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Google AdSense Comes To Slovenia, Estonia Google AdSense Comes To Slovenia, Estonia

Websites in Slovenia and Estonia are just now getting access to AdSense. Sites in these countries can now earn money through Google’s popular publisher program, which enables sites to show ads from Google’s network. Google announced as much in a …

Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site
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Facebook announced some new WordPress integration today. This includes a new plugin called Facebook for WordPress. It comes with “social publishing features” and the following widgets (as listed on Facebook’s developer blog) which have been around for some time: Activity …

360 Magazine and X360 to Merge, Says Publisher

Imagine Publishing, the publisher behind the magazines Play, How It Works, and SciFiNow, announced today that two of its video game magazines will be merging. X360 and 360 Magazine will be combined to create one title that will cover all …

YouTube Strikes Deal to Monetize User Videos Featuring Copyrighted Material YouTube Strikes Deal to Monetize User Videos Featuring Copyrighted Material

If you spend any time on YouTube at all, you have probably realized they scan user uploads constantly searching for copyrighted materials that shouldn’t be up there without the publisher’s permission. For instance, if you post a video of yourself …

Matt Cutts: Excessive Blog Updates To Twitter Not Doorways, But Possibly Annoying Matt Cutts: Excessive Blog Updates To Twitter Not Doorways, But Possibly Annoying
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Google’s head of webspam took on an interesting question from a user in a new Webmaster Help video: Some websites use their Twitter account as an RSS like service for every article they post. Is that ok or would it …

Google Analytics Social Reports Get Backlink URLs, Post Titles Google Analytics Social Reports Get Backlink URLs, Post Titles
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In March, Google announced the release of new social reports in Google Analytics. These included an Overview Report, a Conversion Report, a Social Sources report, a Social Plusgins report, and an activity stream tab. Today, the company announced some further …

Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips
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Google has posted a pair of webinars from its “GoMo” campaign, which is an initiative to get people to create mobile-friendly sites. One of the webinars is for advertisers and one is for publishers. They both include tips and case …

Google Consumer Surveys: “Super Important” For Publishers? Google Consumer Surveys: “Super Important” For Publishers?
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Google has introduced Google Consumer Surveys, trying to kill multiple birds with a single stone. Those birds would be publishers looking for revenue sources and less-than-stellar market research. With the product, publishers can use this instead of a pay wall …

Big Reversal On Erotica Policy By PayPal
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Last month, PayPal notified a number of important e-book distributors and gave them a surprising mandate to remove certain erotica categories from their catalogs or else. The categories included any erotica that covered rape, incest and beastiality. The “or else” …

Update AdSense Ad Unit Code Or Miss Out Update AdSense Ad Unit Code Or Miss Out
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Update your AdSense ad unit code if you don’t want to miss out on some key features. That’s the message Google is trying to get across with a new video it uploaded to its Inside AdSense Channel. If you’re not …

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Hits 100,000 Titles and Grows Royalties for Authors Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Hits 100,000 Titles and Grows Royalties for Authors

One million Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) select books have been borrowed since the launch of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library program in November. The library now houses over 100,000 books, which is a huge increase considering the library started out …

Apple Rejects eBook Because It Links To Amazon Apple Rejects eBook Because It Links To Amazon
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Any good and successful company knows that it probably shouldn’t go out of its way to promote its competition. I mean, you don’t see Microsoft putting out ads that talk about how awesome Google Docs is. But in the realm …

HarperCollins Pisses Off Teen Girls HarperCollins Pisses Off Teen Girls
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Teen-girl creative writing website Inkpop, owned by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. announced on its blog yesterday that it is “merging” with Figment, a competitor, effective tomorrow. What that really means is that HarperCollins is selling Inkpop. From their blog: We’re excited …

Optimization Tips For AdSense Rolling Out To Publisher Accounts Optimization Tips For AdSense Rolling Out To Publisher Accounts
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Google just announced a new kind of optimization tips it will be rolling out for AdSense users. They’ll show publishers how to make changes to their AdSense for Content ad unit type or format setting right in the account. Google …

Google AdSense In Your City Goes International Google AdSense In Your City Goes International
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Back in mid-2010, Google announced the AdSense in Your City program. This is a series of events, which brings Google to various cities to work closely with publishers on best practices, give tips, and whatnot. The initiative began in Mountain …

Gannett Print Revenue Down, Digital Up Gannett Print Revenue Down, Digital Up

Gannett, publisher of USA Today and a number of other newspapers, reported its Q4 earnings today, missing analysts’ estimates. The company’s publishing segment operating revenue was down 5.3% year-over-year to $1.01 billion for the quarter. Ad revenues were $670.7 million …

Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO
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Tom Curley, President and CEO of the Associated Press announced that he is stepping down today, and that the AP’s board has began the search for his replacement. “The challenge for anybody running a media company these days can be …

When AdSense Goes Down When AdSense Goes Down

When AdSense goes down, publishers lose money. Google doesn’t really talk about the money part so much. AdSense had some issues on Friday, where ads were not loading. People took to Google’s AdSense Help Forum to complain. One thread began …

Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism” Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”
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Update: Now the AP is reporting (on Twitter, no less) that Paterno is dead. The Poynter Institute, whose mission it is to make sure “communities have access to excellent journalism,” has posted an interesting series of articles pointing out journalism’s …

Apple Holding Education Event In New York City Apple Holding Education Event In New York City

Early last week rumors began flying that Apple would be holding some sort of media event in January. While early reports hinted at a focus on iBooks, information that came to light later in the day suggested that the focus …

The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab
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The Daily, the News Corp. publication originally launched as an experimental news app for the iPad, is now moving beyond the iPad and into Android territory. The publication announced that it will come pre-loaded on the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab …