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Google Groups promotion on Google UK

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, February 1, 2007
15 years ago2,919 views

FYI – On the http://www.google.co.uk home page today, beneath the search box:

<< Friends and family can now collaborate on Google Groups websites. >>

I think it's a bit odd of Google to try and target "friends and family" to use Google Groups. Surely they'd be better off targets "clubs and organizations" instead – i.e. people who might actually need to collaborate on something.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Mom, dad, let's make a Google Group :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

lol..

how come Google UK usually gets those promotions, and not Google.com?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Brits are special. But Google.com usually has much more promotions.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

So Google removes Groups from the main links on Google.com (stuffing it in the "more" box), but it keeps them on Google UK and also puts up special promotions.

By the way, same promotion in Germany today:

"Für Freunde und Familie: Teamwork mit Google Groups."
http://www.google.de

It's a silly translation: the English word "teamwork" in German language brings connotations of professionalism/ business. Families are rarely businesses.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Also on Google US:
http://www.google.com/webhp?gl=us
Friends and family can now collaborate on Google Groups websites.

http://google.fr
Echangez avec vos amis et votre famille grâce à Google Groupes.

http://google.it
Comunica con amici e parenti grazie a Google Gruppi.

http://www.google.es/
Con Grupos de Google, familia y amigos también pueden colaborar.

SEO News Blog [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

[Moved. -Philipp]

Google is featuring a link to it's Google Groups service. This comes right after Google Groups came out of beta with a surprising amount of new features. There is no HTML code allowed in the GB forums so you'll have to see for yourself or if they remove it a screenshot of it is at:

seonewsblog.com/google-groups-on-google-homepage

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