Googling for microformats

Imagine, you can type in a query like “joost de valk class:vcard” and Google comes up with my contact page, because that has a vcard class in it’s markup, the main class of the hCard microformat. This was suggested today on the uf-discuss mailing list, a mailing list I’ve been lurking on for quite a…

Outbound links in english WikiPedia now nofollowed as well

A friendly admin of en.WikiPedia, whom I’ve been talking to on several occasions about spam on WikiPedia, has just informed that because of another big SEO contest, Jimbo Wales has ordered “nofollow” to be placed on all outbound links on en.WikiPedia. In my opinion, this is great news, as it will reduce the amount of…

Contextual links for sale

No, I’m not saying you can buy links on this blog, I’m talking about an exciting new project my friend Jeff Behrendt over at Aviva directory has launched together with V7N’s John Scott.

You can add your URL’s to DMOZ again!

DMOZ has now fully recovered from the enormous crash, as you can now suggest your own sites for the directory again! So feel free to go in there and add your URL’s :). Update: not completely recovered, you still can’t apply to become an editor.

36 high quality links for 1 dollar

If you have a high quality design on your site, getting a few good links just got easier. Spencer Akers built a tool called CSS Submit, which automatically submits your site to dozens of CSS galleries. If your design is decent, it WILL get in, and you will get some high quality links from it.

AdSense affiliate marketing

I guess we all expected it to be coming one day or the other, CPA AdSense, CPA meaning Cost per Action. SeekingAlpha reports they were invited to test this. When you look at it, this is affiliate marketing…

What I’ve learned in the SEM scholarship contest

Man I was cocky when I entered the scholarship contest. I though I’d beat everybody easily. The amounts of traffic that other articles were getting weren’t very impressive, I thought, and I was sure to be able to get much more traffic. After all, I knew from experience what a few blog posts and news…

Technorati Greasemonkey script

Want to see the Technorati rank and the number of inbound links for a page? I wrote a Greasemonkey script that shows you just that, it does that by opening the search page for the current URL on Technorati and finding those values on it. The first implementation I did used a script on my…

Wikipedia Link Nazi’s

Jaimie of SEO Egghead has a wonderful post on Wikipedia editor being link nazi’s, with a wonderful picture to illustrate just what he means with the term “nazi” as well. His experiences with the editorial team of Wikipedia: he wrote the article on link-bait and quoted Rand Fishkin, Matt Cutts, Aaron Wall, and linked to…