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Indie publishers look to directories for revenue, SEO boost

By Sally Duros Ned Berke is on pins and needles about his latest creation for SheepsheadBites, which reports on happenings in Sheepshead Bay, N.Y.  It’s a directory of businesses that he’s creating as a direct response to what advertisers say they … Continue reading

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Online news publishers ponder pay for ad sales staff

Online news publishers are offering a mix of compensation to ad sales staff, I found in an informal sampling. Teresa Wippel, publisher of MyEdmondsnews, an online publisher serving Edmonds, Wash., pays her ad sales staff commission only. She pays a … Continue reading

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‘Comments are content’ for local news sites: 8 tips to build community, coverage

What types of stories get comment traction on hyperlocal sites? Block by Block (BxB) surveyed independent, community news site publishers about their top reader engagement tools, and 100 percent of respondents said the comments feature on their CMS platform is … Continue reading

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