MSN UK Prefills Search Box With Advertisement
SEO Home reports that the MSN UK home page currently has the search box prefilled with the query “The Apprentice BBC,” effectively making it into an ad. Here’s a screenshot: Clicking “Search” takes you to the search results for The Apprentice BBC. The first result I see is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/apprentice/ with information about the show […]
I wonder how much that cost? :-)
Postscript From Danny: I’m trying to get comments and more details from both the BBC and Microsoft about this unprecedented deal.
Postscript from Barry: It appears MSN UK is now testing several keyword phrases in the search box. At this time I see “Cricket World Cup” but earlier I saw “Euro 2008 results.” Here are more screen captures:
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