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Google, AOL, Extend Search Deal

For many years now AOL search results, both organic and paid, were powered by Google. Now with a deal announced by AOL – none of that is going to change. This morning AOL announced the renewal and expansion of their global partnership. The five-year renewal will...

Major Player updates; Search Engine Turmoil

Pause Button Pressed on Yahoogle As the time for implementation of the Google/Yahoo agreement drew near, there was little doubt that some sort of action by the US Dept. of Justice would surface. It remains to be seen what direction the DOJ will go, but there is...

Google AOL Investment Not Worth It

About three years ago Google took on a 5% stake at AOL for a whopping $1 Billion. Today Google is not so sure that the investment was a good choice. While they are not saying the value they believe the investment is worth, they are certainly not pleased by the past...

Today’s Social Media and SEO Linkforth

AOL Time Warner had acquired Bebo, one of the largest social networks outside of North America. Bebo is huge in both the U.K. and New Zealand. It’s the third biggest social network in the U.S. after MySpace and Facebook and for AOL it “positions us to...

AOL Acquires Quigo

According to Business Week, AOL has acquired pay per click search engine Quigo for a reported $300 million. The acquisition includes the AdSonar and Feedpoint platforms. Quigo has been serving up ads for a number of Time.com properties, and with the success they have...