WordPress 2.1 Launch date set

During an interview with Shoemoney(listen to it here), Matt Mullenweg mentioned that WordPress 2.1 will be released on January 22nd.
It is available as a beta version, and a believe beta2 is due any day now. Lots of people in the WordPress development community have been running WordPress 2.1 beta on production blogs, and a lot of the code is shared with WordPress.com.

Google Hiccup

For a few days I have noticed a small hiccup in my SERPs on Google, especially relating to my theories on how Google treat tags.

It seems it was Google just juggling numbers, because not only were terms such as “WordPress Training” not showing my tag page near the top, but also terms such as “WordPress Trademark” had disappeared completely.

Disclosure Policy WordPress Plugin Now Available

The site is live, the plugin available for download.

I’m exhausted…

There are still a lot of things that need tweaking on the site before I promote it but thought I would at least mention it here before hitting the sack.

How to make it easy to gain links

You should always try to make it easy for people to link to you, especially if you are running a blog which isn’t using nofollow for trackbacks as additional encouragement.

Thus you should provide copy and paste linking.

UTW – Tagging SEO Tricks (pt 2)

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This is not a technical trick, but something that many people who confuse categories and tagging really need to get a grasp of.
It is also my belief that this is very much a white-hat strategy, but as with all forms of search engine marketing, it can be abused.

WordPress Tutorials (business as usual)

I am making this post to give some “equal weighting” to the level of news coverage, that my previous post on the Worpress Trademark issue received.

This time around it is really good news

WordPress Tutorials Reborn

Sherman Hu’s WordPress Tutorials site has just received a massive facelift.

It might be thought that this facelift was due to recent perceptions of the site.

Unfortunately the timeline just doesn’t reflect on the recent situation.

Redirects from Blogspot | Bug in WordPress Import

I have finally got my redirects from blogspot working perfectly.

Well almost…

It is not as good as a 301 redirect, as it will not transfer pagerank.

There is also a bug I found which means I will have to go through my imported content carefully checking page slugs.