Monthly Archives: January 2008

WordPress update from yesterday

Ok. I still haven’t gotten the sitemap up yet. I’m waiting for some template changes from one of the other guys. However, I did a little tweaking with the title tags. Here’s what I put in: <?php if (is_home()) { ?> <title><?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?> | (Lot’s o’ keywords here)</title> <? } else {?> <title><?php wp_title(); ?> | <?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?></title> … Continue reading

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WordPress Robots.txt

Since WordPress doesn’t provide a Robots.txt file with the standard implementation. I needed to find one. I looked around and the version over at www.askapache.com seems to be working well for a lot of people. I uploaded it yesterday..

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WordPress SEO again today

One more piece of the puzzle (i really should compile all of these into one post but it’s been done so well here)… Having “related links” at the end of an article is a good way to create interlinking to older content. It’s SEO goodness, people. And, of course, there’s a plug-in out there. I found one that’s absolutely super-duper. It’s … Continue reading

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WordPress SEO cont… cont…

Ok. So I tried using the ddsitemapgen and it blew up the posting rating system that one of the other guys had set up. On to Plan B… This guy had another idea. It involved installing the phpexec and the wp_Catgegory_post plugins. I won’t totally go into the rest of the steps. You can follow the “another idea” link. Why am I telling … Continue reading

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Google Labs Gets a Little Busy

Google labs has put up some interesting new tools/ideas for enhanced searching functionality… and stuff. Check it out here :http://www.google.com/experimental/index.html

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WordPress SEO cont…

Today, I updated the .htaccess file to redirect everything to the same style URLs. For example, there were instances of paths ending in a “/” and some where they were not. This should tighten up the links that Google is picking up to where there aren’t any duplicates. Here’s the basic code: Options +Indexes Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!!

It’s holiday time again. Just wanted to thank everyone who’s been reading (even Grehan) and who’s been following on Twitter. I also wanted to say how glad I am if any of my posts have helped in any way. I look forward to a fantastico 2009! – knit hat

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Now Optimizing a WordPress site

I’m starting a project to do some SEO for an area of a site completely generated with WordPress. Preliminary checks of the source code show some small, easy-to-fix issues such as duplicate keyword meta tags. I think this is most likely due to the autoMeta plugin running alongside the keyword generator widget you see when post an article. I still … Continue reading

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