Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 52


WordPress Goodies

16 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

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 […]

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Conditional comments

10 June 2008 by Joost de Valk »

Internet Explorer is not known for it’s standard compliancy, and because of that, people have been using all sorts of CSS hacks to get around rendering problems in it. The IE team have been working hard to prevent a lot of these hacks with the release of IE7, so a lot of your presumably fixed »

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Google translating search results

10 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

This morning, while discussing some issues with one of my German SEO colleagues, I was searching for [flug amsterdam] in google.de (if you know me you guess which client that was for). At the bottom of the SERP, I saw this: Basically, this is Google offering me, the user, to translate the search term into »

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Meet Yoast!

9 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 68 Comments

Yoast RedesignI’ve redesigned! Read the full post on it, and check out the great new design by clicking around!

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SEO Link Analysis 1.0.3!

6 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

I’ve been receiving “complaints” from quite a few people the last few weeks that my SEO Link Analysis plugin for Firefox stopped working on Yahoo! Site Explorer. It took some time, (actually it took 20 minutes, but it took some time to find that time) but I’ve fixed it now, so go download the new »

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Interview with Kevin Ryan of SES

5 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

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! »

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PageRank Sculpting with nofollow, the final words

4 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

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 »

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Treat those first time commenters with respect!

3 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

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 »

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Web Analytics Congress: the learnings

29 May 2008 by Joost de Valk »

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 »

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Web Analytics Congress in the Netherlands

29 May 2008 by Joost de Valk »

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…

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