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According to Google and Search Engine Land the decades old practice of link building has just been replaced by “building quality sites”.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 I’m a bit late for 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…

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…

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 for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Contact me when you need one.   Working for free as a well know consultant? Why do I work for free? I’m a lucky guy….

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

* Sometimes it really breaks my heart to see blogging mistakes that are so fundamental that they render a corporate blog useless while at the same time being so easy to fix that it’s gross negligence keep on failing like…

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

Just Say No to Google Opportunism

* Hugo Guzman, whom I consider both a great guy and a knowledge 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 the…

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

Is Positive SEO Possible? A Google Parkour Case Study

* Negative SEO Nightmare In the recent years so called negative SEO has been one of the most written about topics in the search marketing industry and beyond. Luckily only a few major publications have covered the topic or even…

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Promising

* You may already know blogs like Moz, Search Engine Land or TopRank. For those of you who need more content to read I have collected a bunch of dark horse SEO blogs that look very promising. Old established SEO…

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

How Do I Get More SEO Clients?

* Getting clients as an SEO is a no brainer in a way, still many people struggle at the beginning it seems. Recently I answered a question on Quora: “How do I get more SEO clients?” The person who asked…