Technical SEO archives

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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Google: keyword density should NOT be this important

8 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

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 »

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WordPress 2.3 makes creating dupe content even easier!

8 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

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 »

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PageRank dropped??

5 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 25 Comments

Although I don’t see a PageRank update going on, somehow, the PageRank on my frontpage suddenly dropped to 5… Seems they’re dropping PageRank on linksellers, JasonD was hit as well…

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Feeds in the search results?

3 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

There was some discussion on one of the biggest Dutch online marketing sites as to whether RSS feeds were any good for your SEO. I gave a quite lengthy reaction to that in Dutch which I wanted to share with all of you as well. My opinion is that the fact that feeds are showing »

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Two nice bookmarklets

1 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Seth had a nice bookmarklet in a post today, it shows all links on a page. I altered it a bit to make the links clickable, and it works quite nice. So here’s a bookmarklet: I immediately made another one as well which shows all the meta’s on a page:

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Are search engines using link-data over time?

30 September 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Every once in a while, you encounter pages in search results that haven’t changed for quite a while. When reading Aaron’s post about major ranking changes in Yahoo! I started doing one of my favorite queries: the one for CSS3 (screenshot). I noticed two strange things: first of all, result #1 and #3 are from »

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How to check your image search stats and keywords

20 September 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

A few people have been asking how to check their image search stats and which keywords were used, after they’ve applied my Google Analytics image search “hack” or when they’re using the Google Analytics WordPress plugin. So, instead of typing this in each email, here’s a small howto. Go to Google Analytics Traffic Sources -> Search »

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Checking your outbound clicks in Google Analytics

20 September 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Using Content Drilldown to see your outbound clicks Since the release of my Google Analytics WordPress plugin I’ve had the question several times: where can I find my outbound clicks and download stats in Google Analytics? You do that by using the Content Drilldown function. You can find the content drilldown function as a submenu »

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