Google Adwords Villian

Alright, I just have to post about this guy. If you’re involved in PPC search arbitrage at all, you most likely know the guy who is gaming Adwords. If you don’t know about him, basically here’s what happens : he has 20 ads running along the sidebar in Google. It looks like this when you type “ringtones” into Google :

Now recently, he’s taken over the dating space as well :

I’ve also seen him dabble around in other niches as well, and I’m sure he certainly feels proud of all the attention he’s getting. But in the midst of his glory, he’s killing many affiliates campaigns. Every affiliate in positions 3 and below are being pushed out of ad impressions, which can very easily kill a campaign. He originally using Azoogle to do this, but now looks like he’s using Copeac and possibly CPA Empire.

Now let’s try and think of how he could be doing this. One possible way is through some source of a massive amount of vouchers. He obtains vouchers in high volume for a low cost, then starts up hundreds of accounts with the vouchers. Let’s say they’re $50 vouchers…he makes 10 accounts and bids $5.00/click with all of them. We’ll estimate he pays around $3/click, which gives each account a life of 17 clicks. So 170 clicks he has before his burst of accounts dies. These are all just guesses, he may use $250 vouchers – who knows. The accounts all go up, vouchers are depleted, and then the ads go away. This would explain the how sporadic the displaying is. One minute the domination is up, the next down.

The other possible way he could be doing this is just with expired credit cards or something like that, but I don’t think that would be how it’s done. Pre-paid gift cards are another option, but I think Google has ways of preventing that from happening.

The one thing that I never got was how he gets all of his ads approved when the titles are ALL IN CAPS. I test with just making 1 word in the description in caps and the ad always gets disapproved (well 95% of the time). So not only are his ads all in caps which isn’t allowed, but they all have what Google would classify as “inaccurate display URLs”. How this is all getting by is beyond me…perhaps it’s some major conspiracy and it’s actually someone internally from Google gaming the system using vouchers and offshore accounts! Bwahaha.

Really though, I’m not sure exactly how this guy is doing it. He’s clearly breaking the rules, clearly screwing a lot of affiliates, and clearly is making some decent profit.

Shady bastard.


  1. February 5, 2008

    As annoying as this person is; he/she is probably a freakin’ genius! Google will catch on…eventually. However, people like this will ALWAYS have another one up their sleeves.

  2. lerchmo
    February 5, 2008

    probably doing something like

  3. February 6, 2008

    Play money poker fella, play money.

    No-one loses their life savings on my site.

  4. February 6, 2008

    Care to elaborate?
    On a side note, SUP3RNOVA, if you’re looking for an apprentice, I can hustle like no other! :)

  5. February 6, 2008

    I saw this as well. He seems to be doing with some health niches as well. I’m curious as to how much cash he was able to swing?

  6. February 6, 2008

    I’ve know you used to be able to buy activated adwords accounts by the barrel load on DP, before they changed the rules…Sigh

  7. Anony
    February 6, 2008

    I know how to do it :), I know the person that does it. It’s easier than what you most think :).

  8. February 6, 2008

    Paul, I figured out the all caps trick. :D

    ~Jonathan. Hehehehe…

  9. brian
    February 6, 2008

    Did you just plagiarize the last two posts from Shoemoney. I hate that guy and thought you were better and had unique content? Stick to the awesome posts about making money. discussing the industry should be left to duschebags. Not you.

  10. February 7, 2008

    I think the caps are just a COPY & PASTE type thing. Not sure though, plus how much more is this going to increase CTR?

  11. February 8, 2008

    omgwtfbbq. :P

  12. February 8, 2008

    Maybe this will convince everyone that Google is hardly invincible. With some many engineers, you’d think they’d figure out ASCII, HTML entities, or whatever. This is a failure in design.

  13. February 9, 2008

    Respect is still due to this guy for gaming the AdWords system so well. He must make quite a bit each month!


  14. February 19, 2008

    Hey guys, clicking the video from Josh led to this video which talked about getting free google ads – does anyone know if this is any good?

  15. underground affiliate
    February 26, 2008

    The guys is using virtual creditcards with adwords vouchers to make throwaway accounts.

  16. the adwords villain
    June 15, 2008

    I admit!
    I am that underground villain….
    I made all my secrets public at an underground BH forum..
    For all you losers complaining how you lose your shirt on Google adwords while I can FCUK it,
    there will be a time I’ll tell you guys!
    hmm… But I want some serious ASS kissing rather than bashings….and some of you may come to know the secrets!

    For those Idiots among you who think I am just faking it up and not tha real man behind it, ha ha ha
    Idc wtf u think…

    Ok, I want at least 10 damn good ass kissings and I’ll choose best 3 and will reveal my secrets to them. Why? Simply, cuz I am in good mood, I just purchased a Lamborghini and a Mercedes Benz and gonna settle in my 1.8 crore (Indian Ruppes) mansion here in India…

  17. November 21, 2008

    I’ve never seen anyone even talk about this before on the Warrior Forum.

    Not saying he hasn’t, but if he has, it’s been quiet and under the radar.

  18. February 5, 2009

    Is he really the adwords villain?

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