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16 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 356 Comments

DefGuide_WP_SEO_x2

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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Sociable 2.6.4 some bugfixes and Blogosphere news!

14 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

I just updated Sociable to include Blogosphere News, and fixed some the issues causing the plugin to spew out invalid HTML. I really think Blogosphere News could become a cool resource, so I ask of you to have a look at it :). Now go download Sociable and enjoy!

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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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Enjoying SMX München

9 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

I’m enjoying SMX with my colleagues Evert, Nina and Roy. The presentations went well, and the off-conference part was great too. Refined Labs, Thomas Bindl’s outfit, threw a great party yesterday evening, while launching their new bid management tool Refined Ads, which looked pretty damn good!

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In Munich for SMX: jetzt geht’s loss!

8 April 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

We had a very fun time last night with my good buddy Marcus and his friends. We had the pleasure of meeting people like FridayNite, Sistrix, Jojo, Ron, inHouse SEO, Jens and four people of the German search quality team.

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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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Cool new Rank Checker by SEObook

31 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

Aaron just pinged me that he has this great new Rank Checker available on SEOBook. I haven’t tested it yet, but since it’s Aaron’s, it should be good anyway! Check out the video:

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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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PageRank sculpting: my view

12 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

Dave did a good post about nofollow sculpting, and he got a very good quote from Matt Cutts: Nofollowing your internals can affect your ranking in Google, but it’s a 2nd order effect. My analogy is: suppose you’ve got $100. Would you rather work on getting $300, or would you spend your time planning how »

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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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