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Google dumps porn from its ads

Despite being the go-to search engine for all kinds of sexual content, Google has decided to disallow sexually explicit material from ads created by the porn industry.


Google is killing the keyword, unless you pay (here's what to do about it)

Despite Google’s claim that it is merely looking out for the wellbeing of its users by hiding keyword data, Google doesn’t hide the data if you pay for it. That is, if marketers place paid ads in Google Adwords for their keywords, Google will pass along visitor keyword data.

Dropbox CEO: Why search advertising failed us

Dropbox founder and chief executive Drew Houston offered some details this afternoon about how he grew the company to more than 4 million users. In its early days, the document synchronization startup did all the things that startups are “supposed” to do, like buying ads on Google’s search results through AdWords and hiring a public relations firm.

Google’s new search mantra: “Did you know?”

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that the future of search was blazing-fast, “autonomous” searching that constantly provides users with results. He made the comments at a keynote speech at the German IFA home electronics event in Berlin Tuesday.

Clickable lets small businesses go beyond Google’s search ads

For many small businesses, Google’s AdWords product may be their only online marketing channel. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, New York City startup Clickable introduced its Master Campaign tool, which the company claims is the first product to allow for campaign management across Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Bing.