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Why functionality in themes is not always good.

25 August 2010 by Joost de Valk - 35 Comments

So you’ve switched over to a theme that comes with built-in functionality for titles and meta descriptions. Instead of using HeadSpace2, All in one SEO or another SEO plugin, you’re now using the theme’s built-in SEO functions and input boxes for title’s and meta descriptions. It just seems more logical doesn’t it? Loading one plugin …

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URLs, social media and campaign tracking

20 August 2010 by Joost de Valk - 17 Comments

Canonicalizing URLs is a very important  aspect of Search Engine Optimization but also of Social Media Marketing. This morning, when checking my feeds, I noticed an example that I thought could help you understand the what and the why of it. What I noticed was this: Smashing Magazine had put out one of their usually …

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Debugging your XML sitemap with an XSL Stylesheet

28 June 2010 by Joost de Valk - 13 Comments

When you’re developing XML sitemaps, no matter on what platform, it’s pretty hard to debug them sometimes to be proper XML. You have to validate all the time and you can’t do a quick “glance” over to see whether your sitemap has the URL’s you were expecting. As mentioned before I’m working on my WordPress …

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Design & development of your WordPress CMS

12 June 2010 by Joost de Valk

So, after reading the article on getting from your website’s goal to a proper site structure, and having determined which kinds of page templates and functionality you’ll need, you’re ready for the next step: designing and developing your site. At the end of this article I’ll go through a short list of often-needed functionality, and …

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From your site’s goal to its structure

1 June 2010 by Joost de Valk

Your site’s structure is closely related to the purpose you have for your site. This goal should determine the keywords you want to be found for, and your keywords, in turn, are influencing the structure of your site, and its taxonomies. Thinking about keywords, site structure and taxonomies can be a bit daunting, but just dive …

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