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How We Read the News

New study reveals how we read the news.  A recent study by the Media Insight Project has offered some new insight into how Americans read the news. The study queried 1,492 adults over the age of 18 from the period …

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How We Read Web Content

Study reveals how we read web content. People spend a lot of time liking, tweeting, sharing and generally promoting a wide range of online content. Content analysis often resides at the promotional level, and doesn’t delve too deeply into how …

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Most popular content sharing channels

According to a new report by ShareThis, Pinterest Surpasses Email for Sharing Online and Beats Facebook Growth in 2013, Pinterest demonstrated extraordinary growth as a content sharing platform in 2013. This report by ShareThis reveals trends of the top 5 content …

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Is guest blogging bad for SEO?

Guest blogging has been an area of contention with many SEO professionals lately. With the advent of Panda & Penguin, fears that Google would view guest blogging as a paid or inappropriate link scheme have grown in the SEO & …

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Updated Navigation & New Search Appearance Overlay For Webmaster Tools

Some new updates have launched for Google Webmaster Tools, a tool designed to help webmasters and website owners combat the challenges of SEO. Webmaster Tools now supports a new “search appearance” pop up to guide newbie webmasters and an updated navigation to …

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The new SEO: post-Penguin 2.0

Following the release of Penguin 2.0, I am reminded of just how important quality content and natural engagement are to SEO–and always have been. Although there is a lot of contention as to whether the naming of Penguin 2.0 is …

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This way to exit Google’s vertical search services

Google has recently created an exit option for it’s vertical search services, such as Google Shopping, Google Flights or Google+ Local. It sounds like a strange, new innovation for the search giant, but the new capability was launched as part of its settlement agreement …

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Small and medium advertisers are leading the charge with display ads

In Q4 of 2012, display advertising was up almost 6% year-over-year, and the big boys weren’t leading the pack. In a new study by comScore, evidence points to small and mid-sized advertisers and marketers driving the growth in the market. The number …

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Majority of website and content take down requests come from US

Google recently released figures from it’s latest Transparency Report that details website censorship and content removal requests. The report separates data of copyright-based removal requests and government requests. Certainly, a large number of these requests involve file sharing websites and domains. In the …

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Suggested Ad Units gave line item approval process to advertisers

The latest update to the web advertising platform, DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) API, introduces SuggestedAdUnitService, which simplifies the process of getting and approving capable ad spaces on your website (but no corresponding ad units in DFP). The new feature will return ad spaces that receive …

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Before patch, a work-around for Win32k TrueType font parsing engine

Microsoft has issued a work-around for the attack against the Win32k TrueType font parsing engine, which is an advanced piece of malicious software still undergoing analysis by researchers. As Microsoft builds a patch for the vulnerability, they have issued a temporary …

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New Apple patent for mobile devices prevents unauthorized recording a concert

Apple has patented a procedure of using infrared technologies that can help the music and film industry to prevent the unauthorized recording of a concert or show. The patent describes an invisible infrared sensor embedded into a mobile iOS device …

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Google to e-localize the mobile news

Google is adding a feature called “News near you,” which highlights news articles from your local area. The new feature works with Google’s mobile version of News for the U.S. English edition. Local-news has already been introduced to the regular …

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Google personalizes the news

Google has added two new features that helps to personalize it’s news engine for users. Receiving Personalized News “News for you” – This personalization feature allows for recommendation functionality to present news items that are related to content the user …

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Web news not fit to print

Google News has been reviewing it’s inclusion criteria for websites listed as sources. Already the search king has dropped a number of websites from it’s online news listings.  The exact number of websites has not been released. The overt concern …

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Hey, why is no one talking anymore about blogging?

A NYTimes article, Blogging Is Alive and Well, Says Report, describes how just a few years ago articles on blogging were all the rage. It seemed like everyone was discussing blogging from business news to tech journals. That interest has …

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Google Sites and Docs Get Loaded With New Goodies

This week Google Sites and Documents were updated with a host of new exciting functionality. New tools include horizontal navigation, global footers, and quick links. The horizontal navigation allows users to add horizontal type navigation to Google Sites. This can …

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Blogetery.com closed by server after FBI investigation

Blogetery.com was a blog service to more than 70,000 blog websites. Recently, the service was terminated by it’s web host (BurstNET) Burst.net following an investigation by the FBI after it was learned that bomb-making instructions and an al-Qaeda “hit list” …

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NYTimes Is Top Web News Site According To Comscore

The NY Times ranked as the top news website according to comScore’s report of the top U.S. online newspaper groups. The NY Time readership for the web category was 32 million and 719 million webpages viewed. The report also demonstrated …

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Digital Magazines A Tough Sell For Loyal Print Readers

A new study by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council (cmocouncil.org) states that loyal print magazine readers tend to be faithful to the medium and will not easily switch to a digital format. Within the poll, 92 percent of adults …

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