Technical SEO archives

Measuring SEO: why rankings are worthless

10 September 2008 by Eduard Blacquière » - 63 Comments

what does google do

While Joost is enjoying his well deserved honeymoon, he asked me to do a post as guest blogger. “As long as it’s anything about search”, he said. Alright, that’s not so hard :) I thought I’d dive into the discussion of search engine rankings and what the value is in SEO. To match the style »

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SEOktoberfest

24 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

Some of my readers are seasoned SEOs, others are not, some wear black hats, some, like myself, wear spotless white hats, but we all enjoy having a drink, don’t we? Well this October, you might be in for the drink of a lifetime.  Imagine being in Munich, during Oktoberfest, drinking alongside this conference’s speakers: Rsnake »

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Crawl Rate Tracker

20 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

My friend Patrick Altoft and I were talking about his crawl rate tracker plugin yesterday, discussing some possible new features. He mentioned that it didn’t work on 2.5, more specifically, that the install failed on 2.5. Luckily, Mezza had e-mailed him a fix, I tested it for him and it proved to work.  Next to »

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Meet Yoast!

9 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 68 Comments

yoast seo

Update: Curious how it all started? This is the launch post of yoast.com by Joost. One for the books ;-) After a couple of years on joostdevalk.nl, I’ve decided it was time to do a couple of things at the same time: redesign to a more professional look move to a .com domain and US »

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PageRank Sculpting with nofollow, the final words

4 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

Matt just did a huge post with updates to Google’s SEO documentation, and mentioned a new page about nofollow. This page features one block of content that is the final word on whether using nofollow for PageRank sculpting is “allowed” or not: Crawl prioritization: Search engine robots can’t sign in or register as a member »

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Nice noframes spam…

24 May 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

I told the people who attended my session at SES New York a while back that spam in the Netherlands was just as abundant as everywhere, just more stupid… Well this is a nice example of such ridiculous noframes spam, which ranks them #1 for some pretty competitive keywords, check out how their google cache »

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The difference between being on top of and ahead of your (SEO) game

9 May 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

Warning, this is more of a philosophical post then it is a “technical” one as you’re used to of me. It’s also late here, so my english might not be up to par either, but this post needed to be written now. So here we go. One of the things that keeps amazing me when »

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Traffic estimation with Google’s traffic estimator

4 May 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

I was reading Aaron’s excellent post on the value of a #1 ranking in Google, and decided to do a quick check on one of my most important keywords in the Google traffic estimator, vs. Google Analytics, and I was once again astonished by how incredibly bad the estimator data is when noone is bidding »

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WordPress SEO

16 April 2008 by Joost de Valk »

The ONLY tutorial you need to boost your search engine traffic by improving your WordPress SEO. Tips on WordPress SEO plugin usage, structuring your site and optimizing your theme!

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Blog Metrics 1.0

13 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

I finally found the time (while I should be doing other things) to upgrade my Blog Metrics plugin and release it for all of you to enjoy. It now shows the standard deviation on most metrics and comes with a widget!

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