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Spot the April Fools
Already starting... I guess it's the 1st somewhere.

 2:46 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

If you have google analytics... really nice location with 41 visitors.



 6:37 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Don't have GA, so I drifted by wmt to see if they'd come up with anything amusing. Like, say, 80,000 people in the past three hours wanting to know how to say "leaf blower" in Quechua.

Instead I got walloped with two more bogus parameters-- this time on piwik.php pages that they had no business crawling in the first place. Possibly they were making it up and "crawled" really means "looked at URL and decided not to crawl". Har de har.

Note timestamp. April Fool's Day is still half an hour away in our (Google's and mine) time zone :(

They've got a great one at google.co.uk though.


 7:57 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

.com as well, Lucy..


 8:48 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yup. But I looked before it was April 1 in Mountain View ;)

:: detour to investigate assorted other googles ::

Hm. Damned if I can figure out the pattern. .au and .uk yes-- along with .de, .no and (I think) .jp --but no sign of it at .nz or .ca


 10:17 pm on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



 12:10 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Canadians and Kiwis have no sense of smell?


 3:43 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

And one from Bing :) [bing.com...]

Visit Thailand

 4:01 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I got caught out by the story in the Sun (UK newspaper) about Di Canio.

I later discovered it wasn't an April Fools joke at all, but a true story! I had no idea. Quite shocking really.


 11:41 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Our very own efforts




 1:37 pm on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Our very own efforts



But no-one fell for them.

And the second one (Adsense) was sent out after midday GMT, making the OP the fool.

That is the problem with April Fools day now...with the internet etc.


 2:04 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

The analytics one was nice -- 41 visitors from the International Space Station, that tracked it's way across the globe.

WebmasterWorld -- a little too close to reality on the adsense one!

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