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Help Save Journalism: Pay for News

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Sherrilynne Starkie shares why it's important to pay for your news. The post Help Save Journalism: Pay for News appeared first on Spin Sucks. As PR professionals we need to make a personal investment in quality journalism.

The News Release is Finished

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Is the news release dead? The post The News Release is Finished appeared first on Spin Sucks. Sherrilynne Starkie makes the case for using it to get stories placed as being dead, but argues there is a use for it.

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Using Twitter to Disseminate News Without a News Release

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I’ve never been a fan of the news release. In fact, earlier this year, I wrote, “ No One Cares About Your News Release ” when asked if it was OK to post your news release, verbatim, on your blog. Twitter and the News Release.

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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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How Fake News Affects PR

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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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Social Media News & Updates: September

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Pages will be able to create ads for desktop and mobile News Feed to boost awareness of events and drive responses. Facebook Updates News Feed: Facebook now shows more timely stories from friends and pages.

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Seven Ways to Launch a Product Without a News Release

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You're ready to launch a product and now all you need is a news release. The post Seven Ways to Launch a Product Without a News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks. Right? Hold up, there! Gini Dietrich outlines the seven far better ways to launch a new product.

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 to Apply SEO Best Practices to the News Release

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The news release is dead! Long live the news release! The post How to Apply SEO Best Practices to the News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks. Maureen Jann has some great tips to show you how to use SEO best practices to increase visibility.

No One Cares About Your News Release

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A few weeks ago, a Facebook fan asked on our page, “Is it OK to post our news releases on our blog?” There is a time and a place for news releases. By posting your news release on your blog or social networks, you’re making it about you.

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The Five People Essential to Your Next News Release

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When you are faced with producing an important news release, Daniel Bliley says these five types of people are absolutely essential to its success. The post The Five People Essential to Your Next News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks. News releases written.

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Five Ways PR Pros Can Combat Fake News

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Fake news is not only a national security issue, but the problem reaches beyond politics, into media and culture. How can PR pros fight fake news? The post Five Ways PR Pros Can Combat Fake News appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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How to Launch a Successful PR Campaign Without a News Release

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Can you launch a successful PR campaign without a news release? Rebekah Iliff shares a case study on how AirpR used data to gain earned media and raise $5M without news releases. The post How to Launch a Successful PR Campaign Without a News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ News

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It’s been a busy week in the PR/marketing/social world! On Monday, Facebook bought Instagram for $1B. That’s billion. With a “B.” ” On Tuesday, LinkedIn announced they’re rolling out some new features.

The Big Question: How PR Pros Can Fight Fake News

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On this week's Spin Sucks Big Question, we asked, "What is one way PR pros can fight fake news?" The post The Big Question: How PR Pros Can Fight Fake News appeared first on Spin Sucks. Here is what seven experts had to say.

AT&T Loses Case; News Release Held Under Paid Advertising Laws

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How many of you have ever referred to something historical in a news release? They mentioned how Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier and achieved MACH 1 in a news release that was distributed via PR Newswire.

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. 1) News_keywords tag – Use the news_keywords tag to provide up to 10 defining phrases for each article.

The Google News Standout Tag: Does it Work?

Adam Sherk

The standout tag for Google News has been around for a couple years now but many news publishers are still uncertain about it. The primary way that it manifests within Google News is when an article in a lead story cluster is labeled “Featured.”.

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Three Ways to Be Prepared for the Inevitable Fake News Crisis

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No brand, organization, or executive is immune from fake news or a 5 a.m. The post Three Ways to Be Prepared for the Inevitable Fake News Crisis appeared first on Spin Sucks. Twitter frenzy. Here are three things you can do right now to prepare. Insurance, if you will.

PR Industry Salary Survey Has Bad News for Women

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The post PR Industry Salary Survey Has Bad News for Women appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. Nearly 10 years ago (!!!!), when I started Arment Dietrich , I sat in meeting after meeting where the (male) prospect would ask me when they got to meet my husband.

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The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

Now, Google is in the news (literally) with a gamification project of their own, and I think it has some potential. This week Google announced the launch of their Google News Badges. Edition of Google News now lets you collect private, sharable badges for your favorite topics.

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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?

Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story than Humans?

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From the Wired article: Had Narrative Science — a company that trains computers to write news stories—created this piece, it probably would not mention that the company’s Chicago headquarters lie only a long baseball toss from the Tribune newspaper building.

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Social Media News Will Affect Communications Planning

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There is a lot of social media news, particularly coming out of Twitter and Google, that will affect your 2017 communications planning. The post Social Media News Will Affect Communications Planning appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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CBS Issues Fake (and Totally Awesome) News Release

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Did you hear the news that CBS sued ABC over their new show called The Glass House ? The Fake News Release. They issued a news release announcing the development of a new show called Dancing on the Stars.

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

Adam Sherk

News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I’d check in and see how their pages are doing. Normally in posts like Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? Breaking News 19.34

The Most Popular and Active News Brands on Instagram

Adam Sherk

Now that Instagram web profiles have been around for a few months I thought I’d check in on the participation and activity of major news brands. But today I thought I’d focus on news organizations. 1 NBC News 316,012 666 159. 9 Breaking News 65,471 84 339.

Paid Search for Crisis Management, Events, News, and More

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The post Paid Search for Crisis Management, Events, News, and More appeared first on Spin Sucks. Paid media is an important part of the PESO model, yet it’s often overlooked by PR pros. Matt Mason says this is a huge missed opportunity. He explains why.

Four Tips for Landing Brand-Building Local News Coverage

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Landing local news coverage for your brand takes time and perseverance. The post Four Tips for Landing Brand-Building Local News Coverage appeared first on Spin Sucks. You need to be flexible, understand how reporters work and have the right story.

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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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Gin and Topics: Content Slow Jam the News

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On this week's Gin and Topics, we have some local Chicago celebrities who slow jam their content news, some Olympians, a gleeful dog, and more. The post Gin and Topics: Content Slow Jam the News appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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Are You Contributing to Fake News?

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Fake news explosion affects all of us in our professional and personal life. Some of the fake news sites are getting pretty good at convincing the casual viewer they are legitimate. The post Are You Contributing to Fake News? Related Stories Are You Contributing to Fake News?

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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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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. For another idea outside of news see Grateful Dead Facebook Page: Great Use of Interactive Content.

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Google News Optimization Tips

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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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Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

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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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Communication Lessons from News of the World

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News of the World Closes. Fast forward to this past Sunday when News of the World published its last issue. News Corp. Not only that, but News of the World was bleeding cash (I guess that’s what happens when you hire private detectives to do reporting?)

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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. Reaching Out to Google News.

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News Release Success: Be Found in Search Results

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Generate a great idea for a news release. Write the news release focused around those keywords. For years when a PR pro sat down to write a news release, he or she put her SEO hat on first and the wordsmith hat on second. By Mickie Kennedy Does this process sound familiar?

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