Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

According to data from Experian Hitwise, The New York Times paywall has caused a decrease in the overall visits to NYTimes.com of 5 to 15 percent….

Like many of my neighbors in the Northeast, I’m hunkered down at home today because of the Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010. And while searching for “Winter Storm” in Google News I discovered a YouTube video from WNYC Radio….

Even in mid-November, many marketers are still preparing their marketing budgets for next year — which will probably be revised in three months — which is why virturally no one prepares a five-year plan anymore. But what if you were asked to come up with some smart search and social media marketing strategies for a decade of deflation?…

If anyone tells you that one vote doesn’t matter, go to Yahoo! News or Google News this morning and search for “too close to call.”…

According to Gary Strauss of USA TODAY, 12 new acts chosen from 20,000 audition YouTube videos submitted for inclusion on NBC’s America’s Got Talent (Tuesday, 9 ET/PT)….

Okay, so maybe Rupert Murdoch will get the last laugh. According to the headline of today’s post by Robin Goad, the Research Director at Hitwise UK, “Times Paywall traffic loss less than expected.”…

In November 2009, I posted, “Murdoch to Google: Drop Dead.” It analyzed News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch’s threat to block Google from being able to search its Web sites. I said “maybe Murdoch should think twice before pulling the plug on 25 percent of WSJ.com’s traffic” and I concluded, “who knows, maybe the tables will be turned someday and we’ll read a headline like: “Google to Murdoch: Go Ahead, Make My Day.”…

At the OMMA Video event this week, MediaPost columnist Steve Smith called the Gulf Oil Spill Tracker created by PBS NewsHour the “biggest online video of the year.” He added, “”There is no better example of the power that online video has.”…

According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism in association with the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), six out of 10 news executives think the Internet is changing the fundamental values of journalism. And their biggest concern is loosening standards of accuracy and verification, much of it tied to the immediacy of the Web….

Last Friday, I interviewed one of the speakers at the session entitled, “Real Time SEO: No More Yesterday’s News,” at SES London 2010. Today, let’s hear from another speaker who talked about specific aspects of SEO for large media companies….