Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Google earning money from your typos

You never knew that just a typo can get some money to Google. Read the news at WashingtonPost.com
Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/29/AR2006042900279.html
Google Inc., which runs the largest ad network on the Internet, is making millions of dollars a year by filling otherwise unused Web sites with ads. In many instances, these ad-filled pages appear when users mistype an Internet address, such as "BistBuy.com."

This new form of advertising is turning into a booming business that some say is cluttering the Internet and could be violating trademark rules. It also has sparked a speculative frenzy of investment in domain names, pushing the value of some beyond the $1 million mark.

Microsoft release a tool called strider which can be used to see the culprit behind the scene. Most of the time it's "No evil" Google.
Read at FuckedGoogle.com : Google's single largest Adsense revenue source is mistyped domain names.

You can watch the Adword abuse video at


Author : Smoke'N Ashes // 3:44 AM


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