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This Google Panda “Victim” Just Posted Record Revenue And Profitability

The Google Panda update, originally unleashed in early 2011, continues to take its toll on the Internet, for better or for worse (most would probably say better). While there are frequently rumors about new updates or refreshes to Panda, the last one that we’ve had official confirmation on was only last month (Update: Speak of the devil. Google just confirmed …

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Demand Media Has A New President, Reports Q2 Earnings

Demand Media just released its earnings report for the second quarter. The company also just happened to announce that it has promoted Michael Blend, who has been leading the company’s content and media services, to President and COO. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Michael’s leadership will be instrumental as we continue to build upon our successful growth in content and media, …

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Demand Media’s Military, Political gTLD Choices Simply Driven By Data

There are a lot of interesting sub-stories behind the big Internet land rush that has been the gTLD application process. This week, ICANN released its big list of the gTLDs that were applied for during the application window, as well as the companies that applied for them. Google applied for as many as 101 of them, and Amazon applied for …

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Demand Media President Charles Hilliard Steps Down

Demand Media President and CFO Charles Hilliard is stepping down. He will be replaced, at least in the CFO role, by Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer Mel Tang, effective August 16. Hilliard will become Special Advisor to Demand Media’s Board. According to an SEC filing (h/t: Peter Kafka), Hilliard entered into a one-year consulting agreement with the company. For …

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Demand Media Applies For Military, Political Domains

ICANN released the big list of gTLD applicants today. Google applied for over 100 different ones. Facebook didn’t apply for any. There were certainly plenty of interesting applications. You can peruse the whole list here. We knew Demand Media had applied for some, but now, we know which ones, and the choices are interesting. The company applied for 26, and …

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Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs, Partners With Donuts For More

Demand Media announced this morning that it is pursuing some new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Specifically, the company says it has selected names in categories connected to ecommerce, personal & professional identity, education, entertainment, internet life, sports, small business and social media. “We believe the new gTLD program represents a significant milestone in the evolution of the Internet,” said …

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Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships

Google announced that it is working with GoDaddy and Demand Media’s eNom on automated domain verification for Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. For sites with domains whose records are managed by GoDaddy or eNom, users will see a new verification method that looks something like this: “Selecting this method launches a pop-up window that asks you to log in to …

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Demand Media: Everything Looking Good For eHow After Deleting 600K Articles

As previously reported, Demand Media released its Q1 earnings report today, beating estimates. During the company’s last earnings call, the company indicated that eHow had not been impacted by a Google algorithm change since July. It would appear that this has remained the case, through Q1. CEO Richard Rosenblatt discussed eHow’s progress during the company’s earnings call. It was the …

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Demand Media Earnings: $86.2 Million In Revenue

Demand Media just released its first quarter 2012 results, posting record first quarter revenue and raising 2012 guidance. For the quarter, ended March 31, total revenue was up 8% year-over-year, to $86.2 million CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Driven by continued growth across our businesses, our first quarter revenue exceeded our seasonally strong Q4 2011 results. We are pleased with our …

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eHow Pets YouTube Channel Launches, Continuing Demand Media’s Partnership With Google

Demand Media debuted the latest of its new eHow YouTube channels today, eHow Pets. It’s the third of the company’s new channels created as part of Google’s new YouTube original programming initiative. The others are eHow Home and Livestrong Woman. “Demand Media creates high-quality content that entertains and inspires users across the web. We’ve been programming content specifically for the …

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Pluck Elaborates On Pinterest Integration

Demand Media released version 5.1 of its Pluck social media platform last Thursday, which features native Pinterest integration, and now a blog post from Pluck itself expands upon the “Pin It” button that was built into the platform’s photo and video widgets. Plucks’s Don Roedner points out the social proofing attributes of Pinterest, mentioning trustworthiness and credibility when it comes …

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Demand Media Shares up 20%

Demand Media, Inc., the content and social media company that operates brands including eHow and Cracked, has just seen its stock rise roughly 20% to $8.68 per share, the highest price since August. Last summer the company saw another surge in prices while discussing a $1.2 billion deal to go private with Thomas H. Lee and Partners, which never actually …

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