10 Reasons to Use Social Media

10 Reasons to Use Social Media

Have you ever wondered why you are spending hours daily on the Internet without really working? Some people assume that you are wasting your time when looking at cute cat images on Facebook. Here are 10 reasons to use social…

Top 10 Social Media Sites

Top 10 Social Media Sites

It is hard to keep track of the trends in social media. Where do people socialize online today? Some empires crumble (like MySpace). Others grow to prominence seemingly out of nowhere. Thus I decided to provide a list of the…

Towards a New Defintion of SEO

Towards a New Defintion of SEO

* I promised you a redefinition of SEO when I started this blog. In fact it’s still the name of this blog. Until now I delivered only an upgrade, a new version of SEO. Yes, SEO 2.0 until now does…

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

SEO 2.0 Best Practices: StumbleUpon Categories

  * From now on I want to start a little series of posts. It will be called SEO 2.0 best practices. I will write short posts about fundamentals needed in SEO 2.0. I want to start with StumbleUpon categories….

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

Silly Marketers: SEO is for Kids

* Many marketers just don’t get it. Either they are plain ignorant, silly or worse. Usually I’m not bashing anybody. Yet sometimes a post makes me think that we are still in 2003. As if social media were something completely…

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Sweetest Fight Ever: Hot Chocolate vs White Sugar

Do you remember how I defeated Lyndon of Cornwall SEO last time? Now he attempts a comeback on the link baiting scene. No chance man, White Sugar, formerly known as Mad Tad the SEO Destroyer is still the monarch! So…

Bonsai Blogging: How to Fail with Social Media

Bonsai Blogging: How to Fail with Social Media

You might not be interested¬†in succeeding with social media. Boosting traffic, being bookmarked, getting new visitors, increasing RSS subscribers and AdSense revenues might all conflict with your blog’s growth plan.¬† If you prefer to stay away from this hype and…

Blogging for World Domination

Blogging for World Domination

Do you remember the bad guy from the early James Bond movies? The one with the white cat? Blofeld was his name. Do you really want to become a popular blogger? You must aim for world domination! Imagine yourself to…

15 Ways of Disagreeing with Style

15 Ways of Disagreeing with Style

“I defeat my enemies by making them my friends” – Daial Lama. Quite often I am subject to or part of some major disagreements and heated debates online. This is partly due to the rapid spread of my SEO 2.0…

10 Misconceptions Why SEO is Better than SMO Refuted

Some bloggers argue that conventional SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is better than SMO (Social Media Optimization) for average small businesses.   What’s the difference between search engine and social media optimization? As I do not advocate a pure either or…

Why Social Media are Like Slavery and SMO Equals Abolitionism

Most people apparently think social media services based on User Generated Content (UGC) like YouTube, Blogger, Facebook or Pinterest are outright idealistic endeavours built for the benefit of humanity and not Social Media Optimization. Yet they are not. They are…

After Blogging Success: New Frontiers

After Blogging Success: New Frontiers

Success as most people define it (popularity) has one disadvantage: once it’s there, you take it for granted and get bored! With social media and blogging once your content gets shared daily even when you do not publish something you…

Steampunk SEO vs Social Media, Competition vs Cooperation

Steampunk is a popular trend among what we call retro future, or future of the past. Steampunk makes modern appliances look like they have been built in the 19. century or the Victorian age. It looks great and thus people…

30 Reasons Why Your Company Should Advertise on my Blog

After more than 10 years as a full time SEO consultant and 15+ years in online publishing and also 10 years business blogging I realized that I can really write about just anything to make it popular. It’s the fervor…

Popular Niche Social News Communities

There are plenty of specialized social news communities by now, sadly most of them poorly customized Pligg applications with no users but some of them really rock and provide great niche news with a real user community behind them. So…

Blog Clean Up, PageRank Lottery, New Focus

Hello Readers, There are some changes on SEO 2.0 to announce: Blog clean up PageRank lottery New focus On Saturdays there always was clean up day in my family when I was a kid. So I cleaned up my blog…

Cyber-Bullying: How to Fool the Angry Mob

Cyber-Bullying: How to Fool the Angry Mob

Have you been dealing with cyber-bullying? I have had my fair share of fights online already. Why? After all I’m white male Christian and privileged. It’s my line of work. Search engine optimizers are the new Jews or “Negroes”. People…

3 StumbleUpon Traffic Myths Debunked

Most Internet marketers about to introduce StumbleUpon to you will tell more or less the same story. According to those StumbleUpon tutorials you have to undertake certain actions to succeed on SU to get more traffic for your own blog…

Does StumbleUpon Crack Down on SEO?

Does StumbleUpon Crack Down on SEO?

I was surprised to see that over at StumbleUpon 4 users reviewed my ode to the SEO community in this post and overall 12 stumblers liked it. Why was I surprised? I was astounded because I did not notice any…

20 Sphinn Stars Who Make the SEO Community Truly Great

20 Sphinn Stars Who Make the SEO Community Truly Great

Hey, there are just too many people on Sphinn I appreciate, so following the 3 favorite Sphinn users I did not know before meme is very difficult. Moreover I just don’t know anymore whom I noticed where, as I started…