Matt Haughey On the Future of MetaFilter

On the heels of the recent cutbacks, Matt Haughey gives some background to what happened with ad revenue at Metafilter.

I can understand Google’s desire to not associate itself with spammers and scummy SEO, but Metafilter and particularly Ask Metafilter are high-quality, moderated sites. Nothing could be further from spam than they are.

[Update 5/22/2014] David Auerbach at Slate does some comparison with search results from Google and Bing that show many of the links to Ask Metafilter are significantly deranked compared to Bing.

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