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5:22 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday google sent me a greeting card which is nice. have you got it?
5:41 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No,
Where do you live?
And are you a publisher or an advertiser?
5:49 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got a check which I would take over a greetings card anyday :)
5:51 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got a card and a check. I prefer the check.
6:44 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Where do you live?
And are you a publisher or an advertiser?

I live in the US and am a publisher.

1:55 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No...but fwiw, I got one from Ebay.
8:42 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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yea from ebay (the letter inside the card)...

Did you know that top 25 affiliates make $***/mo, and the top 100 affiliates make $***/mo.

Now if only amazon would disclose similar info. That's the one i want numbers on! grrrr

Oh, and the google card - i got one with the scarf, but not a _separate_ card.

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It is interesting to see / compare who gets what from Google. Perhaps folks receiving stuff should disclose:
- whether their Aunt works for Google's customer-rewards center
- whether they spend $43,000 a month or more on AdWords
- if they live in Bora Bora, where Google is trying to establish more awareness
- if they work for the USA Justice Department (and Google is trying to pre-emptively stave off anti-trust investigations)

Just curious :D

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On a slight tangent, I do have to say that of all the affiliate programs I belong to, FriendFinder.com is consistently the most affiliate-friendly. Cards, small gifts, regular e-mail contact, occasional phone contact... it's amazing and appreciated!

5:03 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Interesting. seems not all publishers received cards from google. I don't know why I got one since I am not a big publisher.

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5:16 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My card wasn't signed. Hmph.
6:55 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google must really like me, they sent me two cards and a check :)
8:51 am on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just curious but did anyone's card actually have anything personal on it like Dear X or a hand written message of any kind or was it the most unpersonal card you have ever received (except of course for the envelope and those cards you never receive because people don;t send them!).

Not complaining just curious.

9:18 am on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Can someone scan the front of the card and the inside so I can print it out and pretend Google is my friend too? ;)
8:39 pm on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OK, there is nothing special (or personal) on the card.

certainly there is google's logo
and "happy holiday" in many languages.

That's all.

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Just a plain card, nothing personal. I spent some in the past, but haven't spent a dime recently. So, I'm not sure If I'm permanently on their Christmas/beach towel list, or if they update it every year.
8:26 pm on Dec 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What on earth is "Happy Holiday" supposed to mean, anyway?

I saw the Japanese before I saw the English and I asked my housemate if that was a normal thing to say during the festive season in Japan - at which he shrugged his shoulders...

...and then I noticed it said the same thing in English.

Was "Season's Greetings" too socio-politically loaded?

I wouldn't be so put out, if I could actually see a holiday at some point in the next decade... bah humbug

9:24 pm on Dec 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ronin,

Not sure what you are talking about. Maybe it is a British-English/American-English problem.

"Happy Holidays" means pretty much the same as "Season's Greetings" out here in Schwarzeneggerlandia.

From the second part of your message, you seemed to imply a holiday meant lack of a workday. I do not see any such connotation.

3:10 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You say tomato, I say tomato...
Let's call the whole thing off.

As for holiday no longer meaning 'a day off work' in the 21st century, yes, I very much catch your drift (hehe)... though I suspect that a Holy Daye was originally a day when you went to church with your family instead of going out to till the field (which is what you did every other day).

A-HA! But you use the word 'vacation' don't you?! I'd forgotten that... we use the word 'holiday' instead...

7:56 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Two cards and a check... lots of love here.

BZ

8:06 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Did you know that top 25 affiliates make $***/mo, and the
>top 100 affiliates make $***/mo

I think that was the most valuable information anyone has ever sent me. It helps put your own results in perspective.

Google sent a card here this year.

I still drag out the five year old google T-shirt to when the backlinks are updating (just for luck.)

10:54 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got a card as well, but mine was accomponied with a gift from Google. They Fedexed me a USB flash drive, all the way to New Zealand.
Has anyone else received a gift from Google?
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>Did you know that top 25 affiliates make $***/mo, and the
>top 100 affiliates make $***/mo

I hope there top affiliates make more then 3 "***" digits. Any buddy that got that one want to sticky me the numbers? Id appreciate it.

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whatson: received this kind of gift for 2 accounts as well.
Like you I am also missing 1 check while I received the check for account #1 last week already. (for some reason one check was always 1 week delayed, every month for a different account though)
Let's hope that we're getting what we earned soon ;)
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Yes I also have multiple accounts, but have not received all my checks yet.
1:14 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It is a little cool to get a Christmas Card from Google, but I got min today 22.12.03, so I got it in time, thanks again.

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I got a card as well, but mine was accomponied with a gift from Google. They Fedexed me a USB flash drive, all the way to New Zealand.
Has anyone else received a gift from Google?

Yes. Google sent me a 32 MG USB "Thumb Drive". Pretty cool! I love Google!

And yes I generate good revenues for G and my own company.

9:01 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No card for me yet ... hmmm I must be getting a google-branded Segway ... yeah right!
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Yeah, got the 32 MB USB "Thumb Drive" as well. It's cool that it actually has "Google" printed on the side of it.

Good replacement for a floppy disk, with just about every computer coming with USB nowadays.

I don't do Adwords, so it's got to have been sent for Adsense participation.

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I also got loads of frequent flier miles.
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It would be nice to know (for AdSense publishers and not Adwords advertisers) what "threshold" was hit before receiving a gift from Google. In general terms, of course. Are the gifts reserved only for the largest Adsense publishers (say 1,000,000 imp/week or whatever) or are even some smaller sites getting them?

I received my Oct. check (best of all), but no card or gift yet. My site gets around 5000-6000 imp/day.

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