BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Burke, Harvey & Frankowski, LLC announces the commencement of an investigation into Demand Media, Inc. ("DMD" or the "Company") to determine whether it has violated securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders in light of the disclosures made about Google's changes to its search engine methodologies that have dramatically reduced the number of references to the Company's websites. The Company relies heavily on Google for references to the Company's websites. These references are a substantial source of revenue for DMD.
Before January 26, 2011, Google announced that it had already begun to implement, and would continue to implement, changes to its search engine methodology that would reduce the number of references to "content farm" websites like those operated by DMD. The Company generates revenue when a user clicks on one of its highly ranked bits of media from an internet search engine, most often Google, which serves as the Company's largest source of references.
As Google has altered its search engine methodologies, visits to the Company's websites have declined, as have DMD's revenues. We are investigating whether the Company properly disclosed business risks and other potential problems in the registration statements and prospectus it issued in connection with the Company's January 26, 2011 Initial Public Offering of DMD common stock.
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