Lycos Email Spam, How Low Can You Go

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  • December 18, 2008
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Lycos, the search engine once worth $5.4 billion, has resorted to finding advertisers by searching Google for related keywords.

The email below was sent after somebody searched for “buy a iphone” on Google and found a site of mine on page 5 of the results.

Lycos.co.uk are offering 1 company the chance to appear in the Number 1 Sponsored Link on the right handside of every page on a 12 month tenancy, with unlimited clicks. The keyword IPHONES costs £475. All keywords work on a broad match unless the additional keywords are sold separately. (broad match – every keyword that contains your choosen keyword)

* You can choose any keywords of your choice, if available.

If any keywords are of interest, you can contact me on 0845 020 4337 or via
email.

Kind Regards
Linsay Weller
Adrac Ltd

IP: 82.71.96.158
Referer 1: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=buy+a+iphone&start=40&sa=N

Would Google ever do this?

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