Why I Banned Google on my Blog

Why I Banned Google on my Blog

I banned 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 any significant…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

I offer a free consultation on blogging, social media + search for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Contact me when you need one. Let me help you save the world. Nobody can do alone and every organization…

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

* Sometimes I see stupid blogging mistakes that are so fundamental that they render a corporate blog useless. At the same time it’s often easy to fix many company blogs once you know what to do! It’s nothing I make…

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 Appealing

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Appealing

* You may already know blogs like Moz, Search Engine Land or TopRank. Some of you need even more content to read though. Thus I have compiled a list of lesser known or not yet popular aka dark horse SEO…

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

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

* The golden age of blogging 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…

Words that Damage Trust in Your Blog

Words that Damage Trust in Your Blog

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…

Awesome SEO & Internet Marketing Resources from my Blog Readers

Awesome SEO & Internet Marketing Resources from my Blog Readers

SEO 2.0 is for real. I practice what I preach. It’s not just talk to make more people follow me. No wonder some people call it the “social SEO”. How do you actually do it? I really visit every blog…

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

It’s not a secret that I’m not as active on SEO 2.0 as in the early days anymore. I’ve turned out an “occasional blogger” over the years. I was publishing work related articles mostly over at the many client blogs…

How to Fight Big Business on Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

How to Fight Big Business on Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

* Let me brag for a minute. You understand why I have to a bit later. Over the years I’ve been outranking big businesses, well known brands and major news media. I’ve been successfully competing with whole agency and in-house…

Run DMC and Google Want You to “Keep it Fresh”

Run DMC and Google Want You to “Keep it Fresh”

* Whether you’re spitting rhymes about gold chains and Adidas kicks, or shaping your content strategy, one thing is essential… “Keepin’ it fresh.” Fresh content is unique and engaging, and Google likes that. It seems nowadays, the Google team wants…

What Are the Core Values of Your Blog?

What Are the Core Values of Your Blog?

* A business blog is not only a blog it’s also obviously a business. A business has to have some core values to be able to succeed in the long term. The market is volatile so that you need some…

What Does My Bounce Rate Really Mean?

What Does My Bounce Rate Really Mean?

As a modern day website optimizer I deal half of the day with decreasing bounce rates. It means: I try to make people visiting websites stay longer on them or stay at all and click. The bounce rate is a…

Non-Profit SEO Resources

Non-Profit SEO Resources

You may not know it but I’ve been working for non-profits even before my career in search engine optimization. Back then there was no such thing as non-profit SEO. SEO for non-profits is by now a popular concept as I…

How to Get Links on SEO 2.0 and Other Blogs

How to Get Links on SEO 2.0 and Other Blogs

* As both business blogger and SEO am I aware of both sides of “link building”. Over the years I got lots of spammy comments from low quality “blog commenting services”. I often had to delete comments right away. I…

How to Find a Tagline for Your Blog or Business Website

OK, you have a website. You have products or services you offer and/or actual content you publish as well. You have a brand name logo call to action in the best case (something like “subscribe now”). What’s missing? A tagline…

Guest Blogging Guidelines

Popular link building techniques get exploited or even abused and thus Google has to react. I’ve seen more and more of such cases with the recently hugely popular guest blogging. Thus you have to abide by these guidelines to get…

You Need Better Not More

You Need Better Not More

In the recent years I haven’t published many new posts on this blog here. Nonetheless I have been spending much time on it.   Polishing existing content instead of publishing new content You may have have noticed it: I’ve been…

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

* After 20+ years of online publishing 15+ years of blogging for a plethora of blogs being a professional blogger and SEO since 2004 by now I am convinced that I know how popularity and success work on the Web….

Blogging vs Writing

Blogging vs Writing

* Is there a difference between blogging and writing? Yes, there is. I’ve been blogging for several years now and I’m increasingly aware of the difference. Think about what makes us read books by authors who have written them decades…