A company has created an ad that they are running through Google's AdSense on our site that, in my opinion, makes it look too much like the services are offered by us. We have nothing to do with the company.
I've blocked them in our AdSense account, but according to Google, it could be a few hours before the ad stops running.
In case you don't know, Google runs a service called AdSense that
allows publishers to generate ad revenue from Google's AdWords
AdSense/AdWords are fantastic services but as you can see, you need to
keep an eye out for problems. This is no fault of Google's, just comes
with the territory of using automated systems.
Here is what the ad looks like... click to see an enlarged view:
(You'll have to forgive the terrible graphic, my PhotoShop skills are aweful. :)
December 2, 2009
Search Engine Marketing Columnist