What are “custom taxonomies”?

WordPress, with version 2.3, introduced the concept of Tags. As described by Wikipedia, a tag is “a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information”. This meant WordPress had a hierarchical way of classifying information (categories), and a non hierarchical way of classifying information. As far back as in 2006, people were discussing…

SEOBook SEO Toolbar

A while ago Aaron released his SEO Toolbar for Firefox, and while I’ve been using it I’ve never actually shown it here on my blog, even though it’s become one of my default SEO tools. As this toolbar comes with a slew of features that are probably best described by just showing them, I’ve made…

Postbox, an interview with Sherman Dickman

A short while ago I moved over to a new email program called Postbox, and I’ve been absolutely loving it for it’s labelling, archive and search functions. One of the people involved with Postbox is Sherman Dickman, whom I knew from when he was still the Product Manager at Mozilla, so I decided to interview…

An interview with Matthew Wood of A4UExpo

Next month Amsterdam will see the first A4UExpo Europe, the European counterpart of the highly succesfull A4UExpo conference series in London. I though it would be interesting for all of you to do an interview with Matthew Wood, the genius behind all of this. Hey Matthew, could you quickly introduce yourself and a4uexpo? Sure, I’ve…

Magento SEO

I’ve been working with Joachim Houtman on creating a guide to Magento SEO, much like my definitive guide to WordPress SEO. In the process we’ve created two modules for Magento, and an optimized blank theme! Expect more from us on the Magento SEO front, as we develop more experience in the area together! For now:…

Winner of the SunPress competition!

Finally, we’re pleased to announce the winner of our SunPress competition. We had a bounty of entries and after much debating we asked two of the entrants to go back and make their plug-ins a finished article. Our final winner is David Fiske, who developed SunPress Exchange – a very clever plug-in to take sunshine’s…

Coverage of SES Amsterdam

I’ll try to list all the coverage of SES Amsterdam I’ve found online, please leave a link in the comments if I’ve missed one. Most of them are in Dutch, the first four are in English: Live coverage SES Amsterdam – SearchCowboys SES Amsterdam: The Changing Face of Search – SearchCowboys SES Amsterdam – Google…

SES Amsterdam

Today’s the conference day of SES Amsterdam, the Dutch version of the internationally renowned series of search conferences. I’ve been actively involved in getting SES Amsterdam to happen, and have been the programming director, arranging speakers etc., so today is an exciting day! Chaired by Henk van Ess, featuring speakers like Kevin Ryan and Anne…

rel=canonical – Canonical URL links

Matt Cutts has just announced a new tag at SMX West Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have just announced a new link element, henceforth to be known as rel=canonical, which we can use to tell the search engines which URL it should have for the current page. This is probably best explained with an example, so…

New SEO reports for Google Analytics

In this article I’ll use the SEO filter, made by Andé Scholten, to make some new interesting SEO reports in Google Analytics. I realized that the data, provided by the filter, had given me some new opportunities. It wasn’t possible in Google Analytics to get good SEO related reports. The reports I did get were…