Good news seems to be overflowing from all sides. Firstly, Ask.com's program Ask Sponsored Listings (ASL) has been upgraded, thereby improving management tools and making premium inventory available to paid search advertisers.
"Advertisers are struggling with increasing campaign sizes, but they continue to see strong performance in search," James Speer, VP of products and marketing at Ask.com, told ClickZ. "With our ASL 2.0 platform, we focused on putting tools in place to manage multiple campaigns, and to provide intelligent reporting tools.”
A new dashboard interface, bulk management tools, and an available application programming interface (API) simplify management of ASL for advertisers and agencies managing multiple campaigns. The bulk tools will manage to work with 65,000 keywords, and bestow a queuing mechanism permitting the advertisers to submit their keywords and walk away, Speer said.
Second big news, O.K, not that big, but still a news, Bloglines shows some improvement after the addition of its new Ajax features. With the adoption of Ajax, it can now load numerous unread items without the need of page refresh. Permitting you to browse feeds reliably without refreshing the page again and again. Sounds too good!