WSJ signs ad deal with Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. will become the new provider of paid search and contextual advertising links on sites run by The Wall Street Journal, the companies announced Tuesday, according to an AP story.
The story stated, “Contextual ads appear as text links at the bottom of stories viewed on the Journal’s Web site, WSJ.com, inside a box labeled ‘Advertisers Links.’
“Advertisers also pay to have text links listed in a shaded area at the top of search results when users type in keyword searches on the Journal’s Web site.
“In addition to the Journal’s main Web site, the deal affects several other sites owned by Dow Jones & Co., including Barrons.com, MarketWatch.com, AllThingsD.com. Dow Jones is part of Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate News Corp.
“Gordon McLeod, the president of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, declined to say how much revenue those businesses generate. He said the Journal had previously used two different providers for those ads â€” Pulse 360 for the contextual ad links at the bottom of stories, and Business.com for the paid search links.”
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