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

Adam Sherk

Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. But I’ve included enough sites to provide a good sense of the current news search opportunity for publishers.

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The Anemic State Of Content And News

Twist Image

Let's not even begin to discuss how often "news" items are shared that are, in fact, articles from the parody site The Onion. Content marketing professionals would lead you to believe that the "cream always rises to the top," and that the truly great brands who are leading the charge in content as media, are the ones who are creating the best, most valuable and utilitarian content (and, that you should do the same). You can control your content. content.

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Google News news_keywords Meta Tag: More Cons than Pros?

Adam Sherk

The Google News news_keywords meta tag is now available to all publishers that are approved for inclusion. It is nice that Google News is trying to accommodate publishers and allow for more witty, print-style headlines. Don’t let the news_keywords tag add fuel to that fire.

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How Fake News Affects PR

Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. Facebook and Google were so alarmed by this flood of fake news that they announced they will be cracking down on fake news stories.

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29% of the Top 500 Google+ Pages are News and Content Sites

Adam Sherk

Whenever I do a presentation on Google+ for publishers I mention that quite a few news and content brands are among the most followed pages. The point being that Google+ does indeed offer good opportunities for audience development, engagement and content promotion.

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Google News Tip for Google+ Embedded Posts

Adam Sherk

A quick tip for news publishers on using Google+ embedded posts. When embedding a Google+ post in a news article, be sure to include enough original editorial text to meet the 80 word minimum for Google News indexation. Google News Wants Title Tags to Match Headlines?

Content, Links & Influencers

Proactive Report

Creating content is one thing, getting it seen is another. It’s that ‘tree in the forest’ question: If you create the perfect piece of content and nobody sees it, does it matter? Distribution and amplification of your content is a vital part of your content strategy.

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

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. The post Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

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Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

The Pew Research Center’s The State of the News Media 2012 is out and the section on What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News makes for an interesting read. Furthermore, Twitter and Facebook are about much more than just news delivery.

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5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

What are news organizations doing to increase user activity and engagement on their Facebook pages? Here are five good ideas for news media Facebook pages: 1) Use Geotargeting. 5) Create Special Content. Related posts: Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages?

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Poor Media Literacy Spawns Fake News Successes

Geoff Livingston

Never did I imagine that a crisis would come to a fore as quickly as it has with this year’s fake news crisis. ” Since then we have witnessed the election of Donald Trump, Pizzagate , and the general rise of digital fake news. Slanted News. My News Experiment.

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The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012

Adam Sherk

So I thought I’d check in on the PageSpeed scores for a selection of major news sites. For the sake of simplicity I pulled PageSpeed Online scores for the home page of each news site. Here are the fastest – and the slowest – news sites in 2012: Home Page Page Speed Score.

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Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it.

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How the Blog Post Op-Ed is Changing News

Convince & Convert

This isn’t news to you, but here’s what makes it interesting: If you were to search LinkedIn for “Google Alphabet”, you’d find a collection of articles written by CEOs, Presidents, and Ph.Ds. For many, this intersection of news and content is both engaging and informative.

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The Most Common Google News Errors and How to Avoid Them

Adam Sherk

In working with publishers one of the things I’m most frequently asked to do is troubleshoot problems with Google News. Anyone on staff at a news or content site can attest to the importance of Google News and news search optimization.

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Timeline of PR News Content

Proactive Report

This was a new medium with new technology and it needed new content. By 1955 half of all American homes had a TV and this became the medium of choice for news. They had to learn to create news content for yet another new technology.

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

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? It’s been a year since I took an early look at engagement rates for news organizations on Google+ , so I thought I’d revisit the topic and do a fresh comparison. 2 BBC News 147.34 6 Breaking News 75.56

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Local TV News Teams Having Fun with Pinterest

Adam Sherk

In preparing for the Pinterest portion I took a look at the pinning activity of local TV news teams. There are some good examples out there however such as Fox 8 News in Cleveland, KARK 4 News in Little Rock, Seattle’s KING 5 and WHSV 3 in Harrisonburg, VA.

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Google News Not Always So Great at Favoring Original Sources

Adam Sherk

News publishers are all too familiar with the fact that Google News doesn’t always do such a great job of favoring original sources in its story clusters. Today I noticed an example that is worth pointing out because you’d think Google News would be able to handle it properly.

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5 Mistakes That Prevent Your Content From Going Viral

Pamorama

Why isn’t your amazing content going viral? Why aren’t people sharing your content? What pushes someone to not only to view your content, but to pass it on? There is a science to creating viral content. 5 reasons your content isn’t going viral.

Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter

Webbiquity SMM

Although 93% of B2B companies are doing content marketing, less than half view themselves as successful with it. So—creating a content marketing strategy is vital. These same six questions can provide the basis for formulating your content marketing strategy.

