Is there something we are missing? Why is the Maven company tanking?
They acquired Hubpages and then partnered with po.et...
Their website has remained the same over the past month...
Very few changes or new postings...
What are they doing and how are they making money?
Where is the innovation and the synergy?
So far, they have not impressed me and I hope it changes ASAP...
Penny stocks are highly volatile and very risky. Otherwise, I suggest reading the company's financial statements to find out more about its performance.
OTC / Pennystocks like MVEN are notorious for selling off after a run up. A lot of times the companies dilute the shareholder's holdings by issuing and selling additional stock, driving down the price.
I wouldn't worry about it so much. How old is MVEN? A year or so? This company is just getting started. If the founders and management have the right vision, then over time, perhaps many years, it will do well.
I am also not crazy about theMaven.com site setup. Looks too much like the type of content farm that Google frowns upon, but I'm sure they know that.
Actually I think Maven has been around for a long time. Look at MVEN lifetime stock graph.
TheMaven Inc. took over a penny stock trading on the Over the Counter market (OTC) that was called Integrated Surgical Systems, Inc. in late 2016 / early 2017 in a reverse merger of some kind. I remember reading in their earnings release last quarter that they haven't been in business long and had grown a lot since inception. Two good things are that so far the stock float (# of shares available) is quite low for a pennystock (but that could change if they issue more shares) and they appear to be in good standings with otcmarkets.com (meaning they are doing their filings on time and keeping to the standards needed to stay in good standing).
More info about MVEN at: https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/MVEN/profile
Yes, I agree about a selloff. Time will tell if it's a good buy. I'm more concerned about people on HP who recommend buying the stock without doing their homework.
Little off topic, but what actually IS Maven? I've been to the sight themaven.net and can't make any sense out of this page. Is it a blog? a newsfeed?, somewhere for the owners to post how awesome they are? If I wanted to read something on the internet that would be the last site I'd go to. I just can't tell what it is.
It's a collection of content sites (a.k.a. content farm) just like we are.
Hubpages is no longer a content farm. That was the point of the vertical sites.
I get that but the vertical sites are not doing any better than what the old HubPages... as far as I can tell. This business of accommodating to the whims of google is a loosing proposition, IMHO.
They did make an investor update yesterday.
Here's the thing, if they really want investors to feel positive about Maven as a content platform, then the content needs to be top notch. Not updating the content looks sketchy for sure.
Jeremy, if you go to some of their subs (I just checked on Politics/Causes for example), and you sort the stories by "newest" the content is all from several weeks ago, reaching into last summer. I feel like HubPages does a good job of keeping their niche sites current. Even if some of the "featured" content is old(ish), it's still being updated often and they're always working to bring new content over.
Maven stock (MVEN) is a micro-cap stock with only 38.5 million in market capitalization. I couldn't find any earnings reported on my TDAmeritrade account information on the stock. These small stocks typically don't perform well. Maybe the acquisition with Hubpages will help. I am not a buyer of this stock.
MVEN did have a quarterly report a few months ago, with another one expected soon. It appears their revenue is growing rapidly, but they are not making a profit at this point. HubPages may help their bottom line, if HubPages is profitable.
Maven Reports Rapid Growth in Monthly Organic Users and Reports Q3 Results
November 17, 2017
Maven today announced that its monthly traffic is climbing at an accelerated rate – from 900,000 unique users in September to 3.6 million in October, with the trend line continuing in November.
Yahoo Finance has financial statements.
This is from 2016...
And it does not show promise...
What about this past year and past quarter since buying HubPages...?
Such a traffic trend can't be real. Or its just AI driven.
I for many were disappointed when HubPages was sold to them
HubPages management has indicated that the vertical sites have performed quite well. The Hubs I have on them consistently get views to a greater to lesser extent, but views nonetheless.
The only data I have is my 500 hubs and about 5 percent have been moved to verticle sites.
My stats does not show any improvement of the ones moved vs. the ones staying on hubpages in terms of view counts.
In addition, my google page rank is higher for many of my articles on Hubpages vs. the verticle sites.
by Jack Lee 3 years ago
This was after it dropped below $1.00 last week. What is going on?Is Maven in financial trouble? Or being manipulated?
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
The announcements from HubPages have contained a bit too much corporate-speak to be completely clear, so I'm starting a thread where we can share what we know in as plain-speaking a format as possible. Here is what we definitely know so far:1. Maven has bought HubPages. That...
by Cholee Clay 4 years ago
Has anyone seen this article yet? https://www.themaven.net/the-maven/pres … xbcE6ysi7gI know it's only five days old, but I would have expected an e-mail or blog from HP. It sounds to me like HP is not staying HP, but is acquiring the Maven branding and design? Am I reading and understanding...
by Paul Edmondson 4 years ago
We are all excited about joining Maven and we have been working on plans. We like to be cautious about announcing items because we are still taking inventory of both our team’s capabilities and figuring out the best application of our resources. Our goal is to grow traffic and revenue to help...
by Kyler J Falk 8 months ago
I've been watching a site, dateway.net to be specific, steal articles from HubPages authors consistently for the last month. HubPages leaves it to us to solve DMCA complaints, but do they ever interfere on EVERYONE'S behalf? I mean, we are all in support of the same community, our community, right?...
by Jack Lee 2 years ago
Maven, the parent company that owns HubPages, has bought Sports Illustrated publishing rights.
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