After dropping its paywall, The Sun focuses on rebuilding traffic

After three years behind a paywall, The Sun has had to flip its content strategy to win back the traffic and SEO history it's lost in the interim, to compete in the free-access world. That's meant bringing in more people experienced with digital publishing and creating a centralized team dedicated to creating content specifically for third-party platforms. And it seems to be working: In February, it was the only paper (along with the Guardian) to see a month-on-month traffic increase, attracting over 2 million daily unique visitors. News UK chief customer officer Chris Duncan talks to Digiday about how it's sharpening its SEO and social distribution skills. The post After dropping its paywall, The Sun focuses on rebuilding traffic appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2016-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After three years behind a paywall, The Sun has had to flip its content strategy to win back the traffic and SEO history it's lost in the interim, to compete in the free-access world. That's meant bringing in more people experienced with digital publishing and creating a centralized team... Continue reading at Digiday

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How The Sun uses Facebook to build audience, since dropping its paywall

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The Kobo Libra 2 drops to its lowest price of the year so far

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