Warm Weather and Great Tits

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Wed Oct 21 18:19:32 EDT 2009


On Oct 21, 2009, at 4:54 PM, Doug Brewer wrote:

> John Francis wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 04:18:42PM -0400, paul stenquist wrote:
>>> On Oct 21, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Bob W wrote:
>>>
>>>> I reckon the BBC sub-editor enjoyed writing the headline.
>>>>
>>> Yep. And I'm surprised it was published.
>> So am I.
>> Not because I suspect the BBC of prurience - by British standards
>> the word "tit" doesn't even raise an eyebrow.
>> But by now the name of the game is eyeballs.  Almost all news
>> outlets with a web presence have a person whose job title is
>> something like "search engine optimiser".  The goal is to make
>> sure that when somebody enters a web search, your page shows
>> up in the list (and shows up as early as possible).
>> That means you should avoid words in titles and headlines
>> that may fall foul of any filters.  A list of such words
>> would most definitely include "tit".
>> Unfortunately this also means that you should avoid attempts
>> to be witty, avoid using most nicknames, etc., etc. your
>> headline should say "Elvis is dead", not "The King has passed".
>
> what? Elvis is dead?
>
Last time I saw him he appeared to have been dead for a considerable  
time:
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=9940513&size=lg
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