Rising Above the Noise Level of the Web

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…

When Slow Corporations Take Over Swift Startups

When Slow Corporations Take Over Swift Startups

* One day the good old Yahoo has taken over the fresh and popular blogging community Tumblr. I was thinking for a while what it means. I took a deep breath and tried to recount other similar mergers in the…

The Best Free Feed Readers for Windows, Mac and Linux

The Best Free Feed Readers for Windows, Mac and Linux

* As I am probably not the only one to look for an feed reader I decided to share my list of those I think are the best ones. Most people until 2013 used Google Reader for RSS (and Atom)…

Blogging at Night

Blogging at Night

* You can blog like you go to work. You can also do it with passion. I’ve been blogging here with passion for a while.   How to find out whether blogging is for you Then it turned into work…

What’s Your Message?

What’s Your Message?

The perhaps most important question when you publish is “what’s your message?” or in layman’s terms: what do you want to say? The problem with the new “content is king” and “content marketing” craze is that it focuses on the…

Why Short Posts Beat Long Content: Time is Money

Why Short Posts Beat Long Content: Time is Money

* In recent years a new kind of debate has been taking place online. It’s about content length. The longer the better it seems. In it the main argument is that – let me summarize it “we have to write…

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 goes responsive web design with the “free WordPress theme Origin by AlienWP [partner link]. I kept my last theme for about 5 years by now and would even have sticked with it but it didn’t display properly on…

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

* In case you work in blogging, social media or search you probably know what I mean: you got to be an Internet addict and you socialize online all the time to maintain some popularity.   Is social networking online…

Are You Really a Content Marketer or Just an SEO?

Are You Really a Content Marketer or Just an SEO?

After the so called Google Penguin update many people in the SEO industry not only increasingly embraced content marketing but they tried to join the bandwagon and rebrand themselves as content marketers completely.   New and shiny content marketing vs…

A Simple Content Strategy for a Business Blog

A Simple Content Strategy for a Business Blog

* After a decade of blogging the question how often you have to post still remains unanswered or rather you get as many answers as many bloggers you ask. Personally I’ve found out over the years that you need at…

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

* For a week I wasn’t able to contribute much on social media. I was sick the week before so I had lots of work to do. Nonetheless I incited a small debate on Google+.   When social media aren’t…

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Send Out Daily

7 Kinds of Tweets You Need to Send Out Daily

 * While doing blogger outreach and relations for clients I often have to explain what it is and what it entails. The most important thing is the value proposition I said last time. On the other hand you need a…

Advantages of Google-Free Blogging

Advantages of Google-Free Blogging

* OK, I really got fed up an done day I banned Google on this blog. You will believe what happened next. In sheer numbers I get less “traffic” of course. Often traffic from Google is not desirable though. I…

What Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Are Actually About

What Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Are Actually About

Now that “content marketing” is the latest rage people who have no clue what content really means are perverting ages old techniques like guest blogging and blogger outreach. Many lazy SEOs and average website owners are late to this renamed…

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

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….

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

Popularity comes from people 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…

Hey You, You’re Not Boring – You Rock Like Elvis!

Hey You, You’re Not Boring – You Rock Like Elvis!

* This is a post about rocking like Elvis instead of being boring. You can skip the boring part about headlines that follows. You can jump right to the rock & roll part to find out how to rock like…

Why I Am Banning Google on my Blog

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…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

* I offer a free consultation for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Contact me when you need one.   Working for free as a well know consultant? Why do I work for free? I’m a lucky guy….