Warm Weather and Great Tits

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Thu Oct 22 03:54:44 EDT 2009


back to the grassy knoll?

2009/10/22 P. J. Alling <webstertwentysix at gmail.com>:
> 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?
>>
> No, he's just gone home.
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