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Posts tagged with Google Adsense

PPC budgets to be cut as online spend grows, report says

US advertisers aim to up their online ad spend by 18% this year, and the bulk will go toward search engine advertising, according to a new report.

Data from Outsell shows online will outstrip a general 5.8% growth in ad spending across all media in 2007 - what it called a "major milestone" for the web.

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AdMob shows billion mobile ads in a year

Mobile pay-per-click advertising intermediary AdMob has delivered 1bn ads to mobile devices in its first year, according to the company.

The firm, which numbers former ZagMe marketing director Russell Buckley as a managing director, launched in January 2006 as an equivalent of Google AdSense for mobile.

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Q&A: Snipperoo’s Ivan Pope on brand widgets

Ivan Pope is the CEO of Snipperoo, based in Brighton. Launched last year, it aggregates widgets for end-users to place in their blogs, social networking pages and other websites. It is also planning to launch an API which it hopes will ease the large-scale distribution of widgets for content producers.

With some expecting 2007 to be the 'Year of the Widget', we asked Ivan what online retailers and advertisers can do to get in on the act.

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Q&A: Indeed CEO Paul Forster

Indeed.com Indeed.com aggregates millions of jobs every month, providing users with an comprehensive overview of the recruitment market.

Backed by the New York Times, the company has gone from strength to strength, and now indexes ads from more than 5,000 jobs boards.

I caught up with CEO Paul Forster to find out more about the company's progress to date, and plans for the future...

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MIVA drops Yahoo! for Google

Search marketing company MIVA yesterday announced that it has chosen to end its partnership with Yahoo! in favour of Google.

Yahoo! had been providing search advertising for MIVA since 2001 but this will end as of January 27, when MIVA will begin a new two year deal with Google.

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Google claims click fraud rate is lower than 2%

Andy Beal at MarketingPilgrim has an interesting article, in which he reports claims from Google that their click fraud rate is less then 2%.

Andy has been talking to Google’s business product manager for trust and safety, Shuman Ghosemajumder, about click fraud detection. He was shown a PowerPoint presentation which was normally for Google employees' eyes only.

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Google launches new phone sales strategy?

Surely Google, the denizen of word of mouth marketing and customer-centricity, hasn’t turned to cold calling to help it recruit clients?

Search Engine Roundtable has linked to a Webmaster World post that claims the web giant's Chicago office has been using automated calls to sell ads.

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Google drops case against click-fraudster

Google has allowed a case against a click-fraudster to be dismissed, amid speculation that the search engine giant was reluctant to open up its click fraud procedures for public scrutiny.

The charges against Michael Anthony Bradley, who attempted to extort $150,000 from the company by threatening to generate millions of false clicks through his 'Google Clique' software, were dropped on November 22.

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Bigmouthmedia agrees EU 60m merger

Steve Leach The search marketing firm Bigmouthmedia has been acquired by Germany’s Global Media, in a move aimed at creating a real search superpower, capable of managing SEO and PPC campaigns on a global basis.

I caught up with Steve Leach, Bigmouth founder, to find out more…

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Kicking your Google addiction – how NOT to rely on Google paid search marketing

At a recent conference of big retailers in the US, Google paid search marketing was described as ‘crack cocaine’. Highly addictive, but dangerous and destructive in the long term, and something you should wean yourself off.

So what about the UK? Are site owners also wanting to kick their Google habit? And if so, how can they?

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Why is Google Adwords ignoring our landing pages?

Yesterday we spotted a big problem with our Google Adwords ads, after noticing that Google is ignoring our choice of landing page. Instead, it redirects people to our homepage.

Why is this happening? And is it happening to your ads? Read on to find out...

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Winning the Bidding War on Google Adwords

You can win a short-term bidding battle on paid search networks like Google Adwords by being smarter than your competitor. But you may not be able to win the longer-term war – that may be out of your control.

Quality-based bidding systems help with bidding wars since there is less transparency on prices bid and they give alternative ways for you to win.

So for quality-based networks, your position will be boosted if you follow any or all of the following techniques...

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