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Paula Deen Dropped by Publisher, Cookbook Cancelled

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 Food Network severed its ties to the southern chef. Walmart soon followed suit, and on Friday retailers including Sears, Walgreens, …

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Google Gets Around Having To Pay German Publishers By Making Google News Opt-In

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 and others like it for quite some time, but nevertheless, it passed. In light of this, Google has decided to, …

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Facebook Adds New Tags For Publishers To Increase Likes, Follows

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 Graph tags in their article’s HTML to generate better previews of their content when shared on Facebook,” notes Facebook’s Voja …

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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, ad settings and pages are performing, compared to those of other AdSense publishers. “It’s organized into different categories, such as …

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Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal

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, and it seems other countries are seeking solutions similar to those Google has proposed elsewhere. Reuters is reporting: Alberico Fernandes, …

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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. The service reportedly reproduces headlines and story snippets for clients, along with links to the actual stories – pretty much …

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Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News?

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 eyeballs from the aggregator, but interesting in light of how Google is dealing with unhappy publishers around the world. Does …

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Don’t Expect Google To Fund Publishers All Over The World

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 lengthy battle with publishers who wish to be paid for the privilege of search engines to link (with snippets) to …

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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 are not taken into account. Somewhat surprisingly, Electronic Arts (EA) has topped review charts this year. This is despite being …

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German Publishers Reportedly Won’t Go For A Google Deal Like Those In France

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 fund called the DIgital Publishing Innovation Fund to “help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” Google says it …

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Google Agrees To “Support” Publishers In France

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, backed by publishers, which would seek for search engines to license content in order to have the privilege of linking …

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Would You Ever Pay To Link?

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 yourself with some SEO problems, to say the least. The fact that people do engage in this practice, however, illustrates …

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