Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton says the Yahoo syndication deal signed in November is lapsing. Why? Not enough traffic, a mismatch in audiences, and maybe, just maybe, Gawker site Valleywag's constant harping on Yahoo exec Lloyd Braun.
Coincidentally, Denton says the bottom-of-post Google AdSense text links, which the company has been testing on Gizmodo, are performing well enough to integrate further across the network.
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Pamela Parker is a former managing editor of ClickZ News, Features, and Experts. She's been covering interactive advertising and marketing since the boom days of 1999, chronicling the dot-com crash and the subsequent rise of the medium. Before working at ClickZ, Parker was associate editor at @NY, a pioneering Web site and e-mail newsletter covering New York new media start-ups. Parker received a master's degree in journalism, with a concentration in new media, from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
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