SEO Ranking Data: Tracking Passively and Actively

SEO Ranking Data: Tracking Passively and Actively

People ask me at times whether I talk about SEO ranking data with my clients and/or monitor it for them. In almost all cases I do monitor it, in some cases, we talk about them, in a lot of cases we don’t, as it’s just not that reliable of a metric. On the other hand, with…

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Last sunday evening I started taking questions on my Facebook page, and I promised to answer them in a blog post here, so here we go: If I have just made changes to my WP site, does it help to toggle the cache plugin? Absolutely. My SEO plugin force refreshes the cache because otherwise people…

Lowering the Price for Site Analyses

Lowering the Price for Site Analyses

I’ve made a pretty drastic change this morning in a manner that I normally do not do. I usually only raise my rates and never lower them. However, I’ve significantly lowered the rates of my website review this morning, going from €750 to €495. Why I made this change? Simple: I wanted the site analysis,…

Google & Privacy…

Google & Privacy…

Google announced some changes today, in that they’ll enable SSL for all logged in users because of “privacy concerns”. I think that reason is bull, and wrote a guest post about it on SEObook.

(Collaboratively) Translating Yoast Plugins

(Collaboratively) Translating Yoast Plugins

I’ve been bugged for over 2 years now by people who wanted me to make it possible to translate my plugins into their language. Only a few of my plugins so far have had proper internationalization options, mostly due to me being lazy busy with other stuff. This is now changing, rapidly, though! Last friday…

rel=”next” & rel=”prev” for paginated archives

rel=”next” & rel=”prev” for paginated archives

Google is once again showing why standards compliant building might be very beneficial for SEO. They have started to use rel=”next” and rel=”prev”, both part of HTML4 and HTML5, to recognize archives and paged articles. Just yesterday I was having a discussion with Nathan Rice, on of the developers of Genesis over how one should deal…

Reviews, Testimonials and Surveys!

Reviews, Testimonials and Surveys!

This is a quick post to let you know thatI’ve started doing plugin reviews again, starting with Gravity Forms and I’ve also started with reviews of WordPress themes, starting with a review of Genesis. I’ll be reviewing themes regularly, but only if they work with my WordPress SEO plugin, to avoid confusion. Today is also…

WordPress SEO Theme Compatibility Survey

WordPress SEO Theme Compatibility Survey

Quite often now, I get the question which themes work well with my WordPress SEO plugin. The honest answer is that I know only a few by heart because I haven’t tried them all. Now I know I have a quite active user base for my WordPress SEO plugin and therefor, I’ve decided to try…

Discuss: The Page Title in WordPress Themes

Discuss: The Page Title in WordPress Themes

WordPress is a content management system. It allows the user to create and edit types of content, be them post, pages or custom post types and classify them with taxonomies, categories, tags or custom taxonomies. Almost every bit of content a WordPress site outputs is easy to control by the maintainer of that WordPress site.…