You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

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 consultant who hasn’t dozens of employees to do his work. I can take only a…

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

* Negative SEO Nightmare In the recent years 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 or even…

Successful Blogging is Not About Becoming a Superstar

Successful Blogging is Not About Becoming a Superstar

* One of the most successful bloggers in the marketing industry, Neil Patel has published a post called “How to Become a Blogging Superstar“. The superstar blogging article felt like it was 2007 again, or even 2002. Why? I started…

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

* You may already know blogs like Moz, Search Engine Land or TopRank. For those of you who need more content to read I have collected a bunch of dark horse SEO blogs that look very promising. Old established SEO…

Three Timeless SEO Strategies and the Tactics to Boost Performance

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

* Over the years Eric Schmidt – formerly CEO and now chairman of Google – has been known for giving some intriguing insights into Google, the Internet and the future of technology. Some of his remarks were very controversial to…

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

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…

PushON

PushON

PushON is an “award-winning” British SEO agency from Manchester. PushON has first caught my eye in 2008 with their humorous commentary on the wide-spread anti-SEO sentiment of that time, their SEO Bullshit Bingo. I have been connected to the company…

RKG/Rimm-Kaufman Group

RKG/Rimm-Kaufman Group

RKG, short for Rimm-Kaufman Group has not been a well known SEO company until it has acquired Audette Media in 2010. Long-standing industry veteran Adam Audette who originally coined the term search engine optimization as in SEO back in 1997…

Portent Interactive

Portent Interactive

Portent Interactive is an US based Internet marketing company located in Seattle, WA. For years I have been an avid reader of the Conversation Marketing blog by the founder of Portent Interactive, Ian Lurie. He always impressed me with his…

Fresh Egg

Fresh Egg

Fresh Egg is a “digital search agency” from the UK. It’s based in Worthing, West Sussex. I have been following Fresh Egg ever since I was first contacted by one of its most renown employees, the now deceased Jaamit Durrani….

Post-Panda Link Building for Affiliate Websites

Post-Panda Link Building for Affiliate Websites

Does link building for affiliates work at all after the numerous Panda updates? You may ask yourself this question ever since Google decided to dump sites publishing “low quality content”. Jason Acidre of Kaiserthesage asked me to provide answers to…

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life 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…

Zeta Interactive

Zeta Interactive

Zeta Interactive is a multidisciplinary agency based in the US (New York) that focuses among others on search engine optimization (SEO), social media and branding. I have been friends online with its vice president Hugo Guzman who is responsible for…

SiteVisibility

SiteVisibility

SiteVisibility is an SEO agency from the UK. It has been in my original best SEO website design list from 2007. I have followed it and its founders footsteps ever since. I’ve been also following one of its most important…

Slingshot SEO

Slingshot SEO

Slingshot SEO is a reputable SEO company from Indiana in the US. Why do I say reputable? It has been recommended so often to me along with the one of the founders who specializes in SEO: Jeremy Dearringer. They also…

LOL: The New Positive Brand of 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 the…

Why Google+ Engagement Surpasses Twitter Activity

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.   Do people engage on Google+ or not? Many tech writers have complained about the perceived lack of engagement on Google+…

Your Business is Not Boring – Your Content is

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?

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 digital marketing. Why do I ask…