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Google Deletes 2008 Election Portal After Scamming Adsense Publishers

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by GUESTID, Oct 20, 2008.

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    After wide criticism, Google has deleted its 2008Election Page (previously h**p://www.google.com/2008election/).

    Google used ElectionPage for promoting its own services like YouTube and News showing their own pages under PSA.

    Source :-
     
    GUESTID, Oct 20, 2008 IP
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    Thise Is Better
     
    hfhg, Oct 21, 2008 IP
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    I guess they are not the corporate saints they portray themselves to be. Go figure. If there is money involved there will be foul play!
     
    internetmarketingiq, Oct 21, 2008 IP
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    Your source is completely wrong (and the link you gave to the source doesn't work). I just went to the the Google election site and it's absolutely still there. And yes, it has links to YouTube, Google Maps, Knol and other Google services. But it also links to non-Google information, such as blogs and news sites. It's a useful portal for election information.

    My understanding is that the page is only served to visitors coming from US IP addresses, so if you aren't in the US you will get an error.
     
    Nonny, Oct 21, 2008 IP
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    @Nonny: Checked it and the url is still existing, i dunno where GUESTID get that info
     
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    Dollar Active Member

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    Um no they didnt'! You can only see if you live in United states!


    Load this url
    Code (Text):
    1. www.google.com/2008election/
    with a US hosted proxy like this one. and you will see it exists.
     
    Dollar, Oct 21, 2008 IP
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    Yes that is better.
     
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    Man if I were in charge at Google I would have lawyers so far up your ass for posting this they would be coming out of your nose.
     
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    Ha, I read the real story on Google Blogoscoped:

    http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-10-21-n19.html

    The short version is that Google was (is?) advertising their election page with Adsense public service ads. People are annoyed because in the Google help files it says that PSAs are only for non-profits organizations, which Google itself isn't. It's not clear if Google is still running those PSAs or not, but they never took the actual target page down.
     
    Nonny, Oct 21, 2008 IP