SEW Experts: Search Ad Tools Help Manage Complexity

Search Engine Watch Expert - Kevin RyanSearch advertising tools have been unhappily married to search providers since they first appeared on the scene. But there's new hope for search marketers. In today's Searching for Meaning column, "Search Ad Tools Help Manage Complexity," Kevin Ryan notes that increasing consolidation and acquisition of search advertising tools by big holding companies is slowly opening a window of opportunity for independent providers.

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Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.