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Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content

Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content

By Chris Crum November 20, 2014

Google has a new product for publishers that enables them to receive payment from readers who would rather pay for content than see ads. It’s called Contributor by Google. The user chooses a monthly contribution from $1 to $3. When …

Google Gets Apparent Victory Over German Publishers Google Gets Apparent Victory Over German Publishers

Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for years. Well, Google and publishers everywhere have been going back and forth for years, but in Germany, a group of publishers pushed for an ancillary copyright law last …

Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers

As you may know, Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for quite some time. Google wants to continue providing search results for news stories like it has for years, but publishers think Google is taking …

How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided

We recently looked at data from Shareaholic, which showed social media referral share by social network across Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn: As you can see, the data shows that Facebook is (by far) the biggest …

Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff

News broke today that the print version of Macworld is being shut down as IDG laid off most of the staff. The online version will continue, but also with a reduced staff. The news emerged from tweets by staff, which …

Yahoo Launches ‘Yahoo Recommends’ For Publishers Yahoo Launches ‘Yahoo Recommends’ For Publishers

Last month, a Yahoo “recommended” content box was spotted on various publisher sites, such as VOX Media’s SB Nation and CBS Interactive’s GameSpot and TV Guide. On Monday, the company officially announced the launch of the offering. It’s called “Yahoo …

Google: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites Google: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites

Google has said it before, but now it has said it again: “We built Google for users, not websites.” Think you got a raw deal from a recent algorithm change? Sorry, they built Google for users, not websites. Think Google …

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of) Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

Google Publisher Toolbar Gets Analytics Upgrade Google Publisher Toolbar Gets Analytics Upgrade

Google announced the launch of new Google Analytics integration into the Google Publisher Toolbar. This will enable AdSense publishers to easily access insights right from their site pages, like so: Google Analytics is now integrated by default, so you don’t …

Yahoo Expands Native Ads To Other Publishers Yahoo Expands Native Ads To Other Publishers

Last year, Yahoo started showing native ads in the form of a “recommended” articles box to users on its own properties. Visitors see several articles in a row with one actual ad, which is marked as sponsored, but is otherwise …

Google Gets A Win Over Publishers In Germany Google Gets A Win Over Publishers In Germany

A regulator in Germany has reportedly decided not to pursue a complaint against Google by publishers who don’t like the way Google surfaces their articles. While a law passed in Germany last year that enables publishers to keep Google and …

Snapchat Said To Be Adding Content And Ad Business Snapchat Said To Be Adding Content And Ad Business

Snapchat is said to be readying a new content and advertising business under the banner Snapchat Discovery. This would provide users with news and advertisements that, like the messages Snapchat has built a name for itself upon, disappear after viewing. …

How LinkedIn Delivers Your Posts To People How LinkedIn Delivers Your Posts To People

Earlier this year, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform to everyone, enabling people to post content beyond simple status updates and links. You may be wondering who’s actually seeing your posts. According to LinkedIn, members who have published at least …

BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

BuzzFeed, the publisher you either love or hate (or possibly some strange mixture of the two) announced a major expansion plan, propelled by a fresh injection of cash in the form of a $50 million series E round of funding …

Here's How The Facebook Outage Affected News Sites Here's How The Facebook Outage Affected News Sites

Last Friday, Facebook went down for somewhere between a half an hour and an hour for a lot of users. According to CharBeat, this led to a decline of 3% in overall web traffic to news sites, and an 8.5% …

Google Launches Two New AdSense Ad Sizes Google Launches Two New AdSense Ad Sizes

Google announced the launch of two new ad sizes for AdSense ads – 970 x 250 Billboard and 300 x 1050 Portrait. These, the company says, will help publishers reach more advertisers, and of course, “enhance the user experience”. “As …

Platform Companies Alter Digital Content Creation Platform Companies Alter Digital Content Creation

A group of companies is seeking to change the face of content creation and alter how brands are able to connect with target audiences online. They’re attempting to make an impact on the online news industry in a way that’s …