What Does Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Mean for Publishers?
JULY 6, 2016
Facebook’s position as the world’s biggest social hub seems to be a delicate balance, and it’s constantly pivoting to satisfy both users and customers. Case in point: despite a drive toward biasing news content , Facebook users may not care all that much about news, showing a preference instead for updates from family and friends. According to an official post from Facebook , the goal is always to build a better news feed, and the primary strategy used to achieve this will be to surface more posts from friends and family.
Link Building Tactics for Publishers
MAY 14, 2013
When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. It is one of the many reasons that content marketing has become so popular, as brands in other industries put an emphasis on content development and promotion and essentially become publishers themselves.
Smart Monetization for Publishers in a Facebook Instant Articles Era
JULY 13, 2016
Facebook opened Instant Articles to all publishers in April, and Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages last October. At F8 in April, Facebook boasted about some interesting results from publishers using Instant Articles. Specifically, Facebook users are: 20 percent more likely to click on Instant Articles than web pages. Not necessarily.
Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook
JULY 25, 2016
In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers. But publishers are not quite in as dire straits as it may appear, even with this seeming abandonment of Facebook.
Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
The same goes for publishing content. With so many moving parts that take place even before you press “Publish,” a checklist can seriously come in handy. We’ve all had those cringe-worthy moments when we see a typo or two in a blog we just published. Depending on the site infrastructure where your content is published, the category and tags will vary.
6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”
JUNE 15, 2015
published it. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. have shared some of the most essential steps to take right after you publish an article which include: Email those who helped you write it (If you were using any expert quotes). Share on Facebook, Google Plus and Linkedin making you tagged every person or company you mentioned in the article. Right?
Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish
APRIL 21, 2016
You wrote an awesome post and you’re about to get it published. Here are seven things you should check before hitting the publish button. Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish appeared first on Spin Sucks. You’re aware of the importance of the editing process, so you made sure to read that piece, correct some misspellings, and improve the structure of a few sentences.
6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing
JUNE 17, 2015
The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher. So what could possibly go wrong with brand publishing? But how do they do this effectively?
Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead
AUGUST 8, 2012
But the one thing that we’ve both agreed on is the importance of publishing of our content, regardless of where it came from. Publishing is the overall approach of content and conversation. It’s more than just publishing a post to your blog, or uploading a video to YouTube. But in the B2C world, it’s Twitter and Facebook. Less filling!”
8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves
MARCH 8, 2012
For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. To provide a strategic overview and set a framework for the discussion I came up with a list of questions that summarizes the types of issues we frequently encounter in helping publishers with social media. How much Facebook integration is too much? AddThis). Social Media
Facebook Debuts 360 Photos
JUNE 9, 2016
The 360-degree photos promised by Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual reality subsidiary last month have officially arrived. Huang also directed users looking for further information to the Facebook 360 site , the Facebook 360 Community group and the Help Center. Just take a panorama or use a 360 camera app, then post it to Facebook and we’ll take care of the rest.
Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?
MARCH 7, 2011
There were some interesting posts over the weekend from Steve Cheney and Robert Scoble on whether utilizing Facebook Comments kills or in fact increases user authenticity within on-site commenting. So I’d rather not put that activity into my Facebook news feed. like this idea but not everyone has a blog or a professional Facebook Page. So is the system good for publishers?
Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down
JANUARY 25, 2012
Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? ” I wanted to get a better idea of just how much of a shift has occurred with some of the publishers that we work with at Define Media Group. intentionally chose sites from several different publishers and focused on those with content that is a reasonably good fit for social news sites.
12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared
JANUARY 19, 2015
In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research. They do have features that allow you to automate publishing updates to specified social media networks. AgoraPulse. Buffer.
7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. As the director of Visual Website Optimizer (A/B testing software) I have had the opportunity to observe hundreds of A/B tests by our (publisher) customers and analyze what works for them. Tags: Publishing Yes / No.
