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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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User stylesheets to show nofollows

5 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

I’ve recently switched back to Safari as my main browser because good ol’ Firefox kept crashing on me, and I must say that it’s been a smooth experience so far. Safari is a great browser, of course, and 3.1 is very fast as well. One of the things I like to see for every site »

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PageRank sculpting – Siloing and more

22 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 81 Comments

PR sculpting seems to be “all the rage” at the moment. Tracking the conversation back seems to get me to an article by Dan Thies of september 4th last year, pointing back to an interview with Matt on SEOmoz. It’s been a whole load of buzz lately, coming up at SES again a few times »

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Custom WordPress database error pages

10 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

WordPress 2.3.2 introduced a nice new feature which has been on my todo list for quite a while, and I’ve now finally gotten around to: the possibility to create a custom database error page. The idea is simple, you upload a file called db-error.php to your wp-content directory, and that file will be shown when »

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A Dutch discussion on paid links

6 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 46 Comments

Here in the Netherlands we have this long history of having so called startpagina’s. They’re basically collections of links to websites around a subject, with each subject having it’s own subdomain. They’re named after startpagina.nl, the first, biggest and probably best of it’s kind, and there are many, many, many, many clones. These pages were »

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Google subdomain & 302 spam

6 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

Dave pointed out last week that 302 spam is far from gone. Wiep pointed me at another form of spam that’s far from gone, combined with 302 spam. If you search for “hypotheekoffers” and flip to page 2, you’ll see a whole lot of subdomain spam. These subdomains 302 redirect to one domain, resulting in »

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SEO for Newspapers

22 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 50 Comments

photo credit: Martini Captures In preparing for our first meeting with our new client het Financieele Dagblad today Ramon showed me a few articles he’d found on Newspaper SEO, and while reading through them I thought: kind of ok, but not completely there yet. So I present you with my ideas on Newspaper SEO, based »

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Putting nofollow back on links in comments

20 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 38 Comments

This blog has been a dofollow blog for quite a while, and I actually believe in the “fight spam, not comments” theory. However, the amount of spam I’m receiving this month, disguised as actual comments, is killing too much of my precious time. And since I think you’d all be better served when I have »

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Move WordPress to a new domain in 10 easy steps!

14 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 123 Comments

A friend recently asked me how to move his blog, which is on /blog/ on his domain, to a new domain on its own. The steps to move WordPress are easy, but have to be taken in the right order to make sure you’re not annoying your users and the search engines. I know a »

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