Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google (searchengineland.com)

Paul Fernhout writes: MetaFIlter recently announce layoffs due to a decline in ad revenue that started with a mysterious 40% drop in traffic from Google on November 17, 2012, and which never recovered. Danny Sullivan at SearchEngineLand explores in detail how MetaFilter "serves as a poster child of problems with Google’s penalty process, despite all the advances Google has made over the years." Caitlin Dewey at the Washington Post puts it more bluntly: "That may be the most striking, prescient takeaway from the whole MetaFilter episode: the extent to which the modern Web does not incentivize quality."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google

Comments Filter:

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. -- Josh Billings