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Online Ad Spend Falls for First Time in 8 Years

According to IDC , online ad spending will drop in the first quarter of 2009 for the first time since the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. According to the study, search ads increased in Q4 2008 by 10 percent, but display ads fell 18...

Embed Text Ads in Your Tweets, Earn Revenue

Startup Adjix has a way to monetize on your Twitter account by adding short text ads to the end of your tweets. It works by selecting from options of different ads, and then when you send out your tweet, the ad link shows up at the...

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Android App From Website Magazine

Website Magazine is pleased to announce the release of its application for the Android OS. Website Magazine readers can access and comment on articles from the most recent issue as well as the daily weblog posts. Sound interesting...

Time Tracking With Fanurio

Fanurio Time Tracking SRL has just released Fanurio version 2.0 , a time tracking and billing software application for freelancers and those performing and billing contracted work. Fanurio can record services and expenses, round time...

Yahoo! Index Update

Yahoo! rolled out some changes to its search index with "fresh web data" and updates to their crawling, indexing, and ranking algorithms over the last three to five days. Yahoo has had just two updates since last November...

Commenter Anonymity

A ruling Friday by the Maryland Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court decision and said NewsZap.com, an online forum run by Independent Newspapers Inc., does not have to disclose the identities of participants in a 2006 online exchange...

Paid Plus Organic Listings Equal 15% Clickthrough Rate

The rate of ad clicks from sponsored and non-sponsored links was reported in a recent study (PDF) conducted by researchers from Penn State and the Queensland University of Technology. The study looked at the rate of ad click-through...

SEO for Multi-Word Queries

The length of search queries has increased over the past year according to HitWise (PDF). That's a meaningful bit of information for both publishers (affiliates) and advertisers - let's look at how to capitalize on this important...

Social Media Calculator and the Economics of Branded Apps

Social media application company Buddy Media released a "social media calculator" and a report that offers a valuable comparison of the spend and number of engaged users generated from social media apps versus online display...

Yahoo Monkeys with Facebook

I know, I know - again with the Yahoo! improvements. This time it's the search results that Yahoo!'s been monkeying around with. Yahoo! is now presenting Facebook profiles within search results - but the good times don't...

AWeber Affiliate Program Improvements

Email marketing software provider AWeber made some important changes to their affiliate program. AWeber has been around for a while (as long as I've been in the business). If you're an affiliate marketer marketing to other...

Bigger Search Box: Small Change, Big Impact

Google's Inside AdSense blog has a terrific case study on a site that made a small change with a big impact as a result. The owner of the site was using Google's SiteSearch for displaying search results on his pages. A few...

SortPrice Adds Shop by Color Feature

Shopping search engine SortPrice added a new "Shop By Color" feature. That might not be big news to those that use other shopping comparison engines, but if you're taking the time to customize a XML shopping feed with...

M&A's Down (Way Down) in '08

According to a special report by SoftwareCEO.com - part of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) - oftware mergers and acquisitions were down dramatically in 2008, and software initial public offerings (IPOs) did...

Clickability Corporate CMS Enhancements

Web content management solution Clickability announced the availability of several enhancements to its corporate solution last week including mobile device delivery and global brand management capabilities. I was fortunate enough to...

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