The DMOZ mob strikes again…

This weekend I was reading about Shoemoney being extorted by a DMOZ editor. I thought: heck, I’m a DMOZ editor, I don’t want to be associated with stuff like that, let’s see if I can do anything to help. So I posted something like that in the commentthread to the above post, and I added…

WikiPedia breaking the SERPs

I can’t help but agree with Michael Gray on WikiPedia if I see stuff like this: http://www.google.nl/search?q=merchandising&pws=0&hl=nl. That’s 5 results out of 10 for Wikipedia… Come on Google, fix it!

noindex,follow your WordPress search result pages

The webmaster guidelines advise you to prevent your search result pages from being indexed, WordPress doesn’t do that by default (yet), so I’ve written a small noindex-search plugin which takes care of that by adding a meta robots noindex,follow tag to search result pages.

Spock: Another Search Engine Reputation Management Resource

I’ve been looking at Spock for a while now, and now that it’s in public beta, I can finally say what I think this is good for: (Personal) Search Engine Reputation Management! Just check out the search results for “Joost de Valk” and for “Onetomarket“. My guess is the search pages will rank better for…

JasonD on DaveN vs Jason Calacanis

JasonD pinged me this afternoon if I wanted to test something on a new site of his, WidgetLogic, which isn’t completely ready yet. The reason I wanted to let you people know was this vid. Go see for yourself, it’s about DaveN and his discussion with the Paris Hilton of our industry, Jason Calacanis, here.…

Busting some SEO myths

Short note: A fellow Dutch SEO, Wiep, has done a nice post busting some SEO myths, worth checking out! The results: Google indexes a website if you add a Google Analytics code. Busted! Google indexes a website if you use Google AdWords. Busted! Google indexes a website if you add Google AdSense. Busted! Google indexes…

The trouble with 301 redirects and backlinks

On the SERoundtable the question is raised whether you can check if a site 301 redirects to your website, referring to a thread on the SEW forums and an article by Aaron Wall. That seems quite simple to me, as most of the times you’ll see clicks coming in from sites on which your own…

WordPress version detection

Sometimes you’re browsing around and wondering whether a blog is a WordPress or not (at least I am)… So I created a small script that detects that, and show the version of the WordPress as well. A useful tool for all you blackhats out there too perhaps? Go grab the Show WordPress version Greasemonkey script!…

Why you should not use XML Sitemaps

Update: This article is published in 2007. Nowadays XML sitemaps have found there way into our WordPress SEO plugin and we do recommend using them for any (larger) site. First of all: I do want you to use Google Webmaster Tools. It’s an incredible useful toolbox, so please, please use it. If you’re not using it…