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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
14 years ago5,303 views

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/6884/picasa3promotionye8.jpg

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2209/picasa3promotion2pm5.jpg

The links are:
http://picasa.google.com/learn_more.html
and
http://picasa.google.com/download_promo.html

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

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

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8060/picasa3promotion3ew5.jpg

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Full links as displayed on Google.com :
Picasa 3 beta:
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=B_LvYstznSLGhJomwnQPtn_ilD5HexXb7-_m6CcHZnNkT0IYDEAEYASDBVDgAUIjblB9gqwU&num=1&sig=AGiWqtx0dUc7PkXdcWk5Sxktj8wfthG_RQ&q=http://picasa.google.com/download_promo.html

Picasa 3 BETA:
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=Bccy0_uDnSOW1EI6EnQOXr-nYD5HexXav6bC7CcHZnNkT0IYDEAEYASDBVDgAUIjblB9gxQE&num=1&sig=AGiWqtynv5F5XRLDhHi-X6RsMvoIIerUbg&q=http://picasa.google.com/download_promo.html

PWA:
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=B404H6r_nSOudMpKanAOp6P2mD5HexXbrw_W6CcHZnNkT0IYDEAEYASDBVDgAUOXUkaf6_____wFggwU&num=1&sig=AGiWqtwrixrmuHl06ejRmbUepU6vOpxHVQ&q=http://picasa.google.com/learn_more.html

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

14 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]

14 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 http://www.hidemyass.com/ .

Chetan Bhawani [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Good catch..

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

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

(Added an update.)

joe [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

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

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

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

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

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

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

But only if using Google.com or http://www.google.com/ncr

and there are no localized campaign pages, it appears

RC [PersonRank 10]

14 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]

14 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]

14 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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