Posts by Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder and CEO of Yoast. He's a WordPress / Web developer, SEO & and an Open Source fanatic. He's also (and more importantly) the father of three sons called Tycho, Ravi and Borre, a daughter called Wende and the husband of the lovely Marieke, who also works at Yoast.

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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 […]

Category: WordPress

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 »

Category: General SEO

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 at 3 PM EST, 9 PM CET. Update: So it all broke down… Ah well… What can I say…

Category: General 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, »

Category: General SEO

Update to Robots Meta plugin

13 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 27 Comments

I’ve fixed a few bugs in the Robots Meta plugin which might have caused the disabling of certain pages not to work, due to the fact that I was a sloppy in whether certain variables were in scope or not. Also certain stuff was deprecated or it’s functionality has changed within WordPress since the inception »

Categories: General SEO, WordPress

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 »

Category: General SEO

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 »

Category: General SEO

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 »

Category: General SEO

Make the scrapers work for you!

10 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 130 Comments

Some of you had already noticed that I’ve added a link back to my blog in the footer of articles in my RSS feed, like this: I didn’t do that because I thought you guys couldn’t find my blog. It was actually a plugin requested by Shoemoney, who wanted to make the scrapers work for »

Categories: General SEO, WordPress

Book Review: osCommerce Webmaster’s guide to Selling Online

9 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Disclaimer: I got a review copy from this book from the publisher, Packt Publishing, with the request of doing a review. I’m still free to say whatever I think of the book. This book is meant for people who already have an osCommerce installation, or don’t need help setting one up, as this book doesn’t »

Categories: General SEO, Usability & Conversion