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Dude gets caught eating pizza live on camera outside the Cohen hearing

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Have you spent all day watching the Cohen hearing, becoming more exhausted with each passing moment? Here is a man who also seems tired, except — unlike you, presumably — he got caught on a live CBSN camera eating pizza in a hallway.

Luckily for all of us, Mike Uhelein immortalized this extremely good moment by capturing and tweeting a video of his television screen. Observe Hallway Pizza Guy in the background: You can identify the exact moment he realizes he’s made the shot.

The pizza appears to be from pizza chain &pizza, which I had in an airport once. It was not my favorite pizza but it was pretty good. Read more…

More about Twitter, Social Media, Pizza, Michael Cohen, and Culture

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Advanced Linkbuilding: How to Find the Absolute Best Publishers and Writers to Pitch

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Posted by KristinTynski

In my last post, I explained how using network visualization tools can help you massively improve your content marketing PR/Outreach strategy —understanding which news outlets have the largest syndication networks empowers your outreach team to prioritize high-syndication publications over lower syndication publications. The result? The content you are pitching enjoys significantly more widespread link pickups.

Today, I’m going to take you a little deeper — we’ll be looking at a few techniques for forming an even better understanding of the publisher syndication networks in your particular niche. I’ve broken this technique into two parts:

  • Technique One — Leveraging Buzzsumo influencer data and twitter scraping to find the most influential journalists writing about any topic
  • Technique Two — Leveraging the Gdelt Dataset to reveal deep story syndication networks between publishers using in-context links.

Why do this at all?

If you are interested in generating high-value links at scale, these techniques provide an undeniable competitive advantage — they help you to deeply understand how writers and news publications connect and syndicate to each other.

In our opinion at Fractl, data-driven content stories that have strong news hooks, finding writers and publications who would find the content compelling, and pitching them effectively is the single highest ROI SEO activity possible. Done correctly, it is entirely possible to generate dozens, sometimes even hundreds or thousands, of high-authority links with one or a handful of content campaigns.

Let’s dive in.

Using Buzzsumo to understand journalist influencer networks on any topic

First, you want to figure out who your topc influencers are your a topic. A very handy feature of Buzzsumo is its “influencers” tool. You can locate it on the influences tab, then follow these steps:

  • Select only “Journalists.” This will limit the result to only the Twitter accounts of those known to be reporters and journalists of major publications. Bloggers and lower authority publishers will be excluded.
  • Search using a topical keyword. If it is straightforward, one or two searches should be fine. If it is more complex, create a few related queries, and collate the twitter accounts that appear in all of them. Alternatively, use the Boolean “and/or” in your search to narrow your result. It is critical to be sure your search results are returning journalists that as closely match your target criteria as possible.
  • Ideally, you want at least 100 results. More is generally better, so long as you are sure the results represent your target criteria well.
  • Once you are happy with your search result, click export to grab a CSV.

The next step is to grab all of the people each of these known journalist influencers follows — the goal is to understand which of these 100 or so influencers impacts the other 100 the most. Additionally, we want to find people outside of this group that many of these 100 follow in common.

To do so, we leveraged Twint, a handy Twitter scraper available on Github to pull all of the people each of these journalist influencers follow. Using our scraped data, we built an edge list, which allowed us to visualize the result in  Gephi.

Here is an interactive version for you to explore, and here is a screenshot of what it looks like:

This graph shows us which nodes (influencers) have the most In-Degree links. In other words: it tells us who, of our media influencers, is most followed. 

    These are the top 10 nodes:

    • Maia Szalavitz (@maiasz) Neuroscience Journalist, VICE and TIME
    • Radley Balko (@radleybalko) Opinion journalist, Washington Post
    • Johann Hari (@johannhari101) New York Times best-selling author
    • David Kroll (@davidkroll) Freelance healthcare writer, Forbes Heath
    • Max Daly (@Narcomania) Global Drugs Editor, VICE
    • Dana Milbank (@milbank)Columnist, Washington Post
    • Sam Quinones (@samquinones7), Author
    • Felice Freyer (@felicejfreyer), Boston Globe Reporter, Mental health and Addiction
    • Jeanne Whalen (@jeannewhalen) Business Reporter, Washington Post
    • Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) New York Times best-selling author

    Who is the most influential?

