21 days ago I set my goals for the next three weeks of this blog. 21 days later and 6 weeks after starting SEO 2.0 I have to admit: I failed miserably! SEO 2.0 is all about transparency and accountability…

Simplicity is key for design, usability or SEO. Their focus differs substantially yet they have one thing in common. Simplicity and simplifying the user interface aka website improves the overall performance. In SEO 2.0 we do not focus solely on search…

New Search Marketing Standard Issue Out: International Search Markets

The new Search Marketing Standard Magazine issue is out for fall 07. It’s main topic: International search markets, UK, Italy, Germany, Russia and China and guess who wrote the article about Germany? ;-)

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…

Dear Readers and Scanners! I feel kind of dissatisfied. I promised 5 of you to review their websites for free. When I promise something I mean it. It was no “dirty blogging trick” or something as some of you might…

Classic StumbleUpon Traffic Optimization Articles

Even before publishing my post hailing StumbleUpon as the best traffic source in the world, 2 of my posts got stumbled in the meantime. This made me look closer at StumbleUpon optimization techniques. In fact there were lots of articles…

Mob vs Smart Mob: 7 Reasons Why StumbleUpon Traffic Is the Best Social Media Traffic

Do you think Reddit or Twitter and Facebook are the places to go nowadays? Never used StumbleUpon until now? You need to try StumbleUpon, both as a user and a webmaster. Users get highly relevant content that matches their preferences…

As I always aim to surpass the best of the best I wondered for a while how John Chow managed to gain as much popularity on the Net. What’s the secret of his success? Well, now I finally found out!…

Wow! More good ranking news: I ranked #4 for SEO bullshit on Google.com for a while! My main competition was Jason Calacanis who had been cited everywhere for saying “SEO is bullshit”. Well, in times of SEO 2.0 you can…

Today I noticed on my referrers that I entered the Google.com top 100 for “seo blog” which is kind of interesting as I do not optimize for that and barely use the word “blog” on my journal at all ;-)…

[List updated with your submissions!] When 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!

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….

Even in white hat SEO or blogging the SEO 2.0 way you can use some dirty tricks that will make you earn 100.000$ in 3 months your blog a little more successful. I collected 5 of them, which of course…

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

Flash SEO is either a no-no, experts tend to dismiss SEO for Flash altogether in this case, a matter of creating a text version in HTML/CSS or a rather complex endeavor. You have basically 4 options: Not optimizing Flash at…

The SEO 2.0 blog has made me famous after less than 3 weeks. It is of course somewhat a proof of concept. I want to practice what I preach and know myself if it and how it works. So I…

SEO Speak Translated: The Real SEO Glossary

* In the SEO industry agencies, experts and even bloggers have adopted a special mode of speech not to say slang that might be misunderstood by outsiders like clients, website visitors or the general public. To help you understand what…

As I mentioned earlier, great CSS design is one of the main pillars of new school SEO or SEO 2.0. Many SEO company sites still look ugly. What sense does it make to be #1 in Google when your visitors…

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….

Do you read tabloids? What kind of newspapers do you read offline? Are you rather the New York Times or the New York Post type? To make the comparison more obvious: Are you rather a The Independent or The Sun…