Writers jealously guard their high priced keywords but this one just HAS to be shared.Â Sorting the average cost per click (CPC) column in the Google keyword tool for the keyword â€˜tattooâ€™ shows â€˜tattoo me nowâ€™ with a CPC of over $176 dollars!Â Something is seriously wrong here.
CPC of $176.11
Keyword researchers spend many hours on the Google adsense keyword tool or using tools like Market Samurai that use it.Â Most researchers will make mental notes of the highest average CPC value theyâ€™ve ever seen.Â Note that if you are using the Google keyword tool directly you need to enable the average CPC column to show up by clicking on the â€˜columnsâ€™ button and enabling average CPC to show up.Â With the average CPC column showing type in the keyword â€˜tattooâ€™ then sort the results on the average CPC column by clicking the text â€˜average CPC columnâ€™.Â Look at number one.Â I'm attaching a screen shot with this article.
Iâ€™ve been watching the â€˜tattoo me nowâ€™ keyword since I stumbled across it a week ago.Â It is, by far, the largest CPC value I have EVER seen.Â It is so large I just canâ€™t believe it.Â Searching on â€˜tattoo me nowâ€™ does show an exact match domain name and it looks like a legitimate tattoo web page.Â However, I also canâ€™t help noticing that the next 620 results taking up 62 pages(!) of Google search results are the most amazing use of black hat SEO techniques Iâ€™ve ever seen.Â Cloaking, keyword stuffing, anchor text on completely unrelated web pages, you name it, it is there.Â Today I notice that the legitimate web site just got bounced from the number one position by an SEO scammer using a .ORG domain name.Â There must be an entire adsense ecosystem that has sprung up around that long tail keyword.
Couldnâ€™t Google stop nonsense like this?
Yep.Â And thatâ€™s all Iâ€™m going to say about that.
Be careful out there folks.
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