All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Publishing’

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 a while back. “We’re always looking for ways to make pins more useful so that when you discover and pin …

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Google Will Now Let You Use AdSense Ads On HTTPS Pages

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’ sensitive data,” says Google software engineer Sandor Sas. “If you have a HTTPS website you’ll be pleased with how easy …

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The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post

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 exploded with excitement, skepticism and other reaction in general. Can tech mogul Bezos reinvent the newspaper? Let us know in …

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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 making it a real feature. Here’s what it looks like: Interestingly, Google says only 10% of people’s daily info needs …

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Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post

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. Not Amazon. It will not become an Amazon property. “Everyone at the Post Company and everyone in our family has …

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Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War

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 quietly boosted the discounts on many hardcovers in an attempt to match prices offered by Overstock during their promotional period. …

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Google Sites Users Will Soon No Longer Be Able To Modify AdSense Code

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 “Sunsetting Adsense,” Google says: Some important changes are coming to AdSense on Google Sites. By August 30, 2013, it will …

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Linking Practices That Annoy Matt Cutts, But Don’t Make A Difference To Google

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 no difference, as far as Google’s algorithm is concerned. The link will flow PageRank either way, so as fas as …

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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 made since securing $33 million in growth funding in late 2011. A spokesperson for TechMedia Network tells WebProNews, “By adding …

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Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights

Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and use commercially,” “free to modify, share, and use,” and “Free to modify, share, and use commercially.” This could prove to …

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Google Gets Around Having To Pay German Publishers By Making Google News Opt-In

A law was passed in Germany several weeks ago that would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content to include links and snippets in aggregation services like Google News. Google has been vocally opposing this law and others like it for quite some time, but nevertheless, it passed. In light of this, Google has decided to, …

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Google Launches AdSense Publisher Scorecard

Google announced the launch of a new benchmarking feature for AdSense today called the Publisher Scorecard. This can be found in the Home tab of your AdWords account, and will provide you with a summary of how well your content, ad settings and pages are performing, compared to those of other AdSense publishers. “It’s organized into different categories, such as …

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