All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MSN’

Microsoft Launches Resource For Nonprofits

Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of NGO Connection, an online resource for nonprofit groups.

The online resource is aimed at helping nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) efficiently reach their goals by using technology. It will also provide a way for NGOs to network and coordinate resources.

Microsoft hopes NGO Connection will be an effective way to find technology resources, knowledge sharing, community building and real-life examples for nonprofit organizations.

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Hearst And MSN To Launch Food Site

Hearst Magazines and MSN are partnering to launch a new food Web site called

The two companies say Delish will launch in the fall of 2008 and will be its own brand controlled by Hearst Magazines Digital Media and distributed on MSN.

Under the terms of the deal Hearst will be responsible for the design, development and editorial content of the site. MSN will handle the advertising and the distribution of the site’s content via the MSN network.

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Microsoft Calls EU Fine “Excessive”

Microsoft has informed a European Union court that an antitrust fine of $1.4 billion against it is excessive and disproportionate.

In February the European Commission said that Microsoft used high prices to reduce competition and did not follow through on sanctions imposed against it as part of the case. Microsoft is appealing the fine it received in February.

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Orbitz Partners With MSN On Travel Services

Orbitz Worldwide has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to be the online travel agency for’s travel portal in the U.S. and the UK. replaces the Microsoft founded Expedia in the U.S. and affiliate will serve the MSN UK site.

Orbitz says the deal could attract 3.5 million visitors per month to Orbitz through MSN Travel. Orbitz did not offer data on how many visitors it could bring to its ebookers site.

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NBC Online Olympic Coverage Limited

NBC will provide over 2,200 live hours of the Beijing Olympic Games for online viewing, along with live blogging, daily recaps, and 3,000 hours of highlights on demand.

NBC paid $3.5 billion to the International Olympics Committee to broadcast five Olympic Games through 2008. The event will only be available exclusively on, with no other Web sites allowed to feature video from the Games online.

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Microsoft Announces Plan To Acquire MobiComp

A little less than one week ago, Steve Ballmer ruled out a making-up-for-Yahoo acquisition spree.  This afternoon, his word remains technically good, since MobiComp is just one company and has little to do with traditional search and advertising.

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Yahoo Rejected Microsoft Over Exclusivity Request

Even though Microsoft offered Yahoo a $9 billion deal to gain control of its search business, Yahoo would have been stuck with Microsoft as a search partner for ten years.

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Microsoft Says Yahoo Deal Was About Search

Microsoft executives said the company does not plan to make a slew of Internet acquisitions since it ended its bid for Yahoo.

There has been speculation that Microsoft would possibly buy Facebook, which it has a small stake in or Time Warner’s AOL along with a number of other companies.

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Google Top Video Property For April

U.S. Internet users watched 11 billion online videos during the month of April, with YouTube accounting for 4 billion videos according to comScore Video Metrix.

Google sites again ranked as the top video property with more than 4.1 billion videos viewed (38 percent share of all videos) as YouTube accounted for 98 percent of all videos watched at the property.

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Yahoo, Microsoft Deal Dead

Yahoo said today that negotiations with Microsoft on a partnership or other type of deal have ended without any agreement.

Yahoo said in a statement,"Microsoft representatives stated unequivocally that Microsoft is not interested in pursuing an acquisition of all of Yahoo!, even at the price range it had previously suggested."

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Microsoft, Kaiser Partner On Online Health Data

Microsoft and Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. health maintenance organization are partnering on a patient information exchange pilot program to allow patients to have more control over their health records.

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Microsoft Looks To Improve Windows Mobile Music

Microsoft plans to concentrate on improving music in its next version of  Windows Mobile software for mobile phones.

The company’s mobile communications division provides operating systems for mobile devices based on the Windows Mobile platform. Microsoft’s partners include Samsung Electronics, Motorola, High Tech Computer and Asustek Computer.

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Microsoft Vaguely Aware It Kinda Sucks Sometimes

Eeyore, the donkey always missing its tail, always liked to thank people for noticing him. Seems like, when it comes to search, Microsoft has the same problem. SearchEngineLand’s Danny Sullivan interviewed Microsoft’s Kevin Johnson, president of the Platform and Services division, during today’s keynote session at SMX Advanced in Seattle, and all roads led back to Google.

