Seen over the weekend: ads for bing and Yahoo! on Google search results for “Michael Jackson”.
The bing ad led to bing’s xRank page for Michael Jackson. The Yahoo! ad bizarrely led to a Yahoo! shopping results page for Michael posters, most of which had nothing to do with Jackson.
The bing ad appeared every time I reloaded the page. The other ads were much less frequent.
Update: AOL has joined the fray with ads for AOL Music, including a pitch to download a “Michael Jackson tribute toolbar” on the landing page.
Micheal and other parties should not be offended by that, its just business you see.