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…

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

Piwik is 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 in…

L​ead or Follow?

L​ead or Follow?

One of the most important factors of success is not being satisfied with merely following. When you are just following orders following trends following people instead of being yourself and doing what’s best for you you won’t succeed. It’s not…

Blogging vs Writing

Blogging vs Writing

* Is there a difference between blogging and writing? Yes, there is. I’ve been blogging for several years now and I’m increasingly aware of the difference. Think about what makes us read books by authors who have written them decades…

SEO is a Craft not a Science

SEO is a Craft not a Science

* There has been a backlash in the search engine optimization industry against what is deemed to be a non-scientific approach when it comes to SEO testing or collecting statistical data. Some people argue that you have to treat SEO…

Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Stop Social Media Hopping Now to Save Your Business Later

Social Media: paradise or prison? Are you social media hopping? Have you been on Friendster then on MySpace and finally on Facebook for a few years just to consider moving on?   The social media site game is over I’ve…

Interview with Business Blogger Steven Snell on His Recent 50k Blog Sale

Interview with Business Blogger Steven Snell on His Recent 50k Blog Sale

Steven Snell is a professional blogger who also runs a design business. He is the man behind Vandelay Design, DesignM.ag and Traffikd. Especially his two flagship design blogs have been very successful in the past both by the sheer numbers…

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

* After a few years of freelancing it finally dawned on me what the biggest roadblock to my financial success is. I started my freelance career as a worker and I’ve remained one ever since. I sensed it in the…

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Are You a Real Time Idiot? A Racing Rat on Steroids? A Twitter Zombie?

Does social media make you stupid? After spending years on Twitter, participating almost daily there, I have noticed a gradual change in user behavior. It seems that many of us, including me are becoming crazy! We behave like real time…

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

DIYSEO Interview with Patrick Gavin

SEO industry veterans Patrick Gavin, most known for launching Text Link Ads a few years ago, and Andy Hagans have launched a major project. It’s called DIYSEO and is a kind of SEO software or actually a web app that…

Image SEO for Photographers and Other Visual Artists

Image SEO for Photographers and Other Visual Artists

Photographers and other visual artists have a magnificent tool to show off their work these days, the Internet. Everybody loves great photos and artworks so they spread basically by themselves. Still there is a big difference between being successful on…

10 Google Social Search Optimization Techniques

10 Google Social Search Optimization Techniques

The new by default personalized search by Google is a big paradigm shift in SEO.  I’ve already written about the changes personalized search will bring for blogging social media search engine optimization etc. I prefer to call it social search…

Reasons Why StumbleUpon is a Dead End

Reasons Why StumbleUpon is a Dead End

The venerable social site StumbleUpon is a dead end. Read my story first and then the actual reasons. I advise bloggers not to use it at all. It was long ago, probably several years already, that I have stopped recommending…

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Interview with SEO Rockstar & Personal Development Guru Glen Allsopp

Image: Rockstar by N1NJ4. As a regular SEO 2.0 blog reader you probably know who Glen Allsopp is. I have linked his blog postings quite often in the past and he even blogsitted SEO 2.0 once a year ago while…

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

SEO 2.0 Services 3.5$/h

Job adverts make me furious! That’s surprising as it’s difficult to annoy me these days. I’m over 40 now and not as easily infuriated anymore thanks to Zen meditation among others. Also I’m a Web professional for 15+ years now…

Platform Independent SEO & SEO 2.0

Platform independence is a term known from programming. In practice platform independent programming means that a piece of software does not depend on a certain browser, plug in or operating system. For instance the best feed readers work on all…

The 7 Most Pressing Reasons to Control Google & Search not SEO

The 7 Most Pressing Reasons to Control Google & Search not SEO

An anonymous posting on Techcrunch proposes the regulation of Search Engine Marketing and Optimization – at least in the headline. Actually the article deals with the urgent need to regulate Google and proposes radical open source like transparency as a…

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…

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 webmasters to make their pages spider-friendly. To be honest I don’t like big Google and…