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…

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…

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

* Sometimes it really breaks my heart to see blogging mistakes that are so fundamental that they render a corporate blog useless while at the same time being so easy to fix that it’s gross negligence keep on failing like…

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…

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Construction Worker by Saad Akhtar Recently it dawned on me what the biggest roadblock to my financial success is. I started my freelance career as a worker and I’ve remained one ever since. I sensed it in the past as…

Attention! SEO 2.0 Was Spreading Malware Yesterday

m4s0n501 Hello Dear SEO 2.0 Readers! Unfortunately the SEO 2.0 blog has been compromised yesterday along with other sites on my server. The purpose of the attack was to spread malware. In case you have visited the SEO 2.0 blog…

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

Executed by mistake is a Creative Commons image by the moog. 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…

Think Relationships not Technology

Think Relationships not Technology

* After Matt Cutts’ disclosure that PageRank sculpting support has been discontinued many SEO practitioners struggle with the issue of links in comments or from User Generated Content (UGC) in general draining their PageRank again. Matt Cutts says that good…

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…

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

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

Suicide by frozi. 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. Lately more…

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Famous painting, image by caribb, but no clue in the URL: http://flickr.com/photos/caribb/2355878576/ Do you know what the New York Times, the World Bank, WordPress.com, PHP.net and others have in common? Their URLs suck! A few days ago my list of…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Address by sam.d URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your Internet address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes daily…

How to Spot Content Theft on Social Media and Elsewhere

Content theft runs rampant on social media. StumbleUpon and Mixx are heavily targeted by sites which capitalize on stolen content. They use images and sometimes also text with no attribution to the original artist, photographer or writer. They make big…

Saturday Night Fever for WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify

Saturday Night Fever for WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify

Dear reader, I assume that you rarely actually visit my blog. You probably read SEO 2.0 in Google Reader, Netvibes or Bloglines but indeed I look at my blog daily. After almost a year now, yes it’s true SEO 2.0…

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

First off: The introduction of real links in comments via the dofollow plugin has been a huge success, especially as I am ranking high for both “dofollow” and “dofollow plugin” in Google by now because my article about the end…

SEO 2.0 Basics: WordPress URL Design

SEO 2.0 Basics: WordPress URL Design

WordPress is, you might already suspect it, the most popular blogging platform aka blog CMS out there. Thee are plenty of good reasons to use it although WordPress has some major drawbacks (it’s bloated, can be easily hacked, has a…

Hey You! Your Blog Has Been Hacked!

Yes, your blog! I am talking to you. At least if you found me via Technorati or other vanity search methods. This blog post here explains one way how you can find out whether your blog has been compromised and…

20 Ways to Get Legit Paid Links Without Getting Penalized by Google

Women are like websites. Getting links is like having sex. You can pay for sex or you get it for free. If you are very attractive you have no problems. If you are ugly, boring and shallow you have to…

4 DIY SEO Resources: SEO Training, Tools, Software & WordPress friendly Hosting

Some of you might have noticed: SEO 2.0 has has no ads by now. As I did not want to serve you spammy crap like Adsense I decided to advertise the Coudal way – I only recommend resources or services…

DM-Bloodless IE 6 Sidebar Incompatibility Problem Discovered and Solved

DM-Bloodless IE 6 Sidebar Incompatibility Problem Discovered and Solved

While adding a small del.icio.us widget in my footer I noticed that my theme, DM-Bloodless, which I consider the best black/white WordPress theme of all times, has a minor flaw. In Internet Explorer 6 there is a problem in displaying…