Have you ever thought about how much people pay for their "sponsored links" on Google searches?
If you went to Google, typed in "mesothelioma treatment options" and clicked on a "sponsored link," you would be costing the advertiser $69.10. "Mesotheliona risk" pulls a close second at $66.46 per click. And a surprising third most expensive, "personal injury lawyer Michigan." (In case you are wondering, mesotheliona is a cancer caused by inhaling asbestos. )
"Brittney Spears Nude" goes for a mediocre 21 cents.
Speaking of odd keywords, "linguistics" is currently the fifth most searched keyword. Who would have guessed? (This website is updated in real time, so it might have changed by now.)
- To see current popular searches, go to http://www.cwire.org/current-top-15-internet-searches/
- To see the highest paying search terms, go to http://www.cwire.org/highest-paying-search-terms/
- To read an article about this in the NY Times, go to http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/15/us/15bar.html?_r=1&oref=slogin