Microsoft to give away its Works office suite in exchange for ads -- lookout Google Docs & Spreadsheets & Presentations & c'mon, Google Office, Microsoft's fighting back. iCrossing spends some of its $62 million of recent funding to buy a web development firm; is Google getting into SEO, or is there confusion among AdWords reps? And more, in today's show.
Tune-in by listening to this MP3 file, listening via WebmasterRadio at 11:30am Eastern and repeated at 2pm Eastern Monday through Thursday (see instructions here), through iTunes via this link, though our Yahoo Podcasts channel or in other ways listed here. You can also listen on our Digg podcasts channel.
Upcoming Seminars: SEO and Conversion Rates: Hand-in-hand - RX for Large Paid Search Advertising Campaigns: Anatomy of an Enterprise Solution - Big Brand Search Engine Optimization: Managing Large Campaigns
Listen to this podcast now using the Odeo player below:
Works To Be Ad Funded
Microsoft Works to become a free, ad-funded product from ZDNet reports Microsoft is going to be giving away a hosted version of Microsoft Works, named Microsoft Works 9.0. Microsoft Works 9.0 is going to be a hosted, ad-supported, document-processing tool, to compete on the same playing field as Google Docs...
- IAC Reports Q2
Earnings, Ask.com Revenue Down On A Per Query Basis
Ask.com's parent company, IAC, released their second quarter earnings statement today. Ask.com is bundled into the "Media & Advertising" category, which overall reported higher revenue than the previous year by 33%. However, Ask.com realized a "lower revenue per query since the launch" of Ask 3D in June. Why? Because the...
Acquires Proxicom After $62 Million Funding
Internet marketer iCrossing acquires Va. firm from azcentral.com reports iCrossing has purchased Proxicom, a web development firm based in Virginia after getting $62 million last week. Janet at Marketing Pilgrim looks at the other firms they have recently acquired and speculates that iCrossing is on a value building exercise....
- Google hires browser hacking guru, Ryan Naraine
- Google Documents Can't Be Deleted Entirely, Google Operating System
- What Can Google Analytics Tell You? That Vanessa Fox Visited Your Site When Staying At The Drake Hotel
- Is Google Misleading Search Marketers?
- Google Stealing Your Clients? Offers Proposal To Do Video SEO
Launches Campaign Optimizer For Automated AdWords Tips
The Inside AdWords Blog announced the launch of campaign optimizer. Campaign optimizer is an automated AdWords tool that gives you tips on how to improve your campaign, in just minutes. When you run the tool, Google will "automatically analyze your budget, keywords, and landing page, and create a customized proposal...