Is Google an AdWords Hypocrite?

July 25, 2006 — Leave a comment

Threadwatch points to this story at eWeek suggesting that Google is an Adwords Hypocrite with its new deal with GoDaddy for parked domain “landing pages”…and suffice to say I agree with the conclusion, on one hand Google is cracking down on poor quality landing pages (which I don’t think alone is a particularly bad thing) but on the other hand it’s facilitating junk pages with GoDaddy. It basically says: have crap pages as long as we host them. Of concern also from the eWeek article: the changes may promote scraper sites as webmasters try to make their landing pages more Adwords friendly…great, Google’s actions are promoting more spam blogs…wonderful.