How to Make Money from Your Content this Holiday Season

Shoppable ContentWith the holiday shopping season upon us and Black Friday just around the corner, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year to leverage content centered around products, brands or services. Not only does it provide a valuable service for readers, giving them helpful gift ideas, inspiration and more, it’s also a great source of revenue for many publishers.

To help you make the most of this fruitful and joyous time of year, we’ve got a brief guide on how to write commerce-related content, or “comtent” as we like to call it for short.

Google launches Contributor, Tumblr for business and social media marketing trends…It’s Skimming the News!

Google launches ContributorAnother full week of exciting headlines and interesting tidbits from the tech world.

This week in news, Google launches a tool that allows for ad-free browsing (for a price,) the top 7 social media marketing trends that will dominate 2015, how the Yahoo Firefox partnership will affect search engine marketing, iAd starts selling programmatically and how likely are you to tap a Facebook mobile ad?

Top Products to Inspire Gift Guides

Gift Guide InspirationSo we’ve been talking a lot about holiday content and the types of posts you can create to maximize your earnings this season.

But how would you like to a take a peek into the minds of your readers to see exactly what they’re interested in?

Shopping Holiday Heaven: Tips for Making the Most of this Black Friday

Black Friday + Cyber Monday + Green Monday = Major opportunities for Publishers to earn
Make the most out of Black FridayBlack Friday incites many reactions. Some people love it, some hate it, but one thing’s for sure. It definitely puts the “shopping” in shopping season.

So where did this shopping holiday tradition come from? The term “Black Friday” dates back to the 1960s and got its name from the traditional way stores used to track profit. Accounting records were kept by hand and red ink traditionally indicated a loss, while black meant the store had turned a profit, hence the name “Black Friday.”

Effective mobile ads, the importance of user experience and social media strategy tips… It’s Skimming the News!

Blogging tipsAnother week full of the latest headlines in tech, marketing, online publishing and more coming your way.

In news this week, with so much talk around it, what exactly is native advertising? Are social media marketers losing confidence? Which mobile ads work best and observations on how the native ad system is becoming brand-driven.