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What Is the Lifespan of an Error?

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In a compelling article yesterday, Ars Technica writer Nate Anderson told the story of how the owner of a Spanish campground has struggled to get Google to de-emphasize search results for the camp.

Three Tips for Simple but Effective Infographics

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Or, if you’re mindful of copyright rules, you can simply do a Google image search. Angela Alcorn's Advice on Infographics. Last Friday’s post on infographics got much more attention than I expected from an impromptu effort.

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Facebook Subscriptions: Overdrive for Journalists?

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That’s why I’ve so far stuck with Twitter and its follower model and dallied with Google Plus and its concept of differentiated social circles. Though I understand its appeal, I’ve never found Facebook compelling.

Why Publishers Need Early Adopters, Annoying or Not

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Will they sometimes wax too enthusiastic about new tools that turn out to be dead ends, like Jaiku , FriendFeed , or Google Wave ? But they’ll also bring to light valuable new platforms as well, like Facebook and Twitter, and perhaps even Google Plus. Yesterday, B2B editor and blogger Maureen Alley wrote a provocative post declaring that early adopters are annoying. I’m not sure she means it.

Infographic skills: No longer optional for journalists

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First, a confession: My first reason for writing this post is so I can embed a really cool infographic about Google on my blog. But the fact that I want to do it reflects the power and beauty of infographics.

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The Key to Understanding New Media Is Attitude, Not Technology

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A couple of years ago, Gina Trapani , the founder of Lifehacker and a cohost of This Week in Google , wrote and self-published the Complete Guide to Google Wave , which she described as “an experiment in iterative publishing.” Gina Tapani.

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The Privacy Canard: David Lazarus and the Evils of Facebook

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For Lazarus, there are “serious consequences” to the fact that if you Google someone’s name, “you can see things they’ve posted online.” Social Media David Lazarus Facebook Google journalism old-media privacy Twitter

Three Ways to Make Media More Personal

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and social media, along with the impact of Google search, would have rendered our efforts irrelevant. MUD day 20: Back in the late 90s or early aughts, one of the hot topics in the Web 1.0 world was personalization. On the industry portal site I ran for much of that time, we had what seems now like a pretty lame concept of personalization.

An Infographic on the Right Track: Grad School to Google

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Case in point: this interactive graphic from OnlinePhD.org, which steps you through Google’s growth year by year (thanks to Google Tutor for the lead.) Design blogging content Google graphics infographicsThough I was once a big fan of infographics , my ardor has cooled of late. Too many of the examples I see just look like clones of each other. But now and then I run across an infographic that is distinctly different, and worth sharing.

Infographics: Not Dead Yet

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An Infographic on the Right Track: Grad School to Google. As the one or two dedicated readers of this blog can attest, my affection for infographics waxes and wanes on a regular basis. Of late, I’ve been rather down on this graphic approach to conveying complex information. Too often, what information value is contained in the graphic is overwhelmed by cuteness, triteness, or both.

Commodity Content, Demand Media, and Quality

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Ominously, perhaps, that event was preceded by Google’s promise last week to clamp down on high-ranking content-farm sites with “shallow or low-quality content.”. Are commodity content and quality incompatible? That seems to be the underlying assumption of most discussions of Demand Media’s “frothy” IPO successfully concluded yesterday.

Is Advertising in New Media Doomed?

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This was a topic raised in last week’s episode of This Week in Google. As “This Week in Google” host Leo Laporte said, how people think about cookies and privacy really depends on how you frame the discussion.

Is Advertising in New Media Doomed?

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This was a topic raised in last week’s episode of This Week in Google. As “This Week in Google” host Leo Laporte said, how people think about cookies and privacy really depends on how you frame the discussion.

Infographics: Not Dead Yet

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An Infographic on the Right Track: Grad School to Google. As the one or two dedicated readers of this blog can attest, my affection for infographics waxes and wanes on a regular basis. Of late, I’ve been rather down on this graphic approach to conveying complex information.

Signals of Quality vs. Good SEO

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Last month, I wrote about a discussion on an episode of This Week in Google (TWiG) featuring Google’s Matt Cutts. The following week, TWiG host Leo Laporte cited my article at the start of an expanded discussion of Google’s intent regarding content farms.

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Another Nail in the RSS Coffin

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The site is supported by display ads by Google, which to my eye fit in fairly well with the content. The default Paper.li view (click to enlarge).

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Do You Need a Personal Ethics Statement?

