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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90 minutes later, some newspaper sites haven’t published the football score
April 1, 2009 – 11:26 pm | No Comment
90 minutes later, some newspaper sites haven’t published the football score

20 minutes after the Englang game finished at 9.55pm, half the major UK newspaper sites hadn't published the results.

Do blogs make reporting restrictions pointless?
March 31, 2009 – 9:17 am | 7 Comments
Do blogs make reporting restrictions pointless?

The case of the leaked DNA test on 13-year-old alleged dad Alfie Patten has revealed a big problem with court-ordered reporting restrictions in the internet age: there is nothing to stop websites repeating the information unless they know about the court order banning this. And under the terms of the order itself, there's no way to find out about the order.

Are Brand Republic and Walt Disney in breach of Alfie Patten court order?
March 27, 2009 – 11:54 pm | No Comment
Are Brand Republic and Walt Disney in breach of Alfie Patten court order?

The media are banned from reporting DNA test results for 13-year-old 'dad' Alfie Patten - has anyone told Walt Disney and BrandRepublic/Haymarket?

Ow.ly and Hootsuite in widespread breach of newspaper / other site T&Cs
March 25, 2009 – 10:26 pm | 4 Comments
Ow.ly and Hootsuite in widespread breach of newspaper / other site T&Cs

ow.ly is framing the destination URL, in direct contravention of many sites' T&Cs - rather than directly redirecting to the target URL, like most URL shorteners,

Google street view: which news sites linked?,
March 20, 2009 – 12:56 am | No Comment

Newspaper sites did very badly at linking to google's new street view service.

Comic relief: which news sites gave a proper link, and which didn’t?
March 19, 2009 – 9:55 am | One Comment

News sites are bad at linking out. Which of them managed to link to charity site rednoseday.com on its big day - and which failed to make mentions into proper hyperlinks.

What do the Daily Express’s suggested search terms tell us?
March 18, 2009 – 11:06 pm | 2 Comments
What do the Daily Express’s suggested search terms tell us?

What the Daily Express search examples tell us about its editorial agenda: anorexia, abortion, muslims, big ben, recipe, bnp, friends provident, apprentice, floods, care homes, immigration, binge drinking, lottery, Madeleine McCann, Liverpool FC.

External links: the 8 stages of linking-out denial
March 16, 2009 – 12:52 pm | 9 Comments

External links / linking out - which stage of denial are you at? There are 7 before you reach a sensible place ...

‘Morning’ Metro fails 10pm test
March 12, 2009 – 10:42 am | 2 Comments
‘Morning’ Metro fails 10pm test

London's ‘morning' Metro newspaper goes to press so early that it failed to report on Arsenal's penalty shoot-out win over Roma last night

Newspaper sites: don’t read or link to us …
March 11, 2009 – 9:31 pm | 20 Comments
Newspaper sites: don’t read or link to us …

Loads of newspaper websites order you not to link to them without written permission. Few go as far as the FT and suggest you can't even read the site ...

ABCe: Please sort out your terrible website
March 9, 2009 – 1:35 pm | 2 Comments
ABCe: Please sort out your terrible website

For a body in charge of standards, the ABCe's website is a disgrace and an embarrassment.

Fark: It’s the Sun wots winning it
March 2, 2009 – 10:22 pm | 2 Comments

When it comes to Fark, it's the Sun wots winning it. The Guardian come second - and yet again, the FT, Mirror and Express come last.

Guardian tops newspaper Reddit submissions
February 25, 2009 – 9:17 pm | One Comment

The Guardian has had more stores submitted to Reddit, the user-submitted news site, than any other UK newspaper website.

Telegraph tops Digg list
February 20, 2009 – 1:14 am | One Comment

The Daily Telegraph has had more stories submitted to Digg, the social news website for sharing content, than any other UK newspaper site.

Times Online top of newspaper Stumble league
February 19, 2009 – 1:05 am | One Comment

Which newspapers are stumbled a lot - and which are not ...

Newspapers, football, sitelinks, and London bias
February 4, 2009 – 8:22 am | One Comment
Newspapers, football, sitelinks, and London bias

How newspaper sites' sitelinks appear in google - and what that tells you about their reporting bias and site strucutre

The Guardian and accessibility
October 20, 2008 – 11:07 pm | 2 Comments
The Guardian and accessibility

The Guardian's redesign of its comment section breaks its own accessibility policy by relying purely on javascript. Not only that, it's a usability nightmare.

Guardian hides user profiles from google. An SEO trick?
August 12, 2008 – 10:49 pm | 2 Comments
Guardian hides user profiles from google. An SEO trick?

The Guardian is using some sort of javascript to avoid showing user profile pages to google.

Nofollow and internal redirects: sites that accept links – but don’t link out fairly
May 19, 2008 – 1:00 pm | 21 Comments

A list of authority sites that don't link fairly.