Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

* Some of the so called social media sites are broken and a waste of time. In fact they are not social at all, they are anti-social. So you not only waste your time using them you also get viciously…

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Send Out Daily

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Send Out Daily

 * While doing blogger outreach and relations for clients I often have to explain what it is and what it entails. The most important thing is the value proposition I said last time. On the other hand you need a…

Why Google+ Engagement Surpasses Twitter Activity

Why Google+ Engagement Surpasses Twitter Activity

Why there is more engagement on Google+ than on Twitter? Is there? You may ask. For me there is. In the recent weeks some tech writers have complained about the perceived lack of engagement on Google+ – They base their…

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Many marketers argue that there is no single social media to go after for businesses trying to join the conversation. They’re right to some extent but I disagree nonetheless. There are 5 social sites you have to join and use…

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works in SEO & Beyond

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works in SEO & Beyond

* A few weeks ago I had a lively discussion on Twitter with two quite opinionated individuals who are quite known in the SEO industry. I won’t name them here to prevent this discussion from getting personal but I want…

How Social Networking Has Killed Digg and SEO 1.0

How Social Networking Has Killed Digg and SEO 1.0

in 2007 I boldly predicted that social browsing services like StumbleUpon will kill the popular social news site Digg and SEO 1.0. Did they? No. I was wrong. Social networking did though. Let me explain. StumbleUpon was the first and…

Twitter Dilemma: To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Pros, Cons, 50+ Links & Tools

Twitter Dilemma: To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Pros, Cons, 50+ Links & Tools

* When it comes to Twitter people are clearly divided. Some people hate Twitter, others love it. Both of them are right for different reasons. Actually there are many reasons to use Twitter or not. Here you’ll find plenty of…

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

* After 15+ years of online publishing, 10 years of blogging for a plethora of blogs, being an SEO for eight years and being paid for blogging for seven years by now I finally am convinced that I know how…

Sometimes Success Lies in Moderation

Sometimes Success Lies in Moderation

* Just yesterday I noticed that I entered the Adage 150 top marketing blog list at #143. Today I’m at #149. This might change quickly again so I’m not here to solely brag about it. The exact point in time…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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 you…

Top 7 Ways to Use Twitter for Marketing Purposes Correctly

Last time I wrote about Twitter and marketing it became the most read by subscribers post on SEO 2.0 ever. By now I think more than 1300 regular SEO 2.0 readers have read it. This by far surpasses any other…