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This is hilarious! Toyota hired the right firm to put this viral video together. I’d love to find out who did this. This is a great example of a video that’s funny and a video that will be passed around on the Internet and go viral! I’ve already shared on facebook and with a few of my coworkers. Enjoy!

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It’s been awhile since my last post. Been super busy with Emarketed! I’m going to try and start posting regularly again.. we shall see if I’m able to keep it up. It’s tough to blog regularly. Our company blog is handled by one of our talented in-house copywriters who writes on a regular basis for us and other clients we market.

OK, back to the reason for this post. I’ve read about widget ads from Google on Search Engine Land but haven’t see one that I can remember. See the example to the left for the ad from Rail Europe that showed up on a YouTube channel I was watching. So I was able to click through to Rail Europe but when I tried to fill out the form on the ad with London to Paris to find a fare the form went black. The spooky thing about this ad is that I’ve actually been considering a trip to Europe to attend the Future of Web Design Conference.  And I’ve been to Rail Europe in the last 30 days to check how much it would be to take the tube over to Paris. Hmmm.. I wonder if my search behavior pulled this ad specifically for me???

bing video resultsWow! Another cool feature for Bing! So I did a search for our company this morning, emarketed, and then clicked the video button up at the top. It then displayed all the videos on our YouTube.com channel. When I hovered over the videos I discovered that most of the videos will play directly on Bing within the thumbnail.  See below for an example. The left navigation also lets you narrow down the search by length, screen type, resolution, and source. I still haven’t made the switch but this is a cool feature. I imagine Google will follow. I also noticed this morning that Bing had my search history for the day and this was actually from searches I made this morning on Google.. hmm..

opt out list

opt out list

Wow! This is a must read. Click the image to view the full story. Big brother, or shall I say Google, is watching your internet browsing and gearing ads on their site and other web properties they own. This isn’t new to me but I was surprised to see that they track your past usage to gear ads. One of these large properties being YouTube. So now if I’m YouTube and I haven’t opted out of Google (which I just did – you actually have to download a special Google opt-out plugin! They don’t want to make this easy for the common Joe Plumber.)This type of marketing is called behavior ad targeting. I just opted out of 18 sites that were tracking my internet behavior. By clicking this link you can run a check to see which sites are already tracking you. I had 18 out of 27 sites tracking my activities to serve me

google opt-out cookie plugin

google opt-out cookie plugin

ads on various sites as I surf the net. Most of these sites I was not familiar with. You’ll need to do this on all computers that you use and even different browsers if you surf the net like I do. The article also provides links to opt-out with Yahoo and MSN Live. Congress is presently talking about limiting these companies to some extent but for now you’ll need to opt-out manually through the link above.

Now I think these companies are going too far and I’m an online marketing consultant. I’d be curious to see the consensus in the search marketing industry. I’m sure some love it but at what point do you draw the line. Soon all our purchases will be tracked and our privacy will continued to be violated. I obviously opted out and feel very strongly that there needs to be a line drawn. Stay tuned for more!