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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Search drives users to travel websites

With summer in full swing, more users are logging to the Internet to research destinations. Research from Compete indicates that search engines are pushing more users toward travel aggregators. Which terms are leading users to these sites? >>

Friday, July 20, 2007

comScore: MSN searches increase 36%

Google may still be the dominant player in search, but a surprising showing from MSN is causing quite a stir this month. According to the most recent reports from comScore, MSN grew their search queries more than 36% between May and June. >>

Friday, July 20, 2007

Homepages are most important to US marketers

Forget about RSS feeds. Forget about online video, blogs or social networking. US advertisers believe their own websites are their most effective online marketing tool, followed by email and search. >>

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Armies of bots raise click fraud rates

Traffic from botnets doubled from Q1 to Q2 of this year, according to a new data from Click Forensics’ Click Fraud Network. At the same time click fraud has risen. Coincidence? >>

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Google to launch 'AdSense for Games'

In May, 2006, Microsoft bought Massive, an in-game advertising company. At the beginning of 2007, Google bought AdScape, an in-game advertising company. See the pattern? >>

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Google continues to dominate paid search

Despite predictions in 2006 that paid search would continue to thrive, new research indicates search spending has been flat so far this year. SearchIgnite and RBC Capital Markets collaborated on a recent report which indicates Google is actually getting more revenue per search that other engines. >>

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Major search engine collaboration benefits advertisers

The last time two major search engines worked together to help advertisers manage their online campaigns was back in 2002. Today’s announcement resets the clock as Microsoft Office Live and Ask.com join forces. >>

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

AdWords advertisers given access to 225 offline newspapers

After a successful limited test, Google is throwing open the Print Ads gate to a new universe of publishers for its AdWords advertisers. >>

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bloggers are important to product launches

A recent study from Nielsen BuzzMetrics reveals that bloggers may be more influential than originally thought - to both consumers and to advertisers. The report indicates that ad dollars spent online are directly influenced by the blogger buzz surrounding different products. >>

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Microsoft adCenter upgrades negative keywords feature

Microsoft has recently upgraded adCenter to allow marketers to work with negative keywords at a campaign level. >>

Sunday, July 15, 2007

New type of banner ad launched

A banner ad for online impulse buyers is the latest offering from London-based interactive communications agency, Fhlame. Will consumers embrace this new shopping-channel or will security fears get in the way? >>

Monday, July 09, 2007

Google AdWords adds share-of-voice metric

Google has added another metric which will give pay-per-click advertisers more insight in to how their campaigns are performing. >>

Friday, July 06, 2007

Online searchers spend more in-store

Users who search for information on electronics purchases online spend more in brick-and-mortar stores according to a recent study from Yahoo and ChannelForce. The study revealed that consumers who used a search engine for research spent 10% more than consumers who did not. >>

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Digital, mobile will drive advertising past $2 trillion

Over the next five years, the advertising world is going to change. According to PricewaterhouseCooper's (PwC) Global Entertainment and Outlook report just about half of the ad industry's growth will be through digital and mobile platforms. >>

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Contextual video ad network launched

Broadband Enterprises has signed up a number of clients to its new contextual video ad network. >>

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