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#1 whitemark

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:02 AM

Perhaps google should have used an alternative domain for google page hosting (like yahoo uses geocities.com). Use googlepages.com url on ads and people might just assume the ad is by google ... an ad I came across in my gmail:

Satellite view of Earth
Satellite Maps of Your House in 3D
Get maps of London, Maui, SF or NY
earth.satellite.map.googlepages.com

=> http://earth.satelli...ooglepages.com/

#2 ktcleo

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:02 PM

true, but prehaps more people will actually click on it as they think it may be something new and interesting from google?

#3 whitemark

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:45 PM

Yes, many might assume it's something from Google. While in this case, it really is something from Google (albeit through a third party), if the product offered in the ad had been some kind of spyware / adware Google's reputation would suffer.

#4 JohnMu

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:11 PM

What about if the page linked to was just showing affiliate links or Adsense referral URLs? Well, that's what it is -- an Adsense page for "Google Pack" referrals, which pay $2.00 per download (and install).

We are not a part of Google & are offering this free service as fans of Google Earth to educate the public

Yeah sure :)

She's just buying keywords cheaper than their average income -- it'll work until enough people do the same. And yes, I bet she's speculating that the "googlepages" URL brings her advantages that other sites wouldn't have.

The Google referral payouts seem to bring strange pages out - things like http://katesnotes.co...x-download-now/ are almost too sneaky (IMHO) in their attempt to look official.

But you gotta give her points for creativity - jump on the idea when you see it, make it happen and ride the initial rush :)

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 03:54 PM

Off Topic offtopicThat Google Earth stuff must really be good - check out their other site: http://earthsatellitemaps.com/ - you can find just about anything in Google earth, check out the search box on top - it even found "my red stapler" and my "missing left sock" :) .... those Google people find everything ....

Edited by softplus, 22 February 2007 - 03:57 PM.




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