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The flip to mobile-first

by Terri Walter
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What we thought we knew about mobile readers

Are desktop homepage readers engaging with content more than mobile readers? New data suggests they are not.For the last several years, we’ve had the mindset that mobile readers are skimmers…

by Katie Stuart
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Putting research into play to prepare for 2018 World Cup website traffic

The 2018 World Cup starts in Russia next week, and your sites are bound to see spikes in traffic as readers tune in to each match over the course of…

by Katie Stuart
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Mobile Direct Traffic Eclipses Facebook

New data shows that for the first time, mobile direct-to-site traffic has surpassed Facebook. Could this mean that mobile does not equal social after all?With all of the discussion around…

by Terri Walter and Su Hang
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Google Chrome Suggestions, in more detail than you could possibly want

Two weeks ago, we published an analysis showing the rise of Google Chrome Suggestions (GCS) — suggested links that appear in any new tab of Chrome on mobile devices. In response,…

by Josh Schwartz
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This Chrome feature, up 21x, is emerging as the next major traffic source for publishers

This article originally appeared on DCN and Nieman Lab. If you use Chrome on your phone or tablet, you’re probably familiar with the article suggestions that you see when you…

by John Saroff
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Google is up: Here’s why that’s good, and what to do about it

This post originally appeared on Digital Content Next. Since January 2017, we’ve watched with interest as traffic from Google Search to publisher sites globally has risen by more than 25%,…

by John Saroff
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Working Together to Make Sense of Facebook’s News Feed

At Chartbeat, we are committed to helping our clients and all publishers understand and make sense of the effect that platforms, particularly Facebook, have on the readership of their stories….

by John Saroff
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The 100 Most Engaging Stories of 2017

2017 was filled with authentic and impactful stories that ranged from breaking news to longform portraits of the human experience. We’re at a time when, as The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey…

by John Saroff
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A look back, a look ahead

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Chartbeat find ourselves incredibly grateful for the remarkable year we’ve had. In October, we evolved our brand to match the evolving industry….

by John Saroff
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The Enhanced Art of Writing Headlines

This article first appeared in DCN. What makes a great headline, and why? How can headlines make the casual skimmer stop and read? While much has changed in media’s shift…

by Terri Walter
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The 5 Big Trends Media Execs Must Understand to Succeed

This article first appeared in DCN after the data was originally presented by Josh Schwartz at ONA17. How has both consumer consumption of news and traffic patterns changed year-over-year? What…

by Terri Walter
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News Hacking: The Trump/Russia Saga So Far

In this series, we’ll be looking at what’s capturing attention each month across a wide range of topics – from politics, to science, to entertainment. How does the media cover breaking…

by Kris Harbold
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