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Microsoft Cozies Up to Designers and Developers

Microsoft seems to be feeling the heat from other SMB providers. Recently they have launched BizSpark, a discount program for startups. Now they're hoping to entice the designer/developer crowd with WebSiteSpark. The program offers...

Microsoft-Yahoo Search/Ad Pact: Alternative to Google

Microsoft and Yahoo have finally forged an alliance after months/years of on and off negotiations. Microsoft will power Yahoo’s search tool while Yahoo! will become the exclusive sales force for both firms premium search advertisers...

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The Traffic State of Bing, Microsoft's Decision Engine

Microsoft's new search engine Bing has done a notable job of earning the respect of both users and Web professionals that I have spoken with. So what's the state of Bing? How are they performing? Hitwise took a close look and...

Microsoft Advertising Intelligence - Excel Plugin

Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Advertising Intelligence, a keyword research and optimization tool which operates in Microsoft Office Excel 2007. It can help paid search advertisers in expanding keyword lists, researching...

Bing - Microsoft's Decision and Answer Search

Microsoft officially unveiled a next-generation search service yesterday dubbed Bing at the D7 conference. Bing ( not Kumo as many anticipated for the branding ) will be rolled out over the next several days until it is fully available...

Death to AdSense; Microsoft Releases PubCenter

Microsoft announced the beta release of PubCenter at the AdSpace Conference this week. PubCenter is a solution designed to directly compete with contextual (i.e. matching the content of the page) affiliate/publisher programs like Google...

On the Wire at Website Magazine (Submit Your News!)

Several months into 2008, Website Magazine dropped its popular On The Morning Wire blog post series, which highlighted important news releases for the current day related to Web professionals - SEOs, SEMs, designers, developers - you...

Size of the Internet Audience

Comscore reported last week that the total global internet audience (age 15 and older from home and work computers) surpassed 1 billion visitors in December 2008. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the highest share of global Internet...

Google Apps Reseller Program Unveiled

Google announced the launch of an authorized reseller program for Google Apps . While some might see this as a direct attack on Microsoft's core product line (which it very well may be), Web hosting companies should really be the...

Major Gains For Search in Q4

Online marketing intelligence provider AdGooroo released a report today indicating major gains in search during the fourth quarter. Google led in Q4 with first-page advertiser growth of 58.0 percent, followed by Live Search with 42...

Firefox With 20% Market Share In November (2008)

Net Applications reports that for the first time ever, the Firefox browser exceeded a 20% share for a full month. Microsoft's IE still led the way with 69.77%. Firefox at 20.78% was followed by Safari (7.13%), Chrome (0.83%) and...

New MSN Crawler and Index Update

Last week on Microsoft's Webmaster Center Blog, the Live Search team announced that it will be testing an update to MSNBot (the company's official site crawler), which may show up as a new crawler name in your referrer logs...

Search Marketing & Small Business

A Microsoft AdCenter study of 400 small-business owners in the US indicated that a majority invest in developing websites, but do not take steps to enhance their online business presence (throuch paid search marketing). Fifty-nine...

Microsoft/HP Extend Private-Label Hosting to VARs

Microsoft Corp. and HP announced a joint initiative this week that will enable value-added resellers (VARs) to utilize a software-plus-services business model. The two companies will equip VARs with tools and guidance to offer “private...

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Live Search Adds Malware Reporting

Microsoft's Live Search Webmaster Center Team announced that its updated tool now shows if any malware is found associated with your site. As Live Search crawls the Web, it flags all pages containing or linking to detected malware...

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