Spam recipe site buys Google AdWords.. in Gmail's Spam Menu

I usually don't write about Google here unless they are up to something convergence-wise- Wi-Fi, Google Talk, video, etc. After all, we have a don't miss, must-add-to-your-RSS feed Googling Google blog, written by my colleague Garett Rogers.

I usually don't write about Google here unless they are up to something convergence-wise- Wi-Fi, Google Talk, video, etc. After all, we have a don't miss, must-add-to-your-RSS feed Googling Google blog, written by my colleague Garett Rogers.

But this is just so precious I had to share it with you.

It appears that a company called Recipe Source has bought AdWords in Gmail's Spam message menu. Not only that, but the recipes they are announcing and linking to are for... spam-based dishes!

OK I will show you what I mean now. 

Here's the first view I obtained when I checked my Gmail's Spam Menu late last night:

googleadwordsspam1.jpg 

No, that wasn't a fluke. Here, let's try another:

googleadwordsspam2.jpg
 

To show you the link I need to capture the full page. But look down below, and you will see recipesource.

googlewordsspam3.jpg
 

I was a bit skeptical so I decided to follow the link.

It's legit. Actually thinking of trying one or two of the recipes. 

I don't only think this is a hoot- it is quite clever.

But what do you think? Post a TalkBack and let's discuss. 

 

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All