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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Six months after announcing an overhaul of its auction dynamics, Google has finally begun moving most traffic from a second price auction to a first price auction in Google Ad Exchange, Google Ad Manager, and other ad products. What does that even mean? How will it impact Mediavine publishers and the industry in general? We’re here to break it down.

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We’re often asked by publishers where the Mediavine Video Player should be placed to deliver the best performance: in the content or within the recipe/how-to card. As always, there are multiple factors to consider when determining the ideal placement (and how we’re defining placement itself, which we’ll get to momentarily), and they’re the usual suspects: SEO, user experience and, of course, revenue.

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss  The days are getting shorter, school’s back in session and are you ready for some football?! Fall is falling all around us, which means that Summer of Live 2019 has come and gone. That’s 13 Facebook Lives in 13 weeks! I’d just like to say that I HAVE THE BEST JOB. This is my second summer interviewing experts from around the blogging and digital media industry and it’s hard for me to believe that anyone enjoys it and learns as much from it as I do.  The Brand team has a blast coming up with topics and scrolling through our digital Rolodexes to find the perfect guests for each week. For the first Summer of Live in 2018, we covered a wide range of topics and got perspectives from multiple blogging niches. For […]

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Hi friends! I’m Ethan, one of the engineers here at Mediavine. I work on WordPress products like Create, which means that whenever our Brand team gets questions about WordPress, I’m one of the people they ask for help. Some of the most common WordPress-related questions we get are about Gutenberg.

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One of the simplest, fastest, and most effective tweaks you can make to simultaneously improve your website’s user experience, SEO and RPM may surprise you: Increasing your font size.

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With all the excitement surrounding our upcoming Austin conference in November, we thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to one of our sponsors, Perdue Farms.

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When parsing content, Google has a tougher time with video than with text or even images. For this reason, it provides multiple ways for publishers to present their video content. The Mediavine Video Player makes SEO a top priority. By default, we output Schema.org markup via JSON-LD for any manually embedded video, with no work needed from you on any platform. There’s another way to indicate video content to Google, though, using what’s called a video sitemap. We’re proud to announce, as of today, the release of a new feature that automatically builds Google Video Sitemaps for Mediavine videos.  What is a Sitemap? A sitemap is a computer document generated in XML. Using sitemap standards, it directs search engines such as Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo to where your content is. Although search engines are pretty good at following links on page, sitemaps are used […]

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We discuss a wide variety of topics on this blog, most aimed at educating publishers on how to achieve success with the help of all that Mediavine has to offer. Today we’re going back to the basics and taking a different route, breaking down some of the core components of what that offering is.

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Summer might be quickly coming to an end, but our Mediavine publishers continue to create and inspire.    One of the things we love most is hearing about and sharing our publishers’ stories. Stories of how they started, how they have grown and how life changing Mediavine has been for not only their business, but also in their life too. 

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