Malcolm Coles, the Editor of Which.co.uk, has been highlighting some of the problems with the technology for search engine optimisation and accessibility (the two are often closely related) on his blog.
“the Guardian is arguably in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act, which ‘makes it unlawful for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service which it provides to members of the public’.”
The Guardian’s announcement of the changes, Coles’ comments, and their responses can all be seen here.
And, following some discussion in the comments on a story here, in a third post Coles tackled third party commenting systems such as Disqus, IntenseDebate and Sezwho:
- “The comments are sloooow to appear Once the page has loaded, the JS runs and the comments are loaded into the page. This is slow. Really slow.”
So are you making a response re your blog and the recent intensedebate switch? I'm interested to know because wordpress grouphosted (.com) is going to go intense debate soon apparently. I get a lot of traffic through comment hits via google and will be interested to know how this will be handled. wordpress seems to be fairly seo sensitive so I assume it will be sorted.
I thought they’ve fixed it already.
Just found your blog today. Really like it – keep up the good work.Domain info more important than you think :-)Domain information such as DNS, age of domain and even the expiration date are used to distinguish between illegitimate and legitimate domains.Why are google doing this? Simply to get all the factors they can to get an internal “trust score”.This “trust score” is used to eliminate “doorway” pages and spam in the search result.I’M not saying that it’s working perfectly – but they are doing a pretty good job.