Is the Hammer About to Drop For Ticket Resale Sites on Google?
Ticket resale operations could be in for a long night, as the deadline for submitting for Google’s “certification” process to continue using its AdWords platform to advertise will pass in the next few hours. If the current understanding of the shifting sands of Google’s new requirements is indeed in... Read more
Pay-Per-Click Debate Catches StubHub in the Crossfire
FanFair Alliance, a self-proclaimed “music and creative community who wish to take a stand against industrial-scale online ticket touting”, recently published research that highlights the extent to which secondary ticket sites such as StubHub, Viagogo, and Get Me In! pay to top search engine results for ticket customers. Just... Read more
StubHub Co-Opting Government to Fight its Foes?
With Live Nation experiencing surging profits, largely on the growth of the Ticketmaster secondary properties at the expense of StubHub, the company appears to be pinning its hopes for recovery on an unlikely ally: The United States Government. A well placed industry source indicated that efforts by Ticketmaster to... Read more