The Web Blooms Again: How the Likes of Ello & DuckDuckGo Can Save Our Souls

When I started out on the Web in the late nineties it was full of enthusiasm and limitless possibilities. It was about equality, opportunity and technological utopia. Today corporate interests run paramount with gatekeepers like Google, Facebook, Apple building their own private Internet gated communities.

Fresh Content SEO Alternative: Preventing Decay Right from the Start

When I started writing this blog in 2007 I didn’t plan for the long term. All that counted was now. It worked fine for a year or maybe even two. By now it means work though plus a risk of getting caught with spreading nonsense or linking out to corrupted sites.

Why Content is King – It's a Tyrant! How to Break Free

I love writing so that content creation is a breeze for me. Most business people are overwhelmed when faced with the top down demand to create content for the Internet kings though. What can we do about it?

Are You a Poet, Artist, Designer, Content Creator or Bot?

when you sound generic like a bot you probably deserve to be replaced by one. Then without work you can spend your time in serenity and waste it on useless endeavors like poetry, art, design… wait a minute. Did I just make a full circle here?

Content Promotion Hacks from Pirates of the Pacific

I’d like to get the word out on three content promotion hacks for your content whether it’s already been published on your blog or is still in planning to be created in the future.

Explaining SEO to Mere Mortals with Common Words

* Why the SEO Acronym Failed A while ago I have published a post on my biggest mistakes of a decade of SEO practice. One of them was sticking to the cryptic SEO acronym itself. Mere mortals still don’t know…

The Best Free Web Font for Readability

* What is the best free Web font for readability? I mean not only headlines but also the actual body text! Yeah, that’s a major difference! Most Web fonts look only great as headlines. Body text is a different story….

6 Spam-Free Link Building Methods that Won’t Make Google Cry

* This is a post written by the team of freelance-seo.co.uk with a few suggested changes by myself. One day the Internet was shaken to its core by Google’s cry that guest blogging for SEO purposes is dead – to…

As mentioned in the first part of my SEO 2.0 tools and resources from the ebook of the same name I have split the list. I had collected way too many links so that I divided them into four parts….

How to Blog Without Creating Content Yourself?

In the Internet marketing industry most pundits declare that you have to create quality content all the time. Content creation is often an overwhelming task. You have to reinvent the wheel all the time. In most other niches that’s almost…

Hyperbole is Dead or Writing for Trust

* The excessive use of superlatives and hyperbole in blogging today leads to sensationalism fatigue. You actually lose parts of your audience when you are guilty of sensationalizing. Can you write attractively without exaggeration and cheap special effects so that…

10 Habits of Highly Efficient Social Media Power Users

* Many people view social media as a waste of time while others expect them to be some kind of promised land for self promotion. The truth is of course somewhere in between those opposites. It of course depends –…

You might have already heard about the SEO 2.0 ebook I’ve been preparing for a few years. Due to all the writing and preparations I have neglected this blog here. To reconcile both parts of the SEO 2.0 empire I…

Your Friend Shared this on Google+

Many people still consider social media and search two different things. They will even say things like “SEO is dead and will be replaced by SMO”. In reality by now there is only social search. Most people do not log…

Review: 4 Unknown Online SEO Tools You Need to Know

Wow. I started practicing search engine optimization consciously more than a decade years ago. Oh boy! It was pretty hard in the early days. We did not have many tools yet. Despite all the nonsense we have been hearing from…

Does SEO Make You Sick?

* A recent survey has yielded shocking results: one in ten Americans considers HTML to be a sexually transmitted disease. This sounds funny, doesn’t it? Now consider one of the other survey questions. It also asked what SEO means. Here…

SEO vs SEO 2.0: Top 15 Differences

What is SEO 2.0? These are the 15 most important differences between SEO and SEO 2.0 or in other words old school and modern SEO: SEO SEO 2.0 Link building as in manually adding them by submitting static websites to…

Improving Productivity While Working Fewer Hours

* You have probably heard the “work smarter not harder” thing a few times haven’t you? Unless of course you have never read about productivity. It’s true. As I got older and the blogging social media search industries more complex…

Google Sells Endorsements to SEO Agencies

Last time I have written about Google on this blog I promised to be more positive about the search-monopolist mega-corporation advertising company. You know, it’s not easy for me after all the issues I had with Google. Nonetheless this time…

Step by Step Outreach Plan for Lasting Success

* I’m glad to say that in recent years many SEO clients seem to get it. They inquire for very specific services revolving around outreach and content. On the other hand many of them still approach new school SEO with…

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