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Back from Vacation and Thoughts on Microhoo

I’m back from a great trip to Ecuador, photos will be forthcoming to Flickr. I had hoped that the whole MSN-Yahoo business would be resolved by the time I got back, but it wasn’t, though now it might be. Latest I have heard is that Yahoo was able to fend off the invading hordes. I made no secret I was pulling for Yahoo all along, and frankly, I thought it would mean nothing but bad for Yahoo to be acquired by Microsoft. Mainly because I don’t think MSN would learn from Yahoo’s successes and actually improve upon or effectively utilize Yahoo assets. They’d be more likely to screw them up by trying to make them conform to the Microsoft way. Anyway, knock on wood, Yahoo weathered the storm as Microsoft has now withdrawn their bid.

In other random news, would anyone like to buy me the new electric Tesla? The one beef I’ve had about green cars is that they’re ugly, or at least, totally not sporty. Can’t anyone make an alternative energy convertible? How hard is that? Now someone has, I just have to find around $100K to buy it. Incidentally, two big investors in the Tesla electric car are the Google founders. Nice one.

I’m getting caught up on stats while I was out and adding lots of new keywords before high season (we’re going to pass the 60,000 keyword mark this month!). I like to check up on the tail terms I’ve add at the end of each month, and we’re still getting the one-two transaction adgroups happening at a pretty good clip, so more keywords it is!

And lastly, MSN actually assigned me an account manager and we may actually get our accounts updated and whipped into shape again, hope springs eternal. I thought this might be a product of my non-child safe video I made for MSN at SMX West, but apparently my new account manager hasn’t seen it, though he got a nice recap from me on its content (including the four letter naughtiness). He’s probably trying to track it down, though knowing MSN its still in editing somewhere two months later.

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