THICKER MARGINS IN THIRTY DAYS!

“We’re like a little kid on the playground who was skinny and could be pushed around. We’re bulked up but haven’t quite gotten the respect.”

Ask Jeeves executive Jim Lanzone, on the fourth-place search engine’s quest for props, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 2004

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SEARCH AND YE SHAN’T FIND

“In the long term, we’ll hit a wall where a lot of the search buys that make sense today won’t make sense anymore because prices will have risen so high.”

Nielsen/NetRatings analyst Ken Cassar, on the coming drought of outlets for search advertising, The New York Times, 19 July 2004