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Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube
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Demand Media shared with WebProNews, some further insights into its content strategy on the video side of things. In light of the recent discussions surrounding Google’s Panda update, and its impacts on YouTube and Demand Media, we thought it would …

Demand Media Announces 20% Decline in eHow Search Referrals Due to Panda Demand Media Announces 20% Decline in eHow Search Referrals Due to Panda
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As you may know, Demand Media released its quarterly earnings report, reporting an increase in revenue (including for its content business specifically), and even a 32% increase in pageviews. In addition to that, the company made some new announcements about …

Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative
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It’s a big day for Demand Media, with that earnings report and all. It will be very interesting to see how the stock goes. We had the opportunity to chat with Larry Fitzgibbon, Demand Media’s EVP, Media and Operations, and …

Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call

Demand Media has its earnings call tomorrow, and many people are no doubt eagerly awaiting what the company has to say. After recently going public, Google rolled out its Panda update in the U.S. which seemed to leave the company …

Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Posts Quality Standards in Recovery Effort Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Posts Quality Standards in Recovery Effort
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We’ve covered HubPages a number of times since Google’s Panda update originally launched, as they were one of the victims that lost significant search visibility as a result. Since the update, the site has been making various adjustments to its …

eHow Getting Serious About Quality eHow Getting Serious About Quality
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Demand Media is getting serious about increasing the quality of eHow content. This has become clear after talks we’ve had with the company, as well as various presentations and interviews they’ve given. They also launched a major redesign last month, …

Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Tweaks Approach to Boost Search Visibility Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Tweaks Approach to Boost Search Visibility
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HubPages, one of the big victims of Google’s Panda update announced that it is making some changes aimed at getting back in Google’s good graces to bring its content back up to a better level of search visibility. “Enhancing readers’ …

Google Panda Update Winners, Losers, and Future Considerations Google Panda Update Winners, Losers, and Future Considerations
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So the controversial Google Panda update is now live throughout the world (in the English language). Since Google’s announcement about this, data has come out looking at some of the winners and losers (in terms of search visibility) from both …

Google Does Guest Post for Panda Victim HubPages Google Does Guest Post for Panda Victim HubPages
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HubPages was one of the big Panda victims from based on the often-cited Sistrix report. The company never denied this. “We are confident that over time the proven quality of our writers’ content will be attractive to users,” HubPages CEO …

EzineArticles Tells Authors How to Get Accepted Post Panda EzineArticles Tells Authors How to Get Accepted Post Panda
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If you’ve been keeping up with the fallout from Google’s Panda algorithm update, you’ll know that EzineArticles has been reported to have been one of the hardest hit sites. Last week, CEO Christohper Knight gave an update about the site’s …

Quora vs. eHow: Where’s the Better Quality?
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Ok, the title is a trick question. There’s no concrete answer to this. You’ll find a mix of quality across both Quora and eHow. Furthermore, these sites are two different animals, but there is some overlap. Both sites have more …

Decreasing Google Dependence: A Growing Trend
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John Citrone, editor at the online writing community Xomba.com, says Xomba saw Google’s Panda update coming, and started preparing last summer, when it started to draw up a plan to prepare for an “algorithmic shift” from Google. “Around the first …

Google Panda Update: Lack of Consistency on Quality? Google Panda Update: Lack of Consistency on Quality?
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We’ve been talking with a lot of people who have had their sites impacted negatively by Google’s recent “Panda” algorithm update. Our thinking is that the more sides of the story we hear, the more webmasters and content producers will …

Demand Media Redesigns eHow with Quality Control Feature
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Demand Media has launched a redesign of eHow.com. The company says it’s putting more focus on better quality content. A Demand Media representative tells WebPoNews, “With the site overhaul, eHow.com is growing to be more than just a ‘how-to’ site …

Will Google Fill In Its Own Search Gaps, Demand Media-Style? Will Google Fill In Its Own Search Gaps, Demand Media-Style?
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Last year, a Google patent application was released for “Identifying inadequate search content“.  This is described as, “systems and methods for identifying inadequate search content are provided. Inadequate search content, for example, can be identified based on statistics associated with …

Suite101 CEO Writes Open Letter to Google’s Matt Cutts
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Google basically called out Suite101 as the poster child site of what its “Panda” algorithm update was aimed at. Reports have found the site to be one of the hardest hit, and while the site has often been mentioned in …

Retrevo Says Google Update Pushed Bigger Brands Up

Consumer electronics shopping site Retrevo was among those sites hurt by Google’s recent algorithm update. The company tells us that bigger brands are now favored over their content for searches where they were ranking well before.

AdSense and Its Relationship to Search Rankings
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Many of the lower quality sites Google targeted with its algorithm update rely on Google AdSense ads for revenue. Many low quality sites have been created over the years just to make AdSense money. Obviously Google knows this, but when some of the big sites often labeled as content farms churn out mass content, there is potentially a lot of money to be made for both that content site and for Google.

Google Algorithm Update Casualties Speak
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Last week, Google launched a major update to its algorithm, which was positioned as one that would go after content farms. While some sites that are often attached to that label were in fact hurt by the update, some other sites that aren’t generally considered content farms became casualties as well. 

Calacanis on Google Algorithm Aftermath and Impact on Mahalo
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As previously reported, Mahalo is reducing its staff by 10% as a result of the loss of revenue and traffic from Google’s most recent algorithm update. We reached out to Calacanis for comment on the situation. 

Google Algorithm Update to Get “New Layer” to Help “Falsely Caught” Sites
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As we discussed in another article, Google’s recent algorithm update aimed at content farms had some apparently unintended casualties. One of these was the Apple news blog Cult of Mac. Publisher Leander Kahney wrote a scathing post about the update, clearly furious over Google knocking their search rankings (and traffic) down as if they were a content farm.