Technical SEO archives

More Sitelinks!

18 December 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

A friend emailed me this morning, saying he saw a lot more site links reported in Google Webmaster Tools for sites that had not before had site links. When I went to check I saw a lot of my sites, amongst which this one, showing site links too. I can’t get them to show up »

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Live Search’s link command work again and they’re awesome!

24 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

It’s been 12 days since Barry reported at SERoundtable that Live Search’s link commands were back online, the only thing you have to do is add a + in front of them. Since they’re still working I decided to play around with them a bit. Quite a few nice things came up, so keep reading!

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WordPress SEO – The beginner’s guide

23 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 120 Comments

Increase search engine traffic to your WordPress blog with one night’s work! Imagine having the search engine traffic to your blog increased by tens of percentages, or perhaps even doubling it, by just a few hours work. With putting just a bit of SEO effort into your WordPress you can increase your search engine traffic, »

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Semantic HTML and SEO

26 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

Just wanted to let you girls and guys know, an article I wrote for dev.opera.com got released today: Semantic HTML and Search Engine Optimization.

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Extreme SEO Q&A

26 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

So yesterday I was on the panel for the last session of the day: an Extreme SEO Q&A, moderated by Ciaran Norris, and on that panel with me were Dixon Jones, Marcus Tandler and Jason Duke. We had a lot of fun, and loads of good questions came up. Some of the topics we touched »

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Nofollow outbound links on your homepage and category pages

23 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

As you might have seen, I have now nofollowed all outbound links on my homepage and category pages. On the single pages for posts, these links are not nofollowed, unless I nofollowed them on purpose. I decided to do this after some discussion with a couple of guys (for who’s interested: Roy, Martijn and Dave), »

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The ultimate guide to the meta robots tag

12 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

With the meta robots tag you can control what search engine spiders do on your site. Learn what it does right here!

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Google: keyword density should NOT be this important

8 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

I’m talking about the Dutch SERPs at the moment. Google has been getting better and better at recognizing synonyms, plurals and singles etc in Dutch, and a few other European languages too. This caused a problem though, because suddenly, all our “startpagina’s”, pages full of links on a particular subject, had their keyword density doubled »

Category: Technical SEO

Feeds in the search results?

3 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

There was some discussion on one of the biggest Dutch online marketing sites as to whether RSS feeds were any good for your SEO. I gave a quite lengthy reaction to that in Dutch which I wanted to share with all of you as well. My opinion is that the fact that feeds are showing »

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Two nice bookmarklets

1 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Seth had a nice bookmarklet in a post today, it shows all links on a page. I altered it a bit to make the links clickable, and it works quite nice. So here’s a bookmarklet: javascript:(function(){as=document.getElementsByTagName("a");str="<ul>";for(i=0;i<as .length;i++){str+="<li><a href="+as[i].href+">"+as[i].href+"</a>\n"}str+="</as></ul>";with(window.open()){document.write(str);document.close();}})() I immediately made another one as well which shows all the meta’s on a page: javascript:(function(){metas=document.getElementsByTagName("meta");str="<ul>";for(i=0;i<metas .length;i++){str+="<li><b>Name:</b> »

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