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How financial publishers reconcile news with public company profiles

This is a pretty esoteric subject but I’ll try to contextualize to make it a bit more interesting. In the financial publishing business, it’s a common practice to create profile pages for publicly traded companies so investors can easily get all the information they need at a glance.   The profile pages are populated with a [...]

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The Rumors of E-mail’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Ragan recently commented on Vocus’ acquisition of iContact in an article entitled, Is email still necessary? As a former Vocus product manager (and ardent supporter of the company), my first impression was “Wow, that was a big acquisition.” My second thought was that it makes a lot of sense and here is why: 1. E-mail [...]

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The “All New” PitchEngine

PitchEngine has been on my radar for a while now, primarily because A. For a while they were actively positioning against PRWeb in a variety of discussions and B. because they seemed to have done a good job achieving brand recognition among a certain segment of communications professionals, primarily by positioning themselves as a tool [...]

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What small businesses should know about local search

When Google decided to start showing local business results on Page 1, it basically meant that A. small businesses who were already thinking about marketing through organic search needed to start thinking more carefully about the impact of local results and B. that small businesses who weren’t using search as a marketing tactic had better [...]

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News in Blended Search

For those of you interested in how news appears in blended search results, I’ve put some thoughts together in a guest post for Lee Odden on the Online Marketing Blog.

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Hao-Odnla

It is not unusual for us at PRWeb to have our content scraped and syndicated on various Web sites.  In fact, a big part of what we do involves providing relevant slices of our content to reputable publishers so they may syndicate it. Recently it has come to our attention that a Web site called [...]

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Review of OnlyWire

I toyed around with OnlyWire for a while today and wanted to share some initial observations but first a little bit of foreplay. Bookmarking is a vestige of the Mosaic browser (circa 1993) and has subsequently emerged into a persistent feature of Web browsers.  Bookmarks aren’t rocket science: There are a lot of pages on [...]

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Getting Indexed in Google News

I chatted with CT Moore from NVI Interactive Strategy at Pubcon a few months back about several topics including some of the things we’ve seen from Google News in the past year or so. Note to self: Remember to take off that ridiculously large event badge next time.

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Google News Search

Of the panels I sat through at the recent Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference in San Jose, the most relevant to the space in which I work was the panel on News Search.  Although the panel is a consistent presence at the SES events, this particular panel had a Google representative, Maile Ohye, talk about [...]

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Interview on Social Media Portal

I recently did an e-mail based Q&A with Social Media Portal, which focused primarily on my experiences working in product management to drive PRWeb.  Here is an excerpt: Social Media Portal (SMP): What is your full job title and role at PRWeb.com? Jiyan Wei (JW): I’m the Director of Product Management – I drive product [...]

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