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Adwords Flaw 2
What happened to the old thread?

 8:51 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hey guys

What happened to the old thread on the adwords flaw, it just went missing? It's not even in Google's cache anymore...?



Tropical Island

 11:34 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

It looks like you may have hit a nerve somewhere.

I was following it with great interest.


 5:33 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you click on it in your profile you will receive this:


 7:57 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

It can only be viewed by members with a security clearance of 8 or higher.

The original poster has not been seen by friends or family for the past 3 days.



 8:05 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google still shows "adwords flaw" in their index, but you'll note that no pages in WW are cached in Google.


 8:08 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I told you VynniL, but you blew it! Now when the black Chevy's are on their way to your house, let me tell you that your friends and family will miss you. Just kidding.
I am just curious about the flaw. The moderators seem to be anal-retentive (is this spelled correctly?) about posting specifics, but let me tell you about my findings.
Not Google, but rather overture. I have content match turned off (in Overture), yet in my logs I keep getting pages that have, like, 20 Overture ads and mine is one of them. Nothing but Overture ads. At the same time, the CTR rate has plunged from 1.2% to 0.75%. The number of clicks is still the same, but the number of impressions virtually doublded. Which is very, very unusual.
I contacted Overture asking them if I am getting billed for these clicks, but they won't tell me. I've posted examples of these rogue pages, but the swift moderators of WebmasterWorld clipped the URLs out before too many people could see them.
Are you seeing the same type of flaw with Google or are you seeing something different?


 8:38 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hahah. Hey guys. eWhisper said it's because I posted a quotation directly from the CSR's response. No matter, bottom line is they're working on it, and I'll never get credit for it, even if they do fix it, as they refuse to confirm or deny it.

The flaw is of a technical nature relating to the way the adwords is written and their servers are setup. Can't say more than that, until it's fixed. Overture's system is obviously completely different, so it's not related.


 8:53 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

You are still alive! Wow. The Google hitmen did not get you yet. You still have the time to call the lawyer and write your will.


 9:28 am on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Nuking the whole thread just because an email was published? Smells fishy.


 7:18 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

>Nuking the whole thread just because an email was published?

As far as I can tell the first thread is still alive and kicking so I don't really see what the problem is? Am I missing something?

There'se been a lot of editing but hey, there'd been a lot of TOS violations...


 2:38 am on Jul 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does the flaw still exist 20 some days later?

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