Tagged With "google"

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Yay! 1 Million Views on Google Maps

Michael ·
This is kinda cool, so I thought I would share. I've shared some brutally honest and also glowing reviews on Google Maps over the last few years, and I've finally hit 1,000,000 views. Two of the highest ratings were a picture of a pizza, and puppies locked in a small cage in a pet store. The power of opinion can be a powerful thing. Here's the pizza that got 80,000 views, lol
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Google + importer

M ·
Hello all, Happy New Year, again, for any folks I missed previously! So, I've been popping in to some of the cooler G+ communities and letting them know about Narrative as an option for them, once G+ bites the dust. Hard to tell the exact day G+ will go to the great social network clearing house in the sky, but it will probably be in March, which is when our Beta launches. I'm encouraging G+ folks to join the Narrative alpha and explore, and I'm telling them that @Narrative Network Team...
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Waiting list round 21, 100,000 signups unlock threshold?

Malkazoid ·
Hello Just noticed that after rolling over into round 21, the unlock threshold has changed from 500, to a whopping 100,000? Was this something that was programmed a long time ago, and not looked at again? Or do we really want to stop admitting new people to the alpha now? That's the effect of this super high threshold: there will be no new alpha users until Beta Launch unless the threshold is lowered. The timing is unfortunate: we're just getting into gear to encourage G+ users to jump into...
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Building a sustainable business model

Malkazoid ·
Hi @Rosemary, I enjoyed your blog post a lot: https://blog.narrative.network...s-model-44cb93cf188d I've posted it on the G+ community I set up to help alert G+ users to Narrative as an option to migrate to when G+ shuts down in a few months. https://plus.google.com/u/0/co...18312125325383497859 Can I make one suggestion? Many will have the expectation of environmental sustainability, from the title of the article, but also strongly from the image you chose. It is a bit...
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Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Hi all, So it has been eye-opening already, this little foray into Google+ land. I've gleaned so far that to some folks, there's resistance to the notion of having to pay for niches, which is compounded by the seemingly high NRVE prices of niches, and confused further by the fact that those prices fluctuate alot from auction to auction. People are coming away underwhelmed from their visit to the alpha, and there are multiple layers to the problem. Paying for niches I too was initially turned...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Ted ·
Hi @Malkazoid - thanks for digging in on this subject. Narrative isn't really a "blockchain project" anyway. We use blockchain only for the cryptocurrency- the currency of the network. The rest though is not blockchain and does not require proof of work or any other type of blockchain "proof". We're of course following many of the principles of blockchain regardless of the underlying technology. Specifically, the goal is to be as transparent as possible and to give all members autonomy-...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Thanks @Ted . So any means you folks can think up to make some of your points more readily apparent to fresh alpha users could help. Regarding the cost of niches, and publications - that's only relevant to community and group owners on other platforms - but they are very important to us because they are influencers. When a community from those platforms chooses Narrative, they are going to bring with them hundreds, thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of their members. So please do...
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Re: Waiting list round 21, 100,000 signups unlock threshold?

MOLLY O ·
@M . There was a bug in the system. It is fixed now.
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Re: Waiting list round 21, 100,000 signups unlock threshold?

M ·
Nice! Phew!
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Spot on @Erik Blair . We're not any closer to answers to many of those questions, than when the first niches were bought right at the beginning of the Alpha. I think our resource documents are due for a refresh. Some of them have outdated stats being reported (for instance our how-to-guide for buying crypto dates from July and mentions 1000 users in the Alpha - we're now close to 6000). But mostly, they should be refreshed to provide as much clarity on some of these questions, as possible. I...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Erik Blair ·
The hurdles I see, and perhaps this is another topic entirely, is not the $75 entry fee per niche, it's the unknown effort avenues and unknown ROIs that are, well, unexplained in layman terms. 1. The $75 entry fee per niche is fine so long as the niche owners are not tasked with ever-increasing responsibilities for little to no ROI or even any model of future ROI. Paying for niches using Crypto is also problematic (riddled with hassles). But because of the mysterious 'next phases' during the...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
That's smart, and I think it is all we can expect our friends on Google+ to do. Join the Alpha, take a small stake with perhaps one niche, build their reputation a bit, and see how things pan out. I think the publishing aspect is going to be Narrative's own implementation, but I would be very surprised if the style deviates very much from Medium's. But that's just me hypothesizing.
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Erik Blair ·
Once I know more about what the publishing platform will look like (praying Narrative has partnered with Medium), I may consider doing all three, Niche Owner, Niche Moderator, and Niche Content Creator--to diversify and expand my Narrative portfolio. But at this point, I have established my virtual foot in the door and await further info before I march forward into prosperity
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Nice - the latest round had a good rate of sign ups then... Easy to take the stats page for granted now that it has been with us all of one month! The tech era has spoiled us rotten. But when I remember to, I really appreciate it being there!
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Ted ·
Hey, we are over 6,000 now. https://alpha.narrative.org/hq/network-stats
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Ongoing patronage

Malkazoid ·
Another helpful suggestion from a certain Edward Morbius on Google+ (he moderates on the Google+ Mass Migration forum): ongoing patronage. I agree with him - this is something I think the @Narrative Network Team might want to take a close look at. I know we have plans slated for tip jar functionality already. But if we take it a step further, and allow people to pledge regular support to their favourite content creators, we'd be really taking it to another level, and replicating part of...
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Re: Ongoing patronage

Malkazoid ·
Good, right? As well as being supportive of creators, it also boosts the demand for NRVE.
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Re: Ongoing patronage

Christina Gleason ·
I really like this idea, too.
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Gord ·
Oh I like this idea.
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Banter ·
Yeah, that makes a ton of sense.
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Google+ is going away soon.

