Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 38

hreview and hproduct in Magento

26 May 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 24 Comments

Today I gave a presentation at Meet Magento in the Netherlands, talking about SEO for Magento. Up until this point, all articles about that subject here on Yoast have been written by my colleague Joachim Houtman. Last week though, I started playing with Magento myself, in preparation for this presentation today, and I’ve added some »

Category: eCommerce
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Facebook & (the lack of) Privacy

14 May 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 50 Comments

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Two weeks back, while speaking at SAScon, I said in a panel there that “Facebook is the scariest shit I’ve seen in years”, related to their latest updates. I also said it was a lawsuit waiting to happen, coming from the European Union. I was right. Well, not entirely, it’s not a lawsuit yet. I »

Category: Usability & Conversion

WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM

30 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 51 Comments

Note: this plugin is no longer being developed by Yoast, you can now find it here: WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM. Lorna Li, an Online Marketing Manager at reached out to me on a definitive list of must-have WordPress plugins for her green marketing blog and other websites she was working on. During our conversation »

Category: WordPress

Emergency WordPress access

21 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 50 Comments

If you do a lot of WordPress development work, you’re bound to receive WordPress database sometimes that you don’t have an admin account for. We usually test, if possible, on a database the client provides us with. We used to have to go into the database and change an existing user, or add a new one »

Category: WordPress

Site Speed is now a Ranking Factor

10 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 56 Comments

Just wanted to jot down a quick blog post with my thoughts about two blog posts about speed. Matt Cutts has been writing both on his own blog and on the official Google Webmaster Central Blog to tell everyone what we knew was coming: site speed is now an official ranking factor. Now I want »

Category: Technical SEO

Are you listening to the WordPress Podcast?

7 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

So it might seem like this blog is low on updates, which it is in text posts, but Frederick and myself are doing the weekly WordPress Podcast (which I really have to update the pages for). If you subscribe to the Yoast RSS feed or to the WordPress Podcast feed, you’ll get those podcasts delivered »

Category: WordPress
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Optimizing for Rich “Jump To” Snippets

1 March 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 46 Comments

Back in September last year Google announced a new form of rich snippets: those with jump to links in them. They themselves used the example for this trans fat search result: Now I hadn’t paid too much attention to this new feature until we started testing a new search traffic monitoring tool we’ve built at »

Category: Technical SEO

Implementing hreview in your WordPress theme

28 February 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 30 Comments

In his previous post here on Yoast, Frederick explained why you should use Microformats to get Rich Snippets showing for your site and increase the CTR from Google. In the comments of that post, people were asking if there are plugins to easily implement this in your theme. While those are probably a bit hard »

Category: WordPress
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Backing up your WordPress blog with ease

17 February 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 52 Comments

I love the fact how the WordPress community is growing, and how people are starting to see the business models they can roll out around the product. And yes, all of this while still maintaining the GPL. We’ve of course seen Gravity Forms, which for me has replaced entirely my own WordPress contact form and »

Category: WordPress

Unleashing Quix

13 January 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 104 Comments

I’ve been working on a secret (side) project for 3-4 months now, way longer than I ever intended to work on it, but it’s now ready for release. I’m ready to show you Quix, a tool I think is very cool, which I’ve shared with quite a few of my friends already who all like »

Category: WordPress