SEO 2.0 Definitions: It’s about People, Self-Spreading and Being Reputable

SEO 2.0 Definitions: It’s about People, Self-Spreading and Being Reputable

SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist and I’m glad it doesn’t! OK, SEO 2.0 doesn’t exist according to Wikipedia. It existed, someone wrote an excellent article about it but the Wikipedia censors deleted it. I’m glad. I prefer to spread the SEO…

Think Relationships not Technology

Think Relationships not Technology

Many stingy webmasters are afraid that links from User Generated Content (UGC) in general are draining their PageRank. Is your site authority leaking through comment links? Does linking out hurt you on Google? Are links scary?   Linking out is…

Matt Cutts Confirms: Linking Out is a Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

Matt Cutts Confirms: Linking Out is a Ranking Factor (Nofollow is Dead)

* Finally Matt Cutts of Google has confirmed that one of the most used SEO 2.0 tactics, linking out, is an important ranking factor. Why listen to Matt Cutts this time? Matt Cutts of Google is seldom relevant to the…

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…

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

User and Search Friendly URL Design for Multi-Language Websites in 4 Easy Steps

* What an overwhelming headline! User and search friendly URL design for multi-language websites? What are you talking about? Let me explain. Then I’ll introduce to you the 4 easy steps you need to follow. One of the basic best…

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…

The Best SEO Strategy: Don’t Do SEO!

The Best SEO Strategy: Don’t Do SEO!

Unless you’re here for the first time you know that I’ve often written about SEO without SEO. What I meant was a new approach to search which basically goes beyond it or rather is organic. You simply build the best…

Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

Effective Moving Content to a New Domain Manuals

A buddy of mine asked what else he should you look after when moving content to a new domain or blog beyond using an indispensable 301 redirect.   Why use a redirect? For those who are new to SEO: when…

7 Simple Image SEO Best Practices that Lead to the Top of Google Image Search

7 Simple Image SEO Best Practices that Lead to the Top of Google Image Search

* It’s astounding how simple image SEO for blogs really is. I’ve been ranking very high in Google Image Search with the images that illustrate my posts. My images were so popular on Google that I got more traffic via…

7 Reasons to Hide Posts from Feed Subscribers + Front Page Visitors

7 Reasons to Hide Posts from Feed Subscribers + Front Page Visitors

A WordPress plugin that removes posts from the blog feed is what I’ve been searching for like forever. I finally was successful. I’ve found Stealth Publish. The official feature description is even more promising: “Prevent specified posts from being featured…

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What Works?

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What Works?

* After years of writing for this blog and popularizing SEO 2.0 it’s time to review some of my theories and predictions. I have promised you a new era. Did it really arrive? Did SEO 2.0 turn out the way…

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…

7 Autopilot Link Building Techniques

7 Autopilot Link Building Techniques

The most important thing in SEO 2.0 is to stop “link building” and to start “getting links”. Link building will always be artificial to some extent whereas when you get links from people who link you voluntarily these links will…

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…

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…

Commenting on Dofollow-Blogs as a Link Building Strategy

Commenting on Dofollow-Blogs as a Link Building Strategy

* Today I will write about commenting on so called dofollow-blogs and whether it makes sense as a link building strategy. Let me explain why: No doubt the power of habit is a thing that makes you perpetrate the worst…

The Most Successful SEO Bashings in Web History

One of the best performing linkbait ideas on the Web today is SEO bashing. It’s an ugly but very successful way of gaining links at the expense of others. It seems the less substance an anti-SEO claim has the more…

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…

How to Promote Yourself Without Self-Promotion? The Secret of SEO 2.0

How to Promote Yourself Without Self-Promotion? The Secret of SEO 2.0

* Today I will reveal the secret of SEO 2.0! It shows how to promote yourself without self-promotion. Sounds impossible? Then fasten your seat belts!   Why spread the word and not keep it secret? Why am I revealing the…

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…