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Medium Gets New Publisher Tools

Medium Gets New Publisher Tools

Medium announced three new publishing features, which it is rolling out this week. For one, users can now schedule posts with the new “schedule to publish” feature. You can specify the date and time you want a post to be published, bringing Medium more in line with other blogging platforms. “Clicking on ‘schedule to publish’ from this screen will enable …

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You May Now Be Able To Get More LinkedIn Traffic

You May Now Be Able To Get More LinkedIn Traffic

There’s a chance that you may now be able to get more traffic from LinkedIn to your blog than you could have before. Is LinkedIn a significant part of your content marketing strategy already? Let us know in the comments. DigiDay has a very interesting report out indicating that LinkedIn has made some changes that enable publishers to get more …

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Pinterest Now Lets You Embed Bigger Pins On Your Site

Pinterest Now Lets You Embed Bigger Pins On Your Site

Pinterest announced that it is now letting you embed bigger pins on your website or blog. You’ve long been able to embed pins, but until now, they’ve been relatively small and frankly not that pleasing to the eye. They would only go 237 pixels wide. Now there are three sizes available up to 600 pixels wide. The pin widget also …

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WordPress.com Adds Support For WebP Image Format

WordPress.com Adds Support For WebP Image Format

The WordPress.com image service, which delivers the images bloggers use in their posts to their audiences, now supports the WebP image format. With this addition, served images can be reduced by up to 34% in file size compared to a JPEG image of the same quality. This means images will load faster and annoy users less. Here’s the comparison WordPress …

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The Next Big Phase of Google Search Is Coming Early Next Year

The Next Big Phase of Google Search Is Coming Early Next Year

Last month, Google announced Accelerated Mobile Pages, a new open source project, which is basically its answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles. Like Instant Articles, the purpose of the project is to enable web pages to load more quickly on mobile devices. Google announced on Tuesday that it will begin sending traffic to AMP pages in Google search beginning early next …

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WordPress.com Gets Refresh With New App and Features

WordPress.com Gets Refresh With New App and Features

Automattic announced the launch of a new version of WordPress.com, which it has built from the ground up to let you update pages and respond to comments from a desktop app, manage all blogs and sites from one spot on any device, spend less time on administration/uploading, and find “the best content” people publish with WordPress. The new WordPress.com includes …

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WordPress.com Gets New High-Speed Editor

WordPress.com Gets New High-Speed Editor

WordPress.com announced that it now has a new editor that’s faster and cleaner. According to the people behind it, it’s fast, responsive, and lets you create posts and pages more quickly both on desktop and mobile. According to WordPress.com, the new editor includes instant saving and quick sharing. You can easily manage posts regardless of if you have one or …

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You Can Now Hide Your Tumblr Blog from the Web

You Can Now Hide Your Tumblr Blog from the Web

Though many bloggers are looking for more eyes on their content, some might be looking for fewer, if they have a tendency to be the target of abusive trolls. Now, Tumblr is adding what it calls a “simple layer of privacy to let you better control who gets to see your stuff and who doesn’t.” Starting today, you can choose …

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WordPress.com Gets A New Action Bar

WordPress.com Gets A New Action Bar

WordPress.com has a new action bar, which makes it easier for readers to follow blogs of interest and for bloggers to make changes to their own sites. If you’re a blog visitor, and you’re on a WordPress.com blog that you’re not yet following, you can click the “Follow” button that appears in the bottom-right hand corner so new posts from …

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Facebook Looks to Be Updating Notes

Facebook Looks to Be Updating Notes

Do you remember Facebook Notes? Believe it or not, you can still write notes on Facebook. A relic of the past, Facebook notes have pretty much fallen out of favor with the social networking crowd. This might be the first time you’ve even thought about them in years. Go try to compose a new note on Facebook. Trust me, it’ll …

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Shareaholic Adds Total Share Count Option

Shareaholic announced that in addition to share counts for its social media share buttons, it now offers the option to display a total share count. All share buttons powered by the service will now automatically give you he option to showcase the number of total shares, and you can customize it. “In addition to choosing where you want the total …

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WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

Automattic announced a big update to VideoPress, its service that powers videos on WordPress.com and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites. It describes the new generation of VideoPress as “dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast”. “Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops,” explains Guillermo Rauch on the WordPress blog. …

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New WordPress Update Improves Sharing

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 This” feature in the tools menu, which you can add to your browser bookmark bar or on your mobile screen. …

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25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web services like Facebook, Twitter, and reddit, so it seemed like a good time to write a post about a bunch …

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Flipboard Tips From The Service’s Editorial Director

According to Guy Kawasaki, speaking at Social Media Marketing World, “Curation is just as valuable as creation.” Flipboard, which turns its users into curators, apparently doesn’t quite see it that way. Editorial director Josh Quittner told The Drum a couple years ago, after the launch of its now fundamental “Magazines” curation feature, “The creator is still 
more valuable than the …

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Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All

If you post your own sexually explicit content on Blogger, Google’s gonna let you do you. Just don’t use blogger as a hub for commercial porn. Google has reversed a decision it made earlier this week to ban adult content on its Blogger network. “This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, …

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Google Bans Porn on Blogger, Effective March 23

If you like to post sexually explicit content on your Blogger blog, you might want to think about making the switch to Tumblr. Google has announced that it is banning “images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity” on its Blogger platform, effective March 23. According to Google, if you operate a blog with sexually explicit content, …

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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, and to more usage from existing users. Think about those who spend all day on a computer at the office. …

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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 million posts made. That’s the milestone LinkedIn just announced. According to the company, members publish over 40,000 posts per week, …

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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 is sharing some numbers for WordPress.com blogs, and they’re quite “Im(Press)ive” as the company puts it. There were a total …

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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 from WordPress.com, though people blogging on any platform will be welcome,” says Jen Mylo in a blog post. “Speakers will …

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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 content using a Google form, and StumbleUpon will add pages to its official lists, which the company describes as “a …

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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 Pinners use to save things they find around the web, an easy-to-add tool that gets your business on Pinterest.” “These …

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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 means you can feel free to embed them on your blog. Just make sure you’re using the photos the way …

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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 profile, and is shared with your trusted network. According to LinkedIn, it “has the ability to reach the largest group …

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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? Let us know in the comments. Nicholas Carlson at Business Insider shared some traffic charts for such sites, including Upworthy, …

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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 been receiving: Our engineers are working on a content recommendation beta that will present users relevant internal articles on your …

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Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’

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 Cutts’ comments will you be wary of contributing guest content on other sites? Of publishing guest content on your site? …

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The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging

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 Help video: He said, “It’s clear from the way that people are talking about it that there are a lot …

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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 paying closer attention to what makes for high quality content, and how often articles are clicked on from the News …

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