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. So what link building tactics are most effective for publishers? E-mail newsletters and RSS feeds.

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. Facebook was even pretty clear in a blog post that they’re aware the change might hurt some publishers.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

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. There is another struggle here, and that’s the one between Facebook and publishers. Facebook naturally wants to keep all content native, to keep users on the site as long as possible, but they need third-party content to populate feeds.

Facebook Testing Ability for Users to Post to News Feed But Not Timeline

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing a way to allow users to post to News Feed without those posts ever appearing in their Timelines. We’ve heard feedback that sometimes, you may want to share a post with friends and family via News Feed and not have that post be displayed on your Timeline.

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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.

Force Feed

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I like publishers. It's the kind of stuff that lets the ugly side of opinions (which they see as news) seep into the feed and, to a certain degree, you see sides of people that you had never known (no matter how long you have known them). It's just the many dimensions that shape your Facebook experience when your friends like, follow and regurgitate (or copy) the content that's in their feeds. The other day, Facebook announced changes to the news feed. Force feed me.

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off.

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Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands

Firebelly

Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates.

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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.

The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media

Buffer Social

The News Feed is outdated and stories are becoming the default for content consumption. Facebook, for example, didn’t invent the vertical scrolling feed. Why Stories are the new News Feed. The News Feed is not a native experience on mobile.

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

SocialFish

Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping.

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Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

So I’d rather not put that activity into my Facebook news feed. So is the system good for publishers? 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers.

Facebook News Feed Updates: Authenticity and Video Completion

Jon Loomer

For some marketers, Facebook’s constant tweaking of the News Feed algorithm — which determines what users see and don’t see in their feed — is a source of frustration. Whether it’s click bait or fake news, Facebook wants to limit how much of this content gets visibility in the news feed. The sleazy publishers are still winning. Categorize pages that post spam or try to game the news feed. April 10, 2014: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam.

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Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Buffer Social

The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. The News Feed learns and adapts over time based on the content you interact with the most, too.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. When a blog that I subscribe to publishes a new post, it shows up right there on my iGoogle homepage.

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Do Third Party Publishing Apps Impact Facebook Reach?

agora pulse

This should improve the situation with the distribution of posts coming from third-party apps in the News Feed.”. In the coming months, we will continue to prioritize explicitly shared stories from apps in News Feed over implicitly shared stories.”. A Myth? A Legend?

What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this!

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

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. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher.

When It Comes to Facebook Posts, Size Matters

SocialTimes Facebook

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. Post type: Whether it’s photos, videos or links, News Feed prioritizes the types of posts that a person interacts with most frequently.

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

A list of options includes: Feedly – highlighted as the best alternative to Google Reader by The Verge mostly due to its speed, minimalist style, and the fact that it’s free. I’m personally moving everything over to Feedly, due to the fact they have iOS and Android apps.

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How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook

Mindjumpers

According to a research done by comScore called “The Power of Like: How Brands Reach and Influence Fans Through Social Media Marketing&# , users on Facebook spend the majority of their time, more specifically 27% of their time, looking at news feeds and homepages. Tweet.

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Engaging Brand 427 - Guy Kawasaki talks Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur

Engaging Brand

Today I talk to Guy Kawasaki about how to self publish a book by being an Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and discuss . Will self publishing merge with publishing eventually? The publisher/ author relationship. Which is the best self publishing platform - Kindle!

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Ok, not from scratch, but using the base elements from another RSS feed. The Custom Feed Results.

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Traffic Rises 350% Year-Over-Year For Social Publisher BuzzFeed

The Realtime Report

Calling itself “the social news and entertainment company,” BuzzFeed demonstrated last month that whatever the publisher’s formula may be, it’s working. Creating shareable content: different feed options on BuzzFeed’s homepage. A recent shift in Facebook’s algorithm has helped drive traffic to major publishers , and BuzzFeed is seeing some serious benefits from the change.

Are We At The Beginning Or The End Of Publishing?

