How to Use White Space or Get Swallowed by a Black Hole

How to Use White Space or Get Swallowed by a Black Hole

Nowadays the content provided on your website must be original, well written and thought of, and it must look appealing. How to reconcile both worlds?

utm_source=crap: How Google Analytics Breaks Links + User Experience

utm_source=crap: How Google Analytics Breaks Links + User Experience

* Over the years Google – the dominant analytics provider on the market – and marketers have increasingly inserted so called utm_source etc. parameters into third party website addresses (so called URLs). I have warned against this type of URL…

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…

Simple Ways to Optimize Your Site

Simple Ways to Optimize Your Site

When a year ends and a new year starts we often reconsider what we’ve done last year and plan for the upcoming year. Many people attempt to implement huge changes of their life style or business practices. It’s far better…

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

As noted before on this blog most fonts including webfonts look fuzzy these days. That’s bad for readability and ultimately for your bottom line. Using just Helvetica and Arial won’t suffice anymore. You really have to use webfonts now. Sadly…

Quality Sites Are the New Links and Santa Exists

Quality Sites Are the New Links and Santa Exists

According to Google and Search Engine Land the decades old practice of link building has just been replaced by “building quality sites”. No, that’s not a joke. This is official: “In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites…

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

* Last time I’ve written about how Microsoft made the Web ugly and how so called webfonts are probably a solution alas a difficult one I promised to find some premium quality webfonts for improved body text readability. I’ve checked…

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

* This is a sad story with a happy ending about the way Microsoft has made the Web ugly and what to do about it. You have to act now though or you lose readers and customers. In a more…

Why Short Posts Beat Long Content: Time is Money

Why Short Posts Beat Long Content: Time is Money

* In recent years a new kind of debate has been taking place online. It’s about content length. The longer the better it seems. In it the main argument is that – let me summarize it “we have to write…

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 goes responsive web design with the “free WordPress theme Origin by AlienWP [partner link]. I kept my last theme for about 5 years by now and would even have sticked with it but it didn’t display properly on…

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…

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

Everybody knows you have to create great content to survive so you have to compete with millions of others who are creating and promoting content.

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

* One of the most important things on the Web is readability. Despite that to this day many webmasters, bloggers and even web designers neglect it. Recently an SEO blogger I asked to improve his post readability so that my…

What is Your Value Proposition and How Do You Present it?

What is Your Value Proposition and How Do You Present it?

* Many people like to optimize the call to action or other elements of landing pages but overlook the crucial aspect of any business website or even online interaction, the so called value proposition. I’m doing a lot of blogger…

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

I’m not a big friend of Google for a myriad of reasons. I won’t deal with those here. There is one simple reason why I prefer not to use Google Search though whenever possible. Google Search is dead, it’s not…

7 Pinterest Mistakes Many Users Make and Quick Fixes

7 Pinterest Mistakes Many Users Make and Quick Fixes

Pinterest? You are doing it wrong! OK, I admit it, I have been using Pinterest for some months already. I haven’t done any “marketing” over there. I just used it like a normal person would. I picked some of my…

Best SEO Website Design: SEO Companies Using Dark Backgrounds

SEO.com, USA     Datadial, UK: A London Based Digital Web Agency     iCrossing UK     Voltier Creative, USA     Sebcreation, France     Union Room, UK     RICG, USA     alt design, UK  …

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

10 Ways Piwik is Better Than Google Analytics

Piwik is is better than Google Analytics in many ways, at least 10 of them. It’s: Free, really free, you don’t pay with your data. Once you use Google Analytics you’ll get Adwords ads via mail both electronic and in…

How to Remove utm_source & Other Parameters From Your URLs

How to Remove utm_source & Other Parameters From Your URLs

How to add gay porn to any site These days it’s a quite common and very annoying habit by a few services to attach utm_source and other so called parameters to your Internet address aka URL. It’s not only that….

The Anatomy of an SEO 2.0 Web Directory of the Highest Quality

The Anatomy of an SEO 2.0 Web Directory of the Highest Quality

* In case you haven’t noticed yet I have a SEO 2.0 web directory right here on my blog. What? A web directory? In SEO 2.0? It sounds like a contradiction indeed. Aren’t directories either dead spammy useless? Well, not…