic. At first I thought I it was just me or the wrong submitters stumbled me etc. etc. but I did some tests and asked…

Top 10 Killer Headline Formulas for Tremendous Online Success

Need some killer headlines for tremendous online success via social media and beyond? Try some of these formulas that have worked numerous times: Top 10… [something everybody needs or craves] [some superlatives] ;-) How to… [something everybody needs or craves]…

What Easter Can Teach Us About Web 2.0, Social Media and Blogging

What Easter Can Teach Us About Web 2.0, Social Media and Blogging

While I enjoyed my short vacation on Easter I couldn’t resist to think about SEO 2.0 with all its major parts Web 2.0, social media and blogging. I want to share with you a saying that kept popping up on…

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

Content thieves “make money online” off your content. This car could be yours instead. Recently two of my blogging friends were struck by bold content thieves. I do not speak of automatic content scrapers who also are a pain in…

The ROI of Blogging and Social Media

For years ROI or Return on Investment was a term used by business people in suits and marketers who worked for them. Meanwhile search marketers often obsessed with rankings, traffic and conversions. Recently ROI is going mainstream as not only…

The 10 Simplest Ways to Boost Your Social Media Credibility Right From the Start

The 10 Simplest Ways to Boost Your Social Media Credibility Right From the Start

As a very active social media user, some would probably say power user already, I notice the same mistakes over and over made by new users on social media sites. On the other hand it’s very easy to boost your…

3 Approaches to Reputation Management: Which One Do You Need?

Already a while ago I acknowledged that reputation management is part of SEO 2.0. I never mentioned it again though since then. Reputation management is a relatively new term in SEO and it is hot. Really hot. Some social media…

Productivity: 8 Ways to Save Time for Excessive Social Media Overuse

Many of you probably wonder how I can be active on at least 3 social media sites, write for my blog, and still earn money (as I do not make money off my publishing directly). I do not waste time…

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

In order to succeed in a social media driven Web 2.0 environment website owners, bloggers and businesses have to take certain steps. These practical steps are based on a theoretical foundation with 7 main pillars. These 7 pillars of SEO…

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

In case you ever wondered why you are spending hours daily on the Internet without really working and you or others assume that you are wasting your time here are 10 reasons to use social media you might want to…

Top 10 Social Media Sites + Lists [Meta-List]

The proliferation of social media sites has reached an incredible pace. This is great as now every niche has at least one social news outlet. It is almost impossible to keep track or even find the sites you are looking…

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 course…

Towards a New Defintion of SEO

Towards a New Defintion of SEO

  While I promised you a redefinition of SEO when I started this blog, in fact it’s still my motto in the header, until now I delivered only an upgrade, a new version of SEO. Yes, SEO 2.0 until now…

SEO 2.0 Basics: StumbleUpon Categories

SEO 2.0 Basics: StumbleUpon Categories

From now on I want to start a little series of posts. It will be called SEO 2.0 basics. I will write short posts about fundamentals needed in SEO 2.0. I want to start with StumbleUpon categories. As you probably…

Must Read Dark Horse Social Media Blogs

Must Read Dark Horse Social Media Blogs

Social inclusion to feel more confident* While there are some social media authority blogs already out there for ages, I noticed that there are many unappreciated social media blogs as well. So I want to share these dark horse social…

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

Many marketers just don’t get it. Either they are plain ignorant, silly or worse. Usually I’m not bashing anybody but this time a post called “Silly Marketer… Mixx Is For Kids” [sic!] makes me think that we are still in…

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Do you remember how I defeated Lyndon of Cornwall SEO last time? Now he attempts a comeback on the link baiting scene. No chance man, White Sugar, formerly known as Mad Tad the SEO Destroyer is still the monarch! So…

7 Must Read End of Year Lists for Internet Power Users

While I’m not the typical end of year list type of guy, I feel that 2007 was a year that saw certain developments you shouldn’t miss as an Internet power user, SEO 2.0 being one of them. I won’t provide…

Bonsai Blogging: How to Fail with Social Media

Bonsai Blogging: How to Fail with Social Media

You might not be interested¬†in succeeding with social media. Boosting traffic, being bookmarked, getting new visitors, increasing RSS subscribers and AdSense revenues might all conflict with your blog’s growth plan.¬† If you prefer to stay away from this hype and…