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Trip Advisor Assuming I Can Speak Thai #Fail

Posted by on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Whilst having a browse around TripAdvisor.co.uk today, specifically on their Bangkok hotels page, I noticed that they haven’t quite got their multi-lingual content implemented correctly.      Whilst I would love to speak fluent in another language (I’m testing the waters with Mandarin at the moment ) I can’t quite speak Thai just yet.  This […]

Googles Landing Page Guidelines #Fail

Posted by on December 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm

  Google is always talking about making sure the landing page is relevant and useful for the user when they click through from the search results. Yet here is a nice page when Google are totally getting this wrong.  The image below is showing when I searched for Google Webmaster Guidelines   Then when you […]

Fail – Location Based Advertising from LivingSocial

Posted by on June 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Now I know Leeds is a nice place, but I have never seen a woman going snorkeling – in a bikini – on a beach – with white sand – and clear blue water. Is there a part of Leeds I haven’t been to before….? FAIL I’m sure the other 47 things mentioned will be […]

Amusing Google 404 Error Page

Posted by on May 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

Nice 404 page from Google that is much better than just showing “404 – Sorry there has been an error”. In an ideal world, users should never see any 404 error pages as the site should be 100% perfect and working. Although it is always worth having an amusing 404 error page as it turns […]

State_ofSearch does not exist….according to Twitter

Posted by on May 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

Nice fail by Twitter when wanting to view State_ofSearch’s twitter profile…   Come on Twitter, this is  a very odd error to have when the user blatantly does exist. Fail.  

Double Fail in Meta Description

Posted by on February 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

School boy error! Everyone who has been online for the past 10 years knows not to use frames when designing a website, iframes are just an extension of this. It makes it harder for Google to crawl the pages and index them correctly, along with the very bad usability and inability to link to the […]

Hotmail Failing

Posted by on December 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

A site which boasts it is “The biggest email service in the world” should at least have this error covered. For that one time when the Google Bot decides to crawl your site when it has an error, ensure you have a correct 500/503 error page set up. It is important that the server passes […]

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