| 8:11 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
While most of those ads offered legitimate services to rid homes of unwanted moths, there were the few inevitable ads offering to sell them too.
Obviously yet another example of those who dilute the value of adwords by having dynamic ads running for 100,000+ words, practical or not.
unless there is some exotic animal kept as a pet that thrives on them. Yecch!
| 2:05 pm on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I used to periodically have to shoot an email off to Google to inquire as to whether it was really true that one could buy heroin on eBay or Yahoo Shopping.
| 4:04 pm on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Also noticed how so many advertisers are now using thisdynamic keyword insertion in their ads? Everything just looks so cluttered.
I too dislike the idea of advertisers dumping dictionaries or how ever it is they find this huge bunch of words - many times irrelevant. Could they really be making money doing this?
| 5:24 pm on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
And it's obviously Amateur Hour for a lot of these new meaningnless dynamic ads. A lot of times, they don't know how to capitalize the kws properly using the 'dynamic' syntax which makes them look especially spammy.
I fear that our better ads get lost among the garbage and in time, people will just ignore those little boxes on the right.
Many of the ads are 'come on' types where they 'give' or almost give the item away if you join a club, buy an additional product, etc.
Hard to believe that this passes muster with the reviewers. Sometimes you have to go in several pages before you learn the 'real deal' with some of these ads.
I just put in the URL for one of my "competitors" and they were much better suited to be in my spam folder than on Adwords. I picked that one at random. Who knows what the rest of them are like?
And they weren't just my "competitor". Like you said, they upload the dictionary and pop up for every search. They're everyone's competitor wasting valuable ad space.
I find it hard to see where the money is in that. I gave up about 10 screens in when there was no mention of the item searched on yet, but they couldn't verify my social security number. And why did they need that for a simple consumer purchase?
| 11:44 am on Jun 18, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|and in time, people will just ignore those little boxes on the right. |
I was thinking of this when I replied to the post earlier. People already ignore banners on webpages (or so I have kept hearing/reading), dont see any reason why they wont do the same with text ads, if these dont provide any real benefit to them.
| 4:36 pm on Jun 18, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|I used to periodically have to shoot an email off to Google to inquire as to whether it was really true that one could buy heroin on eBay or Yahoo Shopping |
Well, one CAN buy the following on eBay:
- heroin test kits
- 1901 Egyptian opium herion poppy harvest photograph
- heroin chic duffle bag
- vintage nippon 2 luncheon egret heroin crane plates
(I think they meant "heron". Or it's a depiction of some sea birds that took a wrong turn and wound-up in a bad part of town)