Calling Holland August 2009: Newspapers, search & admarket
Bas van den Beld, Roy Huiskes and Eduard Blacqueire had their monthly talk again about what went on in Search in the Netherlands. A week late, so there were some September topics discussed also.
As usual the three Dutchmen talked about three topics: the failed redesign of a Dutch newspaper website, Admarkt Mini's and finally a people search engine.
Shownotes can be found below,
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We discussed the following topics about search in Holland:
Dutch newspaper forgets to add search to their process
The Dutch newspaper AD restyled their website in a format their new owners already used in Belgium. They however forgot to put search into the process and lost lots of links, pages and visitors.
http://www.ad.nl (the newspapers website)
Marktplaats starts with AdMarket Mini
Hollands' own e-Bay, one of the biggest sites in the Netherlands, Marktplaats, is starting to use AdMarket Mini's. These are Adwords-like adverts which can even link to your own site. Eduard explains.
Tribal Talk (Dutch)
Wie-o-wie restyles their website
Dutch People search engine wie-o-wie.nl restyled their website and added new features. The changes are being discussed but also some possible legal consequences.
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