mediavine income reports, mediavine reviews

Mediavine Income Reports are kind of an awesome thing. We don’t ever ask or expect our publishers to write them, but we think income reports, along with Mediavine reviews, are incredibly helpful to the blogging world. 

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With regards to our own websites, The Hollywood Gossip, TV Fanatic and Food Fanatic, we have used content syndication for years to help grow our fan base, our backlink profile and our SEO rankings. But what is content syndication really, and how does it work?

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At the beginning of November, a handful of the Mediavine crew made our way to gloriously cold New York City for the annual Google Certified Publishing Partner Summit, the third time Mediavine has attended since our move into ad management. It was our also our first time presenting at the GCPP Summit.

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Putting together our annual year in review post is low key one of my favorite things. As one of the four Mediavine co-founders, I can tell you that no two days are the same and from day to day so much happens that sometimes you just forget the crazy good stuff that happened even a week before. As I gathered the highlights of 2019, I was simply blown away. Not only are there big, BIG things to mention, but there are items worth mentioning from every month of 2019 and sometimes even multiple things in a single month. You guys, the Mediavine team has been SO busy this year doing all kinds of awesome things and we must first say thank you – thank you to each publisher that trusts us as a valued partner to help them create a sustainable business.  It gives us […]

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Even when you’re a seasoned blogger, remembering when and how to use certain HTML attributes to keep the Google gods happy can be a little overwhelming.  None gets questioned (or rumored about) more than the mighty No-Follow attribute. What is No-Follow? No-Follow is an HTML attribute that allows you to tell search engine crawlers of your site that they should not attribute any authority to the hyperlink you’ve put into your post. Knowing how to use No-Follow is an important part of getting your linking strategy right. Why Do We Use No-Follow? Many, many years ago (all the way back in 2005) Google originally announced this attribute as a way to help limit incoming spam links. Most problematically were spam bots leaving comments on websites, looking for link juice back to their own website. By creating an attribute that allowed you to communicate directly to […]

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We talk a lot about our mission at Mediavine – building sustainable businesses for content creators. Earlier this year, I joined our lovely publisher, Betsy Eves from the blog JavaCupcake, in teaching a class for the Dog Tag Inc. Fellowship.     Betsy is an alumna of this Fellowship program, so hearing firsthand her experience at creating an online business is exceptionally powerful. We set out with the goal of teaching a mindset – thinking of yourself as a brand before you’ve even bought a domain name or figured out a product you want to sell. Fellows in this program are tasked with learning all about becoming entrepreneurs. And whether you use a blog as your main business focus, or use it as a tool to augment another product or service, blogging the right way to support your goals can be an important skill to […]

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Nofollow attributes have long provided content creators with a straightforward way to tell search engines when, for all intents and purposes, to ignore a link on their website while still providing the user with potentially valuable content. That handy little tool just got a major upgrade, so we thought we’d cover the basics of how nofollow attributes work, what’s changed and what you need to do next.

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One of our most frequent questions is whether ads have an impact on SEO.  The answer is both yes and no, and it all comes down to speed (because search engines and even social media sites like Pinterest have said that speed plays a factor in ranking).

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For a long time, folks in the SEO industry have held the belief that ads and good SEO can’t mix. While there’s no link to quantity of ads and search rankings, the community is pretty certain there’s a correlation between site speed and rankings. When you have slow loading ads, it can definitely effect site speed.

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We make no secret of the fact that balance is important to Mediavine. It’s one of our founding principles —make sure ads are worth the space they’re taking, balancing user experience and income in a way that’s right for you and your readers. Balance is also important to how we make up our teams here. We recently shared a post about how we handle People Operations and I pretty much love shouting from the rooftops that our tech company is bucking stereotypes with a team that’s more than 50% female.

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