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 Productivity and Popularity

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Productivity and Popularity

When you work in blogging, social media or search you probably know what I mean: You got to be an Internet addict and to socialize online all the time to become even modestly popular. What about the productivity though? Doesn’t…

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

* In the past I already focused on influencers: Who are they? How did they get there? Who cares! At the end I concluded that most of us are not influencers by design. Today I want to focus on what…

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! Don’t we? It’s not just that. We all want to become influencers. Instagram is the site that has pushed the influencer hype to new…

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

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

How Relationship Building for SEO Works Without Link Begging

How Relationship Building for SEO Works Without Link Begging

It’s official: relationship building increasingly replaces link building in SEO. That’s truly amazing news! I’ve been preaching relationships for years before the approach arrived in the SEO mainstream. I’m glad it has. There is just one problem with relationship building…

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

“Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media” is a contribution by Dustin Verburg. I added the teaser 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…

Do Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck?

Do Social Media Conversation, Engagement & Sales Suck?

* Some self-proclaimed social media experts try to get noticed by questioning the obvious! They declare all the social media best practices we take for granted to be nonsense or choose to ignore them. Do social media really suck when…

Social Updates You Need to Build an Audience!

Social Updates You Need to Build an Audience!

 * Are you into blogger outreach and relations? I do it for clients. When I start I often have to explain what it is. The most important thing is the value proposition I said last time. On the other hand…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activists

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activists

Do you want a free consultation on blogging, social media and search? I offer free SEO 2 consultation for How often? Once a week. Contact me when you need one. Let me help you save the world! Why? You are…

IFTTT Applets for Ethical SEO & Social Media Automation

IFTTT Applets for Ethical SEO & Social Media Automation

With so called IFTTT applets you can engage the world without moving a finger. “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…

Pinterest Marketing Mistakes People Make and Quick Fixes

Pinterest Marketing Mistakes People Make and Quick Fixes

Pinterest? You are doing it wrong! OK, I admit it, I have been using Pinterest for many years already. Yet I haven’t done any “marketing” over there. I just used it like a normal person would. By now I have…

Future Proof SEO: Real Life Link Building

Future Proof SEO: Real Life Link Building

* Over the years I have repeatedly expressed my belief in “people SEO”. It means that the only future proof SEO approach in a social media world is to forge relationships. I have never elaborated on it in a single…

The 3 Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

The 3 Social Sites Every Business and Professional Should Use

Many people argue that there is no single social media to go after for businesses trying to “join the conversation”. They’re right to some extent but I disagree nonetheless. There are just 3 social media sites you have to join…

Pinterest or How to Evaluate Social Media Opportunities

Pinterest or How to Evaluate Social Media Opportunities

Every year or so a new social media “next big thing” appears on the Internet. Sometimes it’s a fairly new site gaining traction fast, sometimes it’s a household name that finally arrives in the mainstream. As a business person you…

40 Advanced SEO Services to Invest in

40 Advanced SEO Services to Invest in

* Unless you lived under a rock for the last decade you already invest time and money in your online presence by using a number of tools and services: web design social media management search engine optimization website analytics That’s…

Hands On Google Social SEO Techniques for Personal Search

Hands On Google Social SEO Techniques for Personal Search

Google personalizes search results. What does it mean? You get search results reflecting your specific interests. How to practice SEO for such “personal search”? You have to choose to get your hands dirty! This is hands on actionable advice! Bring…

10 Fatal Content Strategy Mistakes Most Businesses Make

10 Fatal Content Strategy Mistakes Most Businesses Make

* Everybody seems to agree by now that you need “great content“ to succeed on the Web. Both social media and search engines require quality content as their business model relies on others, us, to create that content. The problem…

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…