The use of other companies’ trademarks in your Adwords campaigns is something that crops up from time to time. After a recent judgement by Niilo Jääskinen, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, it appears that the rules of the game are about to change (probably in the Summer of 2011).
What can we do in Adwords?
Currently you’re able to use someone else’s trademark as a keyword (or phrase) to trigger an ad. You are not allowed Continue Reading »
It’s that time of year when everyone goes a bit Mystic Meg. We get the usual ‘predictions’ appearing in list after list and I thought it would be more useful to point to a couple of things that are real and have caught my eye recently.
This is one of those brilliant products that speaks for itself. Point your iPhone at a sign in a foreign language and the text is instantly translated into English without the need for a data connection.
Watch the video after the jump to understand just how cool it is.
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The guys at website monitoring service Pingdom have done an interesting visual round up of how some of the more successful blogs have evolved over recent years. There are a few trends to note but for me the move to a very crowded masthead stood out. Most of the blogs featured have decided to place a large ‘leaderboard’ style banner ad at the top (or near the top) of the page. I read this as a sign that the attention ads get here is too difficult to ignore when compared to the revenue from other areas on the site. It really reminds me of the huge mastheads we now see on print newspapers.
If you’re planning a blog it might be worth learning from the big guys rather than find out through your own evolution. Although the specifics are clearly relevant for those looking monetize content, the layout lessons must be applicable to corporate, promotional blogs too.
Take a look now: A visual round-up of successful blog evolution