On the Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes and Why Short-Form Content Will Be Just Fine

August 25th, 2014 by Tony

Facebook announced today that is is making some changes to its News Feed algorithm to combat clickbait. Primarily, the social network will be looking at how much time people spend reading away from Facebook. “If they click through to a link and then come straight back to Facebook, it suggests that they didn’t find something ... Keep reading

Automatic Storytelling: Or, How to Build Your Very Own Data Scientist

August 19th, 2014 by Justin

As a data scientist, one of my primary jobs is to interpret large amounts of data and craft a story about about what I discover. Not everyone is a data geek that wants to wade through large data sets, so it’s important to find a way to communicate insights from data that everyone can understand. ... Keep reading

How Long Does It Take to Get Accurate A/B Test Results?

August 7th, 2014 by Andy

It’s no surprise that A/B testing headlines is all the rage these days—A/B testing is a proven method of increasing conversions and teaches editors how to write better headlines. But because stories don’t live forever, it’s good to ask a few questions when trying to decide if headline testing is right for you. We’d all ... Keep reading

What Does Viewability Mean for Publishers?

August 5th, 2014 by Alexandra

This is the second post in a series about online advertising measurement and methodologies. Feel free to email me or post in the comments section about topics you’d like to see covered in this series. Curious about Chartbeat advertising tools? Learn more here. In the last post we went back to the basics to answer ... Keep reading

Traffic During the Facebook Outage

August 4th, 2014 by Josh

As you’ve all but certainly heard, Facebook had a major outage midday on Friday. Overall traffic on news sites dropped by 3%, thousands took to Twitter to voice their frustration, and, apparently, a select few called the LA Sheriff’s Department. Most interestingly for us, the Facebook outage provided a natural experiment to look at what ... Keep reading