Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 64

Sorry about that: back to full feeds…

14 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

I somehow changed my feeds to crippled ones, which I hate when others do it, but since I rarely read my own feed, I never noticed… So dear readers: sorry about that, you’ll now get full feeds again!

Category: Announcements

What’s the PageRank of your wp-admin dir?

14 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

Sometimes you’ve got these moments when you’re working on something, and you think “d0h”. I logged into the admin pages, to find that the /wp-admin/ page had become a PR6… So I decided to update my robots-meta plugin and add the possibility to nofollow the login/logout and admin/registration links, to prevent this from happening »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress

Update your robots-meta plugin!

13 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

You can now use the robots meta plugin to verify with Google Webmaster Tools and Yahoo! SiteExplorer as well, a great suggestion by Roy, I fixed some bugs next to that, so I’d advise you to upgrade! Note: make sure to deactivate and then activate the plugin. There’s a function that’s triggered on activation that »

Category: WordPress

Definite guide to robots meta tags

12 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

I’ve created a big page with almost everything you need to know about robots meta tags! You can use my meta robots plugin to add these tags to your WordPress pages.

Category: Technical SEO

The ultimate guide to the meta robots tag

12 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments


WordPress: Noindex specific posts and pages!

11 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

The single most requested feature for my robots meta plugin was to have the ability to add noindex tags to specific posts and pages from within the write post and write page admin screens. I’ve now fixed that, with the release of version 2.0 of this plugin! For those that have not updated since 1.4: »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress

Google doesn’t get it?

10 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Looking in my Google Webmaster Tools in the “Unreachable URL’s” section, I found this (click to see bigger one): So let me get this straight, they couldn’t reach the page, because it gave a normal HTTP 200 Success code? Seems like a bug to me…

Category: Technical SEO

John Chow vs Shoemoney: John is in the lead!

9 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

John Chow and Shoemoney are holding a competition between themselves for who can get the most RSS subscribers in a month time. I’ve created a graph of their progress since the start of the competition using the FeedBurner API, this image will update itself during the competition: Help John Chow beat Shoemoney in their little »

Category: Analytics

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 »

Category: WordPress

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 »

Category: Technical SEO