Why should one block internal search result pages for Google? Well, how would you feel if you are in dire need for the answer to your search query and end up on the internal search pages of a certain website? That’s one crappy experience. Google thinks so too. And prefers you not to have these internal search »Category: Technical SEO
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There’s a discussion on Webmasterworld as to whether XML sitemaps are a welcoming door for scrapers. Especially with the new autodiscovery feature for sitemaps around, it becomes very easy for a scraper to find any and all URL’s in your site. So in my opinion, they are a bit too warm of a welcome. Tedster »Category: Technical SEO
Tag: XML Sitemap
A friend of mine was adding a shopping cart to his site, and wanted some advice on how to optimize his shopping cart. I thought: why not give the advice I gave to him to all my readers as well? So here we go, a complete article on shopping cart SEO. Step 1.: Make sure »Categories: eCommerce, Technical SEO
If you have some scripts on your site like, for instance, my domain-info script, you often use GET parameters so people can link to them or bookmark them. This has a lot of benefits, but it creates a problem as well. Search engines will index this output, causing your server to use cycles for something »Category: Technical SEO
Tags: Duplicate Content, How to
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 URLs 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 »Category: WordPress
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 »Category: Technical SEO
This query gives a result I hadn’t seen before (image), the same page was indexed with both a single trailing forward slash, which is of course normal, and with a double trailing forward slash… This is of course a duplicate content issue, especially when people link to the double slash one by accident. The fix »Category: Technical SEO
My friend Jaimie Sirovich sent me a chapter of his upcoming techy SEO book. More specifically, he sent me the chapter on cloaking, geo-targeting and IP-delivery. It’s a fun read, and his example scripts are very, very complete and work nicely. Of course you can have all sorts of debates on whether cloaking is a »Category: Technical SEO
As a multiple WordPress administrator (I control 10+ WordPress sites), I use the WP contact form plugin written by Ryan Duff a lot. Most of the times these contact forms are used as some form of conversion on these sites. This means you want to know as much as possible about the person sending you »Category: WordPress
Tag: WordPress Plugins