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Madeleine McCann Was Tagged In Liverpool

by | 2nd, July 2009

cipriano-amaralMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Goncalo Amaral accused and tagging Our Maddie…

The Sun: “Maddie cop torture rap”

THE disgraced ex-boss of the Madeleine McCann probe has been charged with torturing a witness in another missing child case.

Alípio Ribeiro, head of Portuguese CID?

No, its:

Goncalo Amaral, 49, is accused of punching and slapping Leandro Silva – who wants £430,000 compensation – during the 2004 hunt for Joana Cipriano, eight.

And this is now news because..? Amaral was accused by Cipriano in June 2007.

In February 2008, the Sun had more news:

“McCann slur cop in ‘torture cover up’”. Amaral is “tubby”. Amaral weighs “18 stone”. The Sun says Amaral is involved in what “many say is Portugal’s worst miscarriage of justice”

And what kind of a character is Cipriano?

Mum Leonor, 36, girlfriend of Leandro, was jailed for killing the girl in Figueira, Portugal, just miles from Praia da Luz where Maddie disappeared.

So Amaral has been accused. Nothing proven. And he has been charged in Portugal, you know, that backward country where the bungling cops operate…

Digital Journal: “Overuse of Madeleine McCann keywords an ‘oversight’”

The Liverpool Echo and Post news site have claimed they did not deliberately use keywords tagged as ‘madeleine mccann, madeleine mcgann, kate mcgann, kate mccann’ to non-related news stories and it was an ‘oversight.’

Typing in so many words is an easy mistake to make. The Guardian made the same error: alerted Trinity news, publishers of the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post that hidden meta tags in many of their main news stories posted on their website contained Madeleine McCann related keywords.

Well, she is in the paper’s hearts and minds. And thanks to Anorak’s Tabloid Bingo, Our Maddie is pretty much related to every story that has ever been.

The inclusion of the keywords “madeleine mccann, madeleine mcgann, kate mcgann, kate mccann” in the HTML for Liverpool news stories has now ceased and according to a spokesperson for Trinity News, this was an ‘oversight’ and has now been rectified.

Replaced with Jacko, Whacko Jacko, Michael Jackson, Maddie Jackson and so on… discovered a few months ago that many of these tags were being used in the meta data for the ‘Liverpool News Headlines’ on the Liverpool Daily Post site, despite the fact that many of the stories were un-related to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Known as ‘keyword stuffing’ and discouraged by Google the use of unrelated ‘hidden’ metadata ignores the importance of index works which have direct relevance to content although using commonly searched for phrases which can improve a site’s SEO performance.

It was all one terrific misunderstanding and was no attempt to cash in on the disappearance of a child. Of that you can be certain:

A Trinity Mirror spokesman said: “The meta data was inserted some time ago when the Madeleine McCann story was at its height and was the most-searched item on our web sites. It was inserted to make it easier for our users to access a huge story of national and local interest. The fact that it wasn’t removed is an oversight, which has now been put right.”

So Our Maddie tags was put on every story when Our Maddie was the top search tem. That’s better…

Madeleine McCann is missing…

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