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




msg:4560162
 2:46 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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

 

lucy24




msg:4560193
 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.

tbear




msg:4560212
 7:57 am on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

.com as well, Lucy..

lucy24




msg:4560218
 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

Lame_Wolf




msg:4560394
 10:17 pm on Apr 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

[google.com...]

lucy24




msg:4560419
 12:10 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Canadians and Kiwis have no sense of smell?

gethan




msg:4560467
 3:43 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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

Visit Thailand




msg:4560470
 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.

engine




msg:4560558
 11:41 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Our very own efforts
[webmasterworld.com...]

and

[webmasterworld.com...]

Lame_Wolf




msg:4560602
 1:37 pm on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Our very own efforts
[webmasterworld.com...]

and

[webmasterworld.com...]

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.

gethan




msg:4560986
 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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