updated Gizmodo.es Ad ID and Index ID to FMG’s (G/O Media’s) accounts
By changing the instance types for the AWS Aurora cluster that powers the flame icon and content recommendations from r3.4xlarge to r3.xlarge we were able to save 75% on the EC2 instance monthly costs for that cluster.
Homepage video carousel is now live on all sites (except The Takeout).
Splices are already excluded from tag pages, but have remained in tag page RSS feeds due to an oversight. This change brings RSS in line with the tag page interface and allows us greater backend flexibility.
Clean up logic around associate ids to make it easier to debug
We rolled out a change yesterday that significantly simplifies how brand colors are handled in our Magma themes.
We’ve just released a new version of the splice editor that looks and feels infinitely better than its predecessor. Here’s what we’ve improved:
Since Univision will no longer be monetizing ofertas.univision.com, we needed to switch the DFPID back over to FMG’s instance. We also created a ‘uniblogs/ofertas’ ad unit in DFP in order to be able to target with ads properly
As of today, only a post’s author can move that post from a parent site to their personal blog. Site admins can no longer do so.
We have updated our logic for skimlinks as a proof of concept for subtags:
There’s a small inconsistency in how we render the embeds in our feeds.
We only get ASIN descriptions from Amazon’s earnings report, not via their Subtag reports. We’ve done some work on our end to take ASIN from the Subtag report and match with a description from the Earnings report and expose in Looker.
Updated the Kinja code that determines a user’s device to classify MSFT Surfaces as ‘desktop’ rather than ‘tablet’, which is how Google Analytics is classifying them. We use this code to send device category as an attribute on our KALA events, so this change will mean better parity between device tracking in KALA and…
Bonkerstees.myshopify.com > store.avclub.com
Editors can now manually curate a video playlist in MCP for the homepage player. The playlist must contain at least 3 videos in order to power the player. We recommend selecting 5 videos.
Ingestions were turned off previously, but data was still being stored in FMG warehouses. We’ve transferred all non-backfillable data to storage with UCI teams, and deleted what was stored on our end.
We were experiencing a lot of ad collapses across the site and believe it may be related to AAX. so we have paused AAX while we look into the issue further.
Fastly now sends a `X-Robots-Tag: noindex` response header for all successful `/setbucket` responses, in yet another effort to make Googlebot leave this route alone!
We’re rolling out the first of our set of updates to enhance the accessibility of Kinja sites. Today’s update consists of three parts:
We have started a test of the new homepage video carousel & end cards.