Engagers to Follow On Twitter Instead of Bots

Engagers to Follow On Twitter Instead of Bots

When it comes to Twitter it’s really hard to find the actual people among all the bots and automated accounts. When you see links like buff.ly ow.ly if.tt in your Twitter stream then you are following automatons. I unfollow dead…

Peak Outreach: Don’t Bug Influencers – Follow Engagers

Peak Outreach: Don’t Bug Influencers – Follow Engagers

* Over the years so called influencer marketing has become the new standard. A few years back it was already difficult to reach out to an influencer, after all such successful people were always busy.   Peak outreach These days…

To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Pros & Cons of Twitter – Free Tools + Resources

To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Pros & Cons of Twitter – Free Tools + Resources

* When it comes to Twitter people are clearly divided. Some people hate Twitter, others love it. Both of them are right for different reasons. Actually there are many reasons to use Twitter or not. Here you’ll find plenty of…

The Web Blooms Again: How the Likes of Ello & DuckDuckGo Can Save Our Souls

The Web Blooms Again: How the Likes of Ello & DuckDuckGo Can Save Our Souls

When I started out on the Web in the late nineties it was full of enthusiasm and limitless possibilities. It was about equality, opportunity and technological utopia. Today corporate interests run paramount with gatekeepers like Google, Facebook, Apple building their own private Internet gated communities.

10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users

10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users

* Many people view social media as a waste of time while others expect them to be some kind of promised land for self promotion.   Why social media does not work for you Both naysayers and self-promoters will never…

Your Friend Shared this on Google+

Your Friend Shared this on Google+

Many people still consider social media and search two different things. They will even say things like “SEO is dead and will be replaced by SMO”. In reality by now there is only social search. Most people do not log…

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

* More than 10 years ago I wanted to become a so called Flash developer. I enrolled at a state funded 12 month long course to learn how to use Flash to build websites with animated effects. I failed. During…

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

Broken Social Media: Anti-Social Sites vs Alternatives

* Some of the so called social media sites are broken and a waste of time. In fact they are not social at all, they are anti-social. You not only waste your time using them you also get viciously attacked,…

Reshare This if You Love Your Mother!

Reshare This if You Love Your Mother!

I know that today is not Mother’s Day. I love my mother every day though. Do you? In case you love your mother reshare this! Now, who will say “no” and refrain from resharing? Many people will feel compelled to…

Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?

Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?

* BuzzFeed reports that “Traffic from Google to digital publishers dropped 30% over the past eight months.” based on traffic statistics from over 200 major media properties, among them BuzzFeed Time Huffington Post Rolling Stone Sports Illustrated Overall social media…

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

* In case you work in blogging, social media or search you probably know what I mean: you got to be an Internet addict and you socialize online all the time to maintain some popularity.   Is social networking online…

25 Shocking Remarks about SEO, Social Media, Facebook & Google to Tell Your Family During the Holiday Season

25 Shocking Remarks about SEO, Social Media, Facebook & Google to Tell Your Family During the Holiday Season

* It’s the holiday season again. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are always a time where we are confronted with real life. We can’t connect to Facebook all the time, tinkering with keywords is frowned upon by partners, children and…

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

* In my last post I focused on influencers, who they are and how they get there. At the end I concluded that most of us are not influencers by design.   Influencers vs connectors Not everybody can become a…

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

* Influencers are the new elite of the Internet age. We all want to connect with them, we all want to become influencers.   Do you really want to become influential? Today I do not want to focus why it…

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

* “Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos” is a guest post by Adrienne of Pongra. I have added some ugly remarks about male SEO practitioners in the post. I also made the headline a bit more controversial plus improved the readability…

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

It’s official now: relationship building replaces link building in SEO. I’ve been preaching relationships for years but now the approach arrived in the SEO mainstream. I’m glad it has. There is just one problem with relationship building as applied using…

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

“Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media” is a guest post by Dustin Verburg. I added the image and text formatting like bold, italics, paragraphs, citations and lists. One day I read an article about a lawmaker in Trenton, NJ…

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

* Summary: In the era of “content marketing” it’s not just scientists and SEO specialists who have to create content to survive. Every business seemingly has to as Google etc. needs content to monetize. Do you have to submit to…

Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck Say Nitpickers

Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck Say Nitpickers

* There is a new trend in social media expert circles: nitpickers declare all the social media basics we take for granted to be nonsense or choose to ignore them. I haven’t finished college but while attending it I was…

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

Google+ is a One Way Street, is Self-Promotion the Only Way Out?

* For a week I wasn’t able to contribute much on social media. I was sick the week before so I had lots of work to do. Nonetheless I incited a small debate on Google+.   When social media aren’t…