It looks like Google is testing using images near AdSense ads. Users at DigitalPoint reported they saw AdSense advertisements, which had images in it. As it is said Google officially disallowed images near AdSense Ads in December 2006, so they are breaking their own rules.
In the graphical style of a 21st century revolutionary movement, Google's rivals are mounting an advertising campaign against the increasingly dominant search engine. Stop the online information monopoly, the catchline urges, in this poster, spotted in a London tube carriage, by Ben Werdmuller. It's not a dumb strategy for an also-ran. Apple's campaign against the dictatorship of the PC, which dates back to its famous 1984 ad, helped it retain a few non-conformists. But, unwisely, the anti-Google campaign's authors appear to disguise their role. The ad promotes information-revolution.org, a domain owned by Profero, a marketing firm retained by search rivals Ask and Yahoo. I'm sure the agency's creatives proposed a deeply ironic guerrilla campaign; it may have been, as the Brits say, too clever by half; Ask and Yahoo just look sneaky.
As it was enclosed in JenSense blog as Jen spoke wioth Dave, that Google is testing yellow background on ads above the search results. Instead of the usual blue background you usually see with AdWords above the search results, these ads had a yellow background.
Sort of a self promo here, but, to be fair, it is something that was sorta asked for. I bugged Patrick and got him to create a coupon code for first time ReviewMe users. For the rest of this month advertisers get 50% off ReviewMe reviews by using the coupon code trial.
With all the hoopla over Google's newest "search" partner, it seems we've overlooked a new major player on the scene in the Google search network, SearchFind.com. You might be saying, who? But at closer glance, they've actually been able to send double the traffic of Google all in the course of a 24 hour surge. The folks at Microsoft and Yahoo! would love to be able to add that market share overnight.
I keep waiting for TW and one of the largest webmaster forums on the Web to embrace social media. Where are the 'Digg" icons on TW and WMW? Where is 'submit to Netscape'?
C'mon, two of the most read destinations on the Web by webmasters are ignoring Web 2.0? What you say? SearchEngineLand? 'Scuse, me, but Danny made it nearly impossible to comment with that archaic TypePrison system he's using. How Web 2.0 is that?