All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MSN’
Some interesting domain transfers for Google and a new MSN domain for NBA star LeBron James have the blogosphere in high speculation. Google may have no plans for the domains, but Microsoft and James plan to tell us all about it on Monday.
Let’s start with Google. Garett Rogers’ obsessive attention to Google’s subtlest moves have once again raised some interesting questions – both about Google, and Garett’s social life…ten bucks says you can’t refrain from using the word "Google" on you next first date, Garett.
Recently (I honestly don’t know when), MSN launched a Digg clone in the Netherlands, called MSN reporter.
You can submit your story, and others can vote for it or against it. The top stories go to the MSN.nl homepage.
Now the boys at MSN haven’t really thought this through, as they store what stories you’ve voted on in… your cookie-jar!
In the face of recurrent search losses, this week Microsoft showed off what its much-touted adCenter Labs has been working on. At Demo Fest in Redmond, Mr. Softie showcased what the company called “breakthrough digital tools” focused on improving keyword and content technologies, ad selection and relevance, audience intelligence, social networking, video, platforms, and devices.
It’s that time of year again. You know, the time for “The Year In Review” lists by the thousands telling us what was cool and popular in whatever niche you can imagine. Of course, the search engine industry is not immune from taking the yearly look-back, compiling most popular search lists for our amusement.
Despite many months of flailing away at search engines for data to support their claims that casual searches would lead unsuspecting people (especially kids) to adult sites, a study found only about one percent of indexed sites at Google and Microsoft contain explicit content.
MSN and NBC Universal Digital Studios, a studio dedicated to creating original and unique programming for a wide range of digital platforms, have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement announced today by George Kliavkoff, chief digital officer of NBC Universal, and Rob Bennett, general manager of Entertainment and Video Services for MSN.
So what’s your pleasure? What are you specifically looking for on the Internet and where do you go to find it? Does everyone consider himself or herself a Googler’ or are there alternative and more specific ways of searching for specialized desires or merchandise?
After Google did a lot of foot-stomping, breath-holding, and tongue-sticking in Belgium over the demands of Copiepresse newspaper publishers, MSN is trying to play nice with Belgian critics. As usual, Microsoft tests the waters by letting somebody else go first.
Hitwise global research general manager Bill Tancer will present “Google, Yahoo!, and MSN: Brand Association” at Search Engine Strategies 2006 in San Jose on Monday; his blog post reveals an advance look at the information he will deliver during that session.
According to the proverb “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” search competitors Google, Yahoo, and MSN would do well to band together in the face of a new threat. Thirty Japanese companies, with the support of the Japanese government, are joining up to create a competing search engine.
MSN is launching a karmic charity campaign called Under the Butterfly, a concept based on the famous Butterfly Effect that asserts small events impact larger ones. It’s “karmic” because participants in the event will have a choice: keep a prize or donate the cash equivalent.
SEO Book author Aaron Wall has compiled a stellar beginner’s guide to search engine marketing and optimization and has posted it on his weblog. Among the more interesting suggestions Wall makes: make a “burnable” website for MSN and Yahoo!, as they’re much easier to game than Google.
The obligatory search share report (if you can’t wait, Google increases its lead for the ninth straight time) came in with the usual top five. But sixth place is where it gets interesting. MySpace.com, according to comScore Networks’ April report, brought in 0.6 percent.
MSN Video is apparently on the A-list this year at the Cannes Film Festival. They were quite quick to point out they were the “only media outlet allowed inside the ‘Da Vinci Code’ party,” and that the losers at Yahoo!, E!, and anybody else with an annoying exclamation point in their name was not there.
By now, you have most likely either seen or heard about the NY Times article discussing Google’s recent complaint to the United States Justice Department (the same Justice Department Google recently sparred with in regards to handing over search data).
This is article one of a four part series on optimizing your website for the “Big Three”. Part two will focus on Yahoo!, Part three will focus on Google and part four of this series will explain how to perform SEO on your website to attain high rankings across all three major engines.
If you use Google Adwords or Yahoo Search Marketing (formerly known as Overture) for your pay per click advertising, you’ll want to "listen up".
There’s a new competitor on the scene "MSN Ad Center". Microsoft’s pay per click program is called "MSN Keywords" which is the first of several advertising options they have planned.
Precise demographic targeting is the wave of the future, and adCenter has delivered an advanced platform that’s poised to deliver enormous value to search marketers.
Microsoft’s adCenter PPC ad platform has excited search marketers since it appeared in beta form last year. Why? Because for the first time, we can target searchers by age, gender and to some extent, by lifestyle.
During a brief three-hour window on March 6, MSN will open up adCenter pilot testing to advertisers wishing to get an early start on their campaigns. Enrollment begins at 9 a.m. Monday for a $5 credit card charge after which advertisers can access their new accounts and begin creating their ads.
If you are curious about how ads from the forthcoming adCenter service will look after it replaces Overture this summer, a testing site lets visitors glimpse the future according to adCenter.
What it doesn’t show: the prospect of a leveled-off online ad marketplace.
A survey of which major search engine results in the best conversion rate puts AOL as #1, and Google dead last.
LiveSide says they have word MSN is going to relaunch and rebrand as the MSN Media Network.