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Interview with Kevin Ryan of SES

For a new series we’ve started on DutchCowboys I recently interviewed Kevin Ryan. We covered some interesting topics, like the difference between the European market and the American market, the influence of the Chinese market and loads more! I’m really looking forward to seeing Kevin and Matt on SES Hamburg in a couple of weeks!…

PageRank Sculpting with nofollow, the final words

Matt just did a huge post with updates to Google’s SEO documentation, and mentioned a new page about nofollow. This page features one block of content that is the final word on whether using nofollow for PageRank sculpting is “allowed” or not: Crawl prioritization: Search engine robots can’t sign in or register as a member…

Treat those first time commenters with respect!

I’ve been using comment relish for a while, and used to be quite pleased with that. It has some bugs though, and it was just a tad bit more spammy than I actually wanted to be. So when Alejandro Reyes asked on Twitter: I thought, I don’t know of any plugin that does that, but…

Web Analytics Congress: the learnings

I’ve had a great day at the web analytics congress, the keynotes by Neil Mason and my good friend Avinash Kaushik were inspiring as ever, and Mieke from Independer.nl had a nice presentation. Not much real news in there for me, but very, very inspiring. What I saw today was mostly this though: even though…

Web Analytics Congress in the Netherlands

I’m currently at the web analytics conference here in the Netherlands, where Neil Mason of Applied Insights is doing the keynote speech, saying he doesn’t actually like web analytics, but rather calls it online marketing optimization and I feel strangely at home…

Cloaking for AdWords

A post by Barry on SEL discusses cloaking AdWords URL’s to get around the display URL policy from Google (displayed domain in the ad has to exactly match the destination domain for the ad). The source for the “news” is a post by Stephen, who shows a good example of it, on which Matt commented…

Piwik – Open source webanalytics

I got a tweet from @zjuul today, because he was modifying (and has since released a beta version) my Google Analytics plugin to work with Piwik. Piwik is an open source analytics tool, in it’s very early stages of development. I’ve been looking at it, installing it on this site, and so far, I like…

Nice noframes spam…

I told the people who attended my session at SES New York a while back that spam in the Netherlands was just as abundant as everywhere, just more stupid… Well this is a nice example of such ridiculous noframes spam, which ranks them #1 for some pretty competitive keywords, check out how their google cache…

So Matt, how would you classify these stories?

Quote:: “There’s not much more deceptive or misleading than a fake story without any disclosure that the story is hoax.” Ok Matt, please tell me, how would you make a top 10 for these keywords: crucifixion assumption of mary papal infallibility You know Matt, that I am with you on quite a lot of spam…

Guide for contacting me

Seriously, most of you out there, are really nice people, and inspire me to give away all the stuff I do for free. Some of you SUCK at interacting with other people though, and I really mean SUCK. Just about 3 minutes ago, I received this email: About Sociable for WordPress: add diggita.it That was…