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Conversion Rate Optimization?

I’m pretty excited about conversion rate optimization, and all of that got started by two gentlemen who’ve become very good friends of mine: Ben Jesson and Karl Blanks. These two guys introduced me to the concept of conversion rate optimization in the beginning of 2007 at Dave Naylor’s SEOdays. Their “handle” online is Conversion Rate…

Several plugin updates and a new plugin!

I’ve had a good few days of coding, and updated several plugins today, all for different reasons explained below, and also written a new one, email commenters. Of course I used this chance to update all links in these plugins and in these plugins pages on WordPress.org. Check out what I did!

Annoyances and weird stuff

So somebody copied virtually all the code from my robots meta plugin, put it in a “Platinum SEO” plugin, and conveniently forgot to attribute the code to me… The GPL isn’t that hard to deal with, but somehow, people manage to fuck even that up. I’ve emailed them and posted a formal complaint to the…

How to destroy your reputation with 1 post

Gino Goossens is teaching those who can read Dutch just how to do that… Ok, I should explain that a bit more for those who can’t read Dutch: Gino did a post on how to make RFP’s for web analytics. In itself it wasn’t bad, but he felt he had to comment about just about…

Danny Sullivan speaks at SES San Jose!

I’m in Hamburg for SES, which is btw, a great show, with about 350 people attending. We had a great night yesterday starting with the launch party of Timo Aden and Lennart Paulsen‘s new company Trakken GMBH! During that party we did a show of Webmasters on the Roof. Kevin Ryan of SES was in that show,…

Crawl Rate Tracker

My friend Patrick Altoft and I were talking about his crawl rate tracker plugin yesterday, discussing some possible new features. He mentioned that it didn’t work on 2.5, more specifically, that the install failed on 2.5. Luckily, Mezza had e-mailed him a fix, I tested it for him and it proved to work. Next to…

Winners!

First of all, I want to congratulate Idealizer with winning the free ticket to SES Hamburg. He understand best what these conferences are about for Marcus, Matt and me ;). I will contact you for the details! Thx to everyone who participated, hope to see you there! There’s a few other things I wanted to…

My redesign: the homepage

Quite a few people have been e-mailing me how I managed to get my homepage design done in WordPress, especially with the different featured blocks. So, since this site is all about sharing, let me show you! This is all done in the index.php file of my theme. The first block, the intro, is just…

WordPress Goodies

A small update to say I’ve fixed one plugin and added another resource for WordPress fanatics. First of all, I used to think that with the release of WordPress 2.3 and 2.5, the need for my Permalink Redirect plugin had gone away. However, I noticed that some friends of mine had loads of indexed URL’s…