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My Dahling Arianna & Other AOL Tales

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mInvestor
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Re: But Marvin...
mInvestor   8/27/2011 2:31:49 PM
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Tenacious, that's a good point. We do need more jobs, decent jobs, available here. Only this is pretty good.

Just not sure if this merger will help or it may do the opposite.

 

driven
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Re: What now?
driven   8/25/2011 8:02:13 AM
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I don't think monetizing the site is a problem for someone who just made $315 million selling the company.

Pay your writers Arianna!

Tenacious
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Re: What now?
Tenacious   8/25/2011 7:59:43 AM
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Clicking on display adds is a nice way to earn money for a picnic fund or company dinner. Although the ad revenue for a huge site like HuffPo may differ, by and large you aren't gonna pay the rent with the money you make from display adds. And who wants their reading interrupted by prodding to buy stupid Acai berries?

Tenacious
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not a fan
Tenacious   8/25/2011 7:55:25 AM
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I've never especially liked HuffPo because I find Arianna annoying. But what I find even more annoying is how often the HuffPo articles come up in the top of my search results. I try to skip them but sometimes I make a mistake and click...and I just hate giving her page views.

icebreaker1975
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Interesting stuff Mr Kitman
icebreaker1975   8/25/2011 12:24:33 AM
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Thanks for the info.

TelecomFreq
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Re: What now?
TelecomFreq   8/24/2011 9:14:17 AM
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it does seem as though HuffPost has the space and the layout to insert ads into their page, but i wonder if that would really be enough to support the site.

ProfR
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Re: What now?
ProfR   8/24/2011 7:57:34 AM
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How to make money with a content site? I think the way to do this is thru advertising. If you have a lot of clicks on the site, then they should monitize that.

tokyogai
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Re: What now?
tokyogai   8/24/2011 7:54:03 AM
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AOL has defied all attempts to make a profit, so why should this be different? I really don't see a play here either.

TelecomFreq
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Re: What now?
TelecomFreq   8/24/2011 12:36:55 AM
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It really is tough to see what the play is here. Huff Post does seem to generate a good deal of traffic and content on a broad rang of topics, I'm sure there is some way to leverage that into profit......maybe.

Phoenix
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Re: AOL
Phoenix   8/23/2011 8:29:17 PM
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I agree. AOL's strategy... well if there is one does not make much sense considering the fact that they would pay such a lot of money specially at a time when there is a near recession...or r we already there? The timewarner merger made a bit more sense at the time.

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