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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Eurovision 2009 results vs Google’s predictions (nul points)
May 17, 2009 – 9:03 am | No Comment
Eurovision 2009 results vs Google’s predictions (nul points)

Google ran an interesting experiment - attempting to predict the results of the 2009 Eurovision contest based on search popularity. But while it got the winner right, the rest of its predictions were a bit poor.

5 things I hate about Google’s Webmaster Tools redesign
May 13, 2009 – 10:06 pm | 4 Comments
5 things I hate about Google’s Webmaster Tools redesign

Google has redesigned Webmaster Tools. Some of it's good. Some of it I hate. This is what I hate about the design (on top of that fact it's much slower than the old version).

News sites that get a time stamp in Google – and those that don’t
April 28, 2009 – 11:12 pm | 5 Comments
News sites that get a time stamp in Google – and those that don’t

Some news sites get a last updated time stamp in Google - and some don't. It's a bit of information next to the URL that says XX minutes ago. Not all news sites get it - although I can't see any rhyme or reason.

Twitter’s appearance in Google: sort it out …
April 27, 2009 – 4:48 pm | 4 Comments
Twitter’s appearance in Google: sort it out …

Someone at Twitter needs to read Google's guidelines to improve how the search engine shows individual tweets.
But even if Twitter itself doesn't care how it looks, clever people like Barack Obama and Russell Brand have worked out how to get individual descriptions in Twitter. I'll explain how ...

Google shows triple inline sitelinks
April 2, 2009 – 4:38 pm | No Comment
Google shows triple inline sitelinks

Google is showing triple inline sitelinks in some cases, not just dual or single.

ITV.com breaches Alfie Patten court order?
April 1, 2009 – 8:15 am | One Comment
ITV.com breaches Alfie Patten court order?

ITV.com is breaching a court order forbidding the publication of the DNA test results for alleged 13-year-old dad Alfie Patten.

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.

Alot clebrity news: most out-of-date PPC ads ever?
March 25, 2009 – 9:35 pm | No Comment
Alot clebrity news: most out-of-date PPC ads ever?

Alot news toolbar adverts are very out of date. Jade Goody has died, Angeline gave birth long ago, and the newest efit for Madeleine McCann was last summer.

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.

29 easy ways to fine tune your blog
March 5, 2009 – 12:44 am | No Comment

Easy ways to fine tune your blog. Do them today and make a BIG difference!

Official Arsenal site doesn’t come first when you search for ‘Arsenal’ in Google
February 24, 2009 – 11:26 pm | One Comment
Official Arsenal site doesn’t come first when you search for ‘Arsenal’ in Google

Arsenal no longer ranks first for search term 'Arsenal' in Google.

Can you use rel = canonical to fix duplicate comment problems caused by comment pagination in wordpress?
February 15, 2009 – 11:49 pm | 3 Comments

Can you use rel=canonical to fix duplicate content problems in wordpress caused by paged comments / comment pagination?

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

Translated in square brackets in google results for youtube
August 12, 2008 – 10:41 pm | No Comment
Translated in square brackets in google results for youtube

Why does a youtube result for one of my videos say [Translated] in square brackets in the google results, when the title was in English to start with?

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.