Google Signs Multimillion-Dollar Australian News Deal

Amid ongoing negotiations with the Australian government over proposed legislation, Google has signaled cooperation by signing a multimillion-dollar news deal.

ViacomCBS Sells CNET for $500 Million

ViacomCBS has sold legendary tech news site CNET to South Carolina based Red Ventures LLC. The company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500 million.

Ad-pocalypse Now? I Think Not!

“Ad-pocalypse Now? I Think Not!” exclaimed Steve Chester, Director of Data and Industry Programmes at the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB UK). Adblocking is the cause of huge headaches for internet publishers, gaming companies and advertisers. It’s a huge problem and…

A Bloodbath For Digital, Mobile And Terrestrial Media

Outspoken Vice Media CEO Shane Smith predicts, “A bloodbath in the next 12 months of digital, mobile and terrestrial (media).” Smith was interviewed by Hearst Magazine’s digital media president Troy Young as part of Hearst’s Master Class interview series, according…

Google Introduces Page-Level Ads for AdSense

Google just announced a new family of ad formats called Page-level ads, which it refers to as “AdSense’s next generation ads.” They’re designed to help publishers make money from their mobile content. To use them, you place the same code…

Google Gives Google News Boost To AMP Content

Back in February, Google introduced AMP content in search results on mobile devices. These appeared in a new carousel that says “Top Stories” on mobile search results pages: On Wednesday, Google announced it is doing the same thing across mobile…

Google Releases AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement

Google announced the release of its new “AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement”. This helps educate publishers on how to help their audience become more familiar with their brand, best practices for designing user journeys, and developing resonating content that’s easy…

Twitter Hasn’t Been A Great Traffic Source For Publishers

Twitter, compared to Facebook, Google, and even Yahoo, really isn’t very good for driving referral traffic. This is at least the case when it comes to news publishers as new data from Parse.ly finds. This week, Nieman Lab shared data…

DoubleClick Expands First Look, Tests Bidding in Dynamic Allocation

Google announced that First Look is now available to all DoubleClick for Publishers clients around the world and that it has begun testing exchange bidding in Dynamic Allocation. DoubleClick for Publishers First Look was first announced in beta several months…

Facebook Instant Articles Now Officially Open To All Publishers

Two months ago, Facebook announced that on April 12, it would open Instant Articles to all publishers. That day has arrived, and Facebook has made good on its promise. With the company’s F8 developer conference underway, the company announced that…

Facebook Instant Articles To Support Video Ads

Soon, any publishers – big or small – will be able to use Facebook Instant Articles. In February, Facebook announced the feature would be opened up on April 12. Now, news has emerged that Facebook will ad support for video…

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…

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…

Facebook Launches WordPress Plugin For Instant Articles

Not to be outdone by Google’s open source Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative, which recently got its own WordPress plugin, Facebook just announced one for Instant Articles. Facebook announced last month that Instant Articles will be available to all publishers on…

Google Gives Tips For Addressing Low AdSense Earnings

Have your AdSense earnings been in a slump? This could be for for any number of reasons, and Google took to its Inside AdSense blog on Friday to help publishers troubleshoot the problem. As the company notes, there are many…

Drupal 8 Module For AMP Released in Beta

Google and the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project announced a new Drupal 8 module that provides support for AMP. Google has been working with Lullabot to create the module, and the beta version is now available. The two are starting…

Yahoo Closes Publisher Monetization Platform To New Sign-Ups

About a year and a half ago, Yahoo launched Yahoo Recommends as a new monetization platform for publishers and part of its suite of publisher solutions. The product suggested other articles at the bottom of publishers’ content, not unlike offerings…

Big Facebook News For Anyone Publishing Content

Facebook announced that on April 12, it will open Instant Articles to all publishers. This means that any publisher, regardless of size, will have this same content advantage as the major players Facebook has already catered to with the offering.…

Google Talks AMP and Paywalls

Very soon, Google will begin sending search traffic to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). This will begin on an unspecified date later this month. To get webmasters and publishers prepared, they’ve been posting about how AMP’s relationship to various website elements…

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…