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StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

To get a better sense of the situation I pulled StumbleUpon referral figures from 2010-2012 for a group of 47 news and content sites that we work with at Define Media Group , primarily magazine brands. Related posts: Pinterest Traffic to Magazine Sites Up 141% But Figures Still Modest.

How Time Magazine Gained 1.2 Million Google+ Followers

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Time magazine has become one of the most popular news brands on Google+, with over 1.2 million users adding Time to their circles on the social network. Cathy Sharick, managing editor of, shared some tips for achieving success on Google+, as reported by

Pinterest Traffic to Magazine Sites Up 141% But Figures Still Modest

Adam Sherk

To get a clearer picture I pulled referral data from the past six months for a group of 25 magazines sites that we work with at Define Media Group. Yes, this is indeed another post about Pinterest. But fear not, I come with real data to share albeit it in aggregated and anonymized format.

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Social Sharing: The New Coffee Table Magazine Spread

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This is a guest post from Mik Stroyberg of Issuu , a digital publishing platform for magazines, newspapers and catalogs. I love reading magazines, and I love my iPad because it lets me carry 8 million titles around in one lightweight device.

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Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook

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The Digital IQ Index®: Magazines report released in June by think tank L2 is a study that ranks magazine brands in 11 categories according to their “competence” in adapting to “the increasingly digital landscape.”

How Businesses Can Use Highly Visual Online Brochures and Magazines to Convert

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While some bloggers and businesses are familiar with repurposing their content to places like SlideShare, few are leveraging the dramatic appeal of digital magazines.

The Huffington Post’s Kim Kardashian W Magazine Tag-o-Rama

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While on The Huffington Post yesterday I couldn’t help but notice the large number of tags they’d added to a couple posts on the Kim Kardashian photo in W Magazine, and the terms being targeted. What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

Reboot: Marketing With Inc. Magazine

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Magazine with the launch of my twice-monthly column, Reboot: Marketing. Magazine''s final version gets published. Magazine? With that, I am equally excited to be announcing that I will have an upcoming monthly column in Strategy Magazine (it will be published in the third week of every month). inc magazine. magazine. strategy magazine. WARNING: Self-promotional blog post ahead.

How we read online. - By Michael Agger - Slate Magazine

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Home the browser Campaign 2008 News & Politics Arts & Life Business & Tech Health & Science Style & Shopping Travel & Food Sports Slate on NPR Video PRINT DISCUSS E-MAIL RECOMMEND Facebook MySpace Mixx Digg Reddit Furl Ma.gnolia Sphere StumbleUpon CLOSE NEWSLETTERS PODCASTS RSS More the browser columns Lazy Eyes How we read online. Michael Agger posted June 13, 2008 Laughing Baby vs. the YouTube Commenters A battle of Internet good and Internet evil.

10 Social Media Ideas For Magazines

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Content Marketing Success: Three Ways to Think Like a Publisher

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It's the New Age! As Seth Godin famously said “content marketing is the only marketing left.” But how can you create content that draws customers to your brand? Dan Curran explains. The post Content Marketing Success: Three Ways to Think Like a Publisher appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Why Content Marketing Fails

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Did anyone else get Barbie Magazine as a kid? Of course, I looked forward to the magazine, and of course all I wanted to do after devouring one was buy more Barbies, more Barbie clothes, more Barbie cars, and more Barbie shoes. (I Why Barbie Magazine Fails at Content Marketing.

Automated Creativity Is Inevitable (And A Good Idea) - Strategy Magazine Column

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The above posting is my new/regular column for Strategy Magazine. I cross-post it here with all the links and tags for your reading pleasure, but you can check out the original version online here: Strategy Magazine - Automated creativity is inevitable (and a good idea). strategy magazine. strategy magazine column. You can't throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs these days without the words "artificial intelligence" tumbling out of their mouth.

Dear Business Owner, You’re Doing It Wrong!

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Kara Vanskike shares why every business owner should include a content in the small business marketing plan, even if it means doing it themselves. The post Dear Business Owner, You’re Doing It Wrong! appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments And I had to add! Totally forgot this! I totally forgot!

How to Launch a Successful PR Campaign Without a News Release

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Magazine increase brand awareness increase mindshare leverage your investor relationships O’Dwyer’s PE Hub Quartz techcrunch the press release is commoditized news use data to get PR results Venture News venturebeat wall street journal what's the future of the press release

Digital Magazine for Content Marketing Professionals Launches in Europe

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A new magazine focused on content marketing by the Content Marketing Institute is now available in Europe. Chief Content Officer is the world’s first magazine devoted to the fast-growing, evolving field of content marketing. It is written by, for, and about the most innovative, influential global. Content marketing Industry news

12 Blogging Lessons I Learned From Maxim Magazine


Maxim magazine. With its revealing covers, dependence on taboo topics, and issues jam-packed with girls, booze, and cars, you’d think researching Maxim magazine would lead to a wasteland for any type of valuable lessons. Look, I know you think that a magazine like Maxim has it easy. On the cover and within the magazine. Magazines have known this for a long time and Maxim is no exception. Like lists, how-tos are another staple of magazines.

BtoB Magazine: Email, Content and Social Key Priorities for B2B Marketers

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According to a survey by BtoB Magazine, stead on is the way to go when considering online business-to-business marketing tactics.78.5% of the respondents expect their online budgets to go up this year. Let’s take a look at where they expect the money to be going. 70% of respondents will spend more.

