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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets 97

Posted by timothy
from the this-one-weird-trick dept.
tsu doh nimh (609154) writes KrebsOnSecurity looks at a popular service that helps crooked online marketers exhaust the Google AdWords budgets of their competitors.The service allows companies to attack competitors by raising their costs or exhausting their ad budgets early in the day. Advertised on YouTube and run by a guy boldly named "GoodGoogle," the service employs a combination of custom software and hands-on customer service, and promises clients the ability to block the appearance of competitors' ads. From the story: "The prices range from $100 to block between three to ten ad units for 24 hours to $80 for 15 to 30 ad units. For a flat fee of $1,000, small businesses can use GoodGoogle's software and service to sideline a handful of competitors' ads indefinitely."
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

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  • by mhollis (727905) on Sunday July 27, 2014 @11:27AM (#47543597) Journal

    You (and Greyfox) do not seem to understand what Google Ads are. They are, for the most part, not the display advertisements one tends to see on websites. Instead, they are textual only and associated with search or with websites that open up space on their site for text ads.

    Ad Blocking software allows them to show and always has. And that is because they are unobtrusive and not annoying.

    All of my browsers have some kind of ad-block technology in them. And the Google text ads show just fine, thank you.

  • by mspohr (589790) on Sunday July 27, 2014 @12:07PM (#47543895)

    I am trying to understand your logic here and it just isn't happening.
    I appears that you are postulating that companies spend money on advertising only to reduce their income and not to increase sales.
    I would think that companies would rather have the extra profit than waste money on pointless advertising.
    Besides, there is a lot of research showing that advertising works which is why companies advertise.

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