Technical SEO archives

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 »

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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.

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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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I need your votes!

29 December 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 27 Comments

So, my dear, dear readers, my Robots Meta plugin has been nominated as “Best SEO plugin for WordPress” in the Search Engine Journal Search Blog Awards 2007. And to win that competition, I will need your votes!!! To do so, I will start a “mini” competition of my own: from everybody who tracks back to »

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My 2007 business highlights

28 December 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

I was tagged by Eduard Blacquière, to write a post about my business highlights for the last year. I’ll use a broad angle, talking about my work at Onetomarket, my blogs joostdevalk.nl and css3.info, and my web design company AlthA, as all are somehow interlinked.

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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

SEO Link Analysis Firefox Extension

11 December 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 124 Comments

Remember that Greasemonkey script that I recently updated? Well, maybe you should just forget about that… I’d been working on a version of that script which works on Yahoo Site Explorer and MS Webmaster portal too, and now I’ve gone even one step further: I’ve bundled the three of them, and turned them into a »

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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 ;)

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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 »

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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!)

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