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Live Search is offering a new way for AdWords customers to get click-throughs — their own natural SERPs. They appear to be indexing AdWords ads from Google’s own SERPs. Doing a search on Live for colorations paint (at the time of this writing) will give you AdWords ads in the third and fourth natural result.
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from Gab 2531 Days ago #
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Awesome find Mike. You’re clearly a very well read SEO!I was wondering about this earlier today, actually. Suppose you copy the link location of an ad and link to it a lot with the right keywords. You could probably trigger screwups like those at MSN.Newsflash: this is the first story on Sphinn to be fit with the new threshold for going hot! You’ve got 21 and it’s still in the top 10 most sphunn in what’s new page. Wonder what the new threshold is? I’m sure this is the first story also, because I just made one or two previous to this go hot... Crazy how fast this site is growing! Used to be a dozen sphinns and you were hot just this past summer!

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from baiduyou 2531 Days ago #
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22. Interesting find - has anyone had any luck trying to replicate the result with a current Adwords listing?

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from incrediblehelp 2531 Days ago #
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News Flash Live Search is poop

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from crimsongirl 2531 Days ago #
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I add a tracking code to my URLs in AdWords, and these URLs show up in Yahoo natural search.  That’s been true for a couple years.  I don’t know if they are indexing the ads directly or if someone pasted the URL to a message board or similar.

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from TimDineen 2531 Days ago #
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It seems they are essentially giving Google money by doing this, since its passing through the ad click url Google is likely charging its advertisers for these MS clicks. @crimsongirl - same here. Yahoo has indexed 60,000 of my Google ads. (Considering the quantity of this occurance, its NOT caused by someone pasting the URL.) see here: http://sphinn.com/story/2403Despite adding 301s and etc Yahoo continues to ad more and more of my paid ads to their index. While some might be happy about this, I’m not.  It’s a duplicate content issue and it’s yet another matter that makes me lose faith that there might someday be a strong competitor in the field.

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from planetc1 2530 Days ago #
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@Gab: Thanks for noticing. It helps to subscribe to about 60+ SEO twitter feeds and RSS feeds. :)

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from mvandemar 2530 Days ago #
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Those prove, yet again, that MSN was lying when they said they obeyed robots.txt:http://www.google.com/robots.txtIt’s like the 13th disallow down.

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from TimDineen 2530 Days ago #
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SEL got an answer: http://searchengineland.com/071219-211301.php

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