Search Headlines & Links: July 19, 2007

Want a snapshot of the day's search marketing news? Here we've collected today's top news stories posted to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with search-related headlines from around the Web:

From the SEW Blog:

  • Google Expands Newspaper Ads
    Google has opened up its Print Ads program to all AdWords customers, giving them the ability to purchase ads in approximately 225 U.S.-based newspapers.
  • Report: Click Fraud Up to 15.8% Last Quarter
    According to the latest Click Fraud Index report from Click Forensics, the overall industry average pay-per-click fraud rate rose to 15.8 percent for the second quarter of 2007. This is an increase from 14.1 percent for the same quarter in 2006 and 14.8 percent for Q1 2007.
  • Local.com Acquires PremierGuide
    Local.com has picked up B2B local directory provider PremierGuide for a about $2 million. PremierGuide offers white-label business directories to local publishers, such as newspapers, radio and TV stations, and regional sites.
  • Google-DoubleClick Deal Faces Congressional Scrutiny
    Google execs will be called to defend the potential $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick before both House and Senate Subcommittees
  • SEW Experts: Creating Link Love With Informational Videos
    Sage Lewis gives some advice for creating B2B videos that can create a lot of link love.

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