Google has agreed a new advertising deal that will see animated video clips distributed throughout its AdSense network. The search engine giant’s latest digital marketing venture has been launched in conjunction with the creator of adult animated comedies, Family Guy and American Dad, Seth MacFarlane.
The BBC are reporting today that Time Warner’s AOL have bought Bebo from Yahoo! for $850 million.Â Not a bad price tag for a site with 40 million members, but surely Yahoo! could have made better use of the traffic?Â I would have thought that Bebo would have tied in quite nicely with MyBlogLog. Perhaps [...]
Not sure if this old news or not but interesting all the same if you haven’t read about it yet.Â Â The NYTimesÂ reported last monthÂ that 3 UK Internet providers (BT, Carphone Warehouse and Virginmedia) are teaming up to offer an advertising alternative to that offered by the big 3 search engines. The 3 companies have allowed [...]
Check this out: Â Pretty neat huh?Â I’m seeing the additional search box added to quite a few SERPs today – seems to be only for site names just now.Â I know TheBestOf useÂ the Google Search Appliance for internal searches and I also see the search box on results for Youtube, Amazon and a few [...]
Following on from my post the other week about Wikipedia outranking Google for the term “PageRank”, I thought I’d post this one as well: “search engine optimisation” Page 2, the Wikipedia page for “SEO” which is classed as a “disambiguation” page (lists different meanings of a word / abbreviation).Â Fair enough, useful for users of [...]
Yahoo announced today the launch of Yahoo! Search Experience, a 3rd party development platform to enable websites to include more information in Yahoo! search results. This new scheme looks pretty cool and seems to be somewhat of a competing service to Google’s Universal Search / Local Search / etc.Â Check out the screenshot on the [...]
Isn’t it about time that Google had a little look at how hard and fast Wikipedia is ranking in the SERPs?Â Wikipedia now ranks number 1 for the term “pagerank“, with the official Google PageRank page at 2.Â Not sure how long this has been the case, but aren’t we beyond the point where perceived [...]
David Wallace has a nice write upÂ about reporting paid links to Google this week, which is based on the back of a poll by Blogstorm.Â Both posts have some interesting comments on them and while I don’t agree with some of them, the articles are well worth a read. The key areas that grabbed my [...]
A fairly standard thread over at WMW (fairly dry topic; insane amount of responses very few of which actually say anything) about Google recently informing loads of Adsense publishers that their accounts are being disabled because “their business model is not a good fit for Adsense”. Shocker!
I’m seeing a new look to Google SERPs today which include an update to the “fluff” parts of the page (notably the header level dividing graphic and footer graphic part) and importantly the addition of links and a drop down menu to the header: