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YOU can sink the SMEAR SITES the Pay-Per-Click Way! Yes you. YES YOU CAN!

The Obama campaign has delved into the world of pay-per-click Google advertising by purchasing ads that appear at the top of the search page when someone searches for words related to the Obama smears (Google "Obama Muslim" to see what I’m talking about). These ads are bought on a confusing auction-like basis with the most popular words, relevant to sales usually, fetching a pretty high price. When people click on the ads at the top of the search page, the purchaser of the search words is charged whatever the going price they paid for that word or phrase. Some words or phrases can cost the purchaser over $20.00 per click and that can add up fast!

Here’s how we ‘Click to Win’!
The first thing I noticed when I googled ‘Obama Muslim’ (there’s Obamas’ ad, just as promised) was another ’Pay-Per-Click’ ad taken out by an Obama smear group, ‘HumanEvents.Com. Boy did I click on that one. And clicked and clicked and clicked! Google tell their advertising purchasers that they are only charged for one click per user, but I know the system is flawed and I’m hoping that they are charged for each click. Often these safeguards can be defeated by using an alternate IP provider (if you’d like to vote twice on the AOL Straw Poll, for instance, vote once with your AOL software and simply switch that to your Firefox service for vote #2, for example). Don’t click on Baracks ad, though! It costs us money.

Even if this goes the other way and the bitter and uninformed begin to click on the Obama campaigns ’Pay-Per-Click’, this will still work. Thanks to you, (and you and you and you), the campaign is pretty well financed and it won’t break their bank. These smear groups, on the other hand, may not be so well heeled. This could have the effect of breaking their nasty little backs and sinking the sites entirely!

What are you waiting for? Start Googling! ‘Barack Muslim’, ‘Obama Ayers’ , take your pick of the smears and start clicking on those opposition ads!
Please, please please, let’s go VIRAL with this! Start with this one...

Please, REC the hell out of this one and keep it up for your friends and neighbors to see!

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Originally posted to T Fitzsimmons on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:36 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar! Please help keep this article up! (3+ / 0-)
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    Rumour95, daybreaker, lastman

    Thank you!

  •  Um... (2+ / 0-)
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    polecat, Karl Rover

    What are you waiting for? Start Googling! ‘Barack Muslim’, ‘Obama Ayers’ , take your pick of the smears and start clicking on those opposition ads!

    Too much time on your hands, I take it.

  •  Ok... (0+ / 0-)

    Now I'm not a lazy wienie any more...

    "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine." Republican Senator Thad Cochran on John McCain

    by Rumour95 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:45:20 PM PDT

  •  Sorry about the Sarah Naked thing.... (0+ / 0-)

    I hate to see this one fade from view. That would suck sooooo much!

  •  i dont think adsense is flawed in this manner (0+ / 0-)

    It would be a huge detriment to google if that was the case.

    But, yea clicking their ads does waste budget.

  •  Thats not how pay per clicks work... (2+ / 0-)
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    weirdscenes, Karl Rover

    I've been in charge of internet advertising for my company since 2000.  I am well, to toot my own horn, an expert on this, especially pay per click advertising.  At any given time, my company has about 20,000 key words we're bidding on, and I control it.

    Is the system flawed?  Absolutely. Is it flawed to the point where if you click on their keywords a bazillion times, they're going to get charged?  Absolutely not.

    I do daily tests on this myself just to make sure we're not getting shafted when we're paying sometimes $10,000 a day or more for keywords.

    Its too boring to talk about, but its never going to cost them that much money.  Also, there's a basement price for words.  Usually $0.20.  So, it would take someone to outbid them for the despicable keywords they're using.  

    •  I haven't checked the price (0+ / 0-)

      But you can switch up, go to another IP and be charged.

    •  can you recommend (0+ / 0-)

      a good resource to learn about this stuff?  googling it is useless because of all the $make $money $now$$$ crap out there.

      I've got a football website that occasionally gets spikes in traffic but is pretty low overall, to the point that I don't require for the ad services that are higher end that google adsense.  I have considered buying adwords but I don't really know what to plug into a spreadsheet to analyze whether it's worthwhile.  I basically want to start learning about internet marketing, how to market a site up from scratch.  

      •  Its like Alchemy (1+ / 0-)
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        Wee Mama

        I wish there was, but there isn't.  Its the most disjointed thing I've ever seen.  The scarier thing is that I'm the only one in my company that knows how to do this.  Thank god I'm part owner because once you understand how to use PPC systems, its like a trade secret.  Over the years we've tried to hire a person or two to help me, but quickly realized that if I showed them my tricks of the trade, we'd be giving away our trade secrets.

        The funny thing is that we compete with huge corporations and have been approached to be bought out not so much for our company, but for how we so effectively advertise on the internet.

        The weirder thing is I can't even put into words exactly how I do it, because its taken me years and years and years to figure it out myself.  

        Its kind of like my favorite TV show, LOST.  If you asked me what its about..even though I own all of the seasons on DVD, go on message boards, etc...its way too involved to get to the bottom of it.

  •  Click once or maybe not at all (0+ / 0-)

    Just click once. Google has anti-click fraud software so we just need a lot of people to click.

    From another point of view, clicking will give the ad buyers the false impression that they are getting the message out. With that kind of encouragement they will think they are successful, they will use our numbers to justify their expense and they will be able to raise more money for these types of campaigns.

    Maybe it's best just not to encourage them!

  •  Gimme the pix and (1+ / 0-)
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    Prof Haley

    I'll click off from now till doomsday.

    It's the fascism, stupid!

    by lastman on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 02:06:26 PM PDT

  •  Google de-dupes clicks based on IP address, plus (0+ / 0-)

    the cost per click an advertiser pays can be high, but not $20.  The average cost per click someone might pay when there's only 3 ads on the page as in the example is probably $0.20 to $0.30 a click.

    So, clicking a thousand time only counts as one click, or about $0.30 at the most.

  •  I think it's crap (0+ / 0-)

    Don't waste donuts. 2 will do.

    by Karl Rover on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 03:05:07 PM PDT

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