Optimize your shopping cart in 5 steps

A friend of mine was adding a shopping cart to his site, and wanted some advice on how to optimize his shopping cart. I thought: why not give the advice I gave to him to all my readers as well? So here we go, a complete article on shopping cart SEO. Step 1.: Make sure…

How to get Google to crawl your site faster

Yet another question out of my referrers to answer: “how can i get google to crawl my site faster“. There are two possible reasons why Google is slow in spidering your site. The first might seem obvious: if Google doesn’t find enough (quality) links pointing to your site, it doesn’t think your site is very…

Why I blog

Yet another blog meme has been going on all over the web, and I was guessing it was going to be my turn sometimes in the near future. Steven Bradley (aka vangogh) tagged me this time. You might remember the previous “5 things you don’t know about me” blog meme, this is sort of the…

Domain-info works again

I got some e-mails and even a phone call that my domain-info tool wasn’t working properly. The reason was that the link: command in the Live search API seems to have been disabled, and my code threw out the complete SOAP error… I’ve removed that. For now MSN inlinks will return no results, I’ll probably…

How to prevent Google from indexing script output

If you have some scripts on your site like, for instance, my domain-info script, you often use GET parameters so people can link to them or bookmark them. This has a lot of benefits, but it creates a problem as well. Search engines will index this output, causing your server to use cycles for something…

How to remove www from your URL with mod_rewrite

I got a hit today for the following search query: how do you get rid of the www in url. As you can see that hits on my article about removing PHPSESSID’s, which isn’t quite what the person was looking for I guess. Here’s the code to 301 redirect the www version of your site…

Why Google doesn’t like frames in your sites

I’m currently working on a site for a client who has a site which uses frames, and he asked me why Google always linked to the “wrong” page. He did not build this site himself of course, and hasn’t got much of a clue as to how HTML works, let alone search engines. He asked…

SEOdays was great, even though Google fucked up

Ok, so a lot of people asked me what I thought of SEOdays, since they don’t speak Dutch and thus can’t  read my posts on the Onetomarket blog. The headline says it all, I’ve met some very cool people, of course Jennifer Slegg and David Naylor, but also Jason Duke and Johan Terpstra, a Dutch…