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Unprecedented Holiday Traffic On MSN

Shoppers rang in the traditional start of the holiday gift-buying season with unprecedented traffic on MSN Shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Don’t Get Scrooged This Holiday Season

If you despise cold weather, crowded shopping malls and parking lots, or if you simply want to shop in your underwear, doing your holiday shopping online will be your savior. That is, if you know how to shop online without being scrooged.

Google To Check Out On Cyber Monday

Now that we’re over last year’s holiday marketing trickeryCyber Monday my big toe!it’s time to accept what the marketing gods have lain before us, and make the most of it. Google is leading the charge this year, aggressively pushing its new Google Checkout product with Cyber Monday special promotions.

Holiday Search: A Recipe For Couch-Potatoes

Art imitates life, and vice versa, they say. But in the 21st Century, search behavior may be a better mirror. In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving – the face-stuffinest holiday – and to Black Friday – the shoppinest one – searches are what you might expect: all pumpkin pie and Playstations.

Google’s Landing Page Rating Still A Mystery

Earlier this month, Google revealed a planned series of changes to the way that AdWords evaluates landing page quality. In the first of a two-part series, the Inside AdWords team attempts to address the bevy of questions that have accompanied the announcement.

Google Checkout Free For Holiday Season

I just got an email from Google stating that Google Checkout transactions will be free until the end of the year:

Vista Vouchers to Entice Holiday PC Buyers

Microsoft recently announced an Express Upgrade Voucher that will allow consumers who buy Windows XP PCs a less costly upgrade to Windows Vista when it’s released at the end of January.

Yahoo! Cures Holiday Headaches

Yahoo! Tech has tried to make it as painless as possible for holiday shoppers to find gadgets with the launch of it’s holiday gift center.

Ho Ho Dough! $24.3B For Holiday Season

Broadband connections will help online retailers see $24.3 billion in sales for the 2006 holiday shopping period, a 22.1 percent rise over 2005.

Microsoft Offers Holiday Gifts

The company’s delayed release of the Vista operating system and the Office 2007 productivity suite likely lost OEM PC makers some considerable holiday sales, so Microsoft is trying to salvage the season for them by offering discounted upgrades for their two forthcoming products.

Digitial Lifestyle, Movie Reviews Style

Yesterday Dave Winer, Patrick, and I were at the Metreon and said “let’s go see a movie.”

Holiday Music Downloads Set Records

The week between Christmas and New Years Day saw 20 million songs downloaded, more than doubling the record set the week before Christmas, according Nielsen SoundScan and E-Commerce Times.

Online Holiday Shopping Doesnt Disappoint

The numbers are in from a variety of metrics firms and it would appear that it was indeed a happy holiday season for online retailers. Online spending increased by 25% over last year as shoppers used their fingers rather than their elbows to secure clothing, electronics, and even a $94,000 pair of diamond earrings.

Preparing Your Site for the Holiday Rush

Well, the predictions are in and according to Investor’s Business Daily, Forrester Research, Inc. states that despite concerns over consumer confidence and the impact of gas prices, U.S. consumers will spend $18 billion online during this holiday season [2005].

Holiday Search Marketing – This Year There is Still Time

This is a unique year for search engine marketers. In previous years, it could take anywhere from one to three months to see results from a website optimization.

Forecasts of $26 Billion in 2005 Holiday Sales

JupiterResearch released their projections for the coming holiday season and they look promising. The report, “Holiday 2005 Forecast: Addressing The Impact of Macro-Economic Factors on Holiday Online Retail Sales,” examines not only promised higher percentages of sales but also some problems for the coming holiday season.

MSN Keywords: Holiday Pilot

Ads delivered as part of MSN’s new contextual advertising offering should start hitting MSN search engine result pages in October.

Its August, Get Ready For Holiday Shopping

End-of-year sales success means online retailers need to start focusing on holiday initiatives.

Holiday/vacation time but what about your online business?

For many of us, it is time to start thinking about packing our suitcases and jetting off on our summer holidays/vacation.

US Airways Blamed For Holiday Disruptions

A U.S. government inspector has placed the blame for holiday flight disruptions on US Airways.

Online Holiday Spending Up BIG

The latest holiday eSpending report indicates that online shoppers in the U.S. spent $23.2 billion during the 2004 holiday season, excluding travel. This is 25 percent above 2003 spending.