Inspiring Positivity in the SEO Industry

Inspiring Positivity in the SEO Industry

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…

Why Image Optimization is Important for Blogs

Today, instead of explaining why image optimization is important for blogs I will simply demonstrate it. These are the top 12 search referers this month on SEO 2.0: Search Term Source (Google) alone image search fake image search fakes image…

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

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

It’s this risky season again and many of us who optimize websites for search will have to endure humiliations we have to face each year. To lessen the impact of the Christmas SEO woes I compiled a list of 10…

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

Are you a graphic, industrial or web designer? Do you want your website to look good? Do you ignore, dismiss or forget findability and usability? Well, I can help. Designers often do not implement the simplest website tweaks for more…

Social Search: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

Social Search: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

[Update: Google’ SearchWiki has been discontinued. Some features have been later adopted for new services like Google+] Above you see the Google results for SEO I wanted to see when Google introduced social search features called SearchWiki, but Google didn’t…

Web Success Without SEO Works: How I Entered the Top 10 for SEO Blog

Web Success Without SEO Works: How I Entered the Top 10 for SEO Blog

When I started this blog – SEO 2.0 – I proclaimed that SEO is dead and that you don’t need it anymore to succeed on the Web. Moreover I proclaimed a new kind of SEO, SEO 2.0 which works almost…

SEO for Humans is Not About Google and “Content is King”

SEO for Humans is Not About Google and “Content is King”

Spider, really your preferred audience? * For years Google has been preaching building websites for humans not spiders. Nonetheless in reality Google still relies on website owners to make their pages spider-friendly. To be honest I don’t like big Google…

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. It didn’t help. Chrome became the dominant browser/spyware on the Web. I tested Google Chrome…

Why Google Chrome is a Bad Idea

Why Google Chrome 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…

10 Google Operators for Advanced Search I Use Daily (and You Should Too)

10 Google Operators for Advanced Search I Use Daily (and You Should Too)

While using Google as a searcher but also as a search engine aka website optimizer I apply so called advanced search operators which in fact aren’t that advanced once you know them. Still most people don’t use them. You know…

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business

Who the hell is the Gossip Girl? Google Suggest offers users possible search queries based on the number of searches and results. When you start typing your search query Google suggest popular keywords or phrases to search for. Ever since…

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…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

* URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your Internet address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes all over the…

Internal Google Rules Governing the Corporation

Internal Google Rules Governing the Corporation

When your business depends on a black box corporation like Google you have to learn to read between the lines. Thus I prepared an unofficial list of rules that govern the corporation. You may not hear about them in the…

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

Google Trends is a wonderful tool to find out what the market really demands. One problem is ambiguity though. It happens when a term means more than one thing. It happens to acronyms quite often. I compared SEM to SEO…

How to Get Content and Earn Credibility with Old News

How to Get Content and Earn Credibility with Old News

Brisbane 1959 – image by pizzodisevo. Who wants to read yesterday’s news? This might sound like a rhetoric question but it’s not: Google users or searchers want to read old news. People actually seek out your old, even archaic content…

PageRank Superstition: 200+ Signals Are Not One Google Juice

PageRank Superstition: 200+ Signals Are Not One Google Juice

* There is no hidden Google juice that miraculously determines the ranking in Google’s results like some people still claim. It’s not 1998 anymore.   PageRank vs 200 ranking signals One day Google disclosed that about 200+ so called “signals”…