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August 3, 2004

Frank Dobson (Proxy Blog)

Labour MP for Holborn & St Pancras

Proxy blog by: 'ampersand'

Launched: August 03, 2004

Format: (standard template)

Comments: Yes
Trackback: No
Syndication: Yes

Last updated September 27 2004, but still earns respectable search results for 'frank dobson' in most major search engines.

Frank Dobson's own site, hosted here at and presented under a frame via does turn up in the top ten for 'frank dobson' and 'frank dobson mp' in MSN, but not in Google and Yahoo (the two most popular search engines on the planet).

Frames are evil. Avoid them.

Frank Dobson also ran a diary-pretending-to-be-a-blog during the 2005 General Election. My views on this kind of thing are clearly expressed here.

Posted by timireland on August 3, 2004 5:02 PM in the category Blogs: Proxies


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