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How is this happening? Have Ebay listed the whole dictionary as keywords with dynamic keyword inserion in their ads or have Google done something specially for them. I cannot believe they really want to advertise as selling "cheap rubbish", "cheap cr*p" etc. They have filtered out some searches as they don't have an ad offering "suitcase nuclear bombs". All very strange and rather academic but interesting nonetheless.
[edited by: eWhisper at 2:35 pm (utc) on Nov. 4, 2004]
[edit reason] No Copyright Issues Please. [/edit]
I have only just learned about the fact that this syntax is supported, so maybe there are other ways of using it.
Now, for a real thrill, imagine the examples you see above, multiplied by about 10,000. I have seen that keyword list, and it ain't pretty.
Heheh, now I guess it may be becoming clear why I get on my soap box and campaign for relevant keywords! ;)
Hey AWA - but surely Adwords are helping EBay to appear for these completely IRRELEAVNT searches. You can even use random letters and EBay are advertising them. They must have some special deal to appear for all searches apart from a few which have been filtered.
[edited by: jimbeetle at 10:37 pm (utc) on Nov. 3, 2004]
The 'affil' (often shown as aff), means affiiliate in the ads.
I knew that, but doesn't the ad click through to the affiliate site? I thought it did, but I just tried one. The ad had the domain listed as www.ebay.com, but when I clicked, it went to another domain and immediately forwarded to eBay.com with a search for the word I had searched for.
Does this mean the affiliate gets a cut of the money even though the user spends only a fraction of a second forwarding through his site?
We don't want possible legal problems, and posting ads written by others crosses the lines.
If you want to write sample ads to ask questions, please use example or widgets for title lines.
The mods don't have the time to search through all the ads to see if they are actual copies and pastes of ads, or just parodies.