Non-Google Link Building for Search Emancipated Optimization

* It may be a surprise to you but link building has been thriving long before Google. When I joined the Internet and started publishing poetry online in 1997 Google didn’t even exist. Many search engines like Infoseek, Webcrawler or…

Most people in the SEO industry chose to ignore my symbolic act of banning Google and going Google-free after I got penalized for no apparent reason. In contrast articles on “how I tried to recover from Panda/Penguin for 6 mix…

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

* Over the years I admired the Creative Commons movement. I have not only been a big fan of it I also used a lot of Creative Commons licensed images here on my blog as metaphorical illustrations of my articles….

Giving All Your Great Content to Google For Free is Suicide

* When I chose to block Google recently some people considered me nuts, after all it sounds like suicide, especially for an SEO site. Actually it’s the exact opposite. Giving your most valuable assets to Google for free is not…

How Do You Attract Visitors Instead of Traffic to Your Site?

* A few years ago I noted that there is a difference between traffic and visitors in an article dealing with a broader topic. Then in early January of 2011 I have described it in more depth. Today I’d like…

Un-Google Yourself With These Alternative Tools

* Now that I banned Google on my blog I feel more confident about becoming independent from Google. You don’t have to be an anti-SEO self improvement guru who wants to live a perfect life to realize that Google is…

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

* When people want to get popular on the Web they often have the popularity itself as a goal while in reality it’s just a by-product of doing the right thing. What is the right thing on the Internet? Of…

Hey You, I’m Not Boring, I Rock Like Elvis!

* This is a post about rocking like Elvis instead of being boring. So skip the boring part about headlines that follows if you like and jump right to the rock & roll part.   Boring In case I would…

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

* Google has been sending out “unnatural links” warnings for some time. At first they meant you got penalized in Google search and thus you lost your rankings. Lately they have been sending out even more of the cryptic messages,…

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

* I am banning Google on my blog. Why? Isn’t it ironic for a self proclaimed SEO blog to ban Google? Let me tell you the whole story. When I started out this blog in 2007 I did not get…

Why Peer-to-Peer SEO Beats Influencer Ass Kissing

* In the past I have written repeatedly about the need to find your peers and to work together with them for the benefit of all parties involved. On the Web it’s not about competing with 7 billions of people,…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

* I want to offer a free consultation for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Why? I’m a lucky guy. I work from from home. I start the day with my Parkour workout. I don’t work 12h a…

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

* Sometimes it really breaks my heart to see blogging mistakes that are so fundamental that they render a corporate blog useless while at the same time being so easy to fix that it’s gross negligence keep on failing like…

IFTTT Recipes for White Hat SEO & Social Media Automation

A few days ago I have finally shared all my IFTTT recipes. “What are IFTTT recipes?” you might ask. IFTTT is an acronym for “if this then that”. It’s a service that allows cross-site programming of multiple other services. A…

Positive SEO Example Campaign to Take Part in

* How positive SEO works Last time I defined what I consider to be positive SEO. Also I went into detail to explain my concept of Google Parkour where you link out to your competitor in case s/he already has…

7 Pinterest Mistakes Many Users Make and Quick Fixes

Pinterest? You are doing it wrong! OK, I admit it, I have been using Pinterest for some months already. I haven’t done any “marketing” over there. I just used it like a normal person would. I picked some of my…

Euphemisms are often made up words that are meant to hide the real (in most cases negative) meaning of existing terms. For example the thing the US government refers to as “targeted killings” is basically an assassination which in turn…

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

* In a recent post Hugo Guzman, whom I consider both a great guy and a knowledge SEO expert, has written a very disappointing article called “Just Say No to Google Bashing“. It’s a reaction to the outcry against turning…

You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

* Are you interested in link building? Yes, that’s what you think. In reality you need something else though. Let me explain. I’m just an independent SEO consultant who hasn’t dozens of employees to do his work. I can take…

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

* Negative SEO Nightmare In the recent weeks so called negative SEO has been one of the most written about topics in the search marketing industry and beyond. Luckily only a few major publications have covered the topic. Why? Well,…