tim222 - 6:00 pm on Aug 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
For a high risk business like this, I would say 2) is more like "get out while the going is good". It is high risk - ranking reliant on good SEO, however brilliant they are at it, is a high risk.
Agreed - I smell a cash-out. The pattern is pretty typical: dump a bunch of money into a site and then wait for deep pockets to come along and buy it.
From the article:
Yahoo acquired Demand Media rival Associated Content for $100 million this spring.
That leaves Google and Microsoft as prime candidates to buy Demand Media.