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 it still won’t be a blog. How to blog…

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

*Personally 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 to add to this…

10 Commandments of Business Blogging

* Whatever you do, you need passion! 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 may even…

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. I was even ranking high for both “dofollow” and “dofollow plugin” in Google. It happened because my article about the end…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: 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 also some major drawbacks it’s bloated it’s a frequent target of…

Dear Subscribers and Returning Visitors, I am again struck by inspiration overflow. This is really a problem combined with very limited time resources. There are some article ideas in my head or drafts on my PC to choose from. So…

For years ROI or Return on Investment was a term used by business people in suits and marketers who worked for them. Meanwhile search marketers often obsessed with rankings, traffic and conversions. Recently ROI is going mainstream as not only…