“Stop hitting yourself… Stop hitting yourself…” That’s the sound of ESPN bullying itself into irrelevance as we’ve now learned that the self-described “worldwide leader in sports” has killed the best thing to come out of its Bristol, Connecticut headquarters in recent years: the TrueHoop network of podcasts. The news that the podcasts will shut down comes along with the massive layoffs announced earlier this week. SEE ALSO: ESPN is laying off a bunch of its on-air talent Along with the initial cuts of about 100 staffers, ESPN also quietly let go of one of its most impactful team members, Henry Abbott, the guy behind ESPN’s TrueHoop brand of basketball stories, videos, and podcasts. His ouster, ostensibly, spelled the end of the podcasts. Read more…More about Bill Simmons, Grantland, Media, Sports, and Podcasts
According to a report from iab, total revenue from search ads has hit a new high.The post Search Ad Revenue Up 19%, Now 48% of All Digital Ad Revenue [REPORT] by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
It’s almost impossible to remember a time when Ellen DeGeneres — the inoffensive pastel-palette comedian beloved by Pantsuit Nation moms and Holiday Inn lounges everywhere — was actually something of a radical. On April 30, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will commemorate the 20th anniversary of “The Puppy Episode,” the comedian’s landmark two-part coming out episode from her television series Ellen. At the time, anticipatory anxiety about the episode, which ultimately attracted 42 million viewers, reached such an intensity that the network decided to slap a spectacularly patronizing “parental advisory” warning on it. Read more…More about Anniversary, Ellen Degeneres, Watercooler, and Watercooler
Find out how your paid search efforts can lead to bigger and better payoffs in this Search Engine Nerds episode.The post Paid Search: A Focus on Profitability With Maddie Cary [PODCAST] by @brentcsutoras appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Facebook is running a test that shows you related stories before you click on an article in your News Feed.The post Facebook Tests Showing More Related Articles by @MrDannyGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Learn how to execute a brand journalism strategy that makes you an SEO powerhouse weapon while fulfilling marketing goals.The post More Than Just SEO: Running Content Departments Like Newsrooms by @sejournal appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
A critical function in content marketing is translating data into actionable insights. Here are questions to help with the process.The post 69 Questions That Will Improve Your Content Marketing Performance by @robgarner appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Name the number one problem with smartphone cameras. If you picked “nighttime photos,” we agree: While smartphone cameras have improved by orders of magnitude in the last decade, due to the constraints of their tiny lenses, low light conditions are still their Achilles’ heel. But a Google researcher might have a software solution to that problem — one that actually works, that is. SEE ALSO: Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S8, and it’s beautiful Florian Kainz, who works as a software engineer at Google’s Daydream team, has developed a technique that let him take photos in very dark conditions with the Google Pixel and Google Nexus 6P phones and get results that are comparable to photos taken with a DSLR on a tripod. Read more…More about Google, Smartphone Camera, Low Light Photography, Nighttime Photography, and Smartphone Photography
Google is making serious efforts to filter fake news, which the company says is its “most high profile” issue.The post Google Adjusts Ranking Signals to Demote Fake News by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Here are the best practices and common pitfalls you need to know before and after you switch to HTTPS.The post The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free HTTPS Migration by @ab80 appeared first on Search Engine Journal.