Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 41


What are “custom taxonomies”?

8 June 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 32 Comments

WordPress, with version 2.3, introduced the concept of Tags. As described by Wikipedia, a tag is “a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information”. This meant WordPress had a hierarchical way of classifying information (categories), and a non hierarchical way of classifying information. As far back as in 2006, people were discussing »

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40 WordPress Optimisation tips

29 April 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 147 Comments

I presented on A4UExpo Europe yesterday on WordPress Optimisation, doing 40 tips in 40 minutes. Here are the slides:

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Optimizing WordPress database performance

30 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 71 Comments

I’ve been working with a plugin that was mentioned on the wp-hackers list last week, called debug queries, to optimize the performance on some of my sites, including this one. The plugin was pretty easy to use, and I’ve improved a bit on it. I’ve sent the patch to Frank, who authored the original plugin, »

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SEOBook SEO Toolbar

26 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 34 Comments

A while ago Aaron released his SEO Toolbar for Firefox, and while I’ve been using it I’ve never actually shown it here on my blog, even though it’s become one of my default SEO tools. As this toolbar comes with a slew of features that are probably best described by just showing them, I’ve made »

Category: Technical SEO
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Postbox, an interview with Sherman Dickman

26 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

A short while ago I moved over to a new email program called Postbox, and I’ve been absolutely loving it for it’s labelling, archive and search functions. One of the people involved with Postbox is Sherman Dickman, whom I knew from when he was still the Product Manager at Mozilla, so I decided to interview »

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An interview with Matthew Wood of A4UExpo

24 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

Next month Amsterdam will see the first A4UExpo Europe, the European counterpart of the highly succesfull A4UExpo conference series in London. I though it would be interesting for all of you to do an interview with Matthew Wood, the genius behind all of this. Hey Matthew, could you quickly introduce yourself and a4uexpo? Sure, I’ve »

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Magento SEO

18 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 65 Comments

I’ve been working with Joachim Houtman on creating a guide to Magento SEO, much like my definitive guide to WordPress SEO. In the process we’ve created two modules for Magento, and an optimized blank theme! Expect more from us on the Magento SEO front, as we develop more experience in the area together! For now: »

Categories: eCommerce, Technical SEO

Coverage of SES Amsterdam

17 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

I’ll try to list all the coverage of SES Amsterdam I’ve found online, please leave a link in the comments if I’ve missed one. Most of them are in Dutch, the first four are in English: Live coverage SES Amsterdam – SearchCowboys SES Amsterdam: The Changing Face of Search – SearchCowboys SES Amsterdam – Google »

Category: Technical SEO
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Magento SEO

5 March 2009 by Joost de Valk »

Magento SEO

Out of the box, Magento SEO is reasonably fine, after applying these tips, it becomes a rock solid ranking machine, selling your products all day long!

Categories: eCommerce, Technical SEO
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WP-cron not working?

19 February 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 23 Comments

So when I moved to the (DV) server at MediaTemple, it turns out that my WP-Cron stopped working. I didn’t notice for a while, until I found out that the new version of Tweetbacks didn’t work for me anymore, and this was using wp-cron. The fix turned out to be very simple, after some debugging »

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