Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Lib Dems get web savvy - at a price

Some Parliamentary staff obviously have far too much time on their hands.

Tory staffer, and all-round techno-geek, Mike Wood seems to have found the flaw in the Bromley Liberal Democrats' cunning plan to buy Google Ads for searches done on the name of their opponents.
If you click on the Ben4Bromley advert that comes up when you search for Bromley, it will cost the Lib Dem campaign 39p, but if you click on the advert that comes up when you search for Bob Neill, the Liberals have to cough up a painful 92p per click.
A few of those and they'll have to find another £2.4m donor (if the FBI doesn't find them first).

Fat Boy


Blogger Fortress Europe said...

92p per click?? Ouch. Well, I guess the downside is I won't get anything else done this weekend - but on the plus side I'll have put the Lib Dems into administration!

Mannekin Pis

June 14, 2006 1:57 pm  
Blogger Mike Wood said...

Can't a guy take a lunchbreak?
And as for the techno-geek comment, why I oughta...

Bob Neill is obviously a popular link if Google can charge 92p per click. You can get Nigel Farage for 4p.

June 14, 2006 2:19 pm  
Blogger David Webster said...

It's a bit unethical of the Lib Dems in the first place, nicking the tory candidate's name to promote your own candidate.

June 19, 2006 4:17 pm  

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