Do I Hate Google?

By now you might ask: do I hate Google? It’s no wonder, after all I write things like why and how to nofollow Google does Google make you suicidal? real search engines as Google alternatives are SEOs selling out to…

Why and How to Add nofollow When Linking Google Sites

In one of my recent posts I threatened Google with symbolic retaliation for their ruthless attacks on webmasters and the open Web. My idea back then was still somehow metaphorical. I said I will “nofollow” Google that is devalue outgoing…

The New SEO is About Creativity

* Sometimes you need someone to tell you what you think. I’m writing so much recently and often I’m tempted to write longer articles than necessary because content size seems to be a quality factor recently so that it gets…

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

As noted before on this blog most fonts including webfonts look fuzzy these days. That’s bad for readability and ultimately for your bottom line. Using just Helvetica and Arial won’t suffice anymore. You really have to use webfonts now. Sadly…

Overused Headline Formulas that Make Your Blog Look Stale

* By now everybody and their aunt knows that headlines are the most important part of any article. The wrong headline can make the best piece of writing literally disappear within the permanent storm of content promotion. This has lead…

The Only 7 WordPress Plugins Business Bloggers Need

* Serious, professional and business bloggers listen up! Forget all those top 100 WordPress plugins lists, those top 10 SEO plugins for WordPress compilations. I blog for several blogs now, at 3 of them I’m am the main or only…

How to Spot a Fake Link Removal Request

When Google invented “unnatural links” by simply deciding that some links are unnatural while others are not they also created the problem of large scale negative SEO. Then they professed to have the solution for their self-created problem, the disavow…

SEO is Alive!

* When I started out this blog over 6 years ago I said what nowadays is almost a running gag: “SEO is dead“. So you could assume I am the most unlikely person to tell you that SEO is alive….

Hey Google! Sunset Your Unnatural Oral Action or I’ll Nofollow You

* Do you remember the days when “manual action” was something desirable and NSFW? Listening to Google spokespeople turns more bizarre with the years. They have come up with their own language to hide the sour facts of penalties, faulty…

Content Can’t Heal AIDS

* Summary: Content is not a one size fits all solution, especially for small business owners who can’t afford to become publishers. When does content actually make sense and how? What else can SMBs do that don’t have a team…

The Luxury Resort Type of Blog

* Ever since I have banned Google search on my blog I rely solely on direct, social media and other referral traffic. Oh, well, there is some search traffic from the likes of Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and Blekko but it’s…

Case Study: The Value of a Blog Post

Sometimes when I tell business owners how much I charge for blog posts they tell me that it’s expensive. At the same time they would gladly throw that same amount and much more money at “drive by” traffic from Google…

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

* Some of the so called social media sites are broken and a waste of time. In fact they are not social at all, they are anti-social. So you not only waste your time using them you also get viciously…

So called embedded posts have just been introduced on Google+. Personally I am quite wary of any new Google services or features. I fell on my face too often. What’s good for Google is not automatically good for you. Yes,…

Rising Above the Noise Level of the Web

* Now that everybody has to create “great content” to please Google and its share holders the noise level of the Web is overwhelming. Everybody is forced to publish harder faster better stronger and of course more. So there is…

Easy Broken Link Outreach Using the Free SEO Crawler

* This is a post I have written on behalf of SERPs.com on a third party site that vanished ever since. It’s too valuable to get lost in my opinion. For years I have been looking for a both easy…

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Each Project

* There are a lot of down to earth questions to ask yourself before you launch a website or blog. The big ones like “how will this pay for itself” aka the business model or “who is going to read…

6 Years of SEO 2.0 Anniversary

Yes, it’s already 6 years ago that I started SEO 2.0, the blog you are reading right now. So this is an anniversary! The blog had a lot of ups and downs ever since and it has slowed down for…

Free Traffic vs Gatekeeper Traffic

* Usually I prefer to speak about visitors not traffic as in people visiting your site. The term traffic is too fuzzy to really explain what is going on on the Web in general or on your site in particular….

Why Berlin Tourists Eat Currywurst and the Creation of Generic Brands

payday loans * As you might have noticed I live in Berlin, Germany. That’s a hugely popular place among tourists from all over the world. The area I live in is full of hostels, night clubs and places to eat…