7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

7 Business & Blogging Clues a Puppy Can Teach You

For a year or so I didn’t spend as much time with my business of blogging because I had to take care of a puppy. The funny thing is in German (remember, I live in Germany) you say “small business”…

Blog vs Dog 0:1

Blog vs Dog 0:1

You might have wondered why SEO 2.0 has been so silent for over year. I’ve promised much but couldn’t make it all happen. That’s life. I got a puppy in early 2009 and it has changed my life. During the…

10 Google Social Search Optimization Techniques

10 Google Social Search Optimization Techniques

The new by default personalized search by Google is a big paradigm shift in SEO.  I’ve already written about the changes personalized search will bring for blogging social media search engine optimization etc. I prefer to call it social search…

12 Effects Google Personalized Search Has on the Web

12 Effects Google Personalized Search Has on the Web

Image: Personal Preference by Kevin Dooley. Google gets personal: Now everybody will get personalized search results based on their search habits in the past unless they opt out in a tedious process. Most people won’t opt out or even notice…

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Image: Rockstar by N1NJ4. As a regular SEO 2.0 blog reader you probably know who Glen Allsopp is. I have linked his blog postings quite often in the past and he even blogsitted SEO 2.0 once a year ago while…

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

* Sometimes it takes years of blogging to notice your most obvious mistakes. I’ve been blogging for several years privately, then a few professionally and still do on several business blogs. By now I have made most mistakes you can…

101 Tweets on How to Use Twitter

101 Tweets on How to Use Twitter

* How to Twitter? A question asked by millions of clueless but eager to learn new Twitter users. First off: It’s either “how to tweet?” or “how to use Twitter?” The rest isn’t that simple. Twitter seems to be simple…

Freemium for Blogs

While contemplating business models for my blog one idea has been the nowadays common freemium model. Freemium means a basic free product and additional premium services. It’s very popular with software. What does freemium for blogs mean though? What premium…

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

Job adverts make me furious! That’s surprising as it’s difficult to annoy me these days. I’m over 40 now and not as easily infuriated anymore thanks to Zen meditation among others. Also I’m a Web professional for 15+ years now…

Platform Independent SEO & SEO 2.0

Platform independence is a term known from programming. In practice platform independent programming means that a piece of software does not depend on a certain browser, plug in or operating system. For instance the best feed readers work on all…

Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

Blog Commenting for SEO and Exposure: More Than Dofollow Links

* In recent weeks I’ve been blogging less than usual so that in the meantime I got fewer visitors and also fewer comments. In times like these I get more comments for the SEO of it than comments out of…

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

The Dirty Dozen of Funny SEO Techniques for Lazy Bums

Most traditional SEO techniques are boring. Even worse: SEO is actual work in most cases. I’m lazy like hell. I wish I had a 4 hour work week or something. Other people automate everything but I suck at programming. Or…

Think Relationships not Technology

Think Relationships not Technology

Many stingy webmasters are afraid that links from User Generated Content (UGC) in general are draining their PageRank. Is your site authority leaking through comment links? Does linking out hurt you on Google? Are links scary?   Linking out is…

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

How to Overcome the Established Blogger’s Apathy

When my blog grew more and more silent for a number of reasons (vacation, rediscovery of a vintage strategy game from the eighties, puppy) that were not related to the blog itself you may have wondered whether I experience the…

5 Keys to Twitter Headlines

5 Keys to Twitter Headlines

Twitter headlines are about short striking descriptive tidbits that get retweeted frequently. First we had social media now we have Twitter. No joke. You don’t do social media optimization anymore. You have to optimize for Twitter. Getting retweeted poses some…

7 Simple Image SEO Best Practices that Lead to the Top of Google Image Search

7 Simple Image SEO Best Practices that Lead to the Top of Google Image Search

* It’s astounding how simple image SEO for blogs really is. I’ve been ranking so high in Google Image Search with the images that illustrate my posts that I got more traffic via Image Search than the text based Google…

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

CC: Seo2 [Not affiliated with the SEO 2.0 blog] Good bloggers take part in memes. I try to be a good blogger so I’m glad I’m part of a meme again. The last few times I was asked to contribute…

8 Blogger Archetypes: Which One Are You?

8 Blogger Archetypes: Which One Are You?

* There are 8 blogger archetypes. activist connector collector fighter newshound teacher writer inventor Let me explain.   The activist When I started blogging back in 2003 I wanted to be an activist. An activist is someone who is actively…

7* Writing for Subscriber Heaven: More of the Same but Better

7* Writing for Subscriber Heaven: More of the Same but Better

CC: Stairway to Heaven by Davici. After realizing once again that I don’t like writing for social media as much as I do right now I focused on ways of writing for subscribers and other regular visitors. In order to…

Why Image Optimization is Important for Blogs

Today, instead of explaining why image optimization is important for blogs I will simply demonstrate it. These are the top 12 search referers this month on SEO 2.0: Search Term Source (Google) alone image search fake image search fakes image…