Search Arbitrage Gets Forbes Attention

Forbes did an article on search arbitrage Friday featuring interviews of Jeremy Shoemaker and Michael Gray. Shoemaker said he had made $2 million over the past two years arbitraging Google.

“He (Shoemaker) estimates that around 50 people are earning more than $1 million a year from Adwords arbitrage, some making several million a month. Web marketers following the scheme agree Schoemaker’s estimates are in the ballpark,” Forbes wrote.

The story reported Shoemaker said he uses cloaking to show searchers a page of ads while the Google spider sees other content.

According to Shoemaker the Forbes reporter misinterpreted him. His reply can be found here.

Related reading

A picture of Caroline Reynolds, VP of Paid Search at iProspect, giving her presentation at the CMA Digital Breakfast.
Closeup on colorful umbrella. See-through sky and sun. Abstract Color.
Simple Share Buttons