The 7 Pillars of SEO 2.0

In order to succeed in a social media driven online environment website owners bloggers businesses have to take certain steps. These practical steps are based on a theoretical foundation with 7 main pillars. These 7 pillars of SEO 2.0 enable…

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…

PageRank Superstition: 200+ Signals Are Not One Google Juice

* There is no hidden Google juice that miraculously determines the ranking in Google’s results like some bloggers claim. It’s not 1998 anymore. A few months ago Google disclosed to the New York Times that about 200+ so called “signals”…

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…

I work a as freelancer for approx. 5 years now. I am or was a web developer, a problogger, an online journalist and currently I’m a SEO consultant most of the time. I survived! It is difficult at times to…

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

  * 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….

Enlarge Your PageRank!!!

Click to enlarge! Oh, it doesn’t work? This is not a funny post. Some days ago a client of mine wrote me an angry email threatening to end our cooperation. Not any client, a client who is with me for…

While many people still assume that SEO 2.0 is just a misleading term for SMO/M (social media optimization/marketing) it’s plainly put not true. In SEO 2.0 you still in many cases aim at search results in the broadest sense. One…

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…

How I Outranked Matt Cutts for the Term SEO in 7 Easy Steps

Do you remember Matt Cutts? This famous cat blogger with the ugly WordPress theme? He now works for the Pentagon on cyber-warfare. Yes, I know he is only famous because he worked at Google a few years and he could…

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…

It’s Magic: Content Creation and Link Building While You’re Away

During the holidays I was offline. Nonetheless my blog gained many new links and several postings have been published while I was on vacation.   Do blogs stay empty on holidays? Now as I am not a company but a…

Let’s Read It Again (And Again And Again)

Photo Credit: Steve Wall On blogs about blogging you will often find lessons on the importance of being original.  Most bloggers will tell you that if you want to stand out, you must produce original content.  Of course this is…

All I really need to know about SEO 2.0, I learned in kindergarten

A Guide for Online Leadership Photo Credit: Carf  These are the things I learned: Share everything Play fair Don’t hit people Put things back where you found them Clean up your own mess Don’t take things that aren’t yours Say…

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…

I live in the Blogosphere

I don’t live in a house, town, province, or country anymore.  I live in the blogosphere. I don’t belong to an ethnic group, profession, religion, orientation, political affiliation, interest group, or educational background.  I’m a citizen of the blogosphere. I…

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…

How to manage your daily routine with a schedule that enhances productivity and makes you as happy as possible Did you know that researchers found out people shouldn’t work more than 4 hours a day as their productivity diminishes if…

Ventriloquists? Yes. Beware of the attack of the ventriloquists! They are everywhere. They are spooky. They have power. Supernatural powers in a way. Some of the are politicians, some of them artists and magicians it seems. They’re on YouTube, they’re…