Microsoft AdLabs Re-launched

Microsoft appears to have re-launched and put all of its search marketing tools into the AdCenter Labs.

AdLabs looks like a great tool for search marketers, webmasters and anyone looking to gain some insight into how people use search. The data comes from Microsofts own search engine.

Link: AdLabs

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It's no ones business how we use the net or search information, all of this is just an excuse for our information to be mined so that they can use it to make money and leave us out of the loop.

IF YOU USE MY INFO THEN I WANT MY CUT!

MS switches their products around so often, how do people keep up? There's the DRM, web authentication, rebranding search, the different meanings and visions for .NET, rebranding messenger, changing around WMP, reorganizing their music stores... even repositioning their products (Silverlight wasn't supposed to compete with Flash, now it is, although they're not using it on the site)... they offer different desktop search solutions... What would a partner have to do in this situation? Are you automatically under the new program or do you have to renegotiate and rework your content?

Anyway as for adlabs, I'm having a hard time understanding what role they play for Microsoft customers. Is it like one of those companies that helps you position your page better and get a better ranking on search engines, but for MS's own solutions? Isn't this creating a situation where the more you pay to MS, the higher your ranking on their engine? Or do they try and get you higher visibility on all search engines and in all ad services? Is it focused on tools to empower you to understand your web site and statistics, or do they do all the work for you and give you results?

(HalcyonX12 said @ #1)
MS switches their products around so often, how do people keep up? There's the DRM, web authentication, rebranding search, the different meanings and visions for .NET, rebranding messenger, changing around WMP, reorganizing their music stores... even repositioning their products (Silverlight wasn't supposed to compete with Flash, now it is, although they're not using it on the site)... they offer different desktop search solutions... What would a partner have to do in this situation? Are you automatically under the new program or do you have to renegotiate and rework your content?

Anyway as for adlabs, I'm having a hard time understanding what role they play for Microsoft customers. Is it like one of those companies that helps you position your page better and get a better ranking on search engines, but for MS's own solutions? Isn't this creating a situation where the more you pay to MS, the higher your ranking on their engine? Or do they try and get you higher visibility on all search engines and in all ad services? Is it focused on tools to empower you to understand your web site and statistics, or do they do all the work for you and give you results?

Things are starting to get a little bit confusing, for example for videos from Microsoft you have MSN Videos, Soapbox, Microsoft Video, etc.

(thealexweb said @ #1.1)

Things are starting to get a little bit confusing, for example for videos from Microsoft you have MSN Videos, Soapbox, Microsoft Video, etc.

Microsoft video - Its only for Microsoft related (mostly technical videos & product ads)
Soapbox - ONLY user uploaded videos
MSN Videos - contains news video,coverages & user videos