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…

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

Blogging Mistakes Most Corporate Bloggers Still Make

* Sometimes it really breaks my heart to see blogging mistakes that are so fundamental that they render a corporate blog useless while at the same time being so easy to fix that it’s gross negligence keep on failing like…

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful

* After 15+ years of online publishing 12+ years of blogging for a plethora of blogs being an SEO and a paid blogger for a decade by now I finally am convinced that I know how it works. What I…

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

* After a few years of freelancing it finally dawned on me what the biggest roadblock to my financial success is. I started my freelance career as a worker and I’ve remained one ever since. I sensed it in the…

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

10 Blogging Mistakes Most Bloggers Make

* Sometimes it takes years of blogging to notice your most obvious mistakes. I’ve been blogging for several years privately, then a few professionally and still do on several business blogs. By now I have made most mistakes you can…

Think Relationships not Technology

Think Relationships not Technology

Many stingy webmasters are afraid that links from User Generated Content (UGC) in general are draining their PageRank. Is your site authority leaking through comment links? Does linking out hurt you on Google? Are links scary?   Linking out is…

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

CC: Stealth by Johnson Camerface. A WordPress plugin that removes posts from the blog feed is what I’ve been searching for for a while now.   A powerful WordPress plugin I thought it would be an advanced feed manipulation feature…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

* I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Some people even commit…

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Famous painting, image by caribb, but no clue in the URL: http://flickr.com/photos/caribb/2355878576/ Do you know what the New York Times, the World Bank, WordPress.com, PHP.net and others have in common? Their URLs suck! A few days ago my list of…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

* URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your Internet address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes all over the…

How to Spot Content Theft on Social Media and Elsewhere

Content theft runs rampant on social media. Sites like Pinterest and Tumblr are heavily targeted by sites that capitalize on stolen content. They use images and sometimes also text with no attribution to the original artist photographer writer   Content…

WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify like a Web Dev

WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify like a Web Dev

Most WP themes need heavy customization or rather fixing. It’s bug fixing but also removing all the visual flaws only a Web developer can notice.

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

Dofollow Blog Commenting Netiquette vs a Barbecue Party

* First off: The introduction of real links in comments via a “dofollow” plugin has been a huge success. I was even ranking high for both [dofollow] and [dofollow plugin] on Google.   My success with real links in comments…

WordPress Post Address Best Practices

WordPress Post Address Best Practices

WordPress is – you might already know it – the most popular blogging platform and content management system on the Internet. There are plenty of good reasons to use it although WordPress has also some major drawbacks it’s bloated after…

20 Ways to Get Legit Paid Links Without Getting Penalized by Google

Women are like websites Getting links is like having sex. You can pay for sex or you get it for free. If you are very attractive you have no problems. When you are ugly, boring and shallow you have to…

DIY SEO Resources: Use Them to Optimize Your Site Yourself

DIY SEO Resources: Use Them to Optimize Your Site Yourself

Some of you might have noticed: SEO 2.0 has has no visible ads. As I did not want to serve you spammy crap like Adsense I decided to use a minimalist no bullshit approach – I only recommend resources or…

11 Examples of SEO 2.0

11 Examples of SEO 2.0

* Why explain what something is when you can give examples of it? Here is a list of SEO 2.0 examples in no particular order. Link bait done right is very SEO 2.0 Reputation management also is WordPress is as…

Quit SEO, Use WordPress

Quit SEO, Use WordPress

Before WordPress webmasters had to do “on page optimization”, they had to care for things like “search engine submission”. With WordPress they can quit SEO in those cases. Even “link building” with WordPress is not the same as before. With…

DoFollow: Spread Link Love

DoFollow: Spread Link Love

* SEO 2.0 is about link love. Thus I installed the fabulous DoFollow plugin for WordPress. To prevent link rape by spammers links from one-time drive-by commenters don’t get their nofollow attribute removed. This is the perfect tool to encourage…

Black and White WordPress Theme for Business Blogging

Black and White WordPress Theme for Business Blogging

* When I started this blog in 2007 I had partnered with a designer who created a lovely black and white WordPress theme. Sadly he discontinued the theme support after two years. I switched to another one with a strategic…