Major Google Update coming next year
This is a big one:
I'll have a detailed post for paid members exploring what you need to do now, and what you need to be planning to do over the back half of the year, in the next week or so.
But this is big enough that it needs flagging up to everyone.
B2B travel publisher goes all-remote
Online and events business Skift lets the lease on its office expire:
They may be the first, but they won't be the last. A lot of media businesses could rapidly become more sustainable if you take property overheads out of the business.
In the days of print publications and physical page proofs, this would have been impossible. But even for print businesses these days, there are plenty of digital proofing tools.
Creating an effective About Us page for your news business
Dammit. This is so spot on. It annoys me when I can't find clear about pages when I'm looking at a new news site. And I'm just of guilty of it here. That's on my to-do list for later this week.
Tentative light in the podcasting gloom
Lots of really interesting data here from Stitcher, one of the major players in the podcasting world. Crucially, they have a little eveidence that the Corona dip in podcasting consumption may be nearing its end.
This is just anecdote, but I've been listening to podcasts more again in the last few weeks. My dip was a process of habit adjustment. I missed the podcasts I valued, so I need to find new spaces in my life for them.
How about you?
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