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Domain rebranding : Demand Media transitioning portfolio to Leaf Group Ltd.

In November, Demand Media transformed itself into a new entity, Leaf Group Ltd. The rebranded company began trading its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange, under the new ticker symbol “LFGR.” Sean Moriarty, CEO of Leaf Group, stated: “Our company has evolved significantly over the past two years and Leaf Group is a […]

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Demand Media sold Cracked.com for $39 million dollars

Online content media company, Demand Media, has reportedly sold the web site Cracked.com to  E.W. Scripps Co., a print and online publisher. The all-cash sale of Cracked.com, a web site providing odd, trivia and other entertaining content, was for $39 million dollars. Shares of Demand Media (DMD) closed up 11.83% on Wednesday. Cracked had revenue […]

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Anonymous Analytics: Demand Media stock is undervalued and a ‘buy’

Anonymous Analytics, a financial resource faction of Anonymous is apparently giving the “thumbs up” sign for Demand Media stock. According to their website: “Anonymous Analytics, a faction of Anonymous, has moved the issue of transparency from the political level to the corporate level. To this end, we use our unique skills to expose fraud and […]

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Tossing the domainer salad: Name.com gets sexual harassment training seriously

A new YouTube video by Name.com attempts to sprinkle humor onto the serious subject of sexual harassment at work. Thousands of employees go through such compulsory training with every new merger, acquisition or change in corporate leadership in America. Apparently, the recent acquisition of Name.com by Demand Media required that some company policies get defined. […]

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Name.com faces dramatic change of corporate culture

Name.com – the registrar sweetheart among domainers – was acquired by domain industry giant Demand Media, and now the “fun” begins. Gone are the parties, beer Fridays and other such silly perks that formulated the formerly independent registar’s corporate culture. “So folks, what’s happening. We are here to help you understand how to be productive,” […]

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Google defends its Panda-emonium farm-killer with Big Brother style

High quality domains? Check. Unique content? Check. White hat SEO practices? Check. And yet, with Panda 2.0 a lot of legitimate web sites got the shaft from Google which decided to penalize them. There’s been a lot of speculation over Google’s motives; in the meantime, so-called “content farm” Demand Media saw its stock plummet to […]

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Woe is me! Demand Media stock now lower than IPO

It’s a sad day for content farm giant, Demand Media: its stock has reached the lowest point yet, lower than its IPO price. The primary reason: confirmation by Experian Hitwise that eHow and other Demand Media web sites lost more than 40% of their Google-originating traffic since the beginning of the year – all thanks […]

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Demand Media stock takes a kamikaze dive

Today Demand Media stock took a “kamikaze dive” of more than 10% – bringing the “mass developed content” company’s stock down to $17.33 a share. That’s a dangerous drop in stock value for the company that had an IPO just three months ago. Meanwhile, Demand Media announced that the Google Panda 2.0 global release had […]

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Google stock dives – Demand Media loses more steam

Google announced lower than expected financial results late last evening. The end result: a whopping 8.25% loss – or about $50 bucks chipped off its stock by closing today at the NYSE. Google might be growing but so are its operating expenses; all $2 billion dollars of it. Bad timing with the Panda 2.0 release […]

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Demand Media stock plummets – Google Panda 2.0 to blame?

Demand Media, owners of mass-produced content farm eHow has lost a sizable chunk of its traffic due to the new Google Panda 2.0 release of April 11th. Despite escaping the wrath of Google during the initial Google Panda 1.0 release, eHow is now essentially slaughtered by the new Google ranking algorithm. The Demand Media stock […]

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Forbes hammers down on Demand Media and its content

In an article titled “Is Demand Media Doing Enough to Prevent Plagiarism?” today’s edition of Forbes examines the ability of the new corporate giant to churn out unique content and safe-guard it from plagiarism. For a company that’s now worth $1.5 billion dollars due to its recent IPO, the measures in place are not satisfactory, […]

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