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 Appealing

Dark Horse SEO Blogs That Look Very Appealing

* You may already know blogs like Moz, Search Engine Land or TopRank. Some of you need even more content to read though. Thus I have compiled a list of lesser known or not yet popular aka dark horse 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. One day I answered a question on Quora: “How do I get more SEO clients?” The person who…

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life Link Building

Future Proof SEO Strategy: Real Life Link Building

* Over the years I have repeatedly expressed my belief that the only way to do proper SEO in a social media world is to forge relationships. I have never elaborated on it in a single post here on SEO…

Your Business is Not Boring – Your Content is

Your Business is Not Boring – Your Content is

People often ask me: How can I promote my boring business using SEO and social media? What they really mean is: I don’t want to create engaging content. In fact most business is boring when you take that approach. Who…

Can Inbound Marketing Replace SEO?

Can Inbound Marketing Replace SEO?

Image: Inbound marketer creating funny content to sell bananas or a happy client finding optimized bananas?* No, it can’t. Inbound marketing can’t replace SEO. Neither can content marketing search marketing online marketing internet marketing digital marketing. Why do I ask…

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Many people argue that there is no single social media to go after for businesses trying to “join the conversation”. They’re right to some extent but I disagree nonetheless. There are 5 social sites you have to join and use…

Hands On Google Social Search SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

Hands On Google Social Search SEO Techniques for Getting Personal

While everybody was writing posts what the Google personal search means for SEO I chose to make my hands dirty with hands on actionable advice! Then I decided to be more conservative and just summarized a few common sense hands…

The Stone Age of Blogging is Over – What’s Next?

The Stone Age of Blogging is Over – What’s Next?

* The golden age of blogging Many influential bloggers have written about the end of the golden age of tech blogging. They say “tech” but in a way they mean blogging in general it seems. Some people were furious and…

Awesome SEO & Internet Marketing Resources from my Blog Readers

Awesome SEO & Internet Marketing Resources from my Blog Readers

SEO 2.0 is for real. I practice what I preach. It’s not just talk to make more people follow me. No wonder some people call it the “social SEO”. How do you actually do it? I really visit every blog…

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

SEO Activism: Detox Campaign by Greenpeace

For years I’ve been a proponent of using SEO for more than just making money. Even on the Web it’s “people before profits”. You can’t just do business as usual when the planet and humanity with it goes down the…

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

The Joy and Pain of Starting a New Blog

It’s not a secret that I’m not as active on SEO 2.0 as in the early days anymore. I’ve turned out an “occasional blogger” over the years. I was publishing work related articles mostly over at the many client blogs…

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

How Does Google+ Add to Your Social Media Strategy?

* Wow. Awesome! After just a dozen of tries I could sign up for Google+! Sadly it happened on late Friday so that I ended up trying it out on the weekend.   Are you working for billionaires for free?…

How to Fight Big Business on Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

How to Fight Big Business on Google and Beyond with Smart Mob SEO

* Let me brag for a minute. You understand why I have to a bit later. Over the years I’ve been outranking big businesses, well known brands and major news media. I’ve been successfully competing with whole agency and in-house…

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Who are your competitors? You think you know. You don’t know or realize though! I will explain. Usually when people refer to their competitors they name a few businesses from the same industry who sell the same products or services…

What Are the Core Values of Your Blog? What Do You Stand for?

What Are the Core Values of Your Blog? What Do You Stand for?

* A business blog is not only a blog it’s also obviously a business. A business has to have some core values to be able to succeed in the long term. The market is volatile so that you need some…

Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?

A few days ago I’ve watched a very intriguing movie called The Joneses. It’s about a seemingly happy family who is moving to a new city. Their main motive is to sell products though. How do they do it? They…

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works

* More than once I had a lively discussion on Twitter with sometimes very opinionated individuals. In some cases they were rather dogmatic. I won’t name them here to prevent this debate from becoming personal. Let it be said that…

10 Ways Matomo is Better Than Google Analytics

10 Ways Matomo is Better Than Google Analytics

Matomo (formerly Piwik) is better than Google Analytics in many ways, at least 10 of them. It’s: Free, really free, you don’t pay with your data. Once you use Google Analytics you’ll get Adwords ads via mail both electronic and…

Quora vs Yahoo Answers: Which Q&A Site is Better for Your Business?

Quora vs Yahoo Answers: Which Q&A Site is Better for Your Business?

Graph: Yahoo Answers and Quora compared on Google Trends for Websites (plus Twitter and Tumblr for a better perspective). Twitter and Yahoo Answers dominate around 2010 when the Quora hype is strong. Tumblr is still considerable. Quora is barely visible….