SEOdays was great, even though Google fucked up

SEOdays was great, even though Google fucked up

Ok, so a lot of people asked me what I thought of SEOdays, since they don’t speak Dutch and thus can’t  read my posts on the Onetomarket blog. The headline says it all, I’ve met some very cool people, of course Jennifer Slegg and David Naylor, but also Jason Duke and Johan Terpstra, a Dutch…

Convert underscores to dashes with Apache mod_rewrite

Convert underscores to dashes with Apache mod_rewrite

Update: (Aug 4 2007) the stuff below is no longer necessary, all major search engines now treat underscores and dashes exactly the same, as word separators! A year or so back, I was using underscores in my URL’s on this site for spaces, and I decided to switch them to dashes, since several people, including…

Going to SEOdays!

Going to SEOdays!

Some people watching the blogosphere closely had already guessed it: I’m going to SEOdays tonight. We only finalized it last thursday, so it has been quite hectic, but tonight I’m getting on an airplane over to London, to spend a few days and nights with the awesome DaveN, JenSense and others! I’m really looking forward to…

Trailing double forward slashes in URL’s in the SERPs…

Trailing double forward slashes in URL’s in the SERPs…

This query gives a result I hadn’t seen before (image), the same page was indexed with both a single trailing forward slash, which is of course normal, and with a double trailing forward slash… This is of course a duplicate content issue, especially when people link to the double slash one by accident. The fix…

Showing linkdata, but not PageRank

Showing linkdata, but not PageRank

Barry over at Search Engine Roundtable covered my greasemonkey script for external links, and in the comments, Michael Martinez said: Why in the world would anyone want to look at Toolbar PageRank with live link data from Google Webmaster’s link tool? That’s like saying, “Give me old, poisoned mayonnaise with my fresh turkey sandwich”. And…

Google Webmaster Tools on steroids

Google Webmaster Tools on steroids

I love Google Webmaster Tools, especially when it started showing external links. This link overview left me and quite a lot of other SEO’s longing for more though, as we all wanted more info on that page. I have now created a Greasemonkey script to show the PageRank of the page linking to you, and…

No Directory WordPress plugin

No Directory WordPress plugin

With Yahoo! introducing the NOYDIR tag to opt out of the title and description from the Yahoo! directory for your pages, I had to update my NOODP tag WordPress plugin to add the NOYDIR tag as well. In the process I added a small option screen to allow you to show either of the two,…

Version 1.1 of the WordPress contact form

Version 1.1 of the WordPress contact form

I’ve just put up a new version of the enhanced WordPress contact form, which adds spam protection (using a simple math question) and the option to show a “cc” option to the person e-mailing you. He will get a carbon copy of the e-mail, without the referrer information the contact form automatically sends along though.