While We’re Going After Fake News, How About Ad Scams, Too?

SocialTimes Facebook

in the wake of the 2016 election over fake news that has made its way into Facebook’s News Feed. For instance, an ad recently ran in Facebook’s News Feed that purported to be a BBC News story on energy switching. The internet is also being overrun with clickbait sites promoted by Outbrain and Taboola that exist to lure readers of legitimate news in order to rack up page views. There has been quite a stir lately in the U.S.

Social Media, Journalism and “The News Will Find Me”

SocialFish

She says, ”during the presentation, I identified four areas impacted by social media: the changing definition of an authoritative news source, the concept of news participators, how news is shared, and the changing news cycle.” Is Social the “New News?”

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches New Profile Design and Buys Android App Cover

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Reddit: Facebook.

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Social Media News & Updates: February

yMarketingMatters

Both Facebook and search engines are strongly focusing on the relevance of content, and in light of that, they are trying to display the most relevant ads to their users. Can you believe it’s March already? 2015 is rolling fast, as are the changes in the social media world.

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Six Sources for Nonprofit News

SocialFish

———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news. Many of us have our own curation practice, but one of the most efficient I have is to keep an eye on those in our community who are curating the news for us.

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Facebook Adds New Weapons to Its Fight Against Fake News, Hoaxes

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook will turn to third-party fact-checking organizations to help combat fake news and hoaxes. We’ve relied heavily on our community for help on this issue, and this can help us detect more fake news. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed.

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You Have More Content than You Realize

SocialFish

This is the first in a series of posts with great advice about content marketing. Generating content can be an arduous task. Marketing in today’s world presents more challenges than ever before because people expect great content – where they want it and when they need it.

12 (of the) Best Content Marketing Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing is more than just text of course, and infographics have become one of the most popular non-text formats. How do infographics fit with other content marketing tactics? Infographics About Content Marketing. Pam is a content marketing rockstar.

How to Produce Social Media Content for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

If your business already has a presence on your chosen social media profiles or if you are just starting out, you know that you have to post great valuable content continually and consistently to attract new followers and retain the ones you have. Where will I find the content. -

25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand

Pamorama

Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. Creating powerful content that grows your business can be a discouraging process. The good news is that there are many content marketing tools available to help you streamline the process. Contently (paid).

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The Changing Face of Authoritative Content

Waxing UnLyrical

How content can be used to shape opinion and drive behavior should be a huge part of your social PR strategy. But what we consider “authoritative content” has changed dramatically, and continues to do so. How social drives content.

Social Media News Releases Get 3x More Media Coverage

Adam Sherk

Social media news releases have lots of advantages, and what’s not to like? While multimedia content can be added to any press release, SMNRs are much more likely to incorporate images and video. Press Releases Do Get Shared on Google News.

Why Instagram Stories is Actually Good News for Snapchat

Convince & Convert

Instagram Stories is actually good news for Snapchat. From an operations perspective, that’s all good news. I just think that we’re going to be in a world a few years from now where the vast majority of the content that people consume online will be video.

Social Media News You Can Use: Millennial Marketing

Sprout Social

This week in social media news, LinkedIn caught our attention with a fresh (and very thorough) playbook and survey on millennials. Alexandra Rynne Associate Content Marketing Manager, Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn @amrynnie. Content consumption habits.

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33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing represents the most fundamental and widespread rethinking of marketing practices in decades. Content marketing turns the dominant paradigm of the last half-century—interruption-based mass marketing—on its head. Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches FB Newswire, Acquires Motion Tracking App Moves

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and Pinterest: Facebook. Social Media News Ticker Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter

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The Anatomy of Viral Content

Pamorama

Sharing content is an integral part of modern life. We share more content from more sources with more people more quickly and more often than ever before. So how do you tap into this behavior and get your content in front of as many people as possible? Anatomy of viral content.

Facebook Under Fire for the Spread of Fake News

SocialTimes Facebook

Google plans to remove certain sites from its search listing “that misrepresent, misstate or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content or the primary purpose” from their ad ecosystem. Facebook is taking similar steps to curb the presence of fake news, according to sources cited by Gizmodo. Facebook has most often taken the position that it is non-editorial, and that content should be served neutrally.

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Introduction To Real-Time Content Marketing

Visually SM

The marketing world has exploded with social content initiatives in the last few years, and when combined with the urgency and real-time expectations of audience and customers, and new marketing discipline has emerged, one that call “real time content marketing.” Content promotion. If marketers and brands are not part of the content conversation in either their own brand space or the broader category space, they might as well not exist to a certain degree.