Microsoft clearly behind Google on many fronts. But they have been coming out with some interesting free tools. There is a bunch at their adCenter Labs for example say you are stuck at writing your first online text as whether it is on Google, Yahoo, MSN or other search networks?
You can try MSN’s Ad Text Writer. It is not perfect but it can get you creative juices flowing perhaps. I tried with Boston Web Consulting and here is what it looks like (click on the image to see it larger):
The search funnel is also interesting to check out. These are some nice tools to further validate some of your marketing plans. Just remember that MSN only has a piece of the search market and their searchers may be a bit different than on Google.