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Windows Mobile On Track For 50% Growth

Microsoft said today that it estimates its Windows Mobile software to grow at least 50 percent annually through fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

"Fifty percent growth is the minimum," said Eddie Wu, Microsoft’s managing director for embedded devices in Asia, in an interview with Reuters.

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Google Kills Rivals In Search For April

Google increased its U.S. dominance in search in April, extending its lead over rivals Yahoo and Microsoft, according to comScore.

Google’s search properties grabbed a record-high 61.6 percent of the U.S. market in April, up from 59.8 percent in March.

Out of the top five search engines, Google was the only company, that saw an increase in the number of searches in April. Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL and Ask all had a decrease of 5 percent or more.

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Microsoft: Our Online Branding Needs Work

Ahead of Microsoft’s advance08 Advertising Leadership Forum, Microsoft’s Kevin Johnson acknowledged to company employees, among other things, that Microsoft’s online branding could be a lot better.

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Google Inching Toward 70%

Whatever happens in Google’s peripheral industry dabbling, the search giant lives up to its core reputation by grabbing 67.9 percent of US searches in April, a 4 percent increase year-over-year, according to Hitwise.

The usual rivals are present in the top four with a noticeable decline for third-place breath-holder MSN. Microsoft’s confusingly branded search engine dropped from 6.65 percent in March to 6.26 percent in April, down from 7.77 percent a year ago, and down significantly from search share once hovering around 12 percent.

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Google Sites Top U.S. Video Property

U.S. Internet users watched 11.5 billion online videos in March 2008, a 13 percent increase over February and a 64 percent boost over March of 2007 according to comScore Video Metrix.

Google was again the top U.S. video property with more than 4.3 billion videos viewed (38% share of all videos) gaining 2.6 shares over the previous month. YouTube made up 98 percent of all videos viewed at Google Sites.

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Microsoft Appealing Record Fine From The EU

Microsoft said it is appealing a record $1.39 billion (899 million euro) fine from the European Commission for using high prices to reduce software competition.

"Microsoft today filed to the (EU) Court of First Instance an application to annul the European Commission decision of February 27,"the company said in statement. "We are filing this appeal in a constructive effort to seek clarity from the court."

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Microsoft Leaves Door Open For Yahoo Deal

Microsoft claims it is through with its acquisition plans of Yahoo according to Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie.

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Microsoft Considers Facebook Acquisition

Microsoft is attempting to see if Facebook has any interest in being purchased by the software company after it abandoned its bid to buy Yahoo.

According to the WSJ Microsoft’s bankers put out subtle signals to Facebook, to see if it would be interested in being acquired.

Last October, Microsoft bought a $240 million stake in Facebook, which valued the social networking site at $15 billion. An unnamed source says there are no active talks between the two companies.

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Microsoft, DAISY To Assist People With Sight Problems

Microsoft has introduced a new software add-in to assist those who are blind or partially sighted with turning printed Word documents into audio files.

The "Save as DAISY XML" add-in enables text files to be converted into audio files.  DAISY is an acronym for Digital Accessible Information System. The add-in was developed by Microsoft, Sonata Software, and the DAISY Consortium as an open source project.

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Microsoft Zune Scores More Content

In an effort to compete with Apple, Microsoft said today that it is adding downloadable television shows from Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and others to its online Zune store.

The new content also includes programs from Nickelodeon, Turner Broadcasting and VH1, Microsoft said. Titles include "South Park" which is already available for free online, "The Office", "Battlestar Galactica", "Heroes" and "Spongebob SquarePants."

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Madonna Concert To Stream Live On MSN

Madonna will be giving a concert at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom to promote her new CD, "Hard Candy"; the performance will be streamed live on MSN.

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Microsoft Set To Launch Improved Mobile Web Browsing

Microsoft announced on Tuesday its updated version of Internet Explorer Mobile and said the software would offer "desktop grade" Web browsing on mobile devices.

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Australia Launches Email Archive

An Australian museum is creating Australia’s first email archive to capture a snapshot of Australian society and to celebrate the role email plays in daily communications.

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AT&T said today that its has entered into an agreement with Microsoft that will put advertising listings on Microsoft’s local search sites.

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Search Or Content Ads? A Marketer’s Dilemma

One of the issues presenting itself after Google’s new focus on quality search ads—CPC inflation, expected higher conversions, reported lower publisher payouts—is the question of which gets more bang for the buck, search or content ads?

