Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 52

FeedBurner down?

18 December 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

As I logged in to my Mint stats this morning, I saw that FeedBurner had registered 0 feedreaders for both and Now I know for a fact that that isn’t true, and indeed, one the support forums it seems that more people have this problem. Update: it seems this problem was solved within »


What I’ve learned in the SEM scholarship contest

15 December 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

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Man I was cocky when I entered the scholarship contest. I though I’d beat everybody easily. The amounts of traffic that other articles were getting weren’t very impressive, I thought, and I was sure to be able to get much more traffic. After all, I knew from experience what a few blog posts and news »

Category: Technical SEO

Favicons and your online brand

15 November 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

One of the nicer things to have changed with the release of IE7, which is now in automatic updates, is the way it handles favicons. In the IE6 past it would show them in the location bar only when you had the site bookmarked. Now it always shows them, and in the tab bar as »

Category: User eXperience (UX)

Update to sortable table script

5 November 2006 by Joost de Valk »

Ok, i’ve fixed one hell of a bug in the table sorting script which must have been in there for at least 2 months, screwing up sorting incredibly, sorry for that. I added in a new feature as well, you can now have dates formatted as 01-Jan-1970, and it will sort these right as well. »

W3C Validator API

2 November 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

The W3C announced the release of an API for the HTML validator or rather, that’s what they call it. In fact, it’s nothing more than an output filter on their normal validator output, which gives SOAP 1.2 conforming output. It requires a HTTP request though, which makes it a rather funny “API” to deal with.



31 October 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

So last weekend I installed PHP5 on my server, to finally be able to do some new stuff, and this, it seemed, created some trouble with my SEO scripts that used NUSOAP. What is the problem? Well it’s easy: PHP5 has a soapclient built in, and this causes trouble :).


Why PageRank says nothing about rankings

16 October 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

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Sometimes you’ll get clients who say “my PageRank is x, yet I don’t get any visitors from Google”?. Understandable, I think. If you were graded 6 out of 10, by the biggest search engine out there, it’s only fair to expect some traffic, or isn’t it?

Category: Technical SEO

Which links hurt and which don’t?

2 October 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

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Links are very important for your site, even when you’re not looking at a site like an SEO would. One of the hot topics among SEO’s is whether links can hurt you as well. I’ve collected some recent threads at forums and some answers from the guys who are “in the know”, like Adam Lasnik »

Category: Technical SEO

Getting Google’s last visit date from the Google API

22 September 2006 by Joost de Valk »

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When Vanessa Fox over at the Webmaster Central Blog said they would update the “retrieved on” date even when a page hadn’t changed, it suddenly became very cool info. This means you can see when a URL was last spidered, even if you don’t have a Sitemaps account for the domain. This triggered me to »

Category: Technical SEO
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Why pay for web design?

7 August 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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The intention of most people who decide to create a new website is to create a steady source of income for themselves. So some people may wonder why they should spend some of their budget on paying someone else to design and create their websites. The truth is that there are many reasons why having »

Category: User eXperience (UX)