In case you haven’t heard, the Hanapin Marketing Team is giving away $16,000 in SEM software, books and services in our Totally Awesome SEM Sweepstakes! Throughout the week we’re going to give you some details on the software prizes that are up for grabs in the sweepstakes. And if you haven’t done so, enter now!

The Search Monitor provides real-time competitive intelligence to monitor brand and trademark use, affiliate marketers for compliance, and competitive advertisers on paid search, organic search, social media, and shopping engines worldwide.

Hundreds of interactive agencies, search marketers, and affiliate marketers use The Search Monitor for several reasons (1) to police affiliate marketers for compliance with affiliate programs, (2) to police trademark use in ad copy, display URLs, and branded keyword sponsors; (3) to acquire competitive intelligence on paid and organic search including market share, keyword research, ad copy research, discovery of competitive promotions/offers, rank, and budgeting strategies, and (4) to identify and measure brand buzz. To learn more please visit