What Easter Can Teach Us About Search, Social Media and Blogging

What Easter Can Teach Us About Search, Social Media and Blogging

While I usually enjoy a short vacation on Easter I often can’t resist to think about SEO 2.0 with all its major parts search social media blogging I want to share with you a saying that kept popping up on…

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

10 Ways to Fight Back Content Thieves

Content thieves “make money online” off your content. This expensive sports car could be yours instead. You can use search by image on Google to find who uses your photos and Copyscape for your written content.   When content thieves…

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

* First off: The introduction of real links in comments via a “dofollow” plugin has been a huge success. I was even ranking high for both [dofollow] and [dofollow plugin] on Google.   My success with real links in comments…

WordPress Post Address Best Practices

WordPress Post Address Best Practices

WordPress is – you might already know it – the most popular blogging platform and content management system on the Internet. There are plenty of good reasons to use it although WordPress has also some major drawbacks it’s bloated after…

10 Article Ideas to Choose From

Dear Subscribers and Returning Visitors, I am again struck by inspiration overflow. This is really a problem combined with very limited time resources. There are some article ideas in my head or drafts on my PC to choose from. So…

The ROI of Blogging and Social Media

The ROI of Blogging and Social Media

For years ROI or Return on Investment was a term used by business people in suits and marketers who worked for them. Meanwhile search marketers often obsessed with rankings, traffic and conversions. Then ROI went mainstream as not only SEOs…

The Most Thriving Blogging Niches

Based on my dozen+ years of experience as a blogger I collected the most thriving blogging niches that are really hot in the English speaking blogosphere for like a decade. The one most striking overall trend is the establishment of…

How to Create a Dynamic Blogroll in 5 Minutes

In the early days of blogging a blogroll was something cool, something everybody had to have installed. People blogging a while notice one thing though: Conventional static blogrolls do not work. Nobody clicks the links. Blogrolls are only important for…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: Images or Finding Stock Photos

For my SEO 2.0 blog I tended to use images only as a nice to have add on due to the fact that my time for blogging was very limited. One week I added images to all posts, the next…

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

In order to succeed in a social media driven online environment website owners bloggers businesses have to take certain steps. These practical steps are based on a theoretical foundation with 7 main pillars. These 7 pillars of SEO 2.0 enable…

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

Have you ever wondered why you are spending hours daily on the Internet without really working? Some people assume that you are wasting your time when looking at cute cat images on Facebook. Here are 10 reasons to use social…

20 Ways to Survive as a Freelancer Working on the Web

I work a as freelancer for approx. 5 years now. I am or was a web developer, a problogger, an online journalist and currently I’m a SEO consultant most of the time. I survived! It is difficult at times to…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

  * From now on I want to start a little series of posts. It will be called SEO 2.0 best practices. I will write short posts about fundamentals needed in SEO 2.0. I want to start with StumbleUpon categories….

Simple Ways to Use Universal Search to Appear on Top of Google

While many people still assume that SEO 2.0 is just a misleading term for SMO/M (social media optimization/marketing) it’s plainly put not true. In SEO 2.0 you still in many cases aim at search results in the broadest sense. One…

How I Outranked Matt Cutts for the Term SEO in 7 Easy Steps

How I Outranked Matt Cutts for the Term SEO in 7 Easy Steps

Do you remember Matt Cutts? This famous cat blogger with the ugly WordPress theme? He now works for the Pentagon on cyber-warfare. Yes, I know he is only famous because he worked at Google a few years and he could…

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Do you remember how I defeated Lyndon of Cornwall SEO last time? Now he attempts a comeback on the link baiting scene. No chance man, White Sugar, formerly known as Mad Tad the SEO Destroyer is still the monarch! So…

7 Must Read End of Year Lists for Internet Power Users

While I’m not the typical end of year list type of guy, I feel that 2007 was a year that saw certain developments you shouldn’t miss as an Internet power user, SEO 2.0 being one of them. I won’t provide…

It’s Magic: Content Creation and Link Building While You’re Away

It’s Magic: Content Creation and Link Building While You’re Away

During the holidays I was offline. Nonetheless my blog gained many new links and several postings have been published while I was on vacation.   Do blogs stay empty on holidays? Now as I am not a company but a…

Let’s Read It Again (And Again And Again)

Let’s Read It Again (And Again And Again)

Photo Credit: Steve Wall On blogs about blogging you will often find lessons on the importance of being original.  Most bloggers will tell you that if you want to stand out, you must produce original content.  Of course this is…

I live in the Blogosphere

I live in the Blogosphere

I don’t live in a house, town, province, or country anymore.  I live in the blogosphere. I don’t belong to an ethnic group, profession, religion, orientation, political affiliation, interest group, or educational background.  I’m a citizen of the blogosphere. I…