All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Publishing’

Medium Gets New Publisher Tools

Medium Gets New Publisher Tools

Medium announced three new publishing features, which it is rolling out this week. For one, users can now schedule posts with the new “schedule to publish” feature. You can specify the date and time you want a post to be published, bringing Medium more in line with other blogging platforms. “Clicking on ‘schedule to publish’ from this screen will enable …

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Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft has a new iOS app called News Pro in the App Store. The app description says: News Pro helps you search for news around your work every day. Fuel your unique interests with over a million topics to choose from. Get informed efficiently by locating the most important and relevant articles each day based off what interests you. Leverage …

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AOL Announces ONE by AOL: Publishers

AOL Announces ONE by AOL: Publishers

At the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership Meeting, AOL announced the launch of ONE by AOL: Publishers bringing together the company’s content and distribution capabilities. The company says the offering will simplify “an overly complex ecosystem and provide holistic, tailored solutions for publishers.” It comes as the result of six years of AOL investing over $1 billion in publisher technologies. …

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This May Help With The Facebook Engagement Problem

This May Help With The Facebook Engagement Problem

2015 wasn’t a great year for Facebook Page like growth, post reach, and engagement. In fact, as more time passes, it’s getting harder and harder to recall the glory days of when these things were at a high. Is Facebook an effective channel for your efforts these days? Let us know in the comments. Locowise recently shared some data looking …

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You May Now Be Able To Get More LinkedIn Traffic

You May Now Be Able To Get More LinkedIn Traffic

There’s a chance that you may now be able to get more traffic from LinkedIn to your blog than you could have before. Is LinkedIn a significant part of your content marketing strategy already? Let us know in the comments. DigiDay has a very interesting report out indicating that LinkedIn has made some changes that enable publishers to get more …

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AdSense Gets New Optimization Tab

AdSense Gets New Optimization Tab

Google announced the launch of a new optimization tab in the AdSense interface, which appears at the top next to the performance reports tab. The tab shows tailored tips for your site. Google calls it a “one-top shop” for all the resources that could help you increase revenue and user engagement. More specifically, the tab lets you see new opportunities …

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Google Faces Another Complaint From German Publishers

Google Faces Another Complaint From German Publishers

Google is still battling German publishers over including their content among Google News links as it faces a new legal complaint related to a war that just won’t end. Will this end up with Google shutting Google News down in Germany? Time will tell. VG Media, a consortium of German news publishers, has reportedly filed a new complaint against the …

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Facebook Instant Articles Finally Come to Android

Facebook Instant Articles Finally Come to Android

Facebook announced that Android users can finally now read its Instant Articles. In October, everyone using the iPhone app became able to read thousands of them from the News Feed on a daily basis, and now Android users can do the same. Beyond loading quickly, Instant Articles offer publishers some other interesting functionality such as autoplay videos that begin as …

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Pinterest Now Lets You Embed Bigger Pins On Your Site

Pinterest Now Lets You Embed Bigger Pins On Your Site

Pinterest announced that it is now letting you embed bigger pins on your website or blog. You’ve long been able to embed pins, but until now, they’ve been relatively small and frankly not that pleasing to the eye. They would only go 237 pixels wide. Now there are three sizes available up to 600 pixels wide. The pin widget also …

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WordPress.com Adds Support For WebP Image Format

WordPress.com Adds Support For WebP Image Format

The WordPress.com image service, which delivers the images bloggers use in their posts to their audiences, now supports the WebP image format. With this addition, served images can be reduced by up to 34% in file size compared to a JPEG image of the same quality. This means images will load faster and annoy users less. Here’s the comparison WordPress …

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The Next Big Phase of Google Search Is Coming Early Next Year

The Next Big Phase of Google Search Is Coming Early Next Year

Last month, Google announced Accelerated Mobile Pages, a new open source project, which is basically its answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles. Like Instant Articles, the purpose of the project is to enable web pages to load more quickly on mobile devices. Google announced on Tuesday that it will begin sending traffic to AMP pages in Google search beginning early next …

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WordPress.com Gets Refresh With New App and Features

WordPress.com Gets Refresh With New App and Features

Automattic announced the launch of a new version of WordPress.com, which it has built from the ground up to let you update pages and respond to comments from a desktop app, manage all blogs and sites from one spot on any device, spend less time on administration/uploading, and find “the best content” people publish with WordPress. The new WordPress.com includes …

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New Data Shows Importance Of Facebook Shares Over Likes And Comments

New Data Shows Importance Of Facebook Shares Over Likes And Comments

When it comes to your Facebook posts, shares appear to be significantly more important than either likes or comments when it comes to increasing your reach and audience. Have you found shares to be more effective at increasing your posts’ reach than likes? Let us know in the comments. That is the key finding from some recently released research by …

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WordPress.com Gets New High-Speed Editor

WordPress.com Gets New High-Speed Editor

WordPress.com announced that it now has a new editor that’s faster and cleaner. According to the people behind it, it’s fast, responsive, and lets you create posts and pages more quickly both on desktop and mobile. According to WordPress.com, the new editor includes instant saving and quick sharing. You can easily manage posts regardless of if you have one or …

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Facebook’s Notify App Launches on iPhone

Facebook’s Notify App Launches on iPhone

Last week, we learned that Facebook was about to launch a new standalone app for breaking news called Notify. The reports were true, as Facebook just took the wraps off it. Notify from Facebook from Facebook on Vimeo. The idea behind Notify is that you can get news alerts based on the things that interest you and by partner-based station. …

