Yahoo, United Online Renew Contracts

Yahoo and United Online announced they have extended their contract today. Yahoo will provide sponsored search and web search results for NetZero, Juno and BlueLight (United Online properties).

The joint press release stated:


"United Online has been a trusted partner for many years and provides a highly engaged user base providing an excellent source of quality traffic for our advertisers," said Sue Decker, executive vice president, head of Advertiser and Publisher Group and acting chief financial officer, Yahoo!, Inc. "Extending this relationship is a testament to Yahoo! and United Online's shared commitment to offering the best online experience to users and advertisers worldwide."

"Being able to conduct a search and receive meaningful results is extremely important to our users," said Mark R. Goldston, chairman and chief executive officer of United Online. "After exploring several options, we decided that Yahoo's new search marketing system was the best platform for us to provide our ISP users with enhanced, even more relevant search capabilities. We strive to provide our NetZero, Juno and Bluelight members with a high-quality experience and we are confident that this agreement with Yahoo! has helped us to achieve that goal."

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.