Things coming in hot and heavy DSSers!!! Apparently Demand has chosen today to pull the plug. Quotes from a DSSer below. Don’t forget you can head to the forums to spill your guts, too.
Don’t worry. We’re not going anywhere. As we’ve said before, this site costs about $1 to run.
eHow finally gave the termination notice to all writers. The “renovation” project is done and no more writers are needed. Of course, they let Jordan Decker the weasel make the announcement. Nice of the higher-ups to fire veterans who had been with them the better part of a decade without the guts to face them. Classy move Eve and Richard.
Let’s see if Demand (or someone) can make a profit just earning from eHow ad clicks with no more labor put into the site. Should work, with a few people hanging around to fix dead links and add a few posts each week to meet Google’s “freshness” requirements.
I’m surprised the press did not pick up on the story about Demand gaming Google with false social shares, writer bios, etc.
If it’s not costing you money, please keep this site live. It’s an important research tool to document what went on at a spectacular Internet failure and how society rose up to thwart at least one evil industry (content mills). I think the smirking, arrogant asshats in Demand’s editorial department also need to have their names associated with the damage they did to countless professional writers.
“The only thing needed for evil to flourish is for good men to take down their websites.”