| 8:55 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
They can do that already. The JS is not interpreted by GoogleBot.
| 9:10 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Perhaps they found the over-optimization penalty on anchor text was hurting their ranking for ads [google.com]. ;)
| 9:12 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
That is an interesting idea. Many of the other contextual advertisers make their ad units look like AdSense, complete with the "Ads by _____". With the current Gooooooooogle, it definitely makes one notice that they are Google ads, and not a competitor.
| 11:54 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I think they should have used a Google logo if they want to draw attention to their brand. I think the oooooo's are a bad fix to a good idea.
| 2:37 am on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
mike, great minds think alike and I too thought a small, discrete Google logo would be a nice OPTION.
| 3:49 am on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
much like the logo provided for the google search option.
| 3:43 pm on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I have not seen multiple Ad units serverd on "Ads by Google" Page.
Whereas "Ads by Goooooooooogle" Servers multiple ads, if coded.
| 1:35 am on Sep 12, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I'd love to know what Google's legal counsel had to say about this idea. They are diluting their trademark. Someone could register domains with the extra Os and it would get harder for Google to challenge them.