homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 50.16.112.199
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Another Weird Holiday Graphic
The Animal Trend Continues
inuwolf

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 8:49 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

In case anyone sees anything different than myself (my homepage is google.us), the New Year's holiday graphic depicts a beaver reveling in an alpine sunrise with an ostensible shrine of sticks at his (or her) back.

Anyone have any ideas about Google's new animal theme and newly alternative representation of holidays? The last holiday graphic displayed a cat and mouse plugging in and powering weird pastel Christmas lights--I think. Is Google intentionally avoiding more predictable holiday representations, or is it just doing a terrible job?

 

mgpapas

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 8:14 pm on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's conclusive proof that google has been taken over by pagan devil worshippers. :p

Wonder World

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 11:06 pm on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

beaver reveling in an alpine sunrise

a "2"

with an ostensible shrine of sticks

a "6"

with the "oo" of google, it is a... "2006"

outrun

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 11:53 pm on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

They use the animal theme a lot for a lot of their logos, and for the new year logos it always has been an animal theme bar 2005.

Stefan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 11:54 pm on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Anyone have any ideas about Google's new animal theme and newly alternative representation of holidays?

I believe the idea is that cutesy little animals are safe and non-controversial. Ironically, just prior to seeing the beaver in the logo, I read a news item about the damage Canadian beavers (Castor canadensis) are doing in Chile, so maybe they're not so safe... (giant, clever rodents, with teeth that never stop growing - they'll take over the world if we aren't careful).

Happy New Year,
Stefan (in Canada)

au_sammy

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 1:21 am on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well seeings as beavers don't inhabit Australia, I found it very impersonal seeing the logo on google.com.au ...

Surely they could have spared the cost of one share price in wages to change that beaver to a koala and the pile of sticks to eucylptus leaves...!

BillyS

WebmasterWorld Senior Member billys us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 1:57 am on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

>>>with the "oo" of google, it is a... "2006"

I didn't even see the 2006, Man this forum is helpful!

cws3di

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 2:09 am on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)


It really is amazing what we learn here - WonderWorld should get a prize for seeing that 2006!

I was so concerned that the beaver had stacked his campfire wood up wrong, it would never burn right! And I thought he was yelling some expletive about where the heck did he pack those waterproof matches...

And now I feel so stupid that I didn't realize his campfire was the shape of a 6.

I'll bet only 1 in a million people can see the 2 in the mountains and the 6 in the sticks, and figure it out.

WonderWorld, maybe you can decipher the Google Patent for us, please?

.

tedster

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 3:38 am on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

There's a "2" in the mountains? Really?

Stefan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 3:48 am on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

There's a "2" in the mountains? Really?

It's suggested by the green highlighting, but it's pretty vague eh?

And folks, those aren't the Alps, they're the Rockies :-)

Wonder World

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 12:54 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

WonderWorld, maybe you can decipher the Google Patent for us, please?

yeah, already done, but...
sorry, I cannot spread it ;-)

cws3di

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 32619 posted 3:37 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)


By the way, WonderWorld, welcome to WebmasterWorld Forums, and please stay around :-)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved