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Google holidays include "christmas", "hanukkah", and "apache license"

David Bloom [PersonRank 1]

Sunday, December 16, 2007
13 years ago10,172 views

A Google search for "apache license" triggers a border of Christmas tree ornaments alongside the adwords. This doesn't affect searches such as "apache", "license", "pache license", or "apache licens".

Try it here: http://www.google.com/search?q=apache+license

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Can't see it. Are you logged in?

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I couldn't see it either – but then I disabled experimental search and it worked – try that

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

http://www.google.com/search?q=apache+license&gl=us&pws=0
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/2676/apachedecorationia2.png

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

How did you get these? :/

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

America Only judging by ionuts url..

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

A few more....

Christmas Trees:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=xmas&btnG=Search
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2115663935_73b006b72c_o.png

Christmas Lights:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=holiday+lights&btnG=Search
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2179/2116468530_06619943da_o.png

Hanukkah Candles:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=hanukkah&spell=1
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2203/2115675351_bf8e85727d_o.png

Kwanzaa Candles:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=fCN&q=kwanzaa+celebration&btnG=Search
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2181/2115684785_e661a076d9_o.png

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]AEF: I tried, but nothing happened. :/

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

hmmm......you're not part of any experiments....

are you in the US?

George R [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Searching for snowman produced a trim of these snowmen.
http://www.google.com/search?gl=us&q=snowman

Below are the images.

google.com/images/snowman.gif
google.com/images/tree.gif
google.com/images/cha6.gif (Hanukkah)
google.com/images/k3.gif k3.gif (Kwanzaa)
google.com/images/ornaments.gif
google.com/images/light.gif

[Removed "http" on request to prevent autolinking which resulted in forum oversizing the results. -Philipp]

reez beez [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

[moved from new thread "christmas balls in google search page" -Philipp]

never seen it before

http://srv0106-10.oak1.imeem.com/g/i/b051487908b016430cf503640bd26f51.png

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I got a candy cane border for the search "delete caches", which makes no sense.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Screenshots of the Snowman and Candy Cane borders:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2378/2118601660_6ac329b652_o.png
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2005/2117825437_248213a12f_o.png

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm still ain't getting these.. :/

David Bloom [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

It might help to start your search from http://www.google.com/ncr

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Still.. nada..

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Moved from "Google Adds a Snowman in their Ads" – Tony]

I typed in "infiniti fx chrome tail lights" and got little snow-mans next to the ads. I am not able to replicate it with any other search query. Is anyone else getting this?

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/9875/googleaddsvu7.jpg

www.google.com/images/snowman.gif

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Moved from "Some Google Adwords Given a Holiday Touch" – Tony]

http://www.freezepage.com/1198078863VHNHPXWFQL

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