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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Monday, September 17, 2007
12 years ago3,491 views

Is this an answer to Microsoft and their recent critics against Google Apps?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Perhaps. The Ad looks great.

Jack Brandt [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Just out of curiosity, what part of the site at Register.com was this ad running on. I work for Register, and am just curious.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Jack, it was running at the top here:
theregister.co.uk/2007/09/16/b ...

I'm still seeing a Google Apps ad in that position now, tho it's a different ad copy now (this time the teaser claim is "Documents and files which you left in the office, you can't edit elsewhere"):


blogoscoped.com/files/the-regi ...



(Note I'm in Germany, I'm sure the ad is geotargeted...)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Phlipp, in the post you refer to register.com, it is infact theregister.com.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oops, thanks Martin. It was actually theregister.co.uk to make things worse ;) Fixed.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

.com works aswell :)

They mentioned about switching a while back but decided not due to the hassle.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I have the same in French :)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #


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For french versions.

MarWi [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

I am not sure if this is new, but it's the first time I actually saw a paper-based ad for a Google product. This one is for Google AdWords. It's a full page ad published in the current (Sept 13, 2007) issue of the weekly Swiss magazine "WELTWOCHE".


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It's in german. Unfortunately, it's too much to translate. Most important, they offer a 50 CHF gift certificate to new customers.

There is also a weblink on the ad: google.ch/weltwo2007

[URL fixed – Tony]

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

An AdWords gift certificate doesn't really cost Google anything does it? It seems to me that when you use the 50 CHF coupon your bid will inflate the price of the competitive ads appearing around it, therefore earning Google back more-or-less the value of the gift certificate.

MarWi [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Good thinking! They won't even allow you to use the coupon to pay for the account activation (cost 7,50 CHF) as stated in the fine-print...

Btw, never said the offer is good :) Still like Google :o)

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