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The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging
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The subject of guest blogging has been coming up more and more lately in Google’s messaging to webmasters. Long story short, just don’t abuse it. Matt Cutts talked about it in response to a submitted question in a recent Webmaster …

Google Launches Four New AdSense Features Google Launches Four New AdSense Features
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Google announced some new features for its responsive ad units in AdSense, as well as the addition of a multi-screen optimization score for the publisher scorecard. For responsive ads, Google has added ad refresh fro screen orientation changes. Product manager …

Google Offers 434,216 New Ad Unit Sizes For AdSense Google Offers 434,216 New Ad Unit Sizes For AdSense
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Google announced today that it is now offering custom ad sizes for AdSense, or as the company says in a blog post, 434,216 new ad unit sizes. “For text ads, we’ll determine the optimal number of text ads to display …

FTC Warns Publishers About Illegal Native Advertising FTC Warns Publishers About Illegal Native Advertising
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on native advertising on Wednesday called “Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content”. The workshop was designed to examine the practice of blending sponsored stories in with editorial content, and brought together publishing and …

Now Articles Can Get More Facebook Visibility Now Articles Can Get More Facebook Visibility

Facebook announced that it has updated how it ranks stories in the News Feed to surface what it deems to be more relevant news, as well as what your friends have to say about it. Specifically, Facebook says it is …

AdSense Publishers Get Mobile Anchor Ads On Smartphones AdSense Publishers Get Mobile Anchor Ads On Smartphones
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Google has announced the launch of new mobile anchor ads for smartphones for AdSense publishers, aimed at making the ad experience better for users on these devices. The ads let a 320×50 banner ad unit be anchored to the bottom …

Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo

Yahoo continues to add high-profile names to Yahoo News with the addition of Katie Couric to the staff as its new Global Anchor. CEO Marissa Mayer announced the news this morning via blog post, sharing her enthusiasm about the acquisition. …

Charlotte Zolotow, Popular Author and Editor, Dies

Charlotte Zolotow the famed literary icon died on Tuesday in her Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, home. She was known for her spunky independence as shown from the following quote, “I am really writing for myself.” The 98-year-old writer and editor established …

This Chart Shows That Google Is Bigger Than Newspapers And Magazines This Chart Shows That Google Is Bigger Than Newspapers And Magazines

Business Insider has put together a pretty interesting graph that is getting a lot of attention in the media. It illustrates, citing data from Google, the NAA and the PIB, that Google is now bigger than both magazines and newspapers …

Gigaom Shuts Down PaidContent As A Brand Gigaom Shuts Down PaidContent As A Brand

Gigaom is shutting down paidContent.org as a standalone brand, and is rolling it into the Gigaom site. Last year, Gigaom acquired paidContent along with the rest of the ContentNext Media assets (which included mocoNews.net, contentSutra and paidContent UK – all …

Yahoo News Gets Yet Another New York Times Columnist With Matt Bai Hire Yahoo News Gets Yet Another New York Times Columnist With Matt Bai Hire
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Yahoo continues to build its news team, adding Matt Bai as a new Yahoo News National Political Columnist. Bai is the former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.Yahoo says in his new role he’ll offer “unique commentary …

Facebook Gives Publishers ‘Stories to Share’ Tool Facebook Gives Publishers ‘Stories to Share’ Tool

Facebook announced today that it is giving media organizations a new tool on their Facebook Pages, suggesting content from their sites that they may wish to share with their followers. Right now, the “Stories to Share” feature is only being …

Pinterest Adds More Info To Article Pins In Good Move For Publishers Pinterest Adds More Info To Article Pins In Good Move For Publishers

Pinterest is launching a new look for article pins, providing more information such as the headline, author, story description and link on the pin itself. The new look is similar to what Pinterest did with recipe, movie and product pins …

Google Will Now Let You Use AdSense Ads On HTTPS Pages Google Will Now Let You Use AdSense Ads On HTTPS Pages
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Google announced on Monday that AdSense publishers can start putting ads on HTTPS pages as more sites move to this more secure protocol. “Many websites, like e-commerce sites and social networking sites, use the HTTPS protocol to protect their users’ …

The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post
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As you’ve more than likely learned by now, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post for $250 million. The news was announced Monday afternoon, and the Internet (at least the business end of it) just about …

Google Launches ‘In-Depth Articles’ Section In Search Results, Highlights Eric Schmidt Article Google Launches ‘In-Depth Articles’ Section In Search Results, Highlights Eric Schmidt Article

Google announced that it will start showing a new “In-depth articles” section in search results when users search for some “broad topics”. We wrote about the feature when Google was testing it a couple months ago, but now Google is …

Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post
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The Washington Post Company just announced that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying its publishing business, including The Washington Post newspaper for $250 million. I bet you didn’t see that coming. To be clear, Bezos is buying it. …

Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War
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Amazon has slashed the prices on a bunch of hardcover books in what appears to be a response to a recent promotion from Overstock.com to undersell the online retail giant on hundreds of thousands of titles. Over the weekend, Amazon …

Google Sites Users Will Soon No Longer Be Able To Modify AdSense Code Google Sites Users Will Soon No Longer Be Able To Modify AdSense Code
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This story has been updated. Please see update at the end. Google announced on a support page that it is sunsetting AdSense for Google Sites. At the end of next month, support will be cut off. On a page called …

Linking Practices That Annoy Matt Cutts, But Don’t Make A Difference To Google Linking Practices That Annoy Matt Cutts, But Don’t Make A Difference To Google
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Google posted an interesting Webmaster Help video today about linking. It’s basically about whether it’s better to link to an original source somewhere at the top of a post, or at the bottom. The answer is essentially that it makes …

TechMedia Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group, Aims To Take On CNET TechMedia Network Acquires Bestofmedia Group, Aims To Take On CNET

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 …