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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Google pulls phishing ads

A few unsavory ads made it through Google's defense when phishers posted their ads within searches for the Better Business Bureau. Those ads have since been removed from the system, but questions remain about the company's reach. >>

Monday, April 30, 2007

Click Quality Council releases click quality principles

The Click Quality Council has put forward eight principles it feels are key to producing quality clicks. >>

Monday, April 30, 2007

Get in front of local search results for a price

Advertisers wanting to get the most bang for their paid search buck might want to check out a new placement program from Local.com. The new placement platform guarantees ad placement above the placement of organic search results. >>

Friday, April 27, 2007

Ask.com to launch contextual ad platform

Move over simple search, Ask.com is getting ready to launch a new advertising platform for contextual ads. The platform is expected to launch in mid-May. >>

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Most SEM money spent with Google, Yahoo

Look for the two biggest dogs in the search engine marketing pound to get bigger over the next few years. According to a new report from eMarketer, the majority of SEM dollars are already going to Google and Yahoo and you can expect that to stay the same for the foreseeable future. >>

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

NearbyNow pulls local retailers into mobile search

With the addition of several more cities to it's national network, NearbyNow is enticing more local retailers to become a part of local search campaigns. There are now retailers in 27 cities across America participating in the national mall advertising network. >>

Monday, April 23, 2007

EPIC files FTC complaint against Google/DoubleClick merger

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the ramifications of a Google/DoubleClick buyout before the merger is complete. >>

Monday, April 23, 2007

Ad campaign targets concerned DoubleClick clients

Interactive agency 24/7 Real Media has launched an ad campaign to attract marketers who aren’t happy with Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick. >>

Friday, April 20, 2007

Pay-per-click fraud rises to 14.8 percent

Pay-per-click (PPC) fraud figures, from the Click Fraud Index, were released this week. A modest rise in click fraud rate has pushed the latest figure to the highest in any quarter since tracking began a year ago. >>

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Yahoo revenue falls in Q1

Revenue reports are in for Yahoo's Q1, but the results aren't quite what was expected. According to company reports, net income fell 11% in Q1 of 2007. >>

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Google AdWords launches new bid control feature

Google AdWords has a new feature. It’s called “preferred cost bidding” and it’s aimed at saving advertisers time and help manage their budgets. >>

Friday, April 13, 2007

British companies reaping benefits of SEO

A new report by market research firm e-Consultancy and Neutralize (*\*) has revealed that U.K. companies are reaping the benefits of paid search engine optimization. >>

Thursday, April 12, 2007

PPC a favorite for e-tailers

Online retailers are finding that pay-per-click (PPC)and SEO programs are the best way to maximize their return on investment for advertising. According to a new study, e-tailers are pushing more of their advertising budgets into PPC advertising. They are also hoping that organic search results will boost revenue. >>

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Google leads March search queries

Industries seeing a large burst of traffic should thank Google. Not only did Google lead the search-query pack in March, but the search engine is also the leading factor for visits to key industry websites. >>

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Search spend to increase 25% in 2007

New research indicates a large growth spurt for search engine marketing throughout 2007. More than 25% of companies with annual revenues over $50 million say they plan to increase their search spend by 25% or more this year. >>

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