Why functionality in themes is not always good.

Why functionality in themes is not always good.

So you’ve switched over to a theme that comes with built-in functionality for titles and meta descriptions. Instead of using HeadSpace2, All in one SEO or another SEO plugin, you’re now using the theme’s built-in SEO functions and input boxes for title’s and meta descriptions. It just seems more logical doesn’t it? Loading one plugin…

Link dump: interesting reads from around the web

Link dump: interesting reads from around the web

So last week I’ve started sharing a lot more of what I read on a day to day basis on Twitter, and I decided I had to share these links here on yoast.com as well. Below is a quite extensive list of links that I found interesting, ordered by topic. I’ll try to do these…

URLs, social media and campaign tracking

URLs, social media and campaign tracking

Canonicalizing URLs is a very important  aspect of Search Engine Optimization but also of Social Media Marketing. This morning, when checking my feeds, I noticed an example that I thought could help you understand the what and the why of it. What I noticed was this: Smashing Magazine had put out one of their usually…

Quick WP Tip: Simple WordPress debugging

Quick WP Tip: Simple WordPress debugging

After reading this post about the “WordPress white screen of death” I wanted to quickly share with you a quick hack I do in almost all WordPress installs I manage, that allows me to quickly switch on debug mode when needed. In the file wp-config.php, usually found in your WordPress root, do the following: Now…

Google Analytics for WordPress get’s a logo

Google Analytics for WordPress get’s a logo

I’ve just pushed out release 4.0.7 of my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin. It contains a few minor bug fixes, and a little something I’ve been wanting to do for a while: a proper logo. It was designed especially for the plugin by Level Level, a Dutch WordPress specialist I’ve had the pleasure of working…

Showing off my new ride!

Showing off my new ride!

So, just before I hop off on a 2 week holiday to France, I wanted to share something personal with you. In a long standing tradition of SEO’s and Affiliate marketers who show off their new ride, going from John Chow and Shoe on the affiliate side to Marcus and Dave on the SEO side,…

Google Analytics for WordPress reaches version 4

Google Analytics for WordPress reaches version 4

Google Analytics has gotten so many new features in the last year, that the only way I could incorporate those into my Google Analytics plugin, which has been downloaded times, was by doing an almost complete rewrite. That’s why today, I’m proud to announce version 4.0 of this plugin. What’s new with this Google Analytics…

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…