Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 50


Sociable WordPress plugin take-over

31 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 52 Comments

Several people have noticed, most notably Andy Beard, that the Sociable WordPress plugin is, next to be being a cool plugin, kind of a dead project. I had modified it quite a bit for Mel’s blog, and my own later on, to include Sphinn, Facebook, Mixx, Google Bookmarks, Live and Twitter (the latter inspired by »

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Speed up WordPress, and clean it up too!

21 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 110 Comments

Every once in a while people will ask me to fix their blog, because it’s either slow, or broken. When it’s not something to do with their WordPress hosting, (some hosts are just plain bad and slow), most of the time this is caused by either broken plugins, or broken themes. There are a few »

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Playing with the X-Robots-Tag HTTP header

20 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 31 Comments

Ever since the announcement on the Google Blog and more recently Yahoo’s announcement that they’ve enhanced their support for it, I’ve been meaning to play with the X-Robots-Tag header. This HTTP header allows you to do what you’d normally do in a robots meta tag, in an HTTP header, which has some pretty cool appliances. »

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Update to users to CSV plugin

15 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

I’ve just updated my plugin to export all your blog’s users, or even all your commenters, to a CSV file. The plugin now exports the first name, last name and nickname into the CSV as well, and leaves out some of the stuff it would previously export too, like password hashes. This plugin, aptly named »

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Reputation Management done right

15 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

Danny was doing the right thing today. He made a mistake, and corrected it. This is what reputation management is all about. Not all SEO’s are spammers, and we all have to work hard to make sure people stop seeing all SEO’s as such. The last sentence from the article: I’d love to push the »

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Catch me on Strike Point tonight!

14 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Because Dave is having what he calls a “nightmare” at work, I’ll be replacing him on Strike Point tonight, so it’s me and Mikkel! So catch me and Mikkel on Webmasterradio.fm at 3 PM EST, 9 PM CET. Update: So it all broke down… Ah well… What can I say…

Category: Technical SEO

Link request mistakes…

14 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 35 Comments

Sometimes you get email from people asking you for a link, and their requests just demand that you out them… I’ve decided that from now on, everyone who emails me with a stupid link request e-mail, which shows that they did not look at my site for longer than 1 minute, will get a blogpost, »

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Technorati Ping Bookmarklet

11 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Sometimes I don’t want to run my growing set of tools to ping Technorati, but simply want to ping one or a few posts, without having to go to the manual ping form. So I’ve created a small simple bookmarklet which let’s you ping the current page: Now you can easily ping those blogs linking »

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Linking out? Make sure people notice!

11 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

It happens to me more then a few times a day at the moment, which is quite a luxurious position I guess, that I see new unique referrers in my statistics. These are new sites linking to me. But sometimes they’re not… Sometimes, it’s a post that has been there for 3-4 weeks, or even »

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Conference Agenda 1st quarter 2008

10 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

It’s only the second week of january, but already my agenda is filling up. I’ve got a couple of conferences planned: First off: RIMC 2008, I’ll be speaking there together with Hubert Diemel from Wegener, not too big of a conference, but it should be good fun and quality presentations with speakers like my friends »

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