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Easy Way to Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

One of my WP-Minify users emailed me the other day referencing me to this post on the Google Adsense blog. In summary, the article says that Google will start including your site speed to figure out how you rank in their search results page.

I believe that Google is doing the right thing here. I also believe that top sites that show up on search results pages shouldn’t be overly slow (else it’ll ruin my search experience).

WP-Minify and WP Super Cache are the two easiest things you can implement on your WordPress blog to give you site a huge speed boost. You should definitely take an hour out of your day to install these two plugins to make sure Google won’t de-rank you due to your site speed.

Also make sure to spread the word to your friends and followers about this!

Released SEO No Duplicate 0.4

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SEO No Duplicate version 0.4 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of SEO No Duplicate has the following enhancements.

  1. WordPress 2.9 compatibility
  2. Canonical URL override box on post edit page
  3. Code cleanup
  4. Added options page

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Using jQuery to Easily Dofollow/Nofollow Links

This might be old news to you, but you should know that the Googlebot now follow links created by Javascript. I have seen evidence of this myself and was starting to get frustrated that I would have to reevaluate my site and patch any leaking link juice from Javascript links. Before I got to the point of full frustration, I realized that I can use this Googlebot “feature” to my advantage and use Javascript itself to easily correct this leaking link juice problem.
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Weekend Links – Feb 14, 2009

  • WordPress How To: Latest Posts by Category Archive – One technique that is most common with WordPress magazine or news style themes is the display an archive of the latest posts by category, as…
  • Adding Your Blog to Facebook – …is a BAD THING! I personally do not recommend adding your blog’s feed to Facebook. Both Typepad and Google suggest otherwise, but let me ex…
  • How to: Manually reset your WordPress password – To achieve this recipe, login to your PhpMyAdmin, select your WordPress database and click on the “SQL” button to open the SQL query window….
  • Specify your canonical – Carpe diem on any duplicate content worries: we now support a format that allows you to publicly specify your preferred version of a URL. If…
  • Lorelle on WP: WordPress 2.7.1 Released – WordPress 2.7.1, a maintenance release, is out. If you are using WordPress 2.7, take advantage of the automatic built-in upgrade. If you are…
  • How to: get rid of links in your comments – Just paste this code in your function.php file. Once the file is saved, you can say goodbye to links and other undesired html in your commen…

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SEO No Duplicate WordPress Plugin

A lot of SergiosToday I would like to announce the release of ‘SEO No Duplicate’ WordPress Plugin, a plugin that helps tell search engine bots the preferred version of a post page by specifying the canonical properly within your head tag.

Why would you do such a thing? Simply because many black-hat SEO consultants abuse duplicate content to gain search ranking and search engines try really hard to detect and penalize them. The last thing you want to do is present yourself as an SEO spammer to search engines.

This plugin is based on my previous post on how to automatically deal with duplicate content. Please feel free to use the comments section for bug reports, feature requests, and suggestions.
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Automatically Deal With Duplicate Content in WordPress

The Official Google Webmaster Central Blog recently announced that they now support the ability for you to specify the preferred version of a URL. This means that following these guidelines will help you eradicate your site’s duplicate contents that Googlebot sees.

Why would you do such a thing? Simply because many black-hat SEO folks abuse duplicate content to gain search ranking and Google tries really hard to detect and penalize them. The last thing you want to do is present yourself as an SEO spammer to Google.

In the post, Google is saying that you can easily tell the Googlebot the preferred version of a page by specifying the following tag within your <head></head> tag:

<link rel="canonical" src="http://example.com/your/preferred/version/of/this/page"/>

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Weekend Links – Jan 1, 2009

24 Free OMNICON Glossy Web 2.0 Icon Pack

Today I would like to release the OMNICON glossy web 2.0 iPhone type icon pack version 1.  If you use the WP Greet Box plugin, you will probably recognize that these are the icons used for pre-installed greeting messages.  Just to be clear, I created these icons from scratch, but I got my inspiration from Fast Icon.  Also please feel free use the comment form for any more iPhone type button icon requests you may have.

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24 free glossy web 2.0 iphone type icons

License

These icons are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works.  They are free for the taking as long as you provide a link back to this page (via blog post featuring this icon pack, attribution link in the footer/sidebar, etc. (get creative)). Read on…

Released WP Greet Box Version 4.4

What’s new in this release?

In this release, I added more default greeting messages using my own set of social media icons. I also added the ability to specify multiple greeting messages per referrer by means of a wildcard (*) and a list operator (,).

The following new default greeting messages were added along with its own social media icons:
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Released WP Greet Box Version 4.3

What’s new in this release?

On this release, I added the ability to detect the visitor’s search keywords and use those keywords to display related posts for the visitor. *IMPORTANT* Upon upgrading, make sure you deactivate then reactivate the plugin. This will give you default settings for newly available options.

Currently this works for the main search engines and other search engines that adhere to a few standard rules of query structuring.

This is what your visitors will see if search keywords were detected in the referrer:
Greet Google Closed
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