Thursday Roundup 2/14/2008

By jameszol
Published on February 15, 2008

Official Blogs


Introducing the Google Business YouTube channel - This is awesome. Great videos and good, solid advice.


Revisions to Microsoft adCenter Terms and Conditions - Decent Q&A regarding the changes in adCenter’s Terms and Conditions.

Favorite posts from the people/bloggers/companies we admire (alphabetical) -

Aaron Wall’s SEO

The Kinds of Search PPC Arbitrage That Are Not Dying

Future Now’s GrokDotCom

The Cost of Leaving Hispanics Lost in Translation - I’m excited to note that I am reading more and more about advertising in other languages and bringing down the barriers to advertising to an International audience. Great post - a “must read”!

Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog

Love Your Landing Pages - Webinar Recap - I enjoyed this webinar (I was only able to attend half of it) and found a lot of excellent ecommerce landing page tips and hints being tossed around.

Search Engine Land

AdWords + Video: Video Ads Come To Google Search Results - Lot’s of buzz surrounding this topic. I have to add my name to the slew of pros that have not seen a video ad in the search results yet…

Search Engine Roundtable

Long Tail Searches Are Becoming More Mainstream - I thought this was very interesting (”must read” this post). Long tail queries, for the first time, have gone from an average of 3 words to 4 words.


So how do you create personas for your site? - Personas is another buzzword this quarter…great post and especially relevant for ecommerce advertising/site optimization.

the PPC Book

The Design Quagmire - A worthwhile read on how taking small, deliberate steps to implement design changes can be better than a major design overhaul. There are always outliers though - I am good friends with a major design company that consistently performs major ecommerce overhauls and the results are always in the triple digits regarding sales growth after the overhaul.

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