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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 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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Unleashing Quix

13 January 2010 | 104 Comments | Joost de Valk

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 …

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Optimizing WordPress database performance

30 March 2009 | 71 Comments | Joost de Valk

I’ve been working with a plugin that was mentioned on the wp-hackers list last week, called debug queries, to optimize the performance on some of my sites, including this one. The plugin was pretty easy to use, and I’ve improved a bit on it. I’ve sent the patch to Frank, who authored the original plugin, …

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Breadcrumbs in WordPress

20 August 2008 | 49 Comments | Joost de Valk

Historically, blogs, and thus WordPress, have never had breadcrumbs. There’s hardly any theme that has them built in, and though there were some breadcrumb plugins for WordPress, in my opinion, they sucked.  Breadcrumbs are a great utility, both for usability and SEO. They allow people and search engines to easily determine the structure of a …

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