31DBBB Day 24 Challenge: Use a Magazine to Improve Your Blog


A very easy and enjoyable task for you today : read a magazine! Further Reading: Improve Your Blog by Reading a Magazine – an Exercise for Bloggers. 31DBBB Day 24 Challenge: Use a Magazine to Improve Your Blog.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

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Newspapers, Magazines, and the Apple iPad

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Figures from conferences I’ve attended , Paidcontent , New York Observer , Venturebeat ) All very impressive…but… 1) Friend and former magazine colleague Dave Cushman makes a point which quite a few other people have also discussed – is this an illusion of a long term future for publishers ?

Dear Pinterest: I Loathe You No Longer

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You made Time magazine’s list of “50 Best Websites of 2011.” No more tearing pages out of magazines? Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Bell. Ahhhh, Pinterest. How I’ve loved to loath you all these years. Well, actually, it’s only been a couple of years, hasn’t it?

How the Presidential Election Affects Communicators

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entrepreneur Leadership inbound michael smart new york magazine showing up for racial justiceElection day in the U.S. was a rough one for nearly half of Americans, but the work is just beginning. Communicators have a huge opportunity ahead.

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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After writing for magazines and newspapers, I started publishing a few of them. Between 1989 (when I started getting paid to write) and 2016 (today) a lot has happened to the newspaper and magazine industry. magazine. I'm a rare breed.

Build your Brand to Write for Magazines


When you write for magazines or newspapers (online or in print), as opposed to blog networks that might pay per view, it’s typically not your responsibility to also build your audience. which offers online courses in magazine writing. Build your Brand to Write for Magazines. This guest post is by Valerie Khoo from

Start a Magazine that Complements Your Blog … in 5 Steps


That the Internet laid waste to the magazine rack at the airport. You blog, eBay, search for Thai food recommendations and interact online, but you will always read magazines. If you have ever entertained the idea of publishing your own magazine, it is not as difficult as most suggest, and can be done for a small initial investment. Maybe you want to start a magazine that compliments your online business. I started my first magazine on roughly $300.

Bon Appétit Magazine Tastes Envelope Glue In Preparation for Tax Day

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Bon Appétit Magazine Tastes Envelope Glue In Preparation for Tax Day is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. File this one under, “oh no they didn’t!”.

The New(ish) Trend Of Publishing Within Publishing

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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. I noticed on Medium that John Battelle (a famed entrepreneur, journalist, author and publisher who was behind Wired Magazine ) launched a brand new publication called, NewCo (in conjunction with his event company of the same name ). Unlike the early days of Wired, you will not find this magazine at the newsstand.

You Can Measure Content or You Can Set Money on Fire

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Saying if you don't measure content efforts is akin to setting money on fire might be a little dramatic, but it's not far from the truth. We cannot possibly know what works and what doesn't work without metrics. Shonali Burke has more on what that means and what you should include.

The Fail-Proof System to Score National Magazine Publicity for Your Blog


Promoting “offline” using a major influencer like a national magazine can bring a blizzard of traffic to your blog. Read on to learn how you can get national magazines to sing your praises from the rooftop. Why should I use national magazines to promote my blog?

Top Social Media Campaigns in 2013

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Nails Magazine’s Pinterest Campaign Doubles Referrals From Social Sites : Nails Magazine saw the potential in Pinterest as a visual marketing tool and went about building their presence on the site in just the right way. What were the best social media campaigns in 2013?

How I Set Up My Business: Woman & Home Magazine feature

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The Changing State Of Blogs

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Some of them looked less like personal online journals, and more like quick moving and frequently updated digital versions of magazines and newspapers (think Huffington Post and Mashable ). magazine. Are blogs dead? Why is this question being debated so much lately? Earlier today, Social Media Examiner 's Michael Stelzner invited Mark W. Schaefer (author of The Content Code , Social Media Explained , etc.) and I on to his podcast to discuss this whole, "is blogging dead?"

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We Are Not (That) Social Media

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I used to be a journalist and a publisher of magazines. They've just moved from owning what content is published (think about magazines, newspapers, radio stations and television networks) to owning the platform where everyone is a publisher (think Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Google and Snapchat ). magazine. Social media was not supposed to act like traditional media.

The New Media Diet

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These young people just don't watch TV and then go on to read a magazine, they have multiple media channel inputs all happening at the same time. magazine. vogue magazine. How much media can you switch through in an hour?

The Story Of Vice And The Future Of Media

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Along with publishing two magazines (and helping to laugh a third), I did a lot of freelance writing. For magazines and newspapers all over the world. In the Montreal scene, a new magazine/indie paper called, Voice of Montreal , hit the streets. They quickly changed the name to Vice and the format to a glossy magazine, but the content maintained its edge. hour magazine. magazine. I'm a metalhead punk. That's about it.

What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

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Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964? by Adam Sherk on September 22, 2010 Was Time magazine “scurrilous and utterly shameless in its willingness to distort” in 1964?

Was Eleven Years Of Relentless Blogging Worth It?

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I could not believe that I didn''t need a magazine editor, a newspaper editor or anyone else to give me permission to communicate with an audience. Magazine , Strategy Magazine and more), two bestselling business books ( Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete ), countless media appearances (like being a weekly contributor to CHOM FM as their technology and media correspondent) and, of course, it all laddering up to the success that is Twist Image. inc magazine.

Bring Back The Corporate Blog

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40% prefer to read content directly from a company blog rather than a news magazine or website. " As exciting as Facebook and Twitter may be, these influencers prefer real content directly from a company blog over a news magazine or website. magazine. Blogs don''t have a chance against Twitter , YouTube and Instagram.

How To Be Inspired At Work

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Read every article (cover to cover) of a magazine that interests you (and yes, read the ads too). magazine. It''s 7 am. I''m sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office. It''s easy to read between the lines. It''s easy to think that someone is a workaholic. It''s easy to make assumptions (must be single, probably no kids, whatever). All of that is irrelevant (and not true). I remember being desperately out of shape in the early nineties.