beehiiv launches Talent, to help top creators diversify. (Link)
2024 newsletter predictions by Manu at Stacked Marketer. (Link)
Dotdash Meredith revealed ad revenue declined 12% in the quarter, but ‘affiliate commerce’ revenue grew by 49%. (Link)
Wirecutter affiliate commissions may be $6M+/m. (Link)
Ziff Davis (PCMag, Mashable, Moz) reported digital media revenues of $267.9M for Q3. (Link)
Content at Scale Launches AI Agents
Content at Scale, the leading AI writer for long-form SEO content, has just released its V3.
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s new:
Generative AI Suite: With 40+ custom-built, expert AI agents, and an initial release of Blueprints for short-form content formats, the goal is that you feel like you're working with a new member on your content production team. Chat with their hypertrained chatbot, AIMEE, who’ll do all the brainstorming for you.
Content Producer. Having trouble using ChatGPT and other AI writers and assistants because they require too much hand-holding? With CaS V3, the content is planned, outlined, written, edited, and polished for you in minutes.
RankWell Suite. Deeper keyword research, NLP & salience drill-down (scoring and details), the ability to create content briefs, and run optimization audits from your own content or competitor content.
Google has expanded its AI-powered generative search system (SGE), to more than 120 new countries, including Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, and South Africa.
The SGE provides complementary prompts and guidance, along with the option to expand search queries through conversational cues.
Google is also enabling four new languages for everyone using SGE: Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Indonesian, and is testing out some new SGE search options, including follow-up questions to refine your search.
Many in the search industry see conversational AI as the future for search, as more people get used to simply asking questions of chatbots, as opposed to typing in written queries.
This rollout could be (more) bad news for website owners reliant on search for traffic. If Google can answer your query itself using SGE, why bother showing links to third-party sites? Just answer the query (and include a now very targeted ad for big $$$s).
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Beehiiv Done For You: Letter Operators are currently running a $99 offer in November to set up a new beehiiv account, helping you to quickly launch your newsletter (or switch from legacy platforms such as Convertkit). It even includes a copy of The Newsletter Is The Business. Check it out
CPMs Best on X
The infographic below from statista shows what a good deal advertising on X currently is vs other platforms:
Newsletter Shoutout of the Week
Mastering Digital Acquisitions by OnfolioOnfolio Insights about buying, selling, operating, and investing in online businesses, from someone doing it for a living
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