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To achieve a high-ranking position on Google, websites need to include high quality content that provides a great user experience according to new research announced by Searchmetrics. The study found that high quality content covers a topic more comprehensively and is written in a way that is easier for the average person to read.

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Searchmetrics, a global enterprise search experience optimization platform, announced a range of new functionality within the Searchmetrics Suite, including the ability for marketing teams to show senior business management how SEO performs in delivering traffic and sales when compared with online channels such as paid search, social media, and referrals. Other key features include deep analysis and recommendations for optimizing the structure and architecture of websites for better search performance, and automated alerts when performance reaches or drops below KPIs.

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Deep Web Technologies (DWT) expanded the functionality ofi its Explorit Everywhere! multi-source search solution with a release focused on improving the findability of the most relevant content for customers with hundreds of information sources that can all be searchable at the same time.

Posted Sep 09, 2014

Catalyst Repository Systems-known for designing, hosting, and supporting document repositories for large-scale discovery, regulatory compliance-unveiled a major enhancement to its e-discovery platform, Catalyst Insight, during the 37th Annual ILTA Education Conference Aug. 17-21. Results-side analytics provide a new way to refine search results, enabling users to cull and narrow document sets and reduce the cost and time of review.

Posted Aug 19, 2014

Nexidia, a developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, announced version 1.6 of Nexidia Dialogue Search, the company's solution that searches for any spoken word or phrase across massive media libraries in seconds. With Dialogue Search v1.6, Nexidia has expanded its third-party integrations for the Dalet Galaxy and Squarebox Systems CatDV media asset management (MAM) systems. In addition, Vizrt and IPV have now integrated dialog search capabilities into their respective MAM applications using the Dialogue Search API.

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Google introduced a new tool to help publishers in a blog post. In the past, Google says, changes to a publisher's site may have gone unnoticed unless the publisher took the time to alert Google. This could lead to content not being found and shared through Google. Enter Google News Publisher Center.

Posted Aug 07, 2014

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced the addition of Altmetric data to its journal program, a service that provides a more complete picture of how users engage with scholarly research online. Following a six-month pilot on Wiley Open Access titles in 2013, the service will be available for all journals by the end of July.

Posted Jul 08, 2014

Infotrieve, Inc., a provider of global-enterprise SaaS software and business services for STM content access and management, announced it has completed a pilot project that included the successful implementation of a beta text mining solution leveraging the capabilities of the Mobile Library platform. Infotrieve partnered with long standing client, global biopharmaceutical company UCB, to develop a solution aimed at providing a cloud-based text mining platform that would allow UCB staff to mine full text articles from multiple publishers using a variety of text mining tools in a standardized, copyright compliant and end user friendly manner.

Posted Jul 08, 2014

The night before I wrote this column, I watched a classic British spy thriller. One of the old-guard spies complained that they had more information coming than ever before, but nobody knew how to make sense of it all. In an age of Big Data, any profession that deals with information faces this problem, including journalists.

Posted Jul 01, 2014

Seal Software, a provider of Contract Discovery and Contract Analytics solutions, announced it has secured $4 million in funding to support the next stage of the company's growth. The round was led by Vinny Smith's Toba Capital and supported by many of Seal's existing investors. Seal also announced that software industry veteran Paul Sallaberry has joined its board of directors.

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Business intelligence focuses on internal data. It's the information that companies have stored in data warehouses including financial, pricing and customer information. Market intelligence (also known as competitive intelligence), is more about looking externally at market conditions, trends, opportunities and threats; as well as at the competition, market shares, penetration strategies and go-to market models. While both are needed in order to run a business, traditionally, organizations have looked at BI and MI separately. However, given the big data movement happening today, it's becoming more important to combine both sets of data in order to get the complete picture of what's happening both internally and externally with an organization.

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Mirror Image, a provider of edge computing, streaming, and content delivery solutions, announced the production launch of the Geo-Distributed Database service to extend the capability of the company's Edge Computing service to handle big data in real-time at the edge of the internet. Based on ad tech companies' requirements to be able to work with their ever growing data sets at the edge, Mirror Image implemented active, synchronized NoSQL database servers in all Mirror Image data centers worldwide.

