Overused Headline Formulas that Make Your Blog Look Stale

Overused Headline Formulas that Make Your Blog Look Stale

* By now everybody and their aunt knows that headlines are the most important part of any article. The wrong headline can make the best piece of writing literally disappear within the permanent storm of content promotion. This has lead…

The Best Free Feed Readers for Windows, Mac and Linux

The Best Free Feed Readers for Windows, Mac and Linux

* As I am probably not the only one to look for an feed reader I decided to share my list of those I think are the best ones. Most people until 2013 used Google Reader for RSS (and Atom)…

Web Trend Map 3

Web Trend Map 3

Information Architects Japan have created a new “subway” map of the Internet aka Web Trend Map 3. I loved the 2007 version already but it was a little confusing. This new 2008 version is more sophisticated in the way it…

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Social Media: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? It’s the Full Bottle

Vodka Stolichnaya (from the capital) by Wysz You certainly know the metaphor with the glass and the water. It’s featured in lots of more or less uplifting Hollywood movies (like Groundhog Day e.g.), for those readers who live in India…

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…

Daily Routine Schedule for Enhanced Productivity and Happiness

How to manage your daily routine with a schedule that enhances productivity and makes you as happy as possible Did you know that researchers found out people shouldn’t work more than 4 hours a day as their productivity diminishes if…

Quality Traffic? Treat Your Readers Like Human Beings not Numbers

Quality Traffic? Treat Your Readers Like Human Beings not Numbers

Orwellian Newspeak is abundant nowadays. We speak about “collateral damage”, “ethnic cleansings” or “human resources”. In SEO/SEM we have also terms like this. Quality traffic is an abominable term which for most marketers means something like visitors who are interested…

How to Sneak in Into a 1000$+ Conference for Free

Today I met Tim O’Reilly, the guy who coined the term Web 2.0 back in 2004. Well kind of. First let me tell you how I did it. The Web 2.0 Expo was in town, in this case Berlin, Germany…

1000 Pages Liked on StumbleUpon

1000 Pages Liked on StumbleUpon

While on my StumbleUpon home page I noticed that today is the day “I liked more than 1000 pages” on SU. I guess I stumbled more than 1000 but not significantly as I do not stumble pages I dislike in…

Online Word Processors as Web Based Microsoft Office Alternatives

I love Webware. Webware is software that is used inside of your browser with no download needed. I hate Microsoft Office and indeed I even dislike the open source alternative Open Office, both are huge, cluttered and complicated. There are…

How to Use StumbleUpon Without the Toolbar

How to Use StumbleUpon Without the Toolbar

Can you use StumbleUpon without the toolbar? Yes, of course you can, but why should you and how can you do it? Aren’t there limitations? What are the benefits? Why should you stop using the StumbleUpon toolbar? It can mess…

My 20 Friends at StumbleUpon

As I am continously gaining popularity on StumbleUpon at a fast pace I wanted to take a break and introduce to you my by now 20 friends at StumbleUpon. Those stumblers are the creme de la creme of the Net….

Global Perspective: Making Money Online – How Much Do You Need?

Thinking about the “make money online” craze I asked myself whether it makes sense. Then I realized that the question to ask must be: Where does making money online make sense? In some countries and territories (India?) it most probably…

10 Things You Love about Iran

[List updated with your submissions!] If you listen to western media you tend to believe that people in Iran hate Jews kill homosexuals oppress women want to destroy Israel and Europe with nuclear weapons are all armed and fanatical Even…

I’m on Iranian Digg!

I’m on Iranian Digg!

This is incredible! I’m on Iranian Digg, or rather Reddit as this social news site called Balatarin has apparently a “+” and a “-” button. I’m at least as proud as the last time when I was big in China….

The Greatest Website of the World

If the Internet would be disbanded and shut down completely tomorrow and you were only allowed to keep one functioning website, which one would you take? Do not tell me your homepage, Google or Digg, I mean a website that…

How Blogging Made Me Famous in Less Than 3 Weeks

The SEO 2.0 blog is 3 weeks old by now. Already, I am kind of famous. It is of course somewhat a proof of concept. I want to practice what I preach and know myself if it and how it…

Top 7 Ways To Crash Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer aka Exploder is a funny browser. Even a guy like myself who is no hacker at all can crash it with ease, at least version 6 (IE6). In fact one line of code is enough, even less….

Call me Tad

I am still overwhelmed by the global impact my article has. Links and translations from all over the world still pour in. Some of the most influential weblogs out there linked my post and even this blog here. In Poland…

Blog Rock & Roll

After two weeks of blogging at SEO 2.0 I already found several like minded people with outstanding blogs I have never before heard of. Some of them are pretty new, others are just too good to become well known as…