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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Behavioral Targeting Most Effective?

That is the belief of many Madison Avenue advertising executives. Compared with other forms of online targeting, behaviorally targeting ads is the best way to raise conversions, according to a new study. >>

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mobiles to Influence Local Search?

According to a panel of marketing executives, the number of Internet able mobile phones will lead to a boom in local search marketing sooner rather than later. At MediaPost’s Search Insider Summit Monday, the execs indicated that more people will begin using mobiles to perform searches for the nearest big-box store. >>

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Search Marketers to Follow Google Offline?

The line between traditional and online advertising is beginning to blur. With Google’s announcement last week that they would begin advertising in newspapers and radio, other search marketers could be keying in to a new trend. >>

Monday, November 13, 2006

Ad Network Launched by Marchex

Online marketers can now bid for the placement of ads directly on Marchex’s 200,000-plus websites, many of which are direct navigation sites. The Marchex Network of sites attracts more than 25 million unique visitors each month, according to a statement. >>

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Google Changes Landing Page Scoring

Online marketers need to bring their landing pages up to speed – quickly – or face paying more in advertising costs. Back in July, Google said they would begin factoring in landing page quality to their search ad bidding algorithm. Now they are expanding the change to contextually targeted ads. >>

Thursday, November 09, 2006

First Visual Search Engine Launched

Riya, who has assembled one of the largest visual computing research teams in the world, recently launched the first truly visual search engine. >>

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Yahoo! Tests Graphic Mobile Ads

Eager to build more online revenue, Yahoo! is set to begin delivering graphic advertising to mobile phones. It’s part of a test program to see how well the ads translate from the Internet to mobile space. >>

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Local Search Revenue To Reach $31 billion?

That is the forecast from The Kelsey Group, a research and analysis firm. In their annual forecast, analysts indicate that both global local search and online classified advertising revenue will grow to $31.1 billion in 2010. >>

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

“Agora” Launched by Microsoft

Microsoft’s new “Agora” e-commerce service makes uploading product information a snap. It allows online merchants to upload product inventories using the Microsoft Live Search index and also lists products in search results. >>

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New Projection Shows Video Ad Surge

Over the next four years, the video ad market is expected to boom according to research firm eMarketer, but the biggest boom is expected next year. is projecting an 89% increase in online video ad revenue in 2007. >>

Monday, November 06, 2006

AdBrite Opens Auction Model

Online advertising network AdBrite is introducing a new advertising auction model they say will let advertisers bid on a per-impression basis. Ads can be targeted by keyword, geographic location, demographic and more. >>

Monday, November 06, 2006

Google Advertising in Newspapers

In a different move, it looks like Google will begin advertising in newspapers. The search giant and about 50 newspapers are launching a test program that will place ads that Google cannot find room for online in newspapers. >>

Monday, November 06, 2006

“Lifecycle” Manages Conversions

Rather than focusing on driving a small amount of traffic to boost online revenue, a new ad managing system from SmartSearch is focusing on managing the lifecycle of a campaign by increasing conversions. >>

Friday, November 03, 2006

Online Marketing in Second Place

If you aren’t already marketing on the web you should be. According to a new whitepaper from Omniture, online marketing ranks second as the preferential advertising medium behind only in-person advertising efforts for B2B campaigns. >>

Thursday, November 02, 2006 Replacing MSN and Google

Search portal Lycos has asked to replace MSN and Google as the organic search and paid listings provider on the portal’s sites. MSN Windows Live had provided all of the natural results while Google provided the paid search results. >>

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