Want to have some extra fun at PubCon?
Play the PubCon drinking game and earn points and win cash prizes for each person on the list, you buy a drink for.
It’s pure linkbait, but what the heck, I’m all for free drinks!
Jennifer Slegg informs us that Google has added new custom targeting channels for AdSense publishers. The new option allows AdSense users to label different ad units on their site, and allows AdWords advertisers to see this units and select them for their ads.
Publishers will need to turn the feature on for each relevant custom channel in their account, or set up brand new custom channels, breaking down the site or ad units in ways they feel advertisers will want to target them. Then advertisers can access the channel information for specific publishers in order to pick and chose what to target on the site.
Jen has more over her own blog.
So, you are going to PubCon next week, right?
After all, why would you want to miss the following keynotes?
Or speakers such as this fine bunch?
And there’s two sessions, I certainly won’t be missing
Search Blog and Reporter Forum
Michael McDonald, Barry Schwartz, Andy Beal, Lee Odden, Rand Fishkin, Aaron Wall.
Forensic and Competitive Intelligence
Rob Garner, Andy Beal, Roger B. Dooley, Jake Baillie, Michael Marshall
Tomorrow is the last day for registration…come on, it’s Vegas baby!
Google spokesman Michael Mayzel said this week that the company will begin a public test of Google Audio Ads by the end of the year. Advertisers will be able to go online and sign up for targeted radio ads using the same AdWords system they use to buy Web search ads.
As part of the launch, Google is aggressively hiring radio sales people, to help capture the market, and could end up with as many as 1,000 employees focused on radio ads.
Barry reports Google has gone live with a diagnostic tool – which it began testing back in October – and can now be accessed by all AdWords users.
The tool helps advertisers quickly identify which ads are running and which are not, with suggested recommendations for fixing non-running ads.
Here’s what stood out for me.
1. On why Google acquired YouTube…
“YouTube was growing faster [than Google Video] and video became fundamental data type on the Internet, so thatâ€™s why we bought them.,” Schmidt said.
2. On potential copyright issues with YouTube…
“We have visited with as many media companies as we can,” Schmidt said. “We have to respect copy right.”
3. On allowing Google users to have access to their own search data…
“We would like to do that, as long as it is authenticatedâ€¦.If users can switch it keeps us honest.”
4. On not competing with Microsoft Office…
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