links for 2009-10-16
by Martin Belam, 16 October 2009
"Susan Moskwa from the Google Webmaster Central team explained it was removed because Google keeps telling webmasters 'that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much.' They felt it was 'silly' to keep telling webmasters that, and at the same time show it in Webmaster Tools. So Google removed it from Webmaster Tools".
"We are excited to propose that SLA [Specials Libraries Association] change its name to the Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals, or ASKPro".
"Birmingham City Council’s revamped - and heavily-criticised - website has been named as the fastest improving in the UK. Birmingham has moved up 409 places to 20th based on the website’s technical performance, including speed of pages, quality of the programming, links and ease of use, in the latest survey on a range of criteria carried out by online consultants Sitemorse."
"The judge in the biggest foreign satellite football case to date in England has retired to consider his verdict. A group of 26 licensees from 19 pubs across the country will learn their fate on 4 November at Chester Magistrates. Licensees at the pubs are charged with dishonestly receiving TV transmissions to broadcast English Premier League football via Albanian channel DigitAlb."