Tag Archives: Search engine optimization

Getting Paid for Doing Bad Things (12″ version)

By | August 4, 2011

This is the extended version of my earlier blog post. The BBC finally ran my commentary so for those of you who want more info, here it is: Think of it as product placement for the Internet. It’s been around a while, but I just figured out how it works, and it made me realise that the early… Read More »

Trackback Spam, Praising Dvorak, Office Revenge And Other Byways On The Route To Where You’re Going

By | June 8, 2005

One of the scary, but compelling, bits of having a blog is seeing how people found you. TypePad offer referring addresses which make this very easy, but all it does is make you wonder whether most of the people visiting you are on their way to somewhere else. (It also reveals how well trackback spam works.) Here’s a sampling… Read More »

HP Blogger Deletes Another Customer Comment

By | May 11, 2005

A few days ago I wrote about HP’s censoring, and then uncensoring, of a comment to its blog. The removal of the comment caused a furore and led to the HP blogger, David Gee, apologising and acknowledging the good learning experience: This was a good learning experience for us and we strive to maintain honest and open communication… Read More »

The Tag Report III: Bowen Dwelle

By | January 28, 2005

Here’s a chat I had with Bowen Dwelle on tagging. JW: i just wanted to get my brain around your tag posting, and get your views on the broader tagging (r)evolution. … Bowen: I attempted some sort of explanation of this in this post: Bowen: said again, there are several ways to classify information — human top down… Read More »

WhenU Addresses Its Image Problem

By | May 17, 2004

The whole WhenU story gets weirder and weirder. Last week Ben Edelman, the privacy hound, pointed out that the besieged pop-up provider WhenU was ‘cloaking’ itself. This means, in Ben’s words, ”using prohibited ‘cloaking’ methods to make search engines think certain WhenU servers offer content of interest to readers seeking certain search terms, when in fact the servers merely… Read More »