The LittleThings lesson publishers should be learning Paid Members Public
The first major casualty of the Facebook algorithm change was announced last week: LittleThings was closing up, putting 100 people out of work. And, inevitably, they were a Facebook traffic-dependent publisher. Lucia Moses has written a great profile of LittleThings [https://digiday.com/media/live-algorithm-die-algorithm-littlethings-went-social-publishing-darling-shutting/] for Digiday: > CEO and founder
Facebook & news publishers: a rocky relationship Paid Members Public
How are Facebook’s efforts to reach out to publishers [https://digiday.com/media/inside-facebook-team-thats-charged-keeping-publishers-happy/] going? > “To call this group a partnership group is a joke in and of itself,” one executive at a major publisher said. “It’s a complete misnomer. We’re having really meaningful conversations with YouTube,
Medium's strategy shift comes as surprise to revenue partners Paid Members Public
It looks like Medium rather botched the effective end of its publisher program, which included a beta of its ad-driven revenue service. Elizabeth Spiers is one of the people behind There is Only R [https://thereisonlyr.com], an online mag about all things VR/AR/MR – and it was part
The FT, Telegraph and Conde Nast all Apple News launch partners Paid Members Public
Is Apple News actually making an impact?
Why your big custom CMS project is doomed Paid Members Public
You have an in-built fatal flaw [http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2015/01/why-its-risky-business-for-publishers-to-build-their-own-cms/] : > News organizations, especially ones with just one medium-sized digital property (this applies to many independent daily newspapers, for example), have a terrible time retaining technical talent. These organizations generally don’t employ more than a few
LeWeb: Ben Huh on why old media can't do new formats Paid Members Public
What can publisher learn from the memes of I Can Has Cheezburger? More than you think, according to CEO Ban Huh.
Beware Facebookers bearing gifts… Paid Members Public
There’s a fascinating piece from David Carr on the New York Times website today, looking at the relationship between Facebook and news publishers [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/business/media/facebook-offers-life-raft-but-publishers-are-wary.html?referrer=&_r=1] . But it needs to be read with caution. Some parts of it
The 3 Deadly SEO Sins of News Organisations Paid Members Public
[https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2014/09/bing-it.jpg] I am something of an accidental SEO trainer. It all came about because of a phone call from Sarah Marshall [https://twitter.com/SarahMarshall], a little over two years ago – but it has been an unexpected and