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Facebook Instant Articles And What They Mean For Referral Traffic

Facebook Instant Articles And What They Mean For Referral Traffic

By Chris Crum May 13, 2015

And so it begins. After months of rumor and a little bit of chatter from the company itself, Facebook finally announced Instant Articles, its initiative to get publishers to let Facebook host content. The company bills it as “a fast …

25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting 25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web …

Flipboard Magazines Get More Business-Friendly Flipboard Magazines Get More Business-Friendly

Two years ago, Flipboard launched its now-fundamental Magazines feature, which turns all users into content curators. Now, the company is launching a highly-requested feature with private group magazines, which it says are ideal for classrooms, clubs, work groups, friends, and …

Flipboard Tips From The Service’s Editorial Director Flipboard Tips From The Service’s Editorial Director

According to Guy Kawasaki, speaking at Social Media Marketing World, “Curation is just as valuable as creation.” Flipboard, which turns its users into curators, apparently doesn’t quite see it that way. Editorial director Josh Quittner told The Drum a couple …

Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content? Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

Early this year, as Facebook was touting its incredible growth as a video hosting provider, speculation began to mount that Facebook would look to host content beyond video. Would Facebook get publishers to let it host their articles? Would you …

29% Of Millennials Can’t Recall Last Time They Read A Newspaper 29% Of Millennials Can’t Recall Last Time They Read A Newspaper

Last week, a study from the Media Insight Project came out finding that millennials have little interest in paying for news. Now, Retale has some new findings based on a poll of over 1,000 people, looking at newspaper readership, format …

Should Google Show Press Releases As News? Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature …

Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard? Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard?

This week, Flipboard launched a new web version. It’s available for the desktop for the first time after being mobile-only since 2010. While it already has millions of users from phones and tablets, this opens it up to more people, …

LinkedIn Has Only Seen A Million Member Posts LinkedIn Has Only Seen A Million Member Posts

Nearly a year ago, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform to all members in the U.S. in English, enabling the average Joe to write posts as if they were Richard Branson. During that time, however, there have only been a …

Guess How Many WordPress.com Blogs Were Created In 2014 Guess How Many WordPress.com Blogs Were Created In 2014

We may be nearly a week into January, but there are still some interesting year-in-review posts coming out from major Internet companies. On Monday, Amazon gave us a look back at third-party seller performance in 2014, for example. Now, Automattic …

Google News Gives Publishers New Newsletter Google News Gives Publishers New Newsletter

Google announced that it’s giving publishers in Google News a newsletter to keep them up to date on things they need to to know. To get it, you’ll need to make sure your site is in Google News, log into …

Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report] Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report]

As you may know, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain today as a new law takes effect, requiring such services to pay publishers to use small snippets of text. Google has indeed shut down the homepage …

IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released its “State of Viewability Transaction 2015″ report aimed at offering guidance on how to manage the “shift of digital media’s ‘audience currency’ to 100 percent viewability.” Right now, it says, 100% viewability measurement simply …

Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain? Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and …

Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain

Google announced that it’s going to be shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country. The company has faced turbulence from publishers and governments in many countries (particularly in Europe), and this …

StumbleUpon Announces New Content Program #StumbleBloggers StumbleUpon Announces New Content Program #StumbleBloggers

StumbleUpon announced the launch of a new content program called #StumbleBloggers, which it says will gather fresh pages and sites from bloggers and leverage StumbleUpon’s platforms and tools to feature the best posts from participating sites. Sites can submit their …

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

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 …