About.com Will Rise Again, This Time With Sponsors

Recently we noted that 2013 has been a lackluster year for the once-promising, high-volume, low-cost, search-engine-centric publishing model known as the content farm. In the wake of a cratering stock price and the resignation of its co-founder, the onetime king of the genre, Demand Media, is busy setting a new direction for the company’s future. In the meantime, plenty of Demand’s former competitors are likewise scrambling to reinvent themselves. What’s next in the evolution of the great American content farm?

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