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Biz Ads with ValueClick, Blackboard's Learning Revolution … and Bob on Skates

Elusive online customers get snagged by ValueClick&reg Media's advertisements. Hear how businesses can attract visitors and generate sales through impactful online ads - without going broke or using adware. Plus: They get hit with criticism for it, but Blackboard&reg is aggressive about protecting its future by filing patents. Find out how high-tech learning is sold to low-tech educators and why e-learning is fueling changes in education. In this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob helps a skate-master create a customer-targeted Web site.

BlueNile.com, RateMyTeachers.com ... and What Would Bob Do?

When a ring shopper got frustrated, he created a successful new venture selling jewelry on the Internet with BlueNile.com. Find out how customers - and investors - respond to gem sales online and why competitors are so angry with Blue Nile. Plus: Students and parents get an opportunity to grade educators. RateMyTeachers.com has received its share of criticism, but the site is generating positive returns for its founders based on strong interest from advertisers. In this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob recommends strategies for an entrepreneur to launch a new business Web site.

James Altucher, Indeed.com, Warren Adelman....What Would Bob Do?

Financial writer James Altucher discusses the tech market, the IPO process and what most Wall Street writers don't tell you. Plus: Learn how Indeed® took an idea, developed a unique service & turned it into the leading search engine for open jobs. Hear Bob's view on all the current Go Daddy IPO media attention. And during the Podcast, Warren Adelman, President of Go Daddy, joins Bob to talk about the latest news concerning acquisitions of domain name registrars. Finally, in this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob advises an entrepreneur on navigating a joint venture.

ShieldZone.com, Dogster.com...and What Would Bob Do?

The quest to protect the face of a wrist watch led an entrepreneur on a search for solutions. Learn how Shield-Zone perfected a military-grade film for consumers and took advantage of an emerging market aimed at protecting handheld devices. Plus: Is the Internet "going to the dogs?" An entrepreneur looking for untapped markets found it with Dogster.com. Hear how this successful innovator focused on a user base, integrated advertising within the site and controlled costs to build a profitable start-up. In this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob helps a listener deal with seasonal sales declines.

Oasysmobile.com, Mominventors.com and ...What Would Bob Do?

With a new generation of Web-enabled mobile devices, it's important to backup portable data. Oasysmobile' provides the personalization of the Web and the immediacy of cell phones to help people make their mobile phones part of their lives. Hear how this company's innovation created a crossover between mobile devices and the Web. Plus: the best products don't always come from big companies. A mother's personal struggle to find resources led her to launch a successful online business -- and she ended up launching a whole new movement and group of fledgling entrepreneurs, too!

Lowermybills.com, FilmLoop.com..What Would Bob Do?

There is a glut of financial information on the Web but not everything is good for the bottom line. Lowermybills.com helps boost your financial standing without sacrificing time or energy. Learn how this company generates revenue by working as a liaison to service providers. Plus: The opportunities posed by the digital-camera boom minted a new generation of entrepreneurs. FilmLoop.com's entrepreneurs developed a new technology, leading to partnerships and investor attention. And in this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob advises a listener on the difference between domain extensions.

Answers.com, MyYearbook.com and ... What Would Bob Do?

It doesn't consider Google a competitor, but Answers.com is in the business of helping users organize the data-clogged Internet. Learn how this acclaimed site successfully transitioned its business focus, launched an IPO and generates strong returns from ads. Plus: When a brother-and-sister team grew tired of low-tech school yearbooks, they developed the newest social networking rage. Find out how they attracted a million users with an aim to overtake MySpace. And in this week's "What Would Bob Do," an entrepreneur seeks Bob's guidance in marketing a product that customers seem slow to accept.

Roommates.com, DippinDots.com and ... What Would Bob Do?

When a pair of brothers wanted a small business to generate extra cash, Roommates.com was born. Since its 2001 launch, the site has become the leading roommate-matching service on the Web. As the business gained momentum, it devoured competitors and is now funding other ventures. Also: DippinDots.com is the story of an old family recipe being brought into the space age. Learn how a scientist's hobby developed into an innovative product and a fast-growing international franchise. And in this week's "What Would Bob Do," Bob helps a listener tackle troubles with a free-spending business partner.

I-SoldIt.com, Proof Point, Inc. and ... What Would Bob Do?

Bridging the innovation of online auctions with traditional storefronts, I-SoldIt.com has become one of the top franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs. Learn how business experience nurtured this new idea. And when a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs joined forces to create Proof Point, they did so to create new solutions to combat the increasing number of cyber threats facing business leaders today. Finally, in this week's "What Would Bob Do," a listener asks how to go about advertising during the Super Bowl®. Does Bob think it's a touchdown or fumble for this start-up?

PriceGrabber.com, Kayak.com and ... What Would Bob Do?

Helping 21 million customers review and research products, PriceGrabber.com has created a successful venture serving as a portal between merchants and shoppers. Hear how these entrepreneurs generate revenue helping large and small businesses connect with customers. At Kayak.com, travelers are staying ahead of increasing costs with powerful tools to search for good deals. Formed by online-travel veterans, learn how revenues are generated through advertising and referral fees - not commissions. In this week's "What Would Bob Do," find out how to reach a specific customer segment via the Web.