I requested reconsideration, and got my PageRank back!

This blog got penalized with a -1 PR penalty for “selling links”. Now I did have some paid links on this blog in the past, when I was newer and less visible to the search world, and less “wise”. I’m not against buying or selling links, but doing it on your own blog, when you’re…

Conference schedule

I’ll be speaking at two conferences next week and the week after, and I’m really looking forward to both! The first one is A4UExpo in London next week, where I’ll be on an Extreme SEO Q&A panel. I’m on that panel together with Marcus Tandler, aka Mediadonis, Jason Duke, aka JasonD from StrangeLogic and Dixon…

From RSS? WordPress plugin updated!

I added in two features: The plugin now automatically tags links within posts to posts and pages within your blog as well, so clicks to these pages will still make you recognize them as RSS subscribers. The plugin is now way stricter in giving someone a cookie. A visitor only get’s an RSS subscriber cookie…

What’s the PageRank of your wp-admin dir?

Sometimes you’ve got these moments when you’re working on something, and you think “d0h”. I logged into the css3.info admin pages, to find that the /wp-admin/ page had become a PR6… So I decided to update my robots-meta plugin and add the possibility to nofollow the login/logout and admin/registration links, to prevent this from happening…

WordPress: Noindex specific posts and pages!

The single most requested feature for my robots meta plugin was to have the ability to add noindex tags to specific posts and pages from within the write post and write page admin screens. I’ve now fixed that, with the release of version 2.0 of this plugin! For those that have not updated since 1.4:…

Google doesn’t get it?

Looking in my Google Webmaster Tools in the “Unreachable URL’s” section, I found this (click to see bigger one): So let me get this straight, they couldn’t reach the page, because it gave a normal HTTP 200 Success code? Seems like a bug to me…

Google: keyword density should NOT be this important

I’m talking about the Dutch SERPs at the moment. Google has been getting better and better at recognizing synonyms, plurals and singles etc in Dutch, and a few other European languages too. This caused a problem though, because suddenly, all our “startpagina’s”, pages full of links on a particular subject, had their keyword density doubled…

WordPress 2.3 makes creating dupe content even easier!

WordPress 2.3 has tags built in, as it was one of the most requested features by users. The default kubrick theme and a lot of others now have a link underneath each post to the category the post was placed in and the tags appointed to the post. Like this: Combine that with WordPress’s default…