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WordPress Google Analytics 2.3: XHTML strict

After all the ASP and XHTML strict validation issues with Google Analytics, Google updated the default generated script code. I’ve now updated the Google Analytics for WordPress plugin to version 2.3, which uses this new code. You should really upgrade! Next to that: I’d like to hear from you on which new features you’d like…

I need your votes!

So, my dear, dear readers, my Robots Meta plugin has been nominated as “Best SEO plugin for WordPress” in the Search Engine Journal Search Blog Awards 2007. And to win that competition, I will need your votes!!! To do so, I will start a “mini” competition of my own: from everybody who tracks back to…

My 2007 business highlights

I was tagged by Eduard Blacquière, to write a post about my business highlights for the last year. I’ll use a broad angle, talking about my work at Onetomarket, my blogs joostdevalk.nl and css3.info, and my web design company AlthA, as all are somehow interlinked.

A better way of tracking feed subcribes

I use FeedBurner, just like anyone else, to track my subscribers. One thing I really like to measure too though, is the number of feed subscribes, as in the act of subscribing. Now you can simply add onclick handlers for Google Analytics or any other stats package to all your feed links, but that means…

More Sitelinks!

A friend emailed me this morning, saying he saw a lot more site links reported in Google Webmaster Tools for sites that had not before had site links. When I went to check I saw a lot of my sites, amongst which this one, showing site links too. I can’t get them to show up…

Google Analytics plugin updated!

I’ve just updated my Google Analytics WordPress plugin to version 2.2, it “forces” you to switch to the new tracking code. Image tracking and AdSense tracking should still work. It requires the code to be in the head, as outbound link tracking will still not work correctly otherwise. Before you install it, delete the old…

Image search keyword tracking with the new Google Analytics

While rewriting my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin, I found out that in the new Google Analytics tracking with ga.js, tracking the keyword people used in image search is a lot easier than it was in the old version, as changing the referrer info doesn’t involve rewriting an entire function anymore. You can simply change…

Blog Metrics 0.3: who’s the best linkbaiter?

With version 0.3 of the Blog Metrics plugin, I’m introducing quite a bit of new stuff: it calculates how many trackbacks you received on average per post, and does a better job of calculating comments. But that’s only a small part of what’s cool in it, the coolest part, is that it now generates stats…

Google Analytics: Adding search engines in the new version

As Google Analytics unlocked a few new features, they also made the new ga.js the default. I’m working on upgrading my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin to work with the new version, but I though I’d let you guys know some of the things I ran into. The first one is that adding search engines…

SEO Link Analysis Firefox Extension

Remember that Greasemonkey script that I recently updated? Well, maybe you should just forget about that… I’d been working on a version of that script which works on Yahoo Site Explorer and MS Webmaster portal too, and now I’ve gone even one step further: I’ve bundled the three of them, and turned them into a…