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Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will. Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.
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I was out on leave when the news came out: Google is killing Google Reader. No! Why? No! Should Google kill Google Reader? Will you miss it? Let us know what you think or if you care in the comments. …

Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google
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This seems to be proof that Google does not favor big brands of major media outlets when it comes to obeying the quality guidelines. Even the BBC has been getting unnatural link warnings from Google. A representative from the organization …

John Battelle Going Back To CEO Role At Federated Media John Battelle Going Back To CEO Role At Federated Media

Federated Media Publishing announced today that Deanna Brown is stepping down as CEO. Founder John Battelle ,who has been in an Executive Chairman role since handing over the CEO reins to Brown in early 2011, is reprising his role as …

AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO

AOL just announced that it has appointed Susan Lyne CEO of its brand group, and she will run the AOL operating unit that houses the company’s portfolio of brands. There were already rumors being reported that she would be taking …

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 …

Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released

Demand Media announced today that its board of directors has authorized a plan for the company to explore separating into two separate public companies – one for its media business and one for its domain business. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, …

For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles
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After taking a month off, Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This one talks about news sites, and how to approach developing stories. The user-submitted question being addressed is: Do you …

Google Tests New Animated AdSense Ads [Videos] Google Tests New Animated AdSense Ads [Videos]
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Google is reportedly testing a new animated ad format for AdSense. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to some forum discussion about the formats, where user IncrediBILL shared some videos of the ads in action, which Schwartz took the …

Google Launches Dynamic Links For Affiliate Network Google Launches Dynamic Links For Affiliate Network
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Google announced the launch of Dynamic Links for the Affiliate Network, which it says will help publishers serve more relevant affiliate ads to users. Features include inventory selection, ad trafficking and reporting. “Dynamic links enable new ways to create and …

Would You Ever Pay To Link? Would You Ever Pay To Link?
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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 …

You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge

The idea that content made public on social media is fair game for anyone and everyone to use has received a major strike, as a U.S. District Judge has ruled that two news outlets were in the wrong when they …

Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands

Last summer, Betaworks bought Digg for a rather underwhelming price (though there was a little more to it than that). The company put out a new blog post today to let everyone know how well the site is doing since …

Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium
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Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. …

Google Currents Changes News Scanning Experience Google Currents Changes News Scanning Experience

It was just over a year ago when Google launched its news reader app Currents for Android and iOS. It went international earlier this year, but we don’t see product announcements about it very often. Today, however, Google announced some …

Google To AdSense Publishers: Only One 300X600 Per Page Google To AdSense Publishers: Only One 300X600 Per Page
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Last month, Google introduced a new ad size for AdSense with the 300X600. The response to the new format seemed pretty good, but perhaps it was too good, because Google has made a change to its policy to ensure publishers …

Google Adds Features To DoubleClick For Publishers Google Adds Features To DoubleClick For Publishers
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Google announced that it is launching internal redirects to DoubleClick for Advertisers, custom creatives and mobile data transfer features to DoubleClick for Publishers. Publishers can use internal redirects when delivering a DFA campaign from DFP, “reducing impression loss, improving ad …

The Daily Is Already Being Shut Down The Daily Is Already Being Shut Down

As part of a separation of its businesses, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced today that it will cease standalone publication of The Daily, its made-for-tablets news publication, which was supposed to save the newspaper industry by example. News Corp. says …

Is Medium The Next Step In Blogging? Is Medium The Next Step In Blogging?

Can the creators of Blogger and Twitter really revolutionize web publishing again? We may find out soon. If they don’t, it’s not for lack of trying. Blogger and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are at it again. After …

AdSense Gets A Big 300X600 Ad Unit AdSense Gets A Big 300X600 Ad Unit
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Google announced a new ad size for AdSense today: the 300X600. “As screens grow and web content continues to become richer, the format and capabilities of ad units continue to evolve as well,” says AdSense UI engineer Omer Gimenez Llach, …

Here’s What’s Working In Email Subject Lines Here’s What’s Working In Email Subject Lines
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Adestra put out an interesting report on what works in email subject lines and what doesn’t. Character count, word count and the keywords themselves are all key ingredients, and the study compares variables across different types of emails. For the …