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MSN Direct For Windows Mobile Smartphones Launched

Microsoft has made available software for Windows Mobile Smartphones that gives free access to news and weather information, thanks to its MSN Direct network. Any Smartphone (that’s a phone running Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone or Windows Mobile 6 Standard) can pick up the download at

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Microsoft: We Love the Yahoo Brand

Microsoft, in its conference call Friday regarding the Yahoo offer, said that “We love the Yahoo brand”, when asked about what would happen to MSN and Windows Live.

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Efficient Frontier: Google Grabbed Extra Q4 Spending

In assessing a fixed set of clients, search marketing firm Efficient Frontier found virtually all of the additional spending headed to Google.

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The Horror of Search Engine Penalties & Filters

There are two words that are guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any website proprietor: penalties and filters.

They damage rankings and ultimately may result in banishment from the search engines. However, before panic sets in, let us guide you through the basics of penalties and filters.

A penalty is caused by significant violations of a search engine’s website guidelines, such as:

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Microsoft Teams Up With EDGAR Online on Content Network

Launched last year, Microsoft’s adCenter Content Network only had Microsoft web properties during the initial stage.

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Freshness Random At Major Search Engines

Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft varied so much over a three-year study period that researchers found none of them consistently rated best at updating their indexes.

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Trust and Authority in Google’s Algorithm

If you’ve ever been to search engine conference and attended a site review session chances are you’ve heard panelists mention duplicate content penalties and filters.

For “normal” people these problems are real, however with Google a double standard exists for trusted authority websites.


Case and point the SERP for [Green Real Estate] screen shot below:

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Nielsen: Google Search Share…Dropped?

The December 2007 figures from Nielsen//NetRatings show the US search market share for Google declined from the previous month.

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Google vs. MSN on Paid Links and Cloaking

Don’t buy paid links! Paid links are bad! Don’t cloak either. Search engines don’t allow it. You’ve all heard this before right?

>>> What are your thoughts on paid links? Do you agree with Google’s hard line? Comment here

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Feedback for the Virtual Earth Team

The Virtual Earth team wants our feedback.

Wonderful. Kudos to any company that wants its customers’ feedback and offers a participatory approach. So, here’s my feedback…

Microsoft added a LOT of whizbang features to its maps (3D, lots of photos, and such) but they didn’t focus on the basics.

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MSN Money Wants Its Day In The Sun

Overcoming the inertia that keeps people going to other financial sites confronts Chris Jolley, group manager at Microsoft’s Financial Products Group, every day. He believe MSN Money deserves a look.

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Microsoft To Offer Ads On MSN Mobile

Microsoft will begin placing advertisements on the U.S. version of MSN Mobile.

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Online Video Traffic Drops 6 %

The top five online video sites switched their ranking order and site traffic in October, according to Compete.

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MSN Search Fights Duplicate Content

Live Search – aka MSN Search – has been showing some of the most aggressive duplicate content filtering I’ve ever seen across any search engine of late.

I first noticed it with a client who is performing well on Google, but has dropped down significantly on MSN.

The main problem is that he’s in a market that relies on affiliate content – and it’s the same content all of the affiliates are using.


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MSN Video 2nd Most Popular Video Brand

MSN Video is now the second most popular video brand on the internet, following a 25.3% traffic surge in October.

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Google Still Waiting On SEC For Stock Quotes

When writing a story that revolves around stock prices, I prefer to wait until the market’s closed – don’t want the story reversing itself as I type, after all.  I’ve found that market updates from Google (and Yahoo and MSN) are a little slow, though, and for this, we can blame the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Compete: Ask, Google Gain In Search

The search engine market share for Ask grew incrementally by Compete’s figures for October, likely due to the heavy advertising being run by Ask’s owner IAC.

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Microsoft Webmaster Portal Live in Beta

MSN Webmaster Portal was announced in August and was to be released into beta in September and be fully accessible by the end of November, however very little has been released since the initial announcement. Until now.

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MSN Green Stands Up To Scrutiny

When it comes to green search companies, you might think of Google as the winner, and Yahoo, as (almost) always, as the runner-up.  But with the launch of a new site called MSN Green, Microsoft’s trying to keep up with the pack.

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MSN Jumps on Analytics Train

From the adCenter Blog:

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MSN TV Streaming Hulu Content

The NBC/Fox cooperative site Hulu may be in private beta, but MSN TV is promising some Hulu content in advance of launch.

