Website Review Hochwald IT Blog

This is #2 of my free website review series: The Hochwald IT Blog is a blog with a broad topic, written in German. It uses a fresh and unique WordPress theme. It is updated irregularly it seems. The WordPress setup…

Oh no! I just spent over one hour stumbling upon stuff instead of working. I have to face the grim reality: I am addicted to StumbleUpon! I warn you, do not follow in my footsteps. You will end up broke,…

I don’t use English social news sites like Reddit for a plethora of reasons. It’s not that I dislike the democratic model of voting content up. It’s just that Reddit and its audience is quite often obnoxious. The world is…

It happened again! SEO hate. This time on StumbleUpon where I did not expect it as people get targeted news there so nobody who does not like SEO or SEO blogs has to read them, unlike Digg or Reddit where…

Glen inspired me. He wrote down, among other, some well known rules of social media marketing. As I do not abide by any rules beside my own and disagree with many of those I rewrote them so that all of…

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…

John Chow Dot Com Redesigned

John Chow, another term for “make money online” has redesigned his website John Chow Dot Com (johnchow.com not to mix up with johncow.com). It looks very professional now, like all other professional blogs and I already miss the sportscar that…

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 ;-)…

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…

[List updated with your submissions!] If 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…