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Hey that's funny yet true. You missed taking a swipe at Adsense as well which is even a crappier program than Adwords.

When there are hour-long infomercials on late night TV selling "courses" on how to get rich on Google ads, then you know that things have gone horribly wrong.

And I saw one last night....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/09/google_keyword_subpoena/

Google pressed to reveal AdWords secrets

Google may turn over information about third-party keyword purchases after being subpoenaed by a recreational flooring company.

Santa Clara University law professor and tech law blogger Eric Goldman alerted readers to the subpoena in a recent blog post last week, warning that this sort of legal action could give businesses access to private information about the advertising habits of competitors.


"Were this to become commonplace, it could completely change the current equilibrium with respect to Google's AdWords program," Goldman told The Register.

If I had the time, I would write and sell one of these courses for the laggard demographic. It's 2007 and people are still just discovering Adwords.

The line "The masses, as usual, caught on and followed five years later" made me spray my beer over the keyboard. LOL! Five years is about right for how long it takes for the lemmings to catch on.

I have to admit I love google for personal use. As for business growth Google really stinks. They dont want us cutting into their main cheese. I plan on using alternative ad sites that give me a larger slice of the ad pie.

lol.. that's a good one ;) But, I still think that Crazy Ivan is not that bad. :p

Cool post, Love it. Stumbled. When is the next story in the series coming out.

nice article

nice info

Google buys Switzerland. It wouldn't surprise me at all.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving me this wonderful fable to read. Only time will tell if the golden egg laying goose will one day be cooked but the signs are certainly there.

Best post on the subject that I've read in a long time, thank you.

Mo

Oh Ivan, how you torture us so. Falsifying statistics that our business will grow. Even though the truth is coming, it's slow. And how we allowed it we'll never quite know.

Oh My god..you'rre soo right...Adsense has got to be the biggest scam going! luckily, i can rip google off too with my adsense program...

Eventually Google will crash just like the housing market has. No matter how successful your business/website is, it is becoming so inefficient to bid on certain terms.

Google now the official new Evil Empire.

Google is storing literally every single piece of unique info it can find every single day and datamining it so they can sell it and/or give it to the government.

isnt it cool how google has 90% of the search engine market?

and every business in america that wants to be online has to suck google's cock? and isn't it cool how google doesn't even have phone numbers where you can speak to a live human, but only automated emails?

having a monopoly of the internet is SO much better than microsoft's monopoly of desktop OSs..

i'm sure 10 years from now when we elect google's executive staff to be fuhrers for life, everything will be great.

I remember back in the ninties there were alot of search engines. Can anyone name any that have gone under? My mind has drawn a blank.

hotbot
lycos
infoseek
excite

whatever happened to fuckedgoogle.com ?

i remember that dude harped on the fact that google's entire business model was essentially tricking users into clicking on ads because they looked just like regular search results or hyperlinks..

turns out australia is now accusing them of the exact same thing, saying that google's entire business model is based on making ads look just like the rest of the content. and in australia, that's illegal.

http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto071320071624304580&referrer_id=yahoofinance

it's also illegal in australia to sell advertising based on someone elses' trademarked name, which is where google gets about 70% of its total advertising revenue..

i like using mamma.com for searching because they, unlike google, do not return info found in subdomains and filter out crap from sites like about.com, craigslist, and the rest of the garbage sites

Google won't be around in 5 yrs time.

There is massive churn in the market place right now. Look at your search logs for crawlers. Everybody is attracted to this market.

Goog is a monster.
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=goog

172 billion dollar market cap, much? 5x larger than yahoo. 2/3rds as large as Microsoft.

except the search results ARE listed by who paid the most. the top 3 results on any google search are paid links. just because there is a slightly shaded background rectangle and the light gray words "sponsored results" waaaaay over on the right hand side of the screen is NOT enough to let most people realize those results arent organic.

that's what australia is fucking SUING google for. the entire point of their lawsuit is that google's business model is simply to make the ads look like organic content, blurring the line between information and advertising-which is illegal in australia.

http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto071120070454504040

and every business in america that wants to be online has to suck google's cock? and isn't it cool how google doesn't even have phone numbers where you can speak to a live human, but only automated emails?

having a monopoly of the internet is SO much better than microsoft's monopoly of desktop OSs..

i'm sure 10 years from now when we elect google's executive staff to be fuhrers for life, everything will be great.

Indeed true,

Infact now Sponsored links land google into court

Have you noticed your YPN revenues sinking of late? By fall publishers will be demanding that YPN and Adsense pay them a fixed space rental fee on top of the per-click fees.

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