Track SEO rankings with Google Analytics

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:…

WordPress plugin competition

WordPress plugin competition

Win a Macbook Air! We’re going to start 2009 with a bang! Read on to see why you shouldn’t be missing this chance to win a Macbook Air. In the last part of 2008, I’ve been working with the guys at sunshine.co.uk. I’ve worked with many a travel company in my years in online marketing,…

TwitterCounter Dashboard Widget

TwitterCounter Dashboard Widget

I’ve recently had some fun with developing the TwitterCounter API (to which we’ve added Twitter Rank yesterday) and my first Mint Pepper for it, and I decided it was time to add another milestone to my development career. I’d never developed Widgets for Apple’s Dashboard yet, but I had seen Dashcode, and that it seemed…

The power of Twitter (clients) exposed

The power of Twitter (clients) exposed

This story shows the power of Twitter and how you should always be prepared for major traffic spikes. Last night, in the beginning of the evening, @michielb twittered that he made a list of most used Twitter clients. I thought it looked pretty cool and asked him if that was measured by unique users or…

2009 will rock!

2009 will rock!

First of all, thank you all for being a reader of this blog for the past year, and I wish you all the best for 2009! While last year was in many ways a very successful year, this year promises to be even better. While I’ve got a few ideas of my own for new…

FeedBurner subscription show-off revisited

FeedBurner subscription show-off revisited

A couple of months back I blogged about how to show off your FeedBurner subscribers. In the comments then, a couple of people told me the code didn’t work for them. After a few back and forths I found out those people were on FeedBurner’s new servers, the Google ones. This new server actually has…

Styling the intro paragraph

Styling the intro paragraph

A few weeks back (actually 18 days), @karelgeenen asked me on Twitter how he could bold the text above the <!–more–> tag in WordPress, like the Dutch site Marketingfacts (which is actually built in Expression Engine). I didn’t know back then and this afternoon I decided to try and solve it for him. It turned…

Plugins updates for 2.7 and more

Plugins updates for 2.7 and more

I’ve upgraded four plugins last night. Let me list them here one by one and what I’ve fixed: Google Analytics for WordPressTested with 2.7 and changed the explanation about the account ID. SociableFixed an annoying custom field bug that would sometimes make duplicate custom field entries, and made sure the code was really working, so…

WP 2.7 fun: complete hcards

WP 2.7 fun: complete hcards

WordPress 2.7 has an awesome new thing: it turns the comments into hCards by default. An hCard is the microformat version of a vcard, which, with microformat extensions for your browser, you can then save the data of those commenters in your address book. For instance, with the Safari microformats plugin, this looks like this:…

WordPress 2.7!

WordPress 2.7!

Ok I’ve bitten the bullet. Yoast.com is now running on WordPress 2.7, and threaded comments has been enabled. I’ve also updated my plugins that weren’t working on 2.7, so all should work well now. If it doesn’t, please let me know in the comments!