Economist.com Is Wasting Money In A Broken AdWords Campaign
As I discovered today, Economist.com has an AdWords Campaign promoting its rss feed.
The Ad points to http://www.economist.com/index.html/rss/?sa_campaign=search_engines/ Google_Italy/eurfeb07/Content/kw=RSS_Feeds_General&GCID=C19402x008-RSSGen
… but the link is broken!
Here’s a screenshot of the page (you can click for a larger view) :
Page Not Found
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It’s nice to see how a PR 9 site is unable to promote itself… They’re spending thousands of dollars to drive traffic to a 404 not found page.
I contacted them from the form on their website, I wrote them the following email
Hi,Today I clicked an adsense ad promoting your rss feed, but I landed
on a 404 not found page.
The ad pointed to
maybe you should check that url, because I think you’re wasting money
this way :)
they assigned me the Case number 1406338.
Let’s see what happens next, I’ll keep you informed :) .
Do you think they’ll fix this soon or they’ll keep on wasting money for months?francesco mapelli
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