      Using the “Betweenness Centrality” score given by Gephi, we get a rough understanding of which nodes (influencers) in the network act as hubs of information transfer. Those with the highest “Betweenness Centrality” can be thought of as the “connectors” of the network. These are the top 10 influencers:

      • Maia Szalavitz (@maiasz) Neuroscience Journalist, VICE and TIME
      • David Kroll (@davidkroll) Freelance healthcare writer, Forbes Heath
      • Jeanne Whalen (@jeannewhalen) Business Reporter, Washington Post
      • Travis Lupick (@tlupick), Journalist, Author
      • Johann Hari (@johannhari101) New York Times best-selling author
      • Radley Balko (@radleybalko) Opinion journalist, Washington Post
      • Sam Quinones (@samquinones7), Author
      • Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) New York Times best-selling author
      • Dana Milbank (@milbank)Columnist, Washington Post
      • Mike Riggs (@mikeriggs) Writer & Editor, Reason Mag 

          @maiasz, @davidkroll, and @johannhari101 are standouts. There’s considerable overlap between the winners in “In-Degree” and “Betweenness Centrality” but they are still quite different. 

            What else can we learn?

              The middle of the visualization holds many of the largest sized nodes. The nodes in this view are sized by “In-Degree.” The large, centrally located nodes are disproportionately followed by other members of the graph and enjoy popularity across the board (from many of the other influential nodes). These are journalists commonly followed by everyone else. Sifting through these centrally located nodes will surface many journalists who behave as influencers of the group initially pulled from BuzzSumo.

              So, if you had a campaign about a niche topic, you could consider pitching to an influencer surfaced from this data —according to our the visualization, an article shared in their network would have the most reach and potential ROI

              Using Gdelt to find the most influential websites on a topic with in-context link analysis

              The first example was a great way to find the best journalists in a niche to pitch to, but top journalists are often the most pitched to overall. Often times, it can be easier to get a pickup from less known writers at major publications. For this reason, understanding which major publishers are most influential, and enjoy the widest syndication on a specific theme, topic, or beat, can be majorly helpful.

              By using Gdelt’s massive and fully comprehensive database of digital news stories, along with Google BigQuery and Gephi, it is possible to dig even deeper to yield important strategic information that will help you prioritize your content pitching.

              We pulled all of the articles in Gdelt’s database that are known to be about a specific theme within a given timeframe. In this case (as with the previous example) we looked at “behaviour health.” For each article we found in Gdelt’s database that matches our criteria, we also grabbed links found only within the context of the article.

              Here is how it is done:

              • Connect to Gdelt on Google BigQuery — you can find a tutorial here.
              • Pull data from Gdelt. You can use this command: SELECT DocumentIdentifier,V2Themes,Extras,SourceCommonName,DATE FROM [gdelt-bq:gdeltv2.gkg] where (V2Themes like ‘%Your Theme%’).
              • Select any theme you find, here — just replace the part between the percentages.
              • To extract the links found in each article and build an edge file. This can be done with a relatively simple python script to pull out all of the <PAGE_LINKS> from the results of the query, clean the links to only show their root domain (not the full URL) and put them into an edge file format.

              Note: The edge file is made up of Source–>Target pairs. The Source is the article and the Target are the links found within the article. The edge list will look like this:

              • Article 1, First link found in the article.
              • Article 1, Second link found in the article.
              • Article 2, First link found in the article.
              • Article 2, Second link found in the article.
              • Article 2, Third link found in the article.

              From here, the edge file can be used to build a network visualization where the nodes publishers and the edges between them represent the in-context links found from our Gdelt data pull around whatever topic we desired.

              This final visualization is a network representation of the publishers who have written stories about addiction, and where those stories link to.

                What can we learn from this graph?

                This tells us which nodes (Publisher websites) have the most In-Degree links. In other words: who is the most linked. We can see that the most linked-to for this topic are:

                • tmz.com
                • people.com
                • cdc.gov
                • cnn.com
                • go.com
                • nih.gov
                • ap.org
                • latimes.com
                • jamanetwork.com
                • nytimes.com

                Which publisher is most influential? 

                Using the “Betweenness Centrality” score given by Gephi, we get a rough understanding of which nodes (publishers) in the network act as hubs of information transfer. The nodes with the highest “Betweenness Centrality” can be thought of as the “connectors” of the network. Getting pickups from these high-betweenness centrality nodes gives a much greater likelihood of syndication for that specific topic/theme. 

                • Dailymail.co.uk
                • Nytimes.com
                • People.com
                • CNN.com
                • Latimes.com
                • washingtonpost.com
                • usatoday.com
                • cvslocal.com
                • huffingtonpost.com
                • sfgate.com

                What else can we learn?