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How Stumbleupon’s Beating Google, Yahoo & MSN

Stumbleupon is one of may favorite social media sites, Not only can it drive traffic that matches or often exceeds that of Digg, stumbleupon users are much less critical/confrontation/judgmental than the typical Digg user.

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MSN Revamps MSN India Portal

MSN India re-launches with a cutting-edge new design and new options and features. One of the new options include choosing either to view a narrow or a wide layout.

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Relevancy Chagnes at MSN, Yahoo, & Maybe Google

MSN Search Update

MSN announced they are upgrading relevancy and coverage. The increased coverage likely means that more inbound link sources are getting indexed. From looking at rankings of a few of my sites it looks like:

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Facebook To Expand Globally

Facebook has plans to translate its Web site into foreign languages as it attempts to capture a larger share of the global market.

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Google Still at the Top

Who is the biggest search engine in the market?  That’s the one thing everyone agrees on: Google.  But beyond that, there are some significant differences in the data.  For instance, Nielsen says that Google accounts for 54% of US searches, whereas Hitwise says they account for 64%.  That’s a big difference, although part of it might be explained byNielson separating out Google-based AOL’s marketshare at almost 6%. 

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MSN UK Homepage Redesign

For the past couple of weeks or so there’s been a flash page featuring a tour of what the new MSN UK Homepage will look like when it’s released. Well now The MSN UK Homepage Team have finally launched this new and improved redesign of the MSN UK Homepage Portal for all to see at

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Microsoft Goes Local With AP

The first product of Microsoft’s aQuantive acquisition is a combination of MSN Video and Atlas AdManager to create a video ad serving platform for the Associated Press that will enable AP media-member and customer websites to serve up local advertising with local content.

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MSN Video Gets Update

Microsoft has released a new version of MSN Video, offering users and advertisers a better experience by improving the ability to find premium and user-generated video content from the MSN Video library along with adding new sharing features, and introducing a new time-based advertising delivery model.

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The Legal Liability of Keyword Metatags?

Nobody really debates too much about keyword metatags anymore. Google and MSN ignore them, Yahoo and Ask don’t, but go stuffing them or you risk search engine penalties. But rarely does anybody bring up the legal liabilities of what’s in your keyword tags.

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Facebook Public Profile Resources

Yesterday’s news of the day was the buzz surrounding Facebook making profiles public to the major search engines. We did predict this enhancement by Facebook earlier this summer when Rumors of Google purchasing Facebook were flying around. Here’s the official word from Facebook:

Starting today, we are making limited public search listings available to

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Top Web Sites Have Retention, Overlap

Nielsen//NetRatings has announced the leaders in three Web categories. Search, career development and multi-category travel have had high month- over- month visitor retention rates from June to July, but also had audience overlap with other competitors in their categories.

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ClipBlast Partners With MSN Video

Video search platform ClipBlast, has formed an alliance with MSN Video. Under the agreement, ClipBlast will automatically index MSN Video content.

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Internet Hurting Local Newspapers

News audiences are turning their backs on television and news papers and using the Internet as their primary source of information according to a new study from Harvard "Creative Destruction: An Exploratory Look and News on the Internet."

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ChannelAdvisor Gets New Customers

ChannelAdvisor, a provider of ecommerce channel management solutions announced the addition of 30 new retail customers who have selected ShoppingAdvisor or SearchAdvisor to manage their paid search or comparison shopping engines.

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Perfect 10 Tries Again, This Time With MSN

Google CEO Eric Schmidt once said that lawsuits were just part of doing business today. According to Perfect 10 Magazine, lawsuits are the only things that will save them, and have added Microsoft as the most recent defendant.

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Meebo, Google Talk Gaining On AIM, MSN

Though they have a long way to go (a really long way), instant messaging services that offer chat or multimedia chat functionalities are growing the fastest among IM providers, according to new numbers from Nielsen//NetRatings.

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Will AOL Charge More Now?

Nielsen/Netratings has just started ranking Web brands.  It does this by measuring “engagement” by total minutes spent with the brand and unique audience.  Brands that had a large unique audience spending a long time engaged had the highest score.  AOL came in first, followed by Yahoo!, then MSN/Windows Live, with Google coming in fifth.

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MSN Partners With Farecast

MSN has entered into a partnership with, an airfare prediction site.

