Pay Per Click Universe – September 2008 – Vol. 5, No. 9

Pay Per Click Universe – September 2008, Vol. 5, Issue 9

Editor’s Note

The big news this past month was the acquisition of Pay Per Click Universe by iNET Interactive, as part of their general acquisition of the Search Marketing Standard magazine property. Readers likely will not notice any immediate difference in the site or this newsletter, as existing staff will continue. We’re looking forward to working with the people at iNET, some of whom have been involved with PPCUniverse over the past few years.

The Fall issue of Search Marketing Standard magazine has been mailed and should be arriving shortly, if not already in your mailboxes. If you don’t already subscribe to this quarterly print magazine dealing with the search engine marketing world, find out more and sign up for a subscription – it’s only $15 per year for US and $20 per year for international. Check it out here.

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

Posted By LATimes.com – “She is not nearly as famous as celebrity founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. But, in many ways, Marissa Mayer has become the public face of Google, which was incorporated 10 years ago today. The Internet giant’s first female engineer, Mayer is vice president of search products and user experience, directing the efforts of thousands of engineers and driving forward some of Google’s most important initiatives including books, news and health.” Read the rest of the news item here.

Posted By ClickZ.com – “Publicis Groupe yesterday announced its acquisition of PBJS, a Seattle-based digital marketing and event production company with deep ties to Microsoft. PBJS was founded in 2003 by a handful of partners that included a pair of Microsoft executives. CEO Bob Bejan worked at the software giant from 1996 to 2002 and helped launch the MSN network. COO Jenny Spigot spent nine years at Microsoft, including a stint as senior producer at Microsoft Studios.” Read the rest of the news item here.

Posted By Search Engine Watch – “Idearc CEO Scott Klein has announced the nine members of the new Executive Council. In addition to the new Council, Idearc is reorganizing their sales operations.” Read the rest of the news item here.

Posted By MarketingVox.com – “Dig deeper. Nearly half (45 percent) of search engine marketers do not integrate search marketing efforts with offline channels, according to the iProspect Search Engine Marketing Integration Study, conducted by JupiterResearch, MarketingCharts writes.” Read the rest of the news item here.

Posted By OnlineMediaDaily – “Local search site Local.com said Tuesday it had expanded its direct sales force to 150 from 100 in June as small and medium-sized businesses continue to boost online ad spending. Most of Local.com’s direct sales are handled through third-party call centers that sell the company’s subscription ad packages. Local.com has set a goal of reaching 50,000 advertisers by the end of 2009. With 5,000 as of August, it still has a long way to go to reach that milestone.” Read the rest of the news item here.

Posted By MIVA – NEW YORK – September 3, 2008. MIVA, Inc., (NASDAQ:MIVA), a global digital media company, today announced the signing of a two year, €960,000 (approximately $1.4mm) Pay-Per-Click agreement with leading Nordic search and directory company, Eniro. The new agreement renews an agreement originally signed between the two companies in 2005.” Read the rest of the press release here.

Special Deals Available for PPC Users Through Pay Per Click Universe

ABC Search offers $100 match of your initial deposit as a sign-up bonus to Pay Per Click Universe readers at ABCSearch. ABCSearch – Building e-business.

To see all our current special deals, visit our Special Deals page.

Search Blog by Search Marketing Standard Magazine

“I have expressed my concern with Yahoo’s Search Marketing platform more than once but this time, I have to send some praise over to Yahoo’s Developers’ Center. If you are a web developer (or a website conversion specialist or even just want to create a stronger customer experience so you’ll ideally make more money) you have to visit: http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns. This incredible resource is available for free and it spreads open the gates to Yahoo’s vast, time-tested knowledge of user experience design.” Continue reading …

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

Featured Review – PPC Tool

“Pagealizer is a program that will help you increase conversion rates by tracking visitors to your web pages and analyzing usage data in order to suggest page design and content changes. Especially useful for landing page optimization, Pagealizer can show you how long people stay on the page, how far down they scroll on the page, where they click, and bounce rates. Its algorithm then analyzes performance of each page and makes suggestions on ways to improve user interaction.” Read the entire review here.

Preview of the Upcoming October 2008 Issue

Keep on top of all the action by visiting our news archive section for September and all previous months, and watch for the next edition of the Pay Per Click Journal to arrive in your emailboxes on October 5th.

As always, if you know of anyone who might be interested in a free subscription to the Pay Per Click Universe Journal, please send them this link, so that they can benefit from the Journal, as well as the discount on Search Marketing Standard magazine available to new subscribers.