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What is Google Doing?

Gibberish Google AdSo I was doing a little keyword research the other day and I ran across these AdWords search results on Google (Keyword: e3live). Wonder how this one slipped by the automated review process? OK perhaps it was intentionally placed in the results. But why? Is this part of a test being conducted by Google? (Hope it’s not this!)

As an advertiser I must say that I am a little annoyed, probably not as annoyed as someone whose ad would be pushed below the fold by this gibberish, but Google is taking up valuable space with this non-sense. Oddly enough this â€Å”bid” is higher than some others for the term! (Google claims that they pay similar costs for their appearance in the search results.)

Anyone have an idea of what they may be up too?

Here is the search string

Makes you wonder about this post by Google.

Update: I let them know about it today (4/27). We’ll see what happens.

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1 Comment

  1. Tamar Weinberg
    Apr 26, 2007

    heh, it’s still there. Hope it’s not that either, or I’ll probably have to write up a followup post! :)

    Nice find!

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