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January 26, 2006

MSN Spaces allows users to monetize with Kanoodle

In a decision that has left many puzzled, MSN Spaces now allows users to monetize their space with contextual advertising... however the contextual advertising is served through Kanoodle's Bright Ads, and not through MSN AdCenter.

MSN Spaces update which was released a couple of hours ago, has implemented many new features for users.

With MSN deciding to utilize BrightAds, it does make you wonder how close (or far) they are to having a potential contextual advertising program for publishers. MSN Spaces could have provided a huge test bed for testing contextual relevance as well as feedback from users on how well the ads were targeting the content and any other issues they saw related to that.

Of course, MSN/Microsoft is a huge company... it could also be an issue of one hand not knowing what the other is up to ;) But an interesting decision nonetheless. And it gives Kanoodle access to an enormous number of new publishers as well as ad impressions for their advertisers.

Posted by Jenstar at January 26, 2006 07:47 PM

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Kanoodle and Bright Ads suck. Earnings and customer service are non-existant.

Posted by: buzz at January 27, 2006 06:16 AM

i know someone who worked for those mother-f***ers. slimiest people in the world. seriously. (note for legal purposes: 'slimiest' is subjective--and i know i could find a dozen people who agree with me.)

Posted by: kanoodle ha at January 27, 2006 07:08 AM

This may be a once-in-a-lifetime shot for Kanoodle to become a legitimate contender and stop having to rely on less-than-quality sites in their network. It will be very interesting to see if they can take advantage of it.

Posted by: Shane Pike at January 27, 2006 07:12 AM

"This may be a once-in-a-lifetime shot for Kanoodle ... and stop having to rely on less-than-quality sites in their network"

We're talking about MSN Spaces here!

Posted by: Digger at January 28, 2006 12:36 AM

It only shows that the big M$N has something far more powerful in line.....the freedom of speech is a pwerful tool and this is a capitalistic society...do the math!

Posted by: David A Casey at January 29, 2006 08:16 AM

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