Technical SEO archives

Conference Agenda 1st quarter 2008

10 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

It’s only the second week of january, but already my agenda is filling up. I’ve got a couple of conferences planned: First off: RIMC 2008, I’ll be speaking there together with Hubert Diemel from Wegener, not too big of a conference, but it should be good fun and quality presentations with speakers like my friends »

Category: Technical SEO

Make the scrapers work for you!

10 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 130 Comments

Some of you had already noticed that I’ve added a link back to my blog in the footer of articles in my RSS feed, like this: I didn’t do that because I thought you guys couldn’t find my blog. It was actually a plugin requested by Shoemoney, who wanted to make the scrapers work for »

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress
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Book Review: osCommerce Webmaster’s guide to Selling Online

9 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Disclaimer: I got a review copy from this book from the publisher, Packt Publishing, with the request of doing a review. I’m still free to say whatever I think of the book. This book is meant for people who already have an osCommerce installation, or don’t need help setting one up, as this book doesn’t »

Categories: Technical SEO, Usability & Conversion

Wikia Search: Crap

7 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

Dave asked what people think of Wikia Search, and I can’t say anything else but: crap. The results are crap, and what’s worse, you can’t track anything from it.

Category: Technical SEO

Technorati Authority Booster

1 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 23 Comments

I was reading a post on Sebastian’s Pamphlets about increasing your Technorati Authority, which was based on an another blog post.

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More Sitelinks!

18 December 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

A friend emailed me this morning, saying he saw a lot more site links reported in Google Webmaster Tools for sites that had not before had site links. When I went to check I saw a lot of my sites, amongst which this one, showing site links too. I can’t get them to show up »

Category: Technical SEO

Link Value Factors

10 December 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Wiep has done some great SEOmoz style link value survey: Link Value Factors. Among those surveyed: Aaron Wall, Eric Ward, Debra Mastaler, Jim Boykin and my Dutch friends Peter van der Graaf, Martijn Anschutz, Andre Scholten, and ow yeah, me, of course ;)

Category: Technical SEO

Personalized search disabling not working?

7 December 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

I always use my own plugin to disable personalized search when searching Google, both in Dutch and in English. Now I was doing one of my fvorite queries: [webdesign nijmegen], and I found my site for AlthA at #1, so I showed it to a friend, and he saw another site at #1, and mine »

Category: Technical SEO

More SEO Blog tips

26 November 2007 by Joost de Valk »

Aaron & Giovanna have a nice write-up about SEO tips for your blog today, which is a whole lot broader then my WordPress SEO guide: The blogger’s guide to SEO. Check it out! (And while you’re at it, digg it!)

Categories: Technical SEO, WordPress

Live Search’s link command work again and they’re awesome!

24 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

It’s been 12 days since Barry reported at SERoundtable that Live Search’s link commands were back online, the only thing you have to do is add a + in front of them. Since they’re still working I decided to play around with them a bit. Quite a few nice things came up, so keep reading!

Category: Technical SEO