New Facebook Open Graph tags for writers and publishers
The Way of the Web
JUNE 21, 2013
You may be familiar with the Author and Publisher tools which Google+ offer to websites, and now Facebook has added some additional tools for publishers, journalists and writers to boost their content on the social network. When the article is shared in News Feed, a “like” button is displayed so people can like the publisher page.
F8 2016: It’s a Good Time to Be a Publisher on Facebook
APRIL 14, 2016
Not every Facebook announcement is memorable. But F8 2016 provided hit after hit after hit to help the publisher. Facebook announced a whole lot of stuff. But today, I’m only going to focus on the changes made that help publishers. As of April 12, however, any publisher — big or small — can publish Instant Articles. You see? Save Button.
Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
While any photo-rich site can benefit from Pinterest, at least at this stage in its evolution there are particularly strong opportunities for lifestyle publishers and brands. At the moment it has more followers than all of the others combined. I am primarily covering publishers in this post but there are also solid opportunities for retailers. Should Publishers Add “Pin It” Buttons?
Facebook Adds More Tools for Branded Content in Instant Articles
JUNE 17, 2016
Facebook added some new options to branded content in its Instant Articles , including support for marketer logos atop those articles. And publishers can add customized bylines and kickers. As a reminder, publishers can still customize the text in the byline to indicate a featured marketer. Readers: Have you experienced any branded content in Facebook Instant Articles?
My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers
DECEMBER 21, 2011
Nevertheless, here are my top 10 posts of 2011 by pageviews: Which NBA Teams Have Seen the Most Growth on Twitter and Facebook? Beyond Facebook Insights: Useful Facebook Analytics Tools. Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? The post on Facebook analytics tools did well considering I just published it last week. PublishingThank You.
Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins
JUNE 28, 2016
Sharing is caring, and Facebook Tuesday introduced several improved ways for developers of applications and websites to enable their users to share (and save) to the social network. Share to Facebook will give people more options to share any link on the web with their friends to Facebook, groups and Messenger. ShareToFacebookChromeExtension from SocialTimes on Vimeo.
Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers
MAY 23, 2016
Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches. So what is Facebook video anyway? And what about Facebook Live?
How to Use Niche Publishers to Drive Revenue
Convince & Convert
JULY 17, 2015
Rather than focus on sites that provide general traffic, go after niche publishers and targeted verticals. While it may be more time-consuming on the front end, you’ll find that working with individual publishers will pay off in the long run. When you sign content-focused publishers as affiliates, you automatically diversify your traffic. So how do you know the difference?
Translation and Localization Tips for Publishers
DECEMBER 15, 2010
asked Christian to provide some tips for publishers looking to expand their presence in international markets. To reach an overseas readership online publishers must ensure that they properly localize their content. If your publication uses a lot of ‘people’ imagery it is important that it properly reflects the people of the country you are publishing in. For example, if you are publishing a magazine about human resources management it might seem odd to readers in Japan if all the images depict European workers. 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers.
Social Media News Ticker: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp, LinkedIn Opens Publishing To All Members
The Realtime Report
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: LinkedIn opens its publishing platform to all members. Facebook. Facebook tests mobile “Highlights”, a cheat sheet to your friends’ lives – last week Facebook released its 7.0 Twitter. LinkedIn.
A Facebook Test: The Wheel and Spoke Model Still Works Best
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
This year, Facebook has done quite a bit to reward publishers for keeping fans on their pages versus sending them offsite to a news site or blog. They first said they wanted people to hang out longer so, if you could get them to stay on your Facebook page, you would be rewarded with more organic reach. Facebook Reach is Up; Engagement is Down. By Gini Dietrich. Sort of.
