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Google Selling AdWords positions now?

Is Google Playing Fair?



4:36 pm on Feb 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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One of our clients pointed out something that might be very interesting.

A couple of days ago, one company moved to number 1 in the AdWords for all of their keywords. Although this company had advertised in AdWords for a long time, they had always been near the bottom (with the same ad). The sudden change was also suspicious because that company also advertised in the premium sponsored links at the top of the SERPS.

Well, today they are number 2 across the board. A new player is number 1 everywhere! The new player is the largest company in their industry!
It's possible they are number 1 because they are getting the most clicks since they are the biggest, but in this marketplace that is highly unlikely!

Is Google selling the top spots in AdWords?

My client called Google advertising but they are all out for a week or more.



4:40 pm on Feb 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thatīs a pretty odd sentence... hit the nail on the head

Actually, it's not -- to Americans it's a pretty common sentence. It's an idiom that simply means you have spoken accurately. That is, you said that there'd likely be a beta test of such a program and that anyone who knew about such a program would have agreed not to reveal it... and Deadlock simply agreed with you.

I wouldn't take it as implying that you had confirmed anything about either Google's new program or about the Elixir of Life.


11:05 pm on Feb 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your explanation. The problem is that I didnīt knew the meaning of that sentence, and I thought that deadlock was saying that I had talked to much ( and that I could hurt myself, LOL... hitting a nail on my head... the meaning for someone that doesnīt know that sentence seems the very opposite ).
Sorry for all the confusion... here in Portugal we say that portuguese language can be very tricky... we have many words with double meaning... it seems that my language isnīt the only one with that sort of things :)


Nuno Oliveira


11:37 pm on Feb 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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btw, welcome to the board bluelook. I think you are one of our first Portuguese posters (we've had many lurkers from your fair corner, but not many posters - thanks.)

<-- reaches out and puts a pin on the map at Portugal


10:24 am on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thank you very much for your welcome message.
Iīll try to help and participate everytime I can. This is an awesome site!

Nuno Oliveira


10:54 am on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

me and my coloquialisms :)

I sometimes forget that everyone isn't from the north of england ;)


12:20 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thats right, some of us are Southern jessies ;)

Put wood in't 'ole, mutha! Can I mention ferrets now?


1:11 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

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<-- reaches out and puts a pin on the map at Portugal

Come on Brett....you're American, you don't know where to find Europe on a map !! ;)

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