Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 21

SEO Campixx 2012

15 March 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

SEO Campixx 2012

I spoke at SEO Campixx 2012 in Berlin last weekend. It was an awesome conference and I met up with loads of good friends. During that time I was interviewed and my presentation was recorded, so I’ll let you view both below: My presentation on how to use my WordPress SEO plugin (warning, I was a bit groggy […]

Category: WordPress

WordPress SEO Webinar with SEO Braintrust

7 March 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 32 Comments

WordPress SEO

Last week I did a webinar with SEO Braintrust, which was incredibly fun. So much fun in fact that I have asked Andrea Warner, who hosted that webinar, to help me with setting up a paid webinar series around WordPress SEO, going into the subject matter even more deeply. More news on that will be »

Category: WordPress

Why some WordPress Themes hurt your SEO.

7 March 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 59 Comments

Once again, I want to tell you to not blindly trust theme authors when they say their theme is SEO friendly. “SEO friendly” is just a label they put on their theme and since most of their customers don’t know what to look for to see if it’s actually true, yet know that it’s important, »

Category: WordPress

Changing the look of your Search Result Pages

22 February 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

I love Google, I seriously do. What I don’t like too much is them adding more and more fluff to my search result pages (or SERPs) that I really don’t want or need. Most of us know about their new Terms of Service now, right? No reason to show me that box all the bloody »

Category: WordPress

Website Traffic times ten? Sometimes it’s easy

15 February 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 43 Comments

Wordpress stats 9 Feb

I’ll be honest, this post is somewhat of a “boast”. But since “boast” rhymes with “Yoast”, I think it’s allowed. Recently we did a website review for “How do you say that Word?“. The review contained instructions to make a section of the site accessible to spiders. Results? A 10x increase of her website traffic. »

Category: Technical SEO

Use Gravity Forms to submit custom post types

6 February 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 33 Comments

Post fields in Gravity Forms

In my previous post I explained how I used the Types plugin to create a new custom post type. That custom post type will be used to display a table of supported themes for my WordPress SEO plugin, and is therefor called wpseo-theme. Now the trick here is that I want users to be able »

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Types WordPress plugin – Easy Custom Post Types

2 February 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 35 Comments


I’ve long wanted to create a database of themes that support my SEO plugin and never came up with a manageable way of doing that. When my buddy Amir from WPML emailed me about their two new plugins, Types and Views, it took me a while to grasp what they did. Turns out I’m daft »

Category: WordPress

Tracking Outbound / Affiliate Links with getClicky

26 January 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

Clicky web analytics

I use Clicky for most of my day-to-day tracking and analysis, only using Google Analytics for the harder analyses. One of the things Clicky can do most wonderfully is track outbound clicks. There’s an issue however when you start routing your affiliate links through a script or on-site redirect. I redirect mine through /out/ here »

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On WordPress Dashboard Widgets

25 January 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 31 Comments

I was one of the first plugin developers to add a dashboard widget to your dashboard when you installed one of my plugins. I’m hoping people will follow me in doing the reverse as well. While it generates traffic, it doesn’t generate sales. Let me show you. When I added mine, in the beginning, it »

Category: WordPress

Search & Social – you can’t get the cream out of the coffee

11 January 2012 by Joost de Valk » - 45 Comments

Twitter Cards in action

Yesterday, Google launched “Search plus your World“, intermixing search and social and providing even more “personalized” results. There’s a lot of outcry about some parts of this, with people saying they don’t want “personalized” results. I actually think that normal users do want personalized results and that this is, for the most part, a good thing. »

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