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Artem [PersonRank 4]

Friday, December 29, 2006
13 years ago6,656 views

If Google Desktop only worked. Errrgh, it fails when used with my multi-thousand email Outlook archive (partially on Exchange server) :(

BobChao [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It should be "Get disorganized in 2007? Use Google Desktop....".

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Weird. I can't see this. (I get an ad for Google Pack.)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Suggestions for future Google homepage ads:

"Forget your dates. Use Google Calendar."
"Clutter your desktop with Google Gadgets."
"Find more spam with Google Blog Search."
"Annoy Belgian publishers with Google News."

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

No, not that. The idea could be: it's OK not to be organized, because Google Desktop saves you.

David T [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

I'm not seeing this ad either (on google.com browsing from the UK)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< The idea could be: it's OK not to be organized, because Google Desktop saves you. >>

I suspect that's what they mean. But if I'm already organized, why would I want to get disorganized in 2007?

David T: I'm seeing it on Google.co.uk from the UK and Google.com from the US.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Burn your photograph album. Use Picasa."
"Don't be the last to know. Use Google Reader."

Norbert [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

rofl, I think this was premeditated.

Yann Dìnendal [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

on www.google.fr it displays : "Pour bien débuter l'année, organisez-vous avec Google Desktop!", which is better.
It means something like : "For a good beginning with new year, get organized with Google Desktop!"

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Insult Russian spammers. Use Google Translate." :-)

PS : On Google.co.uk or google.com, I only see ads for Google Pack, no one for Google Desktop... maybe because I have already Google Desktop ;-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Get lost in 2007. Use Google Maps for directions."

(BTW, I think it's being geo-targetted in some way, which is why some people can't see it.)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony: googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/1 ...

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I can see it and I'm in the US.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I can only see the Google Pack ad, hmm, I don't have GDesktop installed.
"Delete your server logs. We have Analytics"
"Bye bye all your friends in 2007. Use Orkut to find new friends"
...

Scott [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

"Forget your appointments in 2007. Use Google Calendar ...."

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Google search: All Wiki, All Ebay, All the time!"

Scott [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Dang, I didn't realize that Philipp had the idea about Google Calendar first. Consider my previous post to be alternative wording ....

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Google Webmaster Tools: Over 1,532,340 websites in and out of verification daily"

And have it be a little scrolling counter that clicks up and down as they randomly verify and deverify sites.

anon [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

Dude....unless someone is a bit lacking in gray matter, it is quite clear that the tip is ....well....just a tip and not a SERP :-)

Frankly, it has become quite boring to invoke "don't be evil" and "trust" etc. on things like these. You link to the Google letter/principles page ...but it sounds like you are just nitpicking on every little Google thing. Save the above invocations for when Google does really something what will harm user trust/confidence.

[Anon, I think you posted in the wrong thread. -Philipp]

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I would suggest to Google:

Were you disorganized in 2006 ? Use Google Desktop to find your files in 2007.

Adam M. Donahue [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Horrible ad line.

Stu [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

Well, might be contradictory, but it sounds better than "Throw away 2 years of indexed web visits when Google Desktop goes tits up and nobody from their support team will lift a damn finger to help or suggest anything. In 2007."

Alan Green [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'm definitely into this disorganisation thing with GMail. Apart from deciding spam-or-archive, I haven't organised any email for two and a half years now. It just goes in the big bucket and I can find it any time I want.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

www.google.it:
"Disordinato? Nessun problema! Google Desktop troverà i tuoi file."
Translation:
"Disorganized? No problem! Google Desktop will find your files."
It sounds better.

Ian Davies [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

On google.co.uk it now says "Get organised for the new year with Google Desktop."

That makes far more sense!

I don't see anything on google.com (I'm in the UK).

Peter de Haas [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

My guess is that 'disorganised' applies to no longer maintaining the good old folder structure in your filesystem / email client.

Anybody who has worked with a desktop search solution for quite some time understands this Google assumes.

As far as I am concerned they are right. I only use desktop search (not googles but the Windows Vista embedded) and find stuff instantly without bothering where it is actually stored

Bas van Gils [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Perhaps the authors of the page are big fans of Terry Pratchett; after all he lets Vimes run around with a disorganizer all the time!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google has got themselves disorganized with Google Desktop...
Read it here: googlified.com/2006french-or-f ...

Ratatosk [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Mabye it's done extra ambiguous. A often used trick by advertisers. It catches you and makes you think about it a lot (also there can be spelling mistakes on purpose)

Scott [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

In wistful recoginition of the last answer on Google Answers (answers.google.com/) today, how about:

"Don't mourn for Google Answers. Organize with Google Desktop."

(Hat tip to Smithsonian Folkways. The Smithsonian folks entitled a stirring album on the songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill, "Don't Mourn – Organize!")

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

My old ad words is:
Do you want a search engine for your pc? Use Google Desktop!

Kill Gates [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Get pwnd in 2007! Buy Vista.

Joe [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Ha, I saw this also, but it was on a search result page that I got this:
Get disorganized in 2007. Use Google Desktop to find your [long URL] files.

[ Removed long, but incomplete URL – Ionut]

Jimboratliff [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

yeah forget getting organized. media management sucks. i hate picking up dvds and navigating outlook .pst file directories. if i could just think of a naming convention for recalling media ive experienced throughout the years

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