I've been running a number of Ad Words on Google. I initially got started with this as a sort of MoveOn.org popularity contest. If you are the only person running an ad for a given set of keyword(s), you can effectively count how many times that word has been searched for on google. Very sexy.
Anyway, I setup ads for some of the folks at MoveOn and now try and incite revolution by goading the folks who are not at the top of the list. Thusfar I've been unsuccessful, but I'm keeping hope alive.
Two days ago, I added my dear friends at Stamen to the rotation, along with the phrase "Amputee Ballerina(s)". A day later, I received this charming message from Google, saying that they'd disabled my new ads, since they didn't meet their editorial guidelines:
Google rocks. They disabled my ad, sure. But a real person looked at it and chuckled under their breath/shook their head sadly first.
Thank you, anonymous Google ad reviewer! Also, please note that the ad text now does accurately reflect the site content. How meta.Posted by pmk at January 16, 2004 4:02 AM