Typically a retail event, Black Friday has drawn marketers from other domains into the fray.
Traffic to product related domains should swell today. Today is CyberMonday, a name coined by the National Retail Federation to promote online buying for the holiday season. The idea is that everyone is back at work after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and that means they’ll do a lot of online shopping. In 2006 comScore measured $610 million in online commerce on CyberMonday.
Microsoft registers domains for upcoming shopping days. Black Friday is less than two weeks away, and Microsoft is busy registering domain names for the big day. In recent days the company has registered a handful of domain names related to its Bing search engine and Black Friday and the following Cyber Monday. Among the domains it has registered: BingBlackFriday.com and .net BingCyberMonday.com and .net The domain names currently forward to the Bing search engine for the related query, e.g. “BingcyberMonday”.
April 15, also known as Black Friday, saw the crackdown of US authorities on leading poker rooms PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker and UB. What will May 24 go down as?
Friday was Black Friday, the day when brick-and-mortar retailersaround the country hope to draw in millions of buyers, sell lots ofstuff and break into the black – show a profit.