Did you hear about.com? The site was established in 1996-97. So today's Google search engine was not available that time. In those contemporary times, Internet users could find useful information on the site, Yahoo, etc. In this Google era, you may not have noticed the existence of about.com. Of course, this is not your fault at all. While the site's CEO Neil Vogel does not look at himself at About.com!
Today's about.com is not very popular as like it was before. The site has unique content, but not much visitors as expecting CEO of the site. Besides, he is not thinking about the news about keeping track of other businesses. And that's why it's time to say goodbye about.com. which was one of the popular website. In present about.com Alexa rank is 1103, traffic rank in USA 1365 and PA 91 and DA 89.
Neil Vogel, CEO of About.com, recently said in an interview that there is only one way to let the site go to down, and that is to close the site.
Neil Vogel said he is not much worried about the site. To keep up its popularity it's required to close the site. Just a few days later, the date of the May 2 will be closed about.com.May be by the contents of the site there will open few niche site, but about.com is permanently ended.