Popular Niche Social News Communities

There are plenty of specialized social news communities by now, sadly most of them poorly customized Pligg applications with no users but some of them really rock and provide great niche news with a real user community behind them. So…

The Day PageRank Died

October 24th, 2007 marked the day when PageRank died. It became virtually useless or worthless. Why? What was the purpose of Google PageRank in the first place? PageRank was revolutionary when it was introduced by Google. That’s why Google is…

3 Way Link Exchange with SEO Spammers Is a Dead End

Dear Webmaster, I would like to express my interest in 3 Way Link Exchange with your website for our mutual benefit. Your website link will be placed on linkfarm.com or SEO-spam-directory.com I will add your link here: uselessguide.com/Internet_and_Web_Services/Search_Engine_Optimization/ OR blahblah.com/directory/Search_Engine_Optimisation_2/…

10 SEO Client Archetypes to Beware of

In case you offer SEO for clients like I do, after some years you see several kinds of patterns. My nerves get sometimes a little strained with some and I guess I am not the only one. Other than that…

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

How I Increased my Traffic by 11259.7% in 3 Months in 10 Easy Steps

I was just playing around with Web analytics tools and happened to click on my Compete.com stats. There I realized that my traffic increased by 11259.7% (no mistake here) compared to a year earlier. In fact I did not believe…

Best Search Engine According to Google

Google needs SEO to rank in Google! Why? Let me explain. I read numerous posts about the Google optimization parody “What if Google had to design their user interface for Google?”. It’s both funny and sad and that’s why the…

Green Blogs I Can Recommend

Green Blogs I Can Recommend

* This time I choose not to bore you with my uninformed musings on a green topic. I am not an environmental activist or green blogger myself. Instead I’d rather tell you where to go to read what’s going on….

Aaron Wall’s SEO Book Does Not Sell!

Nobody wants to buy SEO products. Seemingly nobody needs advanced SEO tools, an all-in-one SEO book, a versatile SEO software, the only one search marketing magazine that counts or worker owned green hosting with WordPress included. At least none of…

Bloggers Block? How about Inspiration Overflow!

Many bloggers write about the so called bloggers block. It happens when a blogger just doesn’t know what to write or lacks the motivation to do it. I have a different problem most of the time! It’s the exact opposite…

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Google is stupid. It’s not R2D2 or Data, it’s a moron. That’s why SEO is often such a tedious task. Unlike many uneducated people who assume that Google is God and it knows everything, I know it does not. Google…

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

SEO 2.0 reached 100 RSS subscribers! After roughly ten weeks of blogging. At least 100. AFAIK. 91 at Google and 9 and Bloglines. In case you subscribe using any other service (I use Netvibes for instance) say “yeah!” Come on!…

My Google List of Demands

Two of my favorite SEO bloggers started a meme and one of them asked me to jump on the bandwagon and devise a Google wish list. I like both so I will take part. On the other hand I do…

Hail the Returning Visitors and Subscribers!

Hail the Returning Visitors and Subscribers!

A few months after launching this blog the biggest single visitor number of SEO 2.0 was not a social site, Google or any other referrer. My main traffic source became the “direct traffic” crowd as web analytics tools call it….

Online Word Processors as Web Based Microsoft Office Alternatives

I love Web apps that is software used inside of your browser with no download needed. I hate Microsoft Office and indeed I even dislike the open source alternative Open Office, both are bloated cluttered complicated There are free online…

Cyber-Bullying: How to Fool the Angry Mob

Cyber-Bullying: How to Fool the Angry Mob

Have you been dealing with cyber-bullying? I have had my fair share of fights online already. Why? After all I’m white male Christian and privileged. It’s my line of work. Search engine optimizers are the new Jews or “Negroes”. People…

Great SEO Blogs You Might Have Missed

OK, I admit it! I read more than a few SEO blogs. There are at least several more blogs out there that are really worth a read. Check them out. Here is the list of lesser known search blogs you…

Does StumbleUpon Crack Down on SEO?

Does StumbleUpon Crack Down on SEO?

I was surprised to see that over at StumbleUpon 4 users reviewed my ode to the SEO community in this post and overall 12 stumblers liked it. Why was I surprised? I was astounded because I did not notice any…

20 Sphinn Stars Who Make the SEO Community Truly Great

20 Sphinn Stars Who Make the SEO Community Truly Great

Hey, there are just too many people on Sphinn I appreciate, so following the 3 favorite Sphinn users I did not know before meme is very difficult. Moreover I just don’t know anymore whom I noticed where, as I started…

Stop Link Building, Links != Traffic

Stop Link Building, Links != Traffic

Do you think that link building is the most important part of SEO nowadays? You may be right when you refer to SEO as search engine optimization for Google.   Link building or traffic generation? In the Google SEO world…

DIY SEO Resources: Use Them to Optimize Your Site Yourself

DIY SEO Resources: Use Them to Optimize Your Site Yourself

Some of you might have noticed: SEO 2.0 has has no visible ads. As I did not want to serve you spammy crap like Adsense I decided to use a minimalist no bullshit approach – I only recommend resources or…