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Monday, April 24, 2006

Google Adwords Abuse via YouTube

A 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)

(2) Thoughts on Google Adwords Abuse via YouTube

I also found some interesting things about a site promoting to do the same Parasite SEO thing. Quantity over Quality Scam it can be called i think. Also responsible for the creation of Splogs and loads of websites with no content whatsoever. It's so viral that it probably soon clogs up the web. And all that just to get some clicks :s and rob some pennies from advertisers. i explained in detail how they work and wrote to google reporting it. <a href="">Read more...</a>

Comments by AJ : Friday, January 19, 2007 at 08:31 AM

I spent 5 days writing letters to women on a site that didnt have one user and all replies were automated. Then I discovered the whole site to be a google ads site. now isnt that humiliating both to me and google. I think the advertisers should take action also.

Comments by Ammar : Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 05:44 PM

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