Implementing a sitewide search function

Implementing a sitewide search function

Those of you coming to this site more often might have noticed a small change in the search box. It’s now implemented sitewide, and I’ve built a sitewide search functions using the Yahoo! API. It was quite nescessary because I found that people were searching for “sortable.zip” on the blog, and they wouldn’t find anything…

Why Google doesn’t like frames in your sites

Why Google doesn’t like frames in your sites

I’m currently working on a site for a client who has a site which uses frames, and he asked me why Google always linked to the “wrong” page. He did not build this site himself of course, and hasn’t got much of a clue as to how HTML works, let alone search engines. He asked…

The correct way of using conditional comments

The correct way of using conditional comments

Some people, like Jens Meiert, have argued that using conditional comments to fix layout bugs for IE is wrong. For those of you who don’t know what they are, check out my article on conditional comments. I on the other hand, think that it’s the only proper way of working around IE CSS bugs. If…

Google, WordPress and trackback URL’s

Google, WordPress and trackback URL’s

I’ve been playing around with WP-Googlestats for some blogs, and I noticed something I really didn’t think about until now. Googlebot, and other spiders, all spider the trackback URL’s that are in the meta data for posts. But since it spiders that and it’s not really sending a trackback, it get’s redirected to the post…

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…