Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

Unnatural Links: What is the Purpose of the Google FUD Campaign?

* Google has been sending out “unnatural links” warnings for some time. At first they meant you got penalized on Google search and thus you lost your rankings. Then Google started sending out even more of the cryptic messages. They…

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….

IFTTT Applets for Ethical SEO & Social Media Automation

IFTTT Applets for Ethical SEO & Social Media Automation

After months of lurking I have one day shared all my IFTTT applets. “What are IFTTT applets?” you might ask. IFTTT is an acronym for “if this then that”. It’s a service that allows cross-site programming of multiple other services…

Positive SEO Example Campaign to Take Part in

Positive SEO Example Campaign to Take Part in

* How positive SEO works Last time I defined what I consider to be positive SEO. Also I went into detail to explain my concept of Google Parkour. How does it work? You link out to your “competitor” in case…

You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else!

Are you interested in link building? Yes, that’s what you think. In reality you need something else though. Let me explain. I’m just an independent consultant who hasn’t dozens of employees to do his work. I can take only a…

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…

Three Timeless SEO Strategies and the Tactics to Boost Performance

Three Timeless SEO Strategies and the Tactics to Boost Performance

This is a contribution by Ryan Woolley, Vice President of Client Services, Response Mine Interactive. I added some emphasis and text formatting here and there. We’ve reached our 10-year mark at RMI and it’s hard to believe that many of…

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…

Post-Panda Link Building for Affiliate Websites

Post-Panda Link Building for Affiliate Websites

Does link building for affiliates work at all after the numerous Panda updates? You may ask yourself this question ever since Google decided to dump sites publishing “low quality content”. Jason Acidre of Kaiserthesage asked me to provide answers to…

LOL: The New Positive Brand of SEO!

LOL: The New Positive Brand of SEO!

SEO is a Problem – We Need a Solution SEO is ugly. Most people who hear SEO think spam. Inbound marketing is not SEO and can’t replace SEO. Nobody wants to go the easy route and say findability, after all…

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…

How to Determine Content Quality and Write Accordingly

How to Determine Content Quality and Write Accordingly

There seems to exist a broad consensus that “content is king”, but only great content or rather quality content. With the so called Panda or high quality update Google made quality content the ultimate goal. How to determine content quality…

40 Cutting Edge Social Media & SEO Services to Invest in Now

40 Cutting Edge Social Media & SEO Services to Invest in Now

* Unless you lived under a rock for the last decade you already invest time and money in web design social media Google optimization website analytics services. That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? These basics do not suffice anymore though!  …

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…

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Above: Not personalized search results for the query [content strategy mistakes]. I rank at #7. Look who ranks at #2 and #4. While trying to assess the impact of stolen and otherwise copied content on my rankings here on the…

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…

Where to Buy Links? Turkey!

Where to Buy Links? Turkey!

The quick and dirty link building shortcut Link building or attracting links is quite hard these days. Most people are looking for short cuts like paid links in spite of them being outside the Google Webmaster Guidelines. Some big brands…

Does Link Building Still Exist as an SEO Practice?

Does Link Building Still Exist as an SEO Practice?

* It might sound strange but I still use the term link building after all those years and despite new terms like “earning links” etc. It sounds funny in a way because I am the guy who has explained years…

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…