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Patterson will sweeten LION dues for local independent online news publishers

  LIONPublishers, the new trade association for local independent online news publishers, will be getting a start-up sweetener from The Patterson Foundation. Patterson will offer a subsidy to encourage local indie publishers to join LION, the formation of which  was … Continue reading

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Can Google Author / journalism SEO fuel stronger community news?

On the BlockbyBlock Facebook page, I asked independent online news publishers about the role of SEO, search engine optimization, on their hyperlocal news sites. Here’s what they said about SEO Continue reading

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Google News, indie publishers patiently track each other’s learning curves

By Sally Duros While Google News evolves and learns more about the emerging local news ecosystem, indie publishers might improve search results by revisiting Google’s technical guidelines for News Publishers. Among the most important are establishing a news sitemap, paying attention … Continue reading

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