Rankings that make sense

We’ve written about rankings here before, for instance: how to track them with Google Analytics, part I and part II and even why they are worthless (the latter post by Eduard, who has, starting december 1st, joined us at OrangeValley!!), on top of that, I was using this rank tracker all the time! But today,…

Think Visibility II was a blast

Think Visibility by sk8geek So I’m starting to wake up from Think Visibility, after flying back yesterday to dive straight into a family party. I can honestly say it was very cool, my presentation went quite well I think, judging by the average of the reactions. Julian’s presentation after mine was very interesting as it…

Newspaper SEO at Think Visibility

Julian Sambles from the Telegraph is up on stage here talking about Newspaper SEO. I’ve had a bit of email conversation with Julian before when he wrote an article in the Telegraph about the Queen’s new website, and I know that he knows his stuff. Hearing him talk about how they’re optimizing the Telegraph, and…

ThinkVisibility

In about 2 weeks (on september 12th) I’ll be keynoting the ThinkVisibility conference in Leeds, talking about WordPress, blogging, SEO, online marketing and more. If you’re in the area, or even if you’re not, ThinkVisibility looks like an awesome conference, with speakers and panelists like Judith Lewis, Patrick Altoft, Chris Garrett, to name but a…

CSS Image Replacement, what’s up Matt?

So I’m a big fan of CSS image replacement, for several reasons, most importantly because it allows for a semantically correct page while having some text replaced with images, but also because I love sprites and I love using them well. I’ve also always been in favor of the use of CSS Image Replacement for…

What are “custom taxonomies”?

WordPress, with version 2.3, introduced the concept of Tags. As described by Wikipedia, a tag is “a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information”. This meant WordPress had a hierarchical way of classifying information (categories), and a non hierarchical way of classifying information. As far back as in 2006, people were discussing…

SEOBook SEO Toolbar

A while ago Aaron released his SEO Toolbar for Firefox, and while I’ve been using it I’ve never actually shown it here on my blog, even though it’s become one of my default SEO tools. As this toolbar comes with a slew of features that are probably best described by just showing them, I’ve made…

Postbox, an interview with Sherman Dickman

A short while ago I moved over to a new email program called Postbox, and I’ve been absolutely loving it for it’s labelling, archive and search functions. One of the people involved with Postbox is Sherman Dickman, whom I knew from when he was still the Product Manager at Mozilla, so I decided to interview…

An interview with Matthew Wood of A4UExpo

Next month Amsterdam will see the first A4UExpo Europe, the European counterpart of the highly succesfull A4UExpo conference series in London. I though it would be interesting for all of you to do an interview with Matthew Wood, the genius behind all of this. Hey Matthew, could you quickly introduce yourself and a4uexpo? Sure, I’ve…