Content Can’t Cure Cancer

Content Can’t Cure Cancer

* Summary: Content is not a one size fits all solution, especially for small business owners who can’t afford to become publishers. When does content actually make sense and how? What else can small businesses do that don’t have a…

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

* Some of the so called social media sites are broken and a waste of time. In fact they are not social at all, they are anti-social. You not only waste your time using them you also get viciously attacked,…

Easy Broken Link Outreach Using the Free SEO Crawler

Easy Broken Link Outreach Using the Free SEO Crawler

For years I have been looking for a both easy to use and free tool for so called broken link building. I have tested lots of broken link checkers, advanced SEO tools and browser plugins but none of the really…

Quality Sites Are the New Links and Santa Exists

Quality Sites Are the New Links and Santa Exists

According to Google and Search Engine Land the decades old practice of link building has just been replaced by “building quality sites”. No, that’s not a joke. This is official: “In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites…

Reshare This if You Love Your Mother!

Reshare This if You Love Your Mother!

I know that today is not Mother’s Day. I love my mother every day though. Do you? In case you love your mother reshare this! Now, who will say “no” and refrain from resharing? Many people will feel compelled to…

Simplicity

Simplicity

* Simplicity is the ultimate (form of) sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci When it comes to design or self improvement – two topics I follow in my free time – simplicity is widely accepted as the path to success. When…

Training in Winter

Training in Winter

* I have started training parkour some time ago. It made me not only 200% healthier over the recent years – I feel 10 years younger by now. Parkour also inspired me in other areas of life. I’ve already coined…

What’s Your Message?

What’s Your Message?

The perhaps most important question when you publish is “what’s your message?” or in layman’s terms: what do you want to say? The problem with the new “content is king” and “content marketing” craze is that it focuses on the…

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

* In my last post I focused on influencers, who they are and how they get there. At the end I concluded that most of us are not influencers by design.   Influencers vs connectors Not everybody can become a…

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

* Influencers are the new elite of the Internet age. We all want to connect with them, we all want to become influencers.   Do you really want to become influential? Today I do not want to focus why it…

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

It’s official now: relationship building replaces link building in SEO. I’ve been preaching relationships for years but now the approach arrived in the SEO mainstream. I’m glad it has. There is just one problem with relationship building as applied using…

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

“Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media” is a guest post by Dustin Verburg. I added the image and text formatting like bold, italics, paragraphs, citations and lists. One day I read an article about a lawmaker in Trenton, NJ…

Non-Google Link Building for Search Emancipated Optimization

Non-Google Link Building for Search Emancipated Optimization

* It may be a surprise to you but link building has been thriving long before Google. When I went online and started publishing in 1997 Google didn’t even exist. Many search engines like Infoseek Webcrawler Altavista already did but…

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

Steal This Blog! SEO 2.0 Goes Creative Commons

* Over the years I admired the Creative Commons movement. I have not only been a big fan of it. I also used a lot of Creative Commons licensed images here on my blog as metaphorical illustrations of my articles….

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

50 Ways to Make the Web a Better Place

Popularity comes from people When people want to get popular on the Web they often have the popularity itself as a goal while in reality it’s just a by-product of doing the right thing. What is the right thing on…

Why Peer-to-Peer SEO Beats Influencer Ass Kissing

Why Peer-to-Peer SEO Beats Influencer Ass Kissing

* In the past I have written repeatedly about the need to find your peers and to work together with them for the benefit of all parties involved. On the Web it’s not about competing with 7 billions of people….

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

I offer a free consultation on blogging, social media + search for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Contact me when you need one. Let me help you save the world. Nobody can do alone and every organization…

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

* Sometimes I see stupid blogging mistakes that are so fundamental that they render a corporate blog useless. At the same time it’s often easy to fix many company blogs once you know what to do! It’s nothing I make…

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

Hugo Guzman – whom I consider both a great guy and a knowledgeable SEO expert – has written a very disappointing article called “Just Say No to Google Bashing”. The post went offline by now. It was a reaction to…