Luke Beatty of Yahoo! – TWiST #185

Join our new mailing list and be the first to learn about upcoming guests: 0:00-1:00 Today on TWiST, we’re welcoming Luke Beatty of Yahoo! 1:00-3:00 Welcome everyone, we’re back after a hiatus and ready to go. 3:00-4:00 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show. Enter to win a 13″ MacBook Air by signing up for a free trial and sending us your receipt at 4:00-5:00 Welcome, Luke! Where are you today? 5:00-7:00 So you founded Associated Content (AC) in 2004. What was the basis of that start? 7:00-8:15 How was AC different from when you started? 8:15-10:00 What was the revenue sharing model when you started and how did it evolve? 12:00-14:00 What exactly do you think of the Panda update? Did it make search better? 14:45-16:30 Was there not a massive amount of gaming going on in the system? 16:30-18:30 How do you deal with lower quality content when you have an open system like you do? 18:30-19:15 If I can’t spell well, do I get kicked off of the platform? 19:15-21:30 How many editors do you have looking at this content coming in? 21:30-23:45 Who are the writers who work for you? And how much of it is driven by the economy and people needing jobs? 23:45-26:00 Thank you to Hiscox for sponsoring the show. Visit to learn more and get a free online quote. 26:00-30:15 How did the acquisition to Yahoo! occur? 30:15-31:30 The Yahoo! Contributor Network (YCN) was buying as much as the system you created as
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1 thought on “Luke Beatty of Yahoo! – TWiST #185

  1. Jason is such a liar. He didn’t care about his contributors at Mahalo. That’s why it failed. He could learn a few things about integrity from Luke Beatty.

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