3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

3 Traits of True Social Media Experts

* In recent years and months the Web has been flooded by social media experts. They’re everywhere you move! You can’t escape social media experts it seems. There is one problem though: social media as such often exist only for…

10 Reasons to Follow Me/SEO 2.0 on Twitter

10 Reasons to Follow Me/SEO 2.0 on Twitter

One of my favorite architecture blogs published a post called “5 reason to follow ArchDaily on Twitter“. Wow. Why didn’t I think myself of it? While the post itself seemed clumsy and the reasons were not enticing enough to follow…

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…

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s NOT a Link List

Hey Marketers on Twitter: It’s NOT a Link List

Marketers market Although I don’t call myself a marketer – I’m an optimizer – most people assume I am one. Thus all kinds of marketers follow me on Twitter. I follow those marketers who – in one way or another…

5 Keys to Twitter Headlines

5 Keys to Twitter Headlines

Twitter headlines are about short striking descriptive tidbits that get retweeted frequently. First we had social media now we have Twitter. No joke. You don’t do social media optimization anymore. You have to optimize for Twitter. Getting retweeted poses some…

Top 10 Most Insane Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

Top 10 Most Insane Reasons Why Blogging for Social Media Sucks

* OK, I admit it! I’m part of the problem here. It all started with link baiting a few years ago. Then blogging for a social media audience has become common place. Sometimes it seems there is not a single…

Social Media Trends You Must Be Aware of

Social Media Trends You Must Be Aware of

* Social media is evolving, revolving and sometimes struggling. It seems there are trends which are there for a while now. Some sites reflecting overall trends lose steam and die while others are born and/or accelerate. Here is a number…

Who to Follow on Twitter?

Who to Follow on Twitter?

* Twitter is SEO 2.0! In fact Twitter is more SEO 2.0 than other social media I hailed during my initial years. Yeah, Twitter has surpassed my wildest expectations. Why is Twitter so valuable for business bloggers, social media consultants…

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What’s True What Not?

SEO 2.0 Reality Check: What’s True What Not?

CC: Reality Check by ScubaBear68. After 1.5 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…

URL Shortening Services with Statistics

By now I’ve spend lots of time using Twitter for business and writing about it. While at it I tested numerous short URL services. Finally I’ve found really good URL shortening services. Short URL tools that offer visitor statistics campaign…

How to Use Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

How to Use Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

What is image bookmarking and how can it improve your overall creativity? It’s simple. You can use image bookmarking sites like Pinterest for daily inspiration. I do. Social bookmarking – it’s what legacy social media site Delicious was known for….

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 Rules of Ethical SEO You Ignore Probably as a White Hat

7 Rules of Ethical SEO You Ignore Probably as a White Hat

* What is ethics all about? Ethics often consists of unwritten rules. Those rules – while not being official laws enforced by governments  – allow us to live together in peace and prosperity. In church we also get reminded of…

Social Search: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

Social Search: Power to the People! Great News for SEO 2.0

[Update: Google’ SearchWiki has been discontinued. Some features have been later adopted for new services like Google+] Above you see the Google results for SEO I wanted to see when Google introduced social search features called SearchWiki, but Google didn’t…

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…

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

Quick Guide to StumbleUpon Categorization and Tagging

* One of the most annoying issues on StumbleUpon, both from a user and a webmaster perspective is the bizarre categorization system. SU mixes tags and categories in a way nobody really grasps. You can only memorize them by using…

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

7 SEO 2.0 Methods Obama Used to Score on the Web

SEO 2.0 is a term that summarizes all modern methods of making a message heard online, getting found via search engines or any feasible way of reaching an audience by use of the Web. Typical SEO 2.0 methods are: business…

What Social Media Benefits for Business Can You Expect?

What Social Media Benefits for Business Can You Expect?

Many people in business and even marketers discount social media as worthless saying things like “social media traffic is low value”. They are not completely wrong about that but they aren’t right in their conclusion either. It’s not just about…

The Most Important Thing on Social Media: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

The Most Important Thing on Social Media: Do Not Pose as, Be a Legit User

* Can it be that gaming social media sites is really the way to go? You can find such a suggestion all over the place even today. It seems ethics is contrary to marketing.   Legit blogs, bad advice Many…

Niche Social News Sites for Business People and Internet Pros

Niche Social News Sites for Business People and Internet Pros

While old school “one size fits all” social sites like Facebook lose more and more ground, great niche social news sites thrive in many industries. Here are niche social news sites business people and Internet pros should be aware of….