I would have left a comment on this post from Greedy Girl about the latest edgy Google adwords, but she’s got comments turned off. Apparently searching for popular celebrities pulls up ads such as:
Britney is pregnant?
pics of Britney from hotel window
She goes on to write about the branding problems if these ads are actually sponsered by AOL Music:
This is a gusty advertising strategy, and I’m pretty sure it’s getting a lot of click throughs. I like it in principle, but having the little AOL Music URL below each of these ads is a branding nightmare, if you ask me.
Well, take a look at where those URLs actually go:
http:// channelevents.aol.com /aolmusic/ welove/ brittney/ ?ncid= MUSenhancebritney &partner=aff17
They’re indeed affiliate links, not associated with AOL Music in any way. Either Google or AOL should probably know about this. Read more at Greedy Girl…
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