Mesothelioma

NOTE: This post refers to some testing that I was trying on a different site that is no longer active (nor is my Google Adwords account).

Mesothelioma is an interesting word that I discovered while doing research on Google AdWords for a presentation that I was doing. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by asbestos. There are several money-grubbing lawyers out there looking for these fat cases so that they can hopefully get a class-action lawsuit out of it and hopefully, a big payday.

In the meantime, when I present the possible negative effects that can come from PPC advertising on this subject, I am the bad guy. This is a proof of concept post on my web site to see what those effects might actually be. If there is no danger, then this is all well and good. But as I pointed out in my presentation the use of Mesothelioma in a site that really isn’t about Mesothelioma or asbestos cancer could be worthless.

So this will be an interesting test of my theory to see what kind of results I get. This is a perfectly valid post and a perfectly valid web page, although it is more about experimenting with Google AdSense than it is with Mesothelioma or cancer or class action lawsuits. It is not fraudulent in any way, other than it may generate traffic towards one of the valid sites that are hopefully listed to the right.

If you are looking for valid information on Mesothelioma or asbestos cancer or are in need of a lawyer for a law suit over mesothelioma, then hopefully the ads to the right will be helpful for you. Good luck and I hope we both find what we are looking for.

Article published – Summer 2005 2600

I got home from presenting at Defcon 13 and sometime over the weekend, the new Summer 2005 issue of 2600 magazine came out. It contained the article that I just presented on at Defcon entitled “Hacking Google Adwords” which can be found below if you keep reading.

This was my 9th article to be published by 2600.

The article was submitted to them around 6 months ago (give or take a month) and I continued my research on the topic as I put together my presentation for Defcon and I found a whole lot of other interesting things that were demonstrated in my presentation that I had not found when I wrote the article.

The article is posted on DocDroppers.org and the powerpoint presentation is right here: .

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Presenting at Defcon 13

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The AdWords program is an advertising system used by Google. It is a pay-per-click system like may others but Google doesn’t give it the attention to design that it deserves. Not only does Google take some liberties with the Terms of Service and what they allow and don’t allow in the program, but also have several flaws in the logical design of the system. There are several loopholes in this system and they will be explained and demonstrated with proof of concepts for every example.

There is also an upcoming article on this topic.

UPDATE!!! I was just informed that my speaking time has been moved to 3 PM Friday, July 29 on track 3 in the Apollo room! These people do not seem to have it all together, so all I can say is to check the schedule and see what other changes they make.

UPDATE!! 09/28/2005 – The mp3 file is floating around in the internet, so I am putting it up here for you to download.