Comments on: Online ad-sales datapoint of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/online-ad-sales-datapoint-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Not a Denton Fan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/online-ad-sales-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-1767 Wed, 20 May 2009 23:36:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/online-ad-sales-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-1767 On the content side, Denton was definitely using the recession as an excuse to cut people. He started taking on new writers less than three months after firing the popular Sheila McClear and has “hired” frequently since then (if you can call it that). For evidence, see http://gawker.com/stats-month/ and check out the number of people that went from 0 page-views to tens of thousands.

Quality has suffered. While the weekday posts still hold up, weekends have become unreadable.

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By: Ryan Holiday http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/online-ad-sales-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-1763 Wed, 20 May 2009 21:13:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/online-ad-sales-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-1763 Or maybe he was just clearing the deadweight so his ad sales team was didn’t have waste too much of their time squeezing pennies out of record labels for Idolator or whoever advertises on Wonkette. The rest of the sites are in areas that aren’t as hit by the recession – tech & cell still need to be on Gizmodo and Gawker for anyone after metropolitan adults.

Maybe he does believe in his ad sales team and that’s why he dropped the time-sucks.

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