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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New Wikio rankings for Online Marketing section
November 4, 2010 – 12:29 am | 2 Comments
New Wikio rankings for Online Marketing section

Wikio got in touch to tell me that, apparently, I'm the 3rd top blog in their online marketing category. Full results are out on Friday. Make of this what you will. For some reason they supplied me with a table with all the links nofollowed apart from the keyword links to their deep pages. I may have swapped some of that around.

Love Chips: what the site says about government spin and SEO
June 27, 2010 – 10:55 pm | One Comment
Love Chips: what the site says about government spin and SEO

Lovechips.co.uk: It lies about the nutritional value of potatoes. The people who commissioned it don't know or care that it's rubbish. But shutting it down won't save us a penny, even though the government claims it will.

How to use touch-screen mobile phones in the snow
January 13, 2010 – 1:51 pm | 7 Comments

Standing in the snow punching your mobile phone screen aimlessly with your mittens? Here are some tips from people on Twitter for getting your phone to work.

What The X Factor tells us about Google’s keyword and search-volume analysis tools
September 7, 2009 – 7:30 am | 3 Comments
What The X Factor tells us about Google’s keyword and search-volume analysis tools

There are several ways you can use Google to find out what terms people are searching for, and how popular those search terms are.

I've used them to check search terms related to The X Factor (ITV's talent show) - and I reckon Google Insights is better than the Google Adwords Keywords tool.

Delia Online relaunch slices her traffic in half
July 21, 2009 – 8:42 pm | One Comment
Delia Online relaunch slices her traffic in half

The relaunch of Delia Online has cost Delia Smith half her web traffic in the last 4 weeks, according to stats from Alexa.

Three’s a trend: reviewed hit back against reviewers
July 1, 2009 – 4:08 pm | 2 Comments

Anyway, three's a trend. So here are three people hitting back at bad reviews in the last week.

Twitter’s latest SEO improvement: meta descriptions
May 13, 2009 – 8:04 pm | One Comment
Twitter’s latest SEO improvement: meta descriptions

Twitter is now using proper meta descriptions - the full tweet for tweets, and the bio for profile pages.

London Evening Standard relaunches with two home pages. Oops.
May 12, 2009 – 10:12 am | No Comment
London Evening Standard relaunches with two home pages. Oops.

The London Evening Standard website relaunched today. It has TWO home pages. Is this a good idea?

Content carousels reviewed: Yahoo loses, Sky wins
April 30, 2009 – 11:31 pm | 5 Comments
Content carousels reviewed: Yahoo loses, Sky wins

Carousels (sliders as they're sometimes known) are a good way to promote several items of content without using up too much space on your homepage.

Here's a roundup of sites using them - and how successful I think they are. Having studies several, I think the best ones.

ITV.com IA: Man City filed under Man Utd (and anything under Johnstones Paint Trophy)
March 26, 2009 – 3:10 pm | 4 Comments
ITV.com IA: Man City filed under Man Utd (and anything under Johnstones Paint Trophy)

ITV.com's information architecture has Man City in a Man Utd cateogry, and the UEFU cup in a Johnstones Paint Trophy northern semi category ...

URL shorteners reviewed
March 25, 2009 – 12:46 am | 21 Comments

URL shorteners reviewed for length, statistics and custom names.

‘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

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.

Maxi Cosi Priorifix isofix car seat review
January 29, 2009 – 10:16 pm | No Comment
Maxi Cosi Priorifix isofix car seat review

The Maxi Cosi Priorifix is the sherman tank of child car seats. Built like a tank, weighs as much as a tank, protects a child like a tank.

Samsung Omnia i900 review
October 22, 2008 – 10:53 pm | 2 Comments
Samsung Omnia i900 review

Review of the Samsung Omnia i900 - good points, bad points, and that silly stylus.

Pushchairs for tall people: bugaboo cameleon review
September 11, 2008 – 10:28 pm | 25 Comments

How the Bugaboo Cameleon is the only choice if you are a tall person and need a pushchair that won't give you back ache.

Spinvox voicemail review
September 11, 2008 – 10:14 pm | No Comment

A review of the Spinvox voicemail service - how converting voicemail to text messages is brilliant.

Bloom fresco high chair review
July 26, 2008 – 2:48 pm | 4 Comments

A review of the Bloom Fresco highchair (hint - it looks good, but it's not wipe clean ...)

Event tyres review: buying tyres online
May 21, 2008 – 10:41 am | 11 Comments
Event tyres review: buying tyres online

Review of Event tyres, an online tyre company.