10 more sites that stupidly try to ban you from linking to them
July 15, 2012 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

Even more sites that try to bank you from linking to them in the terms. Make it stop.

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10 more sites that stupidly try to ban you from linking to them
July 15, 2012 – 6:44 pm | One Comment
10 more sites that stupidly try to ban you from linking to them

Even more sites that try to bank you from linking to them in the terms. Make it stop.

Rewind Twitter and replay it in real time
September 19, 2011 – 10:34 pm | No Comment
Rewind Twitter and replay it in real time

Ever watched a recorded TV programme and wished you could see what the reaction was on Twitter? Now you can!
Together with the brilliant developers at Raak, I've (beta) launched Tweet Rewinder.
It's a mobile web app ...

Google gives big sites a free pass on author profile pictures
September 16, 2011 – 9:37 am | 3 Comments
Google gives big sites a free pass on author profile pictures

Guardian journalists get author profile pictures in search results without applying the markup. I doubt Google will do that for your site ...

Conference pricing
September 15, 2011 – 10:33 pm | 10 Comments
Conference pricing

Do big conferences have to cost so much - and why can't something be done to help the unemployed attend - or those who don't work for big agencies?

The ASA rules that the PCC is as independent as it is
September 4, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment
The ASA rules that the PCC is as independent as it is

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected my complaint about the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) advertising itself as independent.
I don't consider the PCC to be independent because it is "charged with enforcing the Code of ...

Google makes author profile pics MUCH more prominent in its results
August 30, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
Google makes author profile pics MUCH more prominent in its results

Google+ links are also much more visible

Google reduces the font size of publication names in its news results
August 16, 2011 – 10:34 am | No Comment
Google reduces the font size of publication names in its news results

This may just be an experiment but Google appears to have reduced the size of the publication name in its news search results.

The Sun buries its Chris Jefferies apology – another nail in the coffin of self regulation
July 31, 2011 – 10:42 pm | 3 Comments
The Sun buries its Chris Jefferies apology – another nail in the coffin of self regulation

The Sun's website search doesn't show its libel apology to Chris Jefferies when you search for his name.

New Google mobile layout
June 28, 2011 – 10:38 pm | 2 Comments
New Google mobile layout

The mobile version of Google seems to have a fancy new layout. It's all go today what with Google Plus and web fonts v2 and a funny black bar across the top ... Here's how the new mobile layout looks.

EU cookie law: 4 examples of sites already implementing it
June 2, 2011 – 9:43 pm | 16 Comments
EU cookie law: 4 examples of sites already implementing it

Worried that implementing the EU cookie directive is like telling your website viewers to sod off? Here are some examples of sites who have implemented it.

Are the courts blind to Google autosuggesting Fred Goodwin’s affair partner?
May 19, 2011 – 6:48 pm | No Comment
Are the courts blind to Google autosuggesting Fred Goodwin’s affair partner?

Fred Goodwin allegedly had an affair and although publishing the woman's name is forbidden by an injunction, Google is autosuggesting it ...

394,000 web pages name Imogen Thomas’s anonymous injunction footballer
May 16, 2011 – 9:04 pm | No Comment
394,000 web pages name Imogen Thomas’s anonymous injunction footballer

How much privacy has the injunction footballer got left after all the rumours on Twitter and hints on newspaper sites?

Super injunction names: 6 national newspaper stories that flouted the injunction to reveal all
May 11, 2011 – 7:01 am | 4 Comments
Super injunction names: 6 national newspaper stories that flouted the injunction to reveal all

Six newspaper stories from the last week that told you who the names of those with superinjunctions were.

Uncovered: the first ever tweets, in order (warning: they’re dull)
April 19, 2011 – 5:58 pm | 5 Comments
Uncovered: the first ever tweets, in order (warning: they’re dull)

The first tweets ever sent, in order. See how Twitter actually began on its first two days. Try to stay awake ...

Why the ASA’s figures on online advertising complaints won’t be trustworthy
April 12, 2011 – 7:00 am | 4 Comments
Why the ASA’s figures on online advertising complaints won’t be trustworthy

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has thrown away my complaint about an online marketing claim because it's too similar to a complain about an offline marketing claim.

A simple graph shows why the Guardian’s future does look bleak
April 7, 2011 – 10:33 am | 15 Comments
A simple graph shows why the Guardian’s future does look bleak

Dear the Guardian: Please let me give you more money. This graph shows how my switch to your digital services is costing you a fortune.

15 more sites that forbid you from linking to them
March 28, 2011 – 6:00 am | 54 Comments
15 more sites that forbid you from linking to them

Well here, in 2011, are 15 websites that I've not featured before, all of which try to prevent you from linking to them in some way (usually restricting the right to link to just the homepage or else requiring prior written consent). YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS.

ALT text, accessibility and SEO
March 18, 2011 – 5:00 am | 4 Comments
ALT text, accessibility and SEO

Should we really be using ALT text as often as SEO guidelines tell us to? I asked an accessibility expert ...

Announcing the UK SEO blog search engine
March 14, 2011 – 5:05 pm | 4 Comments
Announcing the UK SEO blog search engine

I've put together a list of the best 22 UK SEO blogs - and set up a custom Google search engine that searches just them. So if you want a UK take on the latest SEO news, an SEO problem, or something weird you've spotted Google doing, use the UK SEO blog search engine.

Fred Goodwin’s “affair” super-injunction shredded by internet
March 12, 2011 – 1:25 pm | One Comment
Fred Goodwin’s “affair” super-injunction shredded by internet

Claims about Fred Goodwin's injunction are out in the open - in Google, on social media sites, on newspaper sites, on Wikipedia and on popular blogs.