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TV becomes ‘englishrail blog’

Tuesday, March 16 2010

There has been a change to our masthead ‘englishrail blog’ replaces ‘Tunnel Vision’ as our name. Now I was very fond of ‘Tunnel Vision’, there was a Shakespearian grandeur in the title which ‘englishrail blog’ definitely does not posses.

Scene 1. A cavern under Marsham Street

DfT official

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble

All

Beeching, Croucher, Haythornthwaite
Turn iron to tarmac way, it’s second rate
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Enter Lord Adonis

How now, ye hags with tunnel vision!
What is’t you do?

Sadly there is no longer a place for literary merit. In today’s world search engine optimisation rules. The good news is that ‘Behind The Water Tower’ is safe, enjoying top ranking when fed into Google. However, ‘Tunnel Vision’ was going nowhere fast and appeared on page 4 after a Google search. Miraculously ‘englishrail blog’ which was neither our title nor our URL when keyed into Google gave us a No 4 positioning.

The senior management agreed amongst themselves that the title switch was a no-brainer. Half an hour ago we switched and ‘englishrail blog’ when keyed into Google now lists this blog at No. 1.

To all our dear friends (and enemies) who kindly linked to TV – your hyperlinks will still work – but next time you give your website a polish you might wish to update your links to ‘TV’. (Sorry I mean ‘eb’, of course!)

Tunnel Vision is dead, long live ENGLISHRAIL BLOG!

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4 comments

  1. Surely Britishrail Blog, otherwise you could be described as racist and not report on Scotland or Wales!!

    :-)


    • Gavin, you are right, of course. However, in order to get high Google rankings it helps if there aren’t too many instances of your name on the WWW.

      There are just too many references to ‘British Rail’ and so ‘britishrail blog’ would just have vanished up its own backside.

      We are working on what to do about Scotland, Wales and the rest of the world.


      • “We are working on what to do about Scotland, Wales and the rest of the world.”

        Is there some sort of invasion planned then……. :-)

        No probs, I was just being sarcastic in my first comment! I love both of your blogs and just wish I had the time to update my site as often as you do!


      • “We are working on what to do about Scotland, Wales and the rest of the world.”

        Is there some sort of invasion planned then……. :-)

        Well, yes in a manner of speaking, as developments in Wales and Scotland are oftem more exciting than those in the UK!



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