Thursday, February 03, 2005
Crack Google AdWords Get 100 Million DollarsSo 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.Anyone have a clue about the validity of this or any real sources on the story?
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
By Jason Dowdell at 05:59 PM | Comments (3)