Just Married!

Just Married!

Just before we go off on our honeymoon, 12 days on lovely Rhodes, I wanted you all to know that last friday, the 29th of August, I got married to my lovely Marieke! We had an awesome day, and as you can see, Marieke looked absolutely stunning! If you want something to read in the…

SEO Link Analysis 1.0.4

SEO Link Analysis 1.0.4

Yahoo released the new SiteExplorer, which forced me to fix the SEO Link Analysis extension, which now works again with Yahoo’s new interface (it won’t work on the old one anymore). Microsoft has also updated their webmaster portal, I’m currently figuring out how to include that again, but have for now disabled it. So go…

Improved WordPress Breadcrumbs

Improved WordPress Breadcrumbs

I love how open source works. I released an early version of my breadcrumbs plugin, and I got some great feedback from all of you here on the blog and in the blogosphere! For instance, Damon Gudaitis of Life With Beer asked if I could build in support for category parents. I didn’t think about…

Breadcrumbs in WordPress

Breadcrumbs in WordPress

Historically, blogs, and thus WordPress, have never had breadcrumbs. There’s hardly any theme that has them built in, and though there were some breadcrumb plugins for WordPress, in my opinion, they sucked. Breadcrumbs are a great utility, both for usability and SEO. They allow people and search engines to easily determine the structure of a…

WordPress plugin search

WordPress plugin search

Just a quick post: as noted on the wp-hackers mailing list 2 weeks ago: the search function for plugins on wordpress.org is a pain, it doesn’t work at all. Using Google is not the easiest solution too, so I’ve create a Google custom search engine especially for plugins. You can find it here. It should…

Digg submit buttons: a good idea?

Digg submit buttons: a good idea?

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people using the Digg button in Sociable to submit my posts to Digg. While I appreciate the gesture, the chance of any of my “normal” posts making it to the front page of Digg is minimal. To make it to the front page, you currently need 200+ diggs. Getting…

B2B SEO: Link Building

B2B SEO: Link Building

To get you through the weekend with a healthy dose of B2B SEO, here’s another guest post by my colleague Erik-Jan Bulthuis, the third in this series, after B2B SEO: Marketing strategy for specific niches and B2B Content SEO. In this third article of the series about B2B SEO we’ll be talking about link building.…

Blog Icons is now officially cool

Blog Icons is now officially cool

I announced the plugin this morning, but I’ve been coding like crazy on it tonight, and it’s now way cooler than it was this morning. So I present you: blog icons 1.0. You can now upload a favicon or apple touch icon in the backend, and, as a new feature, you can also upload &…

Two new plugins

Two new plugins

I love you all, my dear readers! Some of you are sending in some great ideas for plugins, and I’ve coded two of them. First, Michael Gray requested in this blogpost that someone built a plugin to automatically add your Amazon affiliate ID to Amazon links. I’ve done that. It’s called Amazon Auto Affiliate Linker,…

Technorati Authority: why it sucks

Technorati Authority: why it sucks

When I moved from joostdevalk.nl to yoast.com, I committed what someone described as “Technorati suicide”. Why? Let me explain how Technorati Authority works. Your Technorati Authority is simply the number of unique blogs linking to your blog over the last 6 months. In my case, yoast.com hasn’t been around for 6 months yet, and before…