SEO 2.0 is by now known as the best possible combination of using search, social media and blogging to achieve prominence online. Now how does Twitter usage fit in there? I tried to to use Twitter in a SEO 2.0 manner…

As we all know all SEO is bullshit, evil and spam. So as a SEO 2.0 evangelist I recently thought about some black hat SEO 2.0 methods for an increasingly mad world. Of course all the 7 completely insane black…

How to Get Content and Earn Credibility with Old News

Brisbane 1959 – image by pizzodisevo. Who wants to read yesterday’s news? This might sound like a rhetoric question but it’s not: Google users or searchers want to read old news. They actually seek out your old, even archaic content…

Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media

Can’t Fail Cafe – image by pbo31. Recently I wrote a guest post that took me a long time to write and was well crafted timely pillar content which nonetheless failed miserably on social media, even the site I targeted…

3 Phases of Flagship Blog Growth or How to Fall in Love with Blogging

* Starting and maintaining a flagship blog is not really easy. You need perseverance and the will to keep on blogging no matter what happens. You need passion. You need to fall in love with blogging! I have it, so…

Findability, New and Better SEO?

Findability is a term that has become a buzzword for a while due to a book called Building Findable Websites by Aarron Walter (not to mix up with Aaron Wall, author of SEO Book). Now as a true SEO 2.0…

Semantic SEO: Your Website is a Goldmine with On-Site SEO 2.0

* You think on-page SEO is dead? It hasn’t even begun! To be clear, your website is a goldmine and you haven’t even started to dig for the gold. In my SEO 2.0 blog I have covered blogging, social media…

Many people just don’t get the differences between websites and blogs or more specifically between news and blogs. You can have a WordPress based site posting daily the latest news and still won’t be a blog. How to blog then…

Global Food Crisis: How Bloggers, Social Media Users and SEO Experts Can Help

Free rice.In recent days I read news about the exploding global food crisis all over. It seems the whole world is starving besides us rich westerners. Even worse: Much of it is our fault, not only IMF, WTO or World…

How to Get More Visitors for Your Blog Without Social Media Marketing

Give. Image by Mr. KrisPersonally I hate the term “marketing” as well as combinations like search engine marketing. Even more than that I despise the term social media marketing which is an oxymoron in itself. I wonder why I forgot…

10 Commandments of Business Blogging

Whatever you do, you need passion, image by fatboyke What exactly is business blogging? To me, at least in this post, it applies to any blogging attempt that is motivated by the advance of any business or marketing endeavor. It…

Nowadays we use terms and expressions daily which not only bury the real meaning of the phenomenon they try to describe, they also misguide yourself and others. Some words simply change your intentions to the negative by adding the wrong…

Case Study: How to Get a StumbleUpon Submission Reviewed 200 Times in 2 Weeks

While StumbleUpon traffic is not really reliable and I strongly advise you not to depend on it for your blog StumbleUpon is still one of the most valuable places to get attention on the Web. To show you how a…

SEO 2.0 is Like Poetry

When I was young and idealistic, that is when I didn’t have to spend most of my time earning money to pay the bills, I used to write poetry. It wasn’t bad poetry at all, at least after a few…

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…

The Most Important Difference Between Websites and Blogs

Website vs Blog: What’s the difference? What is the single most important difference between “conventional” or “static” websites and blogs? Many people will probably reply Blogs are dynamic, websites are not Blogs encourage conversation, websites do not Blogs offer feeds,…

Need some killer headlines for tremendous online success via social media and beyond? Try some of these formulas that have worked numerous times: Top 10… [something everybody needs or craves] [some superlatives] ;-) How to… [something everybody needs or craves]…

What Easter Can Teach Us About Web 2.0, Social Media and Blogging

While I enjoyed my short vacation on Easter I couldn’t resist to think about SEO 2.0 with all its major parts Web 2.0, social media and blogging. I want to share with you a saying that kept popping up on…

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

Content thieves “make money online” off your content. This car could be yours instead. Recently two of my blogging friends were struck by bold content thieves. I do not speak of automatic content scrapers who also are a pain in…

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…