WordAds, New Ad Option Offered By WordPress Looks to Rival Adsense

WordAds, New Ad Option Offered By WordPress Looks to Rival Adsense

By John Vinson November 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

During the early hours of the morning, Jon Burke, of Automattic made an announcement which looks to help certain WordPress users monetize from their blogs. The program is called WordAds, and is being implemented through a partnership with Federated Media. …

Twitter’s Ad Platform Shows Some Savvy

So why the quotation marks around the word ads in the title? It’s like that age old question of if a tree fallstwitter-bird in the forest but there is no one there to hear it does it make a sound? This version however reads like, “If you place and “ad” on a website and nobody paid for it is it an “ad”?

MySpace, ‘My Ads’ Program Is Launched


Six Apart Clicks With Adify
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Six Apart CEO Chris Alden and Adify CEO Russ Fradin told WebProNews they plan to bring bloggers and ads together more effectively.

Search opens wider on Yahoo

The ecosystem for greater search information in Yahoo’s results picked up steam with a couple of new details revealed about the platform.

Google Android Had Some Glitches
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The Google Android SDK for developing mobile applications contained a slew of vulnerabilities, including a passwordless root account.

Search Insider Summit – Keyword Services Platform

Microsoft adCenter

The sponsored lunch today at Search Insider Summit comes from Microsoft adCenter which included a demo of their new Keyword Services Platform and add-in to Excel 2007.

Facebook Opens Developer Platform
Online social network site Facebook has now opened up its developer platform to other social networking sites.

The Battle Between Facebook & OpenSocial

Facebook appears to be trying to gain some ground against Google’s as-yet-unreleased OpenSocial effort by opening up its developer platform for other sites to use.

Google Custom Search Platform Spreads

Something that’s “custom” is usually rare; it’s often, in fact, unique.  Yet the Google Custom Search platform is available to just a lot of folks, as a new announcement states that it’s accessible in 40 languages and roughly 80 countries.

Bebo Launches Open Media Platform

Social network Bebo is dominant in the UK and behind in the U.S.  A new platform called Open Media could give it a big boost in both countries, though, as it comes into existence with quite a few powerful friends.

Yahoo! Strikes Advertising Deal with ABCSearch

Today, ABCSearch announced a deal with Yahoo! that will see Yahoo! sponsored search listings distributed across ABCSearch’s network of vertical search engines and directories.

AOL Suffers Embarrassing Third Quarter

When AOL laid off 2,000 people last month, some of them were understandably unhappy.  Those people are probably now feeling a bit of schadenfreude, however, because AOL isn’t doing at all well.

MySpace Launches HyperTargeting & SelfServe
Want to target only fans of like minded music on MySpace? The day got a lot closer with two programs that the social networking giant launched yesterday.

FireEagle Geotagging Platform from Yahoo

A new social network isn’t Yahoo’s only announcement today.

Will Facebook Face the Music?

Something called Co-Ed Magazine — which I have never heard of until this moment — is reporting that Facebook will soon launch a music platform that allows artists to connect easily with their fans and even sell music or other merchandise through widgets, etc. This, of course, is very similar to what MySpace already does through Snocap and its recently announced deal with Zazzle, the custom T-shirt company.

MySpace Platform Coming

It looks like they were both right: TechCrunch was right in saying that MySpace was planning a platform to rival Facebook’s; Valleywag was right in saying it won’t premier this week.