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WordPress SEO Plugin Theme Integration Guide

1 January 2012 by Joost de Valk - 43 Comments

Theme authors come in two different shapes and sizes: those who integrate SEO “functionality” into their themes and those who don’t. If you’re in the camp of integrating SEO functionality into your theme, you’ve got yet another choice to make: do you “yield” for site owners that have an SEO plugin installed, disabling your own …

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Questions and Answers – Google+ edition

28 November 2011 by Joost de Valk - 12 Comments

In honor of the new Yoast Google+ page, I’ve taken questions there which I’ll answer here, so everyone can benefit. Do you think the increased number of metatags released by Google are good for webmasters and the web, or just making things more complicated for the amateur so only those that can afford SEO consultancy …

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(Collaboratively) Translating Yoast Plugins

3 October 2011 by Joost de Valk - 28 Comments

I’ve been bugged for over 2 years now by people who wanted me to make it possible to translate my plugins into their language. Only a few of my plugins so far have had proper internationalization options, mostly due to me being lazy busy with other stuff. This is now changing, rapidly, though! Last friday …

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Tower of Bable: no longer!

rel=”next” & rel=”prev” for paginated archives

15 September 2011 by Joost de Valk

Google is once again showing why standards compliant building might be very beneficial for SEO. They have started to use rel=”next” and rel=”prev”, both part of HTML4 and HTML5, to recognize archives and paged articles. Just yesterday I was having a discussion with Nathan Rice, on of the developers of Genesis over how one should deal …

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Category: Technical SEO



rel=”author” and rel=”me” in WP and other platforms

23 August 2011 by Joost de Valk - 127 Comments

The recent changes from Google and my post about it regarding the highlighting of authors in search caused quite a few questions. People have been asking me how to do specific things and how to make certain elements contain rel=”author” or rel=”me”. Instead of replying to each of those emails and comments I decided to write one …

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Scobleizer's about link, that should have rel="author"