I really like Google Adwords.
Several hundred thousand companies now bid on keywords using Google AdWords.
A recent interface change makes it easier to select additional keywords. A previous change made it possible to change the maximum bid for each keyword individually.
I like what Google is providing for advertisers.
Too many entrepreneurs try to do it alone.
But it's easy to work together with a group of entrepreneurs that helps everyone succeed. That is what YEO and other organizations like it are all about. There are many examples of this in history.
In 1727 Benjamin Franklin and 12 friends formed a group which he called Junto, where they discussed the topics of the day for their mutual improvement. For decades these individuals helped each other succeed and make contributions to society.
According to Comscore Media Metrix Ancestry Sites experienced a 38% increase in traffic in March 2005. The category (which is dominated by MyFamily.com's web sites) had 12.6 million unique visitors in March.
Infobase Media Corp (one of our portfolio companies) has introduced its LDS PDA Library (in partnership with Deseret Book), which comes with hundreds of books that are ready for your Palm or Pocket PC. But more importantly, it works with the 2005 LDS Collectors Library so that you can save any of the 3,300 religious titles in that library -- or portions of them -- to your handheld.
Someday I want to write an entire book on this subject.
It fascinates me to look back in history, to read the biographies and autobiographies of inventors and entrepreneurs, looking for acknowledgment of divine influence in their work.
Over the years I have read and heard many stories from innovators who believe that God gave them an idea, or helped them through a problem, or guided their efforts to find solutions.