The end of b5media

February 17, 2010 — 18 Comments

Mass Firings At b5media: Entire Entertainment Network Shut

I’m not happy about it. I’ve settled my differences with the other founders (well, the actual founders, not the interloper), and although there is the odd person who has been fired today I’m happy about, mostly I find the news sad.

The thing is though: b5media is now terminally fucked.

It has to be.

Alexa rank:
Bizzia 12,949
Splendicity 16,648
Blisstree: 12, 949
Everyjoe: 13,282

vs: Inquisitr: 7511
Oh, and I did it on the smell of an oily rag vs $8m.

Yeah yeah, Alexa isn’t accurate. But if there’s one thing former b5media CEO Jeremy Wright and I’ll both agree on, it’s that a high trafficked site will have a sub 10k Alexa rank. None of b5media’s sites do.

And now, zero entertainment blogs. Problogger and Digital Photography School don’t count even if listed on the b5 front page; they are Darren Rowse’s blogs and I’d be highly surprised if they are owned by b5media today.

I’m sure there’s a saying here about orgies in brothels and the ability to organize them…it will come to me 🙂