Suffering from HCU? Holy Crap! Helpful Content System Agony

Suffering from HCU? Holy Crap! Helpful Content System Agony

Are you suffering from HCU? The holy crap up!? Nah, I mean Google’s helpful content update. Many legit looking sites do. Yet their content stinks. When I tell them they just get defensive. Their crap is holy and who am…

Is Topical Authority an SEO Hype or the AI Content Crap Savior?

Is Topical Authority an SEO Hype or the AI Content Crap Savior?

“Topical authority” sounds like another overused buzzword in the SEO community to wow peers and clients alike. Can it save us from AI crap?

Piggyback vs Parasite SEO – Why the Confusion?

Piggyback vs Parasite SEO – Why the Confusion?

Do you improve the Web? Do you build and optimize websites? Do you engage in SEO practices to enable clients to get found online? Or are you a parasite ruining the Internet by spamming out of selfish reasons – mostly…

SEO Works! How? Step by Step! Plus Examples of SEO Projects

SEO Works! How? Step by Step! Plus Examples of SEO Projects

Many business people still wonder: These are valid questions. You are all welcome! Yes, SEO works! I have witnessed it first hand on my own projects.  Yet today I also want to share how SEO works in a step by step…

Why SEO is Dead Serious: Google Hates Humor! #seohorrorstories

Why SEO is Dead Serious: Google Hates Humor! #seohorrorstories

After writing about SEO for more than 15 years I finally accepted it: SEO is dead… seriously! I mean to say “SEO is dead serious” of course! Excuse my poor immigrant English! Now let’s return to the actual topic we…

Where to Buy Links? How to Get Link Juice? Do Follow SEO Advice!

Where to Buy Links? How to Get Link Juice? Do Follow SEO Advice!

Want to buy links for SEO? Do you hate the slow and reputable approach? Do you prefer the fast and furious path to link building? Then you are at the right place at the right time! Right here and now!…

The Google Search Algorithm Explained in a Nutshell

The Google Search Algorithm Explained in a Nutshell

What is the Google search algorithm? By 2024 the Google search algorithm is  Sounds complicated? Yes, it is.  Thus I will simplify it and explain it in a nutshell. How does the Google search algorithm work? When Google started out…

Niche Keyword Research for Small Businesses [Free Tools]

Niche Keyword Research for Small Businesses [Free Tools]

Let’s face it! You’re not the owner of Amazon, Google or Wikipedia! Not even close! As a freelancer or small business you most probably optimize for a niche audience. Your website can’t compete with the behemoths of the Web!

How Embedding YouTube Videos on Your Blog Backfires

How Embedding YouTube Videos on Your Blog Backfires

Many bloggers add YouTube videos to their posts. Often the whole post consists of a video. Here are the most common ways how embedding YouTube videos on your blog backfires.

What rel=”nofollow UGC sponsored” Really Means!

What rel=”nofollow UGC sponsored” Really Means!

You know what the “nofollow” attribute does. It cripples hyperlinks … for Google.

Now we have more of those attributes! What do they really mean?

How to Optimize Your Website for Privacy to Gain More Business

How to Optimize Your Website for Privacy to Gain More Business

When it comes to online business: are you a creepy stalker invading people’s privacy for profit? Or do you optimize your website for privacy? Do you have dozens of trackers installed on your site?

25+ Shocking Remarks on Search & Social Media to Ruin the Holidays

25+ Shocking Remarks on Search & Social Media to Ruin the Holidays

It’s the holiday season again. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are always a time when we are confronted with real life. We can’t connect to Facebook all the time, tinkering with websites is frowned upon by partners, children and other…

10 SEO Myths that Make You Look Stupid

10 SEO Myths that Make You Look Stupid

One of the most popular ways to teach people about search engine optimization seems to be to point out what’s wrong about it. There are plenty of “SEO myths” posts out there and they get shared a lot. I usually…

SEO is Dead – PIG is the New SEO

SEO is Dead – PIG is the New SEO

* With another big wave of “SEO is Dead” posts appearing it was about time I added something to the debate again. Nowadays Google forces us to grant them access to private files like CSS stylesheets or JS scripts. Google’s…

Is Your Site Really Mobile-Friendly or Just Pleasing Google?

Is Your Site Really Mobile-Friendly or Just Pleasing Google?

* The good news first: making a site mobile-friendly is easy. I have converted my custom built and decade+ old main site to responsive web design myself. I managed to do it myself even though I don’t work as a…

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

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…

Google Sells Endorsements to SEO Agencies

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…

Guest Post by Matt Cutts on Spammy Link Building [Satire]

Guest Post by Matt Cutts on Spammy Link Building [Satire]

This is a guest post by Matt Cutts, Google’s “head of spam” by day and well known SEO blogger by night. I added some text decoration/formatting here and there to stress the main message and to improve readability. In my…

Do I Hate Google?

Do I Hate Google?

Given my track record some people might wonder: do I hate Google? It’s understandable, after all I write things like etc. all the time it seems. It’s true. I’m critical of Google. Yet do I really literally hate Google? Does…

Why and How to Add nofollow When Linking Google Sites

Why and How to Add nofollow When Linking Google Sites

One day I threatened Google with symbolic retaliation. Why? It was for their ruthless attacks on webmasters and the open Web. Yet my idea back then was still somehow metaphorical. Fast forward a few years and there is a tool…