Google's Blog Hacked, Fake Post on Cancelling Click to Call Feature

Oct 9, 2006 • 7:29 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

On Saturday a post went up on the Google Blog at 05:07:34 PM (PST) with the title, "Google Click-to-Call project cancelled." The post read;

After concientiously considering, Google has decided not to continue with Google Click-to-call project. The project has been in the media on last days because of the notice of Google agreement with e-Bay. We finally consider click-to-call agreement with e-Bay a monopolistic aproach that would damage small companies in the CRM area.

All in all, as Loren reported it was a hoax, a hack. Google responded later about that fake post saying;

A bug in Blogger enabled an unauthorized user to make a fake post on the Google Blog last night, claiming that we've discontinued our AdWords click-to-call test. The bug was fixed quickly and the post removed. As for the click-to-call test, it is progressing on schedule, and we're pleased with the results thus far.

Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.

This article was written the night before, and scheduled to go live the following morning.

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