Glen inspired me. He wrote down some well known rules of social media marketing. This is a valuable post for sure! As I do not abide by any rules beside my own I remixed them so that you know what’s…

Simplicity is key for design, usability or SEO.¬†Their focus differs substantially yet they have one thing in common. Simplicity and simplifying the user interface aka website improves the overall performance. In SEO 2.0 we do not focus solely on search…

New Search Marketing Standard Issue Out: International Search Markets

The new Search Marketing Standard Magazine issue is out for fall 07. It’s main topic: International search markets, UK, Italy, Germany, Russia and China and guess who wrote the article about Germany? ;-)

Dear Readers and Scanners! I feel kind of dissatisfied. I promised 5 of you to review their websites for free. When I promise something I mean it. It was no “dirty blogging trick” or something as some of you might…

Mob vs Smart Mob: 7 Reasons Why StumbleUpon Traffic Is the Best Social Media Traffic

Do you think Reddit or Twitter and Facebook are the places to go nowadays? Never used StumbleUpon until now? You need to try StumbleUpon, both as a user and a webmaster. Users get highly relevant content that matches their preferences…

As I always aim to surpass the best of the best I wondered for a while how John Chow managed to gain as much popularity on the Net. What’s the secret of his success? Well, now I finally found out!…

SEO Bullshit

Wow! More good ranking news: I ranked #4 for SEO bullshit on Google.com for a while! My main competition was Jason Calacanis who had been cited everywhere for saying “SEO is bullshit”. Well, in times of SEO 2.0 you can…

One day I noticed on my referrers that I entered the Google.com top 100 for “seo blog”. It was a surprise! Why? It’s kind of interesting as I did not optimize for that and barely used the word “blog” on…

10 Things to Love about Iran

[List updated with your suggestions!] When you listen to western media you tend to believe that people in Iran hate Jews kill homosexuals oppress women want to destroy Israel and Europe with nuclear weapons are all armed and fanatical Even…

How to Get Popular on Iranian Reddit?

This is incredible! A post from this blog has become popular on Iranian Reddit. Of course it’s not Reddit. It’s just a similar community concept. This social news site called Balatarin has apparently a “+” and a “-” button like…

5 Dirty Blogging Tricks

Even in blogging the SEO 2.0 way you can use some dirty tricks that will make you earn 100.000$ in 3 months your blog a little more successful. I collected 5 of them, which of course I use successfully myself….

How Blogging Made Me Famous in Less Than 3 Weeks

The SEO 2.0 blog has made me famous after less than 3 weeks. It is of course somewhat a proof of concept. I want to practice what I preach and know myself if it and how it works. Thus I…

SEO Speak Translated: The Real SEO Glossary

* In the SEO industry agencies, experts and even bloggers have adopted a special mode of speech not to say slang that might be misunderstood by outsiders like clients, website visitors or the general public. To help you understand what…

As I mentioned earlier, great website design is one of the main pillars of new school search engine optimization. Many agency sites still look ugly though or have a mediocre user experience. What sense does it make to be #1…

Do you read tabloids? What kind of newspapers do you read offline? Are you rather the New York Times or the New York Post type? To make the comparison more obvious: Are you rather a The Independent or The Sun…

SEO Life Guards: They Sent Beautiful Pilgrims After Me!

This is a really tough moment for me: I just can’t disagree with beautiful women. The case is even worse as it is not only a beautiful woman I have to disagree with now, she is also a pilgrim! You…

My article “10 Steps to Success on the ‘Net Without SEO” over at Google Blogoscoped sparked some debate. Among others one guy asked me whether it makes sense to create “another SEO blog”. Of course it does not. Do not…

Rumors spread for weeks by now say that the way of checking so called supplemental results many of us in the SEO industry used has already or is going to disappear. The old method still works for me though, just…

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…

Multiplayer Word Association Game

Human Brain Cloud is a “multiplayer word association game” that I am addicted to for some days now. I am not the only one as their servers experience outages again and again. Via¬†Google Blogoscoped.