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Video SEO and WordPress

16 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

Update: if you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in our premium Video SEO plugin for WordPress! I’ve been testing a lot with video SEO lately, and I’ll be doing a whole lot more of that testing, as video SEO seems to be a nice area to play in. Now I noticed my buddy Mark »

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W3C Validation: why you should care, and why not

13 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 54 Comments

Every once in a while I get an email about W3C validation. The people emailing me either point me at the fact that my own site doesn’t validate correctly (thank Facebook for most of that), or they ask me whether I think W3C Validation is important. Most of them ask even more specifically: whether I »

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Optimizing for Rich “Jump To” Snippets

1 March 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 46 Comments

Back in September last year Google announced a new form of rich snippets: those with jump to links in them. They themselves used the example for this trans fat search result: Now I hadn’t paid too much attention to this new feature until we started testing a new search traffic monitoring tool we’ve built at »

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Google & Microformats: Drive More Traffic

18 February 2010 by Frederick Townes » - 78 Comments


ThinkVisibility

27 August 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

In about 2 weeks (on september 12th) I’ll be keynoting the ThinkVisibility conference in Leeds, talking about WordPress, blogging, SEO, online marketing and more. If you’re in the area, or even if you’re not, ThinkVisibility looks like an awesome conference, with speakers and panelists like Judith Lewis, Patrick Altoft, Chris Garrett, to name but a »

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CSS Image Replacement, what’s up Matt?

25 June 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 52 Comments

So I’m a big fan of CSS image replacement, for several reasons, most importantly because it allows for a semantically correct page while having some text replaced with images, but also because I love sprites and I love using them well. I’ve also always been in favor of the use of CSS Image Replacement for »

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What are “custom taxonomies”?

8 June 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 32 Comments

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 »

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SEOBook SEO Toolbar

26 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 34 Comments

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 »

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Postbox, an interview with Sherman Dickman

26 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

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 »

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An interview with Matthew Wood of A4UExpo

24 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

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 »

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