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Van Gogh Google Logo
mrMister




msg:719436
 8:09 am on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

The best google logo yet in my opinion!

 

Philarmon




msg:719437
 12:33 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah, i love that one too. But why Van Gogh?

MHes




msg:719438
 12:39 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why Van Gogh?

Because someone asked at google do we have a logo for today and the answer was "I have one ear"

sem4u




msg:719439
 12:40 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Very good logo. It is his birthday today.

Visit Thailand




msg:719440
 12:57 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Because someone asked at google do we have a logo for today and the answer was "I have one ear"

LOL - good one! Had been wondering why it was Van Gogh day on G!

skipfactor




msg:719441
 1:27 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

The logo looks cool w/ the 3 Van Goghs as image results.

oddsod




msg:719442
 1:33 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Which one of you owns the #1 result for Vincent Van Gogh? The site apparently couldn't handle the extra traffic of people clicking on the Google logo today....

The real simon




msg:719443
 1:37 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

For posterity:

[IMG]http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7364/vangogh4vs.gif[/IMG]

[img80.exs.cx...]

mrMister




msg:719444
 1:44 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Which one of you owns the #1 result for Vincent Van Gogh? The site apparently couldn't handle the extra traffic of people clicking on the Google logo today.

Yes, such a shame because otherwise it's quite a good site. It has loads of JPEGs of Van Gogh's paintings.

Do google pre-warn these sites that they're going to be front-page listed?

The real simon




msg:719445
 1:51 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

skipfactors:
Which google website? I could not find this on any of the local google website I checked. Google.com redirects to print.google.com though which I never checked before. It is really cool.

oddsod:
The same for the sponsored links, in the morning there were 8 of them, now there is only one!

oddsod




msg:719446
 1:56 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do google pre-warn these sites that they're going to be front-page listed?

Unlikely. Going by the current state of the algo the top 10 places could be taken by completely different sites by this evening :) And even Google probably doesn't know who they'll be ;)

skipfactor




msg:719447
 2:11 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

>> skipfactors: Which google website?

[google.com...] I get "Starry Night Over the Rhone", his self portrait, & "Starry Night".

oddsod




msg:719448
 2:16 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Clicking on your link gives me vangoghgallery dot com in #1.

sem4u




msg:719449
 2:20 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I get a 'book result' above the #1 position at the moment.

The real simon




msg:719450
 3:56 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

me too for the book result

it links to:
[print.google.com...]

Weird how google works and provide different results depending on location!

Total Paranoia




msg:719451
 5:09 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I wonder how much extra traffic the top 3 sites would get in one day if they are linked from the Google logo that way. The mind boggles.

"vincent van gogh" is not a particulary competitive k/w either with just over one million results showing.

raptorix




msg:719452
 9:35 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks to google the whole city was crowded yesterday ;)
(i live 3 minutes from the van gogh museum in amsterdam)

Just a joke offcourse, for all poor webmasters here: Van Gogh did not even sell 1 painting during his life. Maybe your website is also famous when you are dead ;)

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