Social Traffic Worth Less to Publishers Than Search

There’s no question that social media is becoming an increasingly important source of traffic for Web publishers, from articles and videos being shared among friends on Facebook to users following individual reporters on Twitter. But it turns out that social media referrals may be worth less to publishers than direct traffic or traffic from search. Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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Publishers surveyed Digiday this May predominately see social platforms as a way to grow their brand awareness rather than generate referral traffic of revenues. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the three platforms respondents said best helped them achieve those goals. The post Digiday... Continue reading at Digiday

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How RebelMouse's Social Publishing Platform Can Make Your Traffic Sing Like The Dodo

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Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Less Relevant?

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing. About.com recently dumped its CEO. Yahoo’s $100 million acquisition of Associated Content (now Yahoo Voices) has yielded a network of 700,000... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Irrelevant?

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Searching for socialism in the Great Society

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Google Vows to Keep Investing in Journalism in Search for Sustainable Publishing Models

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PWedu’s Christian Publishing Summit: Lessons Learned from Top Christian Social Channels

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Knowing Your Worth: Finding Value in Self-Publishing

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A project started by two former University of Nebraska football teammates to help a fellow Cornhusker who made it to the National Football League has evolved into a robust athlete social-marketing platform that has raised $9.5 million since being established in 2012. Opendorse recently closed a... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Digital Publishing: To Stop Misinformation From Spreading, Journalists Shouldn’t Fall Down the Social Media Rabbit Hole

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The Rundown: Search-focused publishers make for attractive acquisition targets

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How Publishers Are Keeping Their Social Strategies As Fresh As Their Feeds

Esquire, This Old House and Roast illustrate how they stay on brand and relevant in spite of constant change. The post How Publishers Are Keeping Their Social Strategies As Fresh As Their Feeds appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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