When most people talk about sites like Demand Media and Associated Content, they refer to them as a content farm, but that’s not what they are.
[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 […]
Did Google’s search tweaks clobber Yahoo’s Associate Content?
[credit provider=”AP”] When Google tweaked its search algorithm to limit crappy results, one of the its primary targets was so-called “content farms.”And fairly, or unfairly, Demand Media is one of the companies associated with that phrase. So everyone assumed Google’s new tweaks would smash Demand.
Yahoo Associated Content boss Luke Beatty spent his Sunday saving a hallucinating, screaming young man from hurting or even killing himself.
At an event yesterday Jason Calacanis, who recently pivoted his startup Mahalo to the content-farm model, called on the other content farms to pump out less content and better content. (Via Search Engine Land)
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 […]
Wikio Group has raised 4 million euros (~$5.3M) to build a content farm a la Demand Media, the company announced yesterday.
[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 reports earnings this afternoon after the market closes. Tune in at 4 PM for live coverage of the results.
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.
88 of Gannett’s local sales forces will begin selling ad inventory on Yahoo sites this quarter as part of a local advertising partnership the companies announced today.
[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 […]
Members of Associated Content team having a little fun at Web After Dark (Web 2.0 Summit) From left to right: Warren Lee (board member), Patrick Keane (CEO), Luke Beatty (president/founder), MC Hammer (innocent bystander), and Ron Conway (board member).
Andrew Golis is the editor of Yahoo’s Newsroom blog
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Despite Yahoo’s well-publicised strategy to corner a broad array of online businesses from advertising to search to content, it has more aggressively moved into the publishing space, increasingly looking like a content company.
We’re loving the developing rivaly between Yahoo and next fall’s big IPO prospect, Demand Media.