Search & Owned Media Most Used by Journalists

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The 2016 Businesswire Media Survey revealed this nugget of information:  Journalists looking for information on a company first do a Google search, then visit the company website and go to their newsroom. So if you want to be media ready - and every company ought to strive for that - here's the plan: Google: Take a hard look at the Google search results for your company … [Read more...]

SMART News Content

SMART News content

  Over the past ten years the news media has been under a great deal of pressure. More than a third of the journalists in newsrooms in the US have been laid off. This has led to some major changes in how media relations is practiced.  According to the 2013 State of the Media report from Pew Research Center, shrinking newsroom staff has opened the door for news content … [Read more...]

Content and Links – Google’s Top Ranking Factors

Links and content are top 2 ranking factors in Google

A new study published today by Stone Temple Consulting shows that inbound links are still one of the top ranking factors in the Google algorithm, despite many changes in the recent past. The study is a tough read if you are not statistically or mathematically inclined, so here's the Cliff Notes version: After looking at several other studies and then using two different … [Read more...]

New PR Skills Needed to Fill Talent Gap

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The Holmes Global Communication Report 2016 revealed that in-house execs and agency leaders agree that talent is the top challenge for PR today. Although the outlook for growth is good, there is concern that the industry is not adapting fast enough to the new media landscape and there is a lack of talent to allow brands and agencies to achieve their expansion goals. The PR … [Read more...]

Google’s Mobile Update and Online Visibility

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    Friday's #DigitalPR Twitter chat with Rafferty Pendery was all about the need for businesses to embrace mobile and prepare for Googles's next mobile update.  Here is the transcript: Q1:  83% of small businesses say a website gives them a competitive advantage - is this any site or is it only true of a good site? You’d think that just any website is … [Read more...]