Why Social Media are Like Slavery and SMO Equals Abolitionism

Most people apparently think social media services based on User Generated Content (UGC) like YouTube, Blogger, Facebook or Pinterest are outright idealistic endeavours built for the benefit of humanity and not Social Media Optimization. Yet they are not. They are…

After Blogging Success: 5 New Frontiers

Success has one disadvantage: Once it’s there, you take it for granted and get bored! With social media and blogging once your content gets shared daily even if you do not write something you deem worthy being shared once you…

Steampunk SEO vs Social Media, Competition vs Cooperation

Steampunk is a popular trend among what we call retro future, or future of the past. Steampunk makes modern appliances look like they have been built in the 19. century or the Victorian age. It looks great and thus people…

30 Reasons Why Your Company Should Advertise on my Blog

After more than 10 years as a full time SEO consultant and 15+ years in online publishing and also 10 years business blogging I realized that I can really write about just anything to make it popular. It’s the fervor…

Pupular Niche Social News Communities

There are plenty of specialized social news communities by now, sadly most of them poorly customized Pligg applications with no users but some of them really rock and provide great niche news with a real user community behind them. So…

Blog Clean Up, PageRank Lottery, New Focus

Hello Readers, There are some changes on SEO 2.0 to announce: Blog clean up PageRank lottery New focus On Saturdays there always was clean up day in my family when I was a kid. So I cleaned up my blog…

SEO Lynching: How to Fool the Angry Mob

SEOs are the new Jews or “Negroes”. People just love to hate them. When they appear in an environment where the angry mob resides they will be insulted as if the respective SEO is the devil himself. It’s more than…

3 StumbleUpon Traffic Myths Debunked

Most Internet marketers about to introduce StumbleUpon to you will tell more or less the same story. According to those StumbleUpon tutorials you have to undertake certain actions to succeed on SU to get more traffic for your own blog…

Does StumbleUpon Crack Down on SEO?

Does StumbleUpon Crack Down on SEO?

I was surprised to see that over at StumbleUpon 4 users reviewed my ode to the SEO community in this post and overall 12 stumblers liked it. Why was I surprised? I was astounded because I did not notice any…

20 Sphinn Stars Who Make the SEO Community Truly Great

20 Sphinn Stars Who Make the SEO Community Truly Great

Hey, there are just too many people on Sphinn I appreciate, so following the 3 favorite Sphinn users I did not know before meme is very difficult. Moreover I just don’t know anymore whom I noticed where, as I started…

Stop Link Building, Links != Traffic

Stop Link Building, Links != Traffic

Do you think that link building is the most important part of SEO nowadays? You may be right when you refer to SEO as search engine optimization for Google.   Link building or traffic generation? In the Google SEO world…

Quality Blogs about SEO, Web Design, Blogging You Might Not Know

As an Internet addict I read more blogs on SEO, web design, blogging and a plethora of other topics daily than other people do in a year. I’ll get a good overview quickly which quality blogs really matter or stand…

Unusual Ways to Use StumbleUpon

Unusual Ways to Use StumbleUpon

As I already mentioned I got immediately addicted to StumbleUpon. As I’m a natural born social media power user I present to you unusual or unexpected ways in which you can use StumbleUpon. SU is really complex. I was surprised…

John Chow Interviews

John Chow interviews are seemingly rare. At first I thought there are many of them but it’s not the case. Finally I found a few interviews with him, one being from 2009!   John Chow – an enviable success example…

57 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Read my SEO Blog

57 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Read my SEO Blog

Have you ever read the Cornwall SEO blog? Me neither. Cornwall SEO Lyndon Antcliff aka Lyndoman offers just 19 reasons why you should not read his SEO blog. I can easily surpass that! Therefore I offer you not twice as…

7 Reasons Why I Am Addicted to StumbleUpon

Oh no! I just spent over one hour stumbling upon stuff instead of working. I have to face the grim reality: I am addicted to StumbleUpon! I warn you, do not follow in my footsteps. You will end up broke,…

International Social News Communities

I don’t use English social news sites like Reddit for a plethora of reasons. It’s not that I dislike the democratic model of voting content up. It’s just that Reddit and its audience is quite often obnoxious. The world is…

10 Reasons Why SEO Haters Are Plainly Wrong

It happened again! SEO hate. This time on StumbleUpon where I did not expect it as people get targeted news there so nobody who does not like SEO or SEO blogs has to read them, unlike Digg or Reddit where…

The Real Rules of Social Media Marketing Unmasked!

Glen inspired me. He wrote down, among other, some well known rules of social media marketing. As I do not abide by any rules beside my own and disagree with many of those I rewrote them so that all of…

Classic StumbleUpon Traffic Optimization Articles

Classic StumbleUpon Traffic Optimization Articles

Even before publishing my post hailing StumbleUpon as the best traffic source in the world, 2 of my posts got stumbled in the meantime. This made me look closer at StumbleUpon optimization techniques. In fact there were lots of articles…