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Is Google indexing pages from Twitter and messing with your analytics?

I just Googled for “WordPress RC” to find the release notes for the 3.5 Release Candidate.  I clicked on the result for wordpress.org and was taken to the correct page, nothing out of the ordinary.  I then copied the URL to share in team chat and noticed that the URL was quite long; there were Read More »


November 22, 2012 | by Adam Pope

Storm news roundup 13-01-12

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Adam: “The Raspberry Pi has started to be manufactured – in the Far East. The start of manufacturing is an achievement to be celebrated. The device, which will cost around £16-23, packs some serious punch: ‘HDMI for connection to a TV, USB for the keyboard, SD card for Read More »


January 13, 2012 | by Mike Ellis

The cookie monster

As many people will remember, a while back ICO caused a bit of a stir by announcing an…interesting…new law all about cookies. In short, the law says this: “The rules previously required websites to tell you about cookies they used and give you information about how to ‘opt out’. Most organisations did this by putting Read More »


November 22, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Google SSL policy has had minimal impact on Analytics. So far.

Just over a couple weeks ago Google announced that they going to default to serving search results over HTTPS for logged in users. A consequence of the change is that the search query the user was performing is not passed through when the user clicks on a result. The SEO community had a bit of Read More »


October 27, 2011 | by Adam Pope

Things Storm bookmarked this week / 26-10-11

This week… Dave pointed me to the fact that Google have given their App Store a bit of a facelift. As he points out – “to say that it had a ‘hint of iTunes app store’ is possibly an understatement” – but he’s also right, it’s pretty well put together and always worth spending a Read More »


October 26, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Storm news roundup 21-10-11

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Andrew: “Further amusing news in the ongoing saga of this government’s continued attempt to become the Galactic Empire of the UK’s internet with this story from Techdirt yesterday – with news that a parliamentary committee is suggesting that websites need to reveal the identity of anonymous posters, or Read More »


October 21, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Things Storm bookmarked this week / 19-10-11

Things we liked this week: Adam popped me over this rather nice interview with Peter Norvig giving a run down of AI techniques employed by Google. It’s a long piece but well worth a read as it explains how some of the magic actually works.. For once, Paul didn’t focus on the fail – this Read More »


October 19, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Storm news roundup 30-09-11

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Liam: “This week I became increasing concerned by Facebook’s policies and privacy, with various changes coming up which are concerning. The biggest of these for me is Facebook’s request to form a PAC, or Political Action Committee. This will give Facebook the power to give money to political Read More »


September 30, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Storm news roundup 23-09-11

Storm’s favourite web stories from the week… Liam: “This week I’ve been induced into a Video Game coma with the launch of Gears of War 3 and OnLive, and the EuroGamer expo yesterday in London. It’s not all play though – The OnLive service (http://www.onlive.co.uk) is a technical masterpiece.We’re huge fans of the technical challenges Read More »


September 23, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Things Storm bookmarked this week / 21-09-11

Another week, another bunch of interesting web happenings. Here’s a few you may be interested in: Google+ opened their doors to everyone, with a whopping great homepage arrow thingy. At roughly the same time, I stumbled across this rather frank assessment of the service: “perfectly adequate, fun to stumble onto but completely irrelevant…”. Many in Read More »


September 21, 2011 | by Mike Ellis