Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 52

Annoyances and weird stuff

27 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

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 […]

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How to destroy your reputation with 1 post

25 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

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 »

Category: Technical SEO

Danny Sullivan speaks at SES San Jose!

24 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

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, »

Category: Technical SEO

Crawl Rate Tracker

20 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

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 »

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19 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

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 »

Category: Technical SEO

Reminder: win a Ticket for SES Hamburg

18 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

We’re deciding tonight, so if you still want to enter, leave your three reasons to go to SES Hamburg here!

Category: Technical SEO

My redesign: the homepage

17 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

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 »

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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 »

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 (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 »

Category: Technical SEO