Pay Per Click Universe – July 2007 – Vol. 4, No. 7

Welcome to the July 2007 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.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank
our newest sponsor - NBCSearch
– for their support:

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Work Continues on the Next Issue of Search Marketing Standard Magazine 

It seems like we just finish one issue and it’s time to start work on the next one – and we’re still just publishing once per quarter! The next issue of Search Marketing Standard magazine is going to be a goodie. I can’t reveal all, but there will be some intriguing coverage of international search markets and – my current favorite in the issue - insight into the must-have SEM tools some of the leading SEM gurus can’t live without. If you haven’t subscribed yet, it’s never too late to sign up for your very own copy. Don’t share … get your own copy so you can add those devilish horns and goatees to any one of the contributors you care to adorn!


Recent Pay-Per-Click News and Announcements

The Google Parasites – June 29, 2007

“I have to confess a certain fondness for Google, an admiration that has grown out of frequent innovation and creativity. And its frequent luck in the form of success. Then again, my livelihood doesn’t overwhelmingly depend on the whims of Google, so the idiosyncrasies of its search and other services is professionally interesting and not much more. But to a growing legion of small and midsize e-commerce players today, Google’s evolving rules and exact methodologies can devastate—or make wildly successful—and these are matters where those small players have virtually no say.” Read the entire article here.

Yahoo Search Marketing (Panama) Adds Tools For Advertisers - June 29, 2007

“The YSMBlog announced yesterday the addition of a few new tools in order to effectively help advertisers build out campaigns. While these changes seem to be small ones, nevertheless, anything helps new advertisers and for someone running multiple campaigns, tools to make that make creating a campaign more efficient are always welcome. The first change is a move and copy feature which allows you to move keywords from one ad group to another.” Read the entire article here.

Marchex Morphs 100,000 Generic Sites Into a Local Search Network – June 27, 2007

“Like Reverend Sun Myung Moon presiding over a mass wedding, Marchex has finally married its vast collection of generic, vertical and regional domains with business listings and reviews from Open List, the local search firm it acquired over a year ago. With the move, in the works for a year, the company has removed the ad links that blanketed 100,000 or so of its 200,000 direct navigation domains and replaced them with local business listings, reviews, and search functions intended to raise relevance and consumer loyalty on the sites. Visitors to Web properties such as SanDiegoRentersInsurance.com, SeattleVeterinarian.com and Podiatrist.com, as well as Zip code domains covering 96 percent of postal areas in the U.S., will now encounter local search interfaces structured around business categories related to the domain in question.” Read the entire article here.

Stone Temple Consulting Highlight 10 Cool Things You Can Do With IndexTools – June 27, 2007

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2007 — IndexTools (inc.), leading provider of on-demand web analytics, has been featured in a Stone Temple Consulting article entitled ’10 Cool Things you can do with IndexTools.’ The IndexTools article is part of a series written by Stone Temple Consulting CEO Eric Enge in the course of research for his 2007 Web Analytics Shootout report. Mr. Enge reviewed each of the major players in the Web Analytics Industry, digging into features of the various tools, testing and comparing their performance, as well as conducting interviews with executive thought leaders at each company. Read the entire press release here.

Local.com Enhances LocalConnect Local Search Platform – June 21, 2007

IRVINE, CA, June 21, 2007 — Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search engine, today introduced significant enhancements to its LocalConnect™ local search platform. Local Connect enables regional media including local newspapers, radio and television stations and yellow pages companies to incorporate Local.com’s powerful local search technology into their website via a customized, private-label local business directory platform. LocalConnect now offers a more streamlined look and feel that includes advanced navigation capabilities including the ability to filter by related categories, radius, nearby cities, ratings and reviews and recent searches, as well as the ability to customize results and SEO enabled profile pages to match clients’ websites’ look and feel. Read the entire press release here.

Google Expands Pay-Per-Action for Google AdWords – June 21, 2007

Announcement (Posted by Google)
June 21, 2007

A New Way to Pay – Google Expands Pay-Per-Action for Google AdWords™

Google announced today the worldwide expansion of its pay-per-action advertising beta. Pay-per-action is a new pricing model that allows advertisers to pay only when a pre-defined action is completed on their site, such as when a user makes a purchase, signs up for a newsletter, or completes any other clearly defined action. Since the initial launch of the pay-per-action advertising beta in March 2007, many advertisers who have used the new pricing model are pleased with the opportunity to have more ways to promote their products and services online. Read the entire announcement here.

Special Offers Available for PPC Users Through PayPerClick Universe

Visit our Special Offers page to view all our current specials. The offer for our readers from Findology for $50 in free clicks for new subscribers is still in effect here. There have been a lot of great changes at Findology over the last few months that make this worth looking at if you haven’t already explored it as an option for your PPC campaigns.


Blog Feature on PayPerClick Universe and SearchMarketingStandard.com

Joe Whyte once again comes up with a great blog post at the end of June on marketing to Generation Y in relation to media usage. Even though I’m a member of Generation Jones, in grad school I used to have both the boombox (no iPods then) and the TV going while reading up on medieval England for my history seminar. Nice to see the tradition continues. So, stop by and check out the blog for these and other entries, and do leave us a comment if you have a moment. We’re interested in knowing what you think about what’s going on in the SEM world and our take on it.

Marketing to Generation Y and Its Relation to Media Usage

Blog Archive


Featured Review - Update! PPC Search Engine or Tool

NBCSearch – First established in 1998, NBCSearch’s tag line is “We power results. No wordy pitches, just results.” With a network of over 1,800 vertical search engines and directories, as well as syndication with LookSmart, Ditto.com, Kanoodle, FindStuff, Lycos, and others, the NBCSearch network has more than 5 billion searches per month and more than 500 million queries each day.

Account management is provided by Bid4Keywords. Pay-per-click options are relatively standard. Their Targeting Optimizer tool includes not only the expected abilities to view current keyword bids and modify ad positions and bids accordingly, but also suggests additional keywords to add to your campaign. Keyword matching options include Broad Match, Smart Match (akin to Exact Match), and Negative Match for negative keywords. Read more …

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank
our sponsor -
Findology - for their support:

  • network of partners which generates more than 2 billion searches each month
  • free instant messenger service and access to searchable research database
  • portal provides variety of content at your fingertips – news, weather and more!
  • minimum bid of only 3 cents per click
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PPC Universe Article of the Month

This month we’ve got an article titled “Managing Your Pay-Per-Click Campaign: 4 Most Important Things to Consider” by Kevin Gold. You can read it here on our website.


Preview of the Upcoming August 2007 Issue

Watch for next month’s issue, which will arrive in your emailboxes on August 5th. Check out our expanded news archive section if you need to catch up on all of July’s news or find out the first news items of August.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank
our sponsor –
ABCSearch – for their support:

  • Get $100 credit towards your account and receive quality traffic that converts!
  • 3+ billion searches monthly
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