SEO 2.0 Definitions: It’s about People, Self-Spreading and Being Reputable

SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist and I’m glad it doesn’t! OK, SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist according to Wikipedia. It existed, someone wrote an excellent article about it but the Wikipedia censors deleted it. I’m glad. I prefer to spread the SEO…

Matt Cutts Confirms: Linking Out is a Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

Matt Cutts Confirms: Linking Out is a Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

* Finally Matt Cutts of Google has confirmed that one of the most used SEO 2.0 tactics, linking out, is an important ranking factor.   Why listen to Matt Cutts this time? Matt Cutts of Google is seldom relevant to…

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry? We’re no Criminals

Where’s the Positivity in the SEO Industry? We’re no Criminals

One of the greatest things about the international blogosphere is its self improvement and personal development part. You have lots of outstanding positivity spirituality productivity blogs out there. You don’t have them in German to such an extent. There are…

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL

Bing FAIL: This will be a short post, like the headline already suggests. You know, after the disastrous performance of Wolfram Alpha which was falsely hailed as Google competition I’m not really in the mood to rant again. I will…

Search: 8 Reasons Why Wolfram Alpha is a Waste of Time and no Threat to Google

Search: 8 Reasons Why Wolfram Alpha is a Waste of Time and no Threat to Google

Wolfram Alpha is another overhyped “Google killer” on the block. It’s allegedly a search engine. Google killers usually die Do you remember the last few much hyped Google killers in the search arena? Not? Well, I do. Wikia has been…

The Best SEO Strategy: Don’t Do SEO!

The Best SEO Strategy: Don’t Do SEO!

Unless you’re here for the first time you know that I’ve often written about SEO without SEO. What I meant was a new approach to search which basically goes beyond it or rather is organic. You simply build the best…

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…

Top 10 Most Insane Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

Top 10 Most Insane Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

* OK, I admit it! I’m part of the problem here. It all started with link baiting a few years ago. Then blogging for a social media audience has become common place. Sometimes it seems there is not a single…

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What’s True What Not?

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What’s True What Not?

CC: Reality Check by ScubaBear68. After 1.5 years of writing for this blog and popularizing SEO 2.0 it’s time to review some of my theories and predictions. I have promised you a new era. Did it really arrive? Did SEO…

10 Christmas No-Nos for SEO Specialists to Avoid at all Costs

10 Christmas No-Nos for SEO Specialists to Avoid at all Costs

CC: Santa chucks the finger by BoSoxBrent. It’s this dreaded season again and all of us in the SEO industry will have to endure humiliations we have to face each year. To lessen the impact of the Christmas SEO woes…

Commenting on Dofollow-Blogs as a Link Building Strategy

Commenting on Dofollow-Blogs as a Link Building Strategy

* Today I will write about commenting on so called dofollow-blogs and whether it makes sense as a link building strategy. Let me explain why: No doubt the power of habit is a thing that makes you perpetrate the worst…

The Most Important Thing on Social Media: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

The Most Important Thing on Social Media: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

* Can it be that gaming social media sites is really the way to go? You can find such a suggestion all over the place even today. It seems ethics is contrary to marketing.   Legit blogs, bad advice Many…

The Most Successful SEO Bashings in Web History

One of the best performing linkbait ideas on the Web today is SEO bashing. It’s an ugly but very successful way of gaining links at the expense of others. It seems the less substance an anti-SEO claim has the more…

What the Numerous User Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

What the Numerous User Bans Can Teach Us about Social Media (Companies)

* Do you remember Digg? The site formerly known for “user driven social news” has shown its true nature one day by banning some of their most valuable and active users. They did not solely ban the spammers or those…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

* I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Some people even commit…

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

10 Scariest and Most Annoying Facts about Google Chrome

* When I wrote that Google Chrome is not a good idea the post got popular really fast and got debated a lot ever since. I tested Google’s new browser nonetheless and even before I could find out “how much…

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

7 Reasons Why Google Chrome, the New Google Browser is a Bad Idea

* Do you remember the browser wars? No, I don’t talk about Star Wars, the browser wars. In the prehistoric era of the Web we had Netscape Navigators which guided us through the World Wide Wait. Netscape 2, 3 and…

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Top 7 Annoying StumbleUpon Mistakes

Mistakes, by electrospray. OK, I’m nearing my 10.000 “like it” stumbles (only ca. 1000 left) and I’m wondering how I can help people to make better use of StumbleUpon and not repeat the same mistakes over and over. Well, I…

When Yahoo Search Results Turned Sour

When Yahoo Search Results Turned Sour

SEO 2.0 rankings for the keyphrase [SEO 2.0] during summer 2008, a Raven chart. In mid 2008 Yahoo updated their Index to offer “more relevant results” which allegedly were “more like Google“. I was amazed to find out that the…

How (Not) to Pitch Me on Social Media

How (Not) to Pitch Me on Social Media

*With more than 100k+ followers on Pinterest, 10k+ on Google+ and 5k+ on Twitter I guess I’m quite popular by now. Until recently this fact was largely ignored by most people. I did not receive many pitches to share content…