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BizReport : March 21, 2007 Archive

March 21, 2007 Archive

Advertising | March 21, 2007

Actions speak louder than clicks, new Google ad pricing model

Google is testing a new ad pricing model which will allow marketers to specify which consumer actions they wish to pay for, giving advertisers more control over their campaigns and creative. >>

Search Marketing | March 21, 2007

Local ads allowed on metro mapping site

Local advertisers looking for a new way to interact with users may have found it with a city mapping website. provides maps and walking directions for mass transiters, and now local advertisers can offer coupons and other ads to HopStop visitors. >>

Ecommerce | March 21, 2007

PayPal announces European account milestone

PayPal’s popularity continues to grow in Europe, where choice, convenience and perhaps most importantly, privacy, are important to online consumers and merchants alike. >>

Research | March 21, 2007

Study: Online video has high interaction rate

If marketers aren't already experimenting with online video ads, they should be. That is according to DoubleClick. According to their new study, Internet users are more likely to click the "Play" button on a video ad than they are to click-through on a display ad. >>

Search Marketing | March 21, 2007

Google continues search dominance

Whether it is simply name recognition or a feeling that their search results are better, Google continues it's dominance of search queries. According to the latest information from Nielsen//Netratings, Google accounted for more than 56% of February searches. >>

Viral Marketing | March 21, 2007

Chinese Messenger users barred from donating to charity

When Microsoft recently launched a charity donation program for Windows Messenger Live, participation was limited to U.S. users only, but it’s taken China by storm and now they want in. >>