Note to Mint users

Note to Mint users

If you’re a Mint user, you might want to add the new search.live.com as a search engine to your Mint config, since otherwise Mint won’t recognize these referrers as a Search Engine.The process is quite easy:add the following lines to the end of your engines.php: $SI_SearchEngines[] = array( ‘name’ => ‘Live.com’, ‘url’ => ‘http://search.live.com/results.aspx’, ‘domain’…

Why PageRank says nothing about rankings

Why PageRank says nothing about rankings

Sometimes you’ll get clients who say “my PageRank is x, yet I don’t get any visitors from Google�. Understandable, I think. If you were graded 6 out of 10, by the biggest search engine out there, it’s only fair to expect some traffic, or isn’t it?

Wikipedia and Link-Spam: the story continues

Wikipedia and Link-Spam: the story continues

As I told you before, some people on the WikiProject Spam page were talking about ways of sharing the links they remove with search engines, and especially Google. This dicussion has been going on, and now Jimbo Wales, founder of Wikipedia, commented on it.

Does Internet Explorer 7 like your website?

Does Internet Explorer 7 like <em>your</em> website?

The IE blog recently announced that Internet Explorer 7 will be available for users in a few weeks time, delivering it to user via automatic update a few weeks later. This gives you a few weeks to make sure your sites are rendered correctly in the browser that a major part of your users will…

The risks of link-spamming Wikipedia

The risks of link-spamming Wikipedia

Whether you think it’s spamming or not, adding your own site to Wikipedia is considered spamming. I found out “the hard way” in a discussion I was having with Wikipedia editors on their WikiProject Spam page, regarding my previous post. Up till now, the only risk of placing your link in Wikipedia yourself, was that…

Developing link-bait 2: using Wikipedia

Developing link-bait 2: using Wikipedia

My previous post about developing link-bait told you about what to do with those beautiful pieces of content you have in your site which really deserve their own domain. It discussed how to get them started up by getting them Dugg, and how to make sure people would deeplink as well as link to your…

Small new project: SEO Heroes RSS

Small new project: SEO Heroes RSS

I’ve started a small new project, a page with RSS feeds of major SEO’s, on one of the domains I had lying around, SEO Heroes.com… The layout is heavily based on another RSS aggregator site, as you might have noticed. If people like this idea, I might do some funny stuff with it.

Free competitor statistics!

Free competitor statistics!

Sometimes, while going through results for certain keywords, you will find that some of your competitors use free statistics programs. In a lot of cases, you can access those statistics, which usually contain very valuable data like keywords and referrers. Sometimes people will hide the usually obliged buttons for these scripts, but you can find…

Have a Mint Greasemonkey script

Have a Mint Greasemonkey script

This script has been replaced by a new version, which now has it’s own page.  I recently (as in, yesterday) bought a Mint license for this site, and am now very enthusiastic about it. Now i’ve always been using Google Analytics, and since i’m very interested to know what kind of stats package other people…