what is googletestad?
Everybody wants to know what it means. It always turns up on the
most searched queries for Overture, MSN, Yahoo and other search
engines. Some people speculate that it has something to do with
Google's Adwords program, and Google's engineers use it to test
their pay per click advertising. If you type googletestad
into the search box at google, you will see this ad at the right
of the SERPS:
or sometimes you will see this ad at the top of the
Clicking on this ad takes you to search results page with the words
family safe entered into the search box , and webpages that
are about family safe sites.
Some people speculate that it may have something to do with Adsense,
where an adsense marketer is demonstrating a niche word to prospective
customers, to show how to corner a particular keyword.
Another theory is that it is a tool for a Search Engine Optimisation
company who wants to show their future clients that they can 'climb
to the top' in search engine rankings for a particular word no matter
Some people have even said that googletestad is some kind
of free software which will get you to the top of search engines
for free! I'm sure that we would all know if that existed!
My personal theory is that googletestad IS just a test ad
for Google, however it makes a great irrelevant term to test out
different SEO methods because if that keyword is removed for any
reason it won't cause a problem for you.
Some people try and sneak in Adwords ads for the keyword googletestad,
such as the ads below which appeared on the 21st of February
2006 (these were all for 1 website):
Adwords ads such as these are always quickly deleted by Google
as nobody but Google seems to be allowed to use that keyword as
In June 2005, googletestad began appearing increasingly
in the top search terms for search engines such as Yahoo! Search
Marketing. and WordTracker.
In July 2005 this keyword was consistently in the top 30 searches
as measured by WordTracker, and received over 100,000 searches according
to Yahoo! Search Marketing thus:
* 72,161 searches - google googletestad monitor query
* 39,436 searches - googletestad
* 96 searches - foo google googletestad monitor query
The WordTracker Keywords Report dated August 9, 2005 (top 10 queries
from the last 48 hours) reported:
* 1 jessica simpson (3377)
* 2 jessica alba (3314)
* 3 music lyrics (2679)
* 4 daniela hantuchova (1955)
* 5 paris hilton (1469)
* 6 playstation 2 cheats (1243)
* 7 xbox cheats (1231)
* 8 jokes (1069)
* 9 googletestad (1048)
* 10 google (1013)
Regarding the keyword's trend, back issues of that service's Top
200 long-term keyword report (for the last 110 days) showed gaining
(date - rank, and count)
* August 9, 2005 - 55 (35,032)
* August 2, 2005 - 64 (32,737)
* July 26, 2005 - 94 (28,793)
* July 19, 2005 - 105 (24,878)
As of August 13th 2005, there were 12,800 hits found for googletestad
in Google's search engine.
As of February 9th 2006, there were 135,000 hits found for googletestad
in Google's search engine! Seems like everyone is getting on the
Update! 25th of February 2005 there are a staggering 336,000
results when searching for our keyword!!