SlideShare should get it’s SEO fixed

14 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

While I’m uploading my presentation of my WordPress session to SlideShare, I was looking for an upload client as my HTTP connection was bound to die. I searched for [slideshare upload] and found this result: PHP Session ID‘s in your URL? A presentation as the best result on your site for that term? Come on »

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Are you coming for dinner?

7 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Next week it’s time for A4UExpo and while we were doing Strike Point last night, Dave said he’d buy me and our mutual friend Mel Carson dinner. Now Marcus Tandler will also be at that dinner, which makes it a perfect dinner to attend if you want to learn some interesting stuff! Now the good »

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30 September 2008 by Joost de Valk »

I was at SEOktoberfest in Munich last week. You should have been too. It was the best conference I’ve seen both content, networking and business deal wise. Ever. Be there next year. Richard’s quote is the best thing to say about the whole thing: SEOktoberfest was the opposite of most webmaster conferences: no BS, no »

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SEOktoberfest starts!

24 September 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

So today it all starts, I’m typing this from Marcus “Mediadonis” Tandler‘s apartment in Munich, from which we’ll leave in about an hour or so to meet with the attendees and the other speakers. And when I say other speakers, I’m not talking about “little” people, I’m talking about industry people that make me feel »

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Back in business!

17 September 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

So, I’m back! After twelve days of honeymoon on lovely lovely Rhodes, of which a couple of pics can be found on my Flickr, I’ve decided that yes, I need a better camera. If any of you have good advice on what I should buy as my first SLR, let me know. If you want »

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24 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

Some of my readers are seasoned SEO’s, others are not, some wear black hats, some, like myself wear spotless white hats, but we all enjoy having a drink, don’t we? Well this october, you might be in for the drink of a lifetime. Imagine being in Munich, during Oktoberfest, drinking alongside this conference’s speakers: Rsnake »

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Danny Sullivan speaks at SES San Jose!

24 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 10 Comments

I’m in Hamburg for SES, which is btw, a great show, with about 350 people attending. We had a great night yesterday starting with the launch party of Timo Aden and Lennart Paulsen‘s new company Trakken GMBH! During that party we did a show of Webmasters on the Roof. Kevin Ryan of SES was in that show, »

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19 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

First of all, I want to congratulate Idealizer with winning the free ticket to SES Hamburg. He understand best what these conferences are about for Marcus, Matt and me ;). I will contact you for the details! Thx to everyone who participated, hope to see you there! There’s a few other things I wanted to »

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Reminder: win a Ticket for SES Hamburg

18 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

We’re deciding tonight, so if you still want to enter, leave your three reasons to go to SES Hamburg here!

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Win a ticket for SES Hamburg!

6 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

So SES Hamburg is close, very close, and if you haven’t bought a ticket yet, you can win one here! There are three reasons, according to Matt McGowan, to come to SES: Constructive feedback on how to improve your website’s visibility in the Search Engines – more relevant traffic, more sales Immediate feedback on how »

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