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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"

Clicky Analytics (getClicky) Review: clean, simple, effective

26 June 2011 by Joost de Valk - 18 Comments

In my post last week about social buttons, I included code samples for Clicky Analytics. I got some emails asking me why I use Clicky and Google Analytics alongside each other. In this review I want to show you some of the cool features I use from Clicky Analytics (aka getClicky) that make me use …

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Category: Analytics
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WordPress SEO theme guidelines

31 May 2011 by Joost de Valk - 60 Comments

It seems every “premium” WordPress theme these days calls itself “SEO friendly”. They’re usually not. So I thought I’d lay down some WordPress SEO theme “rules” or “guidelines”. These guidelines will consist of WordPress SEO theme “do’s” and “don’ts”, starting out with the don’ts: WordPress SEO theme don’ts Put the site’s name first in the …

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Category: WordPress

Turn your commenters into subscribers!

31 January 2011 by Joost de Valk - 64 Comments

Only a small percentage of your visitors leave a comment. This group of people is probably also interested in subscribing to your newsletter, if you have one. So I created a method to add a “subscribe to my WordPress newsletter” checkbox to my comment form a couple of weeks ago. The result? 40 new subscribers …

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Category: WordPress
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The anatomy of a WordPress theme

10 January 2011 by Joost de Valk - 112 Comments

With all the WordPress theme frameworks that arose over the past few years, you’d almost forget what a normal WordPress theme looks like. Almost, because Yoast has got your back and we’re about to remind you! Check out our anatomy of a WordPress theme infographic:   For reference, here is the copy in the infographic: Anatomy of a …

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Category: WordPress
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