Quality Traffic? Treat Your Readers Like Human Beings not Numbers

Quality Traffic? Treat Your Readers Like Human Beings not Numbers

Orwellian Newspeak is everywhere nowadays. We speak about “collateral damage” “ethnic cleansing” “human resources” In search marketing we have also terms like this.   Are you low or high quality? Quality traffic is an abominable term which for most marketers…

Would You Pay 10$ a Month for an Enhanced SEO 2.0 Subscription?

Would You Pay 10$ a Month for an Enhanced SEO 2.0 Subscription?

Blog monetization without alienating your audience is a very difficult task. It’s no secret, you probably already know that I would like to go problogging on my own full time at SEO 2.0 if I could. Right now I earn…

How to Double Your Subscribers While Blogging Half as Often

Dear Readers! Are you still with me? Then say “Yeah!”. I can’t hear ya! Say “Yeaaah!!!”. All the ladies say “Heeeey!”. All the gents say “Ho, ho!” Why? I’m sick and tired! Not of blogging particularly. Or rather I’m sick…

15 Ways of Disagreeing with Style

15 Ways of Disagreeing with Style

“I defeat my enemies by making them my friends” – Daial Lama. Quite often I am subject to or part of some major disagreements and heated debates online. This is partly due to the rapid spread of my SEO 2.0…

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 With social media and blogging once your content gets shared daily even when you do not publish something you…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

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. Especially I thought that SEO is such a boring topic and this niche so…

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? In 1975, Freddie Mercury wrote and recorded Bohemian Rhapsody, a song that ran…

3 Way Link Exchange with SEO Spammers Is a Dead End

Dear Webmaster, I would like to express my interest in 3 Way Link Exchange with your website for our mutual benefit. Your website link will be placed on linkfarm.com or SEO-spam-directory.com I will add your link here: uselessguide.com/Internet_and_Web_Services/Search_Engine_Optimization/ OR blahblah.com/directory/Search_Engine_Optimisation_2/…

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’re a Blog

Blogging Advice: How to Tell Google that You’re a Blog

Google is stupid. It’s not R2D2 or Data, it’s a moron. That’s why SEO is often such a tedious task. Unlike many uneducated people who assume that Google is God and it knows everything, I know it does not. Google…

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

100+ RSS Subscribers! Or How to Count Them

SEO 2.0 reached 100 RSS subscribers! After roughly ten weeks of blogging. At least 100. AFAIK. 91 at Google and 9 and Bloglines. In case you subscribe using any other service (I use Netvibes for instance) say “yeah!” Come on!…

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: Training, Tools, Software & WordPress Hosting

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…