Advertisers None Too Happy With Google

For a company that wants to be more open, they’re got a funny way of going about it. This post on WMW sums up a lot of the frustration webmasters have with Google: “As someone whose companies spend in excess of $300k per year on your Ad Words Program, I thought I would write you this open letter in hopes …

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Have You Got A Search/Webmaster/Money Makin’/Maketing Blog?

Have you got a online marketing-related blog? Got a post you made in the past that you thought was pretty cool, but it went un-noticed, unlinked and unloved? Please put the URL in the comments. We need to get some inter-blog debating going Or you could blog your answer to this question: “Search Engine Optimization is/is not dead because…”

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Do Google Announce Products Around The Time Patents Are About To Be Published?

A good way to do that is to check out patents filed by the search giant. To get regular analysis of these patents, be sure  visit Seo By The Sea, run by my good friend Bill Slawski. There’s also an interesting article in e-week, in which Stephen Arnold makes a few interesting connections: “But Arnold says there may be more …

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Radio Show Featuring Affiliate Marketing, Arbitrage & PPC

Shoemoney has released a new podcast. I’m listening now – you can download a copy from here. Jeremy interviews Kris Jones of PepperJamSearch.com. Highlights: How shopping.com and other formal search arbitrage models work The advantages of running multiple PPC accounts Can you get keyword lists from Google if you spend a lot…. And that’s where things get a little disturbing, …

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Search Marketing Topping Out

Has search marketing reached maximum market size? $7 billion? Has the market run out of advertising space? Nicholas Carr quotes from a McKinsley report (registration required): “Annual growth in the overall number of searches is slowing, from 30 percent in 2004 to 20 percent in 2005. Without significant changes in consumer click-through rates or in the prices advertisers are willing …

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