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January 21st, 2016

Content is Dead. Long Live Content.

In related news … Media is dead. Long live media. Pundits are calling it: content is dead. Or at least lazy content is dead. Or it’s not dead, you’re just doing it wrong. Everyone’s got a perspective. There’s a reality, though: content has been at the forefront of the communications and marketing lexicon in recent […]

Filed in Content Marketing, Media, Search, SEO

August 25th, 2015

News Sites See More Traffic from Facebook Than From Google

What Is It? New data from Parse.ly shows that referral traffic from Facebook to news sites has passed similar traffic from Google. This is the second time in the last year that this has happened. What Does This Mean? Well, it means it worked! After all, news sites went chasing after that sweet, sweet Facebook […]

Filed in Media, Search

September 22nd, 2010

Extending WordPress search with Sphinx (Part III)

In part III of this series, I’m going to cover a few more topics including Delta Indexing, Index Merging, and Distributed Indexes. If you used part I to get Sphinx up and running, and part II to get it integrated with WordPress, we’ll continue from there. Delta Indexing Using the sphinx.conf from part I, we’re […]

Filed in Development, Programming, Search, WordPress

July 13th, 2010

Extending WordPress search with Sphinx (Part II)

Once theSphinx server is setup, we can begin with WordPress integration. The first thing we need to do capture the override the query_vars in WP_Query before it runs it’s own search. We’ll do this by running an action on ‘parse_query’ with the code below. function my_parse_query(&$wp_query) {   if($wp_query->is_search && class_exists(’SphinxClient’)) {     $results […]

Filed in Development, Programming, Search, WordPress

July 12th, 2010

Extending WordPress search with Sphinx (Part I)

Sphinx is a powerful open source SQL full-text search engine. It runs as a single process in the background, and can be connected to over a specified IP and port. It supports weighted ranking of search results, different search matching modes (all words in the query, any words in the query, exact phrase), and filtering […]

Filed in Development, Programming, Search, WordPress

July 7th, 2010

Maximizing Value of Old Content

We have short attention spans, and so much of what happens in social media is ‘in the moment’ – that leads to one of the long-term problems of social media; maximizing value of old content. A number of corporate blogs have been publishing for more than 3-4 years now and that is a great deal […]

Filed in Marketing, Search

May 28th, 2010

Don’t Forget What the Internet Says About You

How many of us have Googled ourselves? Raise your hand. It’s safe to assume that the vast majority of people who use the Internet with any regularity have run a search on themselves via one of the major search engines. Google’s been a verb for some time now so that’s what I do, but I’ve […]

Filed in Search