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Microsoft Offering Ads On MSN And Ask

Participants in the Microsoft Office Live adManager Beta can fire up their search campaigns by purchasing ads for display on MSN and Live Search, and on Ask Sponsored Listings.

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MySpace, MSN Collaborate In China

Well over a week ago, reports surfaced that MySpace China and MSN China would partner; Luo Chuan, the CEO of Myspace China, denied them.  Now – you guessed it – the partnership has been made official.

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MSN Loses (Badly) In 301 Indexing Race

Moving a website can be intimidating, especially if it’s a bigger site. There will almost certainly be a loss of traffic, and much of that is due to the time it takes the search engines to recognize the new site. There are ways to dull the pain, but don’t count on Microsoft for it. 

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MSN Breaks Record With Live Earth Video Streams

Sometime Saturday, MSN broke the record for most live video streams, surpassing 10 million. Web surfers that didn’t tune into the Sundance Channel’s all-day coverage of the Live Earth concert, tuned in at MSN.

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Google’s Better, But They Like Yahoo

Another clue that perception, not truth, is what you can expect from people comes out of Penn State today. A study reveals that Web searchers prefer Yahoo over Google; the only problem is, they chose a logo, not a search engine.

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New Look for MSN on Mobile Phones

The MSN Mobile Team at Microsoft launched a redesigned MSN portal optimized for mobile phones on Sunday, stepping up its offering at a time when more powerful devices increase the demand for richer content on handsets. However mobile Internet use still represents only a fraction of computer-based Web usage, but that could change with companies like Microsoft who see increasingly powerful mobile phones and faster networks opening the door for new services and content.

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Microsoft Launches MSN Mobile

Microsoft Corp. has launched a redesigned portal for MSN Mobile that is designed to provide users with improved access to the Internet while using their mobiles.

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eBay Live, Paid Search

Steve Lobo, Senior Manager Search Marketing at eBay gave an informative talk on paid search at the eBay Live conference in Boston.

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eBay Named Best Web 2.0 Developer

eBay has been named the best overall Web 2.0 developer program, beating out Amazon, Google, MSN, PayPal and Yahoo, according to Evans Data’s Developer’s Choice: Web 2.0 Developer Programs survey.

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Search Engine Diversity – More Website Exposure

"Google ranking this and Google ranking that"… it’s all everyone talks about. But a recent report by Infospace highlights the need for online businesses to focus their search engine optimization efforts across more than just Google.

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Niche & Trend Tool List

There has been some useful posts of late that discuss the pracitical methods to get started at developing a new site or blog specifically for affiliate marketing. In particular Aaron Wall discusses practical tips for starting a new site and Dosh Dosh looks at choosing the right blog niche.

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Health Web Sites See Healthy Traffic

Health related Web sites remain popular. An average of 55.3 million U.S. Internet users visited health information Web sites each month during the first quarter of 2007. That is a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2006, according to comScore.

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Google Grows, Others Slow

At this point you start to wonder why bother: Google reins supreme in the realm of search, Yahoo doesn’t, neither does Microsoft, and everybody else might as well hang it up.

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Windows Live Hotmail Goes Global

It’s being billed as “[t]he most significant upgrade for Hotmail since it pioneered the webmail industry in 1996,” and it’s here: Windows Live Hotmail is rolling out globally.

New users should get an account immediately; MSN Hotmail customers will be presented with the option of upgrading. 

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Rock Em Sock Em: MSN Versus Google

We know you’ve been waiting minutes, hours, and even days for the release of the Rock Em Sock Em Robot’s Fight from the SES conference. You can all rest better now because the much-anticipated rumble is up and ready for your enjoyment. Only WebProNews was there to bring you exclusive coverage of this event to find out which search engine is truly best.

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Personalized Search (The Death of SEO?)

Search Engine Optimization has been a topic of debate since the concept was developed in the mid 1990’s.

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Culture Shock on Madison Avenue

Last week’s announcement that the Interpublic Group acquired Reprise Media set off a round of self-congratulatory praise up and down Madison Avenue.  It was as though they stopped hitting the snooze button and finally addressed the importance of search in any advertising campaign.  But take a close look beyond the buzzwords like “integration” and “broad marcom mix,” because the acquisitions and partnerships merely put a pretty face on some of the deep, troubling issues at play.

