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Demand Media Appoints Sean Moriarty As New CEO, Acquires Saatchi Online

Demand Media just announced that it has appointed former CEO of Ticketmaster and Saatchi Art, Sean Moriarty, as its new CEO. The company has also acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates online art gallery Saatchi Art. Co-founder and interim CEO Shawn Colo has been appointed President and will join the board of directors. “Following last week’s spinoff of domain registrar …

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Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive

Demand Media announced the sale of a couple of its properties on Monday: Creativebug and CoveritLive. The company acquired Creativebug just last year. The service provides online video workshops for arts and crafts. Think of it like a Google Helpouts for stuff you’d see on Etsy. At the time of the acquisition, a Demand Media spokesperson told us, “They are …

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Here’s A Look At Demand Media’s Latest Google-Proofing Efforts [Updated]

Article Updated: See the end. As reported last month, Demand Media is now extending its content creation services to brands, publishers and agencies, essentially selling the content it has been using to get search traffic, monetizing it thorough brand partnership-based content marketing since taking a beating from Google’s algorithm. If you’re not familiar with Demand Media’s history with Google, the …

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Demand Media Sells Its Content Creation Services To Brands

Demand Media is extending its content creation services to brands, publishers and agencies. It’s also launching new content formats, like original photography, infographics and animated GIFs for clients. The company says it’s opening up access to its model for creating, publishing and “optimizing results of content marketing programs.” Experian is already on board, using Demand Media’s solution for formats on …

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Demand Media Earnings Continue To Suffer Google’s Wrath

Demand Media reported its financial results for Q4 and fiscal 2013 on Tuesday. The company continues to suffer at the hands of Google algorithm changes (it just so happens that this week marks the three-year anniversary of the Panda update). While things seemed to be going better for Demand Media after it navigated around its initial Panda obstacles, somewhere down …

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Demand Media Enters New Ad Partnership In Latin America

Demand Media announced that it has entered into a digital advertising partnership with Cisneros Interactive’s RedMas, which will see RedMas gain exclusive representation for branded digital ad solutions eHow en Español, in certain Latin American countries. Demand Media will provide RedMas’ sales force with training and assistance on offering its ad solutions – including custom content, brand sponsorships and rich …

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Demand Media Further Prepares For Rightside Domain Spin-Off

Demand Media announced that it has filed a Form 10 registration statement with the SEC in preparation for the spin-off of its domain services business, which it recently announced would be called Rightside. “The Form 10 filing marks another key milestone for the planned separation and spin-off in 2014, as we have steadily been making progress in establishing Rightside as …

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Variety Calls Demand Media ‘Epic Fail’

We’ve been following the Demand Media story with intrigue over the last few years, as it has proven to be the highest profile example of how a site can truly game Google, and make a business out of it, only to have that backfire at the hands of a Google algorithm update. On the content side of things (as opposed …

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Demand Media Revenue Down Thanks To Loss Of Search Referrals

Demand Media just announced its results for the third quarter. Revenue was down 2% year over year. Content and media revenue specifically was down 7%. Registrar revenue was up 11%, and mobile revenue doubled year over year. The company perhaps known as the poster child for the Google Panda update, has once again felt the negative effects of a loss …

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Demand Media Names Domain Services Business, CEO

Demand Media announced today that it has a new brand name for its soon-to-be spun off domain services business, and it has appointed a CEO to run it. The new brand will be Rightside, and the CEO will be current Demand Media EVP of Domain Services, Taryn Naidu. Wayne MacLaurin will serve as CTO and Rick Danis as General Counsel. …

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Demand Media Announces Significant Steps For Domain Business

Demand Media has a few pieces of domain-related news this morning. Its United TLD subsidiary is now officially an ICANN accredited gTLD registry, eNom and Name.com have signed the 2013 ICANN RAA, and the company has joined the Domain Name Association. Regarding the first two bits of news, a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “These are significant steps forward …

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Richard Rosenblatt Steps Down As CEO And Chairman of Demand Media

Demand Media just announced that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Richard Rosenblatt as CEO and chairman of the company. The resignation as CEO is effective as of October 31st, and resignation as chairman is effective immediately. The board has appointed Shawn Colo as interim President and CEO. James Quandt has been appointed Chairman, effective immediately. “I …

