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Google's BEEN HAD!!

someone is using java mouseover popups on Adwords

   
7:21 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I did a search for an adult term. The person is taking up 75% of the screen width - and if you move the mouse over the listing - WITHOUT EVEN CLICKING - up pops the page.

Just do a search for the anything with the most popular four letter adult term in it. xyz [term] or just term itself.

Rhymes with scorn. Forlorn. Jimmy jack corn.

7:29 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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i dont get any pop ups.Are you sure that those pop up are notfrom pages that you left bfore doing google search?
7:30 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It is the first Googel Ad - mouse over it
7:33 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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If you aren't in the US - maybe it won't show for you - here is a screen shot.

The popup is from it - trust me.

here is a screenshot - it is the first adwords listing...

[adpopup.com...]

7:35 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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yes, not from the uk
7:36 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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What browser are you using Chris?
7:41 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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yes, i am too not from US.Thanks Chris_r for pic.

wow, although it is not nice to do this i have to congratulte the smart fella.Not that he cheated google but about his knowledge! Who knows- knows! Imagine doing this on some highly competetive term you sell that has "millions" of searches per day! Instant riches! :)

jon

7:43 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Can't mimic the effect in MSIE 6.0 but I can using Mozilla. I don't think they'll be advertising long with Google so I hope it was worth it for them. :)
7:44 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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6.0.2600

Looks like it is gone, but I copied it for posterity - just add example.htm at the end of the url I posted above. I don't want to link to it.

I hope people won't mind that it is an adult listing. I am sorry if this is against the rules.

7:46 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I got it in ie6 here in NZ the first time I searched but can't get it back.
7:46 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Here is the culprit:

<font color=green size=-1>http://www.example.com';location.href='http://example.info/if.html</font>

Should be:
<font color=green size=-1>wvw.example.com/</font>

They were putting:
';location.href='http://example.info/if.html

At the end of what Google is to show as the url.

7:48 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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oops - I obviouly meant www - not wvw in the second example

The htm code I uploaded is straight from the search I did.

Looks like their is a bug in Adwords.

I doubt that even charged him for the clickthroughs.

7:49 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>>I doubt that even charged him for the clickthroughs.

That would be hilarious!

7:51 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Well they are mousing over the java thingy - so it doesn't go through the click counter. I wonder if google took him offline manually.
10:59 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I dont mind that its an adult link chris, i was in the neighbourhood anyway ;)

wow, it wouldnt surprise me if the person responsbible for it, saw WMW members use java on gigablasts last 5 searches, while the same collective of members figures out a way to stretch out adwords using 25 characters :)

11:09 am on Apr 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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<<-- wow, it wouldnt surprise me if the person responsbible for it, saw WebmasterWorld members use java on gigablasts

It wouldn't suprise me if it WAS a webmasterworld member :)

Dazz

 

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