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Plugin Review: SEO Smart Links Business

My fellow WordPress plugin developer and friend Vladimir Prelovac recently (more like a couple of months ago) kindly offered me the opportunity to review his SEO Smart Links Business WordPress plugin. I was a bit excited to get my hands on his premium plugin since I have been very impressed with all of his WordPress work thus far (see also Vladimir’s WordPress Plug-in Development book). In this post, I’d like to capture some of my thoughts about his new plugin.

What is SEO Smart Links Business?

Briefly, SEO Smart Links Business aims to help WordPress blog owners improve their blog’s onsite SEO by automatically interlinking posts to each other. The goal of this plugin is to alleviate the pain of having to manage internal content linking. The plugin also comes with a bunch of other tools that you may need to help improve your onsite SEO. If you want to know more, I think it’s best if I let you read the detailed list of features on the official product page.
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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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Weekend Links – Apr 19, 2009

Weekend Links – Apr 4, 2009

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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Use Custom Fields to Dynamically Display Content

You might have noticed that I have a post footer section on every one of my posts. What you might not have noticed is that this post footer changes depending on what type of post it is. For example on each of my plugin pages (e.g. SEO No Duplicate plugin), you will see that the footer looks like this:
Plugins Footer
But on each of my popular articles pages (e.g. Make Any Plugin Work with WP Super Cache), you will see that my footer looks like the following:
Articles Footer
Better yet, on any other posts, the footer shows:
Other Footer

In this post I will show you how to easily implement this feature on your WordPress blog.
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Released SEO No Duplicate Version 0.2

Canonical Custom FieldSEO No Duplicate WordPress plugin version 0.2 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of SEO No Duplicate has two enhancements.

  1. Previously the plugin only supported automatically setting canonical URLs for only post pages. I know… crazy right? Thanks to Joost De Valk’s Canonical WordPress plugin, I was able to implement canonical links for all types of WordPress pages.
  2. The little icing on the cake. This version lets you manually override any post’s or page’s canonical URL by assigning any URL to that post/page custom field named “canonical”. (Thanks Matt Harzewski for the suggestion!)

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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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