Thursday, October 19, 2006
  • OPA Study Favors Members' Sites, Ad Execs Challenge Premise

    The Online Publishers Association will unveil new research today concluding that Web users who visit sites of their members are more desirable to some marketers than online visitors at Yahoo, AOL, MSN and other portals. But digital advertising executives say it doesn't necessarily make sense to compare the portals, which offer vast reach, to sites of individual publishers, which often serve niche audiences. ...Read the whole story

  • Waterfront Unveils Health Network

    Aiming to expand beyond niche self-help sites, Waterfront Media on Wednesday formally launched, a broad-based health site built around 40 "condition centers" covering everything from diabetes to schizophrenia. The site has enlisted 14 specialists from top medical institutions to oversee relevent centers and interact with members through blogs, online chats and by answering health questions online. ...Read the whole story

  • Akron Beacon Journal Taps Monster For Online Job Section

    Online recruiting giant Monster is teaming with the Akron Beacon Journal to start a co-branded job section on the newspaper's site. The deal will replace CareerBuilder, the current national job listings provider on, with Monster by mid-November. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Tests New AdWords Feature

    Google Wednesday began a public beta test of a new tool aimed at helping paid search marketers increase conversion rates by testing multiple configurations of the same page. The tool, Google Website Optimizer, allows site owners to test different headlines, copy and images on sites to evaluate which combinations give the most conversions as represented by sales, signups or other actions. ...Read the whole story

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