Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A diabolical use of Google Adwords

Dan, of Dan's Data fame, casually tosses this aside into a comment on strange Adwords adorning his site:
Dan's Data letters #154

Actually, of course, some people actually do click ads that contradict what a site is saying, and not always because they agree with the advertiser. If you're reading a page about how reprehensible anti-vaccination activists are, and find an ad-link at the bottom that says FREEMASONS USE VACCINES TO NEUTER CHRISTIAN KIDS, you might feel a strange urge to click it. Not only to revel in the craziness, but also to transfer some money from the crazies to the owner of the page on which the ad appeared.
Ooooohhh. That never occurred to me. I'm so naive. Heh, heh, heh ....

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