One of the sites I write for regularly has a rather large visitor base, 5k daily uniques to the site and over 2k rss feed subscribers. We’ve always published a full article feed for the convenience of our readers but in the last year we have constantly battled splogs – spam blogs who exist only […]
A friend asked me what WordPress Plugin I use in a typical install. For your enjoyment: Feedburner Plugin Feedburner Feed Replacement which forwards all feed traffic to your Feedburner feed without the need to mess with your .htaccess file. Google Sitemaps Now that Yahoo and MSN have agreed to start using the XML-based sitemap structure […]
Google has dropped the technical guideline recommending not using &id= as parameter of the URL in dynamic sites. While I’m usually able to address this issue with the IT folks when embarking on an SEO campaign, it at least gives me some flexibility with those that aren’t interested in truly optimizing their sites.
Google announced updates to their Webmaster Tools (formerly Sitemaps). Googlebot Activity Reports and Crawl Rate Control The last 90 days of activity from the Googlebot on your site including pages, frequency, and kilobytes all packaged up into a set of 3 handy charts. Webmasters can also now specify the frequency of the Googlebot’s activity on […]
Interesting goings on at Google lately. It seems that picking up expired domains might be a valuable practice again. Previously, Google was dropping all PR and backlink reputation from expired domains to cut down on the SEO possibilities. In the last month, I’ve grabbed two domains that previously held content but expired and were picked […]