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Facebook Instant Articles Get More Shares, Company Says

Facebook Instant Articles Get More Shares, Company Says

Facebook has been expanding the availability of Instant Articles to both users and publishers. When the feature, which allows mobile Facebook users to load articles from the news feed with “buttery smooth” quickness, was first launched in the spring, there were just a handful of publishers on board and only some iOS users could take advantage. Last week, Facebook announced …

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Google Launches Certified Publishing Partner Program For AdSense, DoubleClick

Google Launches Certified Publishing Partner Program For AdSense, DoubleClick

Google just announced the launch of its new Certified Publishing Partner program for AdSense and DoubleClick. Partners in the program are considered (by Google) experts at account management services including full-service ad operations, implementation and testing; mobile, web app and responsive design and development; content moderation; video integration; monetization; and ad customization. “Certified Publishing Partners are trained experts on AdSense, …

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Google Updates First Click Free Policy

Google Updates First Click Free Policy

Google introduced its “First Click Free” policy nearly a decade ago to help paywall-using publishers better monetize their content. It lets users see a little bit of content for free without giving them free access to everything. The idea is that users will pay (or register in some cases) to be able to view all of a publisher’s articles. In …

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Facebook Partners with a Bunch of New Publishers, Ramps Up Instant Articles

Facebook Partners with a Bunch of New Publishers, Ramps Up Instant Articles

In May, Facebook announced its Instant Articles initiative, and some of you may know that and some may have forgotten. It’s not you fault – Facebook hasn’t exactly pushed them down our throats. In fact, the company has been running a pretty small test with iOS users. But that’s about to change. Here’s a refresher on what Instant Articles are, …

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You Can Now Add Your App Content To Google News

You Can Now Add Your App Content To Google News

Google announced that publishers can now add mobile app URLs to Google News via the Google News Publisher Center. The Publisher Center was launched last year as a destination where publishers can make changes to their news site details, update section URLs, label sections, etc. In a Google News help forum post (via Search Engine Roundtable), community manager Stacie Chan …

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WordPress.com Gets A New Action Bar

WordPress.com Gets A New Action Bar

WordPress.com has a new action bar, which makes it easier for readers to follow blogs of interest and for bloggers to make changes to their own sites. If you’re a blog visitor, and you’re on a WordPress.com blog that you’re not yet following, you can click the “Follow” button that appears in the bottom-right hand corner so new posts from …

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Google Analytics Gets Some New Features

Google Analytics Gets Some New Features

Google announced the addition of a new publisher reporting section to Google Analytics. This replaces AdSense Reports, and is actually called “Publisher Reporting”. “Users with existing AdSense reports will see them move into this new section, and be joined by an integration with Ad Exchange, for those publishers that don’t currently serve Ad Exchange as backfill through DFP,” Google says …

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LinkedIn Publishing Platform Makes Global Push

LinkedIn Publishing Platform Makes Global Push

LinkedIn just announced that its publishing platform is going global with localized languages. It’s only been available in English until now, but today it’s becoming available in Portuguese. In the coming months, it will add more and more languages. German and French are next up on the list. As it expands into more languages, it will also feature Influencers in …

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Twitter Is Testing A Trending News Tab

Twitter is reportedly testing a new “News” tab in its iOS and Android apps, which appears alongside the notifications tab, and gives users quick access to a section called “Trending News,” which shows news stories directly from publishers. The feature, first reported by Buzzfeed, is apparently Twitter’s answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles, and makes use of partnerships by select publishers. …

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Law That Forced Google News To Shut Down In Spain Has Really Screwed Things Up

Back in December, Google announced that it was shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country that requires every Spanish publication to charge Google and other news aggregation services to show snippets from those publications regardless of whether or not the publisher actually wants it that way. As you may know, some …

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Shareaholic Adds Total Share Count Option

Shareaholic announced that in addition to share counts for its social media share buttons, it now offers the option to display a total share count. All share buttons powered by the service will now automatically give you he option to showcase the number of total shares, and you can customize it. “In addition to choosing where you want the total …

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A Million People Have Published A Post On LinkedIn

LinkedIn announced that it has surpassed the one million publishers milestone. It began letting everyone use its publisher platform in February of last year. The company says over a million unique publishers publish over 130,000 posts a week, and about 45% of readers are in the upper ranks of their industries, such as managers, VPs, and CEOs. The average post …

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Here’s Your Social Media Character/Word Count Cheat Sheet

Ever wonder if there’s a magic number for character counts on various social media platforms? How long is the perfect tweet, Facebook status update, or Google+ post? While character count is certainly just one variable when it comes to an effective communication, studies have shown that there are indeed sweet spots. Buffer and SumAll have an infographic out looking at …

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WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

Automattic announced a big update to VideoPress, its service that powers videos on WordPress.com and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites. It describes the new generation of VideoPress as “dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast”. “Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops,” explains Guillermo Rauch on the WordPress blog. …

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Your Facebook Comments Plugin Is About To Get An Update

Facebook is getting ready to thrust its new Comments plugin upon users who haven’t taken the initiative to update it themselves. The new plugin was unveiled at the company’s F8 developers conference earlier this year, and comes with some new bells and whistles. The most interesting part about the new version is that it syncs comments between content on your …

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