CSS Tricks for Better SEO

CSS Tricks for Better SEO

* As most of us know it is often really difficult to build websites for both the user and Google. Google still needs to be assisted in finding and assessing a website’s worth to such an extent that it can…

Help Me Finding a Tagline for SEO 2.0!

Hello SEO 2.0 readers: After two years without a tagline on my blog I’m considering adding one again for usability reasons. A tagline is meant to explain the purpose of a blog or site in a few words or short…

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

* Sometimes it takes years of blogging to notice your most obvious mistakes. I’ve been blogging for several years privately, then a few professionally and still do on several business blogs. By now I have made most mistakes you can…

6 New SEO 2.0 Definitions: It’s the People’s SEO, about Relevancy & ORM but not…

SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist and I’m glad it doesn’t! OK, SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist according to Wikipedia. It existed, someone wrote an excellent article about it but the Wikipedia censors deleted it. I’m glad. I prefer to spread the SEO…

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

* What an overwhelming headline! User and search friendly URL design for multi-language websites? What are you talking about? Let me explain. Then I’ll introduce to you the 4 easy steps you need to follow. One of the basic best…

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s not a Link List

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s not a Link List

Although I don’t call myself a marketer, I’m an optimizer, most people assume I am one. So all kinds of marketers follow me on Twitter and I follow those marketers too who, in one way or another interact with me….

Web Trends 2009

Web Trends 2009

You know by now that I’m a big fan of the Web Trend Map by iA. I featured the 2007 and the 2008 web trend map version. They mapped the web trends of 2009 again but this time they used…

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

CC: Stealth by Johnson Camerface. A WordPress plugin that removes posts from the RSS feed is what I’ve been searching for for a while now. I thought it would be an advanced RSS manipulation feature but it’s far simpler than…

Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Image: Brick Obama by ~emeph Immediately after Barack Obama has been sworn in as the new president of the United States the Whitehouse.gov website has been relaunched. Some of the most important aspects of this change are: It has a…

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

* Are you a graphic, industrial or web designer? Do you want your website to look good? Do you ignore, hate or forget SEO and usability? Well, I can help. Designers often do not implement the simplest website tweaks and…

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

* One of the most annoying issues on StumbleUpon, both from a user and a webmaster perspective is the bizarre categorization system. SU mixes tags and categories in a way nobody really grasps. You can only memorize them by using…

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

Usability expert at work? CC: Bela donna by hypertypos. Today, November 13th, is World Usability Day. I’m not really involved in it in spite of being really interested in usability user-centered design findability. With my soon 12 years of online…

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

SEO 2.0 is a term that summarizes all modern methods of making a message heard online, getting found via search engines or any feasible way of reaching an audience by use of the Web. Typical SEO 2.0 methods are: business…

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

* Every website or blog has a purpose, be it a sale, a subscription or simply conveying the message. Achieving this goal is called conversion. The worst enemy of the conversion is the bounce rate. Most people who visit your…

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

What Firefox add-ons does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use frequently? Here are the Firefox extensions for search, website optimization and SEO I use:   Google Search by Image This add-on searches Google by image on right-click…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

* I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Some people even commit…

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…

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

Bounce rate means the number or rather percentage of people who leave your site instantly after taking a look for less than a second. Many people bounce due to your own mistakes as a web designer or blogger. I collected…

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

Crime scene by Cati Kaoe. Web designers & developers often focus on web standards, table-less layouts or CSS effects like styled lists or sidebars e.g. All these things are perfectly OK unless they are executed at the expense of findability….

Short URL Services

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…