Using canonical links to avoid duplicate content in Drupal

One potential SEO issue with Drupal sites is duplicate content. Until now, if you had clean url's and pathauto enabled, any node would be accessible through 2 different urls [1]. For example:

http://www.example.com/node/13

could be the same page as:

http://www.example.com/my-example-node

[1] actually there would also be the 'dirty' url version /?q=node/13

Twitter

I've become a Twitter fan.

Fruity now also on drupal.org

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We've finally put Fruity - our Drupal admin theme - up there as a project on drupal.org! Also, work has begun on a new Drupal 6 version, which isn't a direct port from 5.

Webdesign we like

Today we had a little inspiration session at the office to find out what which webdesign we all like. In particular graphic design and communication style. We all made a list of 10 sites that appealed to us for one reason or an other. In each design we discussed the elements we liked (or didn't like). We also mainly focused on the frontpage/first impression.

We thought it would be nice to share these lists, so here they are! (in no particular order)

Albert:

Google's tilde operator

A week ago, we attended a Fronteers meeting here at the Blushuis. Fronteers is the Dutch association of professional front-end web developers. One of the speakers was Dutch SEO-guru Andre Scholten who covered the basics of SEO but also told about some cool tricks and conversion tips. Here is one particular helpful with keyword research.

My Firefox toolbars/add-ons

This week, I re-installed my old computer at home which also means installing all programs. Among those is Firefox, and all the add-ons I use with Firefox.

Drupal 6 multilingual (i18n)

I wrote about some Drupal multilingual SEO issues a while ago and while multilingual support has greatly improved in Drupal 6, there are still some caveats.  For more information check out Gábor Hojtsy's great slideshare on the current state of Multilingual Drupal.

Basecamp built with Drupal - part II

Update: Do it with Drupal has put their session on this topic on-line. Watch the video, view all slides as PDF and even download the whole website! Great stuff!

Merge wishes you...

Everybody at Merge wishes you a merry christmas and happy new year. Traditionally we photoshopped our own christmas card. Hope you like it!

Build your own Basecamp with Drupal

Update: Do it with Drupal has put their session on this topic on-line. Watch the video, view all slides as PDF and even download the whole website!

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