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Picasa 3 and PicasaWeb promotoed on Google.com ,but turns out to be 404  (View post)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, October 4, 2008
11 years ago4,469 views


img411.imageshack.us/img411/68 ...




img411.imageshack.us/img411/22 ...



The links are:
picasa.google.com/learn_more.h ...
and
picasa.google.com/download_pro ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I guess they're still working on it..
Now it's " BETA " and not " beta "


img411.imageshack.us/img411/80 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Full links as displayed on Google.com :
Picasa 3 beta:
google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=B_ ...

Picasa 3 BETA:
google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=Bc ...

PWA:
google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=B4 ...

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This is very wrong.
40 minutes, and still 404.
A good "how to degrade your brand value".

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here's the thing: those links work well if you're in the US, but not outside US. Unfortunately, the homepage promo is not geo-restricted to the US.

Try a proxy like hidemyass.com/ .

Chetan Bhawani [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Good catch..

But as explained above, it would not come to people who are outside U.S.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Added an update.)

joe [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

same here... form Switzerland but with google.com as default :-) kind off funny

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Working now... I added an update.)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Promotion is shown here in Finland too and link works,
points to picasa.google.com/learn_more.h ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

But only if using Google.com or google.com/ncr

and there are no localized campaign pages, it appears

RC [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Has this been the first ever 404 on Goog homepage. Their QA might be slipping I think and it is a classical case of right hand not talking to the left.

At least it has been fixed very fast.. Good on ya, Google.

LegoAndy [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

A while ago Google was pushing this ad to me about buying Google cycling jersey. Since I bike a lot, I was thinking about getting it, but the website was consistently saying that the item does not exists. At some point I even called big G and ask what is going on.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]LegoAndy:

2 questions:
First, where did Google push you the ad?
And second, you called Google, and then what? What did they say?

Oh and BTW, Google doesn't like to be called " The Big G " anymore.. :P

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