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21 September 2012 | Journalism.co.ukGoogle News blog states that this is an additional way that Google crawlers catagorise an article for the Google search engine and Google News. The keywords will be hidden and are all given equal value so sub-editors, SEO editors and journalists do not need to think about the order in which they place the keywords and phrases, which are separated by a comma. The Google News blog states this development gives news outlets more freedom to write creative and pithy headlines, without the need for keywords. Digital journalists have been able to write different HTML title headlines (displayed in the URL), which Google reads, and on page headlines, written for the reader, for some time. The Google blog explains the development: "Similar in spirit to the plain keywords metatag, the news_keywords metatag lets publishers specify a collection of terms that apply to a news article. These words don't need to appear anywhere within the headline or body text."
21 September 2012 | The Guardian
21 September 2012 | Web Pro Newsbest practices” for journalists and newsrooms. Essentially, it boils down to the following four items: 1. Tweet your beat 2. Use hashtags for context - 3. @cite your sources 4. Share what you’re reading. Twitter says it analyzed thousands of tweets from over 150 news brands and individual reporters around the world to come up with the first four. “One of the best ways to increase Twitter engagement is to Tweet regularly about the subjects you cover,” says Twitter’s Creative Content Manager for Journalism & News, Mark Luckie of the first point. “Our research shows that for people who post a concentrated number of Tweets in a short time span, follower growth is 50 percent more than average (1.5x). Live-tweeting or posting updates about a news event related to your beat is one way to grow followers and increase interaction.”
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21 September 2012 | AP