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Demand Media Writers Offer Different Viewpoints of Assignment Reduction Demand Media Writers Offer Different Viewpoints of Assignment Reduction
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Demand Media recently alerted Demand Media Studios writers that it would be reducing the amount of assignments it would be given out. As discussed in a recent article, this has left a fair amount of writers without a significant source …

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 …

Demand Media Shifts from “Content Farm” Approach, Writers Lose Income Source Demand Media Shifts from “Content Farm” Approach, Writers Lose Income Source
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Demand Media, with its site eHow, has essentially been the poster child for the term “content farm” – something the company has done much to distance itself from. CEO Richard Rosenblatt has said flat out that he doesn’t consider what …

Google Panda Update: eHow Untouched, Says Pleased with Progress on Content Quality Google Panda Update: eHow Untouched, Says Pleased with Progress on Content Quality
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While escaping the wrath of the Panda update again, Demand Media tells WebProNews that it’s pleased with the results of its eHow clean-up initiative. Demand Media and its eHow property in particular were always part of the Google Panda update …

Forums Fit Where Facebook and Other Social Media Fall Short Forums Fit Where Facebook and Other Social Media Fall Short
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Last week, Demand Media announced Pluck 5, the latest version of its social platform, which is used by brands including the NFL, Kraft, NPR, Target and USA Today. Steve Semelsberger, SVP and GM of Social Solutions at Demand Media told …

Demand Media Talks Pluck 5 Discovery, Exchange & Management Engines Demand Media Talks Pluck 5 Discovery, Exchange & Management Engines

This week, Demand Media announced Pluck 5, the latest version of its social platform, which is used by some pretty big brands, such as AARP, Kraft, NFL, NPR, Target, USA Today and Whole Foods. In addition to launching some new …

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 …

Panda Not Too Big a Blow to Demand Media, 300K eHow Articles Removed Panda Not Too Big a Blow to Demand Media, 300K eHow Articles Removed
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Demand Media is moving right along past all of that Google Panda update stuff. The company acknowledged that it did have an impact on its revenue for the quarter as it released its Q2 earnings report, but drove home the …

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 …

Demand Media Threatens “Demand Studios Sucks” with Legal Action Demand Media Threatens “Demand Studios Sucks” with Legal Action
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A blog and forum site called DemandStudiosSucks.com has been threatened with legal action by Demand Media, the company behind Demand Studios. The letter the site received has been posted on the site itself. In it, Demand Media’s legal department says: …

Demand Media: Mobile an Essential Part of Our Business Going Forward Demand Media: Mobile an Essential Part of Our Business Going Forward

Demand Media announced today that it has hired Michael Kirby to lead the company’s mobile strategy, which CEO Richard Rosenblatt says is “essential” to its business going froward. Kirby’s official title is SVP & GM, Mobile. It’s a newly created …

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 Earnings Report – Revenue Up, Questions Remain Demand Media Earnings Report – Revenue Up, Questions Remain

Demand Media just released its much-anticipated earnings report, which includes a revenue increase of 48%, year-over-year, but the thing investors are particularly interested in is the company’s performance post Panda-update. The content and media revenue (ext-TAC) increased 77% year-over-year. The …

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 …

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 – A Broader View of U.S. Traffic Patterns Google Panda Update – A Broader View of U.S. Traffic Patterns

Experian Hitwise has released some new Panda-related data (obtained by Forbes), casting a broader view of what some of the update’s victims’ search traffic is looking like since early in the year – before Panda’s first wave. There are some …

Google Algorithm Update Fallout, eHow Response Google Algorithm Update Fallout, eHow Response
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Last week, Google launched its Panda update around the world in the English language, while also making some new adjustments to the U.S. algorithm, which the company said would impact 2% of queries (compared to the 12% impacted by the …