Pay Per Click Universe – June 2006 – Vol. 3, No. 6


Welcome to the June 2006 issue of the PayPerClick Journal, the official monthly newsletter of PayPerClickUniverse, your source for free, unbiased, pay-per-click (PPC) information. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for the newsletter.

Recent Pay-Per-Click News and Announcements

Google Likely To Stay Out of Web Browser Game – June 1, 2006

Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt told industry analysts Wednesday that the Mountain View online search engine leader is unlikely to create its own Web browser, even though the company remains worried about being slighted by the next version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Read the entire article here.

Ask.com To Unveil Blog and Feed Search – June 1, 2006

Ask.com [formerly Ask Jeeves] today is set to unveil a new blog and RSS feed search, which will be available both on Ask.com and IAC’s Bloglines Web-based feed reader. The blog search feature is the latest tool on the new Ask.com, which underwent a redesign and rebranding in February. The new search results could impact traffic to blog publishers of all stripes, including ad-supported players and authors of corporate blogs. Read the entire article here.

Microsoft Looking To Invest, Innovate – May 31, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told investors Wednesday to be patient as the world’s largest software company spends time and money developing new products and entering new markets. Echoing comments made earlier, Ballmer said Microsoft must invest heavily in the opportunities it sees. Even an established product like its flagship Windows operating system, which includes the Internet Explorer browser, “has to be watered periodically,” Ballmer said. Read the entire article here.

Marchex Acquires Assets of Open List; Open List to Complement and Accelerate Content Strategy For Marchex Web Sites – May 30, 2006

SEATTLE, WA – May 30, 2006 – Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX, MCHXP) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Open List, Inc. (www.openlist.com), including its robust content aggregation, search technology, and user-generated content platform that Marchex plans to deploy to its proprietary network of vertical and local Web sites. Read the entire press release here.

Dell Embraces Google – May 25, 2006

Google and Dell have agreed to a first in a series of deals to preinstall Web and desktop search software on the PC maker’s computers, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Thursday. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference in Las Vegas, Schmidt discussed details of a long-rumored deal between the No. 1 search engine and the No. 1 PC maker, which is a strike against Google rival Microsoft. Under the deal, millions of Dell PCs will be loaded with the Google toolbar for Web and PC search, along with a co-branded home page, before they’re shipped to consumers. Read the entire article here.

Yahoo! And eBay To Join Forces In Partnership, Facing Google and Microsoft – May 25, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Internet powerhouses Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) and EBay Inc. are joining forces in an alliance that further defines the battle lines in an online showdown with rivals Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and AOL. Under the multi-year partnership announced Thursday, Yahoo and EBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) will draw upon each other’s strengths in online advertising, payments and communications so they can connect with even more web surfers than they already do. Read the entire article here.

Yahoo! Revamps Home Page, Enhances Features – May 17, 2006

Yahoo unveiled a redesigned home page on Tuesday in a further attempt to popularize its services with ever more efficient, responsive, and personalized interfaces. Without leaving the new home page, for example, users can conduct cursory checks of their mail, instant messenger accounts, Yahoo’s Launchcast Internet radio service, local weather and traffic reports, and movie listings. Read the entire article here.

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Blog Feature on PayPerClick Universe and Search Marketing Standard Consolidated

In order to provide our readers easy access to both bloggers associated with MordComm, Inc., we’ve decided to integrate the two blogs into one. Blog entries for the SearchMarketingStandard.com site and PayPerClickUniverse.com can now be accessed via either site. Just click on any of the blog entry links on the PayPerClick Universe site or click on the “blog” tab on SearchMarketingStandard’s site. Feel free to comment on anything we’re blogging about – we welcome your input! We’ll also have guest bloggers from time to time to provide another viewpoint. The latest entry concerns the decision by Yahoo! Search Marketing to reduce CEO Terry Semel’s annual salary to $1 per year, just as the top three in Google currently receive. Don’t worry about Semel hitting the food bank, though, as this entry explains.

$1 Per Year Is The Hot, New Online Executive Salary
Blog Archive

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank
our sponsor —
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  • offering Application Program Interface (API) for PPC ad campaigns
  • over 6 billion searches each quarter
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  • every customer – big or small – receives personalized account care from an experienced, knowledgeable representative
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Featured Review – PPC Search Engine or Tool

Keyword Discovery – Keyword Discovery is an analytical keyword tool offered by Trellian Software (headquartered in Melbourne, Australia), a company that has been a part of the Internet scene since at least 1997.Read more …

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank
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Featured Article of the Month From Our Website

This month we’re featuring an article from one of our favorite contributors, Tiffany M. Guarnaccia from Searchfeed.com, entitled “The PPC Vs. CPA Debate”. Thanks to Tiffany and our associates at ADOTAS.com who originally printed this article.

“Is the Pay Per Click (Pay Per Click) online advertising industry changing? Experts say that, as the PPC model changes, its natural progression will cause it to move towards the Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) model. For example, formerly a sole PPC provider, Revenue.net, recently launched a CPA model. Are other providers likely to follow suit?”. Continue reading this article here.

Preview of the Upcoming July 2006 Issue

In next month’s issue, which will arrive in your emailboxes on July 2, expect to see news of more action between Microsoft, Google and Yahoo!, but in the meantime, do check out our expanded news archive section if you need to catch up on all of May’s news or find out the first news items of June.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank
our sponsor —
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