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CBS To Distribute Content On MSN and Others

CBS has announced it will be distributing free and paid video content with a variety of partners, including MSN, Joost, and AOL, like it currently does on Google’s YouTube and iTunes. Some of the content will be ad-supported, others will be the sales of TV episodes.

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SES – Searching for SEO Meaning at MSN Live Search

In the past, I’ve been critical of MSN for not participating in conferences. Today I’m going to be critical of them because they did participate. Steve Berkowitz, Senior Vice President, Online Services Group for Microsoft, was the keynote for day 2 of SES NY 2007 and it is one of the first keynotes I’ve regretted attending. I would have rather slept in.

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Can MySpace Steal Google Users?

Could MySpace really attract a large proportion of users away from Google and other major portals? A new report from JupiterResearch "21st Century Portals: Thriving in the Google-MySpace Era" examines that question.

The report says that 55 percent of the users who are most likely to pay for services could be drawn to an entertainment and communication combination such as MySpace.

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Google, Marry Me

I’ve decided to take the plunge and ask Google to marry me. If we ever divorce it will be very painful to extract myself from all the connnections and tie-ins and find replacement services and tools. I know, I know – most will say I’m doing it for the money. I can’t deny that the Adsense check every month is nice, but it’s not just the money that has me head over heals in love. It’s being connected on a deep soul satisfying level.

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If MySpace Loves You, Everybody Loves You

Did you know Photobucket controls 41 percent of photo-sharing market? Do you know why they do? Answer: MySpace, MySpace, MySpace. The News Corp.-owned social networking phenom is showing that if you really want market share, you have to win over MySpacers.

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Yahoo Click Fraud Settlement Approved

This week a San Jose federal judge approved a settlement in the class action click fraud suit brought against Yahoo from several advertisers looking to recuperate $5 million in legal fees and credits for fraudulent clicks that date back nearly three years.

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MSN to Acquire DoubleClick?

Reports have surfaced that MSN may be eying Manhattan based online advertising firm DoubleClick which is worth about $2 billion.

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Social Media Traffic – Monetizing it

Have you ever been to MSN, Google or Yahoo and seen a "personalized" message pop up?

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MSN/Live Search Nipping At Google’s Heels

Like a puppy chasing someone, Microsoft has been in the search engine pack hounding Google. They could be on their way to eroding just a bit of Google’s market share, but much has to happen first.

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MSN: Google Violates Copyright Systematically

Microsoft has attacked Google Inc.’s rival book scanning project. Microsoft said that Google “systematically violates copyright”. Thomas C. Rubin, an associate general counsel at Microsoft has written how Google is violating copyrights in a speech which he planned to give at the annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers in NY.

Thomas writes, "Companies that create no content of their own, and make money solely on the backs of other people’s content, are raking in billions through advertising revenue."

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Google Increases Search Share in January

It’s no secret that Google is the top dog in the realm of search. Perched atop the mountain, the company has yet to be knocked off of its perch, or even face any serious threat to its dominance in the industry. According to January’s figure, don’t look for that trend to change anytime soon.

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Microsoft Diggs with MSN Reporter

Microsoft has set foot in the social media sector with MSN Reporter which is a Digg style social news site. According to LiveSide, it was created by the Dutch MSN team and has been avialable in beta since October 2006.

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MSN Reporter Live in European Countries

SEW reports that MSN Reporter has gone live in Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway and states that it attracts a lot of visitors with some articles receiving up to 10,000 votes…

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Seven Years In Search’s Tibet

The search landscape and how engines supplied results and paid links to other search engines has changed, as a once-chaotic environment of multiple sites has shaken out to one towering peak among them all.

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LeBron James Suits Up For MSN

Charles Barkley proclaimed that he wasn’t a role model, nor did he want to be one. LeBron James, conversely, is choosing to embrace the influential position he holds as a direct result of his NBA superstardom.

The three-time all star for the Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Monday that he would be participating in a venture from MSN that will portray the basketball phenom’s journey from humble beginnings to athletic fame and fortune, all in a storybook format geared toward children and teens.

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Wikipedia Should Change Its Name To Googlepedia

Wikipedia needs Google like plants need sunshine, according to the latest traffic analysis presented by Hitwise. Half of the online publicly-edited encyclopedia’s traffic comes from Google alone, with another 20 percent arising from the other search engines combined.

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