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Fritz Harasin [PersonRank 2]

Thursday, September 24, 2009
8 years ago2,902 views

Hi all,
while in Italy, I found a link on the google main page (www.google.it) to HTC Magic. Am I wrong or is it new that google promotes third party merchandise (HTC Magic runs Android, but that is the the only connection) on its main page? I thought ads come only where they may be usefull to the consumer ... ie on the results page.

i have a screen shot, and can mail it in,
Fritz

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Well, the connection is that Android is a software primarily developed by Google and that the phone is integrated with many Google services. It's not the first time when Google promotes an Android phone on the homepage (googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008 ...) and I wouldn't call a small text ad "aggressive marketing".

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I don't remember any ad for any **not free** product on Google homepage. Prove me I'm wrong, please.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

The G1 ad I linked to.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Yes, G1, HTC, it's about the same ;)

BTW, can someone help me to find an article in which you can read a quote from Eric Schmidt, Larry Page or Sergey Brin saying something like "you will never see any ad on Google's home page" (contrary to Yahoo's) ? Or perhaps I've dreamt and nobody ever said that? Thanks in advance.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

TOMHTML, are you thinking about this quote?

<< There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever. >>

googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/1 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Thank you very much Tony, really! :-)
and I found an article on Google Blogoscoped based on this article too: blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-1 ...

Well, they don't contradict themselves, because it's an ad but not so "crazy".

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