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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Publishing’

Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.

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. So here I am back to work. Immediately, I’ve already been using Google Reader like all day. The truth is, …

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Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google

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 posted in a Google Webmaster Help forum (as noticed by Search Engine Roundtable): My URL is: www.bbc.co.uk I am a …

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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 chief executive. Battelle wrote about the decision on his blog. Following is just a snippet: So when Deanna told me …

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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 over all AOL content other than Huffington Post, though the company didn’t specifically mention this in its announcement. TechCrunch shares …

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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. The service reportedly reproduces headlines and story snippets for clients, along with links to the actual stories – pretty much …

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Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News?

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 eyeballs from the aggregator, but interesting in light of how Google is dealing with unhappy publishers around the world. Does …

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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, “Both businesses have grown to become leaders in their respective markets, and we now want to provide additional operational and …

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For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles

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 have any specific tips for news sites, which have unique concerns compared with commercial sites? For example, if I have …

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Google Tests New Animated AdSense Ads [Videos]

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 liberty of posting to YouTube: Most of the people in the WebmasterWorld thread, where IncrediBILL shared the videos haven’t seen …

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Google Launches Dynamic Links For Affiliate Network

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 serve ads that use Google’s best-in-class display advertising features, giving advertisers the ability to serve geo-targeted ads, rotate and optimize …

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Would You Ever Pay To Link?

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 yourself with some SEO problems, to say the least. The fact that people do engage in this practice, however, illustrates …

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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 republished a Twitter user’s photos without his permission. The case involves a photographer named Daniel Morel, who accused both the …

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