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Traditional Book Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Spin Sucks

One of the questions they asked me yesterday was how six months of book tour travel and speaking had gone and whether or not I’d self-publish my second book. Book Publishing. Book publishing is fascinating. In today’s immediate gratification, fast-paced world, book publishing is on its own time. It was all due to the publisher the first week of January.

Self-Publishing vs. Publisher: Why You Should Do Both

Spin Sucks

He and I were talking to Bob Reed about the book publishing process – Mark having just published Return On Influence  and Geoff Livingston and me having just published Marketing in the Round. Because a competitor is publishing a Twitter book and they want to beat them to the punch. Is Publishing Dead? If I publish this blog post by 7 a.m. full year.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

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.

How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get?

Adam Sherk

On average, what percentage of referral traffic to publishers comes from search, social media, links and direct navigation? To get an idea of where things currently stand, I pulled 2013 referral data for a selection of 52 magazine and content sites, all well-known brands from major publishers. Publishing Social Media 10.2%. Other Web Sites 22.3%. Typed/Bookmarked 29.7%.

Done with Traditional Publishing

Geoff Livingston

Brian Driggs asked me to discuss self-publishing after reading my sordid Fifth Estate story. While I don’t want to dismiss traditional publishing altogether, I can only speak for myself. will self publish my next book. There are several reasons, but first let’s discuss two reasons to consider traditional publishing: Prestige. Learn How to Publish.

What Does Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Mean for Publishers?

SocialTimes Facebook

There is another struggle here, and that’s the one between Facebook and publishers. Social networks have the upper hand  when it comes to online publishing now. Unfortunately, the latest algorithmic changes could devalue publisher content; a fact Facebook is well aware of. Indeed, many publishers fail to turn a profit from these content deals, or from the mass of referrals they receive from Facebook. Publishers need to continue churning out content, because social feeds often select for timeliness and relevance.

Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist

Convince & Convert

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.

Smart Monetization for Publishers in a Facebook Instant Articles Era

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook opened Instant Articles to all publishers  in April, and Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages  last October. While Facebook claims that Instant Articles  are aimed at delivering a better experience to users, this doesn’t change the fact that it is taking away control from publishers, and experience shows that it has always been difficult to monetize content you can’t control.

The Future of Association Publishing

SocialFish

Thanks to Association Media & Publishing for this interesting video.  Do you have any thoughts about the future of publishing? You know we do. photo credit ). Content Strategy

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

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). But it’s not required to do that for each article you publish: Maybe once in a while run the tool and keep it mind.

Mobile Visits Account for 40% of All Traffic for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Mobile is an important and growing traffic source for all publishers, but just how much traffic does it represent? I was curious where things currently stand so I pulled mobile traffic figures from SimilarWeb for a variety of well-known brands. Related posts: How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get? Publishing Here’s a breakdown by percentile. 20-29% 6.

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

But just how much traffic is it currently driving to publishers? But I’ve included enough sites to provide a good sense of the current news search opportunity for publishers. Related posts: Mobile Visits Account for 40% of All Traffic for Publishers. How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get? News Sites Ranked by Google News Traffic. dailymail.co.uk

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Take Advantage of Additional Google News Opportunities for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Google News continues to be an important source of traffic for publishers, in particular from the news OneBoxes that are frequently included in regular Web search results. While most news search optimization efforts rightly focus on editorial best practices and avoiding Google News errors , there are some additional opportunities that are worth taking advantage of.

SEO and Social Media for Publishers: A Low-Rent Infographic

Adam Sherk

SEO and social media are now vital components of audience development for publishers of all shapes and sizes, but there are still huge opportunities for improvement. Since infographics are still (kind of) the rage I’ve been meaning to publish one here. Related posts: My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers. Publishing

You Can Be An Internet Publisher

Small Business Mavericks

Many small businesses are starting their own publishing companies as a separate branding element for their online presences. There are many ways to go about publishing online. Look at your skills and abilities as well as the human resources at your disposal before determining what type of online publishing you will undertake. Here are 4 ways you can become an online publisher without detracting from your current small business goals: E-zine publishing – As an e-zine publisher, you should look at publishing content that isn’t self-promoting.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

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. And that’s not all.

8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

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. Every publisher (and title) needs to find the right mix for themselves. 6.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

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

Firebelly

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. Publishing is a new way of thinking, and the smart marketers have already been embracing it.

8 Tips On Developing A Social Publishing Approach For Brands

Firebelly

A social publishing approach is the cradle-to-grave, beginning to end approach for audience-based content development, distribution, and measurement. tips on developing a social publishing approach for brands. 1. Conversations and conversion need provocation. Audience-based contextually relevant content that can be measured is the linch pin. Remember your core values and strengths.

Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

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.

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Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish

Spin Sucks

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.

Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish

Spin Sucks

But what about those last moments before you click publish? But before you hit publish, sit back and really think about your target reader. She’s not ready to hit publish! Now, if I’m targeting someone who already publishes a blog, is crunched for time, and just wants to improve what she does every day? What do you regularly do just before you hit publish?

Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands

Adam Sherk

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

Kikolani

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

Adam Sherk

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.&#

SEO Metrics for Publishers: How are You Tracking and Measuring Success?

Adam Sherk

When it comes to SEO publishers need to understand and effectively communicate progress and success. In this post I’d like to highlight some of the key metrics for publishers to focus on. Conversions – this comes into play much more in fields like e-commerce SEO, but publishers have desired conversions too. My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers.

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? The post on Facebook analytics tools did well considering I just published it last week. PublishingAs another year comes to a close I thought I’d finish off with a roundup of this year’s most popular posts. Original idea! PRFilter Shows Press Release Buzzword Abuse Still Prevalent. Is LinkedIn the New Old Boys Network? Thank You.

Publishing Is A Relationship

Firebelly

Publishing is a relationship. Let me get a little deep on you. It’s a contract between the writer and the reader where the writer says, “I’ll write something good, if you’ll promise to read it,” and the reader responds with, “I’ll read the stuff you write, if you promise it will be good.” ” We see.

Would I Use a Traditional Publisher Again?

Geoff Livingston

After independently producing my own book, would I reconsider my February statement , and work with a traditional publisher again? think I would, not because I like publishers, but because producing a decent book independently requires significant effort. The key word here is independent, and not self-publish. What do you think about independent publishing?

6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing

Convince & Convert

Assuming that writing is “leadership at scale,” a writer’s greatest ally is re-publishing — previously written words can often find a whole new audience. With that in mind, from June 2nd – July 2nd I started a little experiment. I put LinkedIn’s new publishing platform to the test. 35 published articles From 0 ? 3,022 LinkedIn 255,262 total article views From 0 ? 35

10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Ad Blocking, Brand Journalism, and the Publisher’s Dilemma

Spin Sucks

The post Ad Blocking, Brand Journalism, and the Publisher’s Dilemma appeared first on Spin Sucks. An experiment Forbes created around ad blocking forces Spin Sucks to take a look at what that means for PR pros—and how content is affected. Related Stories Content Marketing Most Certainly is Not Dead To Have a Content Marketing Strategy or Not…That is the Question Create a Winning Sponsored Content Strategy. Communication Content ad blocking ad networks brand journalism content block content trends Forbes free content native advertising paywall Sponsored content

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

So is the system good for publishers? So if you publish content that appeals to a wide audience, and if you don’t already have a well-engaged on-site community, the positives outweigh the negatives and Facebook Comments is worth experimenting with. 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers. So I’d rather not put that activity into my Facebook news feed. think it is.

3 Steps to Publish a Blog Post

Ari Herzog

Step 3: Publish and promote. Yeah yeah there’s more involved such as blog platforms, useful pictures, automation, and monetization; but the nuts and bolts of publishing a post involve writing a title, writing the body, and publishing it. Others I’ll write in advance and schedule to be published on a future date. It is very easy to write a blog post.

Translation and Localization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

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.

Official Publisher Profiles on Digg One Year Later: Followers up 720%

Adam Sherk

When I did my original post Digg v4 was just about to come out of alpha so there has been a significant increase in exposure for the profiles and many more publishers have created them. Most of the publishers continue to follow very few others: Profile Following 8/10/11 Following 8/4/10. 8/10/11 Diggs by Publisher. 8/4/10 Increase Comments by Publisher. Telegraph.co.uk

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Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Adam Sherk

As Pinterest continues to grow in popularity and usage it is becoming not only an important source of traffic and engagement for publishers but also a good source of links. For reasons of client confidentially I am not able to reveal the specific sites but they are all well-known brands from major publishers. What types of sites get the most links from Pinterest? Food 612,238 12,886.

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How are association publishers building new and existing revenue streams?

SocialFish

The Angerosa Research Foundation —a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the association publishing and communication professions through industry research—is gathering data on diverse sources of media-related nondues revenue at associations across the country. Thank you in advance for your participation and your support of the association publishing/media profession.

How Much It Costs to Publish on Top Media Websites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, and BuzzFeed.com

Bill Hartzer

One of the more difficult tasks for some SEOs who aren’t great content marketers is to generate great content and actually get that content published on top media websites. Well, I found out what one particular blogger charges to get your content published on top media websites. We’ve always known that you can, in fact buy your way onto these sites, but what does it cost?