Emailing your commenters

Emailing your commenters

I updated my Emergency WordPress access script today, because of some issues we’d discovered at OrangeValley and some bugs submitted by users. When I updated the post, I realized I should be emailing all the commenters, as some of them had had the same issue, and most of them would want the updated script. Quite…

Debugging your XML sitemap with an XSL Stylesheet

Debugging your XML sitemap with an XSL Stylesheet

When you’re developing XML sitemaps, no matter on what platform, it’s pretty hard to debug them sometimes to be proper XML. You have to validate all the time and you can’t do a quick “glance” over to see whether your sitemap has the URL’s you were expecting. As mentioned before I’m working on my WordPress…

BlueGlass: When great minds come together…

BlueGlass: When great minds come together…

I don’t usually post too much on the ins and outs of the SEO industry. I’m in it I guess, but there are other blogs way more geared to report on that. However, for this merger that just happened, I’ll make an exception. I’m talking about a new company called BlueGlass. The reason this interests…

SEOktoberfest 2010: looking forward to it!

SEOktoberfest 2010: looking forward to it!

Marcus just posted the trailer to SEOktoberfest 2010, and it’s going to be another awesome edition of this epic conference / party / network event. I wasn’t there last year (my daughter was about to be born, seems a valid excuse) but I’ll definitely be there this year! You’ve seen it scroll by if you…

Video SEO: A technical guide

Video SEO: A technical guide

Update 19-9-2012: I’ve released my own Video SEO plugin for WordPress. Check it out! As mentioned in a previous post, recently I have started playing with Video SEO, and found it to be a part of SEO I quite like. It’s a very technical trade so far, so apologies for all the code in the…

Video SEO and WordPress

Video SEO and WordPress

Update: if you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in our premium Video SEO plugin for WordPress! I’ve been testing a lot with video SEO lately, and I’ll be doing a whole lot more of that testing, as video SEO seems to be a nice area to play in. Now I noticed my buddy Mark…

W3C Validation: why you should care, and why not

W3C Validation: why you should care, and why not

Every once in a while I get an email about W3C validation. The people emailing me either point me at the fact that my own site doesn’t validate correctly (thank Facebook for most of that), or they ask me whether I think W3C Validation is important. Most of them ask even more specifically: whether I…

W3 Total Cache and why you should be using it

W3 Total Cache and why you should be using it

So I think I’ve not said it enough yet: W3 Total Cache is the best caching plugin for WordPress out there at the moment. To illustrate, I’ve made a short video outlining how I usually set it up:   Hope you enjoy it and make sure to install W3 Total Cache on your site or…

Change domain, and warn your visitors

Change domain, and warn your visitors

When you change domains, for instance using my moving WordPress to a new domain guide, you’ll usually redirect your visitors with something looking like this: The only issue with this is that people might not notice that you’ve moved to a new domain, and thus might not update their links to you. As Matt Cutts…