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Its too plain!
chikung




msg:1408002
 5:32 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello,

Don't you think its too plain? After uploading I felt that its not matching my site design.

 

ncw164x




msg:1408003
 6:00 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

take it off your site if your not happy with the look of it and stop your whining

chikung




msg:1408004
 6:19 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I liked the reply.

Taking off is the easiest way which I am aware of. I am not at all whining. I just like to know if anyone agrees with my opinion.

ncw164x




msg:1408005
 6:55 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

change your site design to match the button ;)

mike031




msg:1408006
 7:48 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

i am sure the banners will get a make-over pretty soon ;)

david_uk




msg:1408007
 8:10 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm not whining, but I do agree with the OP - buttons need work big time. They also need to provide a text link option.

They also need to realise there is a world beyond the US. Only 4% of the planets' popluation live in the large land mass south of Canada, so by forgetting that we exist they are messing up a big opportunity. Roll out products worldwide, or maybe leave the US till last.

ncw164x




msg:1408008
 9:15 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

At least they started off with a neural colour, if google had made the same buttons in black would that of helped, NO I doubt it because you would want a grey button and someone else would want a pink one and another person requires a green one, where would it end...?

A text link version yes I agree with that, in fact the text link would of been the better option to roll this out with in the first place.

>>Only 4% of the planets' population live in the large land mass south of Canada
They are based in that part of the world and I don't think it would of gone down very well if they had excluded their own county and tested it in Canada or Europe first.

david_uk




msg:1408009
 9:25 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>Only 4% of the planets' population live in the large land mass south of Canada

> They are based in that part of the world and I don't think it would of gone down very well if they had excluded their own county and tested it in Canada or Europe first.

Yeah, I take the point. I do understand that reality, and the reality that corporate america's grasp on geography and the fact there is a world outside the US borders is tenuous to say the least. However, the 96% of the planet's population that isn't in the US do get a bit peeved at the attitude of corporate america, bearing in mind the rest of the world is a much bigger market. However, we are drifting and should stay on topic :(

bronze




msg:1408010
 9:39 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is not transparent and it have a problem with Turkish special characters.

chikung




msg:1408011
 1:22 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>At least they started off with a neural colour, if google had made the same buttons in black would that of helped, NO I doubt it because you would want a grey button and someone else would want a pink one and another person requires a green one, where would it end...?

I think we are missing the point. It's not the question of green, blue and black. It could be customizable, the way adsense code is. It's as simple as that. And I don't think its too much to ask for. Conversion of the refferel buttons will be obviously very less than the regular ads so I was axpecting much attractive buttons than this.

ShunT




msg:1408012
 1:23 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

david_uk - WAY more than 4% of active websites are from the US. Also a lot of times traffic from other countries is worth way less than US traffic. Oh and one more thing, don't forget Google is based in the US.

All and all it's best for them to start this US only, and later expand.

MediaSpree




msg:1408013
 2:08 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google itself is pretty plain. And they are a multi-billion dollar company :) Maybe they are on to something!

david_uk




msg:1408014
 3:29 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

david_uk - WAY more than 4% of active websites are from the US. Also a lot of times traffic from other countries is worth way less than US traffic. Oh and one more thing, don't forget Google is based in the US.
All and all it's best for them to start this US only, and later expand.

I don't think we should be making a big deal out of this, as clearly at some point they will introduce it outside the US. It is fair to say that a lot of people (including Jenstar!) are slighty miffed not to have the opportunity to experiment with the new features straight away.

Regarding Google, whilst being based in the US, they are in fact global. Therefore they should THINK globally. It doesn't make sense to automatically trial and launch everything they do in the US. What works in the US may well not work elsewhere, so trials and launches should happen outside the US as well. Sensible business practice dictates this.

The guy who started Chitika (according to a very authoratitive website run by a senior member here) is Indian, but has no plans currently to take the product to his homeland for business reasons. Why then should a global company that just happens to have an office block in the US not do the same for business reasons?

I'm not suggesting that only 4% of website's are in the US - merely that the US is not the biggest population centre on the planet, therefore a global company shouldn't pick it automatically to trial and launch products. It may make sense to trial and launch products outside the US, and bring them to the US at a later date bug fixed and working. That's exactly what they do with shows playing to London's West End - they tour the provinces to hone them to perfection for a couple of weeks before playing to a London audience. The same probably happens on Broadway. Why not apply the same analogy to a global business?

[edited by: david_uk at 3:35 pm (utc) on Nov. 5, 2005]

RareWS6TA




msg:1408015
 3:30 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

not transparent. although it looks transparent in firefox, in IE it's not.

openmind




msg:1408016
 3:42 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why are you saying Google's referral program is available to US publishers only? I haven't read anything about that.

openmind




msg:1408017
 3:43 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why are you saying Google's referral program is available to US publishers only? I haven't read anything about that.

david_uk




msg:1408018
 3:45 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

The firefox referrals feature is US only at the moment.

openmind




msg:1408019
 3:48 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ah, got it. So why not try the Adsense referral program first and see how it works. Maybe by the time you have made your first couple of hundreds of dollars from that program the Firefox option will be availble to non-US publishers too.

david_uk




msg:1408020
 3:55 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm trying the adsense referrals on my site, and it's too soon to say if it works or not. My site is no1 in google.com and google.co.uk, yet not one click so far! it's not as if the banner is small or subtle!

I really wanted to try the firefox option, as that may well work on my site.

openmind




msg:1408021
 3:58 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

And what makes you think Adsense referrals won't work on your site? $100 commission for one referral that generates $100 in Adsense sounds like a good deal to me.

Chrisweg




msg:1408022
 4:01 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Maybe the angry hoard should be shaking their fists at Firefox...

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