A minor niggle, but one that it took me an inordinate amount of time to find the answer to today – if you’re using Knight Labs’ excellent Timeline JS plugin to power an interactive timeline on your site, you’ll find the iframe loads over a standard HTTP connection.
Excuse the rather spammy title. This caught my eye today – some academic research into how companies can game Facebook Likes to beef up their social stats. It reminded me of something I discovered about Facebook Likes when putting together this piece about social share counts.
I’m quietly quite proud of the data-driven content I’ve produced over the last few years, and I think there are still deep veins of data-rich content waiting to be tapped by organisations that want to experiment.
Evergreen content is the best. It delivers boatloads of good, regular traffic the whole year round. A good content strategy doesn’t rely on one kind of traffic alone, though, and it’s essential to supplement your evergreen traffic with other sources. Viral and social traffic is usually considered the other primary source of unpaid traffic. Where evergreen […]
We’ve been playing with Twitter ads for a little while and, because we have a few accounts, I noticed an odd disparity. On the Crunch Twitter account we were able to access the full suite of Twitter ad products (Analytics, cards, website referrals, conversion tracking etc.), but on the Freelance Advisor account we couldn’t get […]
Here’s a handy tip I picked up the other day. Adding bookmarks to Chrome is pretty damn easy, obviously, but for some reason Google haven’t added the ability to put them on your Chrome OS shelf yet (the shortcut bar at the bottom of the screen). However, this feature is being built by Google and […]
Paym launched today with wall-to-wall media coverage. It’s a new payment system developed by the Payments Council (the people in charge of making sure financial transactions in the UK work) that allows the sending and receiving of money using just a mobile number as identifying information.
The Chromecast is a great bit of kit, and we’ve been using it to stream everything from Formula 1 to This American Life to our TV since I picked one up a few weeks ago.
Boundaries are all-but nonexistent in the world of writing today. Brands publish more content than publishers, writers do their own PR, PRs do SEO, and SEOs basically just annoy everybody else. So it’s not surprising that in this omnishambolic world companies are pushing the boundaries of acceptable behaviour to give themselves a leg-up.
The media is packed to the gills with swooning coverage of Facebook’s tenth anniversary today, which is lovely; they’ve built a highly successful tech business and deserve all the accolades they receive. However, for small publishers out there it seems Facebook has never been more useless. More and more Facebook is artificially haemorrhaging audiences across […]