Monday Foo: Mahalo Adwords

Someone has a great sense of humor. I noticed a Google search for [mahalo] in my referrers, but couldn’t find it in the organic listings. Then I realized it was an Adwords ad! (Only one advertiser is bidding on the term.)

Mahalo
It’s seriously just About.com.
Only worse.
www.tropicalseo.com

Nope, that wasn’t me bidding. I sure as hell don’t pay for clicks to my “just for fun” blog! Refreshing the search, I also saw:

Mahalo
That’s Hawaiian for 8 visitors a
month.
www.scoreboard-media.com

Mahalo
12 reasons this is the worst idea
ever and won’t make money.
www.stuntdubl.com

Mahalo
When relevancy is this poor
why show any results at all?
www.threadwatch.org

So who’s the funny man? ;-) My money’s on The Wolf.

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6 comments ↓

#1 scoreboard on 06.17.07 at 9:17 pm

Props to whomever performed this ratfuck!

#2 sugarrae on 06.18.07 at 6:02 am

Actually, I’m not thinking this is graywolf. He is way too much of a whore to pay for adwords traffic and not send some to himself. hehe.

#3 graywolf on 06.18.07 at 7:02 am

not me, I’m thinking it’s Stuntdubl.

I’d be deeply offended by Rae’s comments if they weren’t 100% true

#4 GuyFromChicago on 06.18.07 at 9:27 am

Just playing around testing some ad copy (and QS issues) that was created via comments people had made about the new “search engine”. All of the following had over 1,500 impressions - here are the winners in terms of ctr:

Mahalo
12 reasons this is the worst idea
ever and won’t make money.
http://www.stuntdubl.com
CTR = 2.14%

Mahalo
It’s seriously just About.com.
Only worse.
http://www.tropicalseo.com
CTR = 1.49%

Oops
We haven’t hand-written a result
page for Mahalo yet.
http://www.threadwatch.org
CTR = 0.77%

Mahalo
When relevancy is this poor
why show any results at all?
http://www.threadwatch.org
CTR = 0.50%

Mahalo
That’s Hawaiian for 8 visitors a
month.
http://www.scoreboard-media.com
CTR = 0.26%

They were all set to rotate equally. Bidding on Mahalo broad matched with no negatives. keyword QS started at poor and improved to ok with a min bid of .15 required.

Now that it’s been noticed it’s been paused:-)

#5 admin on 06.18.07 at 9:35 am

Thanks for confessing ;-)

#6 stuntdubl on 06.18.07 at 7:12 pm

That’s some fine work there. Thanks for the chuckle.