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…

eHow Launches Tech Channel, Continues Down The “Expert” Path

Demand Media has launched a new eHow Tech channel for tips and advice for consumers from “experts” on technology topics. The company refers to it as a “Tech 101” destination, where consumers can get info for “troubleshooting most tech conundrums.”…

Demand Media: eHow Hasn’t Been Affected By Panda Since July

I think it’s safe to say that Demand Media has survived the Panda update. The company put out its Q4/full-year 2011 earnings report today, including a 5% quarterly increase in revenue for its content/media business and a 15% year-over-year increase.…

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…

Demand Media Q3 Earnings Released

Demand Media released its earnings report for the third quarter. That includes a revenue increase of 25% (ex-TAC up 26% year-over-year) to $81.5 million for the quarter, compared to $65.4 million a year ago. “We reported another strong quarter as…

eHow Suffers Temporary Traffic Glitch

Demand Media announced that eHow’s traffic experienced a decline, but that the company believes this “is temporary and was the result of an internal technical issue.” “The technical issue has recently been remediated,” the company said, indicating this was not…

Demand Media Giving Top Writers Assignment Priority

Demand Media is no stranger to controversy, and while the company has clearly taken a much firmer stance on content quality this year, it’s leaving some writers lacking a significant source of income. Editor’s note: This article has been updated…

Demand Media Writers Offer Different Viewpoints of Assignment Reduction

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

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, 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…