A Year in the Life of 14 Million 301 Redirects

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How long does it take Google to process 14 million 301 redirects? How about 360,000 redirects for Bing? A year ago a publisher that we work with decided to discontinue a large domain and migrate only a small portion of its content to a new … [Continue reading]

StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

StumbleUpon Traffic Declines to Magazine Sites

The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I'd noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic. To get a better sense of the situation I pulled … [Continue reading]

The Most Common Google News Errors and How to Avoid Them

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In working with publishers one of the things I'm most frequently asked to do is troubleshoot problems with Google News. Anyone involved with a news or content site can attest to the importance of Google News and news search optimization. And I'd … [Continue reading]

Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

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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. As with my … [Continue reading]

My Top Posts of 2012 on Inbound Marketing and Audience Development

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Another year gone by, and that means it's time again for the obligatory top-posts-of-the-year lists. These roundups may be overdone, but personally I like doing one because it is interesting to look back and see what made an impression. With … [Continue reading]

Social Sharing: The New Coffee Table Magazine Spread

Mik Stroyberg Issuu

This is a guest post from Mik Stroyberg of Issuu, a digital publishing platform for magazines, newspapers and catalogs. I asked Mik to share some thoughts on the future of digital publishing. -Adam I love reading magazines, and I love my iPad … [Continue reading]

An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

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Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? This always makes me smile, so I thought I'd share a handful of them here. It would be a shame for so much unbridled positivity to never make its way into the … [Continue reading]

Startups Use Micro-PR Campaigns to Tip Momentum in Their Favor

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This is a guest post from Wendy Dulaney, co-founder of Easy.PR. Wendy has been doing some interesting work for start-ups, targeting small audiences to achieve specific goals during critical stages of their growth. I asked her to share some examples … [Continue reading]

Harlem Globetrotters Press Release: Not Sure Why I Got It, But I Kind of Like It

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Last week I received a press release from an unexpected source: the Harlem Globetrotters. Frankly I'm not sure why they'd be sending a press release about their new VP of Communications to me. But I always liked the Globetrotters as a kid, so when … [Continue reading]

Google News news_keywords Meta Tag: More Cons than Pros?

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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. But in the bigger picture … [Continue reading]