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AOL’s Content Strategy Blasted By One Of Its Largest Shareholders AOL’s Content Strategy Blasted By One Of Its Largest Shareholders

It’s just great PR after great PR for AOL these days. Last week, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote a scathing post about AOL’s approach to TechCrunch, and getting rid of Heather Harde. He basically implied that everything is falling apart …

Thesis WordPress Theme Creator Talks Golden Ratio and Typography Thesis WordPress Theme Creator Talks Golden Ratio and Typography
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The Golden Ratio is often associated with the Greeks and arts and architecture. However, Chris Pearson, the Creator of Thesis and Founder of DIYthemes, has a pretty convincing argument for applying it to typography and Web design. He said that if people relate aesthetic beauty and efficiency to the Golden Ratio, then why not use it in typography?

Yahoo Gets Rid of 75,000 Associated Content Articles, Launches Yahoo Voices Yahoo Gets Rid of 75,000 Associated Content Articles, Launches Yahoo Voices
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Yahoo has now decided to follow Demand Media’s lead by deleting 75,000 articles from Associated Content, and is even going so far as to change Associated Content new a new network called Yahoo Voices. In a post on Yahoo’s Yodel …

Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers
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Writing community Helium is apparently having some issues in the writers’ payments department. If you’re not familiar with Helium otherwise, WebProNews readers may remember the site being discussed in the wake of Google’s Panda update. It’s a user generated content …

Demand Media: eHow Not Affected By Recent Google Update Demand Media: eHow Not Affected By Recent Google Update

Demand Media released its Q3 earnings report today, including a 25% revenue increase. Also in the report, it said that eHow.com is a top 20 site in the U.S., and had 71.5 million unique users worldwide in September. On the …

Original Disney Content Coming To YouTube Original Disney Content Coming To YouTube
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Disney and YouTube are set to announce a partnership that will bring original Disney programming to the halls of the biggest video site on the web. According to the New York Times, the deal is worth around $10 to $15 …

Brand Your Business And Establish Your Voice With These Blogging Tips Brand Your Business And Establish Your Voice With These Blogging Tips

The main idea being issued at the 2011 BlogWorld expo is the focus and creation of good content, because on the web, content is king. Great content normally gets great links, which is the equivalent of being noticed, and because …

Content Curation: What Does it Take to Be Successful? Content Curation: What Does it Take to Be Successful?
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WebProNews had a little Q&A with Kate Brodock, the Executive Director of Digital and Social Media at Syracuse University about content curation on the web. She will be giving a talk on this subject at BlogWorld next week, but we …

Cool Halloween Stuff From Around the Web Cool Halloween Stuff From Around the Web
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All Hallow’s Eve is quickly upon us, and the denizens of the web are quickly gearing up for their annual dress-up games, evoking memories of video games, movies, memes, and, well, sluts. I’ll deal with the “slut” aspect later on …

Zombie Pumpkins Make For Awesome Web Content Zombie Pumpkins Make For Awesome Web Content
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Pumpkin carving has been given new life by the Internet, and if you don’t believe me, just check out the various submissions on Reddit and other link-friendly sites. Like most interesting images, such pictures make for great web content. However, …

Should Linking Equal Publishing When It Comes To Defamatory Content? Should Linking Equal Publishing When It Comes To Defamatory Content?
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Let’s imagine this situation: A website, let’s call it TheScoop.org, publishes an article that, among other things, says that a high profile businessman named John Robertson is involved in an illegal drug ring. The article contains little to no actual …

Facebook Failures, Twitter Manners & Content for SEO Facebook Failures, Twitter Manners & Content for SEO
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In today’s infographic round-up, we get a look at Facebook’s “Wall of Shame,” manners on Twitter, how content pertains to SEO. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Wordstream looks at Facebook’s “Wall of Shame”: Marketing Optimist and One Lily look …

Former eHow Owner Impressed With Site’s Direction Former eHow Owner Impressed With Site’s Direction
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Demand Media’s eHow site is no stranger to controversy. It’s often been criticized for saturating the web with content of questionable quality, but the company has heard these complaints loud and clear, and has been making numerous efforts to bring …

What Makes Great Content Great? What Makes Great Content Great?
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How many times have you heard people (including me) rant and rave about the internet marketing benefits of great content? A lot, I’m guessing.  But how many of those pundits and the practitioners that read them stop to consider, What …

Netflix Grabs DreamWorks Content, To Launch in 2013 Netflix Grabs DreamWorks Content, To Launch in 2013

It looks like there is a little bit of much-needed good press for Netflix this morning. The New York Times reported late Sunday that Netflix has reached a deal with DreamWorks Animation to stream its content through their Netflix Instant …

Netflix Grabs Discovery Channel Content For Streaming Netflix Grabs Discovery Channel Content For Streaming
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Finally, there’s some (decently) good news for Netflix. They have announced that an agreement has been reached with Discovery Communications to “renew and expand” their streaming content contract. This means that Netflix streaming customers will have access to past seasons …

Social Media Sewage … And Hope Social Media Sewage … And Hope

Editor’s note: This post was written by WebProNews blog partner Mark Schaefer, originally for his blog {grow}, and there are references to that blog (as opposed to WebProNews) in the post. I’ve started and trashed this article at least six …

Demand Media Goes Spanish Demand Media Goes Spanish

SocialTech.com is reporting that Dmeand Media has issued $707,254 in stock as part of the acquisition of an unnamed company that specializes in the creation of Spanish and Portuguese language media content. This was revealed in a regulatory filing, according …

Demand Media Up, AOL Down Demand Media Up, AOL Down
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Demand Media and AOL have a lot in common, despite their very different histories. Web content is a very big part of both companies’ strategies, and both have had plenty of criticism. AOL’s strategy of late has tended to be …

More Sites Recovering from Panda? More Sites Recovering from Panda?
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It appears that more sites are recovering from Google’s Panda update thanks to Google’s continued algorithm tweaking. Some are speculating that Google’s Panda update is updating automatically, as opposed to being updated by Google manually, as it has been in …

Demand Media Earnings Released Demand Media Earnings Released

Demand Media has released its earnings for the second quarter. This includes a 32% revenue increase to $79.5 million, compared with $60.4 million for the same quarter last year. It also includes loss from operations of $0.9 million compared with …