[credit provider=”Flickr/colinroots” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinroots/1446041181/in/photostream/”] On Monday afternoon, news got out that Demand Media was parting ways with three of its founders and EVPs at once — though the timing, they said, was “just coincidence.”According to SEC filings by the company, it looks like one of those exiting executives, Larry Fitzgibbon — […]
On Monday night, Demand Media’s SVP of editorial Jeremy Reed sent an email to all the writers announcing the creation of the “First Look” program.
In an email sent to Demand Media’s thousands of freelance writers the company laid out a rather significant shift in strategy.The so-called “content farm” is cutting back, a process it mentioned in its Q1 report. It will be assigning fewer stories because it feels like it already has a strong […]
[credit provider=”Altaide” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/altaide/135653595/”] Many people are speculating about what Google’s algorithm change, designed to weed out low quality sites, will do to “content farms” like Demand Media in the US. But the stakes are even higher in Europe, where Google has marketshare closer to 90% than 60%.Pierre Chappaz, who’s the […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Demand Media says Google’s latest search tweak didn’t kill them, in a release pointed out by AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher.Google has been tweaking its algorithm to weed out so-called content farm with bad content, and the first big change seemed to affect everyone negatively except Demand. But Google has […]
[credit provider=”AP”] A look at the tags used on “content farms” like Demand Media, Yahoo‘s Associated Content and AOL‘s Seed shows that they don’t really compete with news, but they do show an important failing of online news media. Annie Lowrey and Angela Chou at Slate ran the numbers.The gist? […]
Content-farm/how-to guide Mahalo just laid off around 10% of staff.
The common saying on the Internet has always been; content is king. People say this because the Internet is mainly used by people to obtain information. Thus, they conclude that content (a.k.a. Information) is king. But I think they’re all wrong. Search is king. Search engines are king of the […]
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