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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 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 …

NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators
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29 news organizations have teamed up to change the face of online news – or at least to attempt to get paid more for their work. Basically, they’re hoping aggregators will put up the money for content if they make …

Apple’s January Event To Deal With Textbooks, Self-Publishing Apple’s January Event To Deal With Textbooks, Self-Publishing

We’re getting more information about Apple’s rumored media event, set to take place later this month. Various sources are saying that the company’s January event will focus on publishing, like previously speculated. But what exactly in the world of publishing? …

Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis
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Tech media publishing company Ziff Davis announced today that it has acquired Toolbox.com, a popular IT online community network. “We’ve added a critical piece to our puzzle with the acquisition of Toolbox.com,” said Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah. “The IT …

Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads
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Google announced today that it has added 88 new categories to its list of topics than AdSense publishers can block from their sites. New categories include apparel, business, family and sports. Publishers can block up to 50 categories. The choices …

Facebook Subscribe Button For Publishers On the Way Facebook Subscribe Button For Publishers On the Way
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Facebook reportedly announced on stage at the LeWeb conference that it will soon be launching a Subscribe button for publishers. This will apparently be one of the company’s social plugins, which include: the Like Button, the Send Button, Comments, the …

New Foursquare Buttons Launched for Publishers, Developer Site Redesigned New Foursquare Buttons Launched for Publishers, Developer Site Redesigned

Foursquare has introduced new buttons for publishers sites, which allow users to save pages to their Foursquare to-do lists. When the user clicks on “Save to Foursquare,” a window pops up for confirmation, and then it’s on the user’s phone. …