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Online Advertising Budget Gets Help From Simple Ratio

Online newspapers and broadcasters sometimes use a simple ratio that also is useful for other businesses that have a website revenue budget.

Tradition media companies struggle with finding a rational way to set goals for their online advertising budgets. (more…)

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YouTube Monetized Playbacks Grow with Quality

The estimated monetized playbacks on YouTube have much more to do with video quality than quantity.

Publishers on the planet’s second largest search engine are not allowed to reveal how much they make, their video CPMs or other account data.

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Why Social Media Doesn’t Work Sometimes

Social media doesn’t work for some publishers and business owners no matter how hard they try. Several important reasons explain why.

The explanation begins by identifying some of the reasons  why companies do social media. Five reasons explain why. (more…)

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Online Account Executives Deliver Revenue Results

Newspaper websites with dedicated online account executives have 87 percent higher online revenue than papers that rely solely on print AEs.

In addition, 59 percent of the total revenue came from online-only ads, according to the former Newspaper Association of America. The association’s data came from a Borrell Associates study.

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Independent Contractor Taxes Depend on Business Type

Tax rates for independent contractors depend on whether the business is a sole proprietorship, limited liability company, S corporation or C corporation.

The government has the same basic rates for all businesses. But the actual tax rate as a percentage of profits — also known as the effective tax rate — depends in part on the business type. (more…)

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Content management systems

Content Management Systems: An Introduction

Publishers who have launched multiple sites on different Web content management systems end up with valuable lessons about picking the right CMS.

Robust content sites need a CMS for several important reasons. A CMS will save staff time from coding pages, have rich functionality such as search and display consistent templates that don’t confuse site visitors.

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