More WordPress SEO: robots-meta update

More WordPress SEO: robots-meta update

After reading Halfdeck’s post about Third Level Push, which Roy pointed me at, I decided to add the necessary code to the Robots Meta plugin, since the code example Halfdeck gave was for an older version of WordPress (the wp_list_cats function he uses was deprecated in WordPress 2.1). It’s quite easy, you check the appropriate…

Google Analytics and Google Image search: revisited

Google Analytics and Google Image search: revisited

I wrote earlier about using a custom urchin.js to get Google Analytics to extract the keywords from Image Search. Now my colleague Roy recently spoke about this with an engineer from Google, and this engineer suggested that I could just rewrite the one function and add that as an extra javascript instead of using a…

The DMOZ mob strikes again…

The DMOZ mob strikes again…

This weekend I was reading about Shoemoney being extorted by a DMOZ editor. I thought: heck, I’m a DMOZ editor, I don’t want to be associated with stuff like that, let’s see if I can do anything to help. So I posted something like that in the commentthread to the above post, and I added…

WikiPedia breaking the SERPs

WikiPedia breaking the SERPs

I can’t help but agree with Michael Gray on WikiPedia if I see stuff like this: http://www.google.nl/search?q=merchandising&pws=0&hl=nl. That’s 5 results out of 10 for Wikipedia… Come on Google, fix it!

Adding a description to your categories

Adding a description to your categories

Robbert mailed me today asking with which template tags I used to make the description show up on my category pages. Well, first of all, you can add a description to your categories under Manage -> Categories: If you press the edit button there you can edit them like this: The description is what we’ll…

noindex,follow your WordPress search result pages

noindex,follow your WordPress search result pages

The webmaster guidelines advise you to prevent your search result pages from being indexed, WordPress doesn’t do that by default (yet), so I’ve written a small noindex-search plugin which takes care of that by adding a meta robots noindex,follow tag to search result pages.

Cave your trolls!

Cave your trolls!

Henk van Ess recently asked me to help him in developing an idea he had called “Cave Your Trolls“. The idea is that troll commenters are “caved”, meaning they can only see their comment themselves, and no-one else can. They think their comment is left there and rejoice, but no one else has to bother…

Spock: Another Search Engine Reputation Management Resource

Spock: Another Search Engine Reputation Management Resource

I’ve been looking at Spock for a while now, and now that it’s in public beta, I can finally say what I think this is good for: (Personal) Search Engine Reputation Management! Just check out the search results for “Joost de Valk” and for “Onetomarket“. My guess is the search pages will rank better for…