Sandra Guy, on Sun-Times presents the case of Restaurant.com that after a “near-death” experience, is thriving by offering consumers online gift certificates for restaurant meals nationwide. Restaurant.com tallied $3 million in revenue last year and is projecting $7 million this year.
The effectiveness of Web site advertising is directly and significantly impacted by the level of personal loyalty audience members feel toward the content of specific sites, according to the latest research released by the Online Publishers Association. The news is reported on Adage. I believe it’s a positive news for bloggers. In a blog content is king and, maybe, will become a revenue stream… Am I dreaming?
You can’t base a revenue model only on online advertising. As explained on Boston.com Yahoo! keeps teaching us that it’s important to diversify the revenue stream by offering premium fee-based services. You can’t live with advertising alone… That’s why Yahoo! is lauching Games-on-Demand pay and play as much as you want (or can
Andrew Gerhart, on Top Site Listing summarizes the characteristics of the main search engines and provides a few tips to improve positioning and to get the best results from SE advertising. It’s a summary of a wide topic, however it’s useful.
According to a recent survey from WebTrends and iProspect, 41% of US marketers are currently running paid search engine marketing (SEM) efforts. Read on the full article on eMarketer: How Marketers Are Measuring SEM Efforts.
The latest issue of Revolution Magazine features a brief case study of Audi A8 online campaign. The campaign has been sub-divided into two phases: the first, named pre-lauch, aimed to raise awareness of the car and capture early prospects. And the second to present the message that the new A8 embodied Vorsprung durch Technikas well as generating leads. Site content and online advertising were developed by digital agency Good Technology.
Premium rate SMS (PSMS) is the term that describes the charging of a premium to consumers, for a text message that is either sent or received by their mobile phone. On Flytext website, Thomas Schuster answers a lot of questions concerning Premium Rate SMS. It’s a very interesting contribute that helps understanding how to run a wireless campaign. Recently the Flytext mobile campaign Movie Rewind has been featured in a case study presented on Revolution Magazine. Movie Rewind targeted an audience aged 16-35 with competitions linked to films such as Lethal Weapon, Dirty Harry, The Rock, City of Angels and Erin Brockovich.
Online personals are getting a bigger and bigger business. There is an intense competition between online dating services with Yahoo! and Match.com leading the leading the advertising challenge in the sector. Today on IAR Ryan Naraine pictures a precise state of the art of the market, trying to answer a curious question:If money can’t buy you love, what’s the explanation for the overflowing cash registers in the online personals space — where high-traffic destinations have found big profits in user-created content?
As in offline life, I would answer: money can’t buy real love�
Last year in Western Europe, SMS generated $15 billion in revenue. It’s not difficult to imagine that US carriers are trying to import the SMS fashion in North America as well. Peter Svensson reports on Mercury News about the American mobile market fears and hopes. It’s worked in Europe and Asia — why not here?
Last week Google has launched Google Toolbar 2.0. It presents some new features like a pop-up blocker, and a Blog-this button that will work for Blogger users. The announced problem with the pop-up blocker is that it blocks every kind of pop-ups, not just the advertising ones. Furthermore it will not be able to stop Gator advertising. The polemics on the new Toolbar go further if we look at the blog-this feature that has raised a lot of concern between blogging services and technology providers in competition with Blogger. I really look forward to test it, however I will have to wait until Monday, when I get back to work. The new toolbar in fact doesn’t work on Mac. Like many other people, I’m a big Google fan, however I have been really disappointed by the lack of consideration for Mac users�
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