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Yahoo Buying Associated Content

  1. N. Ramius profile image70
    N. Ramiusposted 7 years ago

    I just came across this news article:

    http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/18/technol … /index.htm

    Thought I'd share since some of you write for AC.

    1. lender3212000 profile image74
      lender3212000posted 7 years ago

      Hopefully they will make it a worthwhile platform once again. I think there are a lot of good writers who would contribute if they could make more than eleven cents per article.

    2. fastfreta profile image79
      fastfretaposted 7 years ago

      I agree lender 3212000, I know I would.

    3. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

      I'm still a member there but haven't published anything there for a while.  Sorta like Helium in my view with some of the same type bullies running the forums.  Mostly women who jump at any criticism of AC at all.

      Perhaps Yahoo will clean the place up a little and change the crummy pay scale.  Who knows, but it would have to go a ways for me to prefer AC over HP.

    4. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago

      $100 million?

      That would mean that HubPages is worth a billion dollars.

    5. Anesidora profile image64
      Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

      I posted one thing once at AC. Then I found HP!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I removed all but the exclusive rights articles from there about a year ago.  They have the bitchiest women on the forums of any content site I know of.  And that is saying a lot since I once wrote for Helium.

        I have just finished reading the forums on AC.  The contributors there are shocked and no staff member will address their concerns.  The final sentence in the statement made by Yahoo states they will close the site soon.  Perhaps to reorganize but still it scares the writers there.

        Get ready for an influx of new writers here!

    6. GarfieldGates profile image85
      GarfieldGatesposted 7 years ago

      I don't think much will change with pay scale.  If anything, this was a reactionary move to AOL's current activity with Seed and Demand Media's activities as well.

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There had been some changes just a couple of weeks ago.

        Maybe not to the pay scale, but I was too busy focusing on the fact that I'd no longer get any payments from them.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What changes took effect a few weeks ago?  They just sent me a payment for my few remaining articles on the site several days ago.

          What reason did they give for not paying you anymore?

          1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this


            I am in the same boat as Darkside being Australian, since about 3 months back, AC changed their payment system and now only US citizens get payments from AC these days.

    7. Pandoras Box profile image69
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

      Yeah really.

      Actually, my biggest problem with AC back then was they wouldn't accept my political rants. That effectively ended our relationship. Don't think I ever went in their forums.

    8. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 7 years ago

      I'm not surprised teh writers are scared, Yahoo has a pretty stady track record of buying companies, running them in to teh grounds, and then dispanding them.

    9. Csjun89 profile image68
      Csjun89posted 7 years ago

      Wow this is interesting, I wonder how much hubpages is worth now