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Sorry, folks, I don’t have much time today for a good Tues News, so I thought I make up for the lack of analysis, theme and picture from homestarrunner.com and give you not three but FOUR amazing links, today. Just because today has been a busy day here at the Wpromote office doesn’t mean that amazing things aren’t happening in the world of search marketing. Let’s get going!

  • SEM Showing Signs of Life: The economy is giving everyone a very difficult time and the search marketing industry is no exception. However, there may be a silver lining. According to MediaPost, “The data shows that overall spend declined by 21% from the prior year. But this quarter’s decline demonstrates a slight improvement, compared with the first quarter’s 23% drop in advertising spend.” Don’t be left behind; get your SEM dollars ready, people! [MediaPost]
  • Google vs. Microsoft: What You Need to Know: We talk a lot about Google, Microsoft, AdWords, Bing, Brin & Page, Ballmer, etc. but if you’re new to search marketing, it may all sound a bit like mumbo-jumbo. This article goes over the basics and analyzes the current situation and possible future outcomes with regards to this clash of the titans! [Wired.com]
  • Facebook Employees Get Rich!: We’ve all heard this before but, this time, it appears to be true. Facebook has found an investor in the form of Digital Sky Technologies. Looks like employees might actually get a chance to cash out. The big question, as always, is: “Is now the right time?” One look at the stock market might make you wonder. [The Business Insider]
  • Microsoft Bing Grows, But Not Enough: So, we’ve heard a lot about Bing and, after reading the Wired article above, you may know a little bit more about it. Well, who cares, right? As it turns out, Microsoft did a good job turning heads with their ad campaign but they haven’t been able to get users to keep their attention on Bing and off of Google. [InformationWeek]

Sorry for the abbreviated version of the Tues News. Hopefully, I didn’t ruin your Tues by adding a little extra news to make up for the format. Thanks for stopping by. Read up on and keep up with the online world; keep reading Tues News! Catch ya later!


3 thoughts on “Tues News: 7/14 (Abbreviated Edition)
  1. Hmm, interesting about Bing and Facebook. As for Bing, its true…I use it from time to time but always end up reverting back to Google, even though Bing is faster. As for Facebook, wow…this will be one to watch and see if it goes the way of MySpace or matures along with its user base.

    Thanks for the news!

  2. kmoth says:

    I’m most surprised by the news that facebook has found an investor… after all this time I wonder what sparked the move by Digital Sky Technologies.

  3. Matt says:

    I wonder how Microsoft feels about the most recent valuation of Facebook at $6.5B. When they invested just over a year and a half ago, the valuation was $15B. At any other company, at least one person would have lost his job over that…

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