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.
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.
Facebook Live Deals With Publishers Won’t Be Renewed (Report)
JANUARY 17, 2017
When it comes to paying publishers for live video content , Facebook gaveth, but Facebook reportedly taketh away. Kurt Wagner of Recode reported that several publishers told him the social network is no longer emphasizing Facebook Live video during negotiations, and they do not expect livestreaming deals they inked with Facebook last year to be renewed. Readers: Do you think longer-form, premium video content can succeed on Facebook?
Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Whenever you publish content it should be relevant for both your audience and your own business perspectives. Always Always ask yourself if this specific piece of content is relevant enough to publish. It doesn’t need to address your entire customer database or Facebook fans at once. You are hopefully already publishing a lot of content in different formats.
The New(ish) Trend Of Publishing Within Publishing
APRIL 9, 2016
What made it most unique, was that they were going to publish it solely on Facebook. Not links to pre-existing articles that would take the user from Facebook over to Business Insider. Not articles from Business Insider that would simply be copied and pasted on to Facebook. Not just a random bunch off "b-side" type of articles that weren't fit for publishing on Business Insider. The company would build a news team, think about an editorial calendar and create a new and unique "magazine" that lived, breathed and would evolve solely on Facebook. facebook.
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.
Facebook to Test Mid-Roll Video Ads in Publishers’ Video Posts (Report)
JANUARY 9, 2017
The answer to the long-asked question of how Facebook plans to monetize videos may be here, and users aren’t going to like it. Sources told Peter Kafka of Recode the social network will begin testing a new mid-roll video ad format on videos posted by publishers. According to Kafka, the mid-roll ads will appear after users have watched at least 20 seconds of publishers’ videos, and the social network and the publishers will share revenue from the ads, which will be sold by Facebook. Readers: How will Facebook users react to this?
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?
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
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?
Do Third Party Publishing Apps Impact Facebook Reach?
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Let’s get to bottom of the question “Do third party apps actually impact Facebook reach?”. In this article you will find not only an answer to that one question, but also solid reasoning, links to a case study and yes, Facebook’s answer to this question. Why Should I Care If Third Party Apps Impact Facebook Reach? However, Facebook rectified this. A Myth? Legend?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
When It Comes to Facebook Posts, Size Matters
DECEMBER 7, 2016
A proven tenet of online publishing, it’s been shown time and time again that long-form content drives more value than short-form content. Interestingly, one channel where the length of content hasn’t seemed to matter is Facebook–specifically, the effect that the amount of text in any given Facebook post has on how Facebook prioritizes that post in News Feed.
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.
Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide
JANUARY 11, 2017
Facebook’s efforts to bolster its relationships with media and news organizations and journalists continued with Wednesday’s introduction of the Facebook Journalism Project. That’s why today we’re announcing a new program to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry. Facebook will also team up with organizations including the John S. and James L.
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.
Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio
DECEMBER 20, 2016
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but words are still worth something to Facebook. The social network Tuesday announced the introduction of Live Audio, a way for publishers to broadcast audio-only content live. Ip and Radhakrishnan wrote: We know that sometimes publishers want to tell a story on Facebook with words and not video.
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.
The Complete Guide to Facebook Marketing
JANUARY 16, 2017
billion monthly active users on Facebook logged in the third quarter of 2016, you may find the network to be a treasure trove of new customers. In this all-encompassing guide, we’ll walk you through the basics of Facebook and brand examples you can be inspired by. Audit your current Facebook Page. Get started on Facebook Advertising. Check out Your Current Facebook Page.
Facebook Adds New Sizes, Video Ads, Carousel Ads to Instant Articles
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Facebook Wednesday announced several new advertising options for Instant Articles : support for new and custom ad sizes, as well as video ads and carousel ads. Agarwal also shared an example of publisher Vox Media extending its custom ad units to Instant Articles, writing: Vox Media has seen success on the mobile web with its proprietary Athena ad unit (pictured above).
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.
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?
Facebook Testing Snapchat Discover-Like Facebook Live Navigation Bar
DECEMBER 9, 2016
Facebook appears to be testing a Snapchat Discover -like navigation bar for Facebook Live videos. Jenni Ryall of Mashable discovered the new navigation bar and shared the screenshot below, reporting that she was able to access the feature by clicking on a play button icon in Facebook’s flagship application, to the right of the News Feed button.
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?
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?
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 Plans Major Campaign to Promote Facebook Live (Report)
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Facebook is planning a major campaign backing its Facebook Live livestreaming feature, including television spots and billboards, Deepa Seetharaman of The Wall Street Journal reported. According to Seetharaman, the social network’s in-house ad studio, The Factory , created the campaign with the aim of encouraging more “regular” Facebook users to try out Facebook Live, which has exploded in popularity with media companies, publishers, celebrities and public figures.
Facebook Live Sets Records on New Year’s Eve
JANUARY 4, 2017
Facebook announced that use of its Facebook Live livestreaming feature reached record levels on New Year’s Eve. The social network wrote in a Facebook Media blog post : Since rolling out Facebook Live , we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments.
Facebook in Talks for Exclusive Video Content (Report)
DECEMBER 14, 2016
In what seemed to be an increasingly inevitable move, Facebook is in discussions to license exclusive video content. The initiative is being led by head of global creative strategy Ricky Van Veen , who joined Facebook in June from CollegeHumor , where he was a co-founder, and Van Veen told Kafka: Earlier this year, we started rolling out the video tab, a dedicated place for video on Facebook. Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s move toward original content? Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
Facebook Unveils Resources for Business Influencers
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Facebook Monday released a bundle of resources for business influencers , highlighted by its Business Influencer Guide. The Facebook for Business Influencers page includes information on using Facebook as a leadership platform, Facebook Live , Facebook Mentions , notes , 360-degree videos and other related content.
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?
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.