Heidi Hecht ·
I was just adding my social media accounts and thought I should mention that Google plans to end its Google+ platform. So basically, it's not really worth connecting the account.
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Re: Google+ is going away soon.

Billy Mild ·
I agree but Google integration is still a good idea even without Google+. To be honest, I'm not sure why it used Google+ and not a "Log in with Google" feature in the first place.
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Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Dotman ·
Hi guys! writing "narratives" or "NRVE" or "NRVE narrative" on google, I don't get any feedback on narratives. I consider the indexing of contents to be important to give visibility to the platform and its publishers. What do you think about it? Thank's for answers, Dotman =)
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Dotman ·
Hi Ted! Meanwhile, thanks for the timely response. As you well know I'm trying to look at all of narratives because I really care about the success of the platform ... like a second home now. When I wrote this, I did more research on google about it and found that it doesn't find anything on at least the front page (see photo). Could it be due to the fact that I connect from an Italian server that is not yet updated ??? Thanks again
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
Here's an example of a post about butterflies posted to Narrative 15 hours ago. You can see that Google is indexing our content (and even including the images from the post in its image search, as well).
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
Hi Dotman- content on Narrative is definitely being indexed by Google. Note that the content on Narrative covers a wide range of subjects and is not tied to any of the search terms you listed.
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
As a parallel example... if you search for the word "Medium", you are not going to find all of the content posted to Medium.
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Robert Nicholson ·
Google is indexing Narrative, albeit slowly. When you enter the search term NRVE, you'll see several links to the Narrative site, as well as links to various crypto currency exchanges. In order to get more pages on Narrative indexed, and move those pages higher in search results, Narrative needs to increase it's Domain Rank... a measure of the number and quality of links to the site. You can help by publishing links to your Narrative posts, or other posts that you like, on other websites.
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
The word "narrative" is generic, so merely searching for that word is not going to surface much actual content on Narrative. Though, I do suspect/hope that our Narrative platform will be a prominent listing over time. Still early days, though. Appreciate your support!
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Dotman ·
it would be nice to see it as the first link... =) thank u @Ted
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Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Garden Gnome Publications ·
I have seen several posts on the Narrative platform suggesting that long-form content is discouraged and that short-form content is preferred. Some Narrators actually post shorter posts more often so that they can increase their rewards, and it seems to be working. Unfortunately, many of those posts aren't very high quality. I know I have high standards, but if anyone studies the history of Google's search algorithms, you'll find that Google has spent thousands of hours studying their own...
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Nrve ·
I agree with this. I would also suggest add a word minimum limit before you are allowed to post and/or add a tutorial that states longer work is appreciated.
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Robert Nicholson ·
I think this is a big issue that Narrative needs to address. However, much as I am a proponent of long-form content, I don't thing it relates to quality. In a photography niche, a photo and a few words of description might be fine. And what about Haiku? Rather than trying to solve this algorithmically, I'd like to see Narrative add a post length to the listings... either word count or read time. Users could then decide which posts to read. And I suspect the popularity of very short articles...
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Garden Gnome Publications ·
What would be your minimum word count? I'm not sure about this because a post can be high quality content with fewer words. Take flash fiction, for instance, it is often less than 500 words, and due to its nature relies on being short. Poetry can often be just 100 words. And microfiction is often just 100 words or so. Those formats encourage shorter word counts. And one could feasibly publish a photo montage with no words but that is startling, so I wouldn't want to penalize that. I wrote...
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Garden Gnome Publications ·
Then I wonder what's the point? We'd have the same situation we have now. I'd prefer an algorithmic approach.
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Garden Gnome Publications ·
If I hear you correctly, @Robert Nicholson , you're saying that simply notifying readers that a post is a short read or a long read will encourage more long-form posting? I don't see how. The reason some post shorter articles is because of the perception that shorter articles earn more rewards. Therefore, since it doesn't take as long to read a short article and Narrators can upvote/downvote it, earn their activity rewards, and move on, and creators can write shorter posts and have them seen...
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Colleen Ryer ·
@Robert Nicholson totally agree on post read time and it's in the suggestion queue, but also think that the algorithm favoring longer posts slightly is a good idea too - there's just such a flood of very short posts, regardless of quality - that longer ones need a better chance at visibility - having the read time on a post doesn't help much if it's buried in the feed within minutes. Natch, there's more to it, and there are other suggestions already made that might improve things, too.
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Colleen Ryer ·
@ @Garden Gnome Publications this sounds easier than what I suggested earlier - although it doesn't affect curating - but that's beside the point Favoring the longer content I think is a really good idea for most of the reasons I've read here so far. I agree that just a word count minimum isn't good enough .There needs to be a definite distinction made for poetry and posts for the photography/graphics oriented niches - and probably others, that encourage "twitter or instagram-like" posts.
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Christina Gleason ·
@Garden Gnome Publications I couldn't agree more. As you stated, there are some very high quality short posts, and it's not that these SHOULDN'T be rewarded, but right now, mediocre short content is rewarded more than high quality long content, and that needs to be adjusted for. My "day job" is writing content for (mainly) businesses who want pages written for better search engine optimization, not necessarily for the users who visit the pages. We do have some blog post clients who want the...
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Re: Tweak algorithm to favor longer content

Vico Biscotti ·
I agree, @Garden Gnome Publications . In fact, I already reported here one month ago, that short content seems to be excessively rewarding , but it doesn't seem to be perceived as an issue. Without taking length into consideration, short content will always prevail. That way, this is just going to be a minor version of Facebook. Commenting on short content, for visibility, is rewarding. Quick posts for getting even a few votes are rewarding. Long content, currently, can only be penalized.
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