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Google has everyone by the balls.

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by jdog37, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. jdog37

    jdog37 Power Member

    Apr 3, 2009
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    unemployed electrician
    The adwords subforum was the only place I could think to put this thread. Mods please move it if you find it inappropriate.

    As an internet marketer I pretty much ignore the sponsored ads displayed for my google searches... Hey if they pay for an ad they are trying to sell me something. I'm a cheap bastard and looking for free info.

    Last night I was doing a couple of searches and I noticed an ad that matched my search phrase and the destination url was ask.com. So I click it and it takes me to the ask.com search engine.

    Well I put in a couple of more search phrases and lo and behold I see ads by bing and yahoo as well.

    When you pay your competitor for ad space... Im pretty sure they got you by the balls.

    I will add that the bing and ask ads redirected to their search engine while yahoo redirected to yahoo shopping. So perhaps yahoo has not completely sold out yet.