I’ll be honest. I had not expected so many of my newsletter readers to start testing, but I’m deeply thankful that they (you) did. All your testing and your reports towards me allowed me to squash many many bugs, documentation inconsistencies and more over the last three days, resulting in one of the biggest changelogs …Read: "WordPress SEO now in public beta"
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Update: I’ve switched away from using WordPress plugins for redirects, as a non-WordPress solution turns out to be much faster. More details here: how to cloak your affiliate links. The bit about Analytics below is still relevant though. Google will always say they won’t penalize you for affiliate links per se, but for thin content …Read: "Affiliate Links and SEO"
When you’ve had someone build a website for you, it turns out to be common practice for that “someone”, usually a web developer or a web designer, to add a “design by” or “website developed by” footer link to your site. Let me make my point clearly: if they haven’t given you a discount to …Read: "“Design by” footer links…"
It happens to every plugin author: you receive emails from people that your plugin isn’t working. There are about 6 reasons that – for me – seem to be the root cause of up to 95% of these emails, and I thought I’d write them down and show you how I try to handle them. …Read: "6 reasons for malfunctioning plugins (and their fixes)"
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 …Read: "Why functionality in themes is not always good."
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 …Read: "Debugging your XML sitemap with an XSL Stylesheet"
Every once in a while I get an email about W3C validation. The people emailing me either point me at the fact that my own site doesn’t validate correctly (thank Facebook for most of that), or they ask me whether I think W3C Validation is important. Most of them ask even more specifically: whether I …Read: "W3C Validation: why you should care, and why not"
Conversion rate optimization is now more of an exact science thanks to Google's adoption of microformats. Maximize the effectiveness of your snippets on search engine result pages.Read: "Google & Microformats: Drive More Traffic"
I’ve been working on a secret (side) project for 3-4 months now, way longer than I ever intended to work on it, but it’s now ready for release. I’m ready to show you Quix, a tool I think is very cool, which I’ve shared with quite a few of my friends already who all like …Read: "Unleashing Quix"
Already a long time ago Justin Cutroni wrote a great post a while back on Tracking Zero Result Searches in Google Analytics. Tracking zero result searches on your website (corporate site, eCommerce website or your blog) is vital to get a glimpse of what your visitors are looking for but can’t find on your website. Let’s go …Read: "Searching without result"