Facebook Shelling Out $50 Million for Facebook Live Content (Report)
JUNE 21, 2016
Reports of Facebook paying media companies and publishers for Facebook Live content have surfaced in the past, but The Wall Street Journal has details, as well as a confirmation from the social network. Steven Perlberg and Deepa Seetharaman of the Journal reported after reviewing a document that Facebook has reached nearly 140 agreements with media companies, publishers and public figures for Facebook Live content, with those contracts adding up to more than $50 million. million from March 2016 through March 2017), The New York Times ($3.03 million).
Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm
Ignite Social Media
JULY 1, 2016
Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. Simple, right? Both yes and no. Don’t freak out just yet though, people.
Media Companies’ Reach Per Facebook Post Plummeting in 2016 (Study)
JUNE 8, 2016
Facebook has introduced several features and initiatives aimed at boosting the presence of media companies on the social network, so why are those media companies seeing their reach per post nosediving? Perhaps in an effort to respond to the algorithm change, publishers on SocialFlow’s platform steadily ramped up their post counts month by month. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
AUGUST 20, 2011
Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Have an account?
Facebook Takes Scissors to Paper App
JUNE 30, 2016
Facebook’s stand-alone Paper application, which debuted amid much fanfare in February 2014 , will be sent to the recycle bin after July 29. Paper enabled users to see their Facebook content in themed, customizable sections, and the social network said in a Newsroom post introducing the app: Your Paper is made of stories and themed sections, so you can follow your favorite interests.
Is The Publish Button Evil?
APRIL 10, 2015
The ability to publish content was once one of the most valuable forces in the world. Facebook is an interesting place. and the answers that follow just move me to think differently (totally rejuvenated by Facebook since the addition of private groups,and some smart folks). In fact, Facebook proves that we''re not. If you don''t study media (or if media is not a part of your profession), it''s hard to understand how profound this ability to publish a thought truly is. This is much more about respecting the ability to publish, communicate and connect.
Can Publishers Harvest Social Media Intent in a Meaningful Way?
MARCH 30, 2011
Many publishers are now doing a good job of developing social media strategies for brand awareness, content promotion and user engagement. Thus by understanding searcher behavior publishers can position their content to be well matched to searches with editorial or informational intent. What else can publishers do to accurately harvest and interpret social media intent?
Traffic Rises 350% Year-Over-Year For Social Publisher BuzzFeed
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Calling itself “the social news and entertainment company,” BuzzFeed demonstrated last month that whatever the publisher’s formula may be, it’s working. recent shift in Facebook’s algorithm has helped drive traffic to major publishers , and BuzzFeed is seeing some serious benefits from the change. Referrals from Twitter, Facebook and Google hit record highs; Facebook is easily in the lead, but referral traffic from Twitter grew 180% in the last year. Creating shareable content: different feed options on BuzzFeed’s homepage.
Facebook Rewards Longer Content: Here’s What We Found
AUGUST 18, 2015
About a month ago, Corina Manea wrote here about the hubbub surrounding marketers leaving Facebook. Her post, titled Are You Sure You Want to Leave Facebook? , was in response to a conversation we’d been having on Slack about how to achieve better reach and engagement organically. Both articles talk about how Facebook now rewards you when people stay on your page longer.
12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use
AUGUST 29, 2015
Mastering hidden Facebook features will help you get ahead of your competition. Managing an active and successful Facebook page with a thriving community can be a daunting experience. As your fanbase grows, so does their insatiable appetite for content. To save something you see on Facebook: From your newsfeed: Click and select Save. Go to Facebook ads manager.
The Holistic Publishing Platform For Brands
JANUARY 3, 2016
Publishing is going to change online over the next few years, in more ways than we can imagine. Leveraging "rented" land ( Facebook Notes , Medium , LinkedIn , etc.) or some kind of hybrid. This is much more about the value of content, writing, publishing and building a true audience to drive some kind of brand outcome. facebook. facebook notes. publishing. Yes, you need to be in different places instead of driving your audience to where you would like. With that, the conversation about "is blogging dead" seems to be heating up. Don't be. blog platform.