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Society Consulting, an analytics and Big Data services organization announced the official launch of Amper its first flagship product in the emerging Big Data space. Amper harnesses a cloud-based offering enabling data analysts to create insights to capitalize on the benefits of Big Data technologies without the need to develop complex software or involve traditional IT departments. Amper's solution reduces common data preparation tasks by months, leveraging an intuitive interface, built-in templates, and native scheduling automation.

Posted Jun 10, 2014

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Infotrieve Inc. have partnered to allow mutual customers to combine their search, content access, rights management and document delivery in one platform. Customers will be able to use Infotrieve's Mobile Library as their e-content access and management platform while using the search and metadata from EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

Posted Jun 05, 2014

After the success of the last challenge in 2013--using the technical data of the mobile network of Orange in Ivory Coast--the next Data for Development (D4D) Challenge will use data sets from Senegal. It will reward the best research projects aimed at promoting development and improving the well-being of people in Senegal.

Posted May 27, 2014

EPiServer, a software provider for ecommerce and digital marketing solutions, announced the release of EPiServer Find, a next generation search solution that aims to help businesses solve important acquisition, retention and increased conversions of digital marketing and ecommerce sites.

Posted May 22, 2014

TopQuadrant, a semantic data integration company, and Smartlogic, content intelligence company, announced a partnership to integrate both parties' capabilities for linking structured and unstructured data. This strategic alliance will include technology exchange, joint product development and sales collaboration to provide a semantically enabled solution that unifies diverse information across the enterprise.

Posted May 22, 2014

Scope e-Knowledge Center, a provider of knowledge services and a Quatrro Global Services company, announced the launch of its indexing solution InDEXr. InDEXr is the latest addition to the list of platform-based services from Scope designed to serve as content enrichment and discovery solutions to help publishers and online information providers.

Posted May 22, 2014

Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, announced that its real-time relational database management system is now available as a public beta. The Splice Machine database enables companies to replace traditional RDBMS systems. A full-featured, transactional SQL database on Hadoop, Splice Machine moves Hadoop beyond its batch analytics heritage to power operational applications and real-time analytics.

Posted May 13, 2014

Access Innovations, Inc. announced the Author Submit extension module as part of the Data Harmony Version 3.9 release. Author Submit is an application for integration of author-selected subject metadata information into a publishing workflow during the submissions or upload process. It also facilitates the addition of taxonomy terms by the author.

Posted May 12, 2014

It is one thing to talk about trends affecting the digital content industry, but it's something completely different to be one of the people whose job it is to bring those trends to life. From Big Data to content marketing, EContent talked with three people who exemplify what it means to be working in digital content today. Today we profile a Big Data expert: Vikram Somaya, General Manager, WeatherFX.

Posted May 07, 2014

I love browsing in independent bookstores, and close to my home on the south coast of England is an outstanding example. The Hayling Island Bookshop is run by Marie Telford. She is also a member of the advisory panel for the U.K.'s Independent Booksellers Forum, regularly meeting other independent booksellers to share experiences and ideas. She recently found herself being lauded for her possible "quote of the year" when she was asked by The Bookseller for her predictions for 2014. Her forecast? Independent bookshops "will invest in small, roof-mounted, surface-to-air missile defence systems to defend themselves from passing airborne book delivery drones."

Posted May 06, 2014

With concerns about privacy raging after media coverage of high-profile events-such as Edward Snowden and National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax profiling uproar, and Target's massive loss of personal data to hackers over the holiday season-consumer concern about how their personal information is being used is at an all-time high, and it's likely to go higher. This is at a time when the promise and opportunity of Big Data for content providers is also at an all-time high.

Posted Apr 28, 2014

The Search Agency, an online marketing firm and the largest independent U.S. search marketing agency, released its quarterly State of Paid Search Report for Q1 2014, which found that Bing grew at a faster rate than Google. While advertisers spent more on both Google and Bing from the previous year, Bing grew 60%, which is more than double the rate of Google's 29% over the same period.

Posted Apr 22, 2014

Content creators have their plates full. As soon as they think they've got their web strategies figured out, something else pops up. Whether it's a new device or an emerging revenue stream, challenges to content strategy are numerous in this increasingly global market-"global" being the key word. Not only do you have to keep translation in mind when you're creating your content, you also have to think about making it discoverable to far-flung audiences that are increasingly important to your bottom line.

Posted Apr 21, 2014

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