Monday, April 24, 2006
Google Adwords Abuse via YouTubeA friend of mine sent me this interesting Google Adwords video which is posted on YouTube.
This video goes into explicit detail of a couple different forms of adsense abuse including Made-For-Adsense sites and multiple accounts bidding on the same words both violations of Google Policies.
There has been a recent explosion in abuse of AdWords, Google's PPC (pay per click) advertising platform. It is apparent that the techniques do not follow Google's own clear guidelines. Unfortunately, users and legitimate advertisers pay the price, while Google and the unscrupulous advertisers profit.
Google has always put its users first and one would hope that they will continue to abide by their charter. My aim with this video is to urge them to do something about these issues sooner rather than later.
Please send an email to Google, or to your favorite business or technology publication/blog
It is worth the 5 minutes to watch it, especially if you have an active Adwords account, because these tactics maybe affecting your ROI.
By Evan Roberts at 03:22 PM | Comments (2)