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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Social Media News & Updates: September

yMarketingMatters

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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

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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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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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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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. From the article: "According to a new study by computer scientists at Columbia University and the French National Institute, 59 percent of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked: In other words, most people appear to retweet news without ever reading it. news distribution. You're probably not reading this.

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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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Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook has begun displaying vertical videos in News Feed in its flagship mobile application. Prior to the change, vertical videos were cropped into squares in News Feed, and users had to click on the videos to watch them in their intended format. Peterson reported that vertical videos will appear in a 2:3 aspect ratio in News Feed and not take up the entire screen unless users clock on those videos, and then click on the arrows in the upper-right-hand corner to expand them.

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Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook hopes to catch clickbait in the algorithm net it is using to clean up its News Feed. Research scientist Alex Peysakhovich and user experience researcher Kristin Hendrix detailed the latest change to the social network’s News Feed algorithm in a Newsroom post , saying that the tweak was a response to feedback from users. To address this feedback from our community, we’re making an update to News Feed ranking to further reduce clickbait headlines in the coming weeks.

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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. Today I thought I’d check to see just how many news and content sites are among the top 500 pages on Google+. 7 BBC News 27 3,315,935.

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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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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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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.

Why Your Daily News Lacks News

Ari Herzog

That reason, in part, is because of the lack of investigative and hard news reporting. Much of the news today is soft news, yesterday’s news, news that is so inconsequential that it is no wonder why people comment it is fluff. Marketing news

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Social Media News & Updates: February

yMarketingMatters

Place Tips in News Feed: Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you’re at and will show at the top of your news feed. Can you believe it’s March already? 2015 is rolling fast, as are the changes in the social media world.

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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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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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Firebelly News: NFPT Best Workout Face Photo Contest

Firebelly

Blog News The National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT), a Lafayette, Indiana-based, organization that has been certifying fitness trainers since 1988, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year!

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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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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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5 Ways to Battle Fake News and Maintain Brand Integrity

Meltwater

Fake news. The term has become almost overused this past year, as stories from less… Read More.

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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? That all sounds great, but do social media news releases actually generate more media coverage? 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.

Success with the Google News Standout Tag: A 90-Day Study

Adam Sherk

Which news organizations are having the most success with the Google News standout tag? I monitored “Featured” articles in Google News for 90 days to find out. Basically most weekdays I’d check Google News once or twice a day. Deseret News 23 25.80%.

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Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing a new type of multiproduct News Feed ad with advertisers including Michael Kors and Lowe’s. Readers: Have any of these ads made their way into your News Feeds ? Advertising/Marketing Facebook Adweek Dynamic Ads e-Commerce Holiday Shopping Season images Lowe's Marty Swant Michael Kors News Feed Photos retailers Videos

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Video Ads Expand Outside U.S.

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: Users can now share multiple photos on Twitter via web and the Android app.

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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?”

Facebook Under Fire for the Spread of Fake News

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is taking similar steps to curb the presence of fake news, according to sources cited by Gizmodo. adults get their news from Facebook, and a good percentage of it is outright false. There are some tools available for readers who want to verify their news content, and The Atlantic suggested that Facebook buying Snopes might help curb false news. Social media is an area where ideologies are increasingly bumping up against each other.

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. Millennials, millennials, millennials!

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How To Remove the Yahoo! News, Washington Post or Spotify Notifications From Your Facebook Ticker

SocMed Sean

News, Spotify, and the Washington Post are pushing articles into your Facebook timeline, there is a quick way to get rid of them. News, the Post or Spotify. News application page go to https://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=90376669494