Perhaps you recall my epic post – Spitzer, Emperors Club VIP & Local SEO – where I uncovered that the notorious escort service was still running a ppc campaign despite the fact that their site was down? Well today I uncovered another gem. And sometimes it’s worth repeating something over and over just to make sure the guy snoozing in the back of the class gets it.
Today I was searching Google for “rug hangers” to hang up my Thai rugs. I came across these ads and clicked on Frontgate.com
Which linked to the following page:
ATTENTION ALL MARKETERS – if you are running an ad campaign make sure you have inventory in stock before you advertise a product.
Frontgate just paid around $1.76 (according the Adwords tool) for me to get nothing but a bad experience and an excuse to criticize them in public – and I clicked it twice to make sure, so now they are down $3.52 (plus whatever they are paying their SEM guy). I wonder how many other keywords this is the case for?
Keeping a PPC campaign in sync with inventory is no easy task, but if I were an aggressive PPC company I would be dialing Frontgate’s head of marketing right now to explain why I could do it a lot better than whomever is managing their current campaign.