Tech

Who Gained Most From Google’s Search Changes?

[credit provider=”PopEater” url=”http://www.popeater.com”] Google made a major change to its search algorithm last week to try and improve the quality of results, and companies who rely on Google to guide users to a huge number of low-traffic pages — like Associated Content, Demand Media, and Mahalo — got slammed.But according […]
Who Gained Most From Google’s Search Changes?
Tech

Google Getting Rid Of Junk In Search Results — Here’s What It Means

Google says it will work even harder to remove more junk and spam sites from its search results after recent attacks about its search quality.Beyond just attacking “pure webspam,” as Google describes it, it’s also looking into reducing search relevance for “sites that copy others’ content and sites with low […]
Google Getting Rid Of Junk In Search Results — Here’s What It Means
News

Yahoo Hiring To Launch Patch- and Chronicle- Local News Killer In San Francisco

[credit provider=”Yahoo”] Moving quickly to leverage its $90 million-ish acquisition of Associated Content, Yahoo has begun recruiting writers to begin building a local news site for the San Francisco area.Though hundreds of news shops of every shape and size already cover Northern California, Yahoo will be an instantly formidable competitor […]
Yahoo Hiring To Launch Patch- and Chronicle- Local News Killer In San Francisco
Tech

Why Didn’t Patrick Keane Go To Yahoo?

After former Associated Content CEO Patrick Keane sold the company to Yahoo for about $100 million two months ago, most of us figured he’d join Big Purple post-haste.
Why Didn’t Patrick Keane Go To Yahoo?
Tech

The Inside Story: How Yahoo Bought Associated Content

[credit provider=”Yahoo”] Last month, Yahoo bought Associated Content, a Web publishing startup with thousands of semi-pro freelance writers, for around $100 million.$100 million isn’t much for a company like Yahoo (YHOO), and a big content deal helped Yahoo define itself, so the acquisition seems like a smart move. Here’s the […]
The Inside Story: How Yahoo Bought Associated Content