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Adwords Use The 'Did You Mean:' Suggestion?

10:26 pm on Nov 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I searched for 'affffiliatte' and 'unssssscbribe' - it generates no natural listings but they DO generate AdWord listings.

Now I relaise that advertisers maybe using these words but;
a) It seems unlikely as these are extreme misspellings.
b) Shouldn't these terms be rejected?

But, both these searches do generate a 'Did You Mean:' suggestion. Could AdWords pull advertisers from these suggestions when there are no results?

I maybe on crack, but thought I'd say something.

11:20 pm on Nov 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Broad matching in action.
1:19 am on Nov 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Broad matching in action.

roitracker - this is almost certainly not the case. I'm 99.9% certain, & will confirm with engineering.

I've just done both searches. Looking at the results, I think that the spelling correction feature is doing its job, and/or the advertiser's are running on the misspelling.


1:24 am on Nov 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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See this thread: AdWords Being Shown for Misspellings [webmasterworld.com]

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