How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

* More than 10 years ago I wanted to become a so called Flash developer. I enrolled at a state funded six month long course to learn use Flash to build websites with animated effects. I failed. During this half…

Simple Ways to Optimize Your Site

Simple Ways to Optimize Your Site

When a year ends and a new year starts we often reconsider what we’ve done last year and plan for the upcoming year. Many people attempt to implement huge changes of their life style or business practices. It’s far better…

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

As noted before on this blog most fonts including webfonts look fuzzy these days. That’s bad for readability and ultimately for your bottom line. Using just Helvetica and Arial won’t suffice anymore. You really have to use webfonts now. Sadly…

The Only 7 WordPress Plugins Business Bloggers Need

The Only 7 WordPress Plugins Business Bloggers Need

* Serious, professional and business bloggers listen up! Forget all those top 100 WordPress plugins lists, those top 10 SEO plugins for WordPress compilations. I blog for several blogs now, at 3 of them I’m am the main or only…

Quality Sites Are the New Links and Santa Exists

Quality Sites Are the New Links and Santa Exists

* Accordingly to Google and Search Engine Land the decade old practice of link building has just been replaced by “building quality sites”. No, that’s not a joke. This is official: “In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their…

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

* Last time I’ve written about how Microsoft made the Web ugly and how so called webfonts are probably a solution alas a difficult one I promised to find some premium quality webfonts for improved body text readability. I’ve checked…

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

* This is a sad story with a happy ending about the way Microsoft has made the Web ugly and what to do about it. You have to act now though or you lose readers and customers. In a more…

Why Short Posts Beat Long Content: Time is Money

Why Short Posts Beat Long Content: Time is Money

* Recently a new kind of debate has been taking place in what I’d like to call the post-SEO industry as content marketing doesn’t really describe all of it. In it the main argument is that, let me summarize it…

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 goes responsive web design with the free WordPress theme Origin by AlienWP. I kept my last theme for about 5 years by now and would even have sticked with it but it didn’t display properly on smartphones and…

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

* “Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos” is a guest post by Adrienne of Pongra. I have added some ugly remarks about male SEO practicioners in the post and made the headline a bit more controversial plus improved the readability a…

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

* Whether you like it or not content is the current big thing at least when it comes to buzz. SEO is dead they shout, social media has no ROI they whine but great content is the emperor in the…

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

m4s0n501 * One of the most important things on the Web is readability. Despite that to this day many webmasters, bloggers and even web designers neglect it. Recently an SEO blogger I asked to improve his post readability so that…

What is Your Value Proposition and How Do You Present it?

What is Your Value Proposition and How Do You Present it?

* Many people like to optimize the call to action or other elements of landing pages but overlook the crucial aspect of any business website or even online interaction, the so called value proposition. I’m doing a lot of blogger…

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

I’m not a big friend of Google for a myriad of reasons. I won’t deal with those here. There is one simple reason why I prefer not to use Google Search though whenever possible. Google Search is dead, it’s not…

7 Pinterest Mistakes Many Users Make and Quick Fixes

7 Pinterest Mistakes Many Users Make and Quick Fixes

Pinterest? You are doing it wrong! OK, I admit it, I have been using Pinterest for some months already. I haven’t done any “marketing” over there. I just used it like a normal person would. I picked some of my…

Best SEO Website Design: SEO Companies Using Dark Backgrounds

SEO.com, USA     Datadial, UK: A London Based Digital Web Agency     iCrossing UK     Voltier Creative, USA     Sebcreation, France     Union Room, UK     RICG, USA     alt design, UK  …

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

Piwik is is better than Google Analytics in many ways, at least 10 of them. It’s: Free, really free, you don’t pay with your data. Once you use Google Analytics you’ll get Adwords ads via mail both electronic and in…

How to Remove utm_source & Other Parameters From Your URLs

[Edit: I had to remove the script from my site as it seems WordPress 3.6 redirection interferes with it so that countless additional pages get created. Remove yours too in case you use WordPress!] These days it’s a quite common…

The Anatomy of an SEO 2.0 Web Directory of the Highest Quality

The Anatomy of an SEO 2.0 Web Directory of the Highest Quality

* I’m preparing a SEO 2.0 web directory right here on my blog as you might have noticed already. What? A web directory? In SEO 2.0? It sounds like a contradiction indeed. Aren’t directories either dead, spammy or low quality?…

Usability Experts Still Fail Themselves on World Usability Day 2010

Usability Experts Still Fail Themselves on World Usability Day 2010

* Two years ago I celebrated my first world usability day by pointing out usability mistakes usability experts commit. Fast forward to 2010 and what do I see? World Usability Day is here again and usability experts still can’t even…