Adam Sherk

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Update: for more on this last point see the comment from Michael Cottam below). Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results.

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An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Adam Sherk

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? Finally, you have to admire the “it’s them not me” approach of this one: I have to say Akismet does a good job of catching spam comments like these.

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Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

As with my previous comparison, I used All my + to pull data on +1′s, shares and comments for every post on the official Google+ pages of a selection of news sites. Per Post Comments. Comments Combined. Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages?

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StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

If anyone has any experiences or data they’d be willing to share, it would be great to hear from you in the comments or please reach out to me personally.

News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

Instead I’ll focus on some basic signals of user activity and engagement: the number of 1+’s, shares and comments on each page. Here are 45 news organizations ranked by the combined figure of total +1’s, shares and comments per post: Google+ Page +1's. Per Post Comments.

Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

If anyone is willing to share their figures or experiences either in the comments or privately, I’d be interested to hear from you. The rise of Reddit and the steady decline of Digg have been well documented.

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Hey Sports Teams Quit Telling Me to LIKE your Facebook Posts

Adam Sherk

The counterpoint is that most of these posts are getting a lot of likes, comments and shares. Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of Facebook posts in my news feed with a specific request to “LIKE” the post.

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The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

My list of terms could have gone on endlessly but I decided to cap it at 75 100 (the list is growing based on suggestions in the comments). I enjoyed your comments. For instance, “real-time&# or someone mentioned “dashboards&# in the comments.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

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.

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

Adam Sherk

The number of diggs by each profile is up quite a bit but there has been little commenting activity: Profile Diggs by Publisher. 8/4/10 Increase Comments by Publisher. 8/10/11 Comments by Publisher.

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Local TV News Teams Having Fun with Pinterest

Adam Sherk

It is a good way to foster a connection with users/viewers and to encourage repins, likes, comments, etc. While Pinterest is a natural fit for lifestyle publishers there are good opportunities for broadcast media too.

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

Adam Sherk

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? For those of you that stop by to read a post, leave a comment or share something via social, I just want to say thanks. As another year comes to a close I thought I’d finish off with a roundup of this year’s most popular posts.

Better than Great: A Cure for Buzzwords and Marketing Speak

Adam Sherk

Arthur mentioned that he was working on it in the comments of my first buzzwords post and now that it’s been released I’m happy to say he achieved his aim and then some. Twice in the past year I’ve covered the most overused PR buzzwords and marketing speak and press release buzzword abuse.

Can Publishers Harvest Social Media Intent in a Meaningful Way?

Adam Sherk

And even when a user adds a personal comment (e.g. Even the basic benchmarks like the number of tweets/likes/shares/comments per article as well as the types and quality of interactions provide some meaningful signals.

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Don’t ask users to create an account just to comment – many publishers make the mistake of forcing a visitor to create an account to do even basic activities on site like rating an article or commenting. This is a guest post from Paras Chopra , founder of Visual Website Optimizer.

Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Don’t break up the article body – Articles should have sequential paragraphs; don’t break them up with user comments or links to related posts. Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

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My Top Posts of 2013 on SEO and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

For those of you that stopped by, left a comment or shared a post this year, thank you, I appreciate it! I wasn’t able to write as many posts as I’d have liked this year, but I did put out some things that I was happy with and people seemed to find useful.

My Top Posts of 2012 on Inbound Marketing and Audience Development

Adam Sherk

To everyone that sent a pageview, comment, link or social share my way this year, thank you, I appreciate it. Another year gone by and once again it is time for the obligatory best of the year post.

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

Adam Sherk

2 comments… read them below or add one } Gary Gregory October 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm Thank you for the list! Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

As Markus points out in the comments below, the problem with Facebook search and the Detroit Tigers page was actually that I used the misspelling “Detriot&# in my search query.

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Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and.

Adam Sherk

Alternatively if anyone is willing to share their figures publicly please leave a comment below. Thanks for your comments. Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

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A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

in the comments below, today I corresponded with Greg Galant , CEO of Sawhorse Media, the company behind Muck Rack. Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

My Top Posts of 2010 on SEO, PR and Social Media for News and Sports

Adam Sherk

I’d like to thank everyone who has engaged with my blog in some way this year be it a comment, link, tweet, Facebook like, LinkedIn or Google Reader share or just stopping by to read a post. Another year has passed and that means it is time for marketing blogs to do their obligatory top posts of the year roundups. Despite the cliché I like reading them because it is a good way to discover things I may have missed during the year.

More Content Shared on Facebook but Twitter Click-through Rate Much Higher

Adam Sherk

This makes sense since by design Twitter usage is focused on short comments/exchanges and sharing links, while there is a lot more happening on Facebook that can take up users’ attention. What gets more traction for publishers: content shared on Facebook or Twitter?

Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

Adam Sherk

PostRank counts “engagement events” which it defines as individual activities such as a tweet, like, comment, digg, RSS view, etc. 8 comments… read them below or add one } Jeff Domansky October 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm Adam, great analysis!

Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season

Adam Sherk

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JVC Facebook Page Sweepstakes a Big Success. But Does it Violate.

Adam Sherk

In looking at recent posts of the day, most are getting more than 2,000 “likes” and a considerable number of comments: If there are 10,000 active fans daily you would think they’d all be “liking” the post of the day since that is primarily what is driving the repeat visits.

Paywalls, Media Coverage and User Access: What's a PR Pro to Do?

Adam Sherk

Has anyone ever framed a good comment thread from a company blog, or a collection of “likes” on a Facebook Page? My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media { 6 comments… read them below or add one } Sean Williams July 20, 2010 at 11:28 am Adam, very interesting post.

Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages?

Adam Sherk

For news organizations clicks are key but more personal user engagement, particularly in the form of comments and discussions, helps form long-term user relationships with the brand and hopefully keeps people coming back for repeat visits.

Real-time Search Optimization for News Sites

Adam Sherk

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Journalist Social Media Usage Increases, Concerns About.

Adam Sherk

Social Media Visitors More Loyal But Still a Very Small Percentage of Site Traffic My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

Syndication Best Practices: Reduce the Risk of Being Outranked for.

Adam Sherk

4 comments… read them below or add one } Rahul July 16, 2009 at 6:53 am Hi Adam, Great post ! Regards Rahul Adam Sherk July 16, 2009 at 9:37 am Thanks for your comment Rahul. Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

Adam Sherk

UPDATE: Be sure to check out the comments for more background from people with knowledge of both publications at that time, including Fact’s Warren Boroson. Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

Why the News Business Isn't Profitable

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Why the News Business Isn’t Profitable by Guest on September 10, 2010 This is a guest post from Aaron Goldman , author of Everything I Know about Marketing I Learned from Google.

The Most Popular News Sites on YouTube

Adam Sherk

Help Haiti: News Sites Promote Ways to Donate Videos in Press Releases are Cool – If They Provide Meaningful Content { 4 comments… read them below or add one } The PR Coach August 31, 2010 at 7:08 pm Excellent report and analysis Adam.

Do Google's Expanded Domain Results Apply to News and Video Listings?

Adam Sherk

Google News Now Recrawling Updated Articles Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers?

Adam Sherk

They also made 29 comments; that’s a very low number but most of the other sites have not made any. John Prieur August 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm I read this post on Social Times, but wanted to comment here.

NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg

Adam Sherk

News Sites on Twitter: Who is Making the Most Impact?

Adam Sherk

Twitter Suggested Users – Today’s Studio 54 Velvet Rope Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?