My posts about: links
Even more sites that try to bank you from linking to them in the terms. Make it stop.
Backed by HSBC, Microsoft, Ofcom as well ...
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.
A lot is written about why newspapers don't link out more (such as this post about the Guardian's approach), with clunky CMSes and problematic workflows often cited as a reason.
Jemima Kiss's tweet made me laugh though after her review of the new Channel 4 news site was published.
The Guardian has poked some fun at the Edinburgh Fringe website for banning people linking to it in its terms and conditions. Can this still be going on, more than a year after I revealed that most newspapers banned deep links, as did brands like Apple, Royal Mail, Channel 4 and, er, the Association of Online Publishers (which culminated in the hilarity of my attempts to get the Royal Mail to post me the paper licence they insisted I needed to link to them)?
Here are some more sites that still think they can - or should - ban people linking to them. YOU ARE ALL CLOWNS.
The Guardian has changed its comment system - moving from a client-side system to a server-side one.
Want to get your Twitter page doing better in Google for a search on your name? Here's a way to get a link off the BBC to your Twitter URL.
I thought it was interesting to compare two graphs as they seem to go in opposite directions:
SEOmoz's new one on the relationship between word count and the likelihood of people linking to you
There also appear to be lots of sites that say it's OK to print their pages (gee, thanks) but forbid you from photocopying them. Here are 10. Is this really an enforceable, or sensible, condition?
External links / linking out - which stage of denial are you at? There are 7 before you reach a sensible place ...
Loads of companies websites' conditions of use forbid you from linking to them. Why?!?
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 ...
A list of authority sites that don't link fairly.