Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 52


Live Search’s link command work again and they’re awesome!

24 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

It’s been 12 days since Barry reported at SERoundtable that Live Search’s link commands were back online, the only thing you have to do is add a + in front of them. Since they’re still working I decided to play around with them a bit. Quite a few nice things came up, so keep reading!

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WordPress SEO – The beginner’s guide

23 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 120 Comments

Increase search engine traffic to your WordPress blog with one night’s work! Imagine having the search engine traffic to your blog increased by tens of percentages, or perhaps even doubling it, by just a few hours work. With putting just a bit of SEO effort into your WordPress you can increase your search engine traffic, »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Blog Metrics in WordPress

19 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

Avinash Kaushik has done an excellent post about blog metrics today, most of the stats he showed off, like unique visitors, pageviews, subscribers, etc. are ones I’ve been using for quite a while. There were two new “metrics” that I hadn’t used as much up till now, raw author contribution and conversation rate. Of course »

Categories: Analytics, WordPress
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Updated my Google Analytics plugin to track AdSense clicks

17 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

Iwan Uswak from the Data Mining Blog requested that I added Aaron’s AdSense Google Analytics tracking to my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin. I emailed Aaron to ask if he had any objections to me doing that, and as expected his answer was “of course not.”. So I’ve just updated my plugin to version 2.0, »

Categories: Analytics, WordPress
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Google Analytics’ find function

7 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

If you use my Google Analytics WordPress plugin, or just use another javascript to add extra search engines and refine the way Analytics tracks your search referrers, you can’t see the figures for for instance Google’s organic search as a whole anymore.

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Kevin Ryan & Jeff Ferguson of Napster

26 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

Jeff is quite an interesting guy, he worked as an SEO and later worked as online marketing manager for Hilton before becoming the director of online marketing for Napster. He talked a bit about how it was to set up the online marketing strategy for Hilton, including an affiliate program, it turns out he had »

Category: Usability & Conversion
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Semantic HTML and SEO

26 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

Just wanted to let you girls and guys know, an article I wrote for dev.opera.com got released today: Semantic HTML and Search Engine Optimization.

Category: Technical SEO

Know your customer!

26 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

The next session for today is by Tony Pybuss and a bit of talk by Jason Duke who are talking about knowing your customer’s values, and how you can use that info in search and conversion optimization. Tony is teaching marketing here, and it’s great, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs comes around, funny because I’ve been »

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Extreme SEO Q&A

26 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

So yesterday I was on the panel for the last session of the day: an Extreme SEO Q&A, moderated by Ciaran Norris, and on that panel with me were Dixon Jones, Marcus Tandler and Jason Duke. We had a lot of fun, and loads of good questions came up. Some of the topics we touched »

Category: Technical SEO
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Conversion Rate Experts!

25 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

I’m now in the session of my good friends Karl and Ben from Conversion-Rate-Experts, whom I met beginning of this year at Dave‘s SEOdays. They talk about multivariate testing, and I have seen the presentation before, but these guys are still amazing! I was talking to Ben earlier and he said “we have actually never »

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