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As Swisher explains in her statement , she is married to a senior executive at Google. In an age when transparency is becoming the accepted norm for ethical reporting, is it enough to disclose your potential conflicts of interest only when you think the need arises? Or should writers, whether journalists, bloggers, or content marketers, go on the record with a preemptive announcement of their ethical beliefs and possible biases?

Managing Your Career in the Social Media Era: Sources

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What Would Google Do? , As part of a webinar for B2B editors on September 23, 2010, I’m speaking on “Managing Your Career in the Social Media Era.” (The The webinar, “ Enhancing Your Career in the B2B Press ,” is sponsored by the American Society of Business Press Editors.). Since the webinar format isn’t particularly conducive to embedded links, I’ve listed here the main sources cited in my talk.

Is Your Content Putting You at Risk?

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Did you know, by the way, that if you use Google Analytics, you are expected to have and post a privacy policy?). For B2B companies embracing their new role as publishers, the content marketing community has produced a huge archive of valuable advice. There is at least one topic, however, that is rarely discussed: the legal risks and responsibilities of publishing. The silence is understandable. Most of the time, the kind of publishing that content marketers do isn’t very risky.

How to fix Google+

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Whether you think Google+ is dead, dying, or still on the rise, one thing is certain: something has to change. Google+ was meant to take on Facebook. Facebook was capturing a disproportionate share of our personal information and Google had to do something.

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The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

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Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do.

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Two Killer Google+ Mistakes

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Last week WSJ ran an article entitled “ There’s No Avoiding Google+ ” on the front page. In short, it highlighted the drive by Google to make Google+ pervasive across other Google services. Here is why: There is no Google+ identity. Except Google+.

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Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides

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Google Analytics (GA) is the most popular tool for tracking web visits, used by more than half of all companies , including two-thirds of the Fortune 500. Why you can’t ignore Google’s new Universal Analytics by iMedia Connection.

The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]

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Google+ seems to be an enigma in the social world, the quiet kid in the corner of the room that most are afraid to interact with. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner.

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

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Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services.

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Five good reasons to ignore Google

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Google is holding us back. Think about how much of what we create, and how we create it, is influenced by Google’s rules (or what we know of them). When is it time to just ignore Google and go for it? When you’re huge You know who can ignore Google?

Slow and steady content-creation wins the Google Search race

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They’ve taken the content creation life to heart and, as I have finally been optimizing their site for Google Search, it has been a breeze because there is so much to work with. Feed Google fresh sandwiches every day instead of Christmas dinner once-a-year.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

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Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. So what makes Google+ special?

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How to Build a Super Tribe using Google+

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It is his book Tribes , however, that’s been on my mind lately, and I believe Google+ is the place where people can come together like never before to create those critical communities. I’ll keep it simple: If you are a person then set up a Google+ profile.

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Is Google really Sauron?

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In the most ridiculous example of this, Google convinced customers to pay them $1,500 for Google Glass, aggressively built a community around the product, and then ended the program due to performance issues they could have discovered in a 48 hour consumer test. Is Google really Sauron?

Google+ is an antisocial network

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For most, Google+ is an antisocial network. Over the last few weeks I have been writing almost exclusively about Google+: Google+ on its third birthday and How to be a Google+ success. Google+ did no such thing. ” might be what Google thought.

How do you replace Google Site Search?

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I’ve gotten a flurry of phone calls recently because Google has announced that they are withdrawing their popular Google Site Search product, which many companies—even large ones—have been using as their website search engine. The post How do you replace Google Site Search?

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

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Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+?

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Google+

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My name is Ray, and I’m a Google+ addict. Google+ is the place for me … and maybe for you too. You can follow whoever you want on Google+ as a personal profile and a Business Page. Google has a high stake in getting you hooked on “plus”. And so does Google.

7 Things You May Not Know About Google’s RankBrain

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Have you ever wondered how Google is able to return search results? Enter RankBrain, Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which aims to improve search in a vastly new way. RankBrain is a machine learning technology developed by Google.

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Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

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You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Google Sites.

Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

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The post Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google? So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.

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How to be a Google+ success

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It just occurred to me, after spending a week deep-diving into Google+ , that Plus is not a social network — or even a social layer — it’s a global reboot of the message board. There are cooler, smarter, funnier people on Google+ than we have in our own lives now.

Google is a lying liar that lies

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The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not.

Your online reputation on Google is the direct result of the content you write on your website, your blogs, and on social media, over time

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How (and, to be honest, if) you, your brand, your business, and services, your products, and your colleagues are portrayed in a simple Google search is the most important personal and professional reputation there is. Your Google SERP is who you are, and you need to take control of it.