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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PCC rules on Jan Moir: a strange and troubling ruling.
February 17, 2010 – 11:36 pm | 6 Comments

The Guardian reports that the PCC has rejected all the complaints (more than 25,000) about Jan Moir's article about Stephen Gately.

As it's late, I shall limit myself to comparing the reported ruling with the original article ...

Does Google edit swear words from the results of popular searches – or is it doing Jan Moir a favour?
November 10, 2009 – 11:41 am | No Comment
Does Google edit swear words from the results of popular searches – or is it doing Jan Moir a favour?

While idly checking Google's results for a Jan Moir search, I noticed that a top-10 result for the Angry Mob's site - a post from September called Jan Moir: I'm thinking she's a piece of sh*t - has been toned down in Google's results.

So does Google edit out swear words for popular searches? Or has it done a manual hack on this one post to spare Jan's blushes? The evidence is leaning towards the latter ...

Nofollow: How to link to someone or something you detest (I’m looking at you Jan Moir)
October 21, 2009 – 7:00 am | 10 Comments
Nofollow: How to link to someone or something you detest (I’m looking at you Jan Moir)

The furore over Jan Moir has thrown up several interesting SEO issues. Here's a basic one - how should you link to something you detest?

The problem with linking
Put simply, Google counts a link to a ...

Jan Moir: Don’t forget to change your meta descriptions …
October 19, 2009 – 10:48 pm | No Comment
Jan Moir: Don’t forget to change your meta descriptions …

There's a lot to remember when you're running around in a social media storm, as Jan Moir discovered last week. It would seem that updating meta descriptions isn't high on the list ...

The meta description on the Jan Moir article about Stephen Gately's death still reads: Our columnist asks why no-one will face up to the sordid reality of the Boyzone star's demise.

Sidestepping Google Sidewiki: changing URLs won’t help
October 16, 2009 – 9:04 pm | One Comment
Sidestepping Google Sidewiki: changing URLs won’t help

As part of the fuss over Jan Moir, the Daily Mail ended up changing the headline and the URL of its story and 301 redirecting the old URL to the new one. I wondered what would happen to the Sidewikis written on the original URL. The answer: the Sidewikis remain with a message saying they were originally about a previous URL.

Jan Moir: Twitter forces Mail to pull all adverts
October 16, 2009 – 2:45 pm | 44 Comments
Jan Moir: Twitter forces Mail to pull all adverts

Update Rachel has commented below that she and others on a Facebook group had been even more proactive and along with others had been phoning the press offices / media buyers of the relevant advertisers. ...

Jan Moir: Mail readers reject her hateful bile (probably)
October 16, 2009 – 11:23 am | 7 Comments
Jan Moir: Mail readers reject her hateful bile (probably)

Update According to Google, at 2.45pm, Jan Moir is the 42nd most popular search in the last hour. The Mail must be loving the traffic they are getting. So, why don't you try contacting the ...