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Initial Interest Confusion rears its ugly head once more in trademark infringement case

Two years ago, Multi Time Machine brought a lawsuit against Amazon for trademark infringement, alleging that web pages on Amazon.com for “MTM special ops watches” keyword searches could be too confusing to consumers, since the MTM watches are not sold on the site. Now, a similar complaint was brought by Bodum versus Williams-Sonoma for French […]

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Google warns against misusing links in syndication & large-scale article campaigns

Google’s out today with a warning for anyone who is distributing or publishing content through syndication or other large-scale means: Watch your links. Google’s post reminds those who produce content published in multiple places that, without care, they could be violating Google’s rules against link schemes. No content marketing primarily for links, warns Google Google says […]

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Quality Score and other leverage points

As you are no doubt aware, Google recently added additional reporting and transparency to the Quality Score (QS) metric that’s all-important in terms of calculating Ad Rank. (If you’ve never watched the updated Ad Rank explanation video by Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, I recommend you take a look.) Determining the relative importance of Quality Score […]

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The true secret to AdWords success

“8 Google AdWords Hacks that Will Double Your Conversion Rate!” “AdWords Tricks That Increased Customer Acquisition by 20%!” “An AdWords Campaign Tweak to Increase PPC Leads 200%!” These days, it seems like everywhere you look, someone is suggesting a new AdWords hack, trick or tweak that will transform your AdWords accounts. I’ll admit that I’ve even […]

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Google expands offline attribution and launches in-store sales measurement

Earlier this week at Google Marketing Next event in San Francisco the company made a number of provocative and important announcements. It announced a new, free multi-touch attribution tool called Google Attribution. It also announced location extensions for YouTube and in-store sales measurement for AdWords. Google is increasingly focused on showing advertisers how the ads on its network […]