Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by ch8878, May 31, 2010.
I just found out Ehow and Demand Studios merged !
Old news. Really old news. eHow was always owned by Demand Studios.,
Google: eHow uk scam
Demand Studios allowed writers to sign up on eHow site and get paid rather than through their application site.
There was a whole scandal where Demand Studios set up a mirror site (eHow UK). eHow UK was intended for UK writers but Demand Studios started posting their American articles on the eHow UK site (no payment was made when this was done).
Writers began to notice their profits dropping and the eHow.com site ranked lower than the eHow UK site in the search engine (meaning less traffic to the eHow main site, less profits for the writers).
There was this whole pissing argument. Writers accused Demand Studios of scamming and Demand Studios insisted it was their right to do what they did because it was written in the Terms of Service. Some writers started deleting their articles. I *think* DS had a way around this either by making it hard for writers to delete articles or taking the delete feature away.
However, Demand Studios backtracked and paid up a bit extra for this scam to the writers (about .50 or 1.00 to some a few got a bit more but nothing major). This only confirmed to the writers that Demand studios was scamming them.
Some writers started revising their articles to say how demand studios was scamming writers since the delete feature was taken away.
To make a very long story short, to shut up the writers, Demand Studios deactivated the sign up/log in feature on eHow and told writers to apply to Demand Studios if they wanted to keep writing for eHow.
Some writers where happy with this approach while others won't touch Demand Studios anymore.
Learn something every day !
Separate names with a comma.