Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The "I am" search - Orange ad or Microsoft Ad?

Back in August the trade press and I discussed Orange's bold 'I Am' campaign which encouraged people to search for [I am].

Guess who is also running an "I am" campaign... Yep; Microsoft and their "I'm a PC" counter attack on Apple.

The paid search ads are getting interesting. If you search for [I am] + generic then you tend to get adverts from Microsoft battling for the top spot against Orange.

I also think Microsoft should consider using their own AdCenter Analytics. The PPC ads here redirect through Atlas (which Microsoft, at least, owns) and end up in a URL which contains the tracking string WT.srch=1 - which is how Webtrends starts to seperate SEO and PPC traffic.

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