Meta Keywords: why I don’t use them

There is one question about SEO which seems to be coming up in our Website Reviews time and time again, so let me answer it now and be done with it. Meta Keywords are useless. No search engine uses them for any real rankings. That is why by default, there is no meta keywords input…

Archive SEO: archive by topic, not by date

It seems I run into a (WordPress) blog every day that has a full date archive. You’ll know what I mean, a list of links, with one link for every month in the last 3, 4, X years that they published a post in. My buddy Avinash has one (sorry Avinash for using you as…

GeoSurf Review – I love it.

This is a sponsored review. GeoSurf is one of those products that promises to do something and then does it so well that it surprises you. Fast, reliably and easy – and I wish I’d never worked without it. As I live and work in the Netherlands but have a fair bit of US clients,…

Power User Tip: Custom Post Type Feeds & Google

Not many people realize the power that WordPress gives them by making feeds for everything on the site. If you register a custom post type it gets a feed by default, so for my new WordPress Plugin Review section, which is built on a custom post type for plugin reviews, there’s a custom feed here:…

How Facebook likes help prevent duplicate content

Duplicate content is one of the biggest issues in SEO. I wrote an article about common causes and solutions of duplicate content recently and it was quite well received, which helped me to understand that lots of people still suffer from it. One of the issues I’ve always found with explaining the issue to site…

Meta Description for Search & Social

Auto-generate your way to SEO success? Meta descriptions elements have many uses and can be constructed in several ways. A good meta description entices the user to click, both by the fact that it contains enticing, well readable text and by the fact that it contains the sought for keywords, as that get’s bolded in…

Link Building 101

Most people understand by now that links have a very real influence on rankings in search engines. How it works and in which ways a link can influence your ranking is often unclear though, resulting in many myths. This link building 101 tries to explain the basics of link building and to refute some of…

Intelligent Site Structure for better SEO

Search engines are still one of the most important traffic drivers to sites these days, which is why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is incredibly important. While SEO is often thought to be just a set of some technical tricks – and as a professional SEO, I confess to spending a lot of time with clients…

HTML Sitemap for WordPress

An HTML sitemap (as opposed to an XML sitemap) is often mentioned as being useful for SEO. They certainly are if you use them wisely (and especially Bing seems to like them at times), but I like them even more for the fact that users like them a lot. There’s plenty of plugins out there…

Video: Making sure your content is found

So as you might now, I was in Sofia in October 2010 for WordCamp Bulgaria, last week the presentation I gave there was put on WordPress.tv, so now all of you can enjoy it. It covers SEO and how being remarkable is important for proper SEO. The presentation is titled: Making sure your content is…