Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Draper SEO'd by insignificant bloggers

How funny, if you type the title of a Labour List post into Google, the prettier looking Labourist comes first and second with poor old Dolly's "website for millions" in third.
Probably something to do with lots of 'insignificant' blogs with high ranking authority linking to them instead of Dolly.

UPDATE: Bless his cotton socks, one of Labour List's writers, Tom Miller, has posted a "rebuttal" to this post. He notes that if a web user takes the time to click the "pages from the UK" button on Google UK Labour List is top. Problem is, most people don't do that initially.

19 comments:

Loki said...

I tried this and it came second from last on the second page!
I'll stop laughing soon..

Oldrightie said...

I wonder how his hits are going. I refuse to visit. Just the odd nip over tp lABOURhOME WHEN i NEED A SNOOZE!

an ex-apprentice said...

Oh, this is priceless, Dizzy. I'm beginning to wonder whether you have a cruel streak!

As a further dig, a reminder of Draper's hubris?

"We are aiming at hundreds of thousands of Labour-minded people"

"we launch on the 12th February to an entire country of potential readers"

"I am aiming for the mass market where, to all intents and purposes you all don't exist."

"I will be building an online community of Labour-minded people - thousands of them."

You've got to stop this now, Dizzy, it's too much, the tears are rolling down my face!!
God forbid Draper is stupid enough to send you another E-mail.

IanVisits said...

I'm hope you are not trying to encourage other bloggers to engage in nefarious "google bombing" to maintain this situation.

;)

Anonymous said...

I've just linked my blog to labourist!!! (in white of course)

Lord Snooty said...

yawn

nadds said...

No doubt Dolly will now indulge in a programme of link farming to fix his ranking

T England said...

Dizzy!
Just thought I'd gooogle LabourList & see what happened ;o)
The first, did you mean, search result made me smile!

Tory Poppins said...

lol . . . bravo!! Get what you pay for I guess!!

John M Ward said...

Well, the original List does appear to have been somewhat listless…

Henry Crun said...

I particularly like "we launch on the 12th February to an entire country of potential readers"

If Labour's record on education is anything to go by there aren't many Labour supporters who can read.

Man in a Shed said...

Oh you mean like this ?

Ops - never mind Dolly's going to have his hands full with a new child on the way. So that should cheer him up.

talwin said...

Yes, but of course, Dolly won't care about something like this will he? He's said so.

Anonymous said...

Dolly's busy beating up Fraser over at the Coffeehouse too, what a total sap this guy is.

Plenty said...

If this is the best Labour can come up with in the blogosphere, then they are well and truely stuffed. Looks like Tory bloggers rule in cyberspace afterall. Also, Labourspace - yet another website for the Champagne socialist toffee nosed brigade...

May I reccomend said...

8 min vid asking, what will it take.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNIU2KEz4g

Plato said...

Mr England - ROTFLOL - absolutely priceless.

Have bookmarked as a rainy day cheer-up page :)

JD said...

Labour mided is, surely, an oxymoron.
JD.

Daveimdave said...

"Beta Test Site - Official Launch 12th February 2009 - Please report any problems to mail@labourlist.org"

I've noticed problems with the content, does that count?