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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Crack Google AdWords Get 100 Million Dollars

So some billionaire has offered $100 million to the first person that can crack the Google AdWords algorithm... sounds a bit fishy to me and I'd like an explanation of the story. Sounds more like a viral marketing campaign to me but I guess that's whey viral campaigns work, you never know. Here's a clip from the original post in the Silicon Valley Watcher.

"For several months now I've been troubled by a nagging and unpleasant thought that there is a potentially large vulnerability in Google's Adwords business model. I mentioned it for the first time the other day to a couple of friends and they urged me that I should publish it and not sit on it because it is better to get it out earlier than later.

If there is a problem with the business model then it can be dealt with while there are still mostly insiders holding the stock rather than Joe Public.

Okay, this is it:
A billionaire has arranged to give $100m to the first person that clicks on a special link that looks like a Google text ad."
by Tom Foremski
Anyone have a clue about the validity of this or any real sources on the story?

By Jason Dowdell at 05:59 PM | Comments (3)

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Comments by Chad Micheal Steadman : Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 06:53 PM

I dont know if i should go to goggle adwords because a billionaire arange to give me $100m and i said you better make that billion and you have a deal but he said no so i said forget it that i will just get pictures of octo mom

Comments by jessica : Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 01:40 AM

I dont know if i should go to goggle adwords because a billionaire arange to give me $100m and i said you better make that billion and you have a deal but he said no so i said forget it i will just get pictures of octo mom

Comments by jessica : Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 01:43 AM

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