Black People On Ebay Again

June 26, 2007 by reuben | Filed under Google AdWords, PPC.

Ebay recently pulled ads from Google when the Google Checkout people decided to arrange the Let Freedom Ring event on the same date as Ebay Live. Ten days later the Ebay ads are back online and I’m so excited because once again I can find black people for less on Ebay! Yay! (sarcasm)

Black People For Less On Ebay

This is a great example of when broad match, dynamic keyword insertion and lack of negative keywords can harm your professional reputation and cost you a lot of money.

Ok, Ebay has a very large list of keywords and a few like this are going to slip through the cracks, but it just goes to show that you need to keep on top of your pay per click accounts and look at the keyword reports carefully.


6 Responses to “Black People On Ebay Again”

  1. rmccarley says:

    Wow… that’s… um… well… disastrous and hilarious at the same time! Nice find.

  2. michael says:

    the thing is… if you search for white people, the advertisement doesnt pop up

  3. Hey, they added yellow people this time!

    Oh, and looks like Shopping.com and PriceGrabber.com have some similar deals as well…

  4. A Honky says:

    BizRate has “bargain prices” on honkies, better go snag some.

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