Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 64


Conditional WordPress widgets with rich editable text

9 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

For the “About Joost” widget shown on the homepage of this site, I created a new widget. It has two great features: it shows just on the homepage, and the content and title are drawn from a page, so that I can edit it as a normal page with the richtext editor in the backend […]

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Google: keyword density should NOT be this important

8 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

I’m talking about the Dutch SERPs at the moment. Google has been getting better and better at recognizing synonyms, plurals and singles etc in Dutch, and a few other European languages too. This caused a problem though, because suddenly, all our “startpagina’s”, pages full of links on a particular subject, had their keyword density doubled »

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WordPress 2.3 makes creating dupe content even easier!

8 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

WordPress 2.3 has tags built in, as it was one of the most requested features by users. The default kubrick theme and a lot of others now have a link underneath each post to the category the post was placed in and the tags appointed to the post. Like this: Combine that with WordPress’s default »

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PageRank dropped??

5 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 25 Comments

Although I don’t see a PageRank update going on, somehow, the PageRank on my frontpage suddenly dropped to 5… Seems they’re dropping PageRank on linksellers, JasonD was hit as well…

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Feeds in the search results?

3 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

There was some discussion on one of the biggest Dutch online marketing sites as to whether RSS feeds were any good for your SEO. I gave a quite lengthy reaction to that in Dutch which I wanted to share with all of you as well. My opinion is that the fact that feeds are showing »

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Yahoo’s Search Assist and tracking keywords

2 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Dave’s post pointed me at the new look for Yahoo!, and Greg did some coverage on SEL. The coolest thing in there is Yahoo Search Assist, which Danny explains at length in this somewhat older post. It works amazingly cool and it might even make me consider Yahoo! a bit more often. Sean Hardaker raises »

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Two nice bookmarklets

1 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Seth had a nice bookmarklet in a post today, it shows all links on a page. I altered it a bit to make the links clickable, and it works quite nice. So here’s a bookmarklet: I immediately made another one as well which shows all the meta’s on a page:

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Are search engines using link-data over time?

30 September 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Every once in a while, you encounter pages in search results that haven’t changed for quite a while. When reading Aaron’s post about major ranking changes in Yahoo! I started doing one of my favorite queries: the one for CSS3 (screenshot). I noticed two strange things: first of all, result #1 and #3 are from »

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Upgrade your WordPress!!

25 September 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

WordPress 2.3 “Dexter” has been released, and it’s cool, so upgrade NOW. If you’ve upgraded ad you use my Robots Meta plugin, you’ll see two new functions: “Enforce a trailing slash on all category and tag URL’s” and “noindex the comment RSS feeds”. Especially the second one is a reason to upgrade, as it allows »

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How to check your image search stats and keywords

20 September 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

A few people have been asking how to check their image search stats and which keywords were used, after they’ve applied my Google Analytics image search “hack” or when they’re using the Google Analytics WordPress plugin. So, instead of typing this in each email, here’s a small howto. Go to Google Analytics Traffic Sources -> Search »

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