Pay Per Click Universe – December 2007 – Vol. 4, No. 12

Pay Per Click Universe – December 2007, Vol. 4, Issue 12

Editor’s Note

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Meanwhile, any comments or suggestions for the Pay Per Click Universe Journal can be sent to me via email at  [email protected].

Recent Pay-Per-Click News and Announcements

“MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (November 30, 2007) – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it will apply to participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band.” Read the entire press release here.

“Files published in Portable Document Format aren’t the most plentiful pages on the Web, but they represent a pretty large available audience. Adobe says it has distributed approximately 500 million Acrobat readers globally, which are used to read everything from archived versions of print magazines to regional newsletters to instruction manuals. Now the software giant is eager to determine whether the documents can join in the digital advertising jamboree that’s powered so much other free content.” Read the entire news item here.

“With more days to buy online this holiday season before shipping cut-offs, shoppers rang up $531 million in online retail spending on Black Friday, according to data released yesterday by comScore. The research firm views the 22 percent growth in sales compared to Black Friday of last year as “a sign of positive momentum,” said comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni in a statement. The $531 million total outpaces the overall growth rate of 17 percent, which occurred in the first 23 days of November when shoppers made transactions valued at a total of $9.3 billion online, according to comScore. Fulgoni said online spending on Black Friday is often an indicator for the rest of the season.” Read the entire news item here.

“For sale: “Boston,” “telephone,” “football,” “Indianapolis”… and just about every other word that appears on some Web news pages. Having shifted much of their advertising budgets from print to online, big consumer-brand companies are increasingly attaching ads to selected words on newspaper and other media Web sites.” Read the entire news item here.

“NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /– Millions of young Chinese are embracing the Internet as a discreet space for their thoughts and emotions, according to a survey of Chinese and American youth released today by IAC, which operates businesses in sectors being transformed by the Internet, and JWT, the fourth largest advertising agency network in the world.” Read the entire press release here.

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc enjoyed one of its biggest monthly gains in U.S. Web search market share in October, building on consistent gains over the past two years, according to industry data out on Wednesday. Market research firm comScore Inc said Google’s core Web search properties captured 58.5 percent of the U.S. market in October, up from 57.0 percent in September.” Read the entire news item here.

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Search Blog by Search Marketing Standard Magazine

David Rodnitzky blogs – “The following is a transcript of a recent conversation between Google and me:

David: I just want to say one word to you – just one word.
Google: Yes sir.
David: Are you listening?
Google: Yes I am.
David: ‘Plastic.’
Google: Exactly how do you mean?
David: There’s a great future in plastic. Think about it. Will you think about it?
Google: Yes I will.
David: Shh! Enough said. That’s a deal.” Continue reading …

To view the Search Marketing Standard blog archive, visit SearchMarketingStandard.com.

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Preview of the Upcoming January 2008 Issue

It’s a new year, with a whole bunch of changes for PPC advertising bound to happen. Watch for next month’s issue, which will arrive in your emailboxes on January 6th. Meanwhile, if you need to catch up on the news, check out our news archive section for December and all previous months.

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