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SEO Hosting

15 September 2010 | 48 Comments | Joost de Valk

Downtime of your website can lead to vastly decreased performance in organic search. I’ve been saying this for years, and have had some small examples to show for it. Now though, I’ve got a great example that I wanted to share with you. The client in this case was Independer.nl and they lost a very …

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WordPress Plugins


The heading structure for your blog

2 September 2010 | 45 Comments | Joost de Valk

The heading structure of your pages is one of the very important aspects of on-page SEO. It defines which parts of your content are important, and how they’re interconnected. Because they have different goals, a single post needs another heading structure than your blog’s homepage or your category archives. This post intends to give you …

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why heading use is important


Why functionality in themes is not always good.

25 August 2010 | 35 Comments | Joost de Valk

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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highlighting authors in WordPress

Debugging your XML sitemap with an XSL Stylesheet

28 June 2010 | 13 Comments | Joost de Valk

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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From your site’s goal to its structure

1 June 2010 | 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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site structure for SEO