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Nofollow outbound links on your homepage and category pages

23 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

As you might have seen, I have now nofollowed all outbound links on my homepage and category pages. On the single pages for posts, these links are not nofollowed, unless I nofollowed them on purpose. I decided to do this after some discussion with a couple of guys (for who’s interested: Roy, Martijn and Dave), »

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I requested reconsideration, and got my PageRank back!

19 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 41 Comments

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 »

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Conference schedule

18 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

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 »

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From RSS? WordPress plugin updated!

17 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

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 »

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Intelligent site structure for better SEO

17 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

I wrote an article for dev.opera.com titled intelligent site structure for better SEO. Go check it out!

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

14 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

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 »

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Definite guide to robots meta tags

12 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

I’ve created a big page with almost everything you need to know about robots meta tags! You can use my meta robots plugin to add these tags to your WordPress pages.

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The ultimate guide to the meta robots tag

12 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

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WordPress: Noindex specific posts and pages!

11 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

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: »

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Google doesn’t get it?

10 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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…

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