                  Similar to the first example, the higher the betweenness centrality numbers, number of In-degree links, and the more centrally located in the graph, the more “important” that node can generally be said to be. Using this as a guide, the most important pitching targets can be easily identified. 

                  Understanding some of the edge clusters gives additional insights into other potential opportunities. Including a few clusters specific to different regional or state local news, and a few foreign language publication clusters.

                  Wrapping up

                  I’ve outlined two different techniques we use at Fractl to understand the influence networks around specific topical areas, both in terms of publications and the writers at those publications. The visualization techniques described are not obvious guides, but instead, are tools for combing through large amounts of data and finding hidden information. Use these techniques to unearth new opportunities and prioritize as you get ready to find the best places to pitch the content you’ve worked so hard to create.

                  Do you have any similar ideas or tactics to ensure you’re pitching the best writers and publishers with your content? Comment below!

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                    Adsense Machine Review – How Two Guys Make A Full Time Income From Adsense

                    Google Adsense is dead. Do you believe that?

                    Most of the internet marketers believe that. They think they can no longer get income using Adsense.

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                    Inside Adsense Machine you will learn exactly what needs to be done to earn passive income each and every month. The exact steps we use to do that and the exact traffic techniques we use.

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                    Visual Reel Automated Software – The social media traffic finder for your business

                    Why it has seemed difficult achieving good results with social media marketing

                    Nowadays, many more businesses are adopting a marketing strategy that includes the use of social media and the general internet. But then, that is not the reason why they are not achieving the desired marketing results for their individual ventures. The problem lies in a series of attached procedures that only a few marketers, may have realized. From over time, a larger percentage of social media users have become preferably attached or drawn towards visual contents. In fact, it seems everybody wants to see some well-created cinemagraphs, quote pics, or the high engaging memes. However, visual marketing contents are not quite easy to formulate, and most times there’s a good level of creativity and reasoning skill that is mandatorily required. Unfortunately, a lot more marketers cannot readily meet up with the requirements, hence their inabilities to find the optimum results. As it stands, product and brand marketers on the internet necessarily require specialized tools that can help them step up their marketing and customer/client turnover.

                    Here comes a solution: The Visual Reel™ automated visual content generator software

                    The Visual Reel™ automated software presents an ingenious module that helps internet and social media marketers achieve increased traffic creation and the most important conversion of it. The solution creates visual marketing materials that make this easy for all categories of users- whether they have the technical skills or not. Hence this product is designed to assist you in making the right impression on your advert viewer and potential customers- right from the start to the finish.

                    According to operation roadmap, Visual Reel is a cloud software that runs on autopilot. This means that it churns out whatever visual content you have preset it to make, and then goes on to implement most of the marketing and advert placements without your mandatory input. This type of arrangement is effective, while it also affords the user some real time to focus on other aspects of their businesses.

                    Previous and existing Visual Reel users have commended the software’s high-level visual content production, and the wowing results that always follows. Due to its obvious relevance for marketing purposes, Visual Reel finds users drawn from amongst affiliate marketers, social media marketers, online and e-commerce stores, people enlightenment, and sensitization organizations, marketing agencies, etcetera.

                    How you can also make use of the software

                    Remember that the Visual Reel software is automated, so you’re not doing any big work when you use it. Thus, it shouldn’t be considered or likened to a manual use advert material development tool alone. Visual Reel provides users with a number of useful options, and it is left to you to decide on how you would be using the app, as well as what you would be using it for.

                    Firstly, you can create a one-time visual marketing product-for which all the required templates have been provided on the user dashboard. Once logged on, there are the listed options where you select from the enormous cinemagraphs, meme templates, and quotes on the Visual Reel database. Another good thing with this service is the fact that the software allows you to customize the visual products to suit your particular intended output. So, although the templates have been provided, it is not rigidly fixed in such a way that you can’t make your own adjustments to it. In fact, you can import your own designs and raw materials which can be synergies with the those on the software. After fitting in all the dimensions, colors, and specifications, you may also add your desired texts, or even include any CTA of your choice. Finished contents can then be exported off the software as video or gif outputs, and then distributed as the user wish. Now, this is just one of the way in which users can make use of the Visual Reel software.