Twist Image

Traditional publishing still matters. This isn''t about big book and magazine publishers killing trees and maintaining the transport industry while feeding a distribution channel to retail. It means that these big publishing houses still have professionals who love and care about content in a way that allows customers to get true value from the products that they are buying. Still, traditional publishing matters. Self-publishing matters more than it ever did.

New Facebook Open Graph tags for writers and publishers

The Way of the Web

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.

Facebook’s Algorithm Invites Marketers to Step It Up: Here’s Why

SocialTimes Facebook

Aiming to improve News Feed , Facebook’s recent algorithm update has nothing to do with relevance, reach or relationship settings. The social media giant is cracking down on headlines that distort, mislead or altogether withhold information–in other words, stories that bait readers with sensational headlines and then fail to deliver on their promises will appear less frequently in News Feed. As a publisher, driving traffic to your site is always going to be a top goal.

Using Social Media To Feed Your Blog

Small Business Mavericks

There are others who publish two or three times a day. Blogging can be hard work, especially when it comes to delivering good quality content on a regular basis. The key phrases there are “quality content” and “regular basis.” ” We’ll leave it up to you to decide on the timing of your content. Some small business blog writers find that two or three times a week is sufficient.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. When a blog that I subscribe to publishes a new post, it shows up right there on my iGoogle homepage.

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Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

He wrote in the Newsroom post: 360 photos are easy to identify in News Feed: Just look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo. Beyond News Feed, you’ll also be able to explore Facebook 360 photos in virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

Vice president of News Feed Adam Mosseri said in a Newsroom post detailing Facebook’s new efforts: We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully.

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Media Companies’ Reach Per Facebook Post Plummeting in 2016 (Study)

SocialTimes Facebook

According to SocialFlow , combined reach of posts by those pages peaked in January, and then, following a change to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm , it experienced a sharp drop in February and remained fairly consistent through May.

Verified Pages (All Pages Soon) Can Schedule Facebook Live Videos via API

SocialTimes Facebook

Publishers can open pre-broadcast lobbies up to three minutes before start time, allowing users to ensure that they are on time and interact with other users, and links to scheduled Facebook Live broadcasts can be shared or embedded.

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Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know

Mindjumpers

It begins with co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom explaining that “on average, people miss about 70% of the posts in their Instagram feed” , which may be alarming to some. It also coincided with the release of the Apple News app , which has recently opened its doors to all publishers.

Facebook Testing Snapchat Discover-Like Facebook Live Navigation Bar

SocialTimes Facebook

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 Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

We will be collaborating with news organizations to develop products, learning from journalists about ways we can be a better partner and working with publishers and educators on how we can equip people with the knowledge they need to be informed readers in the digital age.

How publishers curate the world of content

emediavitals.com

Blog Publishers integrate new Foursquare features Article SB Nation: Turning fan bases into media brands eMedia Vitals Life Beyond Print.™ Curation platforms, which have moved beyond the RSS feed , provide varying levels of automation, functions and technology to suit a media companys needs. Publishers find curation can attract and retain readers by offering the best of all content, rather than the best of just their own content.

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Facebook Announces Several Metrics Updates, Corrected Bugs

SocialTimes Facebook

This blog will be similar to our News Feed FYI blog.). On pages, we’ve historically defined reach as a person refreshing their News Feed and the post being placed in their feed. We also provide publishers with insights to help them understand how their content is consumed.

Two Cheers for Facebook’s Celebrity Influencer Crackdown

SocialTimes Facebook

non-promoted) posts by influencers are likely to lose currency in the News Feed. For instance, earlier this year, Facebook decided to put more emphasis on user-generated posts in the feed rather than publisher content. That led to an overall 52 percent drop in organic reach among publishers, according to SocialFlow. In the past, Facebook crushed Zynga’s business by de-emphasizing social games like FarmVille in News Feed.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. RSS is easily one of the best things to happen to web publishing in the past 10 years. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items.

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