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Media slims down: Publishers are building audiences in discrete verticals

March 28, 2017
BY Max Willens - Digiday

About.com almost made it to 20.

The decidedly internet 1.0 portal is in the midst of deconstructing itself, transforming from a search-driven one-stop shop into a mall of carefully run boutiques, part of a long-term shift away from the pursuit of scale at any cost.

Granted, media companies are still chasing scale, About included. But instead of one-size-fits-all sites, they’re increasingly launching single-subject verticals focused on advertiser-friendly topics like health, technology and food.

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