Just in time for April Fools day, MSN has brought back their Search Spoof site. Now you can have fun by sending someone a search results page that offers a little tongue-in-cheek.
Two assignments for you…
Done that? They both paint (in my opinion) the picture that Amazon simply doesn’t get blogging.
Shel’s comments sum it up,…”We got a great many questions challenging any contention that Amazon would benefit from blogging in any way”
Ok, now read Werner Vogels’, CTO for Amazon.com, version of events.
…they make the suggestion in their responses (at least Shel does) that Amazon doesn’t “get” blogging. They are wrong. Amazon is a long time pioneer in the space of involving their customers with our product. And we really listen to our customers; any Amazon employee who encounters an issue on a forum or weblog or at any other place is empowered to escalate those issues internally immediately until they get fixed. Customer feedback is essential for Amazon and we will use all effective means to get it.
We had a few details ealier this week of Google plans to allow images and logos inside pop-up balloons on Google Local.
CNET confirms that Google has now rolled-out the service.
Marketers will be able to place photos and logos inside balloons that pop up on Google maps exactly where the merchants are located.
A handful of advertisers, including Barnes & Noble and Ralph Lauren, have purchased keywords such as “New York books” and “Ralph Lauren New York” and tested the new Local Business Ads system over the past few weeks, said Dominic Preuss, product manager for Google’s local advertising.
I’ll get you the link to Google, just as soon as I find the appropriate content. Strangely, a search for “google local business ads” on Google, reveals nothing, not even a sponsored link. Guys, need help with your PPC management?
Over the years, we’ve seen JupiterMedia try to closely integrate JupiterResearch with Search Engine Strategies.
Now that both companies have been sold, Danny Sullivan speaks-up and offers his candid thoughts. Turns out, the whole thing was a charade…
If SES and SEW were feeding off of JupiterResearch, I certainly never felt it. I like the people at JupiterResearch, both those that are still left and those recently departed. But we had no real synergy between the two. We did our own things and coordinated nothing. JupiterResearch would have banners at our shows, and in the last year, I’d give them a track on the first day, but I never got the impression we were somehow thriving because of that track.
If you’ve not ever ventured to WebmasterWorld’s PubCon – especially if you’ve stuck to Search Engine Strategies your whole life – you should make every effort to attend April’s show.
PubCon Boston runs April 18-20 and you can save a whole bunch of money by registering before April 1st.
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