Jun 30 2009

Study: Older C-Level Execs Avoid Twitter, Blogs

More than one in two executives under the age of 40 can be found on Twitter or contributing to a work-related blog.

Jun 28 2009

48 hours left for Elance affiliate cash bonuses

There are 2 bonuses running until the end of June for new Elance affiliates. Only 48 hours left to qualify! 1) Bonus 1 – $10 for the 25 first affiliates that activate and generate 100 legitimate clicks. 2) Bonus 2 – $50 for the 5 first affiliates that recruit 5 Employers with escrow payments of any amount. All details here Not yet an Affiliate? Check out more information about the Elance.com affiliate program right here : <Elance Affiliate Program> Sign up for the program here : Contact Affiliate Partner Manager: Gerard Michel Vollet Email: affiliates {AT} elance.com

Jun 28 2009

Gaiam Wins Publisher’s Choice Award

The Gaiam affiliate program wins the Publisher's Choice Award at the LinkShare 2009 Golden Link Awards. In 2007 Gaiam won the Innovative Merchant of the Year award. AMWSO had 4 clients nominated for awards at the 2009 Golden Link Awards, Gaiam, Kegworks, Greatskin and Forzieri.

Jun 25 2009

Active Home Internet Users by Country, May 2009

The Internet population is up everywhere except the U.K.

Jun 24 2009

Increased Commission Contest

KegWorks Increased Commission Contest Earn an increased commission until the end of Sept! Here's the deal: Reach 10 accumulated orders in the month of June, July or August and you’ll have 7% commission until the end of Sept 2009. When you reach 10 orders, please send me an email to bump you up from the 5% base to 7% commission. Not Yet an Affiliate? Sign-up for our affiliate program here For more information about KegWorks.com LinkShare affiliate program, please click here KegWorks.com – No one knows home bar supplies and equipment like we do!

Jun 24 2009

Advertising Placements by Industry and Top Sponsored Links, May 2009

The industry breakdown of ad placements and unit types and top 25 companies placing sponsored links.

Jun 24 2009

Market Watch Press Release

Elance, the leading site for online work, today announced that this week it will pass the $200 million mark for work delivered by its community of independent professionals. This milestone announces the arrival of 'Cloud Commuting' into the mainstream and demonstrates online work as the new way to hire experts and get work done. Read the full article here There are 2 bonuses running until the end of the month for new affiliates. All details here. Not yet an Affiliate of this winning company? Check out more information about the Elance.com affiliate program right here . Or sign up for the program here . Contact Affiliate Partner Manager: Gerard Michel Vollet Email: affiliates {AT} elance.com

Jun 22 2009

Top U.S. Parent Companies and Stickiest Brands on the Web, May 2009

A look at the brands that get visitors and keep users engaged the longest both at home and work.

Jun 22 2009

Up Close and Personal with Bing Team

The buzz around the announcement of Microsoft ’s new search brand Bing is still going strong. Users are commenting on everything from Bing’s interface to the quality of the results. WebProNews caught up with Bing team members Nathan Buggia and Ramez Naam to get some first-hand information on the engine. The three main areas of focus for the new search product were: 1.    Best possible results 2.    Organized experience 3.    Key tools to help users decide Ramez says the quality of the search results have changed and the speed of the engine is better. Bing is continuing to work to cut down on the user’s time searching by simplifying tasks. To organize the search experience, Bing has a 3-column layout and a “table of contents” in the upper left-hand corner. With the table of contents, Bing looked at how searchers view results and refine their queries and created categories accordingly. For example, if you search for a Honda Accord, the categories could be reviews, recalls, repair, videos, and images. Bing also provides key tools to help users make decisions regarding specific tasks such as travel and product purchases. One of Nathan’s favorite features about Bing is the Best Match capability. With this feature, if it’s positive that a query is a navigational query, Bing will hide the regular algorithm results and showcase the “best match.” For example, for a query for www.ups.com , Bing will highlight the UPS site and even include a search box directly on the results page to track packages. Bing is also doing Entity Extraction on pages to pull out user reviews and obtain a deeper knowledge of the content on the page. The purpose of this is to include more valuable content in the search result captions to better serve the users. What about Bing’s impact on SEO? Nathan says because the content publisher’s goals and Bing’s goals are the same, it leads to more targeted traffic. The categorized results show up to 20 results per page, which means everyone isn’t fighting over the top 10 blue links and the small businesses have a better chance of being seen. Bing is doing some pretty cool things, and it has already been given some good reviews. But as users continue to test Bing out and see all that it can do, the big question remains: “Does Bing pose a threat to Google?”

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Jun 19 2009

Average Search CPC Data by Category for May 2009

Cost-per-click data by vertical category in search in the U.S.