All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘blogging’

Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site

Facebook announced some new WordPress integration today. This includes a new plugin called Facebook for WordPress. It comes with “social publishing features” and the following widgets (as listed on Facebook’s developer blog) which have been around for some time: Activity Feed: Shows readers their friends’ activity on the site, such as likes and comments. Recommendations: Gives readers personalized suggestions for …

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WordPress.com Gets New Notifications Tab, Toolbar Button

WordPress announced a new tab on the WordPress.com home page and a new toolbar button for notifications. “The first thing you’ll notice is that there is no number,” explains Andy Skelton of WordPress. “We axed it out of compassion. It all boils down to how people feel about inboxes. In giving you a notifications stream, the last thing we wanted …

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Tumblr Launches ‘Storyboard’ to Feature Creativity

Tumblr, the popular blogging platform, today launched a blog called Storyboard that will feature content creators who use Tumblr blogs. The blog will feature interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the people behind compelling Tumblr blog content. The announcement came on the Tumblr Editorial blog, where Chris Mohney, Editor and Chief at Tumblr, outlined what the Storyboard blog is all …

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Matt Cutts: Excessive Blog Updates To Twitter Not Doorways, But Possibly Annoying

Google’s head of webspam took on an interesting question from a user in a new Webmaster Help video: Some websites use their Twitter account as an RSS like service for every article they post. Is that ok or would it be considered a doorway? I know he shoots these videos in advance, but the timing of the video’s release is …

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Tumblr Ads Soon To Be A Reality

Earlier this week, we talked about the reasons you should be using Tumblr for business. We didn’t really go into Tumblr advertising, but it’s not really been an option. They recently launched highlighted posts, where you can pay a dollar to promote certain posts, but that’s not really much of an ad model. Now, it appears things are changing at …

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Tumblr For Business: Why You Should Use It Now, And Probably More So In The Future

It may not be up there with WordPress yet, as far as user adoption, but Tumblr is growing like a weed, and it has more of a social network feel than WordPress. Your business doesn’t have to be on every social network there is, but you may find Tumblr to be an untapped audience that you shouldn’t be ignoring. Luckily, …

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Study: Blacks Blog More Than Whites

The blogging community is more racially diverse than one might think. Internet-connected African Americans are more likely to blog than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. While African Americans as a whole are less likely to afford laptops and personal computers, Internet-savvy blacks, on average, blog one and a half times …

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Tumblr Launches New Facebook Timeline Integration

In a quick post to its staff blog, Tumblr announced some new Facebook Timeline integration, which the company says makes sharing posts on Facebook “a billion times better.” Users can now toggle “send to Facebook” when they’re posting, as well as share replies and likes on the Facebook Timeline. It shouldn’t spam your friends, because, as the company notes, they …

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Tumblr Policies: Specific Changes Announced

Earlier this month, Tumblr announced that it was working on revamping its privacy policy, terms of service and community guidelines. They posted previews for each, to open them for review and feedback. Today, the company says it has addressed all of the feedback, and has announced some specific tweaks. “We’ve been delighted to read all of the thoughtful feedback you’ve …

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Some Traditional Media Organizations Understand The Web

It’s always nice to see when traditional media organizations show some understanding of the way the web works. Last week, we reported on proposed legislation in Germany that seeks to have news aggregators pay to use snippets of (and possibly links to) publishers’ content. As discussed in a previous article, there are a lot of gray lines around what should …

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Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers

Earlier, I wrote about these new content curation/news aggregation guideline initiatives that were brought up at SXSW, and first reported on by The New York Times’ David Carr. I didn’t look much at what others were saying about them before I shared my own thoughts (which are that they won’t work, basically). Since then, I’ve looked at some other articles …

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Curator’s Code: Can Content Curation Really Be Standardized?

Let me preface this by saying that I am all for giving credit where credit is due on the web. However, people are trying to develop standards for online content curation and attribution on the web, and I just don’t see it working on any mass scale. In theory, it sounds like a reasonable cause, and a way to keep …

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