All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MSN’
When it comes to searcher satisfaction, perception may play just as large a role as the actual quality of the search results. A recent study by Keynote Systems concluded that though there seems to be little difference in actual search results quality across the most popular engines, Google still came out on top as the preferred engine among study participants.
Microsoft is planning to release an assault on the search advertising industry this coming June, according to the Associated Press. Pulling from the Chinese research leg of the company, the Beast of Redmond aims to add highly targeted and contextual next-generation search marketing technology to its weapons cache to continue its bout against the new nemesis found in Google.
Microsoft, like the other major players in the tech world, isn’t about to miss the boat on Web and mobile entertainment. Google and Yahoo will no doubt be launching a media blitz at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Microsoft has won’t be overshadowed. The Redmond-based software-and-everything-else company has made agreements to take MSN TV to the car and anything else that moves.
Not about to sit on the sidelines as other websites reap the influx of online shopping, MSN announced a “new and improved” MSN Shopping service with new comparison shopping tools, links to free shipping, and services for procrastinators. And if Danny Bonaduce rehab TV has left you cold, “America’s favorite mother,” Shirley Jones will be at your service with gift ideas.
Most of the big search engines have an official blog. Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask Jeeves (they’ve still got the butler) all have their blogs where post new and interesting information about the world from their search engine eyes. All post fairly regularly except one, MSN.
A new study from Lyris Technologies shows Gmail and Hotmail got much tighter for on their email filters and in so doing have filtered out more legitimate emails. Even though permission-based emails are up for the third straight quarter, this could be a problem.
The folks at MSN’s Search Weblog posted today an invitation to readers to try out MSN’s new adCenter pilot program. The MSN senior vice president, Yusuf Medhi sent out a letter to some of their bloggers and the post made it up today. Brady Forrest posted a copy of the letter on the blog.
Heh, while I was stuck in traffic on the way home tonight my brother called. We had one of our usual heated conversations — this time about search engines (he had read my post about PLAYing with search and thought I was nuts for wanting search engines to display stock quotes for terms like PETS, PLAY, etc).
Lots of people at MSN Search have been writing me back explaining why PLAY doesn’t pull up a stock quote chart on MSN …
Microsoft’s Robert Scoble explores a new Google search feature, he calls “info tiles”-graphic tiles that provide a quick visual reference for the top search result-and admonishes his employer to up its game by digging more into this type of feature. If they can master this technology, the Microsoft employee may actually switch from Google to MSN.
The Seattle slew may become the Singapore slingers as Microsoft announces its first paid-search ad program. The program, unveiled in Singapore, allows advertisers to peek at MSN searcher behavior as keyword usage. It could prove quite useful to Microsoft and should provide them with yet another source of revenue.
There are a number of ways to inform the public of your business. Two of the more popular ways being used by Internet-related companies deals with either a large online and offline marketing campaign, which is usually astronomically expensive. The second, and seemingly more preferred method uses more of a viral approach.
Everyone’s aflutter with the launch of Google’s IM service but lest we forget, there are other players in this peculiar little game. Microsoft has had its own instant messaging service for quite some time. Something new crawled into the Microsoft instant messenger too, something vile and unclean and it uses your own language against you.