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New WordPress Update Improves Sharing

New WordPress Update Improves Sharing

By Chris Crum 19 hours ago

Automattic released version 4.2 of WordPress, which is named “Powell” after jazz pianist Bud Powell. It’s now available for download/update. The company says its new features are designed to help bloggers communicate and share. For one, there’s a new “Press …

Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard? Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard?

This week, Flipboard launched a new web version. It’s available for the desktop for the first time after being mobile-only since 2010. While it already has millions of users from phones and tablets, this opens it up to more people, …

LinkedIn Has Only Seen A Million Member Posts LinkedIn Has Only Seen A Million Member Posts

Nearly a year ago, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform to all members in the U.S. in English, enabling the average Joe to write posts as if they were Richard Branson. During that time, however, there have only been a …

Guess How Many WordPress.com Blogs Were Created In 2014 Guess How Many WordPress.com Blogs Were Created In 2014

We may be nearly a week into January, but there are still some interesting year-in-review posts coming out from major Internet companies. On Monday, Amazon gave us a look back at third-party seller performance in 2014, for example. Now, Automattic …

WordPress.com Bloggers Get ‘Press Publish’ Event Series WordPress.com Bloggers Get ‘Press Publish’ Event Series

Automattic, the company behind WordPress and WordPress.com, announced the launch of a new event series called Press Publish. This will give bloggers the chance to learn and network with so-called WordPress.com experts. “These events will focus on inspiration and tools …

StumbleUpon Announces New Content Program #StumbleBloggers StumbleUpon Announces New Content Program #StumbleBloggers

StumbleUpon announced the launch of a new content program called #StumbleBloggers, which it says will gather fresh pages and sites from bloggers and leverage StumbleUpon’s platforms and tools to feature the best posts from participating sites. Sites can submit their …

Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what …

You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which …

LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform

LinkedIn announced that it is opening up its publishing platform – previously only available to “Influencers” like Richard Branson and Conan O’Brien – to all members. Now, when you publish a post on LinkedIn, the content becomes part of your …

Here’s Why BuzzFeed Can Still Get Facebook Traffic While You Can’t Here’s Why BuzzFeed Can Still Get Facebook Traffic While You Can’t

Some popular viral content sites have suffered drastic traffic declines since Facebook implemented its News Feed algorithm changes in December, which some have dubbed, for all intents and purposes, Facebook’s “Panda” update. Has your Page been affected by the changes? …

Google Reportedly Trying Another Content Recommendation Product Google Reportedly Trying Another Content Recommendation Product

Google is reportedly getting ready to launch a new content recommendation tool for publishers that would point their website visitors to more of their articles. Search Engine Journal shares a snippet from an email it and other Google partners have …

Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’ Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’
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Google has been warning webmasters about guest blogging abuse for years now. This week, head of webspam Matt Cutts basically declared guest blogging dead. “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done,” says Google’s Matt Cutts. In light of …

The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging
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The subject of guest blogging has been coming up more and more lately in Google’s messaging to webmasters. Long story short, just don’t abuse it. Matt Cutts talked about it in response to a submitted question in a recent Webmaster …

Now Articles Can Get More Facebook Visibility Now Articles Can Get More Facebook Visibility

Facebook announced that it has updated how it ranks stories in the News Feed to surface what it deems to be more relevant news, as well as what your friends have to say about it. Specifically, Facebook says it is …

Medium Opens Up Its Doors with a Few Caveats Medium Opens Up Its Doors with a Few Caveats

Medium, the blogging platform developed by Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams last year, is finally opening its doors to the public – but there are still a handful of restrictions. For the uninitiated, Medium is a blogging platform …

Google Adds More Google+ Integration To Blogger Blogs Google Adds More Google+ Integration To Blogger Blogs
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Google has slowly but surely adding Google+ integration with its ages-old blogging platform, Blogger. On Monday, the company announced that users can now share blog posts to Google+ automatically. This is one of those things that seems like a no-brainer, …

Google Launches ‘In-Depth Articles’ Section In Search Results, Highlights Eric Schmidt Article Google Launches ‘In-Depth Articles’ Section In Search Results, Highlights Eric Schmidt Article

Google announced that it will start showing a new “In-depth articles” section in search results when users search for some “broad topics”. We wrote about the feature when Google was testing it a couple months ago, but now Google is …