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Please join the "fideladeloopiedoo" experiment

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7:06 pm on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi folks,

G charges me $ 0.40 for "fideladeloopiedoo".
I am very curious about what G charges you folks for a nonsensical keyword like that.
Could you please copy and paste it into one of your campaigns and tell me the result?

Kind regards and thanks in advance,

HB

7:55 pm on Sept 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I Googled fideladeloopiedoo today and SOMEONE has added it to their keyword list. Now we are getting an Adwords ad for vacation rentals.

This experiment may have more learning potential than I had origionally thought. So far I've learned something about scraper sites, and several other things that I probably never would have came across without participating in the experiment and monitoring this thread.

This was a VERY good idea humblebeginnings. It may be something that we check back on to see what's been happening with fideladeloopiedoo for quite a while. The web is a very complex and dynamic place to do business. ANYTHING we can find to help us figure it out can only benifit us in the long run.

The fideladeloopiedoo experiment continues. :)

11:52 am on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am completely stunned!
Someone stole the word I invented.
This is getting outta hand...

Domain Name: FIDELADELOOPIEDOO.COM
Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
Whois Server: whois.opensrs.net
Referral URL: [domainhelp.tucows.com...]
Name Server: NS2.123-REG.CO.UK
Name Server: NS.123-REG.CO.UK
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 23-sep-2005
Creation Date: 23-sep-2005
Expiration Date: 23-sep-2007

11:59 am on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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His name is Chris and he stole my FIDELADELOOPIEDOO.
Chris, please sticky me and give me back my FIDELADELOOPIEDOO!
12:21 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What would you do with it anyway? Brand it?
12:24 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Dunno. Just aint right stealing my FIDELADELOOPIEDOO.
What's Chris gonna do with it?
12:26 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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lol. crazy man, crazy.

Although if Chris profits from it, I think Humble should get his cut. :-)

-Dr.X

1:45 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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First question - Is Chris a regular watcher of this forum?

If yes, that's very tacky and begs the question about how to keep him/her from profiting?

If no, it begs the more interesting question to me of how do personages of such fecal ilk identify items such as this to grab? Are they data mining or spidering for previously unused terms - matching them against a dictionary? And ... is all that effort worth the ROI of an ad site or directory?

It's actually a very, very, illuminating turn on this experiment.

2:15 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

It just shows that some people *are* cheap and unethical (and in this case stupid too!), however much we'd all like to believe otherwise.

Rgds

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2:40 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When searching fideladeloopiedoo in G - I am coming up with a site specializing in "DIY Web Design"...

They have put the word into the title of their page at the end.

The site doesn't look to generate much traffic, but looking at the sitemeter stats at the bottom, and viewing their referrals, it appears they are receiving the majority of their traffic as of late due to fideladeloopiedoo.

2:41 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Now, let's bet which parking program he will use :)

There are many guys like that in the domain name forums.

4:41 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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humblebeginnings
Clearly the little joke has got out of hand.....but I have to say reading this thread has been one of the funniest things in a long while... thank you everyone....although of late the lynch mob has been whipping itself up into a bit of a frenzy.

It does all have a serious purpose -insofar that it demonstrates that you cannot actually run an experiment in isolation ... as soon as people start bidding for something the value goes up ....I just latched on to it, went out and bought something that was available -just as anyone could go out and buy slartivartfast .....but let's not start all over again!

Norton
;-)

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Self Promotion is against the TOS of this board [webmasterworld.com] of this board.

Several posts from this thread have been removed which discuss external sites and self promotion.

Please don't drop links and domain names.

It's acceptible to discuss an experiment as it pertains to AdWords and the AdWords Charter [webmasterworld.com].

Thank you,
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7:46 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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eWhisper, I do hope this is allowed:

Google search: fideladeloopiedoo [google.co.uk]

It's spreading faster than a virus on a rpg site!

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I guess Adwords defines the quality 'in itself' not by getting a dictionary out of the closet all the time.

No, just by checking the conversion stats of people who are, shall we say, unaware enough to use them. Talk about giving ammo to your enemy!
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OH MY LAND! Look at the link a couple posts prior to this one... this experiment should be converted into a way to easily pick out and DESTROY scraper garbage in the search engines. Almost 1000 pages of pure CRAP!

The page in question that you will see is BLATANTLY violating the TOS, with nearly 1,000 copies of THIS THEAD.

This has to be the boldest display of dumbassery I've ever seen... setting yourself up for destruction. The SEO forums you moron?! Let the reporting begin.

8:49 am on Sept 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Indeed, the count is now 12.400. Mostly cause of one scraper violating Adsense TOS in an insulting way.
Let's report this guy!
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I'd just like to add that I belive this word should have been spelled FIDELADOOPIEDOO. Much easier to pronounce that way. How can you ever hope to sell FIDELADELOOPIEDOOs when nobody can say the name of the product? :)
11:08 pm on Sept 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Indeed, the count is now 12.400
... 19.800!

And G wants us to increase OUR relevancy when it provides serps of this calibre! Something is askew, aslant, amiss... wrong.

The more these type of aberrations exist, the more market credibility is lost.

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19.8K - holy mother of pearl.

Geeee, I wonder why Google's index is so large.....

I would be willing to make a friendly wager that at minimum, 40% of Google's index is scraper or made for adsense related.

This scraper trend has to be pissing Y and MSN off - G is making it harder for them to keep their SERPS clean as Google has created a reason for people to create spammy sites - and it rewards them for it.

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I notice that Google has put the most relevant pages for filelapoop (or whatever)
right up top. Meaning of course, these WWW pages right here. Nuff said. -Larry
4:10 pm on Oct 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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G tried to extract $0.10 from me for "fideladeloopiedoo".
11:21 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I tried it for 5 AdWords accounts.

$0.04
$0.04
$0.05
$0.10
$0.40

They wanted $0.40 at the biggest (in $/month) account.

5:18 am on Oct 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I love this thread. It's funny, irrelevant and portentious.

Kind of reminds me of the Manhattan Project, in which the scientists were worried that an atomic explosion might just grow and continue to explode, eradicating the entire planet if not the universe.

That's what's happening with this term now. It is expanding exponentially and may become so large that it will destroy the internet. Or, better yet, just Google!

Oh, happy days!

5:27 am on Oct 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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3 cents on one of my older campaigns that does pretty well, i have one compaign that i simply CAN NOT get clicks on, i have spoken with google, i have done everything i can think of (and im a google professional mind you) and i simply get no clicks with this campaign , great copy (i think) awesome positioning, lotsa impressions probably 10 clicks a year from this campaign with a ctr of about .001% :P

anyways for that one the term fideladeloopiedoo has a cpc of .10/click

5:33 am on Oct 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo search results: "about 247 for fideladeloopiedoo"

Extrapolate your own conclusions.

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MSN has 279.
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I find it interesting that Beren reports google charging the highest per click rate in his account with the highest dollars per month fees.

Does this mean that the story about relevance is hokum?

The more revenue you produce for them, the more they will charge you?

Anyone boon looking at Quigo.com?

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Interesting -Google now showing only 942 results -does this mean that many of the scraper sites have been removed from the index? Or is it simply that they are recycling their content and the word is no longer appearing on them?
6:55 am on Oct 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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0.03 Amusing.
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I'm seeing 12,300 results in Google and our scraper friend is still there - and still showing Google ads.

He also writes articles about 'ethical SEO'. I must have got the meaning wrong!

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