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 endeavour. 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 RSS,…

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…

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…

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…

Zen Master Seo-ing Singsun About SEO, Enlightenment and Authority Links

Zen master Seo-ong Sangsun is the closest to my dream appearance Tonight I had a dream. In the dream Zen master Seo-ing Singsun spoke to me. I could even ask him some questions. I was also able to memorize some…

My unique point of view, being a veteran blogger from Germany, I started “late”, in 2003, while reading blogs since 2001, allows me to spot trends more clearly. Why? Germany is generally speaking 1-3 years behind the overall Web or…

Confused by the title? Well, I thought I might venture deeper into the SEO myth realm and I uncovered some other SEO myths lists which I mostly liked. What’s most interesting about these is that most of them do not…

This is an answer to the article “Top Search Engine Optimization Myths” by United Worx a popular article which just show written a few years ago. It wasn’t valid anymore in some cases and thus I decided to update or…

In the early days of blogging a blogroll was something cool, something everybody had to have installed. People blogging a while notice one thing though: Conventional static blogrolls do not work. Nobody clicks the links. Blogrolls are only important for…

The 10 Simplest Ways to Boost Your Social Media Credibility Right From the Start

As a very active social media user, some would probably say power user already, I notice the same mistakes over and over made by new users on social media sites. On the other hand it’s very easy to boost your…