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don't work well. It's hard for us to imagine switching from Google search, but perhaps Microsoft will come out with something special. What would it take you to switch? Google did very little advertising to get where it is today; too much Microsoft search advertising could backfire. Microsoft won't be able to claim that Google is too expensive to use (as it does about Mac computers), it probably couldn't claim that Google is hard to use or ugly. It could provide examples of Google search results that don't seem intuitive or accurate, but I know I at least am quite satisfied with Google's results ...
queries. Through the same search-engine advertising services, ads can also be placed on Web pages with other published . Search advertisements are targeted to match key search terms (called keywords ) entered on search engines. This targeting ability has contributed to the attractiveness of search advertising for advertisers. Consumers will often use a search engine to identify and compare purchasing options immediately before making a purchasing decision. The opportunity to present consumers with advertisements tailored to their immediate buying interests encourages consumers to click on search ads instead of unpaid search ...
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Critical: Improve Your Mobile Search and Advertising Strategy ...
"In three years' time, desktops will be irrelevant." That's debatable, but there's no question that mobile use will have grown much more than it already has. Based on comments in a recent keynote , Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doesn't seem to think PC use is going to drop too much, but he did say, "Mobile queries are just going to keep going up and up and up." Do you think desktops will be irrelevant in 3 years?   Share your thoughts here . A study released last month found that the number of mobile phone subscribers is on track to increase from 4.6 billion to 5 billion globally by the end of 2010. ... market research, surveys and trends
Campaign Finance Loophole Could Decide Presidential Election ...
2008 Search Engines and Politics: A Study of Attitudes and Influence a study by search marketing firm Didit found that “nearly 7% of those surveyed reported that were likely to change their vote before the election based on Internet Information acquired primarily through search engines.” This alone may not be particularly surprising. However, there is no record of which advertising accounts on Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are driving traffic to which sites, meaning any individual corporation, PAC, candidate or political party could be buying ads, sending clicks to any site, potentially deciding the election with untracked ad dollars. market research, surveys and trends

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The Web in Charts—Google vs. Microsoft-Yahoo vs. China
In 1996, two thirds of all people online (66 percent) lived in the U.S. By last October, that had completely flipped, with 77 percent of the online population living in the rest of the world and only 23 percent in the U.S. The U.S. still has the largest total number of Web surfers (162 million a month), but China is catching up fast (with 96 million): In China, homegrown sites such as TenCent, Baidu and Sina all reach more native Web surfers than Microsoft, Google, or Yahoo. In fact, the leading Websites in many big markets such as Russia, Japan, and South Korea tend to be homegrown as well: Social networks are the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Microsoft Tops Profit Estimates After Windows 7 Debut (Update2 ...
Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- David Garrity, principal at GVA Research LLC, talks with Bloomberg's Carol Massar and Julie Hyman about quarterly results for Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, reported profit that topped analysts' estimates after Windows 7 spurred the first sales increase in a year. Amazon.com reported profit and sales that beat analysts’ estimates as shoppers took advantage of holiday discounts and free shipping. Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Keenan Hauke, president of Samex Capital Partners LLC, talks with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox about Microsoft ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Wall Street Journal Throws A Softball To MySpace
“News Corp. is in discussions with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. about replacing MySpace’s crucial search-advertising partnership with Google, which expires next month, according to people familiar with the matter,” says the WSJ, which is also owned by MySpace parent News Corp. Well, yeah. Their deal with Google is ending. Supposedly in August, although the Google agreement I read said it ended in June 2010. Everyone knows MySpace has been trying to figure out a way to replace that $300 million/year in revenue. And everyone knows it isn’t going to happen. But anyway, here are some ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
In The Papers 10 June
an online marketplace for the manufacturing industry, is to create more than 50 jobs in the next two years in County Louth. MFG.com will establish a centre for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Drogheda. The centre will provide operational support to the region and will centralise functions such as customer technical support, outbound sales, accounting and management, human resources and IT support. Recruitment for the new positions will begin immediately. The paper also says that security software firm Norkom posted a sharp rise in profit last year as increased financial regulation boosted demand for its ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Case Study: Clearly Contacts, Canada
Microsoft search advertising has played a pivotal role in helping Clearly Contacts grow its existing business in Canada. Affirmative adCenter click- through ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division ...
Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of the Internet Search and Paid Search Advertising Agreement Between Microsoft Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. Investigation Shows That Agreement Not Likely to Reduce Competition WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division issued the following statement today after announcing the closing of its investigation into the proposed Internet search and paid search advertising agreement between Microsoft Corporation and Yahoo! Inc.: "The Antitrust Division obtained extensive information from Microsoft, Yahoo! ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Search engine Advertising.pdf - Microsoft PowerPoint - search ...
Related to content on page. • Search linked ads (Google Adwords). – Related to search terms ... Search ads. Search results. Promoted ad. RHS ads ...
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Microsoft and Yahoo in Final Talks on Search Deal
Microsoft (MSFT) paying Yahoo (YHOO) several billion dollars upfront to take over its search advertising business and guarantee certain payments back to Yahoo. There is also a display advertising element to the deal, which would likely have Yahoo take the lead in selling premium advertising for the companies. Unless there is some major glitch, there might finally be a search and online advertising deal struck between Yahoo and Microsoft at long last. Top executives at Microsoft�including SVP of the Online Audience Business Group Yusuf Mehdi, search head Satya Nadella and top digital exec Qi Lu, as well as others�have all flown ...
Advertising with Yahoo/Bing
The Microsoft/Yahoo! merger deal recently received regulatory approval from both the U.S. and E.U., and they are moving forward with their search alliance. As a result, Bing will replace Yahoo�s search algorithm, and the Yahoo! Search Marketing platform will migrate to Microsoft�s adCenter. Essentially Microsoft will power the search technology for both companies, while Yahoo! focuses on users� search experience. What does this mean for your SEO and PPC advertising efforts? In theory, it should make your job a little easier, since you will have to deal with only two major search companies instead of three. The ...