Magento SEO

I’ve been working with Joachim Houtman on creating a guide to Magento SEO, much like my definitive guide to WordPress SEO. In the process we’ve created two modules for Magento, and an optimized blank theme! Expect more from us on the Magento SEO front, as we develop more experience in the area together! For now:…

Winner of the SunPress competition!

Finally, we’re pleased to announce the winner of our SunPress competition. We had a bounty of entries and after much debating we asked two of the entrants to go back and make their plug-ins a finished article. Our final winner is David Fiske, who developed SunPress Exchange – a very clever plug-in to take sunshine’s…

Coverage of SES Amsterdam

I’ll try to list all the coverage of SES Amsterdam I’ve found online, please leave a link in the comments if I’ve missed one. Most of them are in Dutch, the first four are in English: Live coverage SES Amsterdam – SearchCowboys SES Amsterdam: The Changing Face of Search – SearchCowboys SES Amsterdam – Google…

SES Amsterdam

Today’s the conference day of SES Amsterdam, the Dutch version of the internationally renowned series of search conferences. I’ve been actively involved in getting SES Amsterdam to happen, and have been the programming director, arranging speakers etc., so today is an exciting day! Chaired by Henk van Ess, featuring speakers like Kevin Ryan and Anne…

rel=canonical – Canonical URL links

Matt Cutts has just announced a new tag at SMX West Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have just announced a new link element, henceforth to be known as rel=canonical, which we can use to tell the search engines which URL it should have for the current page. This is probably best explained with an example, so…

New SEO reports for Google Analytics

In this article I’ll use the SEO filter, made by Andé Scholten, to make some new interesting SEO reports in Google Analytics. I realized that the data, provided by the filter, had given me some new opportunities. It wasn’t possible in Google Analytics to get good SEO related reports. The reports I did get were…

SEMMY Finalist!

I told you I’d been nominated for a SEMMY a while back, well, I’ve made it to the finals in the Blogs & Blogging category with my WordPress SEO article! I’m very honored! So you can help me now: please go vote here, I’ll be very grateful!

WordPress SEO Video

Note: this video is rather old. While a lot of what I cover is still true, I have since released a WordPress SEO plugin and a Video SEO plugin that you might want to check out. I spoke at A4UExpo London last year and will be speaking at the upcoming A4UExpo Amsterdam. One of the…

Nominated for a SEMMY (or two)!

It’s always great when people recognize the value of the content you work hard to produce. Whether that is by email, donation or otherwise. To be nominated for a SEMMY is more than great though, it’s insanely cool! From their about page: “The SEMMYS are an annual awards event honoring the great content produced across…

Track SEO rankings with Google Analytics

Some months ago I created a Google Analytics filter that enables you to track your Google rankings. On my own Google Analytics blog I blogged about it and saw there was more interest in it then usual. Joost walked by and offered me to do a guest post on this subject. So here he goes:…