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Demand Media Gets New SVP Of Technology For United TLD

Demand Media announced on Wednesday that it has appointed recent hire Wayne MacLaurin to Senior Vice President of Technology for United TLD, a subsidiary of the company. The company says United TLD is investing in infrastructure to become a leader in the new gTLD space. With his new role, MacLaurin is responsible for managing the technology roadmap and day-to-day operation …

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Demand Media Launches eHow Crafts, Google’s Algorithmic Effects Remain To Be Seen

Demand Media has launched a new channel for its popular eHow site – eHow Crafts. “We’ve seen explosive consumer demand for craft-related content on eHow, which is why we’re bringing together and adding a wide variety of helpful content in a single destination on eHow,” a spokesperson for the company says. “It will include everything, from tips on making felt …

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Google Was Not Kind To Demand Media In Q2

Demand Media just posted its earnings report for its Q2 earnings, with revenue and revenue ex-TAC up 9% year-over-year. Revenue growth, the company says, was primarily driven by 15% Owned & Opearted revenue growth. Registrar revenue grew by 10% year-over-year. Owned & Operated page views increased 33% year-over-year to 4.4 billion, the company says. This was driven primarily by mobile …

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Society6 Not Being Integrated With Other Demand Media Properties (At Least For Now)

Demand Media announced this week that it has acquired artist marketplace Society6 for $94 million. Users worried about changes under new corporate management don’t have much to be concerned about from the sound of it. At least not in the immediate future. A Demand Media spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Society6 will operate as a standalone site, with the 3 original founders …

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Demand Media Acquires Artist Marketplace Society6 For $94 Million

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired Society6, an ecommerce marketplace for artists. “All an artist needs to do is upload their artwork or design and consumers can customize a wide range or products, from iPhones to T-shirts to home décor accessories,” a Demand Media spokesperson tells WebProNews, describing Society6’s functionality. The deal is worth about $94 million, with …

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Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs

Demand Media announced that later this year, it will launch Designs.com, as the new gTLDs become available. The site will feature a platform to create designs for sites utilizing the new domain extensions. “The goal is to have easy ways for folks who have registered a new gTLD to quickly find categorized templates and tools for building a website,” a …

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Demand Media Announces Domain Business HQ In Dublin

Demand Media announced today that it is opening its largest international office in Dublin, which will serve as the company’s international headquarters for its domain business. Last month, the company announced that it intends to split its content and domain businesses apart. Demand Media’s international presence currently includes offices in Toronto, Buenos Aires and London. The company says the Dublin …

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Demand Media: Etsy And Pinterest Will Feed Interest In Creativebug

As previously reported, Demand Media announced today that it has acquired arts and crafts e-learning site Creativebug as part of its push to expand into paid content offerings. During a recent earnings call, the company expressed such an initiative, leading us to believe that we’ll be seeing more of these kinds of acquisitions in the near future. “We plan to …

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Demand Media Expands Into Paid Content With Creativebug

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired CreativeBug, a provider of online video workshops for arts and crafts. The property should fit right into the company’s content network, which it plans to split away from its domain registrar business. “They are on the leading edge of two big growth opportunities: e-learning and crafts,” a spokesperson for Demand Media tells …

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Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released

Demand Media announced today that its board of directors has authorized a plan for the company to explore separating into two separate public companies – one for its media business and one for its domain business. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Both businesses have grown to become leaders in their respective markets, and we now want to provide additional operational and …

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Demand Media’s eNom Teams Up With Parallels On TLDs

Demand Media announced today that its domain registrar eNom’s Top Level Domain (TLD) program is included in the latest version of Parallels Plesk Panel and in Parallels Domain Name Network. “The Internet is undergoing an historic change, and our valuable relationship with eNom enables us to provide solutions and information to educate customers who want to be on the forefront …

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Demand Media Acquires Domain Registrar Name.com

Demand Media announced on Monday that it has acquired Name.com, a Denver-based domain registrar. The company says the acquisition is intended to expand its platform as it prepares for its release of new Top Level Domains this year. A spokesperson for Demand Media tells WebProNews that the company’s eNom registrar division has not had a significant retail presence, and that, …

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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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