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Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed? Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed?
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We recently asked readers of Google and Facebook should be filtering our content for us? Many of you said no, but that’s what both have been doing for quite some time through various forms of personalization. It’s partially about noise …

StumbleUpon: Don’t Get Thumbed Down StumbleUpon: Don’t Get Thumbed Down
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StumbleUpon is one of the more interesting services in the social media realm. While it has its social elements for sure, it is much more about the content. As a follower of the search industry, it’s particularly interesting to observe …

How To Generate Social Content That Gets Clicked How To Generate Social Content That Gets Clicked
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Over the last two years, I’ve had the amazing fortune to work with more than 20 different organizations in helping them either develop their social media strategy, help them get smarter about online marketing or assisting them in developing social …

Keywords and Content Marketing Keywords and Content Marketing
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I recently had an interesting discussion with Ron Jones who is writing a book specifically on using keywords for online marketing called “Keyword Intelligence“. He was researching for the content marketing portion of the book and we talked about where …

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve 10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve
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WebProNews recently interviewed reality television blogger Reality Steve (Steve Carbone). The interview wasn’t entirely about how to launch a successful blog, but as he shared his story with us, there were plenty of nuggets of wisdom that naturally came out …

Google on How Much Content You Should Have On Your Home Page Google on How Much Content You Should Have On Your Home Page
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The latest Google Webmaster Central video from Matt Cutts talks about home page content. Given issues like content depth and site speed, which Google has brought up a great deal in recent memory, the content on your home page is …

Human Content Creation Still Safe For The Time Being Human Content Creation Still Safe For The Time Being
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An article at Harvard Business Review takes an interesting look at “seven things human editors do that algorithms don’t (yet).” They boil down to: anticipation, risk-taking, the whole picture, pairing, social importance, mind-blowingness, and trust. Clearly there’s still room for …

AOL Launches Huffington Post Canada and New AOL TV AOL Launches Huffington Post Canada and New AOL TV
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The AOL content factory continues to expand, as the company made a couple of big announcements today – the launch of Huffington Post Canada, and the relaunch of AOL TV. The Canadian version of the hugely popular Huffington Post, will …

Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites

Clearly, there’s a great deal to be said for news curation. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is sharing some fascinating findings about web news consumption, through a study of audience stats provided by Nielsen. The study …

Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update
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Helium is showing that life can go on for victims of Google’s Panda update. Helium is a user-generated content site, often compared to other known Panda victims like Demand Media, HubPages, Suite101, Associated Content, etc. Of course, Demand Media (now …

Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google
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Google’s Panda update left a slew of victims in the wake of its warpath (the war, of course being on shallow and low-quality content). While Google has dropped some hints here and there on its philosophies for what it considers …

Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”? Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”?
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Mashable founder Pete Cashmore tweeted that Monday was the biggest traffic day ever for the publication (in terms of unique visitors. Clearly, it stands to reason that the death of Osama bin Laden and the site’s tendency to show up …

Demand Media Announces 20% Decline in eHow Search Referrals Due to Panda Demand Media Announces 20% Decline in eHow Search Referrals Due to Panda
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As you may know, Demand Media released its quarterly earnings report, reporting an increase in revenue (including for its content business specifically), and even a 32% increase in pageviews. In addition to that, the company made some new announcements about …

Demand Media Earnings Report – Revenue Up, Questions Remain Demand Media Earnings Report – Revenue Up, Questions Remain

Demand Media just released its much-anticipated earnings report, which includes a revenue increase of 48%, year-over-year, but the thing investors are particularly interested in is the company’s performance post Panda-update. The content and media revenue (ext-TAC) increased 77% year-over-year. The …

Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative
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It’s a big day for Demand Media, with that earnings report and all. It will be very interesting to see how the stock goes. We had the opportunity to chat with Larry Fitzgibbon, Demand Media’s EVP, Media and Operations, and …

Google Panda Update – Webmasters Still Trying to Crack the Code Google Panda Update – Webmasters Still Trying to Crack the Code
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WebMasterWorld Founder Brett Tabke recently started an interesting thread in the forum looking at different user behavior elements, and a combination of factors that make up what he calls the “Panda Metric.” “In this socialized world, it just makes sense …

Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Posts Quality Standards in Recovery Effort Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Posts Quality Standards in Recovery Effort
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We’ve covered HubPages a number of times since Google’s Panda update originally launched, as they were one of the victims that lost significant search visibility as a result. Since the update, the site has been making various adjustments to its …

How Often Should You Update Evergreen Content? How Often Should You Update Evergreen Content?

The idea of evergreen content is that it is essentially unchanging, intended to last “a long time,”and have little or no maintenance. So isn’t updating evergreen content a bit of an oxymoron? In some cases yes, in some cases no. …

eHow Getting Serious About Quality eHow Getting Serious About Quality
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Demand Media is getting serious about increasing the quality of eHow content. This has become clear after talks we’ve had with the company, as well as various presentations and interviews they’ve given. They also launched a major redesign last month, …

Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely. Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely.
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Hitwise released some new data (we looked at the bigger picture here) obtained by Forbes, related to Google’s Panda Update. It has a list of sites that have experienced drastic changes in Google traffic since before the initial launch of …

Facebook Send Button Should Send Targeted Traffic to Your Site Facebook Send Button Should Send Targeted Traffic to Your Site
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Facebook just launched a new social plugin called the “send” button. Like the “like” button before it, the plugin has the potential to drive traffic to content. The difference is that where the “like” button is for people to publicly …