Successful Blogging is Not About Becoming a Superstar

* Last week one of the most successful bloggers in the marketing industry, Neil Patel has published a post called “How to Become a Blogging Superstar“. At first I felt like it was 2007 again, or even 2002. Why? I…

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

* You may already know that I’m one of the editors of the default /seoblogs slashtag on Blekko, the search engine contender for advanced users. After a few months of hiatus I have added a bunch of dark horse SEO…

Three Timeless SEO Strategies and the Tactics to Boost Performance

This is a guest post by Ryan Woolley, Vice President of Client Services, Response Mine Interactive. It has been submitted to SEO 2.0 already several months ago and was never published due to some issues I encountered with it. As…

The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google

* “The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google” is a post I have written a few months ago that hasn’t been published by the blog I have been writing for then. I don’t know why, they…

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

* Getting clients as an SEO is a no brainer in a way, still many people struggle at the beginning it seems. Recently I answered a question on Quora: “How do I get more SEO clients?” The person who asked…

Post-Panda Link Building for Affiliate Websites in 2012

Does link building for affiliates work at all after the numerous Panda updates? You may ask yourself these days this question. A few weeks ago Jason Acidre of Kaiserthesage asked me to provide answers to two questions about link building…

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life Link Building

* Over the years I have repeatedly expressed my belief that the only way to do proper SEO in a social media world is to forge relationships. I have never elaborated on it in a single post here on SEO…

LOL: The New Positive Brand of SEO!

* SEO is ugly. Most people who hear SEO think spam. Inbound marketing is not SEO and can’t replace SEO. Nobody wants to go the easy route and say findability, after all clients would understand what’s going on and thus…

Why Google+ Engagement Surpasses Twitter Activity

Why there is more engagement on Google+ than on Twitter? Is there? You may ask. For me there is. In the recent weeks some tech writers have complained about the perceived lack of engagement on Google+ – They base their…

Your Business is Not Boring – Your Content is

People often ask me: How can I promote my boring business using SEO and social media? What they really mean is: I don’t want to create engaging content. In fact most business is boring when you take that approach. Who…

Can Inbound Marketing Replace SEO?

Image: Inbound marketer creating funny content to sell bananas or a happy client finding optimized bananas?* No, it can’t. Inbound marketing can’t replace SEO. Neither can content marketing, search marketing, online marketing/internet marketing or digital marketing. Why do I ask…

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Many marketers argue that there is no single social media to go after for businesses trying to join the conversation. They’re right to some extent but I disagree nonetheless. There are 5 social sites you have to join and use…

How to Determine Content Quality and Write Accordingly

* There seems to exist a broad consensus that content is king, but only great content or rather quality content. Last year, with the so called Panda or high quality update Google made quality content the ultimate goal. How to…

Pinterest or How to Evaluate Social Media Opportunities

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cage for a few months you have heard the news: Pinterest is the best thing since sliced bread. I don’t want to join the myriads of opportunistic writers and hail the new hype. Instead…

What is Content? It’s not Your Sales Copy

It’s not the packaging, it’s what’s inside. Here it’s anti-gravity from Brooklyn Superhero Supply. A few weeks ago I published a list post about the 10 most common content strategy mistakes most businesses make. I promised back then to go…

40 Cutting Edge Social Media & SEO Services to Invest in Now

* Unless you lived under a rock for the last decade you already invest time and money in web design social media SEO analytics services. The social media and SEO landscape is changing at an alarming pace though. What can…

30 Hands On Google Search Plus SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

Image above: I’m only ranking at #113 for [seo] in “people and pages” but some of my best friends are around me While everybody was writing posts what the new Google personal search aka “Google Search Plus Your World” means…

The Stone Age of Blogging is Over – What’s Next?

* Lately many influential bloggers have written about the end of the golden age of tech blogging. They say “tech” but in a way they mean blogging in general it seems. Some people were furious and asked whether “over” is…

These words may be correct English but nonetheless they make you appear like an idiot when you use them on your blog. Why? They have obviously negative or hidden meaning that influences your readers. Thus they damage trust in you…

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Above: Not personalized search results for the query [content strategy mistakes]. I rank at #7. Look who ranks at #2 and #4. While trying to assess the impact of stolen and otherwise copied content on my rankings here on the…