Calling Holland August 2009: Newspapers, search & admarket

Tue 15 September 2009 09:43, Roy Huiskes

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.

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SHOWNOTES

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.

Links:

http://www.ad.nl (the newspapers website)

http://www.dutchcowboys.nl/online/17861 (Dutch)

http://www.marketingfacts.nl/berichten/ad-seo-misstap-nieuwe-website/ (Dutch)

http://www.bright.nl/ad-blundert-met-nieuwe-site (Dutch)

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.

Links:

http://www.marktplaats.nl

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.

Links:

http://www.wie-o-wie.nl

http://www.searchcowboys.com/search/915


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  • Nu nog een eventuele vervanging voor Adsense maken (dus dat publishers ads kunnen plaatsen tegen vergoeding) en het is helemaal top.

    Di 15 sep 2009, 10:05


  • To translate for non-Dutch readers (most aren't Dutch ;)): Seth said: "Now make a replacement for Adsense (so publisher can place the ads and get paid) and its all perfect."

    Di 15 sep 2009, 10:17


  • @Bas ... sorry ;) my fingers worked faster than my brains at that moment. Thanks for the translation :D

    Di 15 sep 2009, 10:28


  • No worries Seth, happy to translate ;)

    Di 15 sep 2009, 15:21

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