                    Alternatively, you may just put the type in a description of the product or brand that you’re advertising on the visual content, and let the software produce and distribute it on schedules, for you. Visual Reel automation is noted for its high-level efficiency and result oriented outputs. It would distribute visual contents of your products, to up to ten different social media platforms- with a level of coordination that is guaranteed to drive traffic to your websites, and also ensure viewer engagement.

                    Note that visual contents primarily supported by the Visual Reel platform, are cinemagraphs, quote on pictures (otherwise known as picture quotes), and memes.

                    What are the value added services of the Visual Reel software?

                    Visual Reel poses several features that make it an appropriate tool for marketing visual content creation. These features are probably the reasons why it has continued to attract users- who have found its use to be beneficial in many ways.

                    Asides the fact, that you can push automation to work on the model, the following are some of the features on the framework which attracts results oriented persons like you:

                    • Visual Reel™ has an e-library with cinemagraphs video content materials, numbering over five hundred.
                    • Meme templates and semi-finished products are enormous too, with numbers well over a thousand.
                    • Image materials numbering over 25,000 different samples, and picture usable quotes numbering over a thousand.
                    • Once signed on as a user, you get the company’s agency license that permits you to offer visual content creation services to your own individual or corporately sourced clients- using the company’s software product.
                    • Users pay a one time fee and are not required to meet up with monthly fees or extra charges.
                    • Contents produced with the software are entirely professional, with top-notch quality and no restrictions.

                    Final thoughts on the Visual Reel Software

                    Considering the increasing competitions on every market, it is important that every marketer adopts the best tools- because really, it’s only the fittest that would survive. Using the Visual Reel visual marketing contents creator, is a good head start for your business. The prospects are enormous and could be reaching profits levels way higher than you’ve imagined, just because of the software you’re using.

                     

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                    Work before passion

                    This may be of some interest.

                    “Offer me something I’m passionate about and I’ll show up with all of my energy, effort and care.”

                    That’s a great way to hide.

                    Because nothing is good enough to earn your passion before you do it. Perhaps, in concept, it’s worthy, but as soon as you closely examine the details and the pitfalls, it’s easy to decide it’s better to wait for a better offer.

                    What about considering the opposite?

                    “Offer me a chance to contribute, and I’ll work hard on it, with focus, and once I begin to make progress, I’ll become passionate about it.”

                    Work before passion measures our craft in terms of contribution, not in an idealized model of perfection.

                    Passion comes from feeling needed, from approaching mastery, from doing work that matters. [HT to Terri Trespicio.]


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                    Podcasting is a way to find your voice and we’d love to have you join us.

                           

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                    Microsoft workers revolt against Army’s planned combat use of HoloLens

                    This may be of some interest.

                    The employees, many of whom have worked on the product for years, say they want HoloLens to be used for good, not war, per a new $480 million Army contract.

                    A group of Microsoft employees who worked on the company’s HoloLens headset are angry that the U.S. Army plans to use the augmented reality device in battle, not just in training.

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                    Animation Studio Commercial

                    In case you haven’t noticed… Animated Videos Are Everywhere!

                    And Why Is That?
                    Because Audiences Positively Love Them!

                    The average mobile user spends up to FOUR HOURS a day watching videos!

                    And the number of worldwide mobile users is steadily growing!

                    You can bet that a huge percentage of the videos being watched are animated!

                    Marketers and content creators know that featuring animation in their videos
                    increases watch times, and improves call-to-action rates. What’s more, animated
                    videos are more than just a trend or passing fad. They are actually getting MORE popular over time!

                    That’s why we’re seeing so many animated explainer videos.

                    And now, it’s time for you to catch the wave!

                    Just How Hot Are Animated Explainer Videos, Exactly?

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                    SEO Toolkit Review – Access 25 Powerful SEO Tool & Rank Your Site Higher

                    It is a battle in getting a high volume of traffic. That’s right!

                    So, how should you win this marketing battle? It is simple– get a content that rank highest on Google. Then, you get the trophy of massive traffic. But, is it really that simple?

                    The answer is NO.

                    Of course, you need to have technical knowledge on SEO skills. And for those who have not, this could be the most troublesome thing to do.

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                    The newest software that can ease your mind in thinking of your SEO work. Wanna know more? Let’s go read this review!

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                    This is a 25-in-1 powerful SEO Tools. Optimize your sites like a SEO expert. Let’s have a look on each tool.

                    1. Article Spinner & Rewriter – Spins a text article & rewrites it – works in 7 languages. Get unique content for your site quickly.
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