Author Archives: Daryl Johnson

QotD 12/9/2010 - Where will local station branding appear on PBS.org?

If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.  Where will local station branding appear on PBS.org?   Once users are... Read More »

Merlin On-boarding Survey

If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. How do I sign my station up to become a part of... Read More »

QotD 12/07/2010 - Where does localized content surface on PBS.org?

If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.  Where does localized content surface on PBS.org?   Once users are localized,... Read More »

Keyword Research (SEO)-- What is it? Why do it?

Written By Melanie Phung, New Media Director Search engine optimization (SEO) is about attracting more visitors to your site by making your content easy to find. Part of that process is making sure you're using the right words to describe... Read More »

QotD 12/3/10 - How is station content displayed in topic page content modules?

  If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.   How is station content displayed in topic page content modules?... Read More »

QotD 12/02/2010 - How is content organized on the topic pages?

  If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.   How is content organized on topic pages? For the most... Read More »

QotD 11/29/2010 - Will stations need to monitor COVE video objects to make sure they display correctly in Merlin?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. Will stations need to monitor COVE video objects to make sure they... Read More »

QotD 11/22/2010 - Does Merlin accept games, maps or other interactive items?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. Does Merlin accept games, maps or other interactive items? Yes. You can create... Read More »

QotD 11/18/2010 - What are content lists?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. What are content lists? Within the Admin Tool, lists function as a... Read More »

QotD 11/17/2010 - Is it possible to control how and when content appears in Merlin?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. Is it possible to control how and when content appears within Merlin?... Read More »

QotD 11/15/2010 - What are tags in Merlin?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. What are tags in Merlin? Tags function as keywords that are related... Read More »

QotD 11/16/2010 - How should tags be formatted in Merlin feeds?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. How should tags be formatted in Merlin feeds? Tags can be separated... Read More »

QotD 11/11/2010 - Do Video objects have to be published via Cove Pro?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. Do video objects have to be published via Cove Pro? No, stations... Read More »

QotD 11/10/2010 - How often is Merlin updated with new content from Cove Pro?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.  How often is Merlin updated with new content from Cove Pro? Merlin... Read More »

QotD 11/9/2010 - What are content channels?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.  What are content channels? In short, a content channel is defined as... Read More »

QotD 11/08/2010 - What are featured content modules?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.What are featured content modules? Located below the featured videos module on PBS.org,... Read More »

QotD 11/04/2010 - What is the Dynamic Lead (DL)?

If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.What is the Dynamic Lead (DL)? The DL, or Dynamic Lead, is the... Read More »

QotD 11/02/2010 - How are video objects different from web objects?

If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.How are video objects different from web objects? Since PBS is focused on... Read More »

QotD 11/01/2010 - What is the Facebook widget and how will it work?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.What is the Facebook widget and how will it work? PBS is utilizing... Read More »

QotD 10/28/2010 - How will social media be integrated into Merlin and the new PBS.org?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.How will social media be integrated into Merlin and the new PBS.org? Social... Read More »

QotD 10/27/2010 - What do I do if my station's link in Merlin is not working?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.What do I do if my station's link in Merlin is not working?... Read More »

QotD 10/26/2010 - What are featured content modules?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.What are featured content modules and how does station content display in the... Read More »

QotD 10/25/2010 - What is the "What's On Banner" and how does it work?

If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. What is the 'What's On Banner' and how does it work? The... Read More »

QotD 10/21/2010 - Where can stations find additional documentation about Merlin?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org. Where can stations find additional documentation about Merlin and the PBS.org redesign?The... Read More »

QotD 10/22/2010 - What features is PBS planning to add to Merlin in the near future?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.What features is PBS planning to add to Merlin in the near future?PBS... Read More »

QotD 10/20/2010 - What can stations do to help promote the launch of Merlin and the new PBS.org?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.What can stations do to help promote the launch of Merlin and the... Read More »

QotD 12/13/2010 - What is the Merlin Taxonomy System?

 If you have additional questions, you may find the answers in our Merlin Resource Center. You may also comment here or send us additional questions directly to pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org.Question of the DayWhat is the Merlin taxonomy system? The Merlin taxonomy system... Read More »