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I've added a merge template to CBS News Marketwatch. This article and that article seem to have nearly identical content. Theshibboleth 23:36, 15 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Primarily an advertising site?[edit]

Ostensibly a Financial site, most of the content is embedded in a sea of advertising. Front page 'teasers' with links which appear to take you to the 'whole story' in fact lead to more pages of teasers for other stories, and more adverts, before the real story is reached another link deep, again surrounded by advertising.

Many of the stories at the bottom of pages are targeted at the 'lowest common denominator' audience ('10 things you must know about', etc.) in the same way as many down-market online publications.

The articles themselves have very little original analysis and mostly consist of quotes from other publications or stock market figures with links to Dow Jones, Financial Times, etc. - presumably hoping to get back-links to the site. It also has a partisan, right-wing bias, I think. It serves as an echo to a lot of unfounded rumors that6 other News Corp organs push.

There is obviously a huge market for this sort of content-light advertising business, and it's not surprising to find financial content as a form of click-bait to feed it.

That is an interesting perspective. The website seems to push products that are borderline nefarious, including (in 2016) for profit education companies like ITT educational services inc, (in 2017) Kiyosaki's real estate get rich quick high priced seminars and (in 2018) agencies promoting buying / hoarding gold as an "investment". There is something fishy about it, but I am unable to put my finger on what it is, as it is mixed with a lot of facts.Notthebestusername (talk) 06:44, 23 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Left of Center[edit]

Is that "left of center" comment really needed in the intro? This seems quite irrelevant in the business world. The comment seems out of place with this article. --Westwind273 (talk) 17:10, 28 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]