10 Misconceptions Why SEO is Better than SMO Refuted

Some bloggers argue that conventional SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is better than SMO (Social Media Optimization) for average small businesses.   What’s the difference between search engine and social media optimization? As I do not advocate a pure either or…

After Blogging Success: New Frontiers

After Blogging Success: New Frontiers

Success as most people define it (popularity) has one disadvantage: once it’s there, you take it for granted and get bored! With social media and blogging once your content gets shared daily even when you do not publish something you…

Steampunk SEO vs Social Media, Competition vs Cooperation

Steampunk is a popular trend among what we call retro future, or future of the past. Steampunk makes modern appliances look like they have been built in the 19. century or the Victorian age. It looks great and thus people…

With Blogging, Size Matters – If You Want Traffic

If your blog isn’t getting as many visitors as you’d like, you need a quick lesson in how people read on the Web – they don’t, they scan. With millions of posts to choose from, people are looking for the…

101 Blog Posting Ideas

101 Blog Posting Ideas

This is my post #101 on SEO 2.0. When I started this blog, I had almost no clue what to write about, just some vague ideas. In fact I thought that SEO is such a boring topic and this niche…

Do Not Read This

Do Not Read This

Reverse psychology, or getting another person to do what you want by asking for the opposite, can be a neat trick, if done well. You’re reading, right?   Examples of reverse psychology in the wild In 1975, Freddie Mercury wrote…

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…

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….

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 Blog

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You Blog

Google is stupid. Google is not C3PO or R2D2 from Star Wars! It’s a moron. That’s why optimizing for Google is often such a tedious task. Don’t believe me? Let me explain!   Is Google God? After all it know…

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….

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…

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…

New Categories: Blogging, Search and Internet

After blogging for a while I noticed that I write rather often about certain topics that were not reflected in my categories. Moreover as time went by I and my blog evolved. For instance when starting SEO 2.0 initially I…

The Secret of John Chow’s Success Revealed!

As I always aim to surpass the best of the best I wondered for a while how John Chow managed to gain as much popularity on the Net. What’s the secret of his success? Well, now I finally found out!…

10 Things to Love about Iran

10 Things to Love about Iran

[List updated with your suggestions!] When you listen to western media you tend to believe that people in Iran hate Jews kill homosexuals oppress women want to destroy Israel and Europe with nuclear weapons are all armed and fanatical Even…

5 Dirty Blogging Tricks

5 Dirty Blogging Tricks

Even in blogging the SEO 2.0 way you can use some dirty tricks that will make you earn 100.000$ in 3 months your blog a little more successful. I collected 5 of them, which of course I use successfully myself….

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Read Matt Cutts’ Blog

First lesson of SEO 2.0: You do not need to read Matt Cutts’ blog. I never do unless someone points me to a post that in most cases just confirms what I knew, read or thought before. Why? Let me…

Black and White WordPress Theme for Business Blogging

Black and White WordPress Theme for Business Blogging

* When I started this blog in 2007 I had partnered with a designer who created a lovely black and white WordPress theme. Sadly he discontinued the theme support after two years. I switched to another one with a strategic…