Medium Teases New Browsing Experience

Medium announced that it is introducing a new browsing and reading experience, which it refers to as Collections. The goal is (of course) to make it easier to find content of interest on a personalized basis. The feature is for…

Google Gives 3 ‘Best Practices’ For Bloggers Reviewing Free Products

On Friday, Google took to multiple company blogs to lay out a few “best practices” for bloggers and companies when it comes to the ladder giving the former free products, and the former reviewing them. These are to keep you…

Will This Get You Using Facebook’s New Publishing Option?

Last month, everyone that publishes content on the Internet got some big news. Facebook said it would open up Instant Articles to all on April 12. This week, Facebook announced a WordPress plugin, which should make it much easier for…

Businesses In Need of Engagement Overlooking Obvious Tool

For a lot of businesses, getting, maintaining, and especially growing engagement on social media is an ongoing struggle. Throughout this struggle, however, many seem to have forgotten about how big of a part their blogs can play. Is your blog…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

You Can Now Hide Your Tumblr Blog from the Web

Though many bloggers are looking for more eyes on their content, some might be looking for fewer, if they have a tendency to be the target of abusive trolls. Now, Tumblr is adding what it calls a “simple layer of…

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…

Facebook Looks to Be Updating Notes

Do you remember Facebook Notes? Believe it or not, you can still write notes on Facebook. A relic of the past, Facebook notes have pretty much fallen out of favor with the social networking crowd. This might be the first…

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…

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…

New WordPress Update Improves Sharing

Automattic released version 4.2 of WordPress, which is named “Powell” after jazz pianist Bud Powell. It’s now available for download/update. The company says its new features are designed to help bloggers communicate and share. For one, there’s a new “Press…

25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web…

Flipboard Tips From The Service’s Editorial Director

According to Guy Kawasaki, speaking at Social Media Marketing World, “Curation is just as valuable as creation.” Flipboard, which turns its users into curators, apparently doesn’t quite see it that way. Editorial director Josh Quittner told The Drum a couple…

Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All

If you post your own sexually explicit content on Blogger, Google’s gonna let you do you. Just don’t use blogger as a hub for commercial porn. Google has reversed a decision it made earlier this week to ban adult content…