Why Stars are better than Grades in ReviewRating

This is a draft!   Google, its Structured Data / Rich Snippets tester and schema.org have a semantical bug in the the Rating Schema (imo). It does not understand, that “grade 1” can be better than “grade 6”, the bestRating value always needs to be a higher value, even if you define those values properly.…

Why replacing Apache by nginx improves SEO

I recently switched to nginx from Apache webserver and noticed improved SERP. Google’s Webmastertools show you why: Google gives your website a measured contingent of time its bot crawls your site. nginx’ reponse time is like 4 times faster than Apache, thus Google can crawl more content. Besides that, Google (mainly AdSense) lowers your website’s…

Fix SEO Plugin to show meta robots index,follow in WordPress

Using the recent WordPress version (3.8) with a SEO plugin (SEO Ultimate, WP SEO, Yoast), the robots information for index,follow did not appear anymore. If you are using these plugins and don’t see any index and follow anymore, this might help you. Here is my fix for WP SEO by Yoast: Edit the file  wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/frontend/class-frontend.php look…

encrypted_search_terms in WordPress, HTTP_REFERER

encrypted_search_terms in der WordPress / Jetpack Statistik bedeutet, dass eine Suchanfrage von einem verschlüsselten Host ausging, und der besuchte Blog über eine unverschlüsselte Verbindung aufgerufen wurde. Dabei wird der HTTP_REFERER entfernt. In dieser Variable wird übergeben, von welcher URL man gekommen ist. Entfällt diese, können keine Rückschlüsse auf die Parameter der referenzierenden Seite gezogen werden. Nur…