XML Sitemap


XML Sitemap PHP script

Recently, while working on the site for my father in law (in Dutch), I wanted to create an XML sitemap for the many publications on his site, that are downloadable PDF’s. I regularly add PDF’s to his site too, and since I’m a tad bit lazy I don’t want to keep updating the XML sitemap. So…

XML Sitemap in the WordPress SEO plugin

There have been some questions after the release last weekend of the new XML sitemaps implementation in WordPress SEO. Let me try to address most of those questions in one post as well as explain the ideas behind it. The basic idea behind the rebuild of the XML sitemap functionality was simple: XML sitemaps needed…

HTML Sitemap for WordPress

An HTML sitemap (as opposed to an XML sitemap) is often mentioned as being useful for SEO. They certainly are if you use them wisely (and especially Bing seems to like them at times), but I like them even more for the fact that users like them a lot. There’s plenty of plugins out there…

Debugging your XML sitemap with an XSL Stylesheet

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…

Video SEO: A technical guide

Update 19-9-2012: I’ve released my own Video SEO plugin for WordPress. Check it out! As mentioned in a previous post, recently I have started playing with Video SEO, and found it to be a part of SEO I quite like. It’s a very technical trade so far, so apologies for all the code in the…

Video SEO and WordPress

Update: if you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in our premium Video SEO plugin for WordPress! I’ve been testing a lot with video SEO lately, and I’ll be doing a whole lot more of that testing, as video SEO seems to be a nice area to play in. Now I noticed my buddy Mark…

Web Designer Mag should fix its SEO

Ok I just had to post this, as it’s too funny. I got a Google Alert this afternoon for this post, which mentioned one of my plugins as being listed by Web Designer Magazine. So, I Googled them, as the post didn’t link to them, and got this result: Notice something? I know I did:…

Why you should not use XML Sitemaps

Update: This article is published in 2007. Nowadays XML sitemaps have found there way into our WordPress SEO plugin and we do recommend using them for any (larger) site. First of all: I do want you to use Google Webmaster Tools. It’s an incredible useful toolbox, so please, please use it. If you’re not using it…