One of next weeks 5 star cant miss sessions was going to be the Arbitrage Issues Panel with Kris Jones, Jake Baillie, and the rest of the gang. In San Jose this panel was probably the most talked about. I wrote a few items about it… and so did others.
Some really big things came out of this session… One of course was Kim Malone (President of Google Adsense) revealing that they use Adwords tracking data to combat arbitrage. Then mix in the recent quality score bot stuff. Well Officially now no search engine is going to show their face on this panel. This is pretty dissappointing but lets look at why…
Google really can’t win by showing on this panel. Everyone is going to show example after example of MFA arbitrage sites and whats Google going to say? They are working on it? PUHLEASE.
Google Adsense is the SUPREME arbitrage machine probably one of the most successful arbitrage vehicles ever seen. Keep in mind Google is a publicly held company and most of their revenue comes from Adsense/Adwords so what are they going to do tell their stockholders they are going to kill the program that makes all their money? Of course not. What do they do ? Well they tell them they are working on it with this magical “quality score bot”. lalala
I can understand why Google is not stepping up but I am really pretty surprised someone from Yahoo or Microsoft is not stepping up.
This post was inspired by Kris Jones EXCELLENT post on the subject here.
I will still goto this session in Chicago. See you guys there!