Steven Carrol, Next Web WebTipr France
So you have just launched your fancy new Web2.0 site, you are sitting on a brand new domain, you have no history to speak off, no links to your site, no one talking about you on blogs, and you have absolutely no traffic. That’s when you figure it out! You need to be at the top of Google when people search for ‘red widgets’.
But you have a little problem see, a couple hundred thousand other people also had the exact same idea, only they had it years ago. So now you’re at the back of that cue and there are no prizes for last place in this game.
Never fear, while Google penalize new domains for important search terms for two years, in the mean time they offer a solution called Adwords. You can pay them a few bucks a click to get featured at the top next to others who also bid for a spot in the paid listings. If you have enough cash you’re laughing. You can simply pay to get your advert in the search results AND on all related sites where others can share the profits with Google.