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Could These New Facebook Features Help Offset Organic Reach Decline?

Could These New Facebook Features Help Offset Organic Reach Decline?

By Chris Crum December 11, 2014

Facebook has fallen out of favor with a lot of publishers thanks to the ever-decreasing organic reach it’s providing for their posts. Some new features from the company could help ease the pain, however. This week alone has seen an …

Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S. Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S.

Google and The Local Media Consortium, which is made up of 800 newspapers and 200 local broadcast outlets from 41 member companies throughout the U.S., announced a strategic partnership, which will see Google providing the consortium’s members with ad products. …

Facebook Says Publishers Should Post More Frequently Facebook Says Publishers Should Post More Frequently
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Facebook has some new advice on how to get more traffic out of your Facebook Page. Post more frequently. Yep, so simple. But there must be a little more to it than that, right? Do you believe posting more frequently …

Google Launches Responsive Ad Units For AdSense Google Launches Responsive Ad Units For AdSense

Google announced on Wednesday that it is launching responsive ad units for AdSense in beta. The units enable publishers to support multiple devices with responsive design web pages by letting them specify the size of the ad that will be …

TechMedia  Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group TechMedia Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group

Online publishing company TechMedia Network, which runs brands like LAPTOP, Space.com and LiveScience, announced that it has acquired Bestofmedia Group, which runs brands like Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s Guide and Tom’s IT Pro. This is the first acquisition TechMedia Network has …

Paula Deen Dropped by Publisher, Cookbook Cancelled Paula Deen Dropped by Publisher, Cookbook Cancelled
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Since admitting under oath to using the “N word,” celebrity chef Paula Deen has been losing sponsorships and business partnerships seemingly every day for the past week. Smithfield Foods dropped Deen as the face of Smithfield Hams shortly after the …

Google News Goes Opt-In In Germany Google News Goes Opt-In In Germany

A law was passed in Germany several weeks ago that would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content to include links and snippets in aggregation services like Google News. Google has been vocally opposing this law …

Facebook Adds New Tags For Publishers Facebook Adds New Tags For Publishers

Facebook announced the launch of two new Open Graph tags for publishers and journalists (OG:Publisher and OG:Author). These allow publishers and story authors to get more organic likes and follows. “As mentioned in our documentation, media publishers should include Open …

Google Launches AdSense Publisher Scorecard Google Launches AdSense Publisher Scorecard

Google announced the launch of a new benchmarking feature for AdSense today called the Publisher Scorecard. This can be found in the Home tab of your AdWords account, and will provide you with a summary of how well your content, …

Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal
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Publishers in Portugal want Google to pay for the right to include links and snippets of articles in Google News. The story is always the same from country to country. In recent months, we’ve seen Google playing ball with publishers, …

Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater

A group of newspapers, including The New York Times, has lent its support to The Associated Press in a lawsuit against Meltwater, a company that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. …

Are These Google's Ranking Signals For Google News? Are These Google's Ranking Signals For Google News?
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Computerworld has a new report out about an old patent of Google’s that is drawing some attention. It looks at ways Google might be ranking content in Google News, which is not only helpful for all publications trying to gain …

Google Not Funding Other Countries' Publishers Google Not Funding Other Countries' Publishers
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Earlier this month, Google announced an agreement with publishers in France, which involves Google creating a €60 million fund called the DIgital Publishing Innovation Fund to “help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” The agreement came after a …

Metacritic Scores 2012′s Best Game Publishers

Metacritic, the popular video game review aggregator, has released its third yearly breakdown of the best gaming publishers. The rankings come as an aggregate of the critic Metacritic scores of each publisher’s titles released in 2012. Sales and user reviews …

No France-Like Google Deal For German Publishers No France-Like Google Deal For German Publishers

Google and France President Francois Hollande, on Friday, announced a deal that the search giant has made with French publishers to who want to be paid for the content that Google links to. Google agreed to create a €60 million …

Google Agrees To "Support" Publishers In France Google Agrees To "Support" Publishers In France
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It looks like Google is paying to link to French publishers’ content. Google and publishers in France have not been seeing eye to eye for quite some time. In October, the company spoke out about a proposal by French lawmakers, …

Would You Ever Pay To Link To A Piece Of Content? Would You Ever Pay To Link To A Piece Of Content?
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Money for links. What a concept. We’re not talking about paying someone to have them link to you. We all know Google’s stance on that. If you pay for a link that passes PageRank, and Google discovers it, you’ll find …