Just about every time I manage a Yahoo! Sponsored Search account, I am frustrated to no end. I have nothing against the traffic they bring. It is the antiquated toolset they have for managing your campaigns. It just plain sucks! I can find no better words for it. So, my list of 10 things I hate about Yahoo! Search Marketing.
Best of the Web Directory, one of the oldest directories to exist on the Internet, is offering 10% discounts of submissions for the month of May as well as the opportunity to win a new Apple 17” MacBook Pro. Read on for all the details.
Long Island politician Jeffrey Toback who is a member of the Nassau County Legislature is suing Google claiming that Google is profiting from child pornography. The 16-page complaint filed in state Supreme Court in Mineola states, “This case is about a multi-billion dollar company that promotes and profits from child pornography.”
MSN adCenter has been in beta since early October, allowing a select few to test the system before going live. Well, it is finally out of beta and with a new name to boot – Microsoft adCenter. Now anyone can open an account with a deposit of $5. This news coincides with the fact that adCenter ads are now running 100% at MSN Search & Windows Live.com.
A class action lawsuit has been against Yahoo! in a New Jersey federal court accusing them of encouraging click fraud through use of spyware and adware products. Additionally the suit claims that Yahoo! allows ads to be displayed on “typosquatter” Web sites that capitalize on misspellings of popular trademarks or company names. Supposedly, the plaintiffs are looking to settle out of court before case goes to trial.
Could Microsoft and Yahoo combine forces to fight Google’s dominance in the search arena? The Wall Street Journal seems to think so. In a story entitled “A Microsoft, Yahoo Tie-Up?”, the WSJ looks at the possibility of the two giants joining forces to take out Google as the dominant force in search.
Google vs. Microsoft. Microsoft vs. Google. The two giants have been at each other’s throats this week as they battle on various fronts. First, Amazon and A9 (owned by Amazon) are no longer carrying Google search results but rather results from Microsoft’s Live Windows. Secondly, Google is whining over the new Microsoft browser, claiming that users will be forced to use Microsoft’s search results and not have much choice in using others.