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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Don’t link to us: part two
March 12, 2009 – 11:41 pm | 14 Comments
Don’t link to us: part two

Loads of companies websites' conditions of use forbid you from linking to them. Why?!?

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!

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.

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.

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 ...

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?

SEO friendly URLs: myth and fact
February 7, 2009 – 11:52 pm | 22 Comments

SEO friendly URLs are largely a myth. Google doesn't care that much. Despite that, you should still definitely use them (but be aware of a drawback with wordpress).

Man Utd: Not a UK club, says Google
February 6, 2009 – 11:30 pm | One Comment
Man Utd: Not a UK club, says Google

According to Google's official search results, Manchester United is not a UK football club. Must be something to do with being owned by Americans ...

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

Google adwords for products that don’t exist
January 16, 2009 – 11:47 pm | One Comment
Google adwords for products that don’t exist

Companies are paying to advertise product that don't exist, such as time machines and ipod digital radios.

IntenseDebate, SEO and post counts
January 12, 2009 – 12:01 am | No Comment

IntenseDebate has partly solved its problem with SEO (with the wordpress plugin at least). But there's something funny about the comment counts ...

Adding page numbers: How to avoid duplicate titles and meta descriptions in pages 2 and higher of WordPress category and tag pages
December 20, 2008 – 12:12 am | 42 Comments

The answer to differentiating pages of the main index or category loops in wordpress - code to add the page number to the title and meta description.

WordPress comment pagination & duplicate content
December 12, 2008 – 11:37 pm | 6 Comments

How using comment pagination in wordpress 2.7 is likely to lead to problems with duplicate content.

Advanced comment systems are bad for SEO: IntenseDebate, Sezwho and Disqus
November 7, 2008 – 12:51 am | 23 Comments

Disqus, Sezwho and IntenseDebate offer advanced functionality like threaded comments, cross-site reputation scores etc. But their reliance on javascript means they are likely to be hiding your comments from google - not great from an SEO point of view.

Has Johnston Press Digital Publishing looked at itself in google news?
November 5, 2008 – 12:14 am | 3 Comments
Has Johnston Press Digital Publishing looked at itself in google news?

How all Johnston Press Digital Publishing site's headlines say 'You need to have javascript enabled to view this correctly'

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.