edit Get Smarter Here
Newsvine is a community-driven website devoted to cataloging and prioritizing the news. The site aims at being a one-stop portal for all your news, derived from many separate news sources, in other words, it is a popular social media tag company. It is fundamentally divided between "The Wire" and the "The Vine." "The Wire" is a direct pipe-line to stories written by the Associated Press and ESPN. "The Vine" is news tagged and uploaded by the Newsvine community, including articles written by community members themselves. Many of these are "seeded links" which contain a blurb of the article, a permalink, and a forum for discussion. Other notable social tagging sites include Slashdot, Digg, and Reddit.
edit Why You'll Find the News You Want
In order to deliver the most relevant news, Newsvine employs an algorithm that for each article processes the number of votes, number of views, freshness, and other factors and then ranks the article.
Newsvine is searchable by tags or text, or you can use the various tabs which organize recent news into local, national, worldwide, sports, tech, entertainment, and several others. The front page also breaks news up into top stories, top seeds, active stories, newsvine columnists, top wire, and even your local weather. For a basic tour of Newsvine visit their welcoming page here.
edit Community Involvement
The potential for user input on the site sets Newsvine apart from other popular. Newsvine encourages users to become citizen journalist by publishing their own column, 90% of the revenue of which goes directly to the author. Articles can also include their own photos or Creative Commons licensed photos from Flickr. The site also encourages community building by allowing users to friend each other, chat in the Chat Lobby, comment on articles, and join groups of like-minded individuals.
Reputation is measured by Vineacity, a combination of six separate metrics including Courtesy, Longevity, Fruitfulness, Connectedness, Random Acts of Vineness, and Lifetime Achievement. These milestones are each represented by a branch on the newsvine logo on the user's profile; it is an example of badging, a common web 2.0 practice.
The community is governed by a simple set of six guidelines known as the Code of Honor. It includes respect for others, appropriate content and headlines, use of the English language, and not seeding your own blog articles.
edit Company History
Newsvine was incorporated in March of 2005 by founder Calvin Tang who was shortly joined by Mike Davidson, Lance Anderson, and Mark Budos from The Walt Disney Internet Group. The company also boasts employees from ESPN and other media organizations. Newsvine is currently based out of Seattle.
Newsvine received venture capital funding from by Second Avenue Partners, another Seattle-based business.
- 101 Elliott Ave. West #120
- Seattle WA 98119 US
- Michael Davidson
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edit Community Reviews
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- Posted by Shane112 on YouTube on October 3rd, 2006
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edit External Links
- Alexa: Newsvine.com
- Newsvine Code of Honor
- Inside the Net Episode 8, an interview with Newsvine
- Mike Davidson announces Newsvine on his blog
- Techcrunch reports on the Newsvine
- Mike Davidson's Blog (Co-founder and CEO)
- Calvin Tang's Blog (Co-founder and COO)
- Folksonomy.org Interviews Calvin Tang
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The title of a web page appears as a clickable link in search results and bookmarks. A descriptive, compelling home page title with relevant keywords can increase the number of people visiting the site.
Search engines view the text of the title tag as a strong indication of what the page is about. Accurate keywords in the title tag can help the page rank better in search results.
A title tag should have fewer than 70 characters, including spaces. Major search engines won't display more than that.
The title tag of your home page (and any other page on your site) should not contain the site’s domain name or URL. These will appear near the title in search results, so use your 70 characters to tell people what the page is about. The title tag should not contain any HTML, because it will be displayed incorrectly or not at all.
- Good: This web page has a title tag.
- Good: The title tag is a good length.
- The title of this site's home page:
- “Newsvine - Get Smarter Here”
The H1 heading is an important sentence or phrase on a web page that quickly and clearly tells people and search engines what they can expect to find there. Learn more ...
Just one H1
In most cases, a web page should have just one H1 heading. Using multiple H1 headings is okay if that is a logical way to organize the page, but they should be used sparingly. That’s because search engines can view multiple H1 headings as an attempt to signal that all the content on a page is equally important, a tactic that’s seen as an attempt to game the search engine algorithms.
Search engines look for an H1 heading to determine what a page is about. Human visitors do, too.
Content and placement
The H1 heading appears on the web page itself, unlike the page title, which people will see mostly in search results.
The H1 tag (which contains the H1 heading) is usually listed first among the other heading tags for a page. None of the major search engines, however, will penalize a site for listing H2 through H6 tags ahead of the H1 tag.
- Good: This page has one H1 heading.
- H1 heading for this site's home page:
- “Despite arrest, Assange extradition faces hurdles”
Your website's robots.txt file can tell search engines to ignore parts of your site. Learn more ...
Website owners usually use robots.txt to let search engines know which pages or sections of their site shouldn't be indexed for example, web contact forms, print versions of web pages and other content that's duplicated elsewhere on the site. Robots.txt can also be used to request that specific robots not index a site. For more information, read How To Use Robots.txt.
Search engine robots
You'll need to know the names of specific search engine robots - or "bots" – if you’re going to exclude any or all of them from any part of your site.
- Google’s bot is called Googlebot. Google is the world’s largest search engine, and is where many people discover new websites.
- Bing’s bot is called msnbot. Bing also provides search results to people using Yahoo to search the Web. Together, Bing and Yahoo are the second largest search resource, after Google.
- Baidu’s bot is called Baiduspider. Baidu is a major search engine in China, and the number of people using it is increasing rapidly.
- AboutUs.org’s bot is called AboutUsBot. To create a Site Report, AboutUs uses crawling technology that’s similar to what search engines use.
- Good: This website’s robots.txt file is not blocking major search engines from crawling its pages. Your website can appear in any engine’s search results.
This website can live at www.Newsvine.com or Newsvine.com. It's best for your site's visibility to live at just one URL, or web address. You'll want to create a 301 redirect to the URL you choose from the other URL. Learn more ...
Choose one or the other
If the same web page exists at two different URLs, people can choose to link to one or the other. Links from other sites to your website are valuable — they tell search engines that your site is important to people. By splitting valuable links between two identical pages, you're diluting the power of those links to help a page rank higher in search results.
Learn more about why you should have just one home page: Read Twin Home Pages: Classic SEO Mistake
- Good: Your website resides at www.Newsvine.com, and Newsvine.com is permanently redirected to it.
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