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MediaWhiz Launches New Ad Network – ShoppingAds

MediaWhiz has launched a new ad network called ShoppingAds. It is meant to be a replacement for AuctionAds. AuctionsAds offered CPA ads only while ShoppingAds will offer a combination of CPA and CPC ads. AuctionsAds was linked through to eBay while ShoppingAds can link to any number of advertisers. ShoppingAds will display CPC ads to site visitors from the USA while international visitors will see geo-targeted CPA ads from eBay. Some users of AuctionAds have complained of high numbers of clicks with very a poor conversion rates. AuctionAds works best on product-related sites in specific niches (ex. baseball cards). For example, some AuctionAds users are seeing RPC as low as $0.01 to $0.02. It’s too soon to say what the overall RPC will be for ShoppingAds. However, my guess is that it will be in the $0.10 to $0.25 range. (Remember, don’t click on your own ShoppingAds or you’ll get…

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MediaWhiz Acquires AuctionAds

News just broke that MediaWhiz has purchased Jeremy Schoemaker’s majority ownership of AuctionAds to fully acquire the company. AuctionAds was launched earlier this year as a partnership between Shoemoney Media and MediaWhiz. This is good news for AuctionAds publishers who have suffered through outages and targeting/reporting problems especially over the last few weeks. AuctionAds was a victim of it’s own success. Rapid growthSince launch, [tag]AuctionAds[/tag] has registered over 25,000 publishers displaying 300+ million AuctionAds ads per day on their network. required scaling of servers beyond what a two-man team could provide.

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London 2012 Olympic Logo Brouha

The new London 2012 Olympic logo is supposed to be an iconic representation of the date 2012. Can you make it out? The word London and the Olympic rings are included in the first two digits of the logo. The controversial new logo was designed by Wolff Olins and costs £400,000. The jagged logo comes in a series of shades of pink, blue, green and orange and will evolve in the run-up to the GamesThe 2012 Olympic Games will take place in London from July 27th to August 12th, 2012. The main games will followed by the Paralympic Games from August 29th to September 9th, 2012. — or so they say. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge described the logo as “truly innovative.” That’s where the complements ended. Within hours of the launch, an online petition was set up asking for a new logo or a return to the bid…

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Tumri AdPods – a Chitika eMiniMalls Killer?

TumriFounded in 2004, Tumri is based in Mountain View, CA. CornerStore has been rebranded as Tumri AdPods with a major relaunch on May 7th. The AdPod is, according to Tumri, “a complete reinvention of the online ad unit, with a never-seen-before mix of interactive branding, merchandising and customized offer-based advertising, AdPod is the consumer shopping experience interface on the publisher’s site”. Tired of boring static ads? The key thing is that the AdPod is interactive presenting multiple products and vendors in a single ad unit. The AdPod offers both CPC and CPA advertising. Publishers can choose inventory from over fifteen hundred merchants that include Amazon, Walmart, Sharper Image, Shopping.com, Target, and Overstock. Publishers make money if a visitor clicks on an ad or, in other cases, only if they actually buy the product. This depends on the arrangement Tumri has with each vendor. Publishers get a 50 percent split of…

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Zap Unwanted Programs with the PC-Decrapifier

The PC Decrapifier uninstalls many of the common trialware and popup annoyances found on many of the PCs from big name OEMs. All of those programs are placed on your new PC because the big companies like Dell, HP, Gateway and others sell advertising space on your PC to improve their margins at the your expense. There is a complete list of the annoying programs on the PC Decrapifier website. Wow! That’s a long list. [tag]PC Decrapifier[/tag] is free for personal use. It is also available for PC technicians at a small fee to use as a tool in their everyday business to save them a tremendous amount of time. The commercial version has the additional ability to automate itself.