Watch page load times when using WordPress social bookmark plugins

I’d like to make my blog posts more share-friendly by adding buttons at the end of every post for the most popular bookmarking/sharing web sites like Twitter, Facebook, Digg and so on. There’s a wide range of social bookmark plugins available for WordPress. A plugin that immediately caught my eye is SexyBookmarks. It looks great …

Nofollow tag cloud for WordPress

I love the tag cloud widget that comes with WordPress. There’s just one thing that bugs me: it floods every post or page with lots of internal links that a search engine crawler will follow. The SEO community says that this could be seen as some sort of artificial link generation by a search engine …

How-to: Change all internal WordPress links from www to non-www

I recently changed my website’s WordPress URL from its www-version to the non www-version: www.trick77.com changed to just trick77.com. As this may will confuse search engines and thus lower your visibility in organic searches, it’s recommended to configure a 301 (permanently moved) redirect from the old domain name to the new one. There’s lots of …

How to prevent referer spam

Even though referer spam isn’t something new to black hat SEOs, WordPress blogs seem to get hit pretty hard with referrer spam these days. Every time somebody clicks a link on a website, the browser sends the originating URL (the URL of the web page that hosts the link) to the target web server. This …