I'm a graphic designer and writer in Northern Ireland. Welcome to my blog.

An informal chat with Google

Google talk

David Airey: We’ve had our ups and downs, haven’t we, Google?
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Google: We have, David.
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David Airey: Do you remember that time I tried to trick my way to the top of your search results?

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Should links open in a new window?

window fitter

This is a web usability question that concerns you, the people who read my blog, and also those who author their own blogs / websites. It seems that some people actually get angry when a website takes control of their browser by opening a new tab, and of course that’s not what I want here.

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How to deter image and bandwidth theft

take control

It drains the bandwidth I’m paying my web host for.

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My rollercoaster relationship with Google

Google roller coaster

A wry smile spread across my face today, and I gave a little chuckle.

I’ve come to realise that I need to hire a full-time SEO expert to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Yep, once again my Google search rankings are down the pan.

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Collective effort restores David Airey.com

New York Times logo

Three days ago, I reported on a GMail security flaw resulting in the theft of my domain name.

Today, I am delighted, humbled and relieved, to announce that davidairey.com is